Solid Build and Sound; Network UI Needs Improvement
Tokyo Adventurer, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: This is my second Onkyo stereo. The sound is great, and basic setup was a breeze. However, you have to be fairly technical to make good use of the network features, including entering an IP address in your web browser and playing around with a user interface which could be much more intuitive. An improved interface would make streaming different stations from Pandora, for example, much easier.
Summary: The audio quality of the Onkyo Mini System is very high for such a small format and price, I was pleasantly surprised. Important is its ability to play audio files from hard drives or USB flash drives, this is the future of playback. However, Onkyo does not like hard drives with a mixed content, for instance, audio and photos. I apparently tries to read photos as audios and gets stuck.
Summary: This is an excellent stereo. It may have a slightly muddled sound through the supplied speakers, but it definitely sounds way better than other mini stereos, bar maybe Bose systems. I forked for the wi-fi dongle and had trouble with it. There are many quirks, and if it should stop working one day, it may just need the wifi password re-entered all over again. It took me a while before I tried that, as I have long passcode.
needs a sub to take the low frequencies off the mid range driver
Robert Crook, Amazon
13 May 2013
Summary: This is an excellent choice for a mini Hi-Fi. But you have to add a sub-woofer. And you have to insert a cross-over in line with each speaker. It's not that difficult (or you could get a guy at the electronics store to do it). Any sub you have that has an RCA input will work. So, here's a sub that you can get at [...] BIC v-80 It part # 303-460 goes for $99. For the crossovers buy a pair of 4ohm 100Hz high pass part# 266-460.
Summary: I am pleased with the sound capabilities of this system. The best feature is hooking it up to the network. Accessing my pandora and spotify account on the system is awesome. The only drawback is the method of login/password entry and clunky access through several menus. Otherwise great!
Excerpt: Основное и главное достоинство - аппарат читает все и вся, любые входы плюс добавление беспроводных модулей. Для своей цены - неплохо звучит. Вопрос с дисплеем решается утилитой для iOS или Андроида (устройства должны быть в одной сети).
Pros: Всеядный аппарат. А если докупить еще WiFi и Блютуз модули.... Хорошее качество сборки.
Cons: Дисплей однострочный, русский язык не понимает. Маломощен - надо подбирать "легкую" акустику. Выход на наушники никакой - с 42 Ом Audio-Technica ATH-A900X не справляется. И читайте инструкцию - не все форматы читаются при разных способах подключения.