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Goodness me, how do they do it for the money?
My husband agonised over this (as with all his new tv stuff).
He wanted a cinema system to go with the new tellie, so a set of speakers & a separate amp seemed the way to go, but although all the reviews from the likes of What Hi-Fi & such seemed to like this, it just seems too cheap.
Well, the performance certainly isn't and it coped very nicely with what we have hooked up to it - LCD tv, Playstation 3 (with blu-ray capabilities) & the Virgin media box.
OK, so we have very good speakers, but even so, this is one very nice receiver/amp. You will hear a richness of sound you never new existed!
Blu-ray disks & CD's come to life, & the HD channels take on a new dimension.
& it's a doddle to set up - fix the speakers where you want them & the amp does the set-up & sound test for you.
It's sleek & black, with no irritating flashing bits, just a clear display panel & a blue light around the volume knob when it's on (could probably do without this).
I haven't put in any technical data as there's just too much - check the Onkyo website if you need the details.
The only disadvantage is that it's deeper than we were expecting & doesn't fit well on the new tv stand as there's a lot of wiring from out the back.
Dimensions are: 16.9 x 17.1 x 7.6 inches
We eventually got ours from Richer Sounds for about £450.