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

Onkyo A-5VL

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Reviews and Problems with Onkyo A-5VL

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Overall 6
6.0

Sound is good, but there is hum

Andy Yang, Amazon
13 January 2014
  • Summary: Considering its price, I think the sound is very good. However, as many people have said, there is hum from the chassis (not related with volume, and not from speaker or headphones). If you plan to use it as a desktop amp, the hum may disappoint you, especially when it's used for speakers in silent night. If you are away from it at the distance more than 3 feet, it will be hard to notice the hum (but still depends on how sensitive your ears are).
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Overall 6
6.0

Great DAC AMP - but missing important features

Prohobo "Reason...", Amazon
19 September 2011
  • Summary: There is a huge movement in the entry level audiophile arena to move towards Pre-Amp or Intergrated AMPS with a solid DAC. Onkyo delivered and the DAC in this AMP is Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-Bit DAC - one that you would see in many $2k plus Preamp DACS. Great DAC, two digital inputs (to bypass DAC on the ipod or CD), and enough juice. I had listen to the system and at the $350 price point it was a no brainer - but wait. NO PRE-OUTS?!?!
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Overall 6
6.0

Lots of value, sound is not my cup of tea

Adam Nyholt, Amazon
20 January 2011
  • Summary: Pros: Build quality, power, functionality (build in DAC) Cons: Usability, sound quality I had the A-5VL for about two weeks before returning it. I give the A-5VL 5 stars for features. It is a relatively powerful integrated amp WITH a high quality DAC. Better quality than the DAC in your typical A/V receiver, and WAAAY better than the DAC in your computer or ipod.
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Overall 6
6.0

Here's an unbiased comparison......

Boilerbink, Amazon
19 February 2010
  • Summary: Ok, so first off , let me say how excited I was about this product after reading reviews (especially E. Linder) as his explanation is exactly what I'm trying to accomplish myself. As I purchased a Wadia Itransport in December , I was waffling between buying a fairly high end DAC (Cambridge DacMagic ?) used with my current tube receiver Yamaha R-8 from the mid 80's (85 watts /channel) or an all-in-one Digital amplifier with a high quality built in DAC.
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Overall 6
6.0

A-5VL

review.kakaku.com
12 August 2009
  • Excerpt: 川崎のヨドバシカメラで試聴。店員さん 暇そうだったんでアンプの比較試聴お願いしました。 デノンとオンキョーとマランツ・・・結果は以下の通り。 デノン:PMA-CX3:音場感抜群も低域の力強さに欠ける。 オンキョー:A-1VL:全体的に音が分厚いが、分解能いまいち。 オンキョー:A-5VL:上記より音が薄くってパワー感不足。ボリューム上げると団子状態。 マランツ:PM7003:分解能最高で解像度◎。全域のバランスよくクラシックが一番安心して聴けた。 ただし、試聴環境最悪・・・周りがうるさく、上記評価はぱっと聴きでの評価です。 つまりじっくりとは聴いてませんので、あくまでも音の傾向としてご参考まで。 ちなみに試聴スピーカーはB&Wの705でした。 オーソドックスなマランツが良かったのが意外でした・・・というか、デジタルアンプってまだまだ未完成ってことですかね・・・スピーカーとの相性もあるのでしょうが。 ちなみに、マランツ以外は全部デジタルアンプです。
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