Onkyo TX-NR609 comparison

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Onkyo TX-NR609

Onkyo TX-NR609
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Sony STR-DN840

Sony STR-DN840
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Onkyo TX-NR626

Onkyo TX-NR626
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Marantz NR1403

Marantz NR1403
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Sony STR-DN1040

Sony STR-DN1040
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Price $487 at 1 store $448 to $449 at 3 stores $369 to $499 at 7 stores $359 to $399 at 6 stores $584 to $628 at 7 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 16 reviews 3.0 stars out of 2 reviews 2.5 stars out of 2 reviews 4.5 stars out of 1 review 2.5 stars out of 5 reviews
Release date April 15, 2011 April 24, 2013 March 14, 2013 May 25, 2012 April 24, 2013
The Bottom Line The Onkyo TX-NR609 has six HDMI inputs and lots of built-in streaming music services, but it lacks AirPlay and doesn't sound quite as good to our ears as some competitors. The Sony STR-DN840 is by far the best AV receiver value of the year, offering tons of wireless connectivity and six HDMI inputs for well under $500. Onkyo's TX-NR626 is a value-packed AV receiver with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and even a turntable input, but it's just short of being our top pick. The Marantz NR1403 is a slim, handsome AV receiver with excellent sound and plenty of HDMI connectivity, although it lacks built-in networking. The Sony STR-DN1040 is a truly first-class AV receiver, boasting tons of wireless technology and a pretty user interface, at a premium price.

Basic specs

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Surround System Class 7.2 channel
7.2 channel
7.2 channel
5.1 channel
7.2 channel
THX certified Yes (THX Select 2 Plus)
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Internet Streaming Services Pandora
Slacker Personal Radio
Rhapsody
Sirius internet radio
Spotify
Aupeo!
Pandora
Music Unlimited
Slacker
vTuner
Spotify
TuneIn Radio
Last.fm
Info unavailable Pandora
Music Unlimited
Slacker
vTuner
Surround Sound Effects Audyssey DSX
Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround
Info unavailable Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround
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Microsoft Certification Compatible with Windows 7
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Radio Radio tuner - AM/FM - 40 preset stations
AM/FM
AM/FM - 40 preset stations
Radio tuner - AM/FM - 56 preset stations
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Product Type Home Theater Network Receiver
Home Theater Network Receiver
Network AV receiver
Home Theater Receiver
Home Theater Network Receiver
Equalizer Built-in
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Optical Digital Input 2
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Connectivity Protocols Ethernet
Wi-Fi ready, adapter sold separately
Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth ready, adapter sold separately
Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet
MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link)
HDMI Switching Yes
Info unavailable Info unavailable Yes
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Enclosure Color Black
Black
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Black
Built-in Decoders Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital
DTS decoder
DTS-HD Master Audio
Dolby Pro Logic IIz
Dolby TrueHD
DTS ES Matrix 6.1
DTS ES Discrete 6.1
DTS 96/24
DTS NEO: 6
DTS HD Master Audio
DTS-HD High Resolution
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital EX
Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Dolby Pro Logic IIz
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital
Dolby Pro Logic II
DTS-HD High Resolution
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS Neo:6
DTS Express
DTS-ES decoder
Dolby Digital EX
Dolby TrueHD
DTS 96/24
DTS ES Discrete 6.1
DTS ES Matrix 6.1
DTS 96/24
DTS Neo:6
DTS HD Master Audio
DTS-HD High Resolution
Dolby Digital EX
Dolby Digital
Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Dolby Pro Logic IIz
Weight 24.7 lbs
18.7 lbs
21.6 lbs
18.3 lbs
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Manufacturer Warranty 2 year warranty
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Full contract period Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 3 years
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Sound Effects Info unavailable Info unavailable DoubleBass
CinemaFILTER
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Sound Output Mode Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Surround Sound
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Service & support details type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Limited warranty
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Product Description Home Theater Network Receiver - 7.2 channel
Onkyo TX NR609
Home Theater Network Receiver - 7.2 channel
Sony STR-DN840
Network AV receiver - 7.2 channel
Onkyo TX NR626
Home Theater Receiver
Marantz NR 1403 - 5.1 channel
Home Theater Network Receiver - 7.2 channel
Power Info unavailable AC 120 V
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Response Bandwidth 5 - 100000 Hz
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Remote Control Universal remote control - Infrared
Info unavailable Info unavailable Universal remote control - Infrared
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Output Power Info unavailable 1050 Watt
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Microphone 7
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Video Conversion/Scaling Analog to HDMI up conversion
Info unavailable Analog to HDMI up conversion
HDMI to HDMI scaling
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Dimensions (WxDxH) 17.1 in x 12.9 in x 6.9 in
16.9 in x 13 in x 6.1 in
17.1 in x 12.9 in x 6.8 in
17.3 in x 14.4 in x 4.1 in
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Coaxial Digital Input 2
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Amplifier signal-to-noise ratio 106 dB
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