Summary: The Onkyo TX-8255 was bought as a replacement for a nine-year old TEAC with the same power rating (50w per channel into 8 ohms). There was nothing wrong with the TEAC, and it may become a replacement in ts own time, but it had been in---literally---daily use for about eight years, and I was afraid...
Summary: I like this Receiver a lot and it worked fine for awhile but recently the left channel cuts out and has had a bit of static every so often. It is very annoying and I hope I can get it fixed or replaced as I like the amp.
Summary: This receiver was to have had a simple assignment: power a pair of B&W bookshelf speakers in my study. It was a replacement for a trusty old receiver I had for many years whose left channel died of old age. Out of the box the unit took 3-4 tries just to power up.
Summary: I chose this receiver for two major reasons: - Affordability - Versatility With a price of under $200, this thing is a steal. It has everything a light to moderate user would need. The most impressive feature to me, though, is the number of machines it is compatible with.
Summary: This Onkyo replaced a Kenwood VR-505 that was nothing but trouble. The Kenwood dropped sound, the remote stopped working a few months after purchase, and it was a total piece of garbage. Then Kenwood refused to honor their warranty. I since learned that the entire VR line has problems.
Summary: This receiver is great! I purchased it about a month ago and use it almost every day. Clear, crisp sound. To get a better receiver, I would be paying three times as much money, or more. This is an EXCELLENT VALUE. It is replacing an older Onkyo AM/FM tuner that I had that was destroyed in a fire.
Summary: Per the title, and considering the price, I gave it 5 stars. However, I would not have purchased it had I been more careful to note that it has no loudness button. That came as a surprise and is missed compared to the receiver it is replacing - an old Harmon Kardon 930, (which cost over four times...
Summary: I purchased this to replace a 20+ year Sony receiver that I used exclusively for a record player. When I upgraded my speakers to Polk Monitor 60s I was amazed at the quality for the modest price, but then that old receiver just up and died.
Summary: Onkyo always has a good sound. It's power rating is conservative so this receiver will make a lot of good music. The best part is the user interface. My Techic and Sony have undecipherable interfaces with so many bells and whistles that I never use.
Summary: My 25-year-old Technics stereo receiver started cutting out at randomly, so I figured it was time for a replacement. This Onkyo TX-8255 Stereo Receiver is an affordable, old-school, no-frills stereo receiver amp that cranks out 50 watts RMS per channel into 8 ohm speakers.