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Old 04-07-2008, 11:57 AM   #1  
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Default New Onkyo TX-SR606 ......

Hi all,

Not sure when this will be available but found these specs from Onkyo Int'l website on a new receiver coming out soon....

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Correcting Room Distortion and
Loudness with Audyssey 2EQ™ and
Audyssey Dynamic EQ™
The TX-SR606 uses Audyssey 2EQ to counter
distortion created by walls, furniture, and other
objects.This technology detects speaker distance,
and then sets levels, delays, and crossovers, while
also measuring room acoustics. Compared to oneposition
room correction systems,Audyssey 2EQ
covers a much wider listening area. Moreover, it
corrects problems in both frequency response and
time domain (where most of the problems lie)
across the entire listening area.The results are
immediately obvious—a clear, well-balanced and
natural sound.
After 2EQ calibration, Audyssey Dynamic EQ solves
the problem of deteriorating sound quality at lower
volumes.The professionals who create music and
movies do so at reference levels much louder than
typical home listening levels.When volume is
reduced on a standard home theater receiver, the
bass disappears, voices change, and the surround
soundstage becomes less enveloping. As volume is
adjusted on the TX-SR606, however, Dynamic EQ
selects the best possible frequency response and
surround levels moment-by-moment, resulting in an
ideal listening experience at any volume level.
Bi-Amping Capability for High-Impact
Movies and Music
The TX-SR606’s surround back speaker channels
enhance the ambience and sound effects of movies.
They can also be used with the front left and right
channels to provide two separate amplification
channels for compatible bi-amping speakers (i.e.
those with two sets of input terminals). In effect,
two separate channels drive the woofer and
tweeter of each front speaker.This improves sound
quality by maximizing power to the low-/mid- and
high-range frequencies, respectively. It also gives you
a more powerful, dynamic soundfield for twochannel
music and movie sound effects.
Music Optimizer to Support Compressed
Digital Music Files
While MP3 or AAC files may sound fine on a
portable digital player, the limitations of these
compressed files can be exposed when played back
through a home entertainment system. Onkyo has
designed onboard Music Optimizer technology to
improve the quality of compressed audio signals.
Compressed music loses a substantial amount of bit
information at higher frequencies, so the Music
Optimizer technology works to overcome this
limitation and enhance audio quality.
• 140 W/Ch Minimum into 6 Ω, 1 kHz, IEC (1 Channel
Driven)
• DTS®-ES™ Discrete/Matrix, DTS® Neo:6, DTS® 96/24,
Dolby® Digital EX™, Dolby® Pro Logic® IIx Decoding
• H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply) Massive High
Power Transformer
• 192 kHz/24-Bit DACs for All Channels
• HDTV-Capable (to 720p/1080i) Component Video
Switching (2 Inputs and 1 Output)
• WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)
• Advanced 32-Bit Processing DSP Chip
• 4 Digital Inputs (2 Optical/2 Coaxial)
• Subwoofer Pre Out
• CinemaFILTER™
• Pure Audio Mode
• Direct Mode
• A-Form Listening Mode Memory
• Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry
• Music Optimizer for Compressed Music Files
• Non-Scaling Configuration
• Tone Control (Bass/Treble) for Front L/R Channels
• Color-Coded 7.1-Multichannel Inputs
• Independent Crossover Adjustment for F/C/S/SB
(40/50/60/80/100/120/150/200 Hz)
• Double Bass Function
AUDIO FEATURES
• DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution
Audio, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus Decoding
• HDMI 1.3a* Audio and Video Processing (1080p;
4 Inputs and 1 Output)
• HDMI Video Upscaling (to 1080i)
• RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI) for System
Control
• HDTV-Capable HDMI Switching
• Deinterlacer with Faroudja DCDi Edge™ (Directional
Correlational Deinterlacing) Technology
• Audyssey 2EQ to Correct Room Acoustic Problems
and to Calibrate Speakers
• Audyssey Dynamic EQ for Loudness Correction
• Bi-Amping Capability for Music and Movie Surround
Effects
ADVANCED FEATURES
• Powered Zone 2 and Zone 2 Line-Out for Playback
in Another Room (Separate Source)
• Dual Banana Plug-Compatible Speaker Posts for All
Channels
• A/V Synchronization Function (Up to 100 ms in
10 ms Steps)
• 40 FM/AM Radio Presets
• RDS (PS/RT/PTY/TP)
• 4 S-Video Inputs and 2 Outputs
• 5 A/V Inputs and 1 Output
• 2 Audio Inputs and 1 Output
• Digital Upsampling
• Display Dimmer (Normal/Dim/Dimmer)
• Headphone Jack
• Sleep Timer (via Remote)
• Battery-Free Memory Backup
• Aluminum Front Panel
• Newly Designed Preprogrammed RI (Remote
Interactive) Remote Control with Mode-Key LEDs
OTHER FEATURES
• Compatible with RI (Remote Interactive) Dock for
the iPod
*Supports Deep Color
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Ordered mine last week from CC!
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Wonder what the price difference between the 605 and the 606 is. I bought my 605 for $349. Doubt I'd be able to ge tthe 606 for near that - though those extra HDMI inputs would sure be nice.
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Default Funny, here's the specs I just got off the Circuit City website

Product description
Onkyo TX-SR606 7.1 Home Theater Receiver - Black
Features

7.1 channels: The Onkyo TX-SR606 has 7.1 channels and HDMI pass-through.

HDMI pass-through: Powerful HDMI connectivity allows for high-quality, uncompressed high-definition video to pass through directly to your HD-capable television. Your DVDs will be upconverted to 1080p resolution: near high-definition.

Dolby True HD and DTS-HD: You get the benefits of Dolby Digital EX and DTS sound technologies, placing you in the middle of a movie…or in a concert crowd. The TX-SR606 also comes equipped with DTS-ES Discrete/Matrix, DTS Neo:6, DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital EX, and Dolby Pro Logic IIx decodings.

Connectivity: The TX-SR606 features four S-Video and four HDMI inputs, as well as one HDMI and two S-Video outputs.

Wide Range Amplifier Technology: Onkyo's WRAT technology minimizes negative feedback, eliminates ground-potential fluctuations and offers higher instantaneous current capability. The bottom line: you get powerful, more accurate sound reproduction.

Audyssey 2EQ: This sophisticated speaker calibration system automatically adjusts level, equalization, and delay settings for each of your speakers, assuring you of the most accurate home theater sound available.

AM/FM tuner: Enjoy all your favorite radio stations with the built-in AM/FM digital tuner, that also works with Sirius radio (subscription required). Switch easily between them with 40 programmable presets.


Manufacturer's description
Onkyo TX-SR606 7.1 Home Theater Receiver - Black

The Progression of Affordable High-Def Home Theater Continues with Full HD Integration and Video Upscaling

As part of the second generation of Onkyo high-definition-capable receivers, the TX- SR606 is at the forefront of affordable home theater. The key is to have the most capable version of HDMI. The TX-SR606 provides high-definition video and audio processing for four source components—another first for Onkyo at this level. From Blu-ray Disc players to gaming consoles and cable/satellite boxes, you have everything in the digital realm covered. Apart from 1080p video, the TX-SR606 can upscale all video signals to 1080i, regardless of the connection, for output via HDMI. Onkyo’s own RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI) also gives you inter-operability with the displays and playback components from other leading brands. And with an expanded version of Audyssey’s room correction technology, the TX-SR606 maintains the fullness of surround sound audio quality at low volume levels. The TX-SR606 offers all-round excellence rarely seen at this level.

Processing 1080p Video and High-Def Surround Sound via HDMI 1.3a

With the latest HDMI version and advanced A/V processing capabilities, the TX-SR606 is a powerful control center for all high definition media, including Blu-ray Disc and HD broadcasts. You can connect up to four components via HDMI to receive and switch compatible sources for a pure digital connection to an HDTV. Also, all multichannel audio—from bit-for-bit streams to standard Dolby Digital—can be digitally transported via HDMI for processing by the TX-SR606.This version of HDMI enables CEC (Consumer Electronics Control), greater bandwidth to deal with higher resolutions, 36-bit
Deep Color, and high frame rates.

The Full Range of Next-Generation, High-Definition Surround-Sound Codecs

The TX-SR606 has the decoding technologies—Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio—to enable a lossless, bit-for-bit soundtrack that is identical to that of the studio master. Both codecs are designed for the Blu-ray Disc format. The receiver also handles two “lossy” technologies: Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD® High Resolution Audio. Dolby Digital Plus has been designed for high-definition video delivered via disc media, broadcasts and online content. DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, meanwhile, offers a greater bit rate, a higher sampling rate, and more channels than the core DTS technology.

HDMI Video Upscaling (to 1080i) and Faroudja DCDi Edge (Directional Correlational Deinterlacing) Technology

The TX-SR606’s HDMI inputs can receive pristine digital video from HDMI-enabled components for a single-cable output to a display device with an HDMI or DVI connection. 1080p video is processed as it is, but all other signals can be upscaled to 1080i via HDMI. Upscaling takes the video resolution to pure HD quality, and it better matches the native resolution of today’s high-definition displays. To further improve performance on high-definition displays, the TX-SR606 features a deinterlacing chip with Faroudja DCDi Edge technology, which effectively eliminates video artifacts.

RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI) for System Control

Courtesy of HDMI 1.3a, the TX-SR606 offers integrated system control with selected HDMI-compatible high-definition displays, DVD and harddisk recorders, and Blu-ray Disc players. With one remote control, you can control several functions, including Standby, Volume Command and Direct Change. RIHD lets you seamlessly integrate the TX-SR606 with other leading brand-name devices, including those in the Panasonic VIERA Link,Toshiba CE-Link, Sharp AQUOS Link, and Samsung Anynet+ ranges.

Correcting Room Distortion and Loudness with Audyssey 2EQ and Audyssey Dynamic EQ

The TX-SR606 uses Audyssey 2EQ to counter distortion created by walls, furniture, and other objects. This technology detects speaker distance, and then sets levels, delays, and crossovers, while also measuring room acoustics. Compared to one-position room correction systems, Audyssey 2EQ covers a much wider listening area. Moreover, it corrects problems in both frequency response and time domain (where most of the problems lie) across the entire listening area. The results are immediately obvious—a clear, well-balanced and natural sound. After 2EQ calibration, Audyssey Dynamic EQ solves the problem of deteriorating sound quality at lower volumes. The professionals who create music and movies do so at reference levels much louder than typical home listening levels. When volume is reduced on a standard home theater receiver, the bass disappears, voices change, and the surround

Specifications
Onkyo TX-SR606 7.1 Home Theater Receiver - Black
Performance
High current amplifier Yes
Auto set-up Yes
Surround sound
Surround sound: Surround 7.1
Surround sound simulates the theater or concert experience by surrounding the listener with sound coming from different points around the room.

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Surround sound: Surround sound simulates the theater or concert experience by surrounding the listener with sound coming from different points around the room.
Surround 7.1
Surround decoding Dolby TrueHD
HDMI switching Yes
HDMI switching type Upconversion
Bandwidth @ rated power
Bandwidth @ rated power: 5Hz - 100kHz
This is the frequency range the amp uses to achieve the claimed wattage.

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Bandwidth @ rated power: This is the frequency range the amp uses to achieve the claimed wattage.
5Hz - 100kHz
Power per channel (RMS)
Power per channel (RMS): 90 Watts
This refers to the amount of power (watts) the source unit sends to the right and left front channels, as opposed to power sent to other speakers.

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Power per channel (RMS): This refers to the amount of power (watts) the source unit sends to the right and left front channels, as opposed to power sent to other speakers.
90 Watts
THD @ rated power
THD @ rated power: 0.08% @ 8 ohms
THD stands for total harmonic distortion and is rated as a percent of the total musical signal.

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THD @ rated power: THD stands for total harmonic distortion and is rated as a percent of the total musical signal.
0.08% @ 8 ohms
THX-certified No
Multi-room capability Yes
Inputs and outputs
Component video outputs 1
Composite video inputs 3
Composite video outputs
Composite video outputs: 2
A basic video connection commonly found on VCRs, game consoles and camcorders. All video information is combined, and a comb filter must be used by the display device to break the signal down into the component parts. Not recommended for best picture.

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Composite video outputs: A basic video connection commonly found on VCRs, game consoles and camcorders. All video information is combined, and a comb filter must be used by the display device to break the signal down into the component parts. Not recommended for best picture.
2
S-video outputs 2
HDMI inputs
HDMI inputs: 4
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HDMI inputs: The number of HDMI inputs a TV has. The more inputs, the more components can be added to the system.
4
HDMI outputs 1
Digital coaxial outputs
Digital coaxial outputs: 0
This connection carries up to 7 channels of digital audio for playback with a surround-sound receiver. Digital coaxial uses a standard RCA-type connector.

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Digital coaxial outputs: This connection carries up to 7 channels of digital audio for playback with a surround-sound receiver. Digital coaxial uses a standard RCA-type connector.
0
Digital audio (TOSLINK) inputs 2
Digital audio (TOSLINK) outputs
Digital audio (TOSLINK) outputs: 0
This digital audio output allows for a connection to a home audio system. When using a TV’s built-in ATSC (HD) tuner, as with an antenna, the digital audio output is able to pass a Dolby Digital audio signal.

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Digital audio (TOSLINK) outputs: This digital audio output allows for a connection to a home audio system. When using a TV’s built-in ATSC (HD) tuner, as with an antenna, the digital audio output is able to pass a Dolby Digital audio signal.
0
Stereo audio inputs
Stereo audio inputs: 6
A set of RCA audio outputs that let you connect a TV to an audio system. This type of connection will only give you stereo, though many audio systems can turn into surround modes like Dolby Digital Pro Logic II for a more enveloping experience.

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Stereo audio inputs: A set of RCA audio outputs that let you connect a TV to an audio system. This type of connection will only give you stereo, though many audio systems can turn into surround modes like Dolby Digital Pro Logic II for a more enveloping experience.
6
Multi-channel inputs 8
Subwoofer out No
Satellite radio-ready Yes
iPod compatible No
S-video inputs
S-video inputs: 4
This round connector carries video only, no audio, and while it will give you better picture quality than a Composite connection it is still limited to 480i resolution and cannot pass high-definition.

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S-video inputs: This round connector carries video only, no audio, and while it will give you better picture quality than a Composite connection it is still limited to 480i resolution and cannot pass high-definition.
4
Number of component video inputs
Number of component video inputs: 2
These inputs use three RCA cables to carry a video signal. Receivers and sources with these inputs will be able to route video signals from more than one high-resolution source to a TV with component inputs.

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Number of component video inputs: These inputs use three RCA cables to carry a video signal. Receivers and sources with these inputs will be able to route video signals from more than one high-resolution source to a TV with component inputs.
2
Number of digital coaxial inputs
Number of digital coaxial inputs: 2
A single coaxial cable can transfer a multi-channel signal from a digital source, like a DVD player, to a receiver, where it will be processed and turned into surround sound. The more inputs you have, the more components you can hook up.

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Number of digital coaxial inputs: A single coaxial cable can transfer a multi-channel signal from a digital source, like a DVD player, to a receiver, where it will be processed and turned into surround sound. The more inputs you have, the more components you can hook up.
2
General features
On-screen menu display No
Universal remote Yes
UPC 751398008092
Manufacturer's part number TXSR606
Dimensions
Height 7.0 inches
Width 17.0 inches
Depth 14.3 inches
Weight 25 lbs.


Seems the power is similar to the 605 while being priced at $499. To me $150 is a lot to spend for two extra HDMI outputs and HDMI 1.3a.
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Old 04-11-2008, 08:38 PM   #5  
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Default 606 cost

J&R has it for $449 pre-order.
Not only do you get 2 additional HDMI it seems the 606 will upconvert to 1080i from any source.....that is what will probably sell me.
I heard they are coming out with a 806 and 876, not sure on specs or cost but price will be up there I am sure.
No plans for a 706 from I heard on some of the AV forums.
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Does anyone know if it has fans like the 705?
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Cool. I just got my 605 (for $279) and LOVE IT. I only have a VIP-722 and Tosh A3 for HDMI (Highest available for Wii is component), so I don't need the extra inputs, but that's cool.
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ping.brady, where did you find the 605 for $279?
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ping.brady, where did you find the 605 for $279?
ecost.com had it. Not sure if it was a promotion, but I had it 2nd day delivered (cause I'm impatient) and total bill was like $320
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just checked. now it's listed for $255, but out of stock
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it's listed on ecost again, but it's also "(Manufacturer Recertified)"
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It;s finally being advertised on Onkyo's USA site as coming soon....
check it out if you want:
http://onkyousa.com/model.cfm?m=TX-S...s=Receiver&p=i
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Hi all,

......This technology detects speaker distance,
and then sets levels, delays, and crossovers, while
also measuring room acoustics. Compared to oneposition
room correction systems,Audyssey 2EQ
covers a much wider listening area. Moreover, it
corrects problems in both frequency response and
time domain (where most of the problems lie)
across the entire listening area.The results are
immediately obvious—a clear, well-balanced and
natural sound.
Kinda makes it fool proof, almost plug and play.
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I just picked up a Onkyo TX-SR606 for $405+tax at Video Only. It was marked $429 but he knocked off an extra $25 for the following reason. When I called about availability(since V.O. doesn't sell online)he said he had one left but it was sold. He said if I payed for it he would get it from the warehouse,have it there by Friday or sooner and would take the $25 bucks off too. So I drove to the store and he did some checking about the sold unit and found out it wasn't even paid for yet, somebody had just said to save it for them 3 days earlier. So he gave me the discount anyway without having to wait until Friday!
Lesson to be learned, money talks and promises walk!
I feel very good about the price and I got a great unit with 4 hdmi inputs, without the risk of shipping damage or sometimes a long wait. And if I do have a problem or concern I can just take it back. No shipping hassles. V.O. rules!
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Just did the speaker calibration on my new 606 and the wife now thinks that the bedroom sounds just like being in a movie theater!


I am a little bummed that there is no Blue LED on the volume knob at night though! It was on the 674 that the 606 replaced and it made the HT setup in the bedroom look really cool! (all items when off have red LEDs and when on the all had Blue LEDs!

Also I go to play with the Toshiba Regza's REGZA-LINK HDMI interface control mechanism. It actually allows some control of the AVR with using just the Toshiba HDTV's remote through the HDMI connection. (Although, I can neither see or control the HD DVD player that is connected "Down stream," of the AVR, from the HDTV!) This is Nice feature, IF you don't already have a programmable remote control, like the Harmony that I have! If you do, then this feature is largely a gimmick and a waste.

Note: There is no discrete Phono input on the TX-SR606, no front Digital Audio input, no front S-Video input, no discrete digital audio output (at all) and no 7.1 preamp out. (just the .1), no native XM satellite interface, no THX capabilities, no HD Radio and no 1080p up conversion. So this may not be the best choice as a main HT receiver unless the majority of A/V connections, that you plan to connect to this receiver, will be via HDMI and are capable of naively outputting the HD resolutions that you want already. (It does pass through 1080p/24 and the Audyssey dynamic EQ feature is sweet! )

Also, I found there is conflicting information on the web site about the Analog video input up conversion capabilities. (the site claims all analog sources will be up converted to HDMI -"TX-SR606 can upscale all video signals to 1080i, regardless of the connection, for output via HDMI") however, it does not say that S-Video will be converted to Component! In addition, I am not sure that all Component video will be up scaled to the HDMI interface at 1080i. As of now I have not tested this.
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