Onkyo designed the versatile TX-SR605 to deliver exceptional audio and video performance from today's newest generation of high-def components. This future-ready receiver offers the latest HDMI capability along with highly advanced audio and video processing for a cutting-edge home theater experience. For example, it can decode Dolby® True HD and DTS-HD® Master Audio — two new high-resolution surround sound formats found on many Blu-ray players and discs.

Flexible video connections
The 'SR605's 1080p-compatible HDMI inputs let you hook up two high-def sources and switch easily between them. Analog-to-HDMI video conversion adds to the convenience, letting you pass the video signals from all your components to your TV via one HDMI connection. This simplifies hookup and maintains the best picture quality possible for every source in your system. For televisions without a digital input, component video conversion offers similar convenience in the analog video realm.

Fast, accurate setup
For the most accurate home theater sound possible, the 'SR605 includes Audyssey 2EQ, a sophisticated speaker calibration system from Audyssey Laboratories. Using the included microphone, the receiver analyzes sound from two different listening positions, then automatically adjusts level, equalization, and delay settings for each of your speakers. You'll get clear, precise, natural sound that's optimized for your room.

Flexible entertainment options
This receiver's dual-room/dual-source audio capability lets you enjoy home theater in your main room while a housemate listen to stereo music in a second room. You can integrate your iPod® by adding Onkyo's handy control dock. The 'SR605 is also XM Ready and compatible with XM's HD surround music channels. Or connect an optional SiriusConnect™ home tuner kit to enjoy SIRIUS satellite programming. (Subscriptions required for XM and SIRIUS.)

Product Highlights:

  • 90 watts x 7 into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD
  • Dolby® True HD, DTS-HD™ Master Audio, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS-HD™ High Resolution Audio, Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES®, Pro Logic® IIx, and DTS Neo:6 decoding
  • XM Satellite Radio Ready (requires XM subscription and optional XM Mini-Tuner package)
  • Neural Surround decoder for XM's HD Surround channels
  • SIRIUS satellite radio capable (requires SIRIUS subscription and optional SiriusConnect™ home tuner kit)
  • iPod integration (requires optional Onkyo DS-A2x iPod dock)
  • Audyssey 2EQ auto speaker setup (microphone included)
  • dual-room/dual-source audio
  • RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI) control via HDMI with compatible components
  • back surround speaker channels re-assignable for bi-amping front left and right speakers
  • high-current amplifier design
  • 192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels
  • 40 AM/FM/XM/SIRIUS presets
  • aluminum front panel
  • multibrand remote
  • sleep timer
  • 17-1/8"W x 6-7/8"H x 15-1/16"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • 1080p-compatible HDMI digital video switching (2 in, 1 out)
  • HDMI version 1.3a
  • analog-to-HDMI video conversion
  • component video switching: 3 in, 1 out
  • component video conversion
  • digital inputs: 3 optical (including 1 front panel), 2 coaxial
  • 5 audio/video inputs, including:
    • 1 front-panel input with composite and S-video
    • 4 rear-panel inputs with composite and S-video
  • 2 audio-only inputs
  • no phono input
  • 7.1-channel analog audio preamp input
  • 1 pair of main speaker outputs

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Great Receiver!

Written By Jason, Cleveland, OH on Friday, May 23, 2008

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Purchased this as a replacement for a previous JVC 412b that I got from Crutchfield. The JVC claimed a lot and had a lot of bells and whistles but, ultimately failed to work properly. Even after trying to work thru the problems and troubleshoot for a month or so, Crutchfield's wonderful Customer Service still allowed a return for credit towards a new receiver.
This Onkyo is much larger than the JVC and was at first aesthetically an issue for my wife! However, immediately this one Con was overshadowed by the ease of use, THE SINGLE REMOTE FOR ALL COMPONENTS(!!) and the incredible sound. Plus - BONUS - it works as described - unlike the JVC.
As indicated above, the most amazing thing Onkyo does is send a separate booklet with component codes. It had more codes than I have ever seen, even when searching online.! It even contains the proper codes to porgram the remote for Satellite and Cable receivers! II had just purchased the DirecTV HD Receiver that does not even have a manufacturer name associated with it. Onkyo's book lists the receivers by providers of cable or satellite channels which made it very user friendly.
Finally the audessy automatic sound field set up was easy and robust. Using three different sound test from different areas of the room the Onkyo receiver sets up your speakers for best sound performance. Definitely one of the best purchases I have made. Great bang foryour buck!

great value!

Written By John, Crystal beach, FL on Monday, May 19, 2008

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I just turned my living room into a small theatre. The sound is awesome. I'm using polk speakers with yamaha center and sub. Having the Ipod integration is great with on screen display. No more cd player.
A pleasant surprise was to have zone 2 allowing different source to the main source. So while the kids are watching tv, we can listen to music outside.
It was a little tricky getting speaker wire through the terminals but nothing major and zone 2 could have been better then the spring clip connection.
of course having a remote that takes care of ALL of your components is great.
As always crutchfield is a great source, I have been buying from them for 15 years. It certainly beats going to the big box stores and talking to the stock boy.


Written By Dale, Ohio on Thursday, May 15, 2008

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Sounded great right out of the box before I made any tweaks.

I 'm only using the 5.1 setup right now as I don't have room for more speakers.Plenty of soundfields that I may or may not use.90 watts per channel in this unit is more than what I need now,but it is there when I want to crank it.
I am currently using a high-end speaker set up and it sounds smooth.
The HDMI connection is one of the reasons I purchased this unit.I want one connection for audio and video...not the case in some cheaper models.
Out of the receiver into the tele'...out of the dvd into the TX-SR
I have made my adjustments with the sound accordingly.This unit is very future proof for (yet again) a new dvd player....Blu-Ray of course!
I think this model is getting pushed for out another in the future as is the case with all of my electronic purchases.I'm very happy with Onkyo and the service from Crutchfield.

p.s. always do your research

Best value

Written By Will, Albuquerque, NM on Friday, May 09, 2008

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I'm a big Onkyo fan; this is my 3rd Onkyo receiver. I upgraded so I could have HDMI switching/conversion with my new living room setup. What I really like are the features, obviously, and the big Onkyo sound really fills a room. The amplifier is rock solid and able to sound as big or as small as you want it to be. The included microphone simplifies room setup, as it listens to each of your speakers and adjusts crossover frequencies and output level automatically. I found this to work well for everything but the subwoofer. I had to increase the subwoofer's output to make everything sound just right. The on-screen menus were very nice to have; it is much easier to find your way through various options than using the small display on the receiver. The last minor issue I had was a video delay when switching sources. For 2-3 seconds, the screen goes blank. This is just a minor annoyance, however. Overall, this receiver exceeded my expectations!

Excellent Value!

Written By Phaelon, Watertown, NY on Friday, April 25, 2008

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When I decided to upgrade my old Sony Pro-logic receiver to the digital age, I talked to a Crutchfield rep. We discussed what I was looking for, and this perfectly fit the bill. Setup was extremely easy, and the sound is fantastic. I use a lot of digital audio and component cables since I don't have HD yet. I've been so impressed at how smart this unit is. There is an on-screen menu for setting which audio input goes with which video, but it always figured it out on its own (or guessed well)! This is definitely 5-stars for the money. There are better receivers, but you'll probably have to pay a LOT more. The only thing that would have been really nice is an extra couple HDMI inputs.
I also have to say the Crutchfield tech support is awesome. They've figured out every strange problem I've encountered.

Onkyo TX-SR605

Written By Gerald, Flint, MI on Thursday, April 24, 2008

Great value for the money. The sound quality is great (supporting the latest HD sound formats!) and it is very flexible.

Excellent buy for the $$$

Written By JB, Deatsville, AL on Thursday, April 24, 2008

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I couldn't have asked for a better addition to my home theater system.
Price and performance are to good to pass up. I have tried other brands
yet none have matched the performance of my Onyyo TX-SR605. I also
purchased the Bose Acoustimass 10 and man oh man I'm in heaven. With
the Onkyo TX-SR605 and Bose Acoustimass 10 you can't go wrong. Thanks
Crutchfield...excellent price and excellent customer service.

Onkyo TX-SR605

Written By Patrick, Smyrna, GA on Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Good receiver for the money. Gets four stars for a bit of a quality control issue--the Audessey setup was bugged on the first unit, so if you get very weak tones while performing setup, send it back for a new one--but Crutchfield makes that process painless.

Sound is great (5.1) and video is problem-free, hooked up to both an upconverting DVD player and media PC through HDMI.

Very Good Value.

Written By robert, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL on Saturday, April 19, 2008

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This unit is my second Onkyo. I have the 805 running my main AV system. I was looking for an inexpensive unit to use with my PC and to power my studio monitors. I didn't really need all of the features on the 605 for what I am using it for but I figured that at this price level it is a bonus to have them if I decide to expand my system to include video. I knew that the 805 was a great piece of equipment so I put Onkyo on my list for my studio system. After comparing features and power ratings amongst various power amps,integrated amps and AV receivers, I felt that the 605 offered the best value with greater flexibility for future needs. I also felt comfortable that it would sound good and be reliable since I knew that the 805 has served me well. It sounds wonderful when playing music through my PC and has ample power to drive my studio monitors for mixing. At this price level , the Onkyo 605 stands way above the rest in both sound and features.


Written By Jonathan, Sterling, VA on Tuesday, April 15, 2008

For the money this has to be the best receiver out there. PERIOD!!!!

Great Receiver.

Written By Hugh, New York, NY on Monday, March 31, 2008

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I have purchase two Onkyo TX-SR605 in the last couple of months. I did a lot of research before I made my first purchase and found that nothing at this price point compared. The Onkyo TX-SR605's price tag and feature set is impossible to beat. I felt a little discouraged by various negative reviews I read, but decided to make the purchase anyway.

Now that I have purchased and setup two Onkyo TX-SR605s I can say that I made the right choice. The unit is easy to setup and is exactly what I expected for the price. There are a lot of features that would make the receiver better, but again, for the price Onkyo did a great job.

The only fault I could find with the unit is that if you use your DVD Player, as I do, to play CDs then you may have a small problem. If you use an HDMI cable to connect your DVD Player to the Onkyo TX-SR605 then you will find that the connected TV will need to be turned on before the sound will be heard. Once the sound comes on, you can turn the TV off and the Onkyo TX-SR605 will continue to pass the audio through to the speakers. I worked around this issue by connecting my DVD Player to my Onkyo TX-SR605 via HDMI for video and a Toslink optical cable for audio. By doing so, the Onkyo TX-SR605 will send the audio through to the speakers without having to have the TV turned on. This is only a solution if you are not using a Blu-Ray or HD-DVD player that can output Dolby True HD or DTS HD audio. These signals cannot be passed via optical, but only via HDMI.

The maximum for your money

Written By Angel, Puerto Rico on Sunday, March 30, 2008

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This receiver is great and incredible price for its, and its 90 watts solid and stong presence and a spectacular handling video, I recommend it moves your room with a good sound and it is easy to use. Offers more in handling video (upconverting)

Solid & Flexible Performer

Written By Mike, Asheville, NC on Thursday, March 27, 2008

I have had this unit for a couple of months now and am very pleased. It replaced a Yamaha 5.1 that I liked a lot, but which did not have HDMI conversion or switching. Having only one media cable to the TV is important when the TV is wall mounted. In my opinion, the Onkyo sounds better than the Yamaha with the same home theatre speakers. I believe that the automatic speaker set up with the included microphone attained a much better room wide balance than I had previously had. Wonderful feature. Eliminates a lot of experimentation and guesswork.

The Yamaha has now found a good home in my brother's wine tasting room. As an audio receiver, it was excellent. Just lacking in video compatibility.

The HDMI conversion of the Onkyo 605 is also an excellent feature. You can send signals in w/ component, S-video, or composite and it converts them without further to do. This allows you to continue to utilize older components and satellite boxes which lack some of the most modern output hook-ups. At the same time, the features and flexibility of this unit should allow for years of enjoyment due to all the compatibility which is built in.

Played around a bit with the up conversion feature, but the ghosting line at the top of the picture when enabled was more distracting than the improvement in the picture from up converting SD inputs. Can't criticize a manufacturer for a feature that they include, but don't advertise.

I highly recommend the Onkyo TSXR605 and have no regrets with this purchase whatsoever.

quirky praises & criticisms

Written By ncruzer, Brooklyn, NY on Thursday, March 27, 2008

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Other than the great value and all that has been said before, I'll say:

1)The included remote is "universal" and controls my old school panasonic VCR, my non progressive scan Pioneer DVD player as well as my brand spanking new HDTV LCD Sony Bravia, thank heavens, because even I was getting crazy with all the remotes. Most functions of all the devices remain, including setup fucntions.

2) The Onkyo HDMI connection works flawlessly with my Sony Bravia HDTV, turn on/off the TV and the receiver turns on/off.

3) Auto detects quality of audio source and auto switches


I have only two criticisms which IMO DID NOT warrant dropping my rating from a 5 to a 4.

1) There are no separate AM/FM presets. For example, if you are listening to say an FM station preset to #3 and then want to quickly change channels to hear the weather, on what would be say AM preset #1 on another receiver, you can't, because the AMs are preset to say #20 and above, after the 19 FM preset channels.
Of course you could make the presets any order you want with any combo of AM/FM but I feel it would have been better to have separate lines of presets for both AM and FM.

2) You can't (or I haven't been able to figure out how to) save different speaker settings. You can't save like a "husband" setting (full 5.1 with bass turned up) VS a "wife" setting (much less bass w/o surround).
I wish I could set up each "version" and just select between "husabnd" or "wife" when appropriate.
The individual speakers are easliy adjusted using an on screen menu for crossover Hz, distance from listener, room position and +/- db level, so right now I have a little "sticky note" with our individual preferances and just change settings depending on who is going to be watching what.... but it sure gets tedious.

I hope I shed some unique insight.
Still a TREMENDOUS value for what you get

Great Value

Written By James, Atlantic City, NJ on Tuesday, March 25, 2008

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I bought this unit several weeks ago and am very pleased with the results. Easy to hook up. Crutchfield is a pleasure to deal with. The color coded cable labels are great. Great value!

Just like they said

Written By Mike, Twin Cities, MN on Tuesday, March 18, 2008

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Most of the reviews that I read stated that this reciever is worth the money for what you get - I couldn't agree more. This replaced a Sony receiver I have had for 5 years. It is interesting in a 5.1 set up that you don't know what you are missing until you have a direct comparison. This Onkyo was not only easy to set up but the sound was much improved for me.

Not sure if it is because the receiver set up with mic balanced better or if the reciever is just better quality. Either way I am very satisified. I have this reveiver driving a 5.1 package and really like the sound during a show.


worth every penny

Written By cat, port angeles, wa on Friday, March 14, 2008

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excellent. i ended up swapping for same in black to match my other components but frankly i should've stayed with the silver to better see it - but black is fine since i don't actually need to look at it. I use it with directv hddvr & panasonic hard drive dvr - and sony v3000 hdtv. I actually use the hdmi for video but pipe the sound via optical through onkyo to the surround speaker setup - which was the easiest ever to set up through the onkyo's automated feature. I just need to add rear surround speakers to get to the full 7 now!

Anybody with a white rf remote for directv can use code 31320 to program the remote av1 or 2 for the onkyo - and use the # keys on the remote to switch between component inputs on the onkyo. Love this receiver. Sound is crisp, just like the picture. Everything looks spectacular. I especially love the upconversion so I can take advantage of the hundreds of DVDs I've already recorded from directv dvr to panasonic dvr to dvd. Not to mention store-bought dvds.

Auto setup for the distance and location of the specific speakers was a tremendous help. Very cool. I'd buy another in a hot second and crutchfield is THE place to buy. They didn't charge me up front for the black one and sent it to me even before i'd sent the silver one back for the exchange. Who else would do that for their customer?!

can't go wrong for the price

Written By Anonymous, Annandale, VA on Friday, March 14, 2008

sent back a Yamaha that didn't switch for this one that did and is $100 cheaper. Isn't quite as powerful but certainly does the job, and worth it to only have one HDMI cable running from it to the TV. Set up & hook up is pretty easy, although I do not know why you have to tell it if you have plugged in to which jacks - you would think it could tell on its own. I bought two, one for the basement and one for upstairs and they are easy enough to operate that my kids can do it.

great value

Written By joN, chesapeake VA on Wednesday, March 12, 2008

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I am in no way an audio/visiual expert. I wanted something simple with
HDMI switching and I got more with this receiver than I bargined for, its
awesome. I have a set of Polk Audio surround sound speakers (RM650 I
think) and they sound great for a lower end set of speakers.. THe Oynko
Ipod dock used with this system is also a great thing. I almost purchased
the Onkyo SR505 but with some help from Crutchfield customer support I
realized that I would spend the additional money (price diffrence between
605 & 505)on audio cables since the SR505 does not do true HDMI
switching. I have an HD DVR cable box and a Sony upconvert player hooked
up to a Panasonic 50" plasma, and I absolutely love my system. All my
componets (minus the ipod dock) are hooked up via 3 HDMI cables (two
input/ 1 output) . I still need to do some inverstigateing on the settings for
my receiver as far as making sure its in 5.1 dolby mode, or whatever it
needs to be for certain movies but this receiver is great. By the way when
using the set up microphone to set your speakers up with this receiver
make sure your wifes not asleep, the chirping sounds and the sub-woofers
thumps will surely wake her up! By the way, for those of us with your TV on
the wall and no RCA jacks easily accesible, this receiver has auxilary jacks
on the front ,so with the HDMI output you can hook your Digital camcorer,
playstatioin 2, or whatever items you have easily directly to your receiver to
use as opposed to hooking it up to your TV. Best buy in recivers out today,
more receiver than the average person will need, love it. Crutchfield tech
support was awesome in instructing me how to set up my HOme Theatre

great receiver

Written By ken, bartlett, tn on Monday, March 03, 2008

I have had this unit for about two weeks now and it is spectacular. The sound from this receiver is awesome and this is one of the best buys in midrange receivers right now. My only complaint is that it gets very hot, even at low volumes. This replaced a txsr602 that was about three years old. The txsr602 didnt get this hot even at higher volume levels. I have plenty of ventilation as this sits on a tv stand which allows plenty of ventilation. Once again the crutchfield experience is awesome!!!!

Onkyo TX-SR605 One of the BEST out there!

Written By Kelly, Upstate, New York on Saturday, February 23, 2008

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I purchased this receiver in October 07' and I cannot believe how easy and quick it was to set up. I hooked in my sony 400 CD changer, OPPO DVD Player, Cable box, Nintendo WII and Sony Playstation and all 8 polk audio speakers for 7.1 surround. Then one HDMI cable out to my TV...So easy and painless. Great sound, Looks very nice and for the price cannot be beat!! Will be purchasing my 1st Blu Ray DVD player soon (since the format war is now over) and it will be a snap to change out the OPPO. Great looking system, Crutchfield was very helpful and sent cable labels with it. Thanks again Crutchfield! Would recommend this receiver to anyone looking for a better audio/video control device. WORTH EVERY PENNY!

great product

Written By benjamin, knoxville,tn on Friday, February 22, 2008

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like the 605 alot....was very easy to hook up with hdmi cables

May be a winner, tbd...

Written By Ken, NJ on Tuesday, February 19, 2008

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I hope that the 605 will prove a winner, sounds great, works great, but there are random 'pops' coming from the system, all speakers and sub are Polk, will be working it out with Crutchfield, so far they are great,

Another Awesome Onkyo Product

Written By Joe, Hopewell Junction, NY on Monday, February 18, 2008

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Even though I have been an Onkyo receiver owner for the past 7 years, and I knew this receiver would be a quality product, I was still surprised by just how great it is. The setup was a breeze and the on-screen user interface is incredible. Of course, the sound quality is superb. The best feature, in my opinion, is the video switching and conversion...you connect all your devices (audio and video) into the 605 and then connect one HDMI cable from the 605 to your big screen and all device switching becomes simple. TV is set to its HDMI input and you switch the source (DVR, DVD, TiVo, etc) on the 605 and BAM!!! you hear the device's audio and see its video. No more switching the TV input source.
I highly recommend this product to anyone shopping for an AV receiver.

Great Receiver For The Money

Written By Mike, Teton, ID on Monday, February 18, 2008

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This receiver was a cinch to hook up. The Audyssey automatic speaker set up works well, however I chose to set up speakers manually afterwards, as I felt I gained a little better sound quality by doing so. The clarity and realism of sound this unit puts out is truly amazing. I would recommend the Onkyo, for the money you just can't beat it.

Great product at a great price....

Written By Delphia, Chattanooga, Tn on Sunday, February 17, 2008

Great feature for a small price.. Easy to setup and sounds great with my Polk speakers... Wish it had another HDMI or 2 :) but for the price I can't complain..Crutchfield was easy to deal with and I will return often..

Onkyo TX-SR605

Written By Tim, Fairfax, VA on Saturday, February 16, 2008

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Onkyo 605 is the cheapest and best device.

Great receiver

Written By justin, wisconsin on Saturday, February 16, 2008

I bought this receiver about a week ago so far no problems. It is packed with options for the speakers to make them sound the way you like I would highly recommend this receiver to anybody.

Onkyo TX-SR605

Written By David, Cape Coral, FL on Saturday, February 16, 2008

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Great sound quality the backround noises are so realistic that I've looked around to see what the noise was. Future proofed for Blu-ray and other "hd-dvds" with HDMI passthrough, Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD-MA capabilities. Really great price for a high quality product.

super value

Written By Joe, new cumberland, PA on Friday, February 15, 2008

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what an upgrade from 5.1
super easy set-up
hdmi is great only one cable going to the TV now
excellent value for your money
would buy it again
fast shipping - free shipping

Onkyo TX-SR605

Written By Nathan, Bloomington, IL on Thursday, February 14, 2008

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The receiver is everything it was advertised to be, and Crutchfield's shipping was amazingly quick!! I placed the order after work and they still shipped the same day. The receiver was easy to connect and the Audyssey automated speaker setup was surprisingly accurate as far as distance and volume levels are concerned. I did need to revise the speaker sizes in the setup menu from full range to a higher frequency cutoff, but after that, things sounded beautiful. The tuner is clear and sensitive. A very good receiver with lots of features at a reasonable price!

Excellent Quality and Sound!

Written By Ray, Olive Branch, MS on Friday, February 01, 2008

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I've had this receiver now for just over a month and am impressed with it in all aspects. Determining the connections on the back of the unit was pretty straightforward with a little guidance from the user manual, and the multitude of connection types (composite, component, S-video) and the HDMI switching feature afforded me the opportunity to have all my home theater components hooked up to my TV with single HDMI cable. Having the on-screen display capability made it easy to navigate and configure the system setup options and the Audyssey automatic speaker setup is great!

The system puts out more than enough power for my living room and looks great in my entertainment center. I have this system included in a 7.1 channel setup and the Dolby TrueHD decoding of Blu-Ray movies introduces you to amazing sound effects to the point it will leave you pondering whether or not to charge your friends an admission fee when they come over to watch a movie! Even listening to the radio is enhanced by the various sound field formats you can choose from. Simply put, the audio decoding/formatting of all sources is fantastic!

I have this unit paired with a Boston Acoustics MCS-100 Home Theater speaker system and a Sony BDP-S500 Blu-Ray player. I bought everything through Crutchfield and remain impressed, after many years as a customer, of their dedication to pre-sales support, the ease of ordering and post-order tech or customer support.

great buy but one mystery

Written By Jim, Michigan on Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I am very pleased with this receiver, using a Sony SXRD, Comcast/Moto dual DVR box, and other stuff. Everything works fine except for one thing. When I hooked up the Comcast box using an HDMI cable, I got video and only stereo sound-no 5.1 surround. The Comcast and Onkyo manuals were vague at best regarding the proper connections for surround sound. I finally fixed the problem by using an optical adio cable from the DVR to the AVR, then I got 5.1 surround sound, and the HDMI is only doing video. I noted other reviews using this same equipment and wondered if they had the same problem?


Written By RANDY, HONOLULU,HI on Monday, January 28, 2008

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I cannot express how pleased I am with my new Onkyo TX-SR605S.It was a breeze to set up.The HDMI connections make it very easy to connect.The optional I Pod dock is awesome.More power than you could even imagine.And many sound fields to choose from.Although the Dolby Digital is amazing coming through the HDMI connections.
Crutchfield really delivered on this baby.I was shocked to get in on the free freight all the way to Hawaii.They double boxed and sent out UPS 2nd day air.Arrived in perfect condition.

Great tech support and sales team!

Best I Ever Had

Written By Rich, Llano, TX on Friday, January 18, 2008

I was impressed by the size and weight of this receiver. Really beefy! All of the features listed in the owner's manual make the Onkyo extremely versatile. I had every component in my system hooked up and tested in about 90 minutes. I did read the owner's manual first. This helped tremendously, because once you see the back side of this A/V Grand Central Station, you may be slightly concerned in your ability to complete the task properly. I had one question about a connection. I called the Crutchfield crew and within a few minutes of explanation and diagnosis, all systems were GO!! Thanks tech support!! I hooked up my new Mirage Nanosat home theater system to the Onkyo. I listened to cd's and watched a movie with great pleasure. .I love to turn up the THX sound bite at the beginning of a movie. Now the system is comfortable to listen to at volume 25 to 35. I like movies between 55 to 65. For the THX sound bite I took it to 88. It was sooo loud I almost had to cover my ears. The experience was 0.00% distortion and 100.00% awe inspiring. I am enjoying the system more every day. I would definitely recommend this receiver to a friend or stranger. Thanks Crutchfield !!

Great Performance for the Price

Written By Christopher, Columbus, OH on Wednesday, January 09, 2008

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Setup: Toshiba 52"HDDLP (1080i), Toshiba-A3 HD-DVD, HDCable/DVR Receiver, XBox360, Polk Mains, Center, Satellites and Sub in 5.1 Configuration.


I am completely satisfied with the performance of this receiver and ecstatic about the HDMI switching functions. I was a bit skeptical on running my xbox through this receiver switching - as it is an older model with only component out. I was proved wrong. After the auto speaker setup with the included mic, and the very easy on-screen component config, everything worked and switched picture perfect. I've read other reviews about the delay in switching - yes, there is a delay of 1-3 seconds depending on what component - but losing 1-3 seconds isn't causing me to lose any sleep at night.

Having only 4 cables behind my TV (1 HDMI out to tv, 2 HDMI in, 1 Component in)cleaned everything up.
The real test after all setup was watching The Matrix in HD. Sound quality and surround modes are top notch. I give this receiver 5 stars.


I didn't give this rating 5 stars because everything I described above was with the second receiver I received. The first receiver had a bad left main channel, causing the amp safety switch to shut down the receiver immediately after it powered up. However - Crutchfield tech support helped me identify the problem and sent me out a new receiver farely quick. If it wasn't for that - this is a 5 star overall rating.

You have to turn on the receiver to see the br and hd dvd tru tv

Written By jgglzz, brownsville texas on Sunday, December 09, 2007

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sound good.

But you have to turn on the av to see the movies ( if you are not in the move to hear all the surrond you have to turn on the receiver and sometimes the only thing you want to see is the movie )

Also if you turn on the hdmi on to tv ( sape you are out of bistream via br or hd dvd ) and your av will not decode the dolby hd and dts hd bitstream // it will pass tru only via pcm from the br or hd dvd..

i'm going to return it sorry curtchfield.

Best Receiver out there for the Money!

Written By Joe, Littleton,CO on Saturday, December 08, 2007

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This receiver is awesome! I can't say enough about it. It completely blows my old receiver from my theater in a box system that was over 8yrs old. This bad boy really brought my speakers to life from my old 5.1 setup. I was going to get new speakers but decided to save my cash. The sound is amazing! I have all the connections I could ever want with this thing! I love that it switches everything through the receiver to the tv. I'm currently 1 component connection between my tv and the receiver; Everything else just plugs right into the receiver and is switched up through the component out right to the TV. I love it! The remote that came with it is wonderful and will most likely control a slew of devices. Of course I'm a control freak and use my harmony remote to do everything except the laundry. Other things I like. On-screen setup of the receiver. Audessy speaker setup (The sound blip it uses when it is testing your speakers will freak your dog out!) Very high-tech. Spoil yourself and get this already. Buy it from Crutchfield cause their support is UNPARALLELLED to the rest! The labels were a nice bonus that crutchfield through in for free! Last bit of advice I would definitely get the SR-605 over the SR-505 for the switching capabilities! Solid, heavy, beefy construction; I couldn't be more pleased!

Excellent Product, Poor Onkyo Customer Service

Written By Brett, MI on Tuesday, December 04, 2007

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Fantastic receiver. Hooked my projector, surround, and DVD all HDMI. No problems. My only star knock was that I tried to contact Onkyo several times for 20-30 min at a time with no answer...I eventually figured it out, but it would have been nice to hear it from the horses mouth. My only concern know is that if I have a problem down the road, it will fall on deaf ears... Oh well, no worries, buy it!! :-)

Great receiver, but...

Written By Kevin, Richland WA on Friday, November 23, 2007

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Features and sound are great, but don't assume your HDMI components will work with this model. I had a brand new Panasonic DVD upconvert player and it would not sync with the Onkyo no matter what tech support tried. So it was either return the receiver, return the DVD player, or use component video set-up and not HDMI. I'm still debating on what to do, since there are no guarantees the Onkyo will sync up on HDMI with a particular brand. Says tech support "the technology is still to new and nothing is standardized..."

Great product

Written By Paul, New York, NY on Wednesday, November 07, 2007

A previous reviewer said that this receiver does not upconvert to HD. I believe that the built-in DCDi technology does just that. BUT you can't get blood out of a stone. 480-line DVD content just doesn't (and can't) look as good as original HD source material.

Anyhow this is one excellent receiver. I set it up for a client (I am experienced in A/V installation) and it was relatively simple.

Sounds great; the switching features are excellent. The included universal remote worked ok with all other components (Sharp LCD TV, Sony DVD Player, Time-Warner cable box).

Great Receiver and Value

Written By johnwg3, Hopewell VA on Saturday, November 03, 2007

Cant really see a better receiver for the money. Can biamp front speakers and still have 5.1 sound. Remote easy, setup easy.
Super Value.
Since I dont need multiple zones and tons of power, this is perfect fit.
Also Crutchfield support very helpful troubleshooting audio issue. Was speaker cable issue and not receiver or blown B&W front left thank the lord.
Also got Polk PSW404 sub. Awesome fit.
going to finish out 5.1 setup in near future with Infinity Bookshelf.

Excellent receiver

Written By Ben, Bozeman, MT on Friday, September 21, 2007

I just bought this a week ago, and I am extremely happy with it. With my current TV I am running everything through component video. It has video upconversion, which is awesome. I'm able to run everything to it. A cool feature is that I can turn on my XBox, and then turn the CD audio on and listen to my own music over the the game.

It has a great amount of power, and I'm especially happy with what I paid for it. Now I just need to upgrade my speakers.

If you get one of these, you won't be disappointed. I asked all the salesmen I work with, and they said Onkyo, hands-down.

Onkyo TX-SR605

Written By jim, Witchia Falls, TX on Wednesday, September 05, 2007

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This is one great receiver for my home theater system its function are exactly what I was looking for, with audio improvement and no loss of video quality. Set up was a bit difficult but it was me who is a bit slow once I got some assistance with it. The audio set up is a piece of cake providing my Bose speakers a sound that is truly great. Was the best price as Crutchfield had a recent price reduction. looking for a recommendation, the remote could have back lights on the entire remote and the functions could be larger for old eyes.

Onkyo TX-SR605

Written By bill, the OC on Thursday, August 30, 2007

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great receiver one annoyance
zone2 will not use digital inputs. had to buy rca cables.
can't watch regular tv without having the receiver on when
using HDMI.
otherwise great buy.

Great AV Receiver - Especially Considering the Price

Written By YoungClayB, Gastonia, NC on Friday, August 17, 2007

I bought this receiver to power my 7.1 home theater setup as well as my outdoor speakers. All in all, I am very happy with my decision to purchase this receiver. I have read reviews where other people had issues with "popping" sounds randomly being sent to the speakers. I have not experienced any "popping" noises whatsoever...knock on wood.

Just so you know, I am not using the HDMI capabilities of this AVR at all. Everything I own is running on component cables - So I can't really comment on "upconversion/downconversion" performance.

The Good:
- Very cheap price considering all the features
- Nice "On Screen Display" makes setup really easy
- Great sound. Driver my av123 rockets quite well
- The audyssey EQ system seems to work pretty good

The Not so Good:
- You *have* to run the audyssey setup before it will send sound to your speakers. I thought my unit was DOA when I first got everything hooked up. Going through the setup process fixed me right up though.
- Receiver gets pretty hot - especially on the right rear quarter of the top of the unit. Be sure you have plenty on ventalation.
- A switched outlet (to plug a fan into) on the back of the receiver would have been nice considering the heat it generates.
- Its *very* hard to connect 12 GA speaker wire to the zone 2 speaker terminals

Onkyo TX-SR605

Written By Norman, New York on Wednesday, August 08, 2007

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I love this receiver's ability to switch all signals to HDMI because I now have only two cables fished through my wall to my Paasonic plasma TV: power and one HDMI cable from the Onkyo to the TV. No rats nests back there! Sound is great, and set-up was a breeze.

My only wish would be for more HDMI inputs, as I've already used up both HDMI inputs (cable box & DVD player) and wish I could have a few more for more for things like my AppleTV.

I highly recommend this one for anyone who has a wall-mounted TV and wants to keep the wiring to a minimum. While I haven't had to call on them for help, it's nice to know that Crutcfield's tech support is available.


awesome receiver

Written By Chris, Belmont, NC on Tuesday, July 17, 2007

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just got it today, sounds awesome, such a step up from the 3 year old receiver that I have. I haven't used the hd sound stuff yet but i'm sure it will sound amazing considering DD and DTS sound great already. very customizable. verrrryyyy nice receiver for the price, prob as good as a thx certified receiver.

great value

Written By casey, West Palm Beach, FL on Monday, July 16, 2007

Very easy to set up.
Outputs are easily assignable.
The unit allows one to seamlessly install and integrate the optional Sirius receiver. Tuner presets can be mixed with both satellite and FM stations.
"intelligent audio" allows you to correct differences in output levels from different sources.
The only minor drawback in connecting zone 2 to an optional remote IR sensor, which is unclear in the instructions.
Overall, this unit was a real step up, a great recommendation from the Crutchfield staff.

Nice but not great

Written By Gymrat, Sierra Vista, AZ on Friday, July 13, 2007

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I bought this unit under the presumption that it upscaled video resolutions to HD. The term used is "upconvert" which is misleading. It does "upconvert" video signal to HDMI so you only have to use one cable for your video needs but it does not upscale them to HD. There is a sub menu that does let you choose the 720p resolution but the pitchure was cropped to a 4:3 aspect ratio not the 16:9 for a HD widescreen and looked distorted.

On the good side the audio was outstanding, setup and user menus was easey enogh to navigate. Crutchfields customer service was great and I was able to send it back for a different product the next day.

Great Receiver

Written By Colin, Del Rio, Tx on Tuesday, July 03, 2007

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I just bought this receiver as an upgrade to my system for the HDMI inputs and i must say i am very pleased.

My HDMI inputs are connected to my HD Dish DVR and PS3. Like another poster said before me it switches flawlessly through components. The universal controller handles my tv, satellite receiver, and dvd with ease.

Sound quality is superb. It has brilliant crystal clear highs and shocking lows. You really get involved with whatever you are watching. There are many features to choose from to determine what sounds the best for what you are watching.

The Audyssey 2EQ is a great tool. It automatically measures each speaker to the listening point for optimum listening pleasure. A nifty tool for those that do not wish to set your receiver manually.

Its iPod compatible for those than dont go any where without your iPod.

This receiver will keep you current for years to come and the features will keep you busy as well. Its a great bang for your buck and well worth the money. Setup was quick and easy and i was up and running in under 10 minutes.

Great Receiver - Excellent Customer Service

Written By Ricardo, Miami, FL on Tuesday, June 26, 2007

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Crutchfield has the best customer service. The first receiver I got was malfunctioning and Crutchfield's representative authorized an exchange after only a couple of questions. The new receiver works perfect and it was easy to set up. It sounds great with my Ipod (using a Monster audio cable), the DVD and CD's. I'm planning on upgrading to a Blue-Ray soon to take full advantage of this receiver.

Excellent HDMI 1.3 Receiver

Written By Jeff, Mass on Sunday, June 17, 2007

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Compared to the previous model (the 604), this one is miles ahead. The 605 upconverts all signals to HDMI out. The menus have been improved and now can be displayed via the HDMI connector as well.

My HMDI inputs are used by a PS3 and the Comcast HD DVR. The TV only has a DVI in. This receiver switches flawlessly between components and cable channel resolutions, where the 604 had some difficulty with my older TV.

Sound quality is excellent. Support for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD is a huge plus. This receiver should have all the features built in that you'd need for a long time.

One minor complaint - my last Sony had an easy to see blue light that came on when it was processing Dolby 5.1. It helped with DVD soundtracks to know right away that it's the right audio track. This one displays the mode on the receiver screen, but it's difficult to read at a glance.

Overall - It's a great value with enough features to keep current for a few years at least. Well worth the money for the future compatibility.

Great Value And Sound

Written By Jeff H, New York City, NY on Thursday, June 07, 2007

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I purchased this unit to replace my Onko 800 series THX I have had for the last 5 years. I upgraded because I purchased a new HD DVD player and the older receiver did not support HDMI and this new one does. The receiver at $499 delivered is a tremendous value. I paid over $800 for the last Onkyo and this one sounds much better. Improvement in bass frequency, the ability to EQ the sound, and assignable inputs really makes this a great receiver. I have tried many but if you want a true unprocessed sounds with earth rattling lows and crip clear highs, this is the receiver for you. Setup was easy and I was up and running in less than 10 minutes.

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What's in the box?

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  • Black AM/FM/Dolby Digital/DTS receiver
  • Wireless remote control (RC-682M)
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • AM loop antenna
  • FM wire antenna (with push-on "F" connector)
  • Speaker setup microphone with attached 19.5' cable (3.5mm mono mini-plug terminal)
  • Plastic speaker terminal wrench
  • Instruction Manual
  • Quick setup guide
  • Remote control code chart
  • Product registration card/Warranty information
  • Interactive iPod dock information
  • EZ Sync compatibility sheet
  • Video Playback note
  • Using Satellite Radio instruction booklet
  • XM Channel Guide
  • Sheet of self-adhesive cable labels

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Input and Output Notes


7.1 Channel Amplifier: The Onkyo TX-SR605 features a 90 watts RMS x 7-channel amplifier in 8-ohms at 20 to 20,000 Hz with a total harmonic distortion of 0.08%.

WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology): This technology uses low-negative-feedback circuit topology for accurate signal reproduction, improved dynamic signal-to-noise ratio, and better delivery of power peaks.

Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs): To decode and playback high-resolution recordings, this receiver is equipped with 192kHz/24-bit DACs.

Faroudija DCDi Edge Technology: The Onkyo TX-SR605 utilizes deinterlacing chips featuring Faroudja DCDi Edge technology to convert 480i interlaced video signals to 480p progressive scan signals.

Video Conversion: The Onkyo TX-SR605 will also convert incoming analog composite video, S-video, and component video signals to HDMI so you can connect all your video sources through the receiver and then to your TV via HDMI to give you the best picture quality possible. The receiver can also convert composite video and S-video signal to component video; useful if your television does not feature an HDMI input.

HDMI Switching: The TX-SR605 has two HDMI version 1.3a inputs and one HDMI version 1.3a output for connecting DVD players, HDTV set-top boxes, and other video components through the receiver to your TV or projector. The HDMI cables will pass digital audio and video. The HDMI inputs are compatible with DVI, so TVs and displays with a DVI input can be connected by using an HDMI-to-DVI adapter cable, along with audio cables. The receiver uses HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), so only HDCP-compatible components can display the picture. The HDMI inputs can accept and switch 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p signals to a TV, monitor, or projector. Each of the HDMI inputs can be assigned to any of the three rear panel A/V inputs (DVD, VCR/DVR, CBL/SAT).

Component Video Switching: In addition to HDMI, composite video, and S-Video switching, this unit can switch between high definition component video sources. There are 3 component video inputs and 1 component video output. The component video inputs and outputs have a bandwidth of 5Hz to 50MHz.

RIHD (Remote Interactivity Over HDMI): RIHD synchronizes RIHD-compatible displays and components for integrated control via HDMI connection and use of the receiver's IR remote control. RIHD provides the following integrated operations.

  • Control: this function allows CEC-standard-compatible equipment connected to HDMI and RIHD-compatible equipment to be operated together with the Onkyo receiver
  • Power Control: provides an electrical power link between the TX-SR605 and RIHD-compatible components through the HDMI connection and allows for those components to turn on or off with the receiver
  • TV Control: allows you to control the TX-SR605 from an RIHD-compatible TV that is connected via HDMI, currently compatible with Panasonic Televisions featuring EZ Sync

Satellite Ready: The Onkyo TX-SR605 features proprietary ports on the rear panel for XM and Sirius Satellite Radio connection. In addition to the following optional satellite tuners needed (sold separately), you will need a subscription to XM and/or Sirius Satellite radio. 

  • XM Satellite Radio Ready: The receiver can be connected to the optional XM Home Mini-Tuner and Home Dock (part # 700XMTUNPK, sold separately), allowing you to receive XM Satellite Radio through the TX-SR605. You can search XM radio stations by Channel, Category or Direct Tuning. You can also choose to display the following XM information on the receiver's display - Channel Name, Channel Number, Category Name, Artist Name or Song Title.
  • Sirius Satellite Radio Ready: The TX-SR605 can also be connected to the optional SiriusConnect Home Tuner kit (part # 607SCH1, sold separately), which allows you to receive Sirius Satellite Radio through the receiver. You can search Sirius radio stations by Channel, Category or Direct Tuning. You can also choose to display the following Sirius information on the receiver's display - Channel Name, Channel Number, Category Name, Artist Name or Song Title.

Note: You can store a combination of up to 40 of your favorite XM channels, Sirius Channels and AM/FM radio stations as presets.

Multi-Zone: The TX-SR605 features the following Zone 2 connections so you can listen to one input source in your main room and a different source in another room.

  • Line Out: By using the line-level outputs on the TX-SR605 you can connect an external receiver or integrated amplifier in a second room, allowing you to listen to 7.1 surround in the main room and play a different audio source in another room of your home. The volume of Zone 2 is controlled by your optional integrated amp.
  • Speaker Out: By using the speaker-level outputs on the TX-SR605 you can directly connect a secondary pair of speakers in another room of your home, allowing you to listen to 5.1 surround sound in your main room and play a different audio source in the other room. The volume of Zone 2 is controlled by the TX-SR605 receiver.

Automatic Speaker Setup: With the supplied speaker setup microphone, the Audyssey 2EQ Automatic Speaker Setup function can measure and correct for the acoustics in your listening room. The speaker setup function measures the test tone output by each speaker and automatically determines the number of speakers connected, their sizes, crossover frequencies, and the distance from each speaker to the listening position. The supplied microphone is approximately 2" in diameter, 1" tall, and has a 19.5' cable that plugs into the front of the receiver. There is a threaded insert on the bottom of the microphone so it can be mounted on a tripod for accurate listening position placement. Three listening position measurements are taken, one primary and two secondary, to optimize the surround effect for a broad area. If you wish to setup the speakers manually, you can follow the procedure for Speaker Configuration.

Speaker Distance: The distance from your listening position to each speaker can also be set manually. The front speaker distance can be set from 1 to 30 feet in 1-foot increments. The center and subwoofer settings can be up to 5 feet more or 5 feet less than the distance you set for the front speakers (30 feet max). The settings for the surround left, surround right, surround back left, and surround back right speakers are each individually adjustable, and they may be up to 5 feet more or 15 feet less than the distance you set for the front speakers (30 feet max).

Speaker Levels: You can manually adjust the level of individual speakers between -12dB and +12dB; -15dB to +12dB for the subwoofer.

Double Bass: You can enhance the bass output by activating the Double Bass function. This function allows you to feed bass frequencies to the front left and right channels and to the subwoofer. Double Bass can be set only when the subwoofer is set to On and the front speakers are set to Large.

Adjustable Highpass Crossover: This receiver has a built-in high-pass crossover for any of the speakers set to Small. This setting is available when the subwoofer is set to Yes. The frequencies that you can choose from are 40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 120, 150, and 200 Hz. Frequencies lower than the set crossover point are output by the subwoofer.

LFE Low-Pass Crossover: With this setting, you can specify the cutoff frequency of the receiver's LFE channel's low-pass filter, which can be used to filter out unwanted hum from your powered subwoofer. You can select either 80, 100, or 120 Hz.

Subwoofer Input Sensitivity: You can change the receiver's subwoofer input sensitivity to match your DVD player's LFE channel output. You can select from 0, 5, 10, or 15 dB.

Equalizer: The EQ function offers three options:

  • Off: flat response
  • Audyssey: adjusts the frequency response of all speakers to correct the effects of room acoustics, based on measurements taken using the included microphone
  • Manual: the five band equalizer can be adjusted independently for each of the seven full range speaker channels (front, center, surround, and surround back), the EQ bands are centered at 80, 250, 800, 2500, and 8000 Hz (subwoofer EQ bands are centered at 40, 80, and 160 Hz) they are adjustable from -6 to +6 dB in 1 dB increments

Bi-Amp Speaker Connections: The Front Left/Right and Surround Back Left/Right terminal posts can be used together to bi-amp a front pair speakers that support bi-amping, providing separate tweeter and woofer power feeds, giving you improved bass and treble performance. When bi-amping, the Front Left/Right terminal posts connect to the front speakers' tweeter terminals while the Surround Back Left/Right terminal posts connect to the front speakers' woofer terminals. During bi-amping, the receiver is able to drive up to a 5.1 speaker system.

iPod Compatible: The DS-A1 or DS-A2 Remote Interactive Dock for iPod (item #'s 580DSA1 and 580DSA2) provide an interface between an iPod digital media player and Onkyo TX-SR605. Once the iPod is docked you can control basic functions such as volume control, play, stop, and skip via the Onkyo system's RI-compatible wireless remote control. The dock also charges the battery in the iPod, and allows you to view digital photos and video on an Onkyo home theater system.

Assignable Digital Inputs: The TX-SR605 has 4 assignable digital audio inputs (2 optical/2 coaxial) allowing you to specify which input source is connected to which digital input jack.

Multi-Channel Input: The receiver is equipped with a 7.1 multi-channel input for compatibility with external decoders or high resolution audio players such as DVD-Audio or SACD. The input consists of left front, right front, center, subwoofer, left surround, right surround, left surround back and right surround back RCA inputs.

Audio/Video Sync: Occasionally the audio and video signals are not properly synchronized, typically when using a progressive scanning DVD player. You can correct this by delaying the audio; options are 0 (no delay) to 100 milliseconds, in 20 millisecond steps.

Bass and Treble: You can adjust the bass and treble for the front speakers. You can boost or cut low-frequency sounds output by the front speakers from -10 to +10 dB in 2 dB steps. You can boost or cut high-frequency sounds output by the front speakers from -10 to +10 dB in 2 dB steps.

Direct Mode: This mode delivers pure sound with minimum sound quality adjustment and filtration. The sound recorded for the right and left front channels is output to the right and left front speakers only and not output to the subwoofer, center, or rear speakers.

Listening Modes: This receiver incorporates a powerful and highly accurate 32-bit DSP processor and a wide variety of listening modes to bring you maximum enjoyment from your audio and video software. The listening modes include:

  • Direct: audio from the input source is output directly with minimal processing
  • Stereo: sound is output from the front left and right speakers and subwoofer
  • Mono: monaural sound is output from the front left and right speakers and subwoofer
  • Multi-channel: 7.1-channel analog input
  • Dolby Pro Logic II: expands any 2-channel source to 5.1 channels
    • Movie
    • Music
    • Game
  • Dolby Pro Logic IIx: expands any 2-channel source to 7.1 channels
    • Movie
    • Music
    • Game
  • Dolby Digital: decodes Dolby Digital soundtracks
  • Dolby Digital EX: decodes Dolby Digital EX or expands 5.1-channel Dolby Digital sources to 6.1 or 7.1-channels
  • Dolby Digital Plus: multi-channel audio format that supports up to 7.1 channels with 48 kHz sampling rate
  • Dolby Digital+Neo:6: expands 5.1-channel Dolby Digital sources to 6.1 or 7.1-channels
  • Dolby Digital+PLIIx Music: expands 5.1-channel Dolby Digital sources to 6.1 or 7.1-channels
  • Dolby Digital+PLIIx Movie: expands 5.1-channel Dolby Digital sources to 7.1-channels
  • DTS: decodes DTS soundtracks
  • DTS 96/24: decodes high resolution DTS 96/24 soundtracks
  • DTS-ES: decodes DTS ES soundtracks
    • Discrete
    • Matrix
  • DTS-HD High Resolution: multi-channel format supporting up to 7.1 channels with 96 kHz sampling rate
  • DTS-HD Master Audio: offers up to 7.1 discrete channels of digital audio with 48/96 kHz, up to 5.1 channels with 192 kHz sampling rate
  • DTSNeo:6: expands any 2-channel source to 6.1 or 7.1-channels
    • Cinema
    • Music
  • TrueHD: delivers exceptional sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master, unlocking the true high-definition entertainment experience on next-generation discs
  • Neural Surround: allows delivery of a more detailed sound stage, with superior channel separation and localization of audio elements for 5.1 or 7.1 multi-channel surround playback
  • Onkyo Original DSP Modes
    • Mono Movie: suitable for old movies or other mono sources
    • Orchestra: for classical or operatic music
    • Unplugged: for acoustic instruments, vocals, and jazz
    • Studio-Mix: suitable for rock or pop
    • TV Logic: adds realistic acoustics to TV shows
    • All Ch Stereo: ideal for background music
    • Full Mono: all speakers output the same sound in mono
    • Theater-Dimensional (T-D): enjoy virtual 5.1 surround with two or three speakers (you can set the virtual surround imaging to Narrow or Wide)

Note: You can assign a default listening mode to each input source that will be selected automatically when you select each input source.

Dolby Pro Logic II & IIx Music Modes: While listening in the Dolby Pro Logic II or IIx Music format, there are three further enhancements you can adjust:

  • Panorama: broadens the front stereo image to the surround speakers to provide a wraparound effect, especially effective when there is limited output from the surround channels, panorama can be turned on/off in the menu
  • Dimension: allows you to move the sound field forward or backward
  • Center Width: allows you to adjust the width of the center channel

Center Image: In the DTS Neo:6 Music mode, the Center Image feature adjusts the output of the left and right channels relative to the center channel, allowing you to make the center channel more or less dominant as needed. This improves the image of the center channel, especially when the listener is off-center. Adjustment varies from 5 (nothing subtracted from the L/R channels) to 0 (L/R channel output is cut in half).

CinemaFilter: Using the CinemaFilter you soften overly bright movie soundtracks. Movie soundtracks are typically mixed for a large theater (relative to your home theater) with lots of soft seats and thick curtains on the walls. Home theater settings often lack these high frequency absorbing wall treatments, making the soundtrack sound too bright. CinemaFilter accounts for this and for many movies sounds more natural at home.

On-Screen Display: In addition to the receiver's front panel display, the unit features an on-screen menu for easier viewing and operation. You can select the type of TV screen you are using from a 4:3 to 16:9 aspect ratio so that the menu details are displayed properly. You can also specify where the menu operation details are displayed on the screen - Top or Bottom.

IntelliVolume: You can set the input level of each input source. This useful if some of your AV components are louder or quieter than others. IntelliVolume does not affect Zone 2.

Volume Setting: You can specify the maximum level volume as well as the power on volume level. You can also specify the headphone volume level relative to the main volume setting.

Late Night Feature: The Late Night feature limits the dynamic range of Dolby Digital recordings. Limiting the dynamic range makes it easier to find a volume that ensures the quiet sounds are not too quiet and the loud sounds are not too loud for night time listening. This allows you to comfortably listen to without the need to constantly adjust the volume to keep from waking family/neighbors. The choices are: Off, Low, and High.

Note: This feature only works with Dolby Digital Encoded software and the depth of the feature will vary based on the individual software package.

Sleep Function: From the remote, you can set the unit to automatically turn off after as much as 90 minutes or as little as 10 minutes; choices are presented in 10 minute increments.

Display Dimmer: The display brightness has three settings; Dim, Dimmer, and Normal.

Remote Control

Multi-brand Remote: The supplied RC-682M wireless remote is a multi-brand remote. The remote is pre-programmed to operate Onkyo components, as well as other popular brands of equipment, including DVD players, satellite receivers, cable boxes, VCRs, and televisions.

Input and Output Notes

Multi-channel Input: Labeled DVD, the TX-SR605 has a multi-channel input for connecting a DVD player, a high resolution audio player (such as a DVD-Audio or SACD player), or an external decoder. The input consists of left front, right front, center, subwoofer, left surround, right surround, left surround back and right surround back RCA inputs. You can also connect a component using only left and right audio jacks, if desired. Additionally there are composite video, S-video, and component video jacks for this input.

Headphone Output: This receiver has a standard 1/4" headphone output on the front panel. The speaker outputs are muted when headphones are plugged in.

Speaker Outputs: There are color-coded binding post connectors for the left front, right front, center, left surround, right surround, left surround back, and right surround back speakers. The binding posts are not 5-way because a plastic collar prevents their use with spade lugs. There are spring terminals for the Zone 2 speakers.

RI Remote Control Jack: The 1/8" RI remote control jack allows you to connect this receiver to other compatible Onkyo components.

Front Panel Inputs: The TX-SR605 features an S-video, composite video, stereo RCA, and a optical digital input on the front panel of the receiver.

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