March 05, 2010
| by Stephen Hopkins
Sometimes people ask me why my deals are always low- to mid-market products.
It’s mainly because I’m cheap, but also because flagship products usually demand flagship prices, closed distribution networks and warranty restrictions.
Luckily, every now and then, a huge online retailer cracks that distribution network and drives down the price of a great flagship product.
NewEgg found its way into Onkyo’s authorized dealer network by selling a ton of entry-level receivers and HTiBs. Now they’re leveraging their buying power to bring the price down on Onkyo’s flagship receiver, offering the TX-NR5007 for $1799 ($900 off MSRP).
This 55-pound beast includes 145w x 9 amplification, every audio decoding and processing spec under the sun (including Dolby PLIIz and Audyssey DSX for height/wide channels), HQV Reon VX video processing, dual HDMI outputs, 8 HDMI inputs, and Burr-Brown 192 kHz/32-Bit DACs.
Consumer market receivers don’t get much better than this, especially not at that price.
Deals subject to change and may be limited as items sell out.
Stephen Hopkins is chief technology editor for EH Publishing. He writes product reviews, features, and focuses heavily on 3D TV, iPhone and iPad apps, and digital content.