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Onkyo TX-SR601 Overview


Upgrades, Upgrades, Upgrades.

For those of you familiar with the TX-SR600, Onkyo has made some very important updates to its new "01" line of receivers:

  • Added approximately 5W per channel
  • PCM 192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels
  • DTS 96/24 support
  • Extended crossover adjustment (added 60Hz & 150Hz)
  • Additional S-video output
  • Zone 2 Line output
  • Zone 2 speaker output uses binding posts (TX-SR600 used spring-clips)
  • 12V trigger output for Zone 2
  • IR input terminal

These changes show that Onkyo hasn't just been sitting around. A company's product changes are really a good reflection of its willingness to listen to its consumers, keep up with industry advances, and improve its products accordingly. The addition of PCM 192kHz/24-bit DACs to all channels and DTS 96/24 support are especially welcome additions, as are the extended crossover frequency options.

What I liked about the Onkyo receiver was the ability to tweak many different parameters to enhance and customize the unit to my particular needs. From the input routing matrix, to using the IntelliVolume feature (I can't believe every other manufacturer doesn't use this), I was able to efficiently integrate the Onkyo into my home theater system.


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