Onkyo Debuts Two-Channel Components


Upper Saddle River, N.J. - Onkyo is introducing a two-channel network stereo receiver and a CD player.

The TX-8050 network stereo receiver will connect a wide range of modern and vintage music sources, the company said.

A front-panel USB port allows direct digital connection for an iPod/iPhone and other USB devices. An Ethernet jack provides streaming internet radio or audio from computer or network sources, the company said. Onkyo's proprietary Universal Port provides for Onkyo-branded peripheral iPod/iPhone docks, HD Radio tuner and future wireless options. The unit supports such audio sources as turntable, AM/FM, audio recorder, A/V sources and a CD player via analog or optical/coaxial digital connections. 

Supported file types include MP3, WMA, WMA lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC and LPCM audio. Users can also take advantage of a variety of Internet-streaming radio channels from Pandora, Rhapsody, Napster, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Slacker, Last.fm, Mediafly and vTuner. The receiver is certified with Windows 7 and DLNA Version 1.5, the company noted.

Onkyo's free Remote app enables owners to use an iPod Touch or iPhone as a remote controller to control a range of functions on the receiver.

The TX-8050 will be available in late April at a suggested retail of $399.

The C-7030 CD player uses a new high-precision clock to dramatically reduce timing errors, along with Onkyo's original VLSC to reduce pulse noise, the firm said.

Driving the system is a custom-built EI transformer that provides a clean and stable power supply. Build quality is exemplified by a 1.6 mm-thick flat chassis base that helps reduce unwanted vibrations, the company said.

The C-7030 will be available in late April with suggested retail of $249.


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