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Onkyo TX-NR5009 AV Receiver Review

After several tests on the Onkyo 2011 Av line, our friends at finished the maestro, the TX-NR5009, a 9.2 amp of 25 kg, especially profiled for dedicated rooms, which provides a power of 9 x 220 Watts / 6 Ohms and who enjoys a THX Ultra 2 Plus certification. As usual in Onkyo, this wonderful machine offers a host of features, connectivity to extensive quality, the best variation of the Audyssey calibration with MultEQ XT32, two video processors and 32-bit DAC to manage the S.A. CD as it should be.

The modern receiver market is tough. With the rapidity of progress in the HDMI format and the recent, albeit lackluster, revival of 3D in the home, modern receiver manufacturers have been pumping out new models at a fierce rate to compete with each other and to keep up with the latest trends in the industry. Onkyo has just released their newest flagship receiver, the TX-NR5009, the subject of this review. Retailing for $2,899, this new model is designed to satisfy even the most advanced home theater nut and provide all the flexibility one would need for multi-zone use.


The Onkyo TX-NR5009 is a true top-tier AV receiver. For those in the high-end receiver market, it is one to seriously consider. The remote is by far the best universal remote I have ever had included with any product I have reviewed. It was so effective that I used it for the entire review time I spent with the receiver, which says a lot. The ultimate Audyssey Multi EQ XT32 room correction allows for independent EQ of two subwoofers, which worked quite well in my experience. The Onkyo TX-NR5009 is a superb receiver, one I highly recommend. The Onkyo TX-NR5009 offers exceptional sound and flexibility with simple setup, allowing it to be the hub of a true high-end home theater.

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