Summary: Was looking for an amp with multiple digital inputs, a good DAC, A/B output, reasonable power and price. The selection of stereo equipment in the middle range continues to dwindle and there were only a few options. With digital input (coax from CD/toslink from Airport Express) this sounds really good with Martin Logan SL3 which use both the A and B output. While rated at only 75 W/channel this thing can play much louder than I have any interest in.
Great integrated amplifier, and huge value! Get a good pair of speakers and you're 'all set'!
CQ DX, Amazon
14 March 2014
Summary: I sure do miss the glory days of hi-fi, when high quality stereo receivers, preamplifiers, amplifiers, and true speaker systems ruled the day! Now everything is miniaturized and portable, with sound quality often suffering bigtime. Sure MP3 files, iPODs, iPADs, and PC's (with their small speakers) are convenient ways to get (download) and carry music around with you, but you're missing out on palpable bass, a natural soundstage, and musical detail when you listen to most...
Summary: Paired this up with Onkyo C-7030 CD player and the sound is just amazing. I never thought 2 channel stereo could sound this good. I like the fact that it has digital inputs, I can stream my digital music using airplay on my Apple TV.
Excerpt: I'm no audiophile, so my rating is based on my perception of quality relative to the price. I needed DACs and amps to add zones to my sound system. I'm using Apple TVs, which output only digital audio. I was looking at the Cambridge DacMagic, but for only $ more, I got an equivalent quality DAC and the amp. It sounds great and has plenty of power. For the money, it was a no brainer purchase.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality
Summary: I had to return my borrowed tx 8050 to friend so I figured I would try an integrated amp. I also orderd the marantz pm 6004 for comparison. I'm playing them through my Klipsch KLF 20 speakers which have dual 10" woofers. I had to run a sub with the 8050 because it didn't have the bass punch I was looking for with the large woofers. I figure many of you shopping for the Onkyo may also be considering the Marantz in this price range.
Summary: received quickly, packed well nice product works as expected. Researched other products with comparable specs at this price point and return policy it was a excellent choice. This is my second onkyo product and am extremely satisfied.
Summary: I bought this amp through Amazon for around $350. It replaced a NAD integrated amp. I am old-school when it comes to audio, as I grew up buying my first gear in the 70's. This was the golden age (to hear some tell it) of audio, when an amp had a decent transformer, quality discrete components and a reasonable amount of hand assembly and inspection. Well those days are long gone and not likely to come back.
Summary: I used it for my iPad and iPhone coupled with $50 i20 doc station from Pure.com. This allows digital out to the A-9050 Digital Audio Converter (DAC) through this beautiful Amp to to my Polk A7s. I had no idea they were capable of playing this quality of music. Its like I've discovered home audio all over again. With your music library in iTunes or Pandora you really don't need any other components.. just a doc station. For the money this can NOT be beat.
Summary: clean sound with adjustable settings. Stylish and retro modern. I wanted a tube amp but I needed more power then I was willing to part with dollars. This was a good choice to listen to my LP's on floor standing Stereo speakers. This is not for a Home theater set up.