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Solid sound, very easy to use. Great decision to upgrade. You won't be disappointed.
The Onkyo TX-8260 combines a classic stereo receiver design with cutting-edge features for enjoying both digital and analog music sources. Onkyo's low-distortion, high-current amplification gives you authentic, dynamic sound, while the receiver's 32-bit/384kHz DAC helps bring out the best in any digital audio format, from high-res audio files to streamed music.
With seven analog inputs and four digital inputs, the TX-8260 has ample connections for your audio gear, from CD players to cassette decks. A dedicated phono input gives you a direct connection for a turntable, and there's even a set of analog stereo line outputs for audio dubbing. USB ports on the front and back give you convenient access to digital music files stored on a thumb drive.
When it comes to music, there's no such thing as too many choices. The TX-8260's networking capability lets you play songs from your personal digital music library, but why stop there? Chromecast built-in lets you use your computer, phone, or tablet to stream music from over 100 audio apps to the receiver.
Use the Onkyo Controller app to control streaming from your mobile device. Apple® AirPlay® lets you stream from a compatible iOS® device or from any computer with iTunes®. And Bluetooth adds even more wireless music options.
Playback from such a capable music receiver shouldn't be confined to just one room, so the TX-8260 gives you the ability to spread your music through different parts of the house. A/B speaker connections mean you can add a second pair of speakers in another room or outdoor area. You can play the same source in both places simultaneously, or use the A/B switch to select the area you want to listen in.
Zone 2 preamp outputs also send audio to a different room with a power amp and speakers. (You can play the same source in both zones, or a different source in Zone 2.) A dedicated DAC for Zone 2 lets you enjoy digital sources and even streamed music outside of your main listening area.
The TX-8260 is also compatible with Roon, a subscription digital music player you download to your smartphone, tablet, or computer. It gives you multi-room audio playback for all your Chromecast-compatible devices and more. Roon accesses your digital music collection from your iTunes library or NAS drive. It also works with your TIDAL subscription. Roon lets you do deep dives into your music, showing artist bios, photos, reviews, and lyrics. Roon can also suggest other artists and songs based on your selections, making it easy to discover new music you'll enjoy.
I love it, especially the chromecast feature it works well with my Goggle Home
Simon, Glen Head, NY
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Solid sound, very easy to use. Great decision to upgrade. You won't be disappointed.
Thanks Crutchfield for your support in setting up my new Onkyo receiver. My primary goals were to have this power my old 1080s speakers which I resurrected from my attic which sound great. My next goal was to have easy Bluetooth streaming of music from any phone right into the system which is so easy to do. Now guests at my vacation home can play their favorite tunes. I am so excited that the receiver is powering my old B&O turntable playing all my favorite vinyl albums. So all in all I highly recommend this receiver. The FM attenna is also picking up stations in this very rural area in VT which was an added bonus!
Excellent unit. Loaded with features and quality. Only complaint is that the terminals for connecting speaker wire are too compacted to make for an easy wire connection.
IS AN EXCELLENT CHOICE FOR PEOPLE THAT LIKE TO LISTEN TO MUSIC, WITH CLEAR, CRISP SOUD AND FIDELITY. GREAT BUY! THANK YOU GUYS!!!
I love it, especially the chromecast feature it works well with my Goggle Home
Pros: Great value, sound and network features
We moved into our new house back in March. We gave speakers in all the rooms in the first floor and the screened porch. We ran out of money and just scraped together what we needed to purchase this receiver before our 12/15 Cnas party. It is WONDERFUL!! Beautiful music throughout the house. And now my husband can use the speakers in the family room to listen to the TV. No more closed captioning necessary!
Pros: Everything we hoped for.
Excelente sonido sin distorcion audible.
Can't beat buying from Crutchfield, great customer service and prices! Have used Onkyo for years and love the quality. Does everything it says it will do and sounds great too!
Was not as easy as other products to set up Bluetooth. We also did not get any sound to be heard until turning up the volume to 50+ only a dog can here below the 50 range evidently.
Pros: Sound quality, design and layout
Cons: Not intuitive, volume control
I am very happy with the TX-8260 receiver. The only reason I did not give a five star rating is because it is not banana plug ready as stated. The instruction manual page 6, item 14 regarding speakers, states: "This unit is banana plug ready". Not so!
Pros: Fits all needs for a stereo receiver. Easy to set up and use.
Cons: Not banana plug ready.
Much better then expected. Bought this to replace a buggy Marantz unit. I can't express how happy I am with all the features.
Pros: Sound quality is outstanding. Super easy to set up and Onkyo's new app is a huge improvement over any of the competitors .
Cons: No way to switch between speakers A & B on phone app.
I purchased this in December 2017 to be able to listen to live streams and Pandora/Tune-In, as well as to have a phono input for my LP collection. Setup and functionality is not optimal as far as listening to internet streams - sometimes it is very slow to respond to a change in channel/station - which is why I only gave it four stars. However, the sound is is outstanding when connected to a pair of Polk RTi A1 speakers, at least compared to my previous setup. Listening to MP3 files on a thumb drive is also another great option. So far I am mostly happy with it and I hope that with a future firmware update I will be able to listen to live streams from some of my favorite jazz stations that are currently not supported.
Pros: Solid build, great input/output options, multiple possibilities.
Cons: Buggy App remote and slow/laggy response to live streaming options through Pandora and TuneIn
I really like the unit so far. We purchased this unit with 4 Polk Atrium 6 speakers that we have mounted outside under the eves the the back yard. We can sit outside by the pool and totally control the unit with our iPhone or iPad using the music on the devices as well. The Polk Speakers sound great as well.
I am disappointed with this unit as the internet capabilities are extremely basic. The unit cannot play back direct streams but instead must use TuneIn as an overlay program. I have the Bose SoundTouch system in other parts of my house and the Onkyo is a major step down from the functionality of that system. The android app is primitive and honestly seems to be a beta release that they barely cleaned up for public usage. Moreover there is no compatible PC version of the controller so that you have to pick up your phone while in the office to adjust volume or change sources. A bummer. My only hope is that there will be some update to these problems in the future but given how sloppily the control app was constructed I am not going to hold my breath.
I purchased this receiver to play music in my bedroom and particularly to stream Spotify and other services and wanted something all-in-on rather than say buying a separate amp and a sonos. In general terms I like the receiver and streaming music is simple. But the amp has a hum that I can hear between songs and when the music is really low. Sounds like a transformer hum in particular. I've owned a number of receivers over the years and never encountered one that hummed. I'm guessing my ears are particularly sensitive and not everyone would notice but I do have to question why Onkyo would produce a piece of hi-fi equipment that introduces noise to the environment - even if it is a relatively quiet noise. Now all that said, Crutchfield was wonderful as usual and sent me out a replacement to see if I just had a bad one but unfortunately the replacement had the same issue. So I just switched my order to the NAD 338 which costs more but hopefully it won't make any noise beyond the music I stream!
I love this product I will be shopping again real soon !!!!!!!! ????????????????
One feature of TX8260 stands out from the rest the network receivers is the Chromecast. Unfortunately it only works for its Chromecast build-in, which includes Pandora, Tunein Radio, Deezer and Google Play Music. It does not seem to work with other Cast-enabled apps such as Netflix or Youtube .... The 8260 is unable to see them and there is no connection. This is some what disappointing. Other than that it works fine.
OK so far, sound is good. Haven't quite figured out how the USB ports read a jump drive full of music. Not the same as the one in my car, or other receivers. I called tech support but they did not know either. Basically we were reading the operator's manual together. I will be calling Onkyo direct when I get home from vacation. The two times I have used tech support, by phone, the tech's were VERY supportive and mostly helpful. I am more impressed with Crutchfield's support than the receiver itself.
Pros: Sounds fine
Cons: USB ports do not read like the ones in the rest of the world
Pros: Nice basic receiver
I was looking for a quality receiver for a basic 2.1 setup and this one seemed to be the best bang for the buck. I was previously using a Denon receiver, as soon as I hooked up the Onkyo I noticed an increase in midbass, and an overall clearer sound. I've been enjoying streaming Spotify and it seems to sound pretty good so far with everything I've thrown at it. It seems well built and I quite like the looks of it. Hopefully it will last me for many years to come!
Pros: Sound quality, build quality, features
Cons: Think it has a few firmware bugs, mine will switch to phono input sometimes when using the remote volume control. Kind of weird but I realize some of the newer products have a few quirks at first, not a big deal to me.
Great product performs exactly what I needed. Great help from Crutchfield locating the right system.
Super 2.1 system! I'm using Net input (Pandora), Optic cable from TV, Digital Aux from BD/DVD, a restored JCP MCS belt drive TT from the 70's, and upped my AM/FM channels with an amplified antenna. Everything is clear, crisp, and the tones are terrific. I'm using Zone 2 for a remote wireless speaker I can take throughout the house. My last system didn't have the ".1" so it's great to have the subwoofer back! Remote is complete and intuitive. No XM/Sirius input, so I catch that on BD/DVD player, and pump that in via digital coax. Very happy indeed!
Pros: Pandora works great
Cons: No XM/Sirius App
Great power for my Paradigm floor speakers. Smooth confident action on volume and bass, treble, and balance knobs. Intuitive controls and moving between functions. I attached my iPod nana easily, too.
Pros: Intuitive smooth controls. No discernible distortion, i.e. low THD. Plug-ins for every use.
Not sure I can give this a robust review, but I have this unit paired with Polk ATi A3 speakers and the combination sounds great. I purchased the combination mostly for music listening and am very pleased after having tried and returned the Klipsch self powered RP15s and the Bose Soundtouch II 30. The Onkyo/Polk combo sounds great and was a good deal. I tried to follow the instructions and after fumbling through things, I was able to hook it up to my Ethernet network and download the Onkyo Controller app. I am able to play Spotify and Pandora and control things from my iPhone. I haven't tried to connect any other inputs yet. The Crutchfield rep was wonderful. Thanks.
Pros: Bought for music listening, mostly with Spotify and Pandora and to connect via Ethernet to my network. Seems to work well for that.
Cons: I was able to get things working, but it didn't go exactly as the instructions indicated. Worked after turning unit off and back on.
Great product for the price and it fits my needs. I wanted the WiFi and tune in app. Easy to figure out. Plenty of power for everything, in addition plenty plugins to add more products.
I bought this unit to replace an Onkyo 8150 that suddenly died. This is a much improved receiver as compared to the 8150. The network and Bluetooth both seem to work more smoothly than the old one. The sound is about the same as far as I can tell. That's a good thing because I thought the old receiver sounded great. I think this is a good choice for the person who is looking for a two channel receiver for music. I have it connected to a turntable, a CD player, Bluetooth for my phone and computer. It does everything that I would expect. The only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars is because I'm a little disappointed that my old Onkyo dies so soon. It was only about 6 or 7 years old.
The wifi does not connect. I need to know what kind of extender is needed for my situation.
Pros: Good connections, east to set up.
Cons: Needs a wifi extender for my router which is about 20 feet away.
Great receiver. Easy to set up. Love the built-in WIFI and Bluetooth. Quick delivery too!
I live in a older house so the rooms are small by todays standards. We decided to replace our 20 plus year old theater system and go with a reg 2 channel stereo less speakers. I wanted a network receiver for internet radio and Bluetooth my wife has podcasts on her phone and would like to listen to them without earbuds. This unit hits the mark I went with a wired connection rather than wireless the setup was quick easy no need to enter passwords etc. We bought Def tech studio monitors 45 speakers again they're small but really sound good. Plan to add a power subwoofer later but this is a big improvement from our old Yamaha system. My wife has incredible hearing to the point I can be doing something in another room and she'll hear something and I get the what are you doing question it's really hard to slip something past her just because she hears everything. She says this system sounds really good so much better. I don't think there can be a higher compliment
Pros: Easy setup lot of nice features sounds great
Cons: Phone app works well enough just kind of slow carrying out commands so you have to give it a 5or6 seconds to carry out each command before you go to the next one
Great receiver! Clear and surprisingly powerful!!
Cons: None so far
Great quality stereo at a nice price point. Plenty of power for driving 4 rooms. Super connectivity with almost anything but Sirius XM Radio. However, they live stream now so that's not a show stopper. Easy setup. Great sound!
Solid stereo receiver. Best receiver with network capability and phono output. Good clean sound.
|Stereo RMS Power (watts)||80|
|THD in Stereo||0.08 %|
|Frequency Bandwidth (stereo)||20-20k Hz|
|FM Sensitivity||Not Given|
|Signal To Noise Ratio||106dB|
|Phono Signal to Noise Ratio||80dB|
|Wired or Wireless Network||Wired or Wireless|
|HD Radio Tuner||No|
|Satellite Radio Ready||No|
|iPod Connectivity||AirPlay, BT|
|Total Number of Zones||2|
|Multibrand Remote Control||---|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
|Inputs & Outputs|
|USB Connections||Type-A (Front/Rear)|
|Total Audio Inputs||7|
|Digital Audio Inputs||2 Optical / 2 Coax|
|Speaker Output Pairs||2|
Dynamic Audio Amplification: Rated at 80 watts (8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven, FTC), the TX-8260 is Onkyo's best stereo receiver for driving speakers. This amp system generates high current with a massive transformer and audio-grade capacitors. Circuitry features discrete output transistors for low distortion and effortless driving power. High current assures accurate control, restoring energy and vitality to your music. Non-phase-shift circuitry, meanwhile, focuses the audio image and reproduces a wide frequency bandwidth to maximize Hi-Res Audio and vinyl playback.
384kHz/32-Bit DAC: A 384kHz/32-bit DAC (AK4452VN) from AKM features unique low-distortion filtering technologies ideally suited to the extended frequency response of Hi-Res Audio files. Excellent S/N and low-noise performance assures clear analog conversion of any digital source.
Tone Controls w/ Direct Mode: You can independently adjust the Bass (90Hz) and Treble (7.5kHz) of the receiver's Front L/R channels from -10 to +10 dB. In Direct mode, the receiver outputs pure sound as it was intended by bypassing the tone control circuits during playback.
Analog & Digital Audio Inputs: The Onkyo TX-8260 stereo receiver is outfitted with both analog & digital audio inputs.
Analog Audio Outputs: The Onkyo TX-8260 is outfitted with the following analog audio outputs.
Impedance Switch: 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.
Volume Setup: The Onkyo stereo receiver provides the following volume settings.
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Onkyo TX-8260 stereo receiver supports a wired Ethernet (RJ-45) or wireless WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n; 2.4/5GHz) network connection. Via the stereo receiver's network connection, you can enjoy music files stored on your computer and listen to internet radio through a variety of online music services.
DLNA Certified: Because the TX-8260 is DLNA (ver.15) certified, you can play back music files stored on your Windows PC (w/ Windows Media Player 11 or 12) or a DLNA compliant media server through the stereo receiver. You can control basic playback functions of your music library from the included remote control; such as Folder/File Select, Play/Pause, Stop, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, and Repeat/Random. Compatible music files include -
Built-in Online Music Services: The Onkyo TX-8260 offers several built-in internet radio & online music services through its wired or wireless network connection.
Spotify Connect: The integration of Spotify Connect will enable Spotify Premium users to instantly select and wirelessly stream music to the Onkyo stereo receiver from within the Spotify app (Apple iOS or Android). Spotify is a digital music service that gives you on-demand access to one of the largest music libraries in the world (over 15 million tracks and counting). Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album, track, or most popular; and create your own music library with customized playlists.
Chromecast Built-In: Chromecast built-in lets you instantly stream a variety of music apps from your Apple (iOS 7.0+) or Android (OS 2.3+) mobile device to the Onkyo stereo receiver. Chromecast built-in works over WiFi and allows you to connect more than one device at a time to the receiver, as well as control what's playing from anywhere in the house with your compatible mobile device.
Note: Make sure the TX-8260 has the latest firmware/software update installed.
AirPlay Compatible: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite songs directly from your Apple iOS (4.3.3+) device or from your iTunes (10.2.2+) library on your Windows PC or Mac computer to the stereo receiver, over your home's wireless network connection. From your Apple iOS device you are able to stream stored music on your device, downloaded music apps, and music on your iCloud to the stereo receiver. From your Windows or Mac you can stream your stored iTunes music library on your computer to the stereo receiver; you can even download Apple's free Remote App onto your compatible iOS device to browse and control playback functions of the music stored in your iTunes music library on your computer that is being streamed to the stereo receiver. With AirPlay you also get to see song/artist information on the front-panel display (no album art).
AM/FM Tuner: With the built-in tuner you can enjoy AM and FM radio stations. 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.
Built-in Bluetooth: The Onkyo TX-8260 features built-in Bluetooth (version 4.1+LE) with support for profiles A2DP 1.2 and AVRCP 1.3. You'll be able to wirelessly stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows Phone/PC, & Mac laptop/computer, as well as other Bluetooth compatible devices to the Onkyo receiver. The receiver has a 48' wireless Bluetooth range.
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Onkyo receiver.
Dual USB Ports: This stereo receiver is equipped with a front & rear panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy a variety of music files from a USB mass storage class memory device, such as USB thumbdrive or portable digital audio player. The unit will recognize USB MSC devices formatted in FAT16 or FAT32 with up to 20,000 music files. You can control basic playback functions of your music library from the included remote control; such as Folder/File Select, Play/Pause, Stop, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, and Repeat/Random. USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the AV receiver's USB port (Front = 5V/1A, Rear = 5V/0.5A); even in standby mode. Compatible music files include -
Notes: USB hubs and USB devices with hub functions are not supported. MP3 players containing music files that are managed with special music software are not supported. Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad and Android devices are not supported via USB.
Zone 2: In addition to the main listening room, you can also enjoy audio playback from a different source in another room of your home using the receiver's Zone 2 line-level outputs. By using the Zone 2 line-level outputs on the TX-8260, you can connect an external receiver or integrated amplifier in a second room, allowing you to listen to 2ch stereo in the main room and play a different 2ch audio source in another room of your home. The volume of Zone 2 can be controlled from the Onkyo receiver or from your add-on integrated amplifier. Tuner, Analog, USB, Network (not DSD), and Bluetooth audio sources can be sent to Zone 2.
- As for Network, USB, and Bluetooth sources; you cannot select different inputs for the main room and Zone 2. For example, if a Network source been selected in the main room and then Bluetooth is selected as playback source in Zone 2, the input in the main room will also change to the Bluetooth source.
- When listening to AM/FM radio, you cannot select different stations for the main room and Zone 2.
Google Home Multiroom: Using the Google Home app for Apple iOS 8.0+ and Android OS 4.0.3+, you can sync multiple speakers with Chromecast built-in in multiple rooms of your home to play the same song from a Chromecast built-in music app throughout your house at the same time. Friends and family can even use their own Chromecast compatible phone or tablet to cast music to your system by connecting to your home's WiFi network.
FireConnect MultiRoom Audio: FireConnect powered by Blackfire mirrors network audio sources and any external analog source playing through the receiver (from streaming audio to vinyl) on optional FireConnect/Blackfire wireless speakers (such as the Onkyo NCP-302, sold separately). Sampling rates up to 48 kHz are supported. FireConnect powered by Blackfire is stable, fast, and easy to control with Onkyo's Controller app for Apple iOS and Android.
Note: Make sure the Onkyo receiver has the latest firmware/software update installed. Onkyo cannot guarantee the compatibility with other devices featuring FireConnect or Blackfire.
DTS Play-Fi (Firmware Update Available): DTS Play-Fi combines DTS and WiFi to wirelessly stream high quality audio through out your home using the Play-Fi app for Apple iOS 8.0+, Android OS 4.0+, & Windows 7 PC or later. Supported music formats up to 24-bit/192kHz (including MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV) are wirelessly streamed to the receiver at up to 24-bit/96kHz (Critical Listening Mode) or to multiple DTS Play-Fi players up to 16-bit/48kHz (CD quality sound). You can connect multiple DTS Play-Fi products together from different brands and manufacturers on the same home network to create a whole-home streaming experience. Play the same source in every room or a different song in each room. Due to the bandwidth limitations of most wireless networks, no more than 16 wireless DTS Play-Fi products on a single WiFi network at one given time is recommended. DTS Play-Fi has a range of up to 100' from your wireless router. Compatible sources include -
Note: All DTS Play-Fi enabled products work seamlessly together, so there's no hassle adding more components, or choosing more than one audio brand like Klipsch, Martin Logan, Definitive Technology, Polk Audio, Phorus, Wren, etc..) in your home.
Sonos Connect Ready (Firmware Update Available): Instantly upgrade the music streaming capability of your Onkyo receiver with Sonos Connect (sold separately) and a free over-the-network firmware update. With the Sonos Connect connected to the Onkyo receiver via a set of stereo RCA cable, the audio system you've built around the receiver can now be part of a Sonos Wireless Multiroom Audio System (components sold separately). After a simple set up, the Onkyo receiver will seamlessly tie into Sonos, instantly turning on from network standby, changing inputs and playing at the volume you command through the Sonos controller app on your compatible Apple iOS or Android device.
Note: Click here to learn even more about Onkyo and Sonos working together to give you the ultimate home theater and multiroom audio experience.
Onkyo Controller App: The Onkyo Controller app (for Apple iOS 8.0+ & Android OS 4.0.3) features an intuitive, user-friendly interface that allows you to conveniently operate the Onkyo receiver from your compatible Apple iOS or Android device. This app not only has the usual remote control functions, it also has a multiroom functionality for Zone 2 and wireless multiroom audio setups.
Google Home Voice Commands: With a Google Home voice-activated speaker (sold separately - see Accessories Tab) and the Google Home App (for Apple iOS 8.0+ or Android OS 4.2+), you can use your voice to control select functions of the Onkyo stereo receiver. With a simple voice command, you can play music from Chromecast compatible music services by artist, song, genre, album, playlist, mood or activity. You can also turn up the volume, skip to the next track, or stop the music - all without lifting a finger.
Remote Control: The receiver comes with an IR remote control for wireless operation of this receiver. The TX-8260 also contains RI Control & IR Remote connections. The 3.5mm IR input jack allows you to control the receiver without line-of-sight access using an optional IR remote control system and locating the remote sensor in sight. The 3.5mm IR output jack allows you to send the control signals to an additional components. The 1/8" RI remote control jack allows you to connect this receiver to other compatible Onkyo components.
Web Control: When connected to your home's wired or wireless network, you can setup the Onkyo stereo receiver with the web control screen displayed in your PC's web browser.
Gapless Playback: Many live and classical albums have no gaps in the music. Gapless playback ensures that there are no pauses between audio files. This provides playback with no interruptions, the way it was meant to be heard. Compatible with WAV, FLAC, and ALAC music files via USB.
Name Edit: You can enter a custom name for each individual input selector and radio preset for easy identification. When entered, the custom name will appear on the display. This function cannot be used for the Network and Bluetooth input selectors.
Display Dimmer: The front-panel display brightness has three settings - Dim, Dimmer, and Normal.
Auto Standby & Sleep Timer: The stereo receiver will automatically go into Standby mode, if there is no operation for 20 minutes with no audio signal input. The Sleep Timer can be set to automatically turn off the receiver after 30, 60, or 90 minutes.
Firmware Updates: Future firmware updates are available from the Onkyo website through the receiver's Network or USB connection. Visit Onkyo's online Download Center for the latest firmware updates.
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The price [ Audain Jan 11, 2019 ]
connectivity [ A Dec 26, 2018 ]
Husband requested new receiver as a Christmas gift for replacing a several year-old Pioneer receiver. This model had right amount of specifications for price and his use. I compared Onkyo TX-8270 for more watts per channel (80 vs 100) but did not need its extra options. Finding stereo receivers was limited; home theater receivers seemed to dominate the market. Thus, the range of stereo receivers at Crutchfield, plus their trusted service, allowed me to choose the best fit. [ Mary Dec 22, 2018 ]
RECOMMENDED [ Seth Dec 12, 2018 ]
Trish helped me choose an all around superb receiver to power up my old speakers which are awesome but were laying in my attic gathering dust! Will now be able to stream Apple Music, my Apple music Library and Pandora into my old Energy ESM-2 speakers late 1980's vintage. Very exciting! Also will try to re-connect my old Bang and Olufsen turntable to play my old rock albums which I still have. [ Bill Dec 11, 2018 ]
Compatible with bose [ GREGORY Oct 03, 2018 ]
Replace shot porch system, with inside system, and use this for inside system [ Jeffrey Jul 09, 2018 ]
Getting a new system, reviewed website for Watts and quality that was needed as well as compatibility with the other components that I was purchasing. [ Timothy Jun 09, 2018 ]
Recommended highly by a family member. [ Steve Jun 03, 2018 ]
It was suggested that it would work with my old AR3a 4 Ohm impedance speakers. [ BARBARA May 22, 2018 ]
My advisor suggested it. [ Kevin May 08, 2018 ]
Same price as Amazon and this is Crutchfields specialty [ Steve May 07, 2018 ]
Nephew told me to [ Marvin Apr 30, 2018 ]
Product information on webpage and live chat with Dwight gave me the information I needed to finalize my decision. [ Michael and Mar Apr 09, 2018 ]
It was recommended to me by Ryan through the online chat. [ Nick Apr 04, 2018 ]
multi room stereo sound [ Anthony Mar 12, 2018 ]
Features Bluetooth and Wi-Fi [ K Jan 30, 2018 ]
Simple 2.1 stereo, room for subwoofer, digital in's, wifi and Bluetooth. Good reviews, Crutchfield very competitive in price, and I rewards on account. Thanks! [ Marty Jan 18, 2018 ]
Its a "stereo" that does not need a TV to setup. [ Robert Jan 14, 2018 ]
my husband got immediate call back from Design group, and helped him determine what we should have; easy doing business with you [ Lynda Dec 26, 2017 ]
Thought it was good stero [ Anthony Dec 26, 2017 ]
Previous experience with this brand. [ Tony Dec 18, 2017 ]
Has features I need [ Don Dec 16, 2017 ]
I know that the brand is very good. Complies with what I need. [ EDWIN Dec 11, 2017 ]
I need a new receiver that supports multiple inputs and also offers Wi-Fi connectivity for music services like Pandora, TuneIn, etc. It has all of the options that I was looking for at an affordable price. Also, as I am getting ready to dust off my vinyl records, I needed a phono input to support this option. My primary purpose is to be able to listen to music with a quality system. [ Franz Dec 09, 2017 ]
I need an analog Phonograph input, 2 Room Speaker Zones, Subwoofer out, and some power, 80 watts per channel. The signal to noise rating is outstanding. This so far above our current receiver that it will take months to get use to the quality of sound that our music will have. [ J Dec 05, 2017 ]
bluetooth wifi [ Jon Nov 28, 2017 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield adviser [ Ann Nov 20, 2017 ]
A reciever with rotary Bass & Treble controls! I can tweak the tone on the fly without going to a "menu". That's not too much to ask , is it? [ Michael Nov 19, 2017 ]
I stream music and my NAD1 DAC quit, instead of $250 for a DAC2 decided to get new receiver w/wifi, after Buzz brought me up to speed on what I needed. [ Raymond Nov 17, 2017 ]
I like the one I bought last week [ Judie Nov 17, 2017 ]
needed two channel stero with all the modern connections and a decent amp. must have a good dac and streaming.this fit my needs. [ john Nov 15, 2017 ]
Best choice for a networked receiver that includes phono input. [ Albert Oct 31, 2017 ]
Been purchasing Onkyo equipment for 20+ years. Have not been disappointed with the quality. [ Frank Oct 23, 2017 ]
most certainly [ DAVID B Jan 03, 2019 ]
I will find out! I have not used the USB for that. I will look it up & re-send, if Crutchfield is set up for it. [ DENNISE Jan 02, 2019 ]
Yes, I don't see why not. I have a different receiver, but that's how I have it set up. Line out of the receiver to line in on the power amp x 2 channels. [ William Dec 19, 2018 ]
there is a line out for left and right channels [ DAVID B Oct 18, 2018 ]
Sorry I have not used an equalizer with mine. [ Tony Oct 17, 2018 ]
Don't Know the answer [ Daniel K. Oct 17, 2018 ]
has preamp out puts so it should [ fuller Nov 30, 2018 ]
no [ JAMES Oct 22, 2018 ]
I believe the unit has a built in equalizer [ Kevin Oct 22, 2018 ]
Ryan, you're talking over my head on this question. Sorry I'm not qualified to answer that question. [ Jim Oct 22, 2018 ]
I run mine (Onkyo TX8260) into a Yamaha M-4 Amp. Using only the M-4 as the power source so that at high volumes, the cleanest of sound with no clipping. So basically, I'm using the Onkyo as a per-amp. Crutchfield tech had to help me with zones. The Onkyo manual doesn't provide enough info to configure components. So, call Crutchfield to be certain, but you should be able to use it through your equalizer. Keep in mind, that the power source (amp) will amplify any distortion of any signal that other amplified components feed it. [ JOHN D Oct 22, 2018 ]
Tape out was always just another line out. Use line out and any of several inputs, other than phono, which is preamplified. [ Marty Oct 22, 2018 ]
Sorry Ryan but I am not going through an eqalizer. I use it for airplay and the phono which I am very pleased with. [ Jon Oct 22, 2018 ]
I have no experience with the Bose system. However, I did add a new CD player and it sounds great. [ Tim Jul 23, 2018 ]
As far as speakers go, I don't see why not? I do have CD player connected to mine - no problem. [ DAVID Jul 22, 2018 ]
Not directly. Roko to TV, then TV audio to this. This is a stereo sound receiver, not a home theater surround sound. There are no HDMI inputs or outputs. [ Marty Jul 23, 2018 ]
Not sure, I only use it as a preamp for Yamaha amp. It has multiple internet compatibllities, and I would guess yes. Contact Crutchfield via phone, if they don't know they will find out for you [ JOHN D Jul 23, 2018 ]
you could do it using a separate speaker selector box. I'm using a SSVC-6 [ DAVID B Jan 03, 2019 ]
According to the receivers documentation AND the back panel labeling over the speaker terminals-A+B can only be 8-16 ohm speakers. A or B can be 4-16 ohm. 4 and 8 ohms used together drops the impedance level too low for the amplifier section and could damage it. Hope this helps [ Barry Apr 01, 2018 ]
The 8260 includes a preamp. [ John Feb 14, 2018 ]
It should work just fine, as long as you have the RCA cables on your turntable. Only has RCA inputs. I have a Project MM turntable and no problem. [ DENNIS J Feb 14, 2018 ]
No, there is no XM/Sirius decoder, nor an input for one. It does a good job on Pandora, however, which can be picked up via WiFi.Enter [ Marty Oct 22, 2018 ]
Sorry; I cannot answer this question, but I am certain that the experts at Crutchfield can help. Give them a call. [ Stephen K. Jan 12, 2018 ]
You can if you have digital plugin on receiver and tv box like TiVo. [ kevin Jan 08, 2018 ]
I do not have TV so unfortunately I can not answer this question. But I can say that I am very pleased with my purchase and the outstanding customer service from the Crutchfield team!Enter [ Kenneth Jan 08, 2018 ]
Bought this in December for my wife's January birthday. Haven't even set it up yet. Don't know the answer. [ STEVE B Jan 08, 2018 ]
I use this receiver just for Spotify, sorry I cannot help. [ JERRY Jan 08, 2018 ]
I cannot answer this question as I am only using this unit as a FM receiver and for a CD player. Tim [ Tim Jan 08, 2018 ]
Pretty sure USA. Saddle River NJ. Very sweet piece. [ DAVID Dec 27, 2017 ]
The box says MADE IN MALAYSIA. [ ALVIN Dec 27, 2017 ]
Don't know, never checked. Try the Onkyo website? [ DAVID Dec 27, 2017 ]
Product is manufactured in Malaysia [ Chas Dec 27, 2017 ]
Yes I am running 2 sets of 8 ohm speakers, it works great! [ JERRY Jan 08, 2018 ]
Short answer is I don't know. My Crutchfield advisor helped me build my system and I relied 100% on him, Levy! [ PETER Dec 19, 2017 ]
Sorry can't help you. I cancelled this order ONLY because I realized replacing the amp would not solve my problem. [ PAT Dec 19, 2017 ]
Hi Chuck, Two weeks ago I installed my Onkyo TX-8260 receiver. The unit works good. As for speakers, I am running four speakers that are spliced into channel "A" and two speakers in Channel "B". All my speakers are 8 ohms and are repetitively small speakers. I have a relatively small house, as a result I do not need to push the volume up, to fill the house. I do not have any input as to running 4ohm speakers. Have a good one, I hope this helps. Allan [ Allan Dec 15, 2017 ]
I'm sorry Scott I am not high tech enough to answer your question, I wish I was because I love my stereo and I really liked doing business with Crutchfield, mike t [ MICHAEL F Nov 29, 2017 ]
Yes. The Album name in USB drive is displayed on the receiver front panel display if USB playback option is chosen. [ Mohan Nov 29, 2017 ]
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