Product Comparison: Onkyo A-9010 vs Onkyo A-9050


General Specifications
Brand
Onkyo
Onkyo
Model
A-9010
A-9050
About the Product
The A-9010 introduces high-current WRAT power at its most affordable price ever. Bring all your digital and analog sources to life thanks to the generous selection of digital and analog audio inputs, built-in phono equalizer, and quality Wolfson® DAC. As the latest addition to Onkyo’s range of Pure Hi-Fi separates, the A-9010 is engineered with sound quality as the foremost priority. Inside the chassis are discrete low-impedance amplifiers, an extruded aluminum heat sink, and audio-grade capacitors designed to support high current delivery with low distortion. Other high-value inclusions such as the independent headphone amplifier, gold-plated transparent speaker posts, and chunky knobs for volume, tone, and input selection mark this as a high-quality product. Whether you’re giving in to a vinyl addiction, discovering the possibilities of Hi-Res Audio, or just want an amp that’s versatile enough for a bit of everything—from big TV sound on movie night to CDs on Sunday morning—then this is the product for you.
The A-9050 Integrated Stereo Amplifier offers the best of both worlds—classic analog power and the latest in digital audio processing technology. Whether you’re transported by the mellow glow of vinyl, or just want to experience your computer-based library with proper hi-fi sound, this is the amp for you. There are two digital inputs linked to a Wolfson® 192 kHz/24-bit DAC, which allow you to exploit the potential of lossless formats such as WAV. Gold-plated audio terminals and gold-plated banana plug-compatible speaker posts ensure a perfect connection for your CD player, tuner, and loudspeakers. However, it’s the sound quality that really puts this amplifier in a league of its own. Our low negative feedback WRAT design breathes energy and vitality into recordings that can otherwise seem lifeless and flat. As well as DIDRC to eliminate digitally generated noise, the amplifier’s Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry boosts current flows and reduces distortion. Plenty of good clean power—and a dash of Japanese audio innovation—has resulted in a stereo amp that’s shaping up to become a new Onkyo classic.
Origin
Japan
Key Specs
Number of Channels
2
2
Watts Per Channel RMS
44 Watts
75 Watts
Total Harmonic Distortion
0.08 %
0.08 %
Signal/Noise Ratio
92 dB
110 dB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Onkyo A-9010 Integrated amplifier 85W + 85W (Silver)
  • This has the power to work with lots of equipment that need a powerful receiver
  • It's simple quality 2 channel with good clean neutral dac. Has tons of power don't let the 44w-channel at 8ohm fool you. It pushes my ineffective speakers very well no sweat no heat
  • For pure high quality 2 channel stereo sound, coupled with high quality speakers, this amplifier delivers. I've owned it for a couple of years and it has performed fantastic.
  • I was a bit disappointed in that it feels somewhat cheap however. The large volume control is sharp edged and slightly wobbly and the input selector detent isn't well defined.
  • Bad experience,both channels a and b on the bottom speaker jacks don't function.i had to split my 2 speakers to their own channel for it to work.i also ensured the fader was at center.once up and running I didn't like the sound at all and about 12 o'clock my speakers would distort pretty bad
Onkyo A-9050 Integrated Stereo Amplifier (Black)
  • This is a great integrated amplifier for the audioholic on a budget. With 75w/channel @ 8 ohms, this unit can push some good, clean sound through good speakers.
  • Great ,lots of power , the description was a little unclear, it is a 2 channel amp , but you can run 2 speakers per channel . 4 speakers at a 4 ohm load
  • I never thought 2 channel stereo could sound this good.
  • I listened to some old CD's from the 70's and was blown away by the pure sonic sound from only a 75 watt per channel amp. Believe me it's plenty of power!
  • I received this item less than 2 months ago, and the left channel stopped working out of nowhere. The sound quality is excellent and it would have been a good value purchase if it had better quality control.
Size & Weight
Color
Silver
Black
Height
5.1 in.
5.5 in.
Width
17.1 in.
17.1 in.
Depth
13 in.
13 in.
Weight
14.3 lbs.
18 lbs.
Features
Receiver Type
Stereo Receiver
Stereo Receiver
App-Controlled
No
No
Satellite Radio Tuner
No
No
Number Of FM Presets
0
0
Minimum Impedance
8 Ohms
8 Ohms
Frequency Response
10 - 100000 Hz
10 - 100000 Hz
Extras
Separate Headphone Amplification Circuitry, Authentic High-Fidelity Amplification System, Wolfson Digital-to-Analog Converter
DIDRC (Dynamic Intermodulation Distortion Reduction Circuitry), High-Current Low-Impedance Drive, Aluminum Front Panel and Volume Knob
What customers say about "Features"
Onkyo A-9010 Integrated amplifier 85W + 85W (Silver)
  • Nice features with the built-in high quality DAC. Good mid-range and bass. Very clean.
  • If you have a matching Onkyo network-attached source device (such as the C-N7050) attached via RI, you can control input, volume, mute and power with the Onkyo smartphone app.
  • I liked it, it was powerful, but lacks features.
  • The 1990's remote could have been 6 buttons. Instead isn't a brick with a bunch of buttons that do nothing.
  • The remote is pretty awful though, it's generic, so most of the controls on it aren't even for this amp.
Onkyo A-9050 Integrated Stereo Amplifier (Black)
  • The Wolfson DAC is easily as good as the ESS Sabre DAC in my Peachtree Audio Decco65.
  • I really appreciate the loudness button, which raises bass by just the right amount, without causing bloated bass.
  • Makes music through my speakers more involving than through the "Direct" button. However, "Direct" makes music sound more transparent and is great for headphone listening
  • There are some functions on the amp, such as the aforementioned loudness and direct buttons, that are missing on the remote.
  • The remote is pretty awful though, it's generic, so most of the controls on it aren't even for this amp.
  • The system remote is a little sparse
Connectivity
Speaker Connection Type
Screw
Screw
Ethernet Port(s)
No
No
Wireless Multi-Room Audio
No
No
Inputs
5x Analog Stereo RCA, Digital Optical, Digital Coaxial, Remote control
2x Digital Coaxial, Digital Optical, 5x Analog Stereo RCA, Remote control
Outputs
2x Speakers, Line Out RCA
4x Speakers, Line Out RCA, Line Out Stereo RCA, Subwoofer
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Onkyo A-9010 Integrated amplifier 85W + 85W (Silver)
  • It has all the back panel hookups you need. The layout and quality of the front panel controls are excellent.
  • It has an optical outlet connection to use with whatever your equipment allows. I have an Apple TV to play music and watch streaming video. The sound quality improvement through the optical cable is obvious.
  • This has the power to work with lots of equipment that need a powerful receiver. I put a bluetooth adapter in the AUX and now I can use it for playing tunes off the computer, ipad, and phone so that is also awesome!
  • There are no switched/unswitched power outlets, no sub out, and only one set of speaker outputs so it is very bare bones.
  • The only drawback is that the inputs are simply marked Line 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, instead of CD, phono, AUX, ect but as long as you remember what's connected to what input you should be fine.
Onkyo A-9050 Integrated Stereo Amplifier (Black)
  • I like the fact that it has digital inputs, I can stream my digital music using airplay on my Apple TV.
  • Headphone stage is excellent. Phono stage excellent, as well. Very good number of inputs.
  • The speaker binding posts only accept bananas and bare wire. Overall, the compromises are well chosen.
  • This has the power to work with lots of equipment that need a powerful receiver. I put a bluetooth adapter in the AUX and now I can use it for playing tunes off the computer, ipad, and phone so that is also awesome!
  • Some reviewers have complained that we can't see what input is selected without getting really close. That's true, but let's face it. Most of us are going to use 1 or 2 inputs almost exclusively, so there's no guesswork, really.
  • There are no switched/unswitched power outlets, no sub out, and only one set of speaker outputs so it is very bare bones.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
1 year(s)


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