Onkyo TX-NR6100 7.2 channel AV Receiver Review

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Release year: 2021 Rating: 4.4

The Onkyo TX-NR6100 9.2 channel receiver is a powerful audio hub that will improve your home entertainment experience. This AV player is great for both movie fans and audiophiles because it looks good, works well, and has a lot of ways to connect to other devices. The Onkyo TX-NR6100 has what you need whether you like to watch action-packed movies or listen to relaxing music. Let's look at what it can do and see if it's a good fit for your music setup.

Our Verdict

In a nutshell, the Onkyo TX-NR6100 9.2 channel receiver lives up to its claims. It gives you an epic audio experience that takes your movie nights and music sessions to the next level. This bad boy's sleek design fits right in with any home theatre setup, and the user-friendly interface makes it a breeze to navigate. The audio is seriously strong, especially when you're watching action and sci-fi flicks. It totally feels like you're in a movie theatre. Sometimes, you might run into some Bluetooth problems that can mess with your wireless streaming. If you're all about that killer surround sound and want some solid connectivity options, the Onkyo TX-NR6100 is definitely worth considering.

  1. Powerful and immersive audio experience.
  2. Sleek and modern design.
  3. Extensive connectivity options.
  4. User-friendly interface for easy navigation.
  5. Seamless integration with smart home devices.
  6. Intuitive on-screen menu for easy adjustments and settings.
  7. Impressive 9.2 channel configuration for enhanced surround sound.
  1. Occasional Bluetooth connectivity issues.
  2. No USB-C port for charging devices.
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Receiver Type A/V Receiver
Number Of Channel 7.2 Channel
Number Channel Processing 7
Audio Feature Dolby Atmos , DTS:X
Video Feature HDR10 , HDR10+ , Dolby Vision , 8K Passthrough , 4K Upscaling
Watts Per Channel 100 W
Zones 2
Radio Internet Radio , Pandora , Spotify , Tidal , Deezer
Amplifier Class A/B , Non-Phase


Ethernet Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth Yes
RCA LIne Input: 4
RCA LIne Output: No
RCA Pre-Outs: 0.2
XLR Line Inputs: No
XLR Pre-Outs: No
Phono Input: Yes
Optical Inputs: 1
Optical Output: No
Coaxial Inputs: 1
Multi-Channel Input: No
Headphone Out: 6.3 mm (1/4
HDMI Inputs: 6
HDMI Outputs: 2 (1 Main, 1 Sub/Zone2)
8K Inputs: 3
Composite Video Input No
Composite Video Output: No
Component Video Input: No
Component Video Output: No
Front A/V Inputs: USB
Speaker A/B: No


Maximum Channel Processing 7.1
Dolby Atmos Yes
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization Yes
Dolby Atmos Music N/A
Dolby TrueHD Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
Dolby Surround Upmixer Yes
Dolby Pro Logic N/A
Dolby Digital EX N/A
Surround EX N/A
DTS Neural:X Yes
DTS Virtual:X Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio Yes
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio Yes
DTS 96/24 Yes
DTS Express Yes
IMAX Enhanced N/A
Music Playback via USB 2-ch/Multi-ch Input Music Playback via USB FLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless, WMA, MP3, DSD, AIFF, AAC, Dolby TrueHD
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network up to 192 kHz
High Resolution Audio Formats via USB FLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless, DSD, AIFF, AAC, Dolby TrueHD
Gapless Playback Yes
DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD via USB 2-ch Input
DSD to PCM Converter N/A
Jitter Reduction Yes
DTS Dialog Control Yes
Dialog Enhancement N/A
Dialog Level Adjustment N/A
Dialog Normalization Yes
Dialogue Lift N/A
Compressed Music Enhancer Advanced Music Optimizer
High-resolution Music Enhancer N/A
Audyssey Dynamic EQ N/A
Audyssey Dynamic Volume N/A
Audyssey LFC N/A
Audyssey Sub EQ HT N/A
Audyssey DSX N/A
Direct Mode Yes
Pure Direct Mode Yes
Independent Subwoofer Outputs N/A
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. AccuEQ with subwoofer EQ and AccuReflex™
Audyssey App Support N/A
Bass Sync N/A
Optimized Bass Redirection N/A


HDMI Version 2.1
Enhanced ARC Yes
HDCP Version 2.3
HDR10+ Yes
Dynamic HDR N/A
Dolby Vision Yes
HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) Yes
QMS (Quick Media Switching) Yes
3-D Ready Yes
Video Signal Passthrough Yes
Video Signal Upscaling Yes
Analog To HDMI Upconversion N/A
Component Video Upscaling N/A
isf Certified Calibration Control N/A


Channels 7.2
Front Wide Channel Support N/A
Current Feedback Topology Yes
Discrete Amplification Yes
THX™ Certification Yes
Continuous 6 Ω Rated Yes
Certified 4 Ω Performance Yes
Bi-amp Capability Yes


Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) Yes
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) Yes
Quick Frame Transport (QFT) Yes


Zones 2
Powered Zones 2
Zone 2 Outs RCA Line Out (shared with Zone B)
Zone 3 Outs No
RS-232C Interface N/A
+12V Trigger Output 0


Analog Tuner FM/AM
Digital Radio N/A
Internet Radio TuneIn
Pandora Yes
Spotify Yes
Tidal Yes
Deezer Yes
SiriusXM Internet Radio N/A
Napster N/A


On-Screen Display No
GUI Languages No
Web Browser Control N/A
IP Control for CI Yes
Control4 SDDP N/A
PreAmp Mode N/A
Display No
Remote Controller No
Remote Control In/Out No
LCD Display N/A
Detachable Power Cord N/A
Setup Assistant N/A


Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 2 No
Rated Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, IEC) No
Dynamic Power per Channel (3 Ω, Front) 240 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (4 Ω, Front) 210 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (8 Ω, Front) 120 W
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 100 W (0.08% THD)
Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA) 210 W (10% THD)
Power Supply AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Toroidal Transformer N/A
Power Consumption 635 W
No Sound Power 65 W
Standby Power 0.1 W


Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8
Weight 9.8kg
Chassis No
Front Panel No
Speaker Terminals 9
Large Speaker Terminals 9
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals N/A
Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminals N/A
High Grade Audio Components N/A
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function Yes
Auto Power off N/A
Warranty 3 years


THD digital 0.08% (20 Hz - 20 kHz, Half power)
Analog Distortion No
Phono Distortion No
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line) 200 mV/47 kΩ (1 kHz, 100 W/8 Ω)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM) 3.5 mV/47 kΩ
Rated Lineout Level and Impedance 1 V/470 Ω (subwoofer)
Rated Output digital No
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A) 106 dB
S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A) 80 dB
S/N Ratio (digital) No
Phono RIAA Deviation No
Frequency Response (Analog In) 10 Hz - 100 kHz/+1 dB, -3 dB (Direct/Pure Audio)
DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI 2.8 MHz
DSD Sampling Rates via USB 2.8 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 11.2 MHz
Video Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance No
Video Frequency Response No
Ethernet Standard 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi Standard IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency 5 GHz, 2.4 GHz
Bluetooth Version 4.2
Bluetooth Frequency 2.4 GHz
USB Terminal Front: Ver. 2.0, 5 V, 0.5 A Rear: Ver. 2.0, 5 V, 1 A
FM Frequency 87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.) _1.0 µV (11.2 dBf)
FM S/N Ratio No
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz) No
AM Effective Sensitivity No
AM Frequency 530 kHz - 1710 kHz
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Details Review


The design of the Onkyo TX-NR6100 AV receiver is a perfect blend of modern aesthetics and functional simplicity. Its sleek appearance seamlessly integrates into my home theater setup, adding a touch of sophistication. The minimalist approach and well-placed buttons on the front panel make it visually appealing and easy to navigate. The clear and user-friendly display ensures I can access vital information at a glance. The display is clear and easy to read, which is a plus when adjusting settings without squinting.


The connectivity options on this AV receiver are impressive. With ample HDMI inputs and outputs, I can connect all my devices effortlessly. I was delighted to find an array of HDMI inputs and outputs, providing me with the flexibility to connect multiple devices without constantly switching cables. My 4K TV, gaming console, and streaming devices all found their place with ease.

Being able to stream music from my smartphone without any cables was liberating, especially during gatherings with friends and family. The seamless integration with my smart home ecosystem allowed me to control the AV receiver using voice commands, making the entire setup feel futuristic and convenient.

However, I did encounter occasional connectivity hiccups when using Bluetooth. While it didn't happen frequently, sometimes the connection dropped or experienced interference. I hope Onkyo addresses this in future firmware updates. Another downside is the absence of a USB-C port, which would have been convenient for charging my devices.


The audio performance of the Onkyo TX-NR6100 is outstanding.

The 7.2 channel setup really brings the sound to life, especially when you're watching those intense movies or playing your favourite video games. It's all about creating that immersive experience. The bass hits hard and the highs are sharp, giving you that real movie theatre feel. On the other hand, the power consumption is higher than expected, but the audio quality totally makes up for it.

The Onkyo TX-NR6100 is a killer addition to my home theatre setup. Whether I'm glued to my favourite shows or throwing a movie night with my friends, this AV receiver always leaves a lasting impression. This bad boy is versatile as hell, perfect for jamming out to tunes or kicking ass in your gaming den.

When I first watched a movie with the Onkyo TX-NR6100, the audio performance was mind-blowing. That 7.2 channel setup really pulled me into the action, felt like I was right there in the thick of it. The surround sound was top-notch, letting me catch every little detail and subtle sound effect crystal clear.

Watching those action-packed scenes was on a whole new level with that AV receiver. The audio range was so dynamic, and the bass was so powerful, it made those explosions and rumbling effects feel like they were happening right in front of you. Even when things got quiet, the talking stayed super clear, so you didn't have to keep messing with the volume.

One thing that really caught my attention was how the AV receiver can effortlessly handle different audio formats. Whether it was Dolby Atmos or DTS:X, the Onkyo TX-NR6100 rocked it, letting me fully soak in the genius of those sound engineers who made my favourite films sound so damn good.

When and Where to Use


The Onkyo TX-NR6100 7.2 Channel AV Receiver is perfect for movie, gaming, and music enthusiasts at home. Its small size suits apartments and smaller spaces, and its multi-room audio capability ensures uninterrupted music playback throughout the home. Improve TV audio, host enjoyable house parties, or indulge in immersive surround sound. While it delivers impressive performance, it may not be suitable for larger spaces, and users seeking more channels and extensive connectivity should consider higher-end receivers.

Compatible Devices

I've successfully paired the Onkyo TX-NR6100 with various devices, including my 4K TV, gaming consoles, and streaming devices. It seamlessly integrates with my smart home ecosystem, allowing me to control it via voice commands through my virtual assistant. However, I did experience some occasional connectivity issues when using Bluetooth, which could be improved.

Ease of Use

The Onkyo TX-NR6100 was easy to set up because it had a great layout and clear directions. The remote control is a breeze to use, no confusing stuff. You can easily navigate through the settings with no hassle. The menu on the screen is nicely arranged, so you can easily tweak the audio settings or switch inputs without any trouble.


The price of the Onkyo TX-NR6100 may be a bit steep for some, but considering the audio quality and features it offers, I believe it's worth the investment. If you're an avid home theater enthusiast or an audiophile, this AV receiver won't disappoint.


Can I use the Onkyo TX-NR6100 in a smaller room, or is it more suited for larger spaces?

The Onkyo TX-NR6100 works excellently in both smaller and larger rooms. Its audio capabilities shine regardless of the room size.

Is the AV receiver compatible with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio formats?

Yes, it supports both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, providing a truly immersive surround sound experience.

Does the Onkyo TX-NR6100 support 8K video pass through?

Unfortunately, it doesn't support 8K video pass-through. However, it handles 4K video with ease.

Can I use the AV receiver without a physical remote control?

Yes, the Onkyo TX-NR6100 is compatible with smartphone apps, allowing you to control it without needing a physical remote.

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