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: 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: 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.
Summary: Craftsman ship seems OK from the outside. Everything looked neat, and edges were clean. However, my unit refused to power on, the standby light just blinks. This means the protection circuit is engaged.
Summary: My old Sony 5.1 receiver/amplifier quit working. I only needed a 2 channel rcvr/amp to drive my Bose 10.2 tower speakers. After reviewing most available and their reviews, I settled on this amp. It had the power to drive my 4 ohm speakers.
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: This is full-featured traditional receiver at an excellent price. It even has a phono pre-amp, wonder of wonders! Also, the tuner is a good one. You have to go one model up to get a subwoofer-out jack, but this is all you need for a two-channel stereo system.