Onkyo's stereo receiver combines modern smarts with audiophile levels of sonic satisfaction

Onkyo TX-8470 next to a speaker
(Image credit: Onkyo)

Thinking about upgrading your stereo setup with HDMI and streaming for a music and TV hub combo? Onkyo could be here to help. The Japanese brand has announced the release of its new TX-8470 two-channel network receiver which it claims blends outstanding sonic performance with all the up-to-date connections the modern consumer demands.

The new stereo receiver uses Class G amplification for 110 watts per channel (into 8 ohms), and houses an AKM 32-bit/768kHz two-channel DAC. The audiophile-centred receiver comes with HDMI ARC connectivity (four inputs, one output) and support for 8K and 4K Ultra HD resolutions, plus two optical, a single coaxial and twin USB inputs. You can even boost your setup's bass using the TX-8470's subwoofer output.

Analogue sources are catered to thanks to three RCA line-level inputs, while there are also AM, FM and DAB+ radio tuners integrated into the unit. 

Modern music lovers are well catered for, with the network-connected TX-8470 offering hi-res streaming via Spotify, Tidal, Amazon Music and Deezer as well as multi-room capabilities and support for both AirPlay and Chromecast. It also has a Roon Ready certification.

Onkyo TX-8470 rear panel shot

(Image credit: Onkyo)

If you're planning on jumping on the vinyl-revival bandwagon, the Onkyo TX-8470 could be right up your street. The new stereo receiver features an isolated moving magnet/moving coil phono stage circuit powered by a dedicated linear analogue power supply, that is claimed to reduce distortion and improve sonic clarity for your records.

Onkyo claims that its two-channel receiver has been meticulously built and designed with a focus on “refined audio output”. The unit's gold-plated terminals and audio-grade capacitors push for a purer, cleaner sound, while the built-in amplifying stage “maximises your loudspeaker performance” for a “superior sound and a richer listening experience”. 

The Onkyo TK-8470 is available to order now for $799 (further prices pending). 


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Harry McKerrell
Staff writer

Harry McKerrell is a staff writer at What Hi-Fi?. He studied law and history at university before working as a freelance journalist covering TV and gaming for numerous platforms both online and in print. When not at work he can be found playing hockey, practising the piano or forcing himself to go long-distance running.

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