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Onkyo TX-SR508 and TX-SR608 No Sound!

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Hello I have 2 Onkyo Receivers TX-SR508 and TX-SR608 both of them sound stopped. Is there any fix or they are for bin now! Thanks in advance!
 
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Might sound a bit odd but is that from the same output device? If so, check another device if possible. Sounds suspect that two devices stopped, I'm guessing at the same time?
 

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My buddy had the 608 I believe it was.. they replaced the mainboard for him twice.. the third time they wanted about a G.
 

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That's a pretty vague post....

That's like saying "Both my cars won't start, shall i sell them as scrap now??"

what sort of solutions have you tried? Plugged it into different devices? Maybe tried a different HDMI cable??

Here at TPU, we arent that great at reading crystal balls.
 
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My buddy had the 608 I believe it was.. they replaced the mainboard for him twice.. the third time they wanted about a G.
And, I'm enjoying my Technics SA-EX140 here...
 

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Hello I have 2 Onkyo Receivers TX-SR508 and TX-SR608 both of them sound stopped. Is there any fix or they are for bin now! Thanks in advance!
"And no one dared/Disturb the sound of silence"
 

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And, I'm enjoying my Technics SA-EX140 here...
NAD T748 here.. coming up to its 10th birthday

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I have a 608 sitting about 10 feet away from me at the moment. I bought it new 10-11 years ago when they first came out. Mine's only partially dead (no HDMI functionality at all) and I consider myself lucky. If you do a Google search you'll discover that them dying is as common as the sky getting dark at night. Bad capacitors plague them as well as other parts stopping working. I quit turning mine off because I'm afraid it won't turn back on if I do. Great audio quality and they seemed like a true steal for the price when new but they appear to have the reliability of a Yugo.

The problems were so bad that Onkyo did an extended warranty program but mine started having issues after that program ended.

Onkyo acknowledges failed units and extending warrranties until 2018 | AVS Forum
 
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I have a 608 sitting about 10 feet away from me at the moment. I bought it new 10-11 years ago when they first came out. Mine's only partially dead (no HDMI functionality at all) and I consider myself lucky. If you do a Google search you'll discover that them dying is as common as the sky getting dark at night. Bad capacitors plague them as well as other parts stopping working.
That's terrible! My Technics SA-EX140 OTOH, has no bad caps to be found.
 

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That's a pretty vague post....

That's like saying "Both my cars won't start, shall i sell them as scrap now??"

what sort of solutions have you tried? Plugged it into different devices? Maybe tried a different HDMI cable??

Here at TPU, we arent that great at reading crystal balls.
Well, I checked both with Tuner and different speakers and cables, but still nothing! So I can say that I tried all! I have sound to my tv from PC but not to any of receivers!
 

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9th birthday for my Yamaha RX-V573 :toast::toast:
Think that was my previous one I actually miss it. I replaced it with a RX-V478 for the “new features” like Spotify Connect(which they kinda broke last update) but my old one definitely had better sound…
 
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You guys are a bit off topic, I am guilty of doing this at times, but the last set of posts have nothing to do with OP.

@xDaemon, Its still hard to determine the issue, I would need to be there to see fully, but it does sound like the receivers.
Based on @freeagent's experience it sounds like those models might have manufacturing defects.

Given both devices are now not operating, do you know if you had a surge and if the units have fuses?

Edit: Do the units power on, but no sound?
 

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Yup mainboard problems. My bud bought it when it was hot off the presses. It was through his experience that I won’t buy from that brand. Sounded ok though..
 
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Semi off-topic, but I would suggest investing in THX certified speakers or AV units. THX is an independent body that tests equipment with very strict standards.
If the unit passes all of the tests (seems to range on up to 2000 different tests), it gets the THX certification, and you don't need to worry.

THX Certified Audio - Hear the difference THX can make | THX products finder –THX Certified, THX AAA, THX Spatial Audio

THX and Power Amplifiers_final.pdf (pioneerelectronics.com)
Nah it’s a dead “standard” if it could even be considered that…even my pretty old SB ZX still has the same THX panel they’ve been using since the Audigy days…
 

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THX wow..

That’s going way back :D
 
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True, the standards change with time, and the certificate based on time of release, but I don't know of any other way to certify something.
Unfortunately some specs don't amount to much, in some cases a unit with slightly lesser specs can sound better.

A unit with 3000 4.5/5 reviews from non-professionals doesn't certify the unit has best possible audio.
 
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I have a 608 sitting about 10 feet away from me at the moment. I bought it new 10-11 years ago when they first came out. Mine's only partially dead (no HDMI functionality at all) and I consider myself lucky. If you do a Google search you'll discover that them dying is as common as the sky getting dark at night. Bad capacitors plague them as well as other parts stopping working. I quit turning mine off because I'm afraid it won't turn back on if I do. Great audio quality and they seemed like a true steal for the price when new but they appear to have the reliability of a Yugo.

The problems were so bad that Onkyo did an extended warranty program but mine started having issues after that program ended.

Onkyo acknowledges failed units and extending warrranties until 2018 | AVS Forum
This. Onkyo quality and name rep has gone down the toilet.
 
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Well, If a company is making a quality product, regardless of their reputation, it should be submitted to professionals to get certified
Not only does it sell the product, it gives the consumer a much better verdict before purchase.

Imagine two sets on Sony headphones, both with similar specs, and similar pricing, both have 0 reviews, one is certified.
 
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True, the standards change with time, and the certificate based on time of release, but I don't know of any other way to certify something.
Unfortunately some specs don't amount to much, in some cases a unit with slightly lesser specs can sound better.

A unit with 3000 4.5/5 reviews from non-professionals doesn't certify the unit has best possible audio.
Objective measurements. It never tells the whole story, but its the best place to start and will tell you how amp will perform and give you pretty good idea of how it will sound. Audioholics has a really good testing methodology, no sure who else is doing it, I've been out of audio for a few years but starting to get back into it.
 
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Indeed, you go with what you have to work with, perfect answer. I guess it doesn't matter what the certificate is, as long as its recognized by the industry.

An interesting read into THX, revealed that the certificate does include all formats (none specified), Dolby, DTS, FLAC and so on.
Some other sites even say that its more accurate in fidelity with DTS-Other when THX certified.

This would also mean having all current format support, does not mean you get the best quality audio.
 

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Well, I already started looking for another make and think between Yamaha RX-V677 or Sony STR-DN1050 or other which supports 4K!
What is your advice as pro in this category!
 

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Well, I already started looking for another make and think between Yamaha RX-V677 or Sony STR-DN1050 or other which supports 4K!
What is your advice as pro in this category!
Yamaha hands down
 
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