Onkyo TX-SR601 A/V Receivers

TX-SR601

  • 85 watts x 6 into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD
  • Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES and Pro Logic II decoding
  • DTS Neo:6 modes
  • dual 32-bit processors
  • Wide Range Amplifier Technology
  • dual-room/dual-source audio (powered and preamp stereo output for 2nd room)
  • composite-to-S-video conversion
  • 192kHz/24-bit DACs
  • learning/multibrand remote
  • CinemaFILTER (adjusts tonal characteristics of soundtracks recorded for movie theaters for a home theater setting)

User Reviews (5)

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Groove Tunes   Casual Listener [Apr 17, 2006]
Strength:

Well built, and a great remote cantrol. Easy set up.

Weakness:

Receiver seems a bit bright. tweaking is a must

I had been a long time admirer of the Onkyo for the punch/power that it gave you when listening to stereo music. What I discovered with this model is that it that it still has the power or punch that I liked but it was a tad bit bright for my taste. I had to make multiple adjustment and speaker placement modifications until I got a somewhat warm rich sound that I was looking for. For the price I guess I shouldn't complain too much. This receiver would make a very good entry level receiver for home theatre but a less than desirable one for stereo /music listening. The listening modes for movies are more than adequate but nothing really blows you away. This receiver does allow very easy set up and flexibility. More than enough inputs and outputs. The remote is much more than one could expect from a receiver priced in this range. So if I had to some it up I would say a very good receiver for Home Theatre and an average receiver for music listening.

Customer Service

Excellent

Similar Products Used: None
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
sssuds   Audio Enthusiast [Apr 20, 2005]
Strength:

Solid build, many crossover settings, many DSP's, good clean power, a ton of hookups.

Weakness:

Remote control. Thought I loved this remote at first but now not so much. The center navigation button that you would use to navigate through dvd menu's is worthless. If you don't press it just right you just pressed up instead of enter or enter instead of down etc. I now have just gone back to using my DVD remote instead of the onkyo's universal remote. (just when I thought I would be able to have just one remote, darn!) No reason not to purchase though. Also I wish the receiver had preamp outs for 5.1 channels. Not sure you would find this on other receivers at this price point, but the 701 has them.

This is an excellent receiver. I got mine on a crazy closeout from COMPUSA. You just won't beat that deal. They were making room for the 602's I guess. I previously owned an onkyo and they kept me as a customer. This receiver does an excellent job of powering my axiom speakers. Sounds great with both music and movies.

Similar Products Used: Onkyo's, Yamaha's
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
jburkett   Audio Enthusiast [Oct 06, 2004]
Strength:

Power,Build,Sound

Weakness:

It runs pretty warm though I wouldn't consider it a weakness. It has some guts.

I had a Denon AVR1603 5.1 DD receiver and used the infinity primus 250 speakers with the entra 2 sub. I thought it sounded good, but was missing something. I let my father have the infinity speakers. He has an onkyo ...494 DD reciever. I couldn't belive how much better they sounded on his unit. The denon had much more midrange and less highs and lows. Even the sub sounded better on the onkyo. I sold the Denon and purchased the Onkyo SR601. I think this unit is far superior in power and sound quality compared to the denon. I don't want to put denon down because I feel they intended the unit to have the "midrange" sound, but if you are into more highs and lows try onkyo. I am really glad I bought this unit.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
leet63   Audio Enthusiast [Jan 17, 2004]
Strength:

all the newest listening formats except THX. Even makes all local TV stations sound excellent. quite easy set-up.

Weakness:

none as of yet

Excellent performer in this price range! Had this reciever for a few days and I am very happy with my purchase. Has basically everything you would need unless your really anal about having the top of the line. Gobuys.com has a deal of 353.00 shipping was 17.00 bucks! I was truly tickled when I hooked everything up. Took about and 1-2 hours to setup but changed all my speaker wire to some heavy duty Monster. At this price I think it's a steal.

Similar Products Used: Yamaha, Denon
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Topher W Yates   Audio Enthusiast [Jan 10, 2004]
Strength:

Sound quality. Build quality. Ease of setup.

Weakness:

For this price, none.

First off the MSRP above it wrong, it isn't $380, it is $499. Now, with that out of the way... my little review. I am EXTREMELY impressed with this reciever. The 85watts/channel pushes my Polk R30's and R20's very hard, I have never heard them sound this good. Music playback sounds fantastic in stereo, but I also enjoy Neo6:music and the awesome ALL STEREO modes. There are enough DSP choices to make anyone happy, but most will stick with regular stereo or the DIRECT mode, witch sends the signal directly to the fron L/R speakers with no additional processing, producing a purer sound. Movie playback is where this reciever shines through however. I watched some of my favorite movies after setting this thing up and I am floored everytime. I am hearing things that I never heard before. The amound of detail is astounding and I am able to reach volume levels that will probably get me evicted. The 601 was also very easy to setup. It features video upconversion composite to s-video, so connecting all your video sources is a breeze. It also features two sets of component video inputs. The onscreen display allows you to setup most everything: speaker size, distance, crossover points (60hz-120hz), etc... Onkyo has also included a VERY helpful feature called Intellivolume. This allows you to set the volume of each input seperately, that way when you switch from, lets say, your cable box to your DVD player.. the volumes can finally match, instead of having to instantly reach for the remote because the sound is blaringly loud on on source and whisper quiet on another. The build quality is also excellent, this is a heavy reciever, but not overly hefty, weighing about 27lbs. Binding posts for all speaker terminals, high current amps and a very well thought out learning remote make this reciever well worth full MSRP. In my research, no reciever at this price point can really compete. It also comes in silver, so for those of us who like silver components, we have the choice.

Similar Products Used: HK225
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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