Summary: I have owned this receiver for five months and have had no problems. It is one of few stereo receivers still in production with convenient knobs to control treble, bass, and balance without having to navigate a series of menus, which is spectacular for playing music.
Keep it simple: 2 channels, massive power, minimalist controls, super clean sound and separation.
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12 November 2013
Summary: I've decided to keep things simple. As of this writing, there's now Dolby 7.1. Give me a break. In 3 years there'll be Dolby 15.1. Onkyo let's others play the Dolby catch-up game. 2 channels, massive power, minimalist controls. Super clean sound and separation. Want surround?
Summary: I needed a basic receiver to power two sets of speakers, one set on my deck and one set in the garage. I had a similar onkyo receiver 20yrs ago that I gave to a family member, so I thought I'd try another one. I've had the receiver set up for 2-3 weeks now and it is performing nicely.
Summary: I was trying to decide between the Onkyo 8020 ( the newer model for the 8255) and the Onkyo TX-8255. I have Andrew Jones BS22-LR bookshelf speakers and an Audio-Technica LP120 turntable. Started out with the TX-8255 and thought it was very good. I really like the direct input for FM radio.
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 bought this unit to replace a very old ONKYO receiver that finally died. The intended use is to function as 'home theater' sound in addition to powering up my other stereo components at low cost until I actually make the jump to a flat panel system. So far, I am VERY satisfied with this unit.
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: The Onkyo 8255 replaced a 40-year old Sony STC-7000 and a couple of newer power amps. The Sony wouldn't die, but got sick so gradually that I didn't realize it was failing until one channel died entirely.
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.