Onkyo When do they launch new AV Rx

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  1. Dave Taylor

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    Hi

    At some point I will need a new AV amp, looking at something like the Onkyo TX-NR616, but as I am not in a complete rush, I was wondering if its worth waiting for the next range?

    Does anybody know what time of year they lanch in the UK?

    Regards, Dave
     
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    It is better to forget Onkyo altogether. Their last year line is a joke, so many issues. I will newer buy Onky again. Better look at other brands.
     
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    The 515 & 616 will be replaced in April/May. The 313 is continuing and will not be replaced. The 414 will not have a replacement.

    Bear in mind that the current pricing is due to replacements coming which will be higher priced so I would probably grab a bargain now.
     
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    Its normally better to get last years models just before the nwe ones come out, they normally go for a 30-40% discount ,maybe even more if your lucky!
     
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    Dave
    I have a 709 which is the iteration before the current crop, of which some seem to have had problems. The 709 has been rock solid, I've not updated the firmware and its performed faultlessly. I was almost going to buy an 818 to get the best version of Audessey, but I'm happy to have stuck with what I have got.
     
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    I'd never buy Onkyo again after having one of the first 905 models when HD Audio first came out. HDMI issue up the yim-yam.
     
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    I've had a couple of Onkyo's and both have been great :thumbsup:
     
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    So have I:)
     
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    I've had

    905, 906, 609, 616, 5507,5508,5509, 818 and all have performed flawlessly and some of them still do today

    Most issues are usually fw related which are usually sorted fairly quickly or user setup, you'd be surprised how many the latter ;)
     
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    So HDMI board failure is due to the firmware? :confused:
     
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    As usual you are being pedantic in an Onkyo thread

    I did say most issues and not all issues if you care to read it again
     
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    At least I'm impartial and do not have a vested monetary interest in their reputation for reliability :)

    so you think HDMI board failure a minor issue?
     
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    The hdmi issue that was mentioned was regarding a 905 that let's face it, is now about 6 years old, I had a 905 for 4 years and it never missed a beat, that very same 905 is now installed in a system in Madrid Spain and is still going strong as far as I know and it's never had a failure of any kind

    I never said that an hdmi board failure is a minor issue, you're once again reading it wrong

    And yes I do have a vested interest, but posted as a user which I am and removed my signature

    Onkyo as far as I know we're one if the first manufacturers to implement hdmi and hd audio processing, they are a very good manufacturer and offer a dam good product but it seems you don't like them :rolleyes:

    Try telling my mate that onkyo aren't good, I sold him a 2 channel amp in 1976 that he still uses every single day and that also works perfectly and has done for almost 37 years ;)
     
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    And back on topic of new product launches. ;). :D
     
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    My 3009 is flying :)
     
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    Got myself a 616 last week and working flawless, for 455€ it was a great bargain imo
     
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    Many thanks for the dates, I know manufactures like to keep things quite so that any old stock is sold, but when would you expect the specs for any new products will be released?

    Re Dave
     
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    Hi Dave

    I would have thought we will see specs in the next 2 weeks going by previous years' timescales

    I'm not expecting much change if I'm honest as there are no real new features expected

    Andrew
     
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    4k pass through maybe included and maybe heights & widths available together with DSX as long as you add additional amplification.Like Quantum has said I don't see much else happening so a cheaper 818 over the newer model is probably worth getting and saving £200+.
     
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    and if that means getting Audyssey XT32 Keith then that alone is worth going for an 818 :smashin:
     
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    Yes Al I was referring to the current 818 against the new model (819?) I have probably confused folks as the original poster was asking about going for a 616 where I was sort of saying an outgoing 818 at a discounted £700 approx price would be better than the new 617 or whatever they will be calling it.
     
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    Iv had no problems with my 616 either, and still on the original firmware as I don't know how to do the USB upgrade lol, but love it to bits and think it sounds amazing compared to my 605.

    Chris.
     
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    Sorry for off topic (I have posted this is the Onkyo thread but with no replies)

    I do note that the TX-NR616 has a fan, I hate fans, so does it come on much and when it does is it that audible?

    Regards, Dave
     
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    I have never heard mine (818) work and I run at volume levels up to around -5db and the amp remains reasonably cool so I can only assume the fan has cut in.
     
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    Iv never heard the fans on my 616 didn't even know they had them, I play films both loud and quiet and not heard anything.

    Chris.
     
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    under normal circumstances I can't imagine you would ever hear the fans. I find on my 818 that it only ever starts to heat up if I run all the speakers on full range, if I use any kind of bass management then it doesn't even get luke warm listening up to levels of -10.
     
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    Sorry to seem simple but why does your amp have minus volume as in -10 when i listen to mine the on screen display says 60 at the moment.

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    If you go into the menu and select volume setting, you can change it from absolute setting, that yours is currently showing, to Relative setting.
     
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    Just to add onto what Dodge has said, the Relative scale is designed to create some form of uniformity. In theory if you set yours to -10 it should have the same volume as mine set to -10 as the AV reciever uses the microphone to adjust the volume of your speakers to make them all reach the same volume when the dial hits 0. In the real world the volume can be slightly different due to room conditions.
     

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