REVIEW: Onkyo TX-NR609 AV receiver

Gerald Lynch Features, Home audio, Home cinema, Reviews, Tech Digest news 19 Comments

Onkyo have built a solid reputation for themselves by offering affordable AV kits that consistently perform as well as their more expensive rivals. Their latest effort, the TX-NR609, may be their best mid-range AV receiver yet, packing in a a range of web-connected audio features, including Spotify.

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REVIEW: Klipsch HD Theater 500 5.1 speakers

Gerald Lynch Home audio, Home cinema, Reviews, Tech Digest news 4 Comments

No matter what the brand or size, buyers of a flatscreen TV have to be ready for pretty woeful audio quality from nearly every set. This isn't necessarily a problem however, as ever-more-affordable home cinema speaker packages hit the market, making 5.1 surround sound far more accessible than it ever was. Klipsch's HD Theater 500 package sits at the top end of mid-priced speaker packages. As veterans of the silver screen cinema speaker scene, can Klipsch bring the Hollywood magic into living rooms too?

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