The newly launched TX-8150 and TX-8130 stereo receivers from Onkyo offer 2x 135W and 110W per channel respectively. Touted as hi-res network receivers, they both use a 32-bit/384kHz DAC to decode any digital two-channel source, be it wireless (TX-8150) or wired (TX-8130), including 24-bit/192kHz FLAC or DSD 5.6MHz music files over a home network. Deezer, TuneIn, and Spotify Connect streaming services are onboard with song selection available via a free remote app that can integrate with music libraries stored on PC or media server to control playback.
The TX-8150 includes AirPlay to support wireless streaming from iTunes and other apps such as Youtube, DAB+ digital radio tuning and Bluetooth for streaming of any audio from mobile devices. Both models boast seven analogue inputs including MM phono and a USB port all housed in a rigid anti-vibration chassis with quality speaker posts, as well as bass, treble and balance controls. The TX-8150 adds gold-plated audio terminals. Both are available in either black or silver finishes with the TX-8130 costing £449 and the TX-8150 costing £549. Find out more here.
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