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.
(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
- 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.
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).
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
- 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
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.
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
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
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
- Dolby Pro Logic II:
expands any 2-channel source to 5.1 channels
- Dolby Pro Logic IIx:
expands any 2-channel source to 7.1 channels
- 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:
5.1-channel Dolby Digital sources to 6.1 or 7.1-channels
- Dolby Digital+PLIIx Music:
5.1-channel Dolby Digital sources to 6.1 or 7.1-channels
- Dolby Digital+PLIIx Movie:
5.1-channel Dolby Digital sources to 7.1-channels
- DTS: decodes DTS soundtracks
- DTS 96/24:
decodes high resolution DTS 96/24 soundtracks
decodes DTS ES soundtracks
- 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
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:
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
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
Display Dimmer: The display
brightness has three settings; Dim, Dimmer, and Normal.
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.