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The TX-8050 is a stereo audio receiver from the Onkyo company.

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setup is easy, everything follows a simple logic that is fairly intuitive

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components can handle heavy usage without deteriorating performance

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audio output is clean and detailed, no distortion noticeable

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remote control is comfortable to hold and to work with, one-handed operation is comfortable

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controls are well designed, don't take very long to learn

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enough power output to fill a medium to large room in the home

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Only available in Black in the USA and Canada. The rest of the planet has a choice of Silver faced of Black

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No HDMI or component video in/out.

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antenna is a little weak, won't work everywhere and may need to be replaced or augmented

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The TX-8050 is a stereo audio receiver from the Onkyo company. Featuring 80 watts of output power in each of its two channels, this model natively supports many leading internet radio and music streaming services. Users can remotely access and organize content from vTuner,, Sirius XM Internet Radio, Mediafly, Pandora, Slacker, Napster and Rhapsody, with additional streaming available from PC computers and network storage devices. The inclusion of Onkyo's own WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology) helps to improve signal-to-noise ratio and eliminate peaking caused by variable audio formats, thereby boosting signal strength to maximize stereo width. The company has also included a "universal" device port for simple connectivity to peripheral devices like tuners and docks, alongside a front-mounted USB port specifically designed for Apple iDevices. In addition, DLNA technology enables wireless synchronization across a common internet network, making it possible to send audio content back and forth via programs like iTunes and Windows Media Player.  

  • Matte Black aesthetic
  • 80 watts per channel power outputting 
  • Internet radio streaming
  • Wireless network streaming 
  • Wide Range Amplifier Technology 
  • Digital/coaxial inputs 
  • Universal port for Onkyo peripheral devices 
  • Front-mounted USB input 
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