“ A very simple to use and hassle free amp. At the lower end in terms of price, it looks sleek and has a range of different connectivity options. Reliability is good. „
When searching for an integrated amp a few months ago I found this product at a very reasonable price. My housemate owned one already so I knew how good it was. And I have to say I've been very pleased with my purchase so far. Its best feature: 5 separate audio components. I own a Sony laptop, iPod, decks and many CDs, so I was able to connect all of those separate devices at the same time and flick between them at will. It can also accommodate TWO sets of speakers, ideal for larger sound systems. Its other plus points are it's simple, user-friendly control panel and remote (you can rotate the volume dial on the amp remotely, which I thought was a nice touch!). Sound quality of course dependent on speaker system - I've got a pair of Wharfsdale Floorstanding Speakers with in-built subwoofer, which produces a very high quality sound. I would recommend either the black or silver model at around £150, would NOT recommend buying the CD player + amp package (around £300) as I have used a much cheaper external CD player which works a treat. Since I've only had it for 2 months I can't comment on long-term reliability, but my housemate has had the same system for over 12 months without problems.
This is a great amp that works well with my Stanton record player as well as being able to plug in my iphone to play music. The amp is very easy to use and the remote works well with the device as the volume nozzle moves as you change the volume via the remote. There is also an easy system to change between outputs. The audio quality on the device is great and I have had no problems with the amp so far (although I have only had the amp for half a year). The downside to the amp is that it did not come with all the required cables needed to put my record player in. However the cable is cheap and works well. It is quite large but from what I saw I did not see many amps much smaller than this.
Overall the amp looks fine and works easily and has some great sound quality but this will also depend hugely on the speakers.
Onkyo is one of those companies that has really gotten me upset. In the past year, I've needed to take this amplifier for repairs for the same problem! And at the end of the day, it still doesn't work and they won't replace the defected amplifier with a new one. Their customer service is very, very bad and I would suggest that you don't buy any products from Onkyo. The amplifier itself has a decent design with good features but it's not very durable and has poor workmanship. The knobs work for some time until they when you spin them, nothing seems to be responding. Always, the back connectors have shorts after awhile and the whole workmanship of this product is shoddy. Not only that, but when the product goes bad, the company will not stand buy it's warranty. Overall, do not buy this product as there are much better alternatives on the market at the same price.