Onkyo TX-SR501 6.1 Channels Receiver
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Onkyo TX-SR501 6.1 Channels Receiver

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  • THX Certification: No
  • Surround Sound: Dolby Digital® Dolby Pro Logic II DTS® DTS ES®
  • Type: Receiver
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Onkyo TX-SR501 6.1 Channels Receiver

The Fully-Equipped 6.1-Channel Receiver for Your Entry Into the World of Home Theater. Onkyo has redefined how you will forever look at an entry-level home theater receiver with the TX-SR501. Those new to home theater will breathe a sigh of relief due to the user-friendly design that incorporates color-coded inputs and outputs, a logically laid-out front panel and an easy-to-use remote control. Those looking to upgrade their current home theater receiver will be impressed with 6.1-channels giving you the all enveloping surround sound of Dolby Digital EX and DTS-ES combined with Onkyo exclusives like WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology) and CinemaFILTER to yield the smoothest sound at any volume

Product Review Summary

Based on 5 user reviews
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Consumer Reviews


Good sound

byunclerepete Jul 31, 2004
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great sound
Cons Heat,remote
Recommended it? Yes

I needed to upgrade to a newer unit to accommodate the hook ups for DVD. My older Harmon Kardon sounded great but lacked component jacks. I was all set to purchase a Sony model for around $250 when the salesperson at Circuit City talked me into the Onkyo because of the true output rating of the... Read full review »


Excellent for the price

bymax64 Apr 18, 2004
7 Helpfuls 8 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros excellent sound,lots of in/outputs,great price/value
Cons cheap build,lack of surround sounds.
Recommended it? Yes

was torn between the Onkyo 501, Yamaha 5640 or Yamaha 5650. I read a lot of reviews and I owned a Yamaka Rx-V 630 before so I knew how the Yamaha sounded in general. Because I heard so many people and reviews brag about the Onkyo I went and got myself the Onkyo 501 for 200$. It took me a while to... Read full review »


Great sound

byravencajun Jan 13, 2004
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great sound, easy use and set up, good connection options, nice sound options.
Cons remote buttons small and hard to read . Lacks newer hookup options for future upgrades.
Recommended it? Yes

Recently purchased for $299. I have seen it cheaper online however. I upgraded my system to this receiver from a Pioneer which had only dolby pro logic. My Pioneer was 100 watts x 5channels and I have a 100watt powered subwoofer. The Onkyo has 65watts x 6 with a subwoofer dedicated output. I was... Read full review »

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Product Details and Features


Included Accessories AM Loop Antenna • Remote Control

Remote Control

Design Keypad
Illuminated Remote Non-Illuminated


Speaker Selection A+B or A/B
Speaker Impedance 4 Ohm • 8 Ohm

Inputs / Outputs

Preamp Outputs Subwoofer
Surround Analog Inputs 5.1 Channels x 1
Rear Output Connectors Component x 1 • RCA (2 Audio Channels) x 2 • S-Video x 2
Rear Input Connectors Component x 2 • Composite (Video) x 3 • Digital Coaxial x 1 • RCA (2 Audio Channels) x 4 • S-Video x 3
Front A/V Connections Headphones x 1

Key Features

THX Certification No
Surround Sound Dolby Digital® • Dolby Pro Logic II • DTS® • DTS ES®
Type Receiver

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