Onkyo brings out T-4070 network tuner with AirPlay

Onkyo hit the headlines over the weekend by announcing its strategic alliance with TEAC, and today comes news of its latest product launch, a new AirPlay-enabled network tuner.

The £800 T-4070, available next month in black or silver, features wireless audio streaming via Apple AirPlay, plus DLNA connectivity, Spotify, FM and DAB+ radio.

Apple owners can stream audio from any iOS device to the tuner, but Onkyo also offers a DLNA 1.5-certified ethernet port for access to PC-based music libraries.

USB devices van be connected directly via the standard USB socket, which allows playback of MP3, AAC, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV and Ogg Vorbis files.

Onkyo's Remote Apps for iOS and Android can be used to control the T-4070.

Subscription music services available on the network tuner include Spotify, Last.fm and AUPEO, while vTuner gives free access to hundreds of worldwide internet radio stations.

Broadcast radio can also be heard using the high-sensitivity FM and DAB+ tuners, each with 40 presets.

Built around a "super-rigid, anti-vibration chassis", the T-4070 uses separate Wolfson 192kHz/24-bit DACs for each channel, DIDRC noise-reduction circuitry, as well as gold-plated RCA, AES/EBU and coaxial terminals.

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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.