Onkyo TX-8050

AM/FM/Internet radio receiver

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A receiver for fans of both digital and analog music

You still have a turntable and maybe a cassette deck, but you're not living in the past. Your collection includes today's digital music formats as well. And this has made finding the right receiver a real challenge — until now.

For years, Onkyo's stereo receivers have won raves from our customers for their terrific sound quality. The TX-8050 boasts 80 watts per channel of clean, high-current power to deliver a powerful sonic punch that's sure to satisfy. Sure, it has RCA inputs for your turntable and cassette deck but the '8050 also boasts a full complement of analog video and digital audio inputs. Plus it adds the connections you need for today's music sources.

Give your iPod® a front-row seat

A music library used to take two friends and a moving van to carry around. Now you can simply put it in your pocket. The TX-8050's front-panel USB port beckons your iPod to come hither. Its direct digital connection bypasses the iPods processing in favor of a 32-bit chip that can make your higher bit-rate music files sound closer to the original CD. Plus, you can download a free app that lets you use your iPhone® as a convenient Wi-Fi® remote with your connected receiver.

Network- and Internet-ready

Tap in to your home network and enjoy music stored on your PC through your main system, instead of through pint-sized computer speakers. And if you have a Wi-Fi® network, you can use the optional Onkyo USB adapter. Choose from thousands of Internet radio stations — or let PANDORA® Internet radio create a set of customized "stations" based on your own tastes. The TX-8050 streams SIRIUS/XM® Satellite Radio too.

Finally — a not-too-bright idea

You've seen it before. How could you not? Receiver displays so intense they could be used to warn ships at sea of potential hazards. Yet your living room is not exactly a craggy shoal. The TX-8050 display has three settings — normal, dim and dimmer. Now when you want to turn the lights down for atmosphere, your receiver will go as easy on your eyes as it does on your ears.

Product Highlights:

  • 80 watts x 2 into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD
  • high-current amplifier design with large power transformer
  • Internet-ready with Ethernet port or optional Onkyo USB Wi-Fi® adapter
  • DLNA-certified to ensure optimal compatibility with other network-enabled audio equipment
  • plays high-resolution digital music files from a USB storage device or networked computer (up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution)
  • iPod® integration via front-panel USB, bypasses iPod DAC for clearer sound
  • Onkyo's free remote app lets you use your Apple® or Android™ device as a Wi-Fi remote
  • optional streaming services include Sirius/XM, PANDORA Internet radio and Rhapsody (registration and subscription may be required)
  • 40 AM/FM presets
  • 4 digital audio inputs (2 optical and 2 coaxial)
  • 4 analog audio/video inputs, 2 composite video outputs
  • 3 analog audio inputs (including MM phono for a turntable)
  • 5 analog audio outputs include:
    • stereo RCA output for Zone 2 amp and speakers
    • RCA output for audio dubbing
    • 1 mono RCA output for powered subwoofer
  • binding post speaker connectors
  • headphone jack
  • sleep timer
  • remote control
  • 17-1/8"W x 5-13/16"H x 13-7/16"D
  • weight: 19 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.

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nice reciever

Written By jhammond, Tennessee on Monday, October 05, 2015

bought this for a woodshop so students could listen to their music and not use headphones. So far so good. Easy to use

Pros: Sounds good

Cons: products other than apple are difficult to interface

great receiver

Written By BT, New York on Thursday, September 17, 2015

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this receiver is exactly what I needed. it was easy to hook up and simple to use. the vtuner has an Endless supply of any music you could want. I blast this thing all the time and it never has a problem, its probably been on more then its been off since I got it. great receiver, plenty of power. Sounds great with the tv also, just with 2 infinity speakers, no fancy surround system.

Pros: Vtuner Power Easy to setup/use ability to expand system

Cons: none

Exeptional Quality

Written By Iceman, Prescott, AZ on Wednesday, September 09, 2015

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The ease of installation and quality of the product and the sound it produces is exceptional. The Crutchfield technical team recommended this product for my installation to drive a multi-channel amplifier to provide quality sound throughout my new home.

great poduct

Written By margie, New York on Monday, September 07, 2015

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Arrived in two days and is just what I wanted. Cord was too short to reach computer so i was offered a return label to send it back at no charge!

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Written By Anonymous, North Carolina on Friday, September 04, 2015

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I'm not very experienced with stereo equipment. I had an 30 year old Onkyo receiver that stopped working and upgraded to this with a set of Infiniti P363 speakers. I love the sound that this combination puts out at low volumes as well as when it is pushing more amps. I've been listening to different types of music on it for a couple of weeks now and I really find nothing to complain about. The set up is easy (but I was having trouble getting a good connection before I bought some banana plugs. Haven't used the Wi Fi yet, really not sure that I'll need it. I listen to my music library from an Ipod plugged into the front or through the TV with Apple TV. So far so good.

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Written By VARocks, North Texas on Wednesday, September 02, 2015

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The receiver was easy to set up and has a lot of useful functions. I am a bit disappointed in the sound, it is a little flat.

Setting up the Pandora radio was very easy, just follow the prompts on the display. My receiver is positioned next to my wifi extender, so I just ran an ethernet cable directly to the extender, so no history on setting up wifi.

Pros: Easy setup, easy internet radio setup

Cons: Sound is flat compared to my old receiver.

A lot for the money

Written By Rorge, Indiana on Monday, August 31, 2015

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I use the main channel for around the pool and zone 2, with an amplifier, in the garage. I choose this unit for the price and it's networking capabilities. I didn't want to have to get out of the pool to change songs, radio stations, or even turn up the volume. I love that we can control the internet stations like Panadora, V tuner, spotify, and slacker right from our smart phones. The only issue I have had is that using the UWF-1 wireless LAN adapter, we would lose connection frequently and sometime to the point where we had to completely restart the system. This is my third TX-8050, as the first one the USB port quit working and then the main channel amp quit working. I purchased a new one from Crutchfield and the network card did not work. I conviently exchanged it and ran an Ethernet cable and have not had an issue as of yet.

Pros: A networking stereo with plenty of features for less than $300

Cons: Wireless networking is iffy at best, run an Ethernet cable

Great receiver for our new student center

Written By CoachM, Arkansas on Monday, August 24, 2015

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We needed a new stereo system for our new student center at the college I work at. We purchased this one along with just two of the Bose bookshelf speakers, 100 foot of Monster speaker wire, it has plenty of sound for our new area! We use Sirius XM on it, and did not have to install an antenna on top of the building, like our stereo receivers in the Rec center. This one only needs the WiFi adapter, and then you can stream Sirius XM from the internet. You can also use a USB cord and listen to a play list from your smart phone. Can also utilize Bluetooth, with another adapter. Looks good too!

Pros: simple to use

Cons: need an adapter in order to use the Bluetooth feature

Everything you need for the average room

Written By BW, Graham, NC on Monday, August 24, 2015

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I needed a reciever that gave me the versatility to run a simple setup to a moderately advanced one without to high cost. JT produces plenty of sound. A handful of bells and whistles. And has a clean look.

Pros: Easy to setup and quick to figure out.

Cons: None

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Written By TerryS, Oklahoma on Thursday, August 20, 2015

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Very happy with the receiver. Delivered on time and exactly what I wanted. Installation was easy, including online connection. So far, everything works perfectly.

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Written By Skot, Pennsylvania on Saturday, August 15, 2015

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My Onkyo 8050 lasted about 2 years -- just past the warranty period -- and crapped out. I had it repaired by my an Onkyo authorized service dealer (for $250) and it crapped out again about 2 months later. I'm disgusted with Onkyo.

Just what I need

Written By Tim S, California on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

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Does what I need it to do. I run Klipsch Heresys on this receiver with no problems. Wireless install was easy, instructions were OK.

Pros: Does it all for a great price.

Cons: One more USB would be nice.

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Written By Lee R., South Carolina on Tuesday, July 07, 2015

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Exactly what I ordered. Performs perfectly for the application.

Good features for the price

Written By Hightecker, University City, MO on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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Great feature set for the price

Pros: Sirius interface, lots of I/O including Zone 2 and pre outs, adequate power.

Cons: Difficult to use remote control/receiver display - get the phone app and operation is intuitive. Requires patience as controls can be sluggish to respond. Analog video inputs are sort of useless given HD video popularity.

Made for me

Written By DD, Florida on Monday, June 29, 2015

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I haven't gotten my turntable out in over twenty years. I'm having a blast with my great sounding LPs and am really happy to be able to connect to my computer to play play lists, albums, and bands. I haven't tried the usb yet but this product is amazing, it's like it was designed personally for me.

They could do a little better by adding a blue tooth, but my router is hard wired to the unit, so it was not needed. Also, navigating your computer is logical, but the choices aren't always clear. I'm still learning how to operate the system. I also haven't figured out how zone 2 works. Maybe a video on that would be helpful on the Crutchfield website in the product specs.

Pros: Turn table preamp, connectibility to 2015, easy to understand controls

Cons: Larger than the 29 year old Onkyo it replaced. I hope it lasts as long. Could use some customization EQ beyond treble and bass.


Written By Lon, Fort Walton beach fl on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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Does the job I needed. Perfect addition to my "man cave"!

Pros: Simple set up. Easy to read instructions

Cons: Can't think of one!

Great for the money

Written By JRJA, Massachusetts on Monday, June 01, 2015

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Great for the price. A lot of features, nice looks.

Pros: Lots of features and nice quality for price.

Cons: Phono stage not the best.

Great receiver!

Written By Clay, North Carolina on Monday, June 01, 2015

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I've blown out 5 receivers in the past 7 or so years, and wanted a receiver that had enough power and durability to handle loud rock music with plenty of bass. This one fit the bill. I didn't need or want lots of whistles and bells, have any use for 5.1 to make my TV loud, and I like knobs and buttons rather than scrolling through endless menus to perform simple functions. Again, the Onkyo fits the bill. I was referred to it by a Crutchfield service advisor who also has one, and personal experience with a product carries more weight than anything. Plenty or power and great sound, and it doesn't heat up my apartment so much the AC kicks on. Great receiver at a great price.

Pros: Great power handling, clean sound, simple controls. Plenty of inputs, including one for a phonograph. The USB input on the front panel for an iPod or phone is great and being able to use the enclosed remote for this function is a plus.

Cons: None. Bluetooth would be nice instead of having to use an Ethernet cable for a wireless network.


Written By Renman, Florida on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Ditto to Tom C. in Hawaii 1/15 review---- Have had this unit for about the same amount of time, stopped working for me as well. You have been warned!!

Cons: Internet connection/USB was always spotty. Radio reception poor and odd connection for FM antenna.

I bought another one

Written By Buddy, Atlanta, GA on Friday, May 08, 2015

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What can I say? I liked this receiver so much I bought another one. (See my review dated Feb 6th, 2014.) I am using this one as a stand alone receiver in a "second system" in a small living room/TV room. It is driving a pair of Pioneer BS-22's (I wish Crutchfield sold these wonderful little speakers). I love all the digital inputs as well as plenty of analog inputs and even a phono input. Typical Onkyo, it is heavy and seems built to last. It has everything you need to be the center-piece of a high quality but affordable 2 channel system.

Pros: Affordable, well built, and flexible.

Cons: Might need an external power amp if you have big speakers.

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Written By CFF, Illinois on Monday, May 04, 2015

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Wonderful! It is a replacement for a much more expensive receiver, and the quality is outstanding. I was buying this as a gift and didn't know what receiver to buy. Received excellent and speedy advice from Crutchfield. The receiver came quickly and was well packed. So much easier than having to go to a store. I will probably order a turntable from Crutchfield next. Also, I found other reviews about this product helpful in making my final decision.

Pros: Great sound for the money, and easy to set up with our other electronics. Definitely 5 stars.

Cons: Non so far.

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Written By mike m, Summerfield, NC on Monday, April 27, 2015

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Good product

Very pleased with this receiver

Written By rjrjr, California on Sunday, April 26, 2015

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I'm very happy with this receiver. Great value for the price and quality. For the features this Onkyo receiver offers, I don't think anything else comes close for the price. Would recommend this product to anyone. The staff at Crutchfield was very helpful in answering my questions to narrow down the choices that would fit my needs.

Pros: Features for the price

Cons: No Dolby noise reduction

Nice receiver

Written By Bri M, Pennsylvania on Saturday, April 11, 2015

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I was replacing a JVC receiver I had since 1987. For a new receiver it sounds nice. I still love the retro sound that I can have an equalizer running thru the system but this receiver does a nice job with clarity. Nice having an Ethernet connection & a USB port.

Pros: price, Ethernet connection, simple & easy

Cons: not too many

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Written By L Lucas, Oklahoma on Wednesday, April 08, 2015

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Love it. Easy hook-up. will do the will do the USB soon

Pros: Love the bass with the speakers I have

Excellent, minor quibble

Written By Anonymous, Milwaukee, WI on Monday, March 30, 2015

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Treble bias noted at first but seems to have resolved after break in. Very clean and natural sounding. Phono input works great and has similar volume to other inputs. USB input for iPod better option than a dock that can become obsolete if Apple changes output design. Issue: cannot listen to iPod through this receiver's headphone jack. See manual. IPod does not have the power to drive audiophile headphones to their potential.


Written By Rod M, New York on Saturday, March 21, 2015

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Sound has treble bias, brilliance over complexity & depth. "Back" layers of sound sometimes muffled & unclear (eg, strings in loud brass passage). Sounds like high overtones are favored over lower overtones & fundamental pitch. Has more features than my old Fisher, but basic sound not as good.

Pros: Remote control an advantage, sound better when music simple (eg, solo piano, small ensemble).

Cons: Sound quality (see above). Like many Microsoft "upgrades," has more features, but performance of basic features not as good.

Nice receiver, but with a few quirks

Written By Bill A, SE Minnesota on Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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I bought this to replace a working 13 year old basic Sony receiver just to gain the net receiver function. I did not want anything more than 2-channel conventional stereo. The fit, finish, and exterior quality seem to be equal to the Sony, though I miss the bass boost/loudness control. A mid-range control would be a nice addition. I would recommend it to someone else that's not extra picky, but if I were to buy another net-enabled receiver, I might look a little harder at the next more expensive group, including Onkyo. As for Crutchfield, they shipped it quickly at no extra cost.

Pros: Clean styling; gradual volume change as knob is turned - takes more turns to make a big change; plenty of power for the average living room; plenty of inputs including mag. phono; Zone 2 outputs also work as extra line-level output; short power-on delay

Cons: No Loudness Control; keeps disconnecting vTuner stations after an hour or so (does not happen when listening via computer); Net setup instructions are sketchy; seems to generate more heat than comparable receivers - even when in Standby, it's warm.

retro lives!

Written By BOB, Albuquerque,NM on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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I bought this receiver for the 4ohm capability,the fm radio,and the sound of the amp. It is a very fine sounding amp with fm and the analog inputs. The treble is a little bright with my speakers but I can adjust it,,what a concept! The sound of the cd input is great with my dac and computer. I would have to spend 2 or 3 times the price to get a small,,and very small difference in sound quality! Very happy with the unit and as always,Crutchfield's reliable service. 4ohm speakers are not a bother to this nice receiver!

Pros: Great sound for the money. 5 star rating!

Cons: none for me

Pretty Good.

Written By trenton, West Virginia on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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It meets all of my needs. Before I got it I used my Yamaha rx-v475 in 2 channel mode putting out the same wattage and the Onkyo sounds better with the same speakers.

Pros: Good power, good sound, and great value as I got it on sale.

Cons: No HDMI port to use my Blu-Ray player to stream DSD/SACD.

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Written By Vince, Pennsylvania on Monday, February 23, 2015

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For the money this receiver has a lot to offer. I have one of these already and use it in my room. I bought this one for my Son and he likes it a lot.

Pros: Great bang for the buck

Cons: None that I can see.

VERY Good at Many Things!!

Written By Would buy again!, Connecticut on Saturday, January 31, 2015

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Read all the instructions! I was able to connect to internet, and PC for stored tunes. Good: sound is great! remote, tone controls, all great! Best feature: 'Pure Audio' button switches all other stuff off, like the display, and I can hear nuances in voices; recommend this !! Radio, phono input work fine..... connections are best with bananas. Instructions for PC interface need a tune up, since it takes some effort to learn it, oh well. Hence the 4 rating, else, a 5 star. Really. Listening to it now, a keeper. And I would definitely get this again. Crutchfield shops quickly. Packing is very good. Okay, changing it to 5 star... :)

Pros: Controls, Display, Power, connections, phono input (yes turntable), Great unit!! No going back to my previous unit...

Cons: Interface to PC, Internet radio is not easy...wish it would be easier, that's all, really, all else is great!!!


Written By ChuckW, Lewisville, TX on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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Well designed, easy to use, excellent quality. I purchased the Onkyo TX 8050 from Crutchfield about one month ago to replace an Onkyo 8011 after ten years of excellent service. I replaced the old unit because I wanted more power and went back to Onkyo because of my satisfaction with the 8011. I use it only to listen to CD's and the cd direct mode is an excellent feature. I recomend this product highly

Pros: Well designed, easy to use excellent quality

Cons: None that I have found

Great Inexpensive Receiver

Written By Neil, Arizona on Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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This unit works great, is easy to use, has an input for my turntable, an optical input for my TV, RCA jacks for all my other old Onkyo decks and players. The FM tuner is greatly improved over my 30 year Onkyo Receiver that this unit replaces. I'm live in a remote area and I am are picking up stations I didn't know were there.

Pros: price, performance, ease to use

Cons: none

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Written By Steve, Saint Louis, MO on Sunday, January 25, 2015

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Very clean and smooth sounding receiver. Has all technology for ipods, wifi, satalite radio and yet can still hook up a turn table. When using A and B speaker output you do mot staver the reciever for power like many other recievers when both outputs are used.

Pros: A really great reciever for the price.

Cons: I can't find any yet. Owned for 1 month

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Written By Tom C, Kona, Hawaii on Sunday, January 25, 2015

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Do not buy this unit! Mine only lasted about 26 months, then just quit working for no reason. Extremely disappointed!

Pros: none

Cons: This unit is garbage, suddenly quit working for no apparent reason. A waste of money. Crutchfield did not care to compensate me for the loss. Very disappointed with them...And Onkyo


Written By Dj, Pennsylvania on Saturday, January 24, 2015

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Just for you know... This receiver and my single pioneer speaker shake the house;)


Cons: No Aux input

Nice Sound At a Nice Price!

Written By McLou, Clayton, WA on Saturday, January 24, 2015

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I'm a few mouths into this stereo receiver and I must say it's a pretty nice sounding unit. At first, I wasn't overly impressed but still sounded great. I decided to pick up a pair of Polk Audio Monitor 40 Series II speakers. Very nice! All my music is located on my computer using FLAC files with the ASUS Xonar Essence STX sound card. This is a decent sound card for playing music from your computer, it's geared towards stereo sound and does a great job with good software. Currently I'm using AIMP3 and Foobar2000. I have to admit the unit sounds great with the Polk Monitor 40's at low volumes. Once turned up the bass does roll off. Adding a Polk PSW10 sub woofer certainly solves that problem. If you're one that likes your furniture nailed down you may want to go with a bigger and more powerful sub but the PSW10 works very nicely with nice tight bass. Now, I decided to pick up another pair of Polk Monitor 40's! Oh yeah, even better! Seems to add a wider range to the music, big difference to my ears. The network stuff I don't use and couldn't care less, wish I dropped the extra 200.00 for the Yamaha R-S700BL. I'm sure in time I'll grab the the Yamaha but for now the Onkyo TX-8050 works just nicely! Oh, one more thing, these Polk Monitor 40's sound better and better as the days go by. Once broke in these speakers do perform very well for the person that likes to listen to music at normal volume levels. However, I do love my Sansui AU-717!!

Pros: If you're looking for nice sound to play through your computer this unit works well! With some EQ magic and a few plugins, one can get a nice sweet sound! But as said above I love my Sansui AU-717.

Cons: Only thing I didn't like about this unit was the USB Flash Drive. Although it works just perfect, it does lack many features! No Replaygain or Gapless playback. Not a big deal for me as I use my computer for all my music. Using ASIO works well for those that wish to use the hardware directly (sound card). I like to think of it as an enhanced source!

Excellent Receiver

Written By Garry, Colorado on Friday, January 23, 2015

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Only a couple of weeks experience with this Onkyo TX-8050 receiver, but so far extremely satisfied with every aspect of the performance. Easy to setup, and sounds great in the environment where it is located. Controls are straight forward and simple to use. We chose to pair this receiver with Polk TSi 100 bookshelf speakers and are very happy with the sound provided by this setup. Plenty of "punch" to the base so we haven't yet connected a powered base to the system.

Pros: Good price. Easy to figure out connections, great modern looks, and simple to use controls.

Cons: I have to agree with reviewer Jay L. Virginia when it comes to the instruction manual and user guide. Onkyo has provided very poorly written and difficult to easily understand directions and descriptions of the various aspects of setting up and operating this system.

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Written By Jay L., Virginia on Thursday, January 22, 2015

Very well packaged and easily configured. The only negative is the manual. It assumes a sophisticated audio owner with its terminology and is quite unclear on how to operate an ipod through the unit. Manuals should be written for the least knowledgeable user; this one was not. Having said that the receiver is excellent in quality and operation.

Pros: Sound quality is excellent

Cons: Manual could be better

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Written By mike B, Maryland on Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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Great choice, I have this hooked up to push 3-sets of Polk audio ceiling speakers thru out the house and the sound is extremely clear. I installed the UWF-I and listen to Sirius XM via wireless internet connection and it works great, nice that it is Sirius ready, plus Pandora, rhapsody and much more

Pros: plenty of ports additional equipment plus ethernet and usb, clear sound.

Cons: haven't found one yet after two weeks

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Written By HankyS., Wyoming on Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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For a 2channel great expansion and sound quality nice to be able to control bass & treble separate like an equalizer.

Pros: expansion, bass & treble controls

Cons: Easily picks up interference so use good quality cables for devices.

Terrific Receiver

Written By Joe, North Carolina on Sunday, January 11, 2015

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Excellent Stereo Receiver, easy to set up, and a terrific Internet Radio.

Pros: Plenty of ports to configure almost anything you own. ONKYO iPad App works great as a remote,

Cons: No direct Apple Air Play

Couldn't Be Happier

Written By Jack, Claremont, California on Friday, December 12, 2014

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As some of the other reviewers wrote, this is a replacement for an old Onkyo receiver. I was always happy with that receiver but I started having a few problems with it. This new one has features that didn't exist when I bought the old one: USB port, WiFi using a USB adapter, Bluetooth using a USB adapter and a digital optical connection for my CD player. It also has phono inputs for our turntable, which some of the new receivers don't have. I paired this receiver with a pair of Bose 201 speakers. This is a great combination - very clean sound. There is no sub-woofer but it really isn't needed, unless you really want the "boom-boom". The 201's, with the base on the tuner turned to about 3/4, provides just the right amount of base for my ear.

Pros: All around great performance at a reasonable price.

Cons: None that I have found.

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Written By Rich, the Washington, DC Area on Sunday, November 30, 2014

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For the money, this is a great piece of equipment. It replaced a 20 year-old Onkyo receiver that was having some issues. Wanted a stereo receiver because the room is not organized well for an A/V receiver (Samsung soundbar from Crutchfield a few years ago for TV sound). Love the sound, and the inputs are very easy to select, especially using the remote. Highly recommend.

Pros: Price Great sound Easy setup phono connection

Cons: None

Great receiver

Written By Risë, Concord, NC on Monday, November 24, 2014

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I replaced a 30 year old Onkyo receiver with this one and absolutely love it. The reception is so good that I pick up stations I've never heard. The sound is excellent too. Having a second zone was my primary reason for getting a new receiver so that I could keep the outdoor speakers shut off or the volume low. I used my old receiver as the amp for zone 2 and it works great. This receiver is one of the best purchases I made in a long time and I'm very happy I did so.

Pros: A+ quality at a very good price.

Expected more power

Written By Fernando, Denver/CO on Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Good equipment and extremelly friendly to install and use.

Pros: Comprehensive manual, everything works well.

Cons: I expected more power.

Awesome receiver!

Written By Onkyo, Troy MI on Monday, October 20, 2014

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Great service...great sound.

Pros: Easy to hook up. Awesome sound.

Cons: Lose signal occasionally. Could be my WiFi.

Shawn Dee.

Written By Shawn Dee., Colstrip, MT. on Sunday, October 19, 2014

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Great receiver for the money.

Pros: Cost, quality, ease of use.

Cons: Have not found any.

New receiver