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Onkyo TX-8220

Stereo receiver with Bluetooth®

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Our take on the Onkyo TX-8220

If you're looking for hi-fi sound from a simple stereo setup, the Onkyo TX-8220 is a great choice. Its discrete amplifiers, massive transformer, and customized capacitors deliver ample power with low distortion to up to two pairs of speakers.

Awesome stereo sound

If you're looking for hi-fi sound from a simple stereo setup, the Onkyo TX-8220 is a great choice. Its discrete amplifiers, massive transformer, and customized capacitors deliver ample power with low distortion to up to two pairs of speakers.

Connect up to five audio components, and take advantage of built-in Bluetooth to stream music wirelessly from your compatible mobile device. The receiver remembers up to eight Bluetooth-enabled devices, so family and friends can share their music too.

Music in different rooms

Playback from such a capable music receiver shouldn't be confined to just one room, so the TX-8220 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. Or use the line out connection to connect a power amp and speakers in a different room.

Product Highlights:

  • 45 watts x 2 into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD
  • high-current amplifier design with large power transformer
  • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming with compatible devices
  • 40 AM/FM presets
  • front-panel bass and treble controls
  • front-panel A/B switching for two pairs of speakers
  • 2 digital audio inputs (1 optical and 1 coaxial)
  • 5 analog audio inputs (including MM phono for a turntable)
  • analog audio outputs include:
    • line out for adding an additional stereo amplifier and speakers in a separate room
    • 1 mono RCA output for powered subwoofer
  • binding post speaker connectors
  • 1/4" headphone jack
  • sleep timer
  • remote control
  • 17-3/16"W x 5-7/8"H x 12-15/16"D
  • weight: 15 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Stereo receiver
  • Remote control (RC-962R)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • FM wire antenna
  • AM loop antenna
  • Instruction Manual
  • Warranty/Registration information
  • Important Safety Instructions

Onkyo TX-8220 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(13 Reviews)

Onkyo TX-8220

Anonymous from San Juan, PR on 5/2/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy, simple to use!!!!



nice receiver

Anonymous from New Kensingtn, PA on 4/15/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Would have given the receiver five stars overall but I don't like the volume control (no physical start or stop point on the dial control) and the balance control does not completely cut off the output (one channel on 10 but sound is still audible from the other). Other than those two things, the receiver is great. Easy controls, clean layout and good sound. It does the job and the price is great. Crutchfield rep was great, too.

Pros: Sound, layout, price

Cons: volume and balance controls

Onkyo TX-8220

Brian from East Troy, WI on 3/23/2018

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Very nice receiver.own other Onkyo products.sounds excellent nice looking unclutter front.



Great product

William from Morristown, TN on 3/19/2018

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Great sound. The Bluetooth was a breeze to set up.

Pros: Great sound. Easy set up. Adjustable treble and bass. I love it.

Cons: None

Onkyo TX-8220

Anonymous from Granby, CT on 3/9/2018

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I needed a decent receiver to play my music from my IPHONE on my stereo system via bluetooth. This was recommended and it serves my purpose just fine. All my other connections, CD and phono also work well. Th useful remote is another plus.



Worth the price.

Anonymous from Sacramento, CA on 3/6/2018

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I use it in my small music room to practice my bass with. It sounds good and the bluetooth feature is nice. A subwoofer connection was the final selling point for me. Very good receiver for the money.

Pros: Good price, bluetooth and subwoofer.

Cons: None.

All the receiver that I need.

Allen from Crawfordsville, IN on 2/20/2018

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This receiver is very nice and meets my needs. Set-up is easy. As noted in another review, it isn't overpowered but, perhaps, my hearing will decline more slowly as a result! It has plenty of power for my living room, however. I'm quite satisfied with it.

Pros: Radio sensitivity is better than the one it replaced. Remote makes it convenient to operate and bluetooth is easy to set up.

Cons: Not overpowered but enough for my living room.

Works OK

Kurt from Angleton, TX on 2/18/2018

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Bought this to replace a Sherwood receiver that went wonky. Not quite the same tone, but serves the purpose. Switchable A/B speaker is a must for a center channel bass. Works good as a replacement in the back music room. 45W x 2 is OK, but slightly lacks the headroom.

Pros: Good for the price. Lots of input options, including BlueTooth, a big surprise plus. Real speaker connectors!

Cons: Cannot control the A/B speakers or add a preset station from the remote.

Exactly what I wanted.

Alan from Silver Spring, MD on 2/16/2018

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This was exactly what I needed. I wanted to a simple hi-fi stereo receiver that I could use with both modern inputs (bluetooth) and a turntable. Also, I have a pair of 4 ohm speakers that I might decide to use with this receiver. So having a receiver capable of handling 4 ohms speakers was important.

Pros: Good sound quality, bluetooth, speaker binding posts as opposed to clips, phono preamp, and simple & easy to use controls and remote.

Cons: Limit to its volume, but more than enough decibels for most standard-size rooms.

Onkyo TX-8220

Paul from Linthicum Hts, MD on 2/8/2018

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Very pleased with the quality and installation was very easy. Excellent.

Pros: Made if high quality parts. Well designed.

Cons: N/a

Onkyo TX-8220

Anonymous from 62234 on 1/23/2018

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Clean clear low distortion receiver. Very underpowered. Double the wattage and you have a winner.

Pros: Low harmonic distortion . Great clarity. Clean uncluttered face and rear of unit.

Cons: Underpowered.

Onkyo TX-8220

Anonymous from Cary, NC on 1/20/2018

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So far it works very well. A replacement for a 35 year old unit.



Best product

Sarah from Brunswick, MD on 1/10/2018

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Great sound!!!

Pros: Love it!!



Hands-on research

Product Research


High-Current Discrete Amplification: The Onkyo TX-8220 stereo receiver utilizes high-current discrete amplifiers, a massive EI transformer, and customized capacitors to deliver ample driving power with low distortion. Onkyo's high-current low-impedance WRAT design uses a massive EI transformer to drive your speakers accurately, even under heavy loads. High current amplification grips the speaker cones for more accurate control, restoring vitality and detail to music. Non-phase-shift circuitry, meanwhile, clearly focuses the audio image.

192kHz/24-Bit DAC (PCM1754): The Onkyo TX-8220 stereo receiver utilizes a 192kHz/24-Bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC) from Texas Instruments (TI) for excellent signal-to-noise (S/N) and low-noise performance - so your music sounds clear, full of detail, and natural.

Tone Controls + Direct Mode: Bass (100Hz), Treble (10kHz), and Balance controls are useful for adjusting the tone characteristics of your music for satisfying the response with practically any type of speaker. These carefully designed tone circuits let you personalize sound to your taste with no perceived loss in audio quality. You can also select Direct mode, which bypasses the Tone control circuits for the purest sound possible as the artist intended.

Analog (Including Phono) & Digital Inputs: The Onkyo TX-8220 stereo receiver is outfitted with both analog & digital audio inputs. There are five stereo RCA analog audio inputs (including a MM Phono input with ground terminal). There are two digital audio inputs - one optical (toslink) digital input and one coaxial (RCA) digital input. The digital inputs support 2ch PCM only (not compatible with  Dolby Digital/DTS or other multichannel audio formats).

Bluetooth Audio Streaming: Built-in Bluetooth 4.2 with support for A2DP allows you to wirelessly stream your music library, music apps, podcasts, audiobooks, and other audio content on your Bluetooth source device (such as your smartphone, tablet, or laptop) to the Onkyo TX-8220 stereo receiver. The unit supports SBC and AAC Bluetooth audio codecs. You'll continue to use your Bluetooth source device to control playback and search functions, as well as view song/artist information. You can pair up to 8 devices, but only one can be connected and played back at a time. Once paired, the TX-8220 will automatically connect with the last device connected when in range (approximately 32'). You can also set the receiver to automatically switch to the Bluetooth source input when a wireless Bluetooth connection is made.

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. You can even register a custom name (up to 8 characters) for each preset.

A/B Speaker Outputs: The TX-8220 features two sets of binding-post speaker terminals enabling connection of two pairs of speakers. The receiver is designed to drive either a single pair of speakers rated at 4-16, or two pairs of 8-16 speakers, allowing you to enjoy the same audio source in two rooms at once, or to easily switch between two sets of speakers. The binding-post terminals will accept bare wire (up to 10AWG), pin-connectors, and banana plugs (single only).

Line-Level Out & Sub Pre-Out:  The Onkyo TX-8220 is equipped with a stereo RCA line-level output for connecting a recording device. It also features a mono-RCA subwoofer pre-out for connecting a powered subwoofer. The subwoofer pre-out is full-range, so you will need a powered sub with a built-in low pass crossover.

Headphone Jack: A front-panel 1/4" headphone jack allows you to connect a set of  headphones for private listening. Once a set of headphones are connected, the stereo receiver's A/B speaker outputs are disabled.

Remote Control: The Onkyo TX-8220 comes with an IR remote for wireless operation of the stereo receiver. The remote is not designed to operate other audio equipment and will not control connected Bluetooth source devices.

Front-Panel LCD: The Onkyo receiver features a front-panel LCD that indicates Source Input, Station Number, Volume Level, and Menu Selection. The front-panel LCD will not display song/artist/album info from connected Bluetooth source devices. You can adjust the brightness of the display in 3-steps. There is no on-screen menu.

Sleep Timer & Auto Standby: You can set the receiver to enter Standby mode automatically when the specified time (10-90 minutes) elapses. The stereo receiver can also be set to automatically enter Standby mode after 20 minutes of inactivity without any audio input signal.

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

I chose this model because of the ability to handle 4 ohm speakers. [ Steven  Jun 16, 2018 ]
Wanted a 2ch receiver with bluetooth for the patio and this looked like the best choice for the money. Have had good success over the years with Onkyo. [ MARTIN L  Apr 20, 2018 ]
I picked this item mainly because it has a Phono input and also a coaxial input [ Michael  Apr 17, 2018 ]
Receiver for outdoor stereo system "died" - needed a replacement with preamp outputs [ Michael  Apr 14, 2018 ]
It fit my needs for a small den: phono input, subwoofer input, inputs for a two channel stereo system without the extra frills which I don't need. Exactly what I was looking for. [ David  Apr 02, 2018 ]
Good value for a unit with Bluetooth streaming and a sub woofer connection [ Kenneth  Mar 27, 2018 ]
Bluetooth was a must. Would have preferred higher output power, but in the end THD and frequency range were more important. Also like the built in preamp for phono. [ James  Mar 03, 2018 ]
I was looking for a decent quality basic 2 channel receiver with Bluetooth and a turntable preamp and sub out. This receiver fit my needs. [ LISA  Dec 30, 2017 ]
Needed a GOOD, USER FRIENDLY, RECEIVER that I could use with ALL my stereo equipment. [ Philip  Dec 15, 2017 ]
This receiver has the features I need at a price point I can afford. Thanks again Crutchfield! [ Kent  Dec 13, 2017 ]

1 question already asked

no..I like the great for my purpose of radio receivER and piping tv souND through speakers [ James R.  Feb 25, 2018 ]
No it does not. [ JAMES  Feb 23, 2018 ]
It has one set (L & R) of analog Line Out jacks that can be connected to a recording device. [ Alan  Feb 22, 2018 ]