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# 251156 11-Jun-2019 10:26
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Good basic receiver that can do 5.2.2 or 7.2 and support for most current formats. Had mine since Boxing day last year, and for the price can't recommend it enough.

 

https://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=4304451

 

https://www.jbhifi.co.nz/headphones-speakers-audio/onkyo/onkyo-tx-nr676e-7-2-channel-receiver-black/338953

 

 

 

Need a bit more? Got you covered fam, 9.2 or 7.2.2 (11.2 or 7.2.4 w/ ext amp)

 

https://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=4799466

 

https://www.avworld.co.nz/shop/product/onkyo-1-tx-rz830/overview


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  # 2255860 11-Jun-2019 10:40
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I think that first PriceSpy link is to the wrong receiver - should be to https://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=4304451

 

While many do knock these more entry-level Onkyo receivers, they certainly do offer a lot of bang for buck. I bought my current Onkyo receiver from JB about six years ago - probably similar position in their lineup, and with a similar discount, and amazingly it's still going strong. Luckily never had the HDMI failure many others did from that era, but it can be slow to switch and seems to be getting slower.

 

I've got no real justification to replace mine yet (unless the HDMI does finally go!), but will need to do so when I have the money for an OLED TV, given the current one won't do 4K switching. Sadly I don't think Atmos is a particularly viable option in our HT space so will probably have to stick with 7.1 (or 7.2 if I can push for another SB2000!).

 

 




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  # 2255886 11-Jun-2019 11:36
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Corrected, thanks. Obviously I not so good at making the copy-pasta!

 

Most of the complaints I see about Onkyo AVRs are the HDMI board thing, which seems to be well and truly in the past, or the AccuEQ room correction software, which doesn't seem to be as good as Audyssey. I am certainly not well traveled in HT, but it seems like they have a perception problem now, not products. It will be interesting to see how being swallowed up by the Sound United behemoth will affect their position and line-up though.

 

Thats good to hear it hasn't aged too badly. I feel you on the Atmos (not that I am even close at 2.0 haha), the closest I will get in our current house is wall-mounted height channels due to some 1920s style plaster ceilings. Next house maybe!


 
 
 
 


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  # 2255890 11-Jun-2019 11:41
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If only I had money  😭😂








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  # 2255947 11-Jun-2019 12:15
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maoriboy:

If only I had money  😭😂



Don't worry, that has never stopped me before haha. Think of it as an investment!

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  # 2255962 11-Jun-2019 12:37
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@shinychrome  I've done that too many times for me to get away with it anymore. My wife would kill me hahaha.






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  # 2255969 11-Jun-2019 12:50
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Has Zone 2 as well, so all in all does look like a good buy.

Confusion over whether it supports a Spotify client anymore?
https://community.spotify.com/t5/Other-Partners-Web-Player-etc/Spotify-on-Onkyo-support-discontinued/td-p/1737682

 

 

 


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  # 2256013 11-Jun-2019 13:01
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What is it about this thread that only PN-based members are contributing? Perhaps it's just that we're too stingy (or poorly-paid) out here in the provinces to be able to afford the real flash stuff?!

 

Re Spotify - I did read that it has Chromecast built in (though I think it mentioned this was with a software upgrade - unsure if it's available), so would it not support Spotify via that means? Personally, I never use the built-in Spotify feature of my current amp, electing to use it it via a Chromecast Audio plugged into the same amp - especially given the ability to have all four of our Chromecasts synced to play the same music across the house.


 
 
 
 




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  # 2256014 11-Jun-2019 13:02
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Jaxson:

 

Has Zone 2 as well, so all in all does look like a good buy.

Confusion over whether it supports a Spotify client anymore?
https://community.spotify.com/t5/Other-Partners-Web-Player-etc/Spotify-on-Onkyo-support-discontinued/td-p/1737682

 

 

I have had no trouble with it, I use Spotify Connect all the time. That seems to refer to the Onkyo app, which I have never used, but it does have a built in Chromecast (audio) though, so maybe that is the difference?




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  # 2256035 11-Jun-2019 13:21
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jonathan18:

 

What is it about this thread that only PN-based members are contributing? Perhaps it's just that we're too stingy (or poorly-paid) out here in the provinces to be able to afford the real flash stuff?!

 

 

Palmy is the spiritual home of bargain hunters; we are close enough to everywhere else to be a short trip from availing ourselves of the goods of other areas, yet we can live like kings in our estate like 700m2 grounds and enjoy a definition of "bad traffic" as adding on 5 mins to a 10 min commute.

 

Well that's what I tell myself anyway...


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  # 2256061 11-Jun-2019 13:53
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ShinyChrome:

 

Jaxson:

 

Has Zone 2 as well, so all in all does look like a good buy.

Confusion over whether it supports a Spotify client anymore?
https://community.spotify.com/t5/Other-Partners-Web-Player-etc/Spotify-on-Onkyo-support-discontinued/td-p/1737682

 

 

I have had no trouble with it, I use Spotify Connect all the time. That seems to refer to the Onkyo app, which I have never used, but it does have a built in Chromecast (audio) though, so maybe that is the difference?

 

 

That was the aweful menu thing onscreen for the recievers that you could choose on screen from.





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  # 2256063 11-Jun-2019 13:55
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ShinyChrome:

 

jonathan18:

 

What is it about this thread that only PN-based members are contributing? Perhaps it's just that we're too stingy (or poorly-paid) out here in the provinces to be able to afford the real flash stuff?!

 

 

Palmy is the spiritual home of bargain hunters; we are close enough to everywhere else to be a short trip from availing ourselves of the goods of other areas, yet we can live like kings in our estate like 700m2 grounds and enjoy a definition of "bad traffic" as adding on 5 mins to a 10 min commute.

 

Well that's what I tell myself anyway...

 

 

 

 

Hahahaha that's a great explanation @shinychrome. It seems like there are enough of us here to organise some kind of meet and greet - over a few beers (or tipple of your choice of course).  






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  # 2256077 11-Jun-2019 14:21
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maoriboy:

 

Hahahaha that's a great explanation @shinychrome. It seems like there are enough of us here to organise some kind of meet and greet - over a few beers (or tipple of your choice of course).  

 

 

Sounds like a plan... Formal GZ meet-ups have been arranged in Akld, Wgtn, Hamilton, Chch - so why not at least a casual get-together for those of us in Balmy Palmy? Are you volunteering to organise it?!


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  # 2256093 11-Jun-2019 14:38
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jonathan18:

 

maoriboy:

 

Hahahaha that's a great explanation @shinychrome. It seems like there are enough of us here to organise some kind of meet and greet - over a few beers (or tipple of your choice of course).  

 

 

Sounds like a plan... Formal GZ meet-ups have been arranged in Akld, Wgtn, Hamilton, Chch - so why not at least a casual get-together for those of us in Balmy Palmy? Are you volunteering to organise it?!

 

 

Will do. I'll post something up tonight when I get home. Supposed to be doing work right now hahahaha.








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  # 2256194 11-Jun-2019 16:30
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Noooooooooooo I use the internet to hide my personality and character flaws........ jks, commander keen for a meetup

 

 

 

Also if you HT nerds are also regular nerds, I have a couple of shelves full of board-games that haven't seen much action since we moved back from Wellington. If I use them, then I have an excuse to buy more haha


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  # 2256236 11-Jun-2019 18:22
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Jaxson:

 

Has Zone 2 as well, so all in all does look like a good buy.

Confusion over whether it supports a Spotify client anymore?
https://community.spotify.com/t5/Other-Partners-Web-Player-etc/Spotify-on-Onkyo-support-discontinued/td-p/1737682

 

 

I have a 676 with the latest software and can confirm that the spotify option is still there under network. I haven't used it, but, it looks like it should be fine.

 

I have been happy with the amp and have had no issues (I've had it since the boxing day sale this year).

 

 

 

 


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