Onkyo http://www.stuff.tv/onkyo/all en-GB 7digital and Onkyo team up to launch Hi-Res Audio music store http://www.stuff.tv/onkyo/7digital-and-onkyo-team-launch-hi-res-audio-music-store/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> e-onkyo music, Japan’s go-to site for audiophile album downloads, is coming to Europe and the US </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="7digital and Onkyo team up to launch Hi-Res Audio music store" alt="7digital and Onkyo team up to launch Hi-Res Audio music store" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/onkyo-system_0.jpg?1401450786" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>One of the problems faced by audiophile types seeking Hi-Res Audio music is that, well, there&rsquo;s barely anywhere to buy it. A handful websites, each with a handful of FLAC albums, are the extent of your options at the moment.</p> <p>7digital and Onkyo hope to change that. The MP3 download store and the hi-fi manufacturer have got together to bring e-onkyo music, Japan&rsquo;s most successful store for HD music, to Europe and the US. The service will arrive &ldquo;in the coming months&rdquo;.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>7digital co-founder Ben Drury said, &ldquo;With the introduction of our HD digital music portfolio we hope to reconfirm 7digital&#39;s position as a leader in high quality digital music services.&rdquo; The music will be in FLAC format and use 7digital&rsquo;s existing platform.</p> <p>e-onkyo music has been around since 2005, and currently there&rsquo;s nothing similar here. However, there have been <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple-bringing-hi-res-audio-ios-8/news">persistent rumours</a> concerning Apple embracing Hi-Res Audio through the iTunes Music Store. Apple reportedly possesses the largest collection of Hi-Res music in the world, and has been building it up for years in preparation for a launch later this year. WWDC 2014 may see the company reveal their plans. Neil Young is also planning to launch a Hi-Res Audio music store alongside his <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/treat-your-ears-studio-quality-sound-triangular-prism-shaped-ponoplayer/news">PonoPlayer</a> FLAC-compatible music player.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/music/why-it-s-time-get-pumped-about-hi-res-audio/feature">Why you should be pumped about (and just a bit sceptical of) Hi-Res Audio</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="7digital currently only offers a handful of Hi-Res FLAC albums" alt="7digital currently only offers a handful of Hi-Res FLAC albums" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/7digital-flac.jpg?1401450786" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/onkyo/7digital-and-onkyo-team-launch-hi-res-audio-music-store/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hi-Res Audio iPod and MP3 Onkyo Fri, 30 May 2014 11:52:33 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1438184 at http://www.stuff.tv Peaq is the latest hi-fi maker to support Caskeid audiophile-quality streaming http://www.stuff.tv/ipod-hi-fi/peaq-latest-hi-fi-maker-support-caskeid-audiophile-quality-streaming/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The German manufacturer joins Pure and Onkyo by including the Sonos-beating streaming technology in future products </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Peaq is the latest hi-fi maker to support Caskeid audiophile-quality streaming" alt="Peaq is the latest hi-fi maker to support Caskeid audiophile-quality streaming" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/peaq-munet.jpg?1397228887" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>German AV kit maker Peaq Audio has joined Pure and Onkyo as a licensee of Caskeid, the wireless streaming technology that works a lot like Sonos &ndash; except that it supports the sort of lossless sound quality that&rsquo;ll have audiophiles joyfully weeping into their collection of first-pressing Charles Mingus LPs.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Peaq will feature the technology in a new range of Munet streaming systems which will not only be compatible with each other but with any other product supporting Caskeid. Pure Digital (owned by Caskeid creator Imagination Technologies) and Japanese hi-fi maker Onkyo have already announced that they&rsquo;ll be bringing the tech to future products. This makes Caskeid doubly interesting, because not only does it claim to offer higher audio quality than its rivals, it&rsquo;s also able to offer cross-brand support. So you could have a house filled with products made by different companies and stream the same music to all of them simultaneously using Caskeid.</p> <p>Sadly, for those of us in the UK, Peaq won&rsquo;t be one of the brands; its products aren&rsquo;t sold outside Germany and Austria. But we&rsquo;d be very surprised if we don&rsquo;t hear about more audio gear makers jumping onto the Caskeid bandwagon soon.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/music/30-greatest-audiophile-albums/feature">30 essential albums for audiophiles</a></strong></p> <p><iframe src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed/" frameborder="0" width="300" height="100"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Caskeid works across several brands&#039; products, unlike Sonos or Airplay" alt="Caskeid works across several brands&#039; products, unlike Sonos or Airplay" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/caskeid_0.jpg?1397228887" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ipod-hi-fi/peaq-latest-hi-fi-maker-support-caskeid-audiophile-quality-streaming/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hi-Fi & Streaming iPod Hi-Fi Onkyo Pure Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:22:49 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1435282 at http://www.stuff.tv Imagination Technologies and Onkyo are gunning for Sonos with audiophile streaming systems http://www.stuff.tv/onkyo/onkyo-and-imagination-technologies-gunning-sonos-audiophile-streaming-systems/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Imagination’s Caskeid and FlowCloud tech can wirelessly stream high quality music to several speaker setups around your home </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Onkyo and Imagination Technologies gunning for Sonos with audiophile streaming systems" alt="Onkyo and Imagination Technologies gunning for Sonos with audiophile streaming s" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/onkyo-system.jpg?1393943250" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Watch out, Sonos: Imagination Technologies and Onkyo are out for your blood.</p> <p>Imagine Technologies is the parent company of Pure, and is better known as the creator of the graphics tech used in iPhones, iPads and many other top-tier gadgets. It announced this week that it&#39;s collaborating with Onkyo on a new generation of wireless multi-room streaming systems &ndash; and that they&rsquo;re going to focus on audio quality.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Caskeid was announced last year, and can stream &ldquo;audiophile-quality stereo playback&rdquo; over your home Wi-Fi network. Using a unique combination of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, it can stream this music to multiple speakers simultaneously &ndash; much like an audiophile version of Sonos. All Caskeid-capable products are compatible with each other, even those manufactured by different companies, so you can mix-and-match your multi-room setup. Indeed, inside sources suggest that Onkyo is just the tip of the iceberg - many other manufacturers are planning to adopt Caskeid in the near future.&nbsp;</p> <p>FlowCloud connects audio products to the internet, enabling fuss-free software updates and access to online services like FlowAudio, Imagination&rsquo;s cloud-based music and radio platform that offers over 24 million tracks.</p> <p>As yet there are no details on what form the Caskeid-equipped Onkyo products might take or any indication of when they&rsquo;ll arrive &ndash; but it&rsquo;s unlikely to be this year. Sonos, you&rsquo;ve got a bit of time to improve your audio quality.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/music/why-it-s-time-get-pumped-about-hi-res-audio/feature" target="_blank">Why you should be pumped about (and just a little bit sceptical of) Hi-Res Audio</a></strong><br />&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Caskeid logo" alt="Caskeid logo" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/caskeid.jpg?1393943250" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/onkyo/onkyo-and-imagination-technologies-gunning-sonos-audiophile-streaming-systems/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hi-Fi & Streaming Onkyo Pure Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:07:47 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1432992 at http://www.stuff.tv Onkyo CR-N755 http://www.stuff.tv/cr-n755/onkyo-cr-n755/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Micro hi-fi might seem a bit old-school, but the performance from Onkyo&#039;s smart CR-N755 combines traditional sonic clout with modern streaming know-how </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/onkyo-cr-n755-review-main.jpg?1368009657" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/onkyo-cr-n755-review-cd.jpg?1368009657" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/onkyo-cr-n755-review-back-panel.jpg?1368009657" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £300.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Onkyo CR-N755 review - overview </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Micro hi-fi systems might sound a little old hat but the Onkyo CR-N755 is bang up to date, being the first to have built-in access to&nbsp; Spotify and Last.fm streaming music services. Internet and FM radio, a USB audio input and a good ol’ CD player are here, too, but it’s those streaming features that will set it apart from class-leading rivals such as the Denon D-M39DAB.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/onkyo-cr-n755-review-hero.jpg?1368009657" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Onkyo CR-N755 – build and design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Not much has changed when it comes to the styling of these micro systems but at least you get rock solid build quality for this sort of money. What you don’t get… is speakers. Yep, Onkyo’s own D-055 speakers will set you back another £150. And while they’re not too bad, we reckon something like the Q Acoustics 2020i speakers, yours for similar money, will do a better job.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/onkyo-cr-n755-review-black.jpg?1368009657" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Onkyo CR-N755 – features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There’s a heck of a lot of tech inside this compact box. The CD player is pretty standard, as are AM/FM and now internet radios – AUPEO! and vTuner – though no sign of DAB. The USB audio connection and digital audio inputs, which are compatible with hi-res music files, are nice bonuses while both aptX Bluetooth and wireless dongles are optional extras.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/onkyo-cr-n755-review-usb.jpg?1368009657" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Onkyo CR-N755 – control and apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There’s a decent remote control in the box but the free Onkyo Remote apps for Android and iOS will serve you better. In fact, they’re nigh-on essential when it comes to using Spotify and Last.fm. It’s not that you need them to access these services, but entering any text, from usernames to band names with the remote control proves pretty painful.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/onkyo-cr-n755-review-speakers-ipod.jpg?1368009657" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Onkyo CR-N755 – streaming features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Last.fm and Spotify are the real money shots here, setting it apart from the big rival in this market, the Denon D-M39DAB. You’ll need to connect via Ethernet, unless you spend more on a wireless dongle, and to have premium Spotify or Last.fm accounts to access your music on this Onkyo. Use the remote apps and the functionality is good if still a little fiddly when it comes to searching for tracks. You can stream from a NAS or PC – and Apple Lossless or FLAC – so running out of tunes just ain’t happening.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/onkyo-cr-n755-review-circuitry.jpg?1368009657" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Onkyo CR-N755 – sound quality </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Of course all these fancy features don’t count for much if it doesn’t sound any good. Thankfully, this Onkyo micro sounds, well, massive. This system fills a room better than any one-box around at this price, knocking your common or garden iPod dock in to a cocked hat. Lashings of bass will be served-up if dance music is your thing, while vocals sound clear and natural when it comes to something a little more sedate. The Denon might deliver a little more detail but there’s no denying the overall sound quality here is excellent.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/onkyo-cr-n755-review-stream.jpg?1368009657" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Onkyo CR-N755 – verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This Onkyo micro system might not look cheap on the face of it but when it comes to the sound performance, it’s basically a bargain. Sort out adding a pair of speakers and you’ll get a big, bassy, dynamic sound that will knock most iPod speaker docks out of the water. Throw in streaming features and integrated Spotify and it’s a real star.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Seriously good sound quality coupled with the latest streaming technology makes this Onkyo an all-round winner</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/onkyo-cr-n755 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/cr-n755/onkyo-cr-n755/review#comments CR-N755 Onkyo Sun, 13 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 424635 at http://www.stuff.tv Onkyo DS-A5 gives your speaker system AirPlay http://www.stuff.tv/ds-a5/onkyo-ds-a5-gives-your-speaker-system-airplay/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Worried your iPhone 5 will mean getting a new dock? Onkyo has you covered with its DS-A5 AirPlay enabler </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/onkyo-ds-a5-airplay-dock_0.jpg?1364399517" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4017.jpg?1364399517" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/apple-iphone-5">iPhone 5</a> has landed, making old speaker docks useless without a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/apple-news/news-nugget/why-the-iphone-5-lightning-to-30-pin-adapter-costs-so-much">pricey adapter</a> – unless they have AirPlay. Fortunately, the Onkyo DS-A5 has arrived, to kit your speaker system out with some AirPlay smarts.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/life-etc/news-nugget/onkyo-ds-a5-gives-your-speaker-system-airplay </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ds-a5/onkyo-ds-a5-gives-your-speaker-system-airplay/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/ds-a5/onkyo-ds-a5-gives-your-speaker-system-airplay/news#comments DS-A5 Onkyo Mon, 24 Sep 2012 10:09:34 +0000 Luke Edwards 422866 at http://www.stuff.tv Onkyo DV-BD606 http://www.stuff.tv/onkyo-dv-bd606/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Onkyo&#039;s first Blu-ray player is up against stiff competition from Denon and Sony. Can it hold its nerve? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="455" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ONKYOdvbd606_0.jpg?1364299742" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Given that Blu-ray has long since buried HD DVD, we think it's a little weird that so far only a few manufacturers have released new Blu-ray players.</p> <p>However, Onkyo, whose recent home cinema kit has been either ‘very good’ or ‘really very good indeed’, has stridden in where other brands seemingly fear to tread with its first Blu-ray spinner: the DV-BD606.</p> <p><strong>Straight from the 80s</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £400.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A capable player in most areas except, crucially, picture quality</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/onkyo-dv-bd606 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/onkyo-dv-bd606/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/onkyo-dv-bd606/review#comments Blu-ray and DVD DV-BD606 Onkyo Thu, 18 Dec 2008 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 11473 at http://www.stuff.tv Onkyo CS-515DAB http://www.stuff.tv/onkyo/onkyo-cs-515dab/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Onkyo’s affordable one-box hi-fi may lack Hollywood features like Bluetooth or a hard-drive – but can it maintain its reputation as the best-sounding micro? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1778" height="929" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/cs515lrg_0.jpg?1364300006" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hi-fi heads can get dangerously involved in the specifics of music systems – the audio boards, the power supply, the chemical make-up of the casework – but those in the market for micro systems want to know two things. Is it discreet and sexy, and does it sound good?</p> <p>The Onkyo CS-515 has proven pedigree in both of these fields, having been our favourite micro-system from last year along with the Yamaha M170. You can buy it without speakers for £230, but our unit came with Onkyo’s rather attractive pair, which easily sit on bookshelves and blend in with any surroundings well.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £300.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A smart unit plus great speakers equals a really musical micro. Compact hi-fi doesn’t come any better than this </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/onkyo-cs-515dab </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/onkyo/onkyo-cs-515dab/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/onkyo/onkyo-cs-515dab/review#comments CS-515DAB Onkyo Tue, 04 Dec 2007 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 8613 at http://www.stuff.tv Onkyo DS-A1 http://www.stuff.tv/onkyo/onkyo-ds-a1/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s time to unleash your iPod’s tunes on a poor, unsuspecting public. You’ll be needing a hi-fi connection dock, then… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="800" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Onkyo-DS-A1_0.jpg?1364300695" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you already own a hi-fi system and want to connect your iPod to your existing amp and speakers, then you need one of these – a simple dock without speakers.</p> <p>The Onkyo has a few more tricks up its pristine white sleeve. It can accommodate and charge any iPod with a dock connector, offering snug ‘collar’ fittings for the different types of player. The dock’s stereo analogue outputs allow you to hook your iPod up to your hi-fi, and it also has an S-Video output for sending your photos to your TV/projector.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £65.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A simple, effective way to enjoy your iPod’s music and photo collection via your hi-fi or home cinema system. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/onkyo-ds-a1 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/onkyo/onkyo-ds-a1/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/onkyo/onkyo-ds-a1/review#comments Docks and Speakers DS-A1 Onkyo Wed, 01 Nov 2006 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 3527 at http://www.stuff.tv Onkyo TX-NR5000E http://www.stuff.tv/onkyo/onkyo-tx-nr5000e/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Does the daddy of all AV receivers warrant its mighty price tag? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="415" height="210" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/onkyo_txnr_5000_si_0.jpg?1364300695" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you’re used to a bit of customisation of your PC – we’re not talking liquid cooling and more fans than a 1960s cross-channel hovercraft, but just the odd memory upgrade or drive-change, you might wonder why all consumer electronics aren’t built for simple upgrading. </p> <p>The mother of all boards</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £4,000.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A true gem of a performer, whether you want it for music, movies or even as a new home network treat </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/onkyo-tx-nr5000e </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/onkyo/onkyo-tx-nr5000e/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/onkyo/onkyo-tx-nr5000e/review#comments Onkyo TV and Hifi accessories TX-NR5000E Wed, 01 Nov 2006 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 3341 at http://www.stuff.tv Onkyo CR-505 DAB http://www.stuff.tv/onkyo/onkyo-cr-505-dab/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Onkyo CR-505 DAB has 99 radio presets, a DAB/FM tuner, CD/MP3 playback and timer recording, not to mention sonic punches well above its weight </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="545" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/cr505dab-1000x545_0.jpg?1364300873" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Although there are accompanying Onkyo speakers available, most punters plump for the Wharfedales (9.0s or 9.1s) as more able partners, and they’re exceptional stereo speakers, delivering sky-high sound quality. If you’re a stickler for matching components, you’d better look away now. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £220.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s borderline cheating but those Wharfedale speakers really sing. Big thumbs up </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/onkyo-cr-505-dab </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/onkyo/onkyo-cr-505-dab/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/onkyo/onkyo-cr-505-dab/review#comments CR-505 DAB Onkyo Mon, 18 Sep 2006 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 1830 at http://www.stuff.tv