Onkyo TX-SR803E A/V Receivers

4/5 (3 Reviews)


Product Description

  • H.C.P.S - massive high current power supply
  • Discrete power amplifier circuitry
  • High-current, low-impedance 6 ohm drive
  • Auto-protection circuitry


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cy a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 15, 2007

Bottom Line:   
I purchased this at a time when they were going online for a about a $150 to $200 more than the $500 I paid. It MSRP was $1000 by the way. New models were just coming out that upconvert all of the video inputs and output through the HDMI. This one will upconvert composite video and s-video to the component video outputs but no to the HDMI. Having everything pass through a single HDMI cable to your display is tidy but for me it wasn't really an issue. My 1080P HD TV converts all inputs anyway and I don't like to use the AV receiver every time I want to watch TV. In fact I use the receiver exclusively for audio because much of my viewing is done through a media extender and consists of technical programming and news feeds that don't really merit the big speakers. All that aside this receiver does a fine job with sound. It isn't too difficult to set up and I don't have any of the balky remote responses noted by a previous reviewer. The sound is clean and there are a plethora of surround modes to play with. The included mic helps the initial setup considerably and will probably do for many users, others will want to rely on their own ears to fine tune the setup. Thankfully the display can be dimmed, I find overly bright LEDs and displays to be annoying and often resort to putting a bit of tape over them to soften the impact.

I am also enjoy music listening on this pup. I have a separate system for listening
to music and was surprised when this receiver did such a decent job and stood
up quite well to my dedicated system. Speaker choice is of course critical and subjective and probably more important than the receiver itself. There is a "Pure Sound" music mode that bypasses any tonal monkeying and eliminates that artificial loudness sound you get otherwise.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Fry's Electronics



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by al a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: October 25, 2006

Bottom Line:   
This receiver replaced a 2,000 Sony ES because it bettered it on sound quality.
The Sony ES had 170w but did not have the detail that the Onkyo has. The Sony had HDMI but it did not always work all the time. 803 is a great receiver.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $900.00



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by cherlopalle a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2006

Bottom Line:   
It has all buzz(HDMI, HD upconversion, THX...) words but they won't work together. HDMI input doesn't work with component and component doesn't work with HDMI. it pain to keep changing inputs with inresponsive remote. Had to reset to factory settings for couple of times already. It is a OK buy.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $799.00

Purchased At:   Best audio video Inc




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