AV Receiver Onkyo TX SR 607

The affordable Onkyo TX SR 607 (550 euro) first allots a new Dolby lining to front-up additional boxes. He wants to convince but also in particular with good old stereo sound.

  1. AV receiver Onkyo TX SR 607
  2. Data sheet

“Tempora mutantur”, it shoots the AV fan through his head when he considered the new TX SR 607 for 550 euros. Because the HDMI connection quickly prevails on a broad front, he brings (7/08) four, but six corresponding inputs not only like its predecessor TX SR 606. Who on the other hand requires still really S-VHS female or an analog multi channel input in this price range?

Hardly anyone, ergo left accounts for Onkyo of like. Instead, the TX SR 607 now offers an additional front auxiliary input and a multifunctional contact interface called “universal port”, about which the receiver A 1 for 100 euro and with an iPod can interact with the optional dock UP. Or but with the digital receiver module UP DT 1 for 130 euro, the DAB not only, but – if the one to do that to want – even the supposedly upcoming, brutally data reduced DAB + decrypt.

Just annoying that to Onkyo still cuddling pre outs for integration into a stereo system at the 550-euro receiver. The existing zone 2 stereo output is eliminated for this purpose, because there is no clean time reference to the other channels.

For the strong soloist offers the possibility of switching to his sixth and seventh final stage between two terminals its (long-distance) servers. One can of control surround-back – or front high speaker or bi-Amping. The other holds for front-high or for zone 2-boxes here, according to which the AVler should put his individual wiring diagram a little brains and is.

Currently presence function can be front-high much like with Yamaha’s match the height of the acoustic figure with a canvas. Now comes but – if future plate corresponding Dolby-above/below info (Pro Logic IIz) bring – even the prospect of an additionally designed dimension of space.

The TX SR 607 if necessary transforms again with a full production fine for the price range and scaling FBAS polar – and 3-component video to HDMI, he can make even a  picture quality in this case. With the FM sound, which removed and had a flat, the newbie but not so took it seriously.

For this he really blossomed during CD playback. “Son of a gun”, said, as he somewhat slimmer than the TX SR 606, that outlined quite effortlessly with the violence bass of friend ‘N fellow’s ‘Lady’ fussed. What right the point counter to one on 37 increased: the newcomer turned out Constanze Friend of tall, plastic, clean.

In the surround modes the oldie benefited depending on the title even by its increased reproduction, times the pendulum to the newcomer swung out about because of his nuanced, more understandable voice playback.

Even with the remarkable for the class, bright HD playback the two took not much – the old somewhat plumper, dynamic, the new little fine drawing. The bottom line is but that the CD-friendly Onkyo TX SR 607 with even fewer concerns can be bought.

Onkyo TX SR 607

Manufacturer Onkyo
Price €550.00
Rating 43.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Surround formats
Headphone surround
HDCD playback
Virtual surround
Decoder for HD formats
Genus (REC / GM / input.)
Remote control
On-screen menu
Lip sync
Lip sync description
Equalizer manual
Power amplifiers, number
Video standards converter
Video adjustment
Description video adjustment
Switched network jacks
Autom. Calibration
AV connectors
Digital inputs RCA / front
Optical digital inputs / front
Digital inputs HDMI / HDMI FrontVersionsnummer
Digital output HDMI
Digital RCA outputs
Optical digital outputs
USB ports front / rear
i-pod connection
Networking description
Multi channel input
Recording outputs audio
Headphone Jack
Preamp output
Laboratory data
True sine wave power stereo 8 Ohms
True sine wave power stereo 4 Ohms
Music power stereo 8 Ohms
Music performance stereo 4 Ohms
RMS power 5-channel 8 Ohms
RMS power 5-Channel 4 ohm
Music performance 5-Channel 4 ohm
Music performance 5-channel 8 Ohms
RMS power 5-Channel 4 ohm
Music performance 7-Channel 4 ohm
Music performance 7-channel 8 Ohms
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
Surround RMS power 4 ohm stp
Surround RMS power 8 ohm stp
Surround RMS power 4 ohm stp
Noise line
Multi channel input noise
Noise phono MM
Noise phono standard system
Noise phono MC
Digital noise
Front noise ProLogic
Noise ProLogic Center
Power consumption standby / operating
Network connection
Short conclusion In some respects of useful bedraggled, upgraded in other but still preout loose successor of TX SR 606 sounds in the bass leaner, and especially in stereo finer and cleaner.
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 class 43
Price / performance outstanding
tested in issue: 6 / 09