Onkyo Ships TX-8020 Entry-Level Stereo Receiver

The company's latest stereo component promises 50 watts per channel.

Sometimes you don’t need a ton of bells and whistles in your entertainment setup. However, that doesn’t mean you can go without a receiver. This one piece serves as the hub for an entire system. It’s not something that you can completely ignore.

However, you don’t have to blow your entire budget on one component. Onkyo just announced the TX-8020 receiver, an entry-level model that can more than get the job done.

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It doesn’t have a ton of extras, but it does have Onkyo’s Wide Range Amp Technology, as well as 50 watts per channel and five analog inputs. Those hookup options allow you to connect analog audio outputs from a CD player, TV or Blu-ray player, or Onkyo’s own AirPlay DS-A5 RI Dock for iOS devices.

Other features include an FM/AM tuner with a 40-preset memory, a moving-magnet phono stage, two sets of banana plug-compatible speaker A/B terminals, and a subwoofer pre-out. It also has bass, treble and balance controls so you can tweak the sound for your specific content.

Onkyo will be shipping the TX-8020 very soon, with an MSRP of $199.

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