IFA 2012: Onkyo expands stereo hi-fi range

Onkyo is expanding its stereo hi-fi range with the addition of three new models: two integrated amplifiers – the A-9050 (top, £400) and A-9030 (below, £300) – and matching T-4030 DAB/DAB+/FM tuner (£250).

The A-9050 includes an integrated Wolfson 192kHz/24-bit DAC and includes DIDRC dynamic noise reduction technology. Both the amps are built around a 1.6mm anti-resonant metal chassis with aluminium faceplates.

Two large capacitors and a high-output EI transformer drive current through the amplifying circuit and discrete triple-transistor output stage to create "an open and musical performance", says Onkyo. PM bass technology is used to improve midrange clarity and enhance bass response.

Each amp gets five analogue inputs and one output, a MM phono input and a subwoofer output, while the pricier model adds three digital inputs (one optical, two coaxial).

For those who want a radio in their system, the matching T-4030 tuner (above) has 40 presets for FM stations and another 40 for DAB+/DAB. Ituses Onkyo's VLSC noise reduction circuits and a Wolfson DAC module.

All three models will go on sale in the UK in late September.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.