Onkyo confirms UK prices of new stereo hi-fi range
Onkyo has confirmed UK prices for its new stereo hi-fi models, the A-5VL amplifier and C-S5VL SACD/CD player, which we first saw in March. Both will cost £350 (in silver or black) when they go on sale in August.
And this month will also see the launch of Onkyo's new budget stereo amplifer, the £300 A-9377.
The A-5VL delivers 2 x 40W, has an onboard DAC using Burr-Brown (PCM1796) 1923kHz/24-bit chipsets. This can be used to upgrade the performance of an older CD or DVD player plugged into the amp, or to boost music streamed from a PC or Mac via devices such as Apple's Airport Express.
Other features include biamping capability, gold-plated speaker connections, a headphone socket, defeatable tone controls, remote control and a 'Direct' mode designed to produce the best sound possible.
You also get MM (Moving Magnet) and MC (Moving Coil) phono connections, four audio inputs, one output and optical and coaxial digital inputs.
And the A-5VL is compatible with Onkyo's range of optional iPhone/iPod docks such as the DS-A3 (£100).
Designed to partner the A-5VL is the C-S5VL SACD/CD player. It's equipped with a Wolfson 192kHz/24-bit DAC, DSD Bitstream support for playing SACD discs, a digital filter control, phase control and a headphone jack with independent volume control.
Last, but by no means least, comes the entry-level A-9377 stereo amp. This delivers a claimed 2 x 90W, has defeatable tone and balance controls, a MM phono input, preout terminals for adding extra power amps, headphone jack and remote control.
Like the A-5VL, it's fully compatible with Onkyo's range of iPod docks.