Onkyo TX-NR609 rivals

whooshavf

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Good news

I'm upgrading - I have this week replaced my Mission 6 pack surround system (M70 surrounds/rears/centre 70 ASE sub) with a KEF 3005 set, I still have my Mission M32 as fronts.

Sounding much better already.

Now to replace my veteran Pioneer VSX-D8111

I'm really tempted by th Onkyo TX-NR609 after hearing one on my son's Kef 2005 setup.

Is there anything else to really challenge (or beat it) at £400 ? Or is there another that's worth spending a bit more on ?

The bad news is that we will have to lift and re-lay the laminate floor as the Pioneer is on the other side of the room to all the av stuff, with one digital coax connection and all the speaker cables under the floor too...
 
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whooshavf

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Thanks - that's a start though I did want 7.1 - perhaps I was not too clear, I'm using the Mission M32 as fronts and the Kefs as centre, surround, rears and sub - It appears the Marantz is only 5.1, though the NR1602 is 7.1 and nice and slim :). Will have a look at the others...
 

whooshavf

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thanks for that - though I definately want 7.1
might even look at the onkyo 709 . . .
 

whooshavf

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went for a 709, thanks - Lintone in Gateshead matched the SuperFi email10 code 10% discount offer - collected mind, not deleivered.
 

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