Smart models cram in an impressive amount of functionality for music lovers
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/
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