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The Onkyo TX-NR515 represents the best value in the TX-NR Series of AV receivers. This model has wonderful sound and the most ports of any receiver at a similar price. The features are simply unbeatable, and the customer support is excellent.

The performance of the TX-NR515 lives up to your expectations for a home theater receiver. The smooth, clean sound is pure joy to the ears. A broad frequency range of 5Hz-100kHz and a total harmonic distortion of 0.08 percent are part of the performance design that creates this quality sound. The 7.2-channel surround system has a peak power output of 80 watts and a continuous power output of 80 watts as well.

This digital receiver is the king of ports at this price. With eight HDMI ports, this unit covers every base, even with MHL compatibility. The HDMI output supports an audio return channel from your TV. Wi-Fi is an optional add-on from Onkyo. Built-in Ethernet and USB ports let you play any of your digital music through the receiver and add functionality for internet radio as well. An included setup microphone will automatically calibrate your speaker system.

This receiver supports a speaker setup in multiple rooms. The legacy ports on this receiver are a real treat, with plenty of inputs in component, composite, optical and coaxial connections. The AM/FM radio and headphone jack are nice incentives, even in a home theater receiver.

The Onkyo TX-NR515 has a host of modern features. Onkyo designed this unit to work with all video formats, with its built-in 1080p video scaling, 3D support and 4k Ultra HD. Remote-control apps for the TX-NR515 are available for Android and iOS on your smartphone or tablet. The Audyssey Dynamic EQ maintains the integrity of your music and movies, at both low and high volumes.

The technical support staff for the TX-NR series is pleasant and helpful with any problems you may have. There are options for phone and email support. The user guide is helpful, detailed and supplemented by online FAQs. The two-year warranty is a lifesaver if you have any mechanical problems with your receiver. Onkyo responded quickly to our inquiries about this product.

Onkyo TX-NR Summary:
8.4/10

This receiver is an amazing value, which is great if you need to replace an existing digital receiver or if you are setting up your first home theater. The Onkyo TX-NR515 has dynamite sound, a huge selection of ports, and modern technology and features to make your home theater experience exciting and fun. The technical support is a great help with any problems. This unit is a fine example of a 21st century AV receiver.

 

Onkyo TX-NR 515

Pros
The great sound and sheer multitude of ports are great reasons to get this receiver.

Cons
This Onkyo receiver does not support Apple AirPlay.

The Verdict
: 8.38/10

For all of the attractive features of a modern AV receiver with great sound and performance, look no further than the Onkyo TX-NR515.