A Simple, Sweet-Sounding Hi-Fi Solution
If you’re looking to get the best possible two-channel audio performance on a limited budget—and something versatile enough to power audio from your TV, Blu-ray player, personal computer, and CD player via digital or analog inputs—then the TX-8020 Stereo Receiver is for you. Onkyo’s WRAT serves up more than enough pure analog power to drive most compact bookshelf and floorstanding speakers, with discrete output stage circuitry and a high current, low-impedance drive effortlessly handling the most demanding loads. The sound quality is characteristic of the veteran hi-fi brand, with lively dynamics, a sweet and natural mid-range, and accurate timing for all kinds of music. And just like the cool vintage receivers in its genealogy, the TX-8020 has bass, treble, and balance controls as well as speaker A/B posts for multi-room setups. Connect your media players and TV—perhaps including the DS-A5 RI dock with AirPlay for wireless audio and video streaming—and be treated to the kind of full-scale, broad-spectrum performance a soundbar couldn’t hope to match.
An Introduction to the Onkyo Sound
Onkyo’s WRAT (Wide Range Amp Technology) preserves natural audio fidelity across a very wide frequency range. It includes low-negative-feedback amp topology for clear, true-to-life sound; closed ground-loop circuits to reduce distortion; and high instantaneous-current capability to counter impedance fluctuations from the speakers and sudden dynamic gains in music and movie soundtracks.
Discrete Amplifier Design with Quality Parts
Unlike amplifiers based on cheap integrated circuit (IC) boards, our discrete amplifiers incorporate hand-selected audio-grade parts into their design. The TX-8020 has fully discrete output stage circuitry with heavy-duty transistors to control running temperatures, lower distortion, and increase the life of the product.
Wide Selection of Audio Inputs
For many people, the TX-8020 will serve as the heart of a central home entertainment system. To best equip it for this role, we included three digital and five analog audio inputs to connect your BD player, TV, CD player, an AirPlay dock for iPod/iPhone/iPad (such as the DS-A5), and even your personal computer. There’s a moving-magnet phono stage for your choice of turntable, so you can start or rediscover a treasured vinyl collection.