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Onkyo-ds-a5.33698567
9.6 out of 10

Onkyo DS-A5

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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 4
4.0

Onkyo DS-A5 lacks key features and it is priced too high

FLmiami, Amazon
17 December 2012
  • Summary: I have an Onkyo TX-SR805 (non-networked) receiver and I use an Apple TV to stream music from my iPhone. However, I can't turn the receiver on or off or control it remotely from my iPhone. So, I've been thinking about replacing it by a new networked receiver. And yet, the TX-SR805 is a very good and powerful receiver, and I'd rather keep it if ONKYO offered a device which added networking functionality comparable to the new ONKYO receivers at the right price.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice add to my stereo

Project Analyst, Amazon
10 October 2012
  • 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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Overall 2
2.0

Onkyo, but dissapoited

Julio A Cortes, Amazon
10 October 2012
  • 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 8
8.0

There is a place for this.

Kevin Ophoff, Amazon
10 October 2012
  • 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 10
10

Bringing my itunes library out to share

scomcdon, Amazon
10 October 2012
  • 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 10
10

Airplay For Audiophiles!

Roger L. Farson "Travis Brown", Amazon
10 October 2012
  • 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

Works & sounds great

Craig Shipley, Amazon
10 October 2012
  • 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 10
10

Good stuff

J. David Vandersteen, Amazon
10 October 2012
  • 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 great!!!!

Craig Roberts, Amazon
10 October 2012
  • Summary: I've been excited about this piece of gear since I first read about in in September. We were going to purchase a new receiver mainly to get the airplay feature but this little device does the job very well and updated our Onkyo. Setup was simple and it works great. I can now play music from my ipad through the audio system no matter where it is in the house. I highly recommend the DS-A5 to bring some higher tech to an older piece of gear.
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