Onkyo TX-DS787 A/V Receivers

4.49/5 (140 Reviews) MSRP : $999.00


Product Description

Newest AV receiver 100 W/CH for 6 channels THX surround EX reciever 6.1 channel amplifier Preouts for 7.1 channels


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Shannon VonGlahn a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: January 8, 2004

Bottom Line:   
Very nice receiver that works well. No problems and sound is fantastic. It has powered Polk speakers since I bought.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   American TV



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by billdude a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: November 27, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I've had this thing for a year of two, has worked ok, but now it hums like a mother, when theres no load on the input it HUMS... and this is with optical inputs, not rca, Don't Buy ONKYO,
stick with HK or some other high in brand.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   internet



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ryan Conrad a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2003

Bottom Line:   
This is an unbelieveable receiver for under $1000. This is THX-Certified!! It doesn't get any better than that folks. I know that they have models above this one, but this beats out my Top Of The Line Denon, I've had for almost a year. It has 6.1 and can be 7.1 adjustable. Awesome!! Highly recommend!

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Brandnamez.com



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Humanhoover a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Have used this AV receiver for 2 years now. Got no regrets with it! One of the best hi-fi equipment purchased. It is a mammoth piece of equipment, but the size is there for a reason. With its hefty weight and bulk, it is packed with many features, quite a handsome piece of equipment, and delivers loads of power to speakers. It has got one of the best remotes I've seen, and when I auditioned other AV receivers two years ago, the Onkyo had that special allure to it. Other brands I checked out were Marantz, Yamaha, Pioneer, Denon, Harmon Kardon, and Sony. I had an Onkyo 535 receiver prior to upgrading, and that worked very well. Naturally, when considering upgrading, I was interested to see what newer Onkyo AV amps were available. Apart from the fact that an AV amp has to do its proper job of powering your speakers, and connecting all the other components, it also has to look nice (since you'll be looking at it too). Took me a few hours to connect up properly, and to setup whilst reading the extensive manual. Trust me - spending time to understand its capabilities is worth it, if you want to maximise this AV receiver to the full. I used a SPL meter and tape rule to calibrate the surround speaker settings, and I found it was equally important to calibrate the subwoofer properly to avoid boominess which I've evidenced in other people's HT setup. I've accidentally touched the +ve with -ve speaker conections when mucking around with listening to other speakers, and the unit had a safety trip which protected the amp, so I was very impressed with its protection circuitry. In all, it is a fantastic piece of equipment, worth every bit of dollar spent!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $2050.00

Purchased At:   Harvey Normans, Cann



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Worf101 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 21, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I've owned this piece for well over 2 years. It's the first piece of electronics I'd ever gotten off of ebay. I was a noob then and didn't realize that the unit was refurbed. Never would've bought it if I'd known. But I was trying to get HT on the cheap then and I paid the price.

The unit never workd right out of the box. The volume would cut out intermittantly for periods. Finally after a year of use it died altogether. I knew I had no valid warranty anymore so I sent the unit to my local repair shop. He said that "there was more wrong than he could handle" and he shipped it to Onkyo's main US repair center.

2 months and 275 dollars later I got my receiver back. The Bass Module problem was fixed, no more dropouts and cutouts. But I did have a brief episode of the dread speaker clicks. It went away after one night so perhaps it's gone for good. Not that I have a full and functioning unit, perhaps I can properly review this machine.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $850.00

Purchased At:   Refurbed off of Ebay




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