Onkyo TX-SR607 7.1 A/V Receiver



During the course of this review, I had to continually remind myself that this was only a $599 receiver. The core performance of the 607 on 2-channel audio and movie soundtracks is simply excellent and should satisfy all but the most discerning "audiophile." The inclusion of Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume (for those of you not allowed to "crank up" your systems) are welcome additions, as are the six HDMI connections. My few criticisms of the 607 are minor and most likely will not be of concern to the intended buyer. As for Pro Logic IIz, I personally wouldn't upgrade a relatively new receiver or pre-processor just to get the height channels, though they do help add extra ambiance on movie soundtracks. The bottom line is this: you need to pay quite a bit more money to dramatically improve upon the performance of the TX-SR607. That is high praise indeed and if $600 is within your receiver budget the Onkyo TX-SR607 is tough to beat.