UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ. August 29, 2017 — Amplifying a wide selection of easy-to-access sources for playback through any loudspeakers, Onkyo USA’s TX-8260 Network Stereo Receiver (MSRP $499 USD / $649.99 CAD) and TX-8220 Stereo Receiver (MSRP $299 USD / $379.99 CAD) are an excellent value proposition for music, film and game lovers. Both units will ship in September.
TX-8260 combines Wide Range Amplification Technology with universal network streaming and multi-room audio over 5 GHz/2.4 GHz Wi-Fi®, along with Hi-Res Audio*1 playback, digital inputs for TV/BD/CD, USB Audio, and a discrete MM phono equalizer. Digital connectivity is joined by six gold-plated line-level inputs, Zone 2 pre-/line output, and Bluetooth® wireless technology.
Network and multi-room audio support includes Chromecast built-in, FireConnect™*2 powered by Blackfire, and DTS Play-Fi®*3 technology; Spotify®, TIDAL, Pandora®, Deezer, and TuneIn music streaming services*4; and house-wide playback management via Onkyo Controller*5 app for iOS and Android™ devices.
Chromecast built-in allows users to stream any music effortlessly. Playback is controlled with popular Chromecast-enabled apps from an iPhone®, iPad®, Android phone and tablet, Mac® and Windows® laptop, or Chromebook™. TX-8260 also works with the Google Assistant.
Multi-room capability goes further with FireConnect™ to mirror network and analog sources connected to the receiver, such as vinyl records playing in the main listening space, on FireConnect™-ready speakers in other rooms.
DTS Play-Fi technology enables streaming from online services, media server, or device library over Wi-Fi to any number of compatible products via Onkyo Music Control App*6 for iPad, iPhone, and Android phone/tablet. DTS Play-Fi connects systems for synchronized music in every room, and can stream different music to different rooms from the same device.
Users of iTunes and compatible apps can stream over AirPlay from Apple iOS devices, PC, and Mac, and further content integrates via FM/AM radio tuners. Up to 40 stations can be saved and named, with four of these instantly accessible via front-panel buttons—touch to power up and play from a preset station*7.
TX-8260 offers 80W/ch (8 Ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.1% THD, 2 Channels Driven, FTC) delivered via high-current low-impedance analog amplification featuring discrete output transistors, non-phase-shift amp circuitry, and massive EI transformer with customized capacitors for instant dynamic response.
The product is fitted with gold-plated banana-plug-ready speaker posts. Quality D/A processing from AKM supports 192 kHz/24-bit Hi-Res Audio playback via LAN and USB, as well as Direct DSD 2.8/5.6 MHz playback.
For those that don’t require network capability, but want similarly outstanding audio quality and wide connectivity, the TX-8220 Stereo Receiver generates 45W/ch (8 Ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08% THD, FTC) of wideband stereo power, and boasts two digital audio inputs, four line-level inputs, and subwoofer pre-out to enhance super-low bass.
The receiver includes Bluetooth wireless audio streaming technology with Auto Connect for preconfigured devices. Stable, low-latency transmission makes music streamed from virtually any application sound fuller, fatter, and more detailed.
TX-8220 also opens the door to authentic analog amplification for vinyl with inclusion of a discrete MM phono equalizer for turntable. As the center of lively home entertainment, it also adds FM/AM radio tuners. Speaker A+B and A/B drive capability lets radio, music, even the TV sport play through another pair of speakers in the kitchen, bedroom, or garage. Housed inside a robust chassis, Onkyo’s standard-setting high-current Wide Range Amplification Technology serves the rich, agile, and detailed sound that quality entertainment deserves.
Both receivers bring connectivity and usability to a level unmatched in their respective classes, and provide Onkyo customers with a great return on investment. For more information, visit www.onkyousa.com.
*1 Hi-Res Audio playback is recommended for wired LAN and USB only. Performance with Wi-Fi cannot be guaranteed.
*2 Sharing external analog audio is enabled with a future firmware update. Transmission rates of 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz are supported.
*3 Enabled with a firmware update.
*4 Availability of streaming services depends of region and may require a subscription.
*5 Please check device and OS requirements at App Store or Google Play™ before installing Onkyo Controller app.
*6 Please check device and OS requirements at App Store or Google Play before installing Onkyo Music Control App.
*7 Enabled with a firmware update.