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Onkyo 706 or 806 with Acoustic Energy


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I'm looking at both the above amps and i'm also considering the Acoustic Energy Aelite 3 5.1 package or the Aegis Neo 5.1 package.

Am i wasting my money by going up to the 806 or will the 706 be good enough for either package of speakers?

Any help would be be appreciated - Thanks.


Standard Member


Standard Member

have a look on the Onkyo web-site and you can do a compare, but i have just bought the 706 which is great. The only differences that come to mind when i was researching was the power per chanel, and the grade of THX. Other than that I think they were the only differences.

Take a look and see for yourself



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the 8xx and 9xx are in a different class to the 7xx series. the 806 is ~40% heavier (17kg vs 12) and about 27% larger than the 706 which is pretty indicative itself, but its more immediate in listening. i dont think you'd have a problem with the 706 at all but the 806 is a real step up in sound quality :) itsw quite a lrage difference in clean power output as well - about 75w/channel for the 605 and 100w/channel for the 806
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