Onkyo Debuts Two-Channel Components



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 Onkyobranded 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 Internetstreaming 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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