The market for stereo receivers is hotting up and Onkyo has launched two new models in the form of the £250 TX-8220 and £530 TX-8250 (pictured). The networkable TX-8250 claims a power output of 2x 135W into 6ohm, six RCA inputs and a moving-magnet phono stage. It has a hefty selection of additional features and sports optical and coaxial digital inputs, a USB audio connection and supports DTS Play-Fi, Spotify, Tidal, Deezer and TuneIn.

All decoding is handled by an internal AKM DAC, with support for 24/192 and DSD128 files. There is Bluetooth, Chromecast and AirPlay as well as Onkyo’s own FireConnect multi-room system, an Ethernet port and wireless connectivity supports dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz wi-fi. 

The TX-8220 has fractionally less power rated at 2x 100W into 6ohm and does without the network functionality, but retains two digital inputs and wireless Bluetooth as well as a selection of RCA inputs and a moving-magnet phono stage. Available to buy now, you can find out more about the TX-8220 and TX-8250 at www.uk.onkyo.com/en/