Onkyo TX-NR727

7.2-channel home theater receiver with Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®

Item #: 580TXN727

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Original Price: $449.99

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Onkyo brings power, flexibility, and wireless streaming together in one chassis

Pull out those movies, grab the popcorn, and get ready for the excitement of realistic home theater. Onkyo's TX-NR727 has plenty of power to rock your world, in stereo or 7.2-channel surround sound. Watch your favorite show in surround sound while your kids listen to music in a second room — all powered by this versatile receiver. You can even enjoy stereo music in three rooms by adding an additional power amp or receiver. And with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, you'll be ready to stream music from networked computers, smartphones, and tablets for an endless supply of listening choices.

Bigger, more realistic sound with THX® and Audyssey DSX®

Want your home theater to sound more like the movie theater? The 'NR727 is THX Select2 Plus™ certified, so you can be sure you're getting the most accurate performance from your movie soundtracks. Plus, the "surround back" channels of this 7.2-channel receiver can be reassigned for use with "front height" speakers. This expands your home theater's soundstage vertically. Audyssey DSX and Dolby® Pro Logic IIz audio processing optimize movie soundtracks for this theater-like setup that will make your home theater sound positively huge.

Take high-def video even higher

Onkyo's free remote app for Apple and Android

Onkyo's free remote app for Apple and Android smartphones offers easy control of network music sources (subscription required for some services).

Just as your movies and music will sound robust and detailed, movies and shows will look gorgeous in 1080p no matter the source thanks to the 'NR727's Marvell Qdeo™ processor. And with 4K upscaling, this receiver is ready for the next generation of Ultra High Definition TVs. This receiver is not HDCP 2.2-compliant and will not support copy-protected 4K video content.

Stream music wirelessly from anywhere and everywhere

Wireless music streaming doesn't get any easier than with the TX-NR727. With both built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, you've got plenty of options for enjoying music from the Internet, computers, and portable devices. There's built-in support for music services like Spotify®, Pandora®, and SiriusXM®, as well as free Internet radio with TuneIn. Or send music directly to the receiver from your Bluetooth-compatible smartphone or tablet. Plus you can send music from your DLNA-compatible PC to the 'NR727 for playback over your Wi-Fi network. Onkyo's music optimizer helps make all your digital music sound its best, so you'll get the most out of the countless options for music discovery.

Easy setup and control

You won't be intimidated by this receiver's set-up and control functions. Onkyo makes it simple to get your system up and running. The Audyssey MultEQ® speaker calibration system automatically makes adjustments to account for room dimensions and speaker placement. All that's required from you is to plug in the included setup microphone, place it in your listening position and follow the on-screen prompts.

Onkyo has also added menu overlays, a great feature that allows you to view and tweak settings while watching a movie or show without having to toggle back and forth between screens. And for easy touchscreen control, Onkyo's free remote app for Apple® and Android™ lets you control the TX-NR727 from your smartphone or tablet.


    Power and Processing:
    • 7-channel amplifier
    • 110 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at .08% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • THX® Select2 Plus™ certified for uncompromised home theater sound
    • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding, including Dolby PLIIz
    • analog-to-HDMI video upconversion (up to 1080p and 4K) with Marvell Qdeo™ video processing
    • Audyssey MultEQ® auto speaker calibration (microphone included)
    • Audyssey DSX® processing for enhanced surround sound height or width effects using additional front speakers
    • Audyssey Dynamic Volume® mode to maintain steady listening levels
    • Audyssey Dynamic EQ™ for fuller surround sound at lower volumes
    Digital and Streaming Music Options:
    • built-in Wi-Fi for listening to music from a networked PC, free Internet radio, and music services
      • includes support for Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, SiriusXM, Slacker, TuneIn, and Aupeo! (subscription required for some services)
    • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from a compatible smartphone, tablet, or computer
    • front-panel MHL-ready HDMI input for accessing content from select Android smartphones and tablets
    • DLNA-certified for streaming music with compatible devices and computers
    • plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution)
    • plays DSD files (2.8 MHz .dsf files) from network and USB storage devices
    Multi-room Audio:
    • three-room/three-source output
      • powered stereo audio output for 2nd room
      • using powered 2nd-room output allows 5.1 home theater in main room
      • line-level 2nd and 3rd room outputs for use with separate amplifiers or receivers
      • output in 3rd room requires the use of separate amplifier or powered speakers
      • only analog, network or USB audio sources can be output to Zones 2 and 3
    Audio Performance Features:
    • high-current amplifier design with massive power transformer
    • 24-bit/192kHz Burr-Brown digital-to-analog converters for all channels
    • direct mode switches off unnecessary circuitry to provide cleaner sound
    • Music Optimizer function enhances the sound quality of compressed music files
    • HDMI 1.4a audio/video switching: 8 in (includes 1 front-panel MHL-compatible input), 2 out
    • component video switching: 1 in, 1 out
    • composite video switching: 4 in, 1 out
    • digital audio inputs: 1 optical and 2 coaxial
    • 6 analog stereo audio inputs
    • preamp outputs for 2 powered subwoofers
    • phono input for connecting a turntable
    • front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB storage devices; iPod®/iPhone® use requires the Onkyo DS-A4 or DS-A5 docks
    • Ethernet port for network connection
    • outputs for 9 speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back/Front Presence/Bi-amp L/R, Zone 2 L/R)
    • receiver can power a maximum of 7 channels at once
    General Features:
    • free Onkyo remote app lets you use your Apple or Android device as a Wi-Fi remote
    • 4K and 3D video pass-through
      • This receiver is not HDCP 2.2-compliant and will not support copy-protected 4K video content.
    • Audio Return Channel function receives digital audio signals from a compatible HDTV's tuner via HDMI (Main HDMI output only)
    • Phase-Matching Bass optimizes low frequencies to preserve clarity with vocals and movie dialogue
    • HDMI standby pass-through allows HDMI switching without powering up receiver
    • 40 AM/FM presets
    • programmable remote
    • 17-1/8"W x 6-13/16"H x 15-15/16"D
    • weight: 24.7 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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    Onkyo TX-NR727

    Written By Anonymous, Alabama on Friday, August 07, 2015

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    Good quality. Connection was relatively simple.

    ONKYO TX-NR727

    Written By Joseph, Chalmette, Louisiana on Monday, August 03, 2015

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    The receiver has great sound and it is easy to connect all components

    Pros: Great sound

    Cons: Source 2 is difficult to use for my outdoor speakers. The volume does not display when using the remote.

    nice receiver for price

    Written By jl, Arizona on Thursday, July 30, 2015

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    Easy to set up. Easy controls. Is better than our 7-8 year old denon. Crisp, clear. Happy with it.

    Pros: Easy setup

    Cons: None so far

    Better Receiver Than Donald Driver

    Written By Don_Pachuco, Wisconsin on Thursday, July 16, 2015

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    I haven't gotten all of my speakers yet, but the 3 that I did connect to it sounded fabulous. I can only imagine the sound once I receive the other 4. I only did a trial run with the speakers, but I didn't place them in their final destinations. I will update my review if the site allows.

    Pros: Huge power and sound in every watt

    Cons: None


    Written By Frank, Virginia on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

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    First off amazing company and customer service. One of the few companies in the world that still truly care how their customers feel about the business and their product. This product is amazing. Puts out some powerful sound and barely had to make any adjustments to the sound after auto setup!! I would recommend this product to anyone!! And this company!!

    Sent it back the same day I got it, bought a Marantz

    Written By Mr. Tim, Florida on Saturday, July 11, 2015

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    The initial setup was cumbersome. The unit wouldn't recognize my PS3. The unit wouldn't recognize the MIC input for the Audissy (sp?) set up. The software was lousy. After working for a few hours trying to set this up, I gave up, called Crutchfield, bought a Marantz. The setup on it was so smooth, it was def the right decision.

    Pros: none

    Cons: everyhting

    Great buy

    Written By JS, Tallahassee, FL on Thursday, July 09, 2015

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    Very great product! I have always been pleased with onkyo brand home theater, and this is no exception. And for the price, well, I'm super stoked about making this thing rock!

    Like it!

    Written By Vinnie, Tennessee on Saturday, July 04, 2015

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    Quality product! Little challenging to set up and I count myself as electronic savvy but not infallible. Made mistake of disconnecting HDMI after powered on while rerouting cables...It messes with the receiver big time and it took me a long time to recover the video output.

    I am very happy with the features and especially the wifi and BT capabilities. Output is super!

    Pros: Sound and function -- top notch

    Cons: little sensitive to HDMI connections and disconnects while powered.

    ONKYO TX-NR727

    Written By Wayne, California on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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    Easy to hook up and install. The auto sound balance worked better than other receivers I have programed. Remote was easy to program to control other devices. Plenty of power. Big bang for the buck.

    Pros: Has phono connection for those of us who still play vinyl on occasion.

    Cons: The easy install guide does not explain how to access the different programming aspects of the remote. I had go to the full manual on the included CD.

    Will recommend to a Friend

    Written By Dave, Arkansas on Sunday, May 31, 2015

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    Easy setup and flexible speaker options. Was able to take advantage of the Bi-Amp mode.

    Pros: Easy setup and more than powerful fro most home environmetns

    Cons: Remote buttons are a little spongy

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    Written By Chris R, Richmond VA on Tuesday, May 05, 2015

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    Just received this TX-NR727 and it sounds great! I look at many different manufactures but Onkyo gave the biggest bang for the money on this unit with WiFi, phono connection and the powered 2nd zone and a 3rd zone as well. This meets all my needs. It sounds great and was easier to set up and use in both zones.

    Pros: Has many features that other manufacturers do not have at the same price point. Easy set up and use. Works great with Spotify. Has a phono connection. Powered 2nd zone. 3rd zone option. Lots of power! Sounds great!

    Cons: None yet.

    Great sound

    Written By Awesome wood, Pensacola, FL on Thursday, April 30, 2015

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    The sound of this unit blows my old Yamaha out of the water. Powered zone 2 makes listening to my outdoor speakers a whole new experience. The surround sound is much crisper also.

    Pros: Powered zone 2. Ease of switching between components.

    unbelievable receiver

    Written By john, walton, ny 13856 on Monday, April 27, 2015

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    The onkyo tx-nr727 is an unbelievable receiver. I thought I might have a problem going from the tx-sr806 with more power then the 727 but I was wrong the 727 sounds clearer and louder then the 806 and the built in wifi is awesome. And once again Crutchfields service stands alone!!!

    Pros: Clear sound, easy to use

    Cons: There isnt any

    I love this receiver

    Written By Ced, Austin, Texas on Saturday, April 11, 2015

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    I love the power (rms) and the new features (Bluetooth and wireless connectivity, and streaming servixes). However I wish it was easier to access the Bluetooth feature. Overall, very good price and pleased with my purchase.

    Pros: Bluetooth and wireless

    Cons: Access menu

    Excellant Receiver

    Written By Rob, Pennsylvania on Thursday, April 02, 2015

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    I bought this receiver to replace an old sony receiver. The Onkyo 727 is a great receiver. Lots of power and sounds great. Paired this with Polk Audio blackstone TL 350's. Receiver was extremely easy to set up and has lots of cool features. Crutchfield customer service was also great.

    Pros: Easy set up and powerful

    Cons: n/a

    Onkyo NR727

    Written By Greg, Nevada on Sunday, March 22, 2015

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    I purchased this receiver with Bose 301 front speakers, Bose 201 back speakers, Cambridge Audio Mix sub-woofer and Definitive Technology ProCenter Technology center speaker. The receiver was easy to set up using the electronic manual that came with the disc. The sound is phenomenal for both surround and stereo. I am happy with the results. The technical support team at Crutchfield helped me decided on the sub-woofer and center speaker. Their help was the key to making this a system of which I could be proud. Thanks for the help!

    Pros: Ease of set up Sound Quality Channel separation quality

    Cons: Electronic manual made it a little more difficult.

    Very Satisfied With My New Onkyo

    Written By R Andrews, West Virginia on Thursday, March 19, 2015

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    I love this new Onkyo. It was the easiest set up on any home theater unit that I have purchased to date. I would recommend this unit to anyone looking for a really good home theater unit.

    Pros: Easy set up and functions as advertised.

    Cons: None

    Onkyo receiver - NR727

    Written By Ralph, Boston, MA on Saturday, March 14, 2015

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    I wanted a receiver with BT features. Focused on Denon, Yamaha and Onkyo. SALES staff very helpful. After several questions and reviews of customer feedback went with Onkyo TX-NR727. At this point in time, I am very happy. Only had it just a week.. still learning and playing with all the capabilities that are available.

    Pros: Features, easy install, great price, very good support, easy to use, love the bluetooth

    Cons: Bluetooth feature cannot be in zone 2/3 alone but is required to be in main source also.

    Excellent receiver. Does it all for me.

    Written By Dktenor, Oak park, IL on Saturday, March 07, 2015

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    This receiver has lots of inputs for all my coonents: cable box, blu-ray, Apple TV, CD player, phono, cassette player. It has not only a zone 2' but also a zone 3 which I hooked up to desktop so I can digitize my analog collection (records and tapes).

    Pros: All my video can output to one HDMI connection. No longer necessary to switch TV inputs Zones 2 and 3 powered output Lots of inputs

    Cons: Very confusing and incomplete instruction manual for more advanced features. Had to call Crutchfield support to figure out how to get zone 2 working. Was. Simple fix that was not clear in the manual. Couldn't get my component/optical output from cable box to work. Ended up switching (moving existing wiring) to HDMI for this source. Probably possible to do this but couldn't figure it out from the manual.

    Verry Nice

    Written By Robesp, Bowling Green,MO on Sunday, March 01, 2015

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    Very good receiver so far. Have never owned an Onkyo product before and so far it has been at least as good as some of the Denons I have owned.

    Pros: Plenty of Power Easy Setup

    Cons: Slight popping noise from surround speakers in one of the surround modes. On everything else it is fine, sounds like a common Onkyo problem.

    Close but almost perfect.

    Written By Kendall, Crestview, Fl on Thursday, February 26, 2015

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    Great sound quality! It has plenty of power and the auto-eq did a great job with my room. I have this setup in my bedroom with the zone 2 powering speakers in my bathroom. The zone 2 is easy to use. Pretty straight-forward controls.

    Pros: Easy setup and operation. Powerful sound with great effects. Easy wifi and Bluetooth pairing and allows pandora to play through the Zone 2.

    Cons: Switching inputs and startup time is pretty long in comparison to my older TX-nr808. Sometimes I won't get an image after switching inputs and have to restart the unit. Crutchfield graciously swapped out my first unit when I told them of these problems. I even bought a new Blueray player and Hdmi cable to use with the new unit. I updated the firmware as soon as I got it. It still suffers from the same issues. It really is too bad. Sonically this thing is a beast!

    home theater

    Written By Spencer, Mapleton, Utah on Monday, February 16, 2015

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    Easy to use, just got it installed

    OnkyO! Nice receiver indeed

    Written By Jeremiah, St. Petersburg, FL. on Sunday, February 15, 2015

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    Awesome receiver for the price. Easy setup.

    Pros: Easy setup, clarity at high volume, classy design.

    Cons: None yet.

    onkyo tx-nr727

    Written By mac, Arkansas on Friday, February 06, 2015

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    The day of waiting was the hardest.But after that thing went up hill,this was my second onkyo and like the first one it was easy to hookup an ready to use.the sound is great,hooking up all my different parts was very easy an they have the little tab to help you remember what goes where.the power is all that i had hope for,movies,games an of course music sound really really really GGoooddd.

    Pros: Easy to set up,wide range of sound.I have this for several months now no problem.would tell a close friend to go for it.to be honest i already have.

    Cons: Waiting for it to arrive.

    Onkyo TX-NR727

    Written By RWL, Peoria, Arizona on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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    This receiver does everything it says it does. Easy set-up. All the power we need. The Crutchfield team we dealt with for service and delivery was excellent. We even went better we purchased a sub and center speaker also. All for a small craft room.

    Pros: The front panel controls are foolproof.

    Cons: None

    Onkyo TX-NR727

    Written By Patrick, Michigan on Monday, January 26, 2015

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    This unit has exceeded my expectations. Set up was really easy and the features work flawlessly. I currently have this powering Polk Monitor 70's series II which are very power hungry and this unit hasn't even blinked. I love that I have so many options to listen to music...off a hard drive, bluetooth using my ipod, or connecting on the network to my computers audio files.

    Pros: Lots of power Lots of useful features Lots of input options

    Cons: The only con I have is that the bluetooth connection option doesn't seem to be integrated very well. It works flawlessly but I actually have to walk up to the unit to push the pairing button as opposed to getting to it through an onscreen menu, yes, I am super lazy.

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    Written By RT, Bristol, VA on Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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    Have only had receiver a couple of weeks, but impressed so far. Still learning to use its many features/abilities; one I have used is the speaker calibration system and it is fantastic. The Crutchfield Rep., did a fantastic job--if the receiver matches the Crutchfield service, I will be extremely happy.

    Pros: So far, great sound, easy to set up even for a novice.

    Cons: None thus far.

    total let down

    Written By Anonymous, Bingham Canyon, UT on Sunday, January 18, 2015

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    This unit was easy to setup and sounded good. But the wireless was defective. It wouldn't even pickup any signals even though every other device in my household can easily find over 12. Called Crutchfield sending it back replacing it with a Denon S900W. Hope it works right out of the box.

    Pros: Might be a good recievers if it ever worked.

    Cons: Defective right out of the box.

    Onkyo TX-NR727

    Written By Cowboy7, Austin, Texas on Monday, January 05, 2015

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    Great sound, great price, great service

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    Written By Ron Peters, Gallitzin, PA 16641 on Sunday, January 04, 2015

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    I am very pleased with onkyo TX-NR727 receiver. Great quality and sound.

    Pros: Geat quality and sound.

    new upgrade

    Written By minneapolis man, Minnesota on Thursday, January 01, 2015

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    Works great. Big improvement from where we came from. Highly recommend.


    Written By Carlos, South Carolina on Thursday, December 25, 2014

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    I've had this unit for a few months now. I just now have managed to get around to fully setting it up. I have Polk speakers all around and a Sony powered Sub. My living room isn't that big. I love the sound! It's right on!! Now, everyone will find some features they use more than others. Here are my favorites. 1. The Iphone app!!! I can turn the unit on while laying in bed (wifi function!). Also select what Pandora station I want!!! ROCKS!!!! The app lets you control just about everything on the unit. 2. I set it up to turn on my TV at the time I turn on the receiver (not sure how I did this!). 2. Bluetooth from my phone! Even when I go to my office in the back of the house....if I switch to say my Bose mini via Bluetooth, it will allow my phone to automatically switch devices! No extra work. Turn on the Bose and the Onkyo will stop and the Bose will pickup the audio! BAM! I spoke personally with a rep from Crutch to select a unit, and my rep was SPOT ON with this recommendation. It was well worth the $$$. I don't mess around with audio.

    Pros: Sound and Iphone App.

    Cons: I use a USB flash drive also. It's take just a few seconds for it to recognize all the music on it.

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    Written By stevey, Georgia on Monday, December 22, 2014

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    I purchased this Onkyo for a system in the living room as I had purchased a higher end model several years ago and have been very pleased with it for the mancave. The price and performance of this system can't be beat and it has plenty of punch and a multitude of settings to get the sound you want. The only down side is the fact you have to either view the manual online or print it off. (onkyo needs to change this as it's not being very customer friendly saving a dollar or 2.) The setup of this is easy, the wifi works great and I would recommend this to anyone needing a new unit.

    Pros: easy setup, easy to use and great performance/sound.

    Cons: no manual provided and it's only online.


    Written By Anonymous, New York on Saturday, December 20, 2014

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    Works great with the klipsch RF-82 II. Love the quality it produces.

    Pros: Great quality


    Written By Van, Alabama on Saturday, December 20, 2014

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    Very stylish and does give strong output and very easy to set-up.

    Pros: The appearance of it is just what I needed in cabinet. I knew the sound was going to be great because we already owned and still use one in another area of the house.


    Written By TonyO., North Carolina on Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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    Set up was easy, even without a printed manual. I have this set up with Polk audio speakers and a Polk 10" sub. The 727 replaced a Yamaha 7.2 receiver with only 90w/ch and less features such as Bluetooth and Wireless. I noticed the difference right away. The Onkyo provided a greater sound environment with clarity and detail. I'm very pleased I made the switch.

    Pros: Great sound and depth, at a very good price even if I didn't buy it on Cyber Monday.

    Cons: Remote lacks in features and not as easy to use as my Yamaha.

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    Written By Jim, Mt. Prospect, I'll. on Saturday, December 13, 2014

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    Great service, Excellent product

    Pros: Features, cost, sound,


    Written By Anonymous, Baltimore on Tuesday, December 09, 2014

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    Fantastic reciever!

    Onkyo TX-NR727

    Written By David, Texas on Monday, December 08, 2014

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    I really like the Onkyo TX-NR727 reciever. Everything is working fine and Crutchfield is a great company to work with. This reciever has a very good overall sound with great balance and a silent background. I am very satisfied with this purchase.

    Pros: Good sound. Good price. Good features.

    Cons: None so far.

    Sounds Great

    Written By Fred, New Jersey on Sunday, December 07, 2014

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    The sound it puts out is great! Plenty of hookups available.

    Pros: Wasy to set up

    Cons: wish it had back lit dials for easier reading

    Great Receiver

    Written By KM, Ohio on Sunday, December 07, 2014

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    Music had never sounded this good from my Polk speakers. I love this receiver. I have it set up as 7.1 home theater system.

    Pros: Great sound quality and great video up conversion from composite video. Works fine with Chromecast. I am powering the chromecast from the front USB port. Works fine with Harmony remote app.

    Cons: Cannot play slide shows and videos via DLNA. Just music. Remote is not very user friendly. Having HDMI handshake issues with my Mediasonic TV Tuner.

    Didn't know what I was missing.

    Written By Paul S., Richlands, NC on Tuesday, December 02, 2014

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    Replaced a perfectly fine Onkyo HT-R520 from 2003 only because the sale made it irresistible. I don't know what changed in 12 years, but this new Onkyo TX-NR727 sounds noticeably better on the same Onkyo speakers. Its processor finds details in music previously hidden.

    Pros: Has 2 sub preamp outputs for my 2 subwoofers. Easy Bluetooth connects to iPod and iPhone songs and controls via remote. Front USB port lets me play my high quality songs directly from thumb drives. Can connect to net for firmware updates and online music services. Ample HDMI inputs. Comes with magical calibration microphone and on screen easy walk through of set up. Doesn't break a sweat. Remote is easiest I've seen to program.

    Cons: These are next to insignificant compared to all this receiver does wonderfully but if I have to point out anything: Remote not backlit like previous lower model. No Bluetooth button on remote. Bluetooth is selected by switching device BT to connect.

    Fine A/V Receiver

    Written By RT, Florida on Sunday, November 30, 2014

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    Purchased the Onkyo TX-NR727 to replace an older Denon.AVR-789 The Onkyo was easy to set up and calibrate. It is being used in 7.1 mode with Orb Audio speakers, including powered sub woofer. The Audessey MultiEQ sound processing is excellent and the Onkyo automatically selects an appropriate processing mode (which can be over-ridden if desired) Sound is notably cleaner than the Denon. As well the receiver makes it convenient to tweak the tone settings, if desired. The availability of a phono input is a plus. The wi-fi connection, part of the initial set up menu, was near effortless and effective. The subsequent 'thank-you' card from Crutchfield was a nice touch.

    Pros: Fine sound. Audessey processing is very good. I would recommend the Onkyo TX-NR727.

    Cons: The instruction manual is available in pdf via download or on a supplied disk. The "advanced" section of the manual could be more clear in describing how to access the more detailed menus available.

    Almost there

    Written By Mike, Oregon on Monday, November 17, 2014

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    The receiver is solid and the setup was relatively easy. The reason I bought this was for the Internet access to my music and control with my iPhone. Unfortunately that is were the problems are. The receiver drops the connection randomly and the app is flakey and hard to use. You also cannot turn it on with the app. I have to turn it on with my remote and wait for it to get connected and then hopefully the app will find the device. They also need a tablet version of the app.

    Pros: Good sound

    Cons: Drops network, app functionality

    Onkyo TX-NR727

    Written By onkyo fan!H.S., zephyrhills,fl. on Sunday, November 16, 2014

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    Excellent... i am very satisfied with this product...very easy to operate. the wifi feature i can not get enough of....my speakers never sounded so good. I am hearing sounds with such clarity, when i listen to music or just watching TV., Movies. The bass response is so profound, I was thinking of getting new sub woofer.....not now!!!!!! I use my Onkyo everyday. I discover new features that help me improve my listening experience, it seems like it is daily, there are so many features.

    Pros: easy of set up...... auto speaker calibration great feature.... eliminates the guess work

    Cons: I wish they would include a paper manual.It would be helpful to have in hand while experiencing and learning all the features! The remote does not have a light feature for night time use. I tend to have the room at very low light levels.

    Excellent Equipment - Right choice for me.

    Written By Robert, Midland, Texas on Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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    I ordered this unit for my surround sound / music base - based on recommendations from Rocky at Crutchfield. I could not be happier. I am no young pup (10 decades) old and the set up went very smoothly. It took a little time just getting everything connected but it all worked out perfectly. The set up is quite intuitive and really easy to do even though this unit has a lot of really cool options and features. The sound is excellent and I am very glad I went with this unit. Thank you Rocky.

    Pros: Easy set up, a lot of features, great sound.

    Cons: Knobs to connect speaker wire are hard to turn if you have big hands. This is the reason I could not be a surgeon.


    Written By Dr. J, Ohio on Sunday, November 09, 2014

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    This is the first receiver I have ever bought and I am happy with it.

    Pros: It does what I wanted.

    Cons: Very trick to figure out how to get the TV and the receiver to communicate. But I would expect that is the same for any receiver.

    Great receiver

    Written By Aaron H, Scranton Pa on Sunday, October 26, 2014

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    Great function and power! Amp is very clean with tons of options

    Pros: Everything it offers

    Cons: Non yes

    TX-NR727 AV Receiver

    Written By Sonny, Phoenix, AZ on Friday, October 24, 2014

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    Pleased with the price, delivery time, and quality of the TX-NR727.

    Pros: Quality Product with great flexibility.

    Cons: Instruction Manuel is CD only. It is difficult to make complex adjustments without a printed manual in front of you.

    Onkyo TX-NR727

    Written By HerbV, Vadito, NM on Monday, October 20, 2014

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    I bought this receiver about two weeks ago, I hooked it up and the receiver sounded great but it only lasted 2 days. When I went to turn it on, it would turn on for a few seconds that it would turn off. I sent it back to Crutchfield for a repacement but I have not gotten the exchage receiver yet.

    Pros: Had a nice sound.

    Cons: Burnt out in 2 days.


    Written By Jake, Woodstock GA. on Friday, October 17, 2014

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    The new AV amp is like my old one but with great improvements.The HDMI card failure has been resolved and it does what I want.

    Best receiver I've owned so far.

    Written By Mark D, TN on Thursday, October 09, 2014

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    I've had this unit up and running for about two weeks now. The TX-NR727 is a whole lot of receiver for a relatively inexpensive price point. In fact, it's $100 cheaper than the Yamaha RXV871 that it replaced. The sound from this Onkyo is far superior to the Yamaha. I watched "the fifth element" on Blu-ray and the sound quality was breath taking in 7.1 surround sound. The difference was night and day in comparison to my previous receiver! My music CD collection also sounds much better with this receiver. If you are Into audiophile music this receiver will not disappoint. I've listened to high resolution SA CDs and Blu-Ray Pure Audio disks in Stereo and 5.1 surround sound using this receiver and again was blown away by how much better they sound on this unit.i've previously used Sony, Onkyo and Yamaha receivers to power my home theater system and the TX-NR727 is easily the best of the bunch.I highly recommend this receiver to anyone looking to upgrade the quality of the sound in their home theater system. I fully expect to be using this receiver for many years to come.

    By the way-I found the receiver to be quite easy to set up, it probably took me about an hour and a half to connect all of my speakers and equipment and have the whole thing up and running. I've read that some people have had problems with the HDMI board and connections, however, I've experienced none of these problems so far.

    Pros: The sound is amazing! Easy to set up. Lots of HDMI connections.

    Cons: The remote control is not Backlit.

    very good receiver

    Written By dyss.cars, dallas texas on Friday, September 26, 2014

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    this 727 are great system hook it up with my bowers 685 and asw 610, men you just cant just believe how this system work',s good sound,detail,,clarity, finess, power its a quality product, buy it and dont miss it very good overall, exellent receiver. good job onkyo, tnx crutchfield.

    Pros: clear, powerful,detail,finesse etc........

    Cons: nothing

    Onkyo TX-NR727

    Written By Jim Kov, Albuquerque, NM on Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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    Excellent sound, max flexibility with 5.1 sound, two additional zones, and inputs/outputs that can accommodate virtually any mix of home electronics gear,

    Pros: Number of input/output options. Sound quality Ease of installation

    Cons: Zones two and three can play only analog inputs, not digital. Required duplicating connections to get higher quality digital sound from my CD player and also allow it to be used for entertainment in Zones 2 and 3. Unit always turned on with Blu Ray input, although I wanted to have the default to be the Cable TV input. Crutchfield Tech Support did not have a solution. Discovered that receiver returns to the device selected for pass through when receiver is turned off. Set to last.

    TX-NR727 Review

    Written By PerryM, Chandler, AZ on Sunday, September 14, 2014

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    Excellent medium power receiver. Easy to setup using the on-screen display. Number of inputs/outputs are awesome, including HDMI in and out.

    Pros: Powered/Unpowered Zone 2, Unpowered Zone 3. Second HDMI output. Easy to setup with on-screen display.

    Cons: Any HDMI input component can not be directed to the powered Zone 2. Component selector button names are terribly small and are not back-lit making it impossible to read without excellent eyesight and a flashlight. (Reason for 4-star rating).

    Nice with challenges

    Written By Elston, Burien, WA on Sunday, September 07, 2014

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    Sound is great. Really great.

    The usual challenges. Fortunately, this is my second Onkyo in a year (different model) so it was a little easier. But setup can be a challenge.

    To its credit, Denon does have good phone support.

    The remote control for both my Denon's has to be the worst control I have ever experienced. Not intuitive. Very small buttons.

    I was hoping that the application on my phone would work with both Denons. No way. I called support and they confirmed this

    I also hate using my receiver as the control center. With my Denon which it replaced, I could just turn on the TV and receiver and move around from DVD, TIVO, and Apple TV without messing with the receiver. Again, support told me I was expecting too much.

    I love the internet radio. The one downside is having to reestablish the connection when the internet hiccups.

    Pros: Good sound.

    Cons: Challenging to set up with no printed manual. Poor remote control.

    Good product

    Written By Thomas B., Houston on Thursday, August 28, 2014

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    This is a good product, it would be a great product if it was a little more user friendly.

    Pros: Good Value

    Cons: User Manual does not give clear instructions.

    Great value

    Written By pb, Woodinville, WA on Sunday, August 17, 2014

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    Easy set-up and operation, good sound and solid design. For the money, excellent buy.

    Onkyo has bad HDMI switching issues

    Written By Marc, Grand Junction, CO on Thursday, August 14, 2014

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    The HDMI board went out within just over 3 months of purchase. I live 4+ hours away from the nearest service center, and Onkyo expected me to pay for packaging and shipping even though it's covered under warranty. This is the second onkyo receiver I purchased and looking back I had similar issues with the first one regarding switching. Do your research with Onkyo and HDMI.

    Pros: Plenty of features

    Cons: Bad HDMI technology and bad warranty/customer service.

    Love this Receiver

    Written By Mark T, Merritt Island, FL on Friday, July 25, 2014

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    This replaces an early Onkyo I but that actually caught fire. This has all the bells and whistles you could want. I was nervous giving up my direct connection to Sirus XM for a connection through the internet, but it's worked out fine with very little issues concerning buffering. And plenty of power. If there's a down side, the all the black on black. It's looks super cool but unless the lights are on in the room you'll have some problem seeing the control switches.

    Pros: Powerful, easy set up, internet is great.

    Cons: Like I said above, black on black is just too dark.

    Going Onkyo

    Written By Redwood, Martinez, Ca. on Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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    After years of owning Sony receivers I wanted to see what else was available in a quality receiver and I found it in Onkyo. Great sound and lots of power.

    Pros: Easy on screen programming.

    Cons: Quick start guide only, would love an old time style manual.

    Great Product

    Written By Mike, Oregon on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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    I bought one of these 10 years ago and the upgrade is wonderful. So much easier to connect to my Blu-Ray player , Roku and DirecTv units.

    Pros: More HDMI

    Cons: With my old unit I was able to have 3 front speakers and three in the back. With this one It was front, middle and "high".

    Onkyo TX-NR727

    Written By Budgeteer, Annapolis, MD on Saturday, July 12, 2014