Legendary Japanese hi-fi brand Onkyo files for bankruptcy

REALLYFORREAL

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It is with sadness to hear Onkyo is going into Bankruptcy. I just bought a new receiver about a year ago to compliment the JBL LSR-6338 SPEAKERS I bought new. They are 4 ohm. I liked my Sony receiver especially sense it is remote control compatible with other components in my entertainment rack. But, Sony doesn't have a reasonably priced 4 ohm output receiver. Well, having another brand unit to provide amplification for these very clean, precise speakers hasn't been a problem. Just another remote on the coffee table. I hope Onkyo can find another home that will continue there presence in the market.
 

PeterInVan

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Onkyo has called it a day after 76 years making hi-fi, unable to meet shifting consumer demand.

Legendary Japanese hi-fi brand Onkyo files for bankruptcy : Read more
I bought the Onkyo A-9110 2ch amp the week before the bankruptcy announcement.
It was the best choice for upgrading my crappy JVC 5.1 AV receiver.
The Onkyo drives my ELAC B5.2 speakers which fit perfectly under my TV. I have a small sub-woofer for movie rumble.

No soundbar for me. I wanted the best sound in my living room for under $1,000. By limiting the features on this amp Onkyo was able to use top quality components.

Now I can enjoy listening to my Tidal streaming via 3.5mm to RCA cable.
And movies sound great from the TV (also 3.5mm to RCA cable).

All my gear is enclosed in a closet, so I have an old Harmony RF remote. Neat, Tidy, :)

I have been a techie all my life, but as I get older I want simplicity.

The only mod I had to do was paint the dots on the knobs white
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Geekomatic

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Except, it is-- at least for those of us unlucky enough to have purchased a Pioneer AVR from Onkyo. Right now, I have NO access to my online radio services!

Joe Svetlik Would be nice for an updated article on this BS. Here's the email I got in reply to my request for the already-released firmware update that leads to a time-out page:

"Thank you for your reply.

This is due to the Japan servers and websites shutting down after Onkyo had filed for bankruptcy earlier this month, and closed down as a company.

We apologize for any inconvenience this situation must be causing you.

While Onkyo the company has closed down, Onkyo the brand is still ongoing. Your Onkyo devices are still going to be supported in the future and to make sure this situation does not affect you and your products for long, we are currently looking into alternative ways to restore the functionality of the services and apps. "
 
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Except, it is-- at least for those of us unlucky enough to have purchased a Pioneer AVR from Onkyo. Right now, I have NO access to my online radio services!

Joe Svetlik Would be nice for an updated article on this BS. Here's the email I got in reply to my request for the already-released firmware update that leads to a time-out page:

"Thank you for your reply.

This is due to the Japan servers and websites shutting down after Onkyo had filed for bankruptcy earlier this month, and closed down as a company.

We apologize for any inconvenience this situation must be causing you.

While Onkyo the company has closed down, Onkyo the brand is still ongoing. Your Onkyo devices are still going to be supported in the future and to make sure this situation does not affect you and your products for long, we are currently looking into alternative ways to restore the functionality of the services and apps. "
Thanks for the info.
 

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