Product Comparison: Onkyo TX-8020 vs Onkyo A-9010


General Specifications
Brand
Onkyo
Onkyo
Model
TX-8020
A-9010
Origin
Japan
About the Product
If you’re looking to get the best possible two-channel audio performance on a limited budget—and something versatile enough to power audio from your TV, Blu-ray player, personal computer, and CD player via digital or analog inputs—then the TX-8020 Stereo Receiver is for you. Onkyo’s WRAT serves up more than enough pure analog power to drive most compact bookshelf and floorstanding speakers, with discrete output stage circuitry and a high current, low-impedance drive effortlessly handling the most demanding loads. The sound quality is characteristic of the veteran hi-fi brand, with lively dynamics, a sweet and natural mid-range, and accurate timing for all kinds of music. And just like the cool vintage receivers in its genealogy, the TX-8020 has bass, treble, and balance controls as well as speaker A/B posts for multi-room setups. Connect your media players and TV—perhaps including the DS-A5 RI dock with AirPlay for wireless audio and video streaming—and be treated to the kind of full-scale, broad-spectrum performance a soundbar couldn’t hope to match.
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.
Key Specs
Number of Channels
2
2
Watts Per Channel RMS
90 Watts
44 Watts
Total Harmonic Distortion
1 %
0.08 %
Signal/Noise Ratio
100 dB
92 dB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Onkyo TX-8020 2 channel Stereo Receiver
  • At any rate, 50 watts is 50 watts, the TX-8020 is every bit as powerful as my old Onkyo rated at the same power, they both are just as loud.
  • 50 watts per channel is enough juice to drive speakers that will fill a small to mid-size room with reasonable volume levels
  • The sound of this unit is pretty good, but with only 50 watts per channel, it is definitely only for small rooms. If all you need are bookshelf speakers, this unit would be fine
  • It's 50 watts per channel, but that is more than enough for my small 6'x10' workshop... So far, it sounds great, and I am a Musician and picky about my sound, and this is actually better that my workshop needs.
  • This receiver just didn't have the punch I was expecting from a 50 WPC receiver. Maybe I was expecting too much, but the sound just isn't there for me. Poor bass response and it distorts too much at higher volume levels.
  • The shortcoming is in the bass reproduction, which is totally inadequate for a unit which purports to produce 50 watts per channel (8 ohms).
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
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Silver
Height
10.4 in.
5.1 in.
Width
17.1 in.
17.1 in.
Depth
13 in.
13 in.
Weight
21.1 lbs.
14.3 lbs.
Features
Receiver Type
Stereo Receiver
Stereo Receiver
App-Controlled
No
No
Satellite Radio Tuner
Yes
No
Number Of FM Presets
40
0
Minimum Impedance
6 Ohms
8 Ohms
Frequency Response
10 - 100000 Hz
10 - 100000 Hz
Extras
WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology), Independent Bass, Treble, and Balance Controls, Massive EI Transformer, Compatible with the DS-A5 AirPlay RI Dock for iPod/iPhone/iPad
Separate Headphone Amplification Circuitry, Authentic High-Fidelity Amplification System, Wolfson Digital-to-Analog Converter
What customers say about "Features"
Onkyo TX-8020 2 channel Stereo Receiver
  • The iOS / Andriod Onkyo Remote App is AWESOME (downloadable from App store)
  • I can change stereo inputs, volume, etc. from my phone.
  • This unit can replace a SONOs box if you're interested in streaming Spotify, Pandora, Tune-in, etc. as well as BLUETOOTH from your phone or laptop.
  • Digital connectivity through Toslink/coaxial inputs
  • Support for USB drives is a welcome addition
  • Movement of volume control not proportional to increase in sound volume; it works fine... it's just... weird.... kind of
  • Menu screen and configuring isn't very smooth
  • Antennas on back of receiver are flimsy and look unattractive
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.
Connectivity
Speaker Connection Type
Screw
Screw
Ethernet Port(s)
No
No
Wireless Multi-Room Audio
No
No
Inputs
Digital Optical, 2x Digital Coaxial, Remote control, 6x Analog Stereo RCA
5x Analog Stereo RCA, Digital Optical, Digital Coaxial, Remote control
Outputs
4x Speakers, Analog Stereo RCA, Subwoofer, Phones 6.3mm
2x Speakers, Line Out RCA
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Onkyo TX-8020 2 channel Stereo Receiver
  • Best improvement was in internet usage. I use it a lot for streaming music from web services, and my own server via DLNA. I have had no interruptions or drops of service with this unit.
  • It was easy to hook up all connections and the manual was clear.
  • No problems connecting to my wireless network
  • Connects to everything I've tried with little friction. Can take a minute or to connect to blutooth or the network, but once it does it works great.
  • Odd base on the binding posts makes bare-wire speaker connections tricky (banana plugs are a snap)
  • Bluetooth similarly bad reception with interrupts even at close distance
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.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)


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