Onkyo announced the release of two top-quality hi-fi components armed with the technological features.
The A-9070 Integrated Stereo Amplifier and C-7070 CD player offer great design, rugged engineering, a multitude of connectivity options, and a pure sound.
The A-9070 amplifier offers four discrete modes - integrated amp, power amp, pre-amp, and split power/pre-amp - to provide flexibility when incorporating other components into the hi-fi system. Alone, it provides ample power with a parallel push-pull amplification design, three-stage inverted Darlington circuitry, dedicated Wolfson 192 kHz/24-bit DACs for symmetrically designed L/R channels, and four large 15,000 µF capacitors.
To preserve signal integrity, the unit features DIDRC (Dynamic Intermodulation Distortion Reduction Circuitry). Closed ground-loop circuits and vibration-damping construction combine to produce clear sound across a wide dynamic range. An independent headphone amplifier, a phonograph equalizer, and gold-plated audio terminals/speaker posts are evidence of high build quality.
C-7070 Compact Disc Player
The C-7070 has been designed to play back a wide range of audio formats while preserving the integrity of the signal. The unit is engineered around this objective, featuring vibration-damping brass legs, a 1.6 mm flat base, a full-floating circuit board, a pair of Wolfson 192 kHz/24-bit DACs, and Onkyo?s Dynamic Intermodulation Distortion Reduction Circuitry.
The C-7070 connects to iPod/iPhone devices via the USB port, and can play music off flash-memory drives. Other features include a three-stage dimmer function, a brushed aluminum front panel, a silent aluminum CD tray, gold-plated audio terminals, and headphone amplifier differential circuitry.
The A-9070 and C-7070 will both be available in November with suggested retail prices of $1299 and $799, respectively.
New "iOnly" Family of Products for Apple Portable Devices
Onkyo also today introduced it's new "iOnly" family of products, which will consist of three compact music players and docking systems designed for the iPod, iPhone, and iPad.
The three models, iOnly Play (ABX-100), iOnly Stream (ABX-N300), and iOnly Bass (SBX-300) offer high power, sound quality, and unique styling. Additionally, iOnly models are designed with easily cleaned surfaces, and the recharging dock and controls are protected from dust when not in use.
The first model to be introduced in this series is the iOnly Play, which is designed specifically for iPod and iPhone devices. The second model will be the iOnly Bass, which will also accommodate the iPad. The iOnly Stream will follow later this year.
The iOnly Play has a flat-back exterior, brushed-aluminium base and cover, and dimmable foot lighting. The sliding cover also conceals and protects a graphical LCD display and touch-screen control buttons.
With the iOnly Bass, the docking port is on the lower front edge of the chassis providing solid support for an iPad. It also delivers sound through a pair of full-range speakers and tuned subwoofer port.
Onkyo's iOnly Play and iOnly Bass will be available in October with a suggested retail price of $249 each.