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Onkyo Black Stereo Receiver - TX-8255

Abt Model: TX8255 | UPC Code: 751398008306
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50W Per Channel/ Discrete Output Stage/ Multiroom Connection/ Direct Access Tuning/ Automatic/Manual Tuning/ Black Finish
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Onkyo Black Stereo Receiver, Model TX8255

If you want your receiver to focus purely on two-channel audio, the TX-8255 could be just the answer. It’s perfect for your living room, or anywhere else you like to sit back and soak up your music.The TX-8255’s rock-solid construction incorporates a heavy-duty extruded aluminum heat sink to ensure cooler operation.The whole unit is housed in a rigid, reinforced chassis—finished off with a hairline-brushed aluminum front panel—to help eliminate vibrations. Add compatibility with RI dock for the iPod®, and you have a superb stereo solution that brings out the power and dynamism of your audio sources.

Features:

  • Power Output (Stereo at 8 ohm, 20 Hz-20 kHz, FTC): 50 W/Ch
  • Dynamic Power** (4 ohm): 105 W/Ch
  • Discrete Output Stage
  • 6 ohm Capable
  • 4 ohm Capable
  • Multiroom Connection
  • Audio Input/Output Terminals: 6/2
  • Number of Presets: 40
  • Direct Access Tuning
  • Automatic/Manual Tuning
  • Headphone Jack
  • Sleep Timer
  • RI-Compatible Remote Control
  • DS-A1 Compatible
  • Enhanced IPOD Compatibility

Specifications:

Amplifier

  • Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz-20 kHz, FTC): 50 W/Ch
  • Dynamic Power*: 135 W/Ch
  • THD (Rated Power): 0.08 %
  • Frequency Response: 10 Hz-100 kHz (+ 1 dB, -3 dB)
  • S/N Ratio
    • Phono(MM): 80 dB (IHF-A)
    • CD-Tape: 100 dB (IHF-A)
  • Phono Overload (1 kHz): 120 mV (MM, !kHz, 0.5%)

Tuner Section

  • Usable Sensitivity
    • FM Mono: 15.2 dBf, (75 ohm IHF)
    • FM Stereo: 22.2 dBf, (75 ohm IHF)
    • AM: 300 uV
  • S/N Ratio (FM Mono/FM Stereo/AM): 73 dB (IHF-A)/67 dB (IHF-A)/40 dB
  • THD (FM Mono/FM Stereo/AM): 0.3 %/0.5 %/0.7 %
  • FM Stereo Separation: 40 dB at 1 kHz

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 5-7/8"
  • Width: 17-1/8"
  • Depth: 13-3/8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 16.5 lbs
  • Shipping: 18 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 2 Years Parts and Labor
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Air PlayNo
ColorBlack
Channels2
Watts Per Channel50
AM/FM Preset40
Bluetooth CompatibilityNo
Satellite Radio ReadyNo
3D ReadyNo
iPod CompatibilityYes
Input ConnectorsAudio InputTerminals: 6
Output ConnectorsAudio Output Terminals: 2
THX CertificationNo
Height5.88"
Width17-1/8"
Depth13-3/8"
Weight16.5 lbs
Parts Warranty2 Years
Labor Warranty2 Years
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Onkyo Black Stereo Receiver
 
4.5

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound quality (15)
  • Simple controls (15)
  • Good power output (11)
  • Easy to set up (10)
  • Easy to setup (5)

Cons

  • Limited functions (3)

Best Uses

  • Basic systems (15)
  • Multiple rooms / whole house (4)
  • Smaller rooms / apartments (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (8), Tech savvy (8), Audiophile (5), Movie enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Value

We purchased this receiver to replace a similar Sherwood bought in the mid 80's. The system always sounded heavy in the bass, mid bass, and high frequencies; with a thin mid range...Read complete review

We purchased this receiver to replace a similar Sherwood bought in the mid 80's. The system always sounded heavy in the bass, mid bass, and high frequencies; with a thin mid range - I always thought it was the speakers. When I installed the Onkyo, it sounded like a new system. The audio quality is now balanced and very clean.

This 2 channel system is being used for movies/home theater; we have no interest in multi-channel surround. The FM section seems to perform well, but we are not really using it.

I highly recommend this Onkyo receiver. Its high performance and low cost make it a fantastic value. Abt also sells it for a great price.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good low cost unit but limited features

Nice,straight forward product but lack of HDMI and optical ports makes for limited use in the digital age.

Nice,straight forward product but lack of HDMI and optical ports makes for limited use in the digital age.

Reviewed by 20 customers

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5.0

As Advertised

By Resounding

from Pittsburgh, PA

About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate Controls
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Energy Efficient
  • Good Power Output
  • Good Remote Control
  • Great Sound Quality
  • Performs as advertised
  • Timely Delivery

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Theater

    Comments about Onkyo Black Stereo Receiver:

    None

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very Good!

    By Dave

    from Chicago Area

    About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

    • Poor Reception / Weak Antenna

    Best Uses

    • Basic Systems

    Comments about Onkyo Black Stereo Receiver:

    Excellent amplifier. I prefer it to much more expensive stuff I have used. Great value here!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Very Pleased with Purchase

    By bjdoren

    from Northville, MI

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Power Output
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems
      • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

      Comments about Onkyo Black Stereo Receiver:

      This is a very good basic receiver. It was used to replace an old Yamaha and I didn't want or need to set this up to run an entire Entertainment system. I am streaming iTunes via Airport Express to the unit and wanted the ability to control two sets of speakers (One set indoors and the other outside). This Onkyo works perfectly and I would purchase this again. ABT had the lowest price I could find and shipping was fast and efficient. Overall, I am very pleased with the purchase.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Good Value

      By RogerBB

      from Northampton MA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems

        Comments about Onkyo Black Stereo Receiver:

        Good Quality sound.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        GREAT BUY

        By GRNEYED

        from CHICAGO, IL

        About Me Technically Challenged

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Remote Control
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems

          Comments about Onkyo Black Stereo Receiver:

          NEEDED ANOTHER RECEIVER FOR UPSTAIRS. AS STATED NOT TECHNICALLY KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT CONNECTIONS AND SUCH. BUT THIS RECEIVER WAS EASY TO ADD CD, PHONO, TAPE DECK & IPOD DOCK. EVERYTHING WORKS WONDERFULLY.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good value; good performance

          By Julia

          from Orinda, CA

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Good Power Output
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

          • Speaker wire connection

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems

          Comments about Onkyo Black Stereo Receiver:

          This is a great unit for the price. It accommodates all our stereo equipment, including a turntable (which is hard to find!) The only drawback is that the terminals where the speaker wires are connected in the back are cumbersome and not easy to use if the unit is connected and you have to reach behind it to attach the wires. There are much better designs for this these days.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Simple receiver for the non-techie

          By Mike

          from Boise ID

          About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Technically Challenged

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

          • Poor Reception / Weak Antenna

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems

          Comments about Onkyo Black Stereo Receiver:

          Wanted a highly-rated receiver to handle a simple (2 unit) sound system. This is ideal..no overkill nor complexity. Just an excellent and reasonably-priced unit that was easy to install.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          good product

          By Jabbo

          from cent Fl

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Energy Efficient
          • Good Power Output
          • Good Remote Control
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Onkyo Black Stereo Receiver:

              replaced 30 yr old onkyo receiver/amp

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              2 ch Aanalog Stereo Receiver

              By Robott

              from Newport News, Va.

              About Me Audiophile, Practical, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate Controls
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Good Power Output
              • Great Sound Quality

              Cons

              • Remote Control Angle

              Best Uses

              • Basic Systems
              • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

              Comments about Onkyo Black Stereo Receiver:

              Own several other Onkyo Receivers (5/1) and this brand spells quality all the way around.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Unit shipped very securely and in very quick time. Have purchased several other electronic components from ABT and each time the items have been delivered flawlessly and on time as advertized.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A fine stereo receiver

              By Arto

              from Washington state

              About Me Audiophile, Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate Controls
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Good Power Output
              • Great Sound Quality
              • Lots of inputs available

              Cons

              • None yet

              Best Uses

              • High quality home music

              Comments about Onkyo Black Stereo Receiver:

              great sound and quality construction.
              A little confusing to connect a CD recorder/player so that it can play CDs through the receiver, as was my previous receiver.

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              • No

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