High End Home Cinema Receiver: Onkyo TX-NR5008 review

By Posted 7 Dec 2010, 14:02

Onkyo have been making quality home cinema systems for a while now, and their AV receivers are some of the best available. The flagship Onkyo TX-NR5008 is priced at $2,699 and how does it perform?

Fred Manteghian of Home Theatre has done a full detailed review of the Onkyo receiver, and he found it provides 11 speaker output terminals. Only 9 speakers can be controlled at once which is down to the software built in to the unit. For the review a set up of 5.2 was used with some great results.


The receiver is THX Ultra Plus certified and the design of the unit was found to be really thought out. It packs lots of features but was still easy to set up and use. Setting up the speakers via the Audyssey MultEQ XT32 which shows each speaker as it is being measured was straight forward.

Connection wise there are 8 HDMI 1.4a inputs, and it allows 3D video to pass through. If you connect a Blu-ray player the unit decodes Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio served up as bitstreams, and there is all the standard decoding you would expect on an AV receiver.

Sound wise the NR5008 didn’t disappoint and movies with HD sound tracks sounded great. When compared with other manufactures flagship models the Onkyo comes in towards the bottom price wise, but for most of the other categories it’s at the top. Click here for the official Onkyo site to see the NR5008 and all of its specifications.

Head over to Home Theatre to read the full review.

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