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Onkyo TX-NR5008

Onkyo TX-NR5008
alaScore 86

78 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 reviews of Onkyo TX-NR5008. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Onkyo TX-NR5008 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Onkyo TX-NR5008 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on

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This summary is based on the products: Onkyo TX-NR5008 9.2-Channel Network Home Theater Receiver (Old Version)Onkyo TX-NR5008 9.2-Channel Network Home Theater Receiver (Old Version)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Onkyo TX-NR5008 review


This new flagship model from Onkyo is no slouch. In fact, we can't find anything to fault here, and that means a full five-star recommendation

Amazing build, sound, spec and value


If you’ve the money and suitable partnering kit, you’ve got to hear this . It’s everything you’d expect – and much more

Jan, 2011

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Onkyo TX-NR5008 review


When Europe's biggest AVR brand unveils a new flagship, it's time to take your head out of the popcorn bucket and pay attention. Not only has it outsold pretty much every other brand in the UK (and Germany) since 2009, but the Japanese marque has also...

Extensive codec support; network streaming for audio; ample connections

Can sound coarse at very high volume; net functions need further integration

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Steve May (

Onkyo TX-NR5008 review


Onkyo has updated its flagship AV receiver for the 3D generation. We look for refinement amid the metal mayhem

Extensive codec support ; network streaming for audio ; ample connections

Can sound coarse at very high volumes ; net functions need further integration

As a movie machine, it's a West End theatre capable of throwing a sonic envelope wide and loud; but it's also a sophisticated musician, at home with hi-res source material. While integration of new media sources could be a little more seamless, it's...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : david (

Onkyo TX-NR5008 Networked AV Receiver First Look


Onkyo has begun refreshing its line up of receivers and at the top of the heap is the new TX-NR5008 networked model, updating the TX-NR5007. A few years back, with the advent of lossless audio formats to compliment HD video, Onkyo jumped ahead of the...

Although, not a huge upgrade in features from its predecessor, the TX-NR5007 which already had just about every feature known to A/V receivers, the TX-NR5008 does have several notable improvements. The HDMI compliance has been updated to 1.4a for 3D...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : David Waratuke (

Onkyo TX-NR5008 Networked AV Receiver Preview


Onkyo has begun refreshing its lineup of receivers and at the top of the heap is the new TX-NR5008 networked model, updating the TX-NR5007 will all of the latest features and THX Ultra2 certification.

Jul, 2010


Expert review by : Fred Manteghian (

Onkyo TX-NR5008 A/V Receiver


So the red-felt-topped pool table with the Bud Light (get it?) lamp suspended above it in your man cave doesn't illicit “oohs” and “aahs” from visitors like it once did? Maybe it's time to re-create that 1980s Crazy Eddie's look by installing a...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Fred Manteghian (

Onkyo TX-NR5008 A/V Receiver


I enjoyed your recent review of the MRX700. I noticed this unit was placed in the recommended purchases for av receivers under 2000$. How would you rate this unit vs higher priced units? Notably, pioneer sc-37, onkyo 5008 and denon 4311, arcam avr600....

Nov, 2010

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Super Awesome Sound!


I fell in love with this receiver as soon as I set it up. The sound is crisp and clear, amazing detail in quality. Definitely well worth the investment, and an even sweeter deal for me, I happened to get it on sale.

The sound and options are amazing. This receiver has everything you could ever want. It's 3D capable, 9.2, multi-room/zone, streams internet radio without a PC, will connect directly to Windows Media Server, has multiple HDMI inputs, and has on-screen...

The only thing I don't like is the remote, it seems clumsy and awkward. With all the features packed into this receiver, a nicer remote control would have been appreciated. Not that the remote is horrible, it's pretty standard, just wish it would have...

Dec, 2011

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This Reciver Rocks


This is a very heavy unit - 63 pounds. I did not want to list as a con, since that is part of why this is such a quality receiver and produces the best sound I have ever heard. If you are in the market for a Top of the Line reciver ... look no further...

Outstanding sound ; Tons of opions ; More inputs than you can use ; Two screen output ; Multizone ; Network ; Pandorda

None that I can find

Feb, 2011

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Good power, fairly clean


I was also looking at a N.A.D, but the Onkyo is about 2.5k cheaper. Being *really* picky here, the highs are a little ragged and the mids could be smoother on my Martin Logan Aerius II, and Theater i, but its definitely much better than I expected. I...

This receiver has good power. Lots of nice features, and configurable. Remote is fine, but I only used it once before I got my harmony one programmed. Surround modes seem decent quality. Well laid out back panel. Clean sound, good stage, Pre outs are...

Puts out some heat, not a big deal for me, but might be for others. Deeper than my old receiver. Can't do 2 ohm in bridged mode...but then not many amps can

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):32-bit/192kHz
Audio output channels:9.2
Dynamic power per channel (3 Ohm):400
Dynamic power per channel (4 Ohm):300
Dynamic power per channel (8 Ohm):180
Input impedance:47000
Input sensitivity:200
Maximum input level:5.5
Output impedance:470
Output level:100
Power output per channel (20-20KHz@8 Ohm):220
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):100 / 110
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.05


Certification:Windows 7\nCE, EMC
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
THX Certified:THX Ultra2 Plus

File formats

Audio formats supported:FLAC, LPCM, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA


AC (power) in: Yes
Audio (L,R) in:5
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:3
Composite Video In:1
Digital audio coaxial in:3
Digital audio optical in:4
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Multichannel audio input type:RCA
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
Remote (IR) input:1
S-Video inputs quantity:4
USB ports quantity:2


Ethernet LAN: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

Optical drive included: No


Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
HDMI Out:2
Headphone outputs:1
Multichannel audio output type:RCA
Number of HDMI Outputs:2
Remote (IR) output:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Manual: Yes

Packaging Data

Package dimensions (WxDxH):594 x 576 x 337
Package weight:31.5

Ports & interfaces

12V trigger: Yes
12V trigger ports quantity:2
AM antenna ports quantity:1
Banana connector:20
Connectivity Technology:Wired
FM antenna ports quantity:1
Grounding port:1
Multichannel pre out connectivity:RCA
Phono inputs (RCA):1
RS-232 ports:1
Speakers connectivity type:Banana
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50
AC input voltage:220-240
Power consumption (typical):1160


AM band range:522 - 1611
FM band range:87.5 - 108
Internet Radio: Yes
Internet radio services, Napster, vTuner
Preset stations quantity:40
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
RDS features:PS, PTY, RT, TP
Supported radio bands:AM, FM

Technical Details

Apple docking compatibility:iPhone, iPod
Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD
Bi-amping: Yes
Colour of product:Black / Silver
Handheld remote control: Yes
Multi-Zone capability: Yes
Multi-Zone quantity:3
Volume Control:Rotary


3D: Yes
Supported video modes:1080p
Video upscaling: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height :19.9