Onkyo TX-NR1000 A/V Receiver At A Glance & Ratings

At A Glance: Onkyo TX-NR1000 A/V Receiver


Inputs: Video: IEEE 1394 (2), HDMI (2), component video (6), S-video (6), composite video (6)
Audio: Coaxial digital (6), optical digital (6), 7.1-channel analog (2), stereo analog line (8), phono (1, with ground)
Video: HDMI (1), component video (2), S-video (4), composite video (4)
Audio: Coaxial digital (2), optical digital (2), stereo analog (5) preamp (1)
Additional: Ethernet, RS-232 (1), 12-volt trigger (5), IR jack (3)
Note: As reviewed. Add-on boards change in/out configuration.

Processing Modes: Dolby: Digital 5.1, EX, Pro Logic IIx
DTS: DTS, ES, 96/24, Neo:6
39 DSP modes
THX Certification: Ultra2
Audio D/A Converter: 24-bit/192-kilohertz
Number of Amp Channels: 14
Power Rating (watts per channel): 150, into 8 ohms
Frequency Response: +1/–3 dB from 5 Hz to 100 kHz
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 8.6 x 17.2 x 18.9
Weight (pounds): 72.8
Price: $4,999

These listings are based on the manufacturer's stated specs; the HT Labs box below indicates the gear's performance on our test bench.

Ratings: Onkyo TX-NR1000 A/V Receiver

Build Quality: 90
• Heat vents at sides are a wise move given the hefty amps
• Seventy-three pounds of joy—a definite boon to weightlifters

Value: 89
• Thanks to plug-in boards, it's the most upgradeable receiver on the market
• But those extra boards will add to the $5k price tag

Features: 94
• Biamplification for every channel in a 7.1 system
• If it's not here, you can add it, either now or (as Onkyo promises) in the future

Performance: 90
• Lean tonal balance and extended treble—this receiver does not play dumb
• THX provides the finishing touch for movies

Ergonomics: 87
• Remote's bubble buttons provide tactile pleasure
• Black-and-white menu graphics are low-end-looking but useable

Overall Rating: 90
Onkyo breaks new ground in surround-receiver upgradeability with this hefty top-line piece. Its 150 watts times seven make it a major piece of heavy artillery. It may just be a viable alternative to high-end separates.

General Information
TX-NR1000 A/V Receiver, $4,999
Onkyo USA
(800) 229-1687
Dealer Locator Code ONK

(800) 229-1687