Again, with the purpose of finding solid deals at a reasonable price, here is the Onkyo TX-NR616.
This is an excellent choice for those of you searching for a solid receiver without dropping more money than you have on it. This is an option that offers you true, solid power that
Movie, music, and gaming enthusiasts can now step up to realistic THX® Select2 Plus™-certified surround sound for less money down with the new TX-NR616 Network A/V Receiver. Onkyo’s acclaimed WRAT amplifier with three-stage inverted Darlington circuitry delivers cinema-like power in the home. With Audyssey DSX™ expansion, you can add extra Wide or Height channels for more enveloping surround sound, while 2EQ acoustic correction guarantees optimal performance in any room. Eight HDMI® inputs handle 3D content, HD audio, and video display upscaled to 4K with onboard Qdeo™ technology.
Built-in networking: The TX-NR616's Ethernet port allows for all kinds of networking functionality, including firmware updates, smartphone control, and media streaming via DLNA, Spotify, Pandora, Rhapsody, Slacker, Last.fm, and Internet radio. I still don't think networking is an essential AV receiver feature (largely because AV receivers shouldn't be media streamers), but Onkyo does a better job than most, with its wide support for streaming audio services and decent smartphone app.
The TX-NR616 incorporates three-stage inverted Darlington circuitry, a high-quality enhancement to Onkyo’s proven WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology). The circuit design ensures low negative feedback for reduced distortion and improved handling of speaker impedance fluctuations. Quality circuitry dovetails with a heavy-duty power supply to deliver instantaneous current in response to signal gains. The result is clear, effortless sound under heavy loads. Furthermore, the TX-NR616 features separate electronic components at the output stage—there are no cheap shortcuts to THX® sound.
The MHL/HDMI input lets you connect a smart phone for smooth 1080p playback on your TV. Wireless home networking, meanwhile, opens up an exciting world of internet radio and cloud-based music streaming. You can even enjoy your multi-format PC-based music collection over Wi-Fi with an optional USB adapter. Intuitive system control—including audio distribution in multiple rooms—is provided by Onkyo’s remote apps for iPod touch/iPhone and Android phone, or press the Quick Set-Up button on the supplied remote for instant mid-program adjustments. Visual input selection with InstaPrevue™ technology rounds out what is an exceptionally refined and affordable THX receiver.
Connecting to your home network wirelessly via a UWF-1 Wireless LAN Adapter (sold separately), or using a LAN cable, the TX-NR616 makes streaming audio and internet radio easy. You can also play MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, and LPCM audio files stored on your PC through your Onkyo home cinema system with stunning power and fidelity. The receiver offers easy access to internet radio channels from Last.fm and vTuner, plus cloud-based music streaming
- HDMI WITH 3D READY AND AUDIO RETURN CHANNELThe HDMI implementation on the TX-NR616 supports both 3D video and an Audio Return Channel, along with numerous high-resolution formats. 3D video brings exciting possibilities to home entertainment, with movie, game, and broadcast content on the increase and 3D-compatible TVs now on the market. Meanwhile, the Audio Return Channel allows audio content received directly by your HDTV’s tuner to be sent “upstream” via HDMI to your A/V receiver, without the need for a separate S/PDIF audio cable.
- DOLBY TRUEHD/PLIIZ AND DTS-HD MASTER AUDIOWith the integrated Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD Master Audio decoders, enjoy lossless and immersive surround sound like it was meant to be. Dolby Pro Logic IIz brings the added dimension of height to create an immersive 7.1- or 9.1-channel surround sound experience from any stereo, 5.1, 6.1, or 7.1 movie, music, TV, or game audio source. Additionally, Dolby Pro Logic IIz is uniquely capable of decoding specially encoded height channel information and also supports the traditional 7.1-channel configurations of Dolby Pro Logic IIx.
- THX SELECT2 PLUS CERTIFIEDTHX Select2 Plus certification is designed for AV receivers in rooms where the screen-to-seat viewing distance is approximately 10-12 feet, and the room size is approximately 2000 cubic feet. AV receivers that achieve THX Select2 Plus certification meet the world’s most demanding home theater standards for audio quality and performance, and promise to play at reference volume levels with minimal distortion. Featuring THX Loudness Plus that automatically adjusting the front-to-back speaker level and frequency balance, THX Select2 Plus Certified AV receivers ensure you experience all of the rich details of movies when listening below reference level.
- NETWORK & HD RADIO READYNetwork Capability delivers internet radio and network audio streaming via Ethernet. Listen to your favorite programs and music in high quality sound from Pandora, vTuner, Mediafly, Napster, Slacker, Rhapsody, SiriusXM and more. Enjoy the crisp clear sound of HD Radio by connecting the optional UP-HT1 module on u-Port capable Onkyo TX-NR616 A/V receiver.
- WIDE RANGE AMPLIFIER TECHNOLOGYWRAT-equipped amplifiers handle sonic demands of high-resolution formats and provide an improved dynamic S/N ratio and better delivery of momentary power peaks from all other formats such as high-definition and regular DVDs, HD broadcasts and digital files, resulting in unmatchable movie-theater impact and sound purity.
- AUDYSSEY DSXAudyssey DSX lets you augment a standard 7.1-channel surround set-up with two “front high” channels. Two extra speakers expand the height of the soundstage and help to produce a more realistic and immersive listening experience. Alternatively, on select models Audyssey DSX can be configured to deliver “front wide” channels. These channels carry non-directional audio that adds a new horizontal dimension to your movies and games.