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Onkyo-a-5vl.3808930
8.3 out of 10

Onkyo A-5VL

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Onkyo A-5VL

What Hi-Fi?
21 February 2010
  • Excerpt: The Onkyo name has become rather synonymous with AV receivers in recent years, with hi-fi taking a back seat. The A-5VL amplifier, along with its CD-playing partner, the C-S5VL, is here to begin redressing that balance. This is a hybrid digital amplifier, making it different from any of its rivals.
  • Pros: Unusual hybrid design, tonally balanced, clean, precise delivery
  • Cons: Lacks the detail and dynamics to produce the nuance and texture of the best, unpleasant remote control
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