Onkyo USA introduced its latest network stereo receiver, the TX-8270.
Outputting 2x100 watts (8 Ohms, 20Hz to 20kHz, 0.08 percent, two channels driven), the receiver is built around Dynamic Audio Amplification, said to generate high current through low impedance to accurately control large speaker drivers.
Digital signals are converted by an AKM 384 kHz/32-bit digital-to-audio converter (DAC) enhanced with Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry filtering technology. This latter tech eliminates ultra-high-frequency pulse noise, Onkyo said, noting that processing is optimized for high-resolution audio, including DSD 5.6MHz/2.8MHz and PCM formats up to 192kHz/24-bit in popular file formats.
Other features include Bluetooth, Dolby Vision signal pass-through, four 4K high dynamic range HDMI inputs, one output with Audio Return Channel, a rear USB input that supports HDMI dongles requiring power, a moving magnet phono input, three line inputs, three digital audio inputs, speaker A/B outputs, and line outputs for Zone 2 (with separate DAC for distributed net/USB/analog audio).
It’s capable of wireless audio casting from smartphones, tablets and PCs via 5GHz/2.4GHz Wi-Fi supporting AirPlay and Spotify. It’s also ready for Chromecast and DTS Play-Fi, and multiroom distribution is enabled by FireConnect powered by Blackfire.
Design details include a metal chassis, gold-plated audio inputs, binding post speaker terminals, and physical tone and balance controls.
The TX-8270 will be available later this month at a $599 suggested retail.