Onkyo TX-SV454 A/V Receivers

3.55/5 (22 Reviews) MSRP : $430.00


Product Description

Digital-Ready HT Receiver


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by SteverOHIO a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2007

Bottom Line:   
A fantastic and capable home theatre receiver. If you buy one used make sure you get the update model with the "Gold" onkyo logo and not with a silver logo.
You wont have any issues such as going into protect mode as they ironed out the problems very quickly on the update version.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $315.00

Purchased At:   Bergers Audio, Colum



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steve R a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2007

Bottom Line:   
Well I still own it to this date which says it all. Reason is its a lot clearer than many home theatre receivers they make today and I am not going to swap something that sounds good for something with a lot of features. Dont get me wrong the TX-SV454 has features:
Dolby Certified 5.1.
RE-EQ which allows you to tweak the EQ settings with the touch of a button.
5 Different Surround modes with parameter control feature for tweaking delay m-sec, eq and so on.
Bass, Treble, balance and motorized volume control.
Speaker A/B switch
Discrete output for all channels! (usually only on very high end gear).
This is justified under the bonnet by nichicon gold series 15,000uf capacitors, the main power supply therefore has 30,000uf available and a massive Transformer.
In built tuner (why not?)

It sounds wonderful with a good set of speakers running at the right impedence.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Bergers Audio main S



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Tourniquet a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 21, 2004

Bottom Line:   
I loved it while it worked... Had good power, good sound, good options. Then the left channel went out and i unplugged it to look at it. Now when i turn it back on it says "protect". I have read many many peoples posts all over that have the same problem. So I think this is a piece of crap now. I use to be an onkyo man but not any more

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   circuit city



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by kennebunklegal a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: January 7, 2003

Bottom Line:   
While it worked, it was very good. Now it doesn't - after about 5 seconds of no sound, it says "Protect" and shuts off. Can't find any technical support on or off line to help solve the problem. Warranty now gone so I might as well use it as a doorstop.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $230.00

Purchased At:   Circuit City



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Rajk Laszlo Szakkollegium a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 14, 2002

Bottom Line:   
We use this product in a college is Hungary. I have to say, that I'm not very satisfied with this amplifier. It always warms up and than use "protect". So you can use max. 50% of the performance of this amplifier.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Price Paid:    $400.00




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