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Onkyo-ds-a5.33698567
9.7 out of 10

Onkyo DS-A5

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Overall 2
2.0

Onkyo, but dissapoited

Julio A Cortes, Amazon
18 June 2014
  • Summary: overal construction well, nice as dock even it does not on screen control from the video output... nice to have digital output for my high end amp, very sharp and detailed sound. highest quality sound out of my ipod. the bad. The network connection is very poor, the Airplay works poorly, can only stay 1 min. or so... then goes away. I even tried connecting using the ethernet cable and does not work either... this might have been a deffective unti.
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Overall 10
10

Good stuff

J. David Vandersteen, Amazon
21 March 2014
  • Summary: It took a while for USPS to clear it out of customs but it was the right price and the shipper did the best they could.
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Overall 10
10

Works & sounds great

Craig Shipley, Amazon
8 February 2014
  • Summary: This is a must have addition to an Onkyo that doesn't have AirPlay built in. It allows me to stream my iTunes library and control playback with an attached iOS device. Only complaint is that the price is higher than what I expected for a dock and a feature that really should have been built in, but I'm pleased overall.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good item. Won't work with iPhone 4S unfortunately but great with ipod

nate stark, Amazon
14 January 2014
  • Summary: Easy to sync with onkyo amp and easy to use with remote or by using amp remote.
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Overall 10
10

Airplay For Audiophiles!

Roger L. Farson, Amazon
14 November 2013
  • Summary: When I learned that Airplay uses lossless encoding to digitally transmit it's music signal, I figured i would try to incorporate Airplay into a client's $20k Audiophile Sitting Room. Thanks to this dock having a true digital output, I could use the Optical output and run it into a HiFi D/A converter. I chose the Parasound ZDAC as it has Optical in and Balanced XLR out. Works great!
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Overall 10
10

Bringing my itunes library out to share

scomcdon, Amazon
18 September 2013
  • Summary: I've waited for the solution and here it is, Finally, I can have my itunes library that resides on my bedroom PC and enjoy it on my stereo system in the living room.
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Overall 8
8.0

This is a great niche device

sparky60, Amazon
5 April 2013
  • Summary: I have had this for over four months now; If you have an older analog only audio system or a newer system with a quality DAC this can fill most of your audio needs. Pros Universal charger for 30 pin products Wired or wireless Airplay audio streaming with digital and analog outputs Digital (bypass the cheap audio processor in your device) or analog audio output from your docked device Cons (IF YOU'RE PICKY) Takes 2-3 times to get aquatinted with the dock, the good news it...
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Overall 8
8.0

There is a place for this.

Kevin Ophoff, Amazon
22 March 2013
  • Summary: This is a good piece. It has an optical audio output and regular stereo left right outputs plus a video output. I use it when the goal is more about sound than video output. The Airplay option is good (works with i-phone 5). It turns on my Onkyo receiver and automatically chooses the correct input. While the optical audio is fed to my surround receiver the regular audio output feeds my whole-house audio system.
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Overall 2
2.0

Ultimately disappointing

R. Worne, Amazon
14 February 2013
  • Summary: What we have here is a product that fails to excel at nearly every task you assign to it. And it does so at twice the price of Apple's offerings. There's some good points about it too - I'll cover the pros and cons of the unit: Pros: 1. It's an iPad dock. 2. It will charge an iPad. 3. It will allow remote control of the iPad (limited) via the Onkyo RI protocol with the Onkyo remote or via the handheld remote included with the unit. 4.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice add to my stereo

Project Analyst, Amazon
18 January 2013
  • Summary: Bought this with the hope that my wife could use her ipad/iphone in the kitchen to control the stereo which she said was too complicated. The Airplay system works well with iTunes and almost as well with Pandora. Pandora does not have a screen volume button-have to use hardware volume on side of your device. System does work although occasionally wifi bandwidth seems to be an issue. Setting up the device was easy.
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