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Optional Add-on Devices
WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier
Technology): This technology uses low-negative-feedback circuit topology for
accurate signal reproduction, improved dynamic signal-to-noise ratio, and better
delivery of power peaks.
Speaker Outputs: There are
binding post connectors for the A and B speaker outputs. The binding posts are
not 5-way because a plastic collar prevents their use with spade lugs.
Headphone Output: This receiver
has a standard 1/4" headphone output on the front panel. The A and B
speaker outputs are not automatically muted when you plug in headphones; they
must be turned off using the buttons above the headphone jack.
Tuner Presets: Up to 40 AM or FM radio presets can be programmed; each
can be assigned a customized name, up to 8 alphanumeric characters.
Tape 2 Monitor Loop: The stereo receiver's Tape 2 input is equipped
with a monitor loop for connecting an external EQ.
Sleep Function: 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
Display Dimmer: The display can
be adjusted to one of three brightness levels.
The remote controls this unit and compatible Onkyo cassette players and CD
IR Input/Output: A commercially
available IR receiver can be connected to the IR In jack, allowing you to
control the receiver while you're in another room, or when the receiver is out
of sight. An optional IR emitter can be connected to the IR Out jack to pass IR
commands to other components.
RI Remote Control Jack:
The 1/8" RI remote control jack allows you to connect this receiver to
compatible Onkyo components.
Optional Add-on Devices
iPod Compatible: The DS-A4 Remote Interactive Dock for iPod (580DSA4,
sold separately) provides an interface between an iPod digital media player and Onkyo TX-8255. Once the iPod is docked you can control basic functions such as volume, play, stop, and
skip via the Onkyo system's RI-compatible wireless remote control. The dock also
charges the battery in the iPod.