No digital, no networking — just pure analog sweetness

Not everything has to be complicated. Sometimes you just need a simple way to deliver music to your speakers with robust power and minimal interference. That's what the all-analog Onkyo TX-8020 does well — and at an extremely affordable price. This stereo receiver isn't loaded down with all the bells and whistles you'll find on more expensive home theater receivers. But what it does have is Onkyo's well-regarded high-current, low-impedance amplifier technology. It ensures that the TX-8020 delivers clean sound with very low distortion. That's what makes those details pop in your music and makes your speakers really shine. And that's why our customers love Onkyo.

Connect a turntable, subwoofer, and a second pair of speakers

The TX-8020 receiver is perfect for your TV room, office, bedroom, or anyplace else with a pair of speakers in search of music. There are inputs for up to six components, including a turntable thanks to the built-in phono preamp. You can also connect a powered subwoofer to the preamp output on the rear panel. And if you've got an extra pair of efficient speakers, connect them to this receiver, place them in the next room, and use the front-panel A/B switch to let the '8020 pull double duty and power both sets — either separately or simultaneously.

Well, if you insist...

If you can't resist the urge to add some wireless digital capabilities to the TX-8020, pick up the optional Onkyo DS-A5 dock for your iPod®,  iPhone®, or iPad®. You can use it to connect and charge your Apple device. Or keep your iPhone in hand and use the dock as an AirPlay® receiver for wireless music streaming.

Product Highlights:

  • 50 watts x 2 (stereo) into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD
  • 4-ohm capability allows use with a wide range of speakers
  • compatible with Onkyo's DS-A5 AirPlay dock for iPod, iPhone, and iPad
  • high-current, low-impedance amplifier design
  • oversized power transformer
  • 6 audio inputs (including phono)
  • RCA output for audio dubbing
  • 40 AM/FM presets with station naming
  • rotary bass, treble, and balance controls
  • full-size (1/4") headphone jack
  • front-panel A/B switching for two pairs of main speakers
  • 2 sets of banana-plug compatible binding post speaker connectors
  • mono preamp output for connecting a powered subwoofer
  • sleep timer
  • remote control
  • 17-1/8"W x 5-7/8"H x 13-1/16"D
  • weight: 16.1 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

The sound solution for the less-is-more movement

On one hand, you want something that sounds much better than an iPod® or Bluetooth® speaker. On the other hand, you want something less complex than a surround sound system. You'll find your sweet spot in a stereo receiver. In addition to being easy to set up and use, many now offer Internet radio and other network music options. Add your music source and two speakers, and you're ready to relax and enjoy your tunes. You might even connect your TV for improved sound with movies and shows.

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • stereo receiver
  • Wireless remote control (RC-875S)
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • AM loop antenna
  • FM wire antenna (with push-on "F" connector)
  • Instruction Manual (En)
  • Instruction Manual (Fr/Sp)
  • Product registration card/Warranty information
  • Onkyo headphone brochure

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Audio Section
Convenience Features

Audio Section

WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology): The Onkyo TX-8020 Stereo Receiver features WRAT technology that uses low-negative-feedback circuit topology for accurate signal reproduction, improved dynamic signal-to-noise ratio, and better delivery of power peaks. The Onkyo TX-8020's discrete stereo amplifier is rated at 50W x 2ch (8Ω, 20-20kHz, 0.08% THD).

Tone Control: The Onkyo TX-8020 offers independent Bass (+/-10dB @ 50Hz) & Treble (+/-10 @ 20kHz) control to fine-tune your music. You can also balance your music from left to right.

Analog Audio Inputs/Output: The TX-80520 is equipped with six analog audio inputs and one analog audio input. This receiver contains no digital inputs/outputs.

Phono Input: Included in the six analog audio inputs, is a Phono (MM) input with ground terminal.

A & B Speaker Terminals: The Onkyo TX-8020 stereo receiver is equipped with A & B speaker terminals to connect up to two pair of speakers. The receiver uses binding post connectors for the A & B speaker outputs. The binding posts are not 5-way because a plastic collar prevents their use with spade lugs; they will accept bare wire, pin connectors, and single banana plugs (spaced too far apart for dual bananas).

Note: If you're using only one of the speaker sets (A or B), choose the 4Ω setting if each speaker's impedance is 4Ω to less than 6Ω, or choose the 6Ω setting if each speaker's impedance is 6Ω or more. If you're using both of the speaker sets (A & B), choose the 4Ω setting if each speaker's impedance is 8 to 16Ω.

Subwoofer Pre-Out: The Onkyo TX-8020 stereo receiver is equipped with a mono subwoofer preamp output to connect a powered subwoofer.

Headphone Jack: When headphones are plugged into the full-size 1/4" jack on the front-panel, the A & B main speakers are automatically muted.

AM/FM Tuner: The Onkyo TX-8020 stereo receiver features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. You can store your favorite stations as presets for quick selection. You can store a combination of up to 40 of your favorite FM/AM radio stations as presets. You can then label each preset with a 10 character name. The TX-8020 also lets you directly tune in AM/FM stations using its remote control.

Convenience Features

IR Remote w/ RI Remote Control Jack: The included IR remote control operates this unit & compatible Onkyo cassette players and CD players. The 1/8" RI remote control jack allows you to connect this receiver to compatible Onkyo components.

Display Dimmer: The display brightness has three settings; Dim, Dimmer, and Normal.

Sleep Timer: From the remote, you can set the unit to automatically turn off after as much as 90 minutes or as little as 10 minutes; choices are presented in 10 minute increments.

Auto Standby: The stereo receiver will automatically go into Standby mode, if there is no operation for 30 minutes with no audio/video signal input.

 

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TX-8020, it's okay, but not great.

Written By m, USA on Tuesday, July 08, 2014

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It being an Onkyo, I had high expectations. However, upon hooking it up, I didn't like the volume calibration (several knob turns to effect a significant change) and the balance control did not completely separate the left/right channels. Also felt frustrated with lack of USB connection/charging/control for my IPOD. Therefore, I exchanged it for the Harmon/Kardon 3700 stereo receiver that seemed to fit my needs/desires better.

Pros: Good sound, good build quality, nice appearance

Cons: See above.

TX8020 Bang for the buck

Written By DMSF, SF, CA on Wednesday, July 02, 2014

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I wanted a 2-channel receiver to play records and to drive my Def Tech BS60 towers. I tried a good "vintage" receiver which was not compatible with my speakers. I also tried a 7-channel receiver which just didn't sound right with a lot of my albums. The TX8020 is exactly what I was looking for. Awesome analog sound from a receiver made with playing music in mind. Onkyo did not compromise on this receiver, probably because they didn't need to cut corners by trying to make it a 5 or 7 channel receiver. For the money, this receiver is an extremely good deal and sounds great. After looking at other options, I was genuinely surprised to find something this good at this price. Onkyo seems to have put some real thought into this one and knows its target market.

Pros: Bang for your buck, sounds great, looks good. A straight forward stereo receiver that works well with a turntable, CD player, iPod, etc.

Cons: If you want more than 50 watts of power or want to be able to crank your system up to 11 in your 20-foot ceiling loft, this may not be for you.

good product

Written By wann hear my stereo, danville, Va. on Wednesday, May 07, 2014

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This receiver is a very good quality for the money paid. It replaces a stereo (Panasonic) I have had for years. I would recommend it for a general purpose stereo.

Pros: easy hook up

Onkyo TX-8020

Written By Bill C, Momence Il on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Great receiver for the money. Pulls in all my local stations. Good sound.

Good replacement for my old Denon

Written By JoeK, Syracuse, NY on Saturday, March 08, 2014

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This unit replaced an 80's vintage Denon that served well. The Onkyo is a fine replacement driving my Bose 301 bookshelf speakers. Simple setup and operation - a key feature for my wife. Beautiful sound. Excellent

Pros: Great sound, simple setup and operation. Decent FM sensitivity.

Cons: 6 inputs, but no optical input (but I knew that when I bought it - would be nice, though)

Onkyo TX-8020

Written By Jim W, Chicag suburb on Monday, February 17, 2014

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I needed a replacement receiver for my man cave. I been very happy with another Onkyo product. The TX8020 is just perfect for my needs. Very simple straight forward controls. It also has the phono input for playing my vinyl lp collection while shooting pool or just relaxing. The fm radio is pulling in all the great Chicago stations with presets for them all.

Pros: Great sound that fits my budget

Cons: none so far

outstanding amp

Written By rip, vanderbilt, pa on Monday, December 30, 2013

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excellent performance.

Pros: excellent sound and easy to use. especially like the sub-woofer output.

Cons: none

Reliable and easy

Written By Chris L, Richmond, VA on Friday, December 27, 2013

I have a few of the 8020's in HOT Yoga studios around the area and this particular one is going in a gym spinning room with mics and mixer. I've never had an issue with any of them even with the ambient heat and humidity.

Pros: Easy and reliable

Cons: none

Great stereo receiver

Written By Al M., Rochester, NY on Wednesday, December 04, 2013

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Good specs, clean front panel, 6 inputs including phono in. Powered sub woofer out, and can handle 4 ohm speakers. Really good.

Pros: Inputs, specs, and great price.

Cons: None

Superior Stereo Receiver

Written By Daily Stereo User, Milwaukee, WI on Sunday, December 01, 2013

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Convenience, performance and features are all I could ask for in this solid receiver. Also, a very good value.

Pros: See above review.

Cons: This not a small, light weight unit. It takes two hands to handle it.

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You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your current gear. They will be able to pull up the receiver and see if your gear will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Jeff  Mar 07, 2014 ]  Staff
I do not know but the Deck is Great. I'm really enjoying it. I got a pair of Polk bookshelf speakers and I could not be more happy with the sound. [ ALAN J  Mar 12, 2014 ]
Sorry, but I can't answer your question. I just have the usual audio equipment: CD player, tape player, and turntable, and I've never tried to do that. [ John  Mar 08, 2014 ]
There is not specific input for a mic. You would probably need a preamp for the mic, then input into TV, DVD or any unused input. [ Michael  Mar 07, 2014 ]
Good morning Don, I cannot answer your question because mic not used here. Crutchfield has friendly, informed people that can help you, I'm sure. Good luck, Cathy [ CATHERINE M  Mar 07, 2014 ]
A good receiver but never needed to use a mic [ DAVID  Mar 07, 2014 ]
I have had the 8020 for about 3 weeks. I did not own an 8255 so I can't compare. I can tell you the FM reception on my 8020 is outstanding. I have it in a room in a lower level and the reception is great - quick to tune and no static at all. [ DUANE M  Dec 12, 2013 ]
There is no reception. [ HUGH  Dec 11, 2013 ]