A Excellent Solution for Whole House Stereo System
dstarrs3740, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
Excerpt: I needed a reliable stereo receiver to power my whole house stereo system. I've own a couple of Onkyo cassette decks and a 5.1ch Onkyo receiver. They all deliver the best performance, by far, than any other stereo equipment I've used in the past. The Onkyo TX-8020 receiver is no exception..
Pros: Clean Sound At Hi Volume, Clear Sound At Hi Volume, great freq response, handy remote control, Simple setup
Excerpt: Replaced my 26 year old NAD which was on it's last leg. I was apprehensive about all the connections but set up was a piece of cake. This receiver has a phono input which was important to me. Radio sounds great and the boost to the TV sound when I watch netflex is perfect.
Pros: Easy to set up, Great sound, Phono Connection, Radio Is Static Free
Excerpt: I use this as a rear channel amp for listening to SACDs, and as a low-electricity alternative to my high-powered front stereo system when listening to talk radio. As an amp, it works well. The tuner is the worst I've ever used, and I'm including clock radios and portables.
Summary: Super simple setup. Paired with Bose 201s and a Sony 100watt sub. I have a Technics SL-1900 running into the phono input and an AirPort Express into the CD input for digital music. Phono preamp really makes my LPs come alive and works great with my SL-1900.
Summary: Excellent receiver. I use mine a little differently than a conventional set up. I have mine plugged into my mixer directly, omitting the Onkyo's amp altogether and I am only using it for the tuner. I cannot comment on the power of the Onkyo receiver, but as a tuner it is excellent.
Solid Receiver with Old School Controls and Remote
Honest John, Amazon
7 March 2015
Summary: This is a light weight solid unit with 50W/channel into 8ohm speakers. It runs cold, no heat issues. Volume control is quiet linear. It works without much setup required. Old school knobs and buttons plus a simple remote make it a breeze to operate even in a dark room.
Summary: Great economy receiver with clean sound. I wanted a simple stereo receiver for my workshop that could control two sets of speakers. I have inside speakers hooked up to A channel and exterior patio speakers hooked up to B channel.
Summary: UPDATE 3/23/2015: A month of listening later, my opinion is exactly the same: a fantastic bargain. One really great feature I didn't mention below (but another reviewer rightly did) is the extremely gradual volume adjustment.