“Let our rigorous testing and reviews be your guidelines to A/V equipment – not marketing slogans”
Facebook Youtube Twitter instagram pinterest

Onkyo Comes to Audiogurus!

by April 23, 2008
Onkyo Comes to Audiogurus!

Onkyo Comes to Audiogurus!

Audiogurus is proud to bring on board the Onkyo brand of products to their ecommerce store. Onkyo’s latest receiver line represents some of the best values in today’s power-hungry A/V receiver market. Last year Onkyo won Audioholics' 2007 Product of the Year award for the TX-SR805 which was the only receiver in the $1k price range that offered all of the latest in HD audio video and processing. The TX-SR805 took home the win with its Audyssey MultEQ XT, THX Ultra2 certification and a meaty 50lb amp section capable of bringing virtually any home theater to reference levels with ease.

As with all of their products, Audiogurus only recommends and sells brands it believes in and feels that its readers will benefit from having in their AV arsenal. They recognize that consumers have varied tastes and priorities, so our product selection walks a delicate line between having enough variety and not becoming too diverse as to sell products they don't consider to be a good fit for their clients. Onkyo is a solid partner to add to the Audiogurus store.

The sub-$1000 price category of receivers is the hot spot for value and performance and Onkyo fits in comfortably with the likes of Yamaha, Denon and Marantz.  Onkyo really made it back into the game with their x06-series as they seemed to really trail over the past several years as other manufacturers deployed HDMI and other advanced technologies.

This last year, Onkyo went from technology follower to market leader when they unveiled the new 705/805/875 models and our testing confirmed that these receivers are the real deal. It is only now that other brands are releasing models with similar feature sets at the respective price points of these receivers. In a sense, Onkyo is at least partially responsible (in our opinion) for the fact that the HDMI feature trickle-down effect happened so rapidly in today's AV receivers.

In the end, consumers win with a selection of great products from their favorite brands and we are happy to now offer yet another solid manufacturer offering from the Audioholics Store. Stay tuned as we add more Onkyo products to our store line-up.

Check out the Full Line of Onkyo A/V products at Audiogurus

About the author:
author portrait

Clint Deboer was terminated from Audioholics for misconduct on April 4th, 2014. He no longer represents Audioholics in any fashion.

View full profile

Recent Forum Posts:

gene posts on June 17, 2008 19:29
With regard to audioholics' e-store.

Receivers, because of these new technologies that are constantly coming out, receivers have a very short life span? When a newer model comes out, can the older stock be returned to the manufacturer for factory credit? Or do you have to sell the remaining older stock at a discount?

I don't know how this whole business operates. If the older stock cannot be returned to the manufacturer, then I think it would be safer for audioholics' e-store to carry some separate components (preamps/amps). Separates don't have nearly the kind of turnover rate receivers do. And the profit margin on separates is higher than that on receivers.

And in terms of speakers, when a newer model comes out, the manufacturer or distributor often sell the remaining older stock at a steep discount. It would be great if the audioholics' e-store can pick those up and pass on the discount to the members.

The AH Store recently added the Marantz separates combo and we plan on adding more in the future. Its tough to get people to spend $$$ on high end A/V gear while they are battling $4+ gas at the pump but here is hoping for the best….
bloosqr posts on June 16, 2008 00:20
onkyo-885

Any chance of selling the Onkyo-885?
davidtwotrees posts on May 04, 2008 08:37
furrycute, post: 406052
With regard to audioholics' e-store.

Receivers, because of these new technologies that are constantly coming out, receivers have a very short life span? …….. then I think it would be safer for audioholics' e-store to carry some separate components (preamps/amps). ……
And in terms of speakers, when a newer model comes out, the manufacturer or distributor often sell the remaining older stock at a steep discount. It would be great if the audioholics' e-store can pick those up and pass on the discount to the members.

Not a receiver person myself. The first thing I did was go to the store to see if the Integra DCT 9.8 /Onkyo PR-SC885P processors were being offered, which they were not. Great point on the speakers, fc, I bought my Canton's from Accs4less at deep discount because they were discontinued models.

Gene must get tired of hearing all the neg talk about the store. So, on a positive note I think the store and site are great and hope they do well. I will support it if I can.
furrycute posts on April 27, 2008 16:32
With regard to audioholics' e-store.

Receivers, because of these new technologies that are constantly coming out, receivers have a very short life span? When a newer model comes out, can the older stock be returned to the manufacturer for factory credit? Or do you have to sell the remaining older stock at a discount?

I don't know how this whole business operates. If the older stock cannot be returned to the manufacturer, then I think it would be safer for audioholics' e-store to carry some separate components (preamps/amps). Separates don't have nearly the kind of turnover rate receivers do. And the profit margin on separates is higher than that on receivers.

And in terms of speakers, when a newer model comes out, the manufacturer or distributor often sell the remaining older stock at a steep discount. It would be great if the audioholics' e-store can pick those up and pass on the discount to the members.

Anyways, just some ideas.
furrycute posts on April 27, 2008 16:25
About J&R. Sometimes when you go to their B&M store in Manhattan, you'll often see lower prices.

Last year I was keeping my eye on a Yamaha shelf system, the web price I think was somewhere in the $500 range. The exact same one in store listed for $100 less than the web price.
Post Reply