UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ, April 5, 2017 – Onkyo USA today announced a versatile and beautifully engineered 2-channel amplification solution with the introduction of the TX-8270 Network Stereo Receiver. Comfortably driving loudspeakers of almost any size and impedance, the versatile stereo receiver will delight listeners with rich and compelling sound. The TX-8270 will be available later this month for an MSRP of $599 (USD) and $849.99 (CAD).
Outputting 2 x 100 W (8 Ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC), the receiver is built around Dynamic Audio Amplification which generates high current through low impedance to control large speaker drivers with uncommon accuracy. Combining non-phase-shift circuitry for imaging clarity with discrete output transistors for low distortion, Dynamic Audio Amplification delivers rhythmic and detailed sound to suit a broad range of musical preferences.
Digital signals are converted by a quality AKM 384 kHz/32-bit DAC enhanced with VLSC™ (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry) filtering technology to eliminate ultra-high-frequency pulse noise. Processing is optimized for Hi-Res Audio including DSD 5.6 MHz/2.8 MHz and PCM formats up to 192 kHz/24-bit in popular file formats.
Exemplifying Onkyo’s long heritage in stereo component design, the TX-8270 features extensive connectivity that makes it quick and easy to enjoy music in any format. The receiver features Dolby Vision signal pass-through; four 4K High Dynamic Range HDMI® inputs and one output with Audio Return Channel (ARC) to facilitate media player connection like Apple TV, as well as easy TV audio amplification. A rear USB input (5V/500mA) supports HDMI dongles that require power.
A moving magnet (MM) phono input; three line inputs; three digital audio inputs (two optical and one coaxial); speaker A/B outputs, and line outputs for Zone 2 (with separate DAC for distributed Net/USB/analog audio) are also included.
Wireless audio casting from smartphones, tablets and personal computers is also a highlight with 5 GHz/2.4 GHz Wi-Fi® supporting AirPlay and Spotify® and is ready for Chromecast built-in*1 and DTS Play-Fi®*1.
Multi-room distribution is enabled by FireConnect™ powered by Blackfire, a wireless protocol that mirrors network and network and external analog sources*2 connected to the receiver on compatible speakers, such as the upcoming Onkyo NCP-302.
Online streaming services such as TIDAL, Pandora®, Deezer, and TuneIn*3 are integrated within the receiver and Onkyo Controller app*4, which combines receiver control, streaming service selection, and multi-room control in one simple interface.
Bluetooth® wireless connectivity is featured with Music Optimizer enhancement for compressed audio, while a powered front-panel USB input supports music playback from USB flash-memory devices.
Discerning hi-fi enthusiasts will also appreciate the robust metal chassis and other quality touches such as gold-plated audio inputs; binding post speaker terminals, and physical tone and balance controls.
*1 Requires a future firmware update.
*2 Distribution of external input sources via FireConnect™ requires a future firmware update.
*3 Availability of streaming services varies with region, and subscription fees may apply. Please confirm before purchase.
*4 For iOS and Android™ devices. Please visit App Store or Google Play™ for device and OS requirements.
Since 1946, Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality, and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to create award-winning products that are lauded by many industry-leading publications. The company’s philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. The results can be seen in the obvious quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it is turned on.