Worth every penny!
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After 28 years of loyal and excellent service our Technics SA-956 stereo receiver's tape monitor loop circuits stopped working. Even though the amp portion was still working it was time to find another stereo receiver to take its place. The Onkyo TX-8255 fit the bill perfectly! It has 6 analog inputs including one circuit that can be used as a tape monitor loop. This means that I can continue to use my 20 band equalizer. It also has a phono input which allows us to continue to play our vinyl records as well. It was very easy to set up the unit and once it was all hooked up it was a joy to listen to. The sound is crisp and the unit has plenty of power to support our existing KLH and Pioneer speakers. It must be noted that without the equalizer in the circuit the unit didn't sound as good. As a professional musician the quality of the sound is crucial to me. The FM radio works great and there was no issues with selecting and keeping the radio stations that can be found in northern Connecticut. Having the ability to set preset stations without batteries is great.The AM radio reception was disappointing, though. The AM antenna and interference from the cable company is probably to blame. The remote control unit is great to use. One thing that surprised me was that when you turn the volume up or down with the remote control the volume knob actually turns in response. So cool! We purchased the Onkyo TX-8255 stereo receiver from Crutchfield.com for $199.99 and after the first week of use we are very, very happy with it!
Pros: Easy to set up Tape Monitor Loop Clear Crisp Sound Great Pre-set Stations Many analog inputs including phono Remote w/self turning volume knob
Cons: AM reception not that great The antennas provided are not that great