Better than many expensive receivers
The TX-SR607 raises the bar once again in the competitive world of mid-range home theatre. With HDMI 1.3a inputs for up to six components, it’s ready to handle all your high-definition video and audio needs. Whether it’s a Blu-ray Disc player, a cable or satellite box, or a gaming console, your video signals will be travelling first class. Lower-resolution analogue video signals, meanwhile, can be upscaled to 1080i and fine-tuned by Faroudja DCDi Edge.
HDMI version 1.3a also transports the master-quality HD audio formats, DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD. The very latest Dolby technology, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, enhances the spatial sensation of music, movies, and video games by letting you incorporate front height channels. The TX-SR607 packs an array of convenient connectivity options, allowing you to incorporate HD Radio, iPod and MP3 players, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, and more. Four specialized gaming modes, Audyssey room-correction technologies, and Zone 2 capability add the gloss to what is a phenomenal all-round package.
The TX-SR607 has six 1080p capable HDMI inputs (5 rear/1 front), PLIIz new surround format for higher dimension, analogue to HDMI video upconversion by Faroujda DCDi, WRAT technology and discrete amp construction for cleaner sound, trueHD/DTS-HD decoding to support the latest Blu-ray technology, and optional iPod Dock / HDradio module via proprietary U.Port. Onkyo TX-SR607 has an excellent sound quality and onboard Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding. It's Sirius-ready, it can upconvert analogue video signal to 1080i and has an automatic speaker calibration.
While the trend in home audio is to make devices smaller and smaller, Onkyo receivers are traditionally big and bulky and frankly we like this. When it comes to audio devices the size be significant - there's no small yet good sound. Onkyo TX-SR607 is available in black or silver finishes.
Considering the sound quality, this Onkyo is as good as some other devices - with twice the price. So but sure to check this wee-designed, good-sounding Onkyo. ■