AV Receiver Onkyo TX SR 608

When the surround old formats the Onkyo TX SR 608 (550 euro) continued its triumphal procession. He squinted here already on more expensive opponents who barely had more bass punch in security.

  1. AV receiver Onkyo TX SR 608
  2. Data sheet

Wondering what the new TX SR 608 Onkyo can’t, can be easy to answer: because the AV receiver for 550 euros has no pre outs, he rejects the bridge to stereo amps around. Due to time delay, the zone 2 connectors for such projects also not eligible. After all, two parallel Subwoofer-Outs of powerful active subwoofers offer the matching dining. Otherwise, the TX SR 608 in terms of gain remains a soloist throughout his life.

On the question of what he can become difficult. The predecessor TX SR 607 (6/09) brought already Dolby Pro Logic IIz (with additional height channels) as well as Audissey DSX beside the old packages (height or broad additional boxes addresses): that actually are enough ways to play. The 608 THX Select2 is added now plus. Because attracts even a mix of various systems of Hall fiddle around and on top of that, the one measuring automatic no longer transparent way can influence, a vast field of research remains open for owners of the TX SR 608 truly.

Unless they make the new receiver to “Pure direct” or as flat as possible. And then, pleased that the new Onkyo can – enough 3D movies thanks to its HDMI 1.4A efficiency or to recent TV monitors returned ARC-(Audio Return Channel-) data incorporated. Is this function together with the readiness to receive more control data is not explicitly repeatedly called, the standby power consumption increases however – – a little because of the transformer must constantly feed on the HDMI Board.

New achievements prevented the TX SR 608 didn’t even when FM radio significantly more open tone than its predecessor. When it comes to playback he was also a. Bass worked just solid piano runs, moving, radiant and in particular votes clearly full and natural.

At Dolby and DTS-HD titles the tester could hardly believe it: the Onkyo only so start spattering or old is gleefully in the Orchestra and violin on the nose. For its price, the – nearly perfect also for video conversions – TX SR 608 sounds downright gigantic.

Onkyo TX SR 608

Manufacturer Onkyo
Price €550.00
Rating 44.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Dimensions 44.0 x 16.5 x 42.6 cm
Weight 23.6 kg
Surround formats
Headphone surround No
HDCD playback No
Virtual surround Virtual surround
Decoder for HD formats Dolby TrueHD / DTS-HD Master
Colors Black, silver
Genus (REC / GM / input.) Receiver
Remote control System remote control
On-screen menu transparent
Lip sync Lip sync
Lip sync description
Equalizer manual Equalizer
Power amplifiers, number 7
Bands 5
Channels 0
Video standards converter CVBS > 3 K > HDMI
Scaling Analog to HDMI + HDMI to HDMI
Video adjustment Video adjustment
Description video adjustment
Switched network jacks 0
Autom. Calibration with Equalization
AV connectors
Digital inputs RCA / front 2 / 0
Optical digital inputs / front 2 / 0
Digital inputs HDMI / HDMI Front Version number 5 / 1 / HDMI 1.4A
Digital output HDMI 1
Digital RCA outputs 0
Optical digital outputs 0
USB ports front / rear 0 / 0
i-pod connection Dock
Networking description
Multi channel input
Recording outputs audio 0
Headphone Jack Headphone Jack
Preamp output
Laboratory data
True sine wave power stereo 8 Ohms 125.0 W
True sine wave power stereo 4 Ohms 179.0 W
Music power stereo 8 Ohms 116.0 W
Music performance stereo 4 Ohms 148,0 W
RMS power 5-channel 8 Ohms 84.0 W
RMS power 5-Channel 4 ohm 101.0 W
Music performance 5-Channel 4 ohm 111.0 W
Music performance 5-channel 8 Ohms 90.0 W
RMS power 5-Channel 4 ohm 101.0 W
Music performance 7-Channel 4 ohm 90.0 W
Music performance 7-channel 8 Ohms 76.0 W
HiFi output power 4 ohm
effective pulse power front 4 ohm
effective pulse power 4 ohm Center
effective pulse power 4 ohm surround
maximum output voltage Z1
maximum output voltage Z2
maximum output voltage Z3
Number of appropriate channels
Surround RMS power 8 ohm stp 45 W
Surround RMS power 4 ohm stp 72 W
Surround RMS power 8 ohm stp 76 W
Surround RMS power 4 ohm stp 90 W
Noise line 102.0 dB
Multi channel input noise
Noise phono MM
Noise phono standard system
Noise phono MC
Digital noise 101.0 dB
Front noise ProLogic
Noise ProLogic Center
Power consumption standby / operating 0.3 / 65 W
Network connection No
Short conclusion With the TX SR 608 Onkyo not only for the first time offers HDMI 1.4A, but also others in the price range to hitherto not encountered features. On top of that he sounds just amazing full, fine, alive.
Sound Top-class
Sound points stereo
(maximum 70 points)
Surround sound points
(maximum 70 points)
Sound points HD
(maximum 70 points
Measured values
(maximum 10 points)
(max. 15 points)
(maximum 10 points)
Overall rating (70 points) Top 44
Price / performance outstanding
tested in issue: 7 / 10