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I reckon this has the perfect feature set in any integrated amp, the only draw back is that it would not be "audiophile certified" still sounds pretty darn good to me but imagine if some of the more boutique brands put all this in their products.

Onkyo TX-8270

https://www.intl.onkyo.com/products/hi-fi_components/receivers/tx-8270/index.html

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Are we talking price-relative also?
If not, the Lyngdorf TDAI-3400 has a "similar" feature set, but with world-class room correction DSP tech and is a fully Roon Ready product.

Yeah that’s pretty good, need optional modules for hdmi and to be nit picky the Onkyo has google voice control if that floats your boat.
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3 minutes ago, powerav said:


Yeah that’s pretty good, need optional modules for hdmi and to be nit picky the Onkyo has google voice control if that floats your boat.

The Onkyo certainly ticks the boxes relative to its price, but I would have no need for HDMI capability for example, so to me that's an added feature that isn't value added.

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On 19/02/2019 at 7:01 PM, Hydrology said:

The Onkyo certainly ticks the boxes relative to its price, but I would have no need for HDMI capability for example, so to me that's an added feature that isn't value added.

is that any different to many integrateds that include a phono input?  

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On 19/02/2019 at 6:13 PM, warweary said:

Great features buy I wonder why the power rating is at 6 ohms and 10% thd, seems poor specs.

I still like it, but the perfect "super" integrated is the Harmon/Kardon HK990.

doesn't seem to have the digital integration of the Onkyo which you can hook straight into the network for local or internet streaming plus there's the multi room capabilities

 

indeed while maybe not top shelf i do like how they are re-defining what you can do with in the name of 2 channel stereo. some integrateds still label the analogue inputs as tape or tuner, which i find a bit behind the times   

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11 hours ago, Batty said:

But how does it sound?

For me it is fit for purpose, I was after a general day to day system that I could zone to an outside area which also has a tv so I can watch music concerts and videos with better sound through outdoor speakers, something I can fully control with a tablet, integrate with google home network, all the streaming apps etc. the only products I thought could do this was an avr so I was happy when I found the Onkyo as this sounds vastly better than any avr that I have had.

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FWIW i run the unit (TX-8150) superseded by the TX-8270. not sure of the delta - more power, HDMI, and multi-room.

it gets solid reviews for its position in the market - 

https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/onkyo-tx-8150 (9/10)

https://www.whathifi.com/onkyo/tx-8150/review (5 star)

 

coupled with my PSB bookshelves its on the warm side with good rhythm - compared to my mates Rotel + LS50 , which although much more detailed isn't as engaging for outright toe taping. i mostly listen to vinyl (see my sig for details) and 320kbps streaming, but i when I have put hi-res digital through it I've found it impressive with showcasing the difference. my set up is definitely on the forgiving side without compromising the musics intent.

 

I've been entertaining options for a replacement / 2nd system amp, and from a pure convenience point of view including WAF the TX-8270 is up there on the list without getting a separate digital stage. i was thinking of running my current Onkyo it into a decent 2nd hand power amp to see what that did.

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5 hours ago, wasabijim said:

I've been entertaining options for a replacement / 2nd system amp, and from a pure convenience point of view including WAF the TX-8270 is up there on the list without getting a separate digital stage.

I think it's a perfect second system. Outlaw Audio https://outlawaudio.com/products/rr2160.html make something similar and is suppose to sound better but unfortunately they are not sold here.

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On 19/02/2019 at 7:03 PM, powerav said:

I reckon this has the perfect feature set in any integrated amp

 

Parasound Halo Integrated, designed by John Curl (up there with Nelson Pass) and it even has a dac (ESS Saber in your into DS dacs)

 

http://www.parasound.com/hint6.php

 

Cheers George 

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Certainly packs a lot in for the money! 

just checked some pricing and can be had for under $1000!

 

Im not totally in the know on specs etc but looks like it has enough power to run most speakers comfortably and at under a grand you could hook up a dac magic (if wanted an upgraded ext dac) or something similar and you’re done for about $1500 or less

 

 

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3 hours ago, georgehifi said:

 

Parasound Halo Integrated, designed by John Curl (up there with Nelson Pass) and it even has a dac (ESS Saber in your into DS dacs)

 

http://www.parasound.com/hint6.php

 

Cheers George 

Yes that is my dream product and has something that I think no other amps have but all should, dual subwoofer ht Bypass mode. Just need $6000 ?

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Naim Uniti Star includes a CD player alongside streaming and amplification technology. The custom-integrated CD drive also doubles as a ripper, making Uniti Star the most versatile all-in-one in the range.

 

 

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4 hours ago, georgehifi said:

 

Parasound Halo Integrated, designed by John Curl (up there with Nelson Pass) and it even has a dac (ESS Saber in your into DS dacs)

 

http://www.parasound.com/hint6.php

 

Cheers George 

Would have gone for the Halo when I upgraded my integrated 3 years ago if I'd had the extra $2k.

Also considered the HK990, but settled on the Rotel RA-1570 which ticked all the boxes for me.

Equivalent Marantz and Yamaha models at the time lacked digital inputs.

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50 minutes ago, surprisetech said:

Would have gone for the Halo when I upgraded my integrated 3 years ago if I'd had the extra $2k

 

Very cheap to buy used in the US, and easy for even the non-technical to change from 110v to 230v with the switch on the back.

Seems like you can get one for less than $2kus, he's asking for offers. Only $165 shipping.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Parasound-Halo-Integrated-Amplifier-USB-DAC-Phono-Stage-Digital-Inputs/333086373776?hash=item4d8d7eb790:g:apkAAOSwstNcbyE2:rk:1:pf:1&frcectupt=true

 

Cheers George

 

 

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35 minutes ago, georgehifi said:

Very cheap to buy used in the US, and easy for even the non-technical to change from 110v to 230v with the switch on the back.

Seems like you can get one for less than $2kus, he's asking for offers. Only $165 shipping.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Parasound-Halo-Integrated-Amplifier-USB-DAC-Phono-Stage-Digital-Inputs/333086373776?hash=item4d8d7eb790:g:apkAAOSwstNcbyE2:rk:1:pf:1&frcectupt=true

 

Cheers George

Thanks George.  I'll keep that in mind, but not the right time at the moment and I'm actually very happy with the Rotel.

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11 hours ago, Bunno77 said:

I like the features of this and the little siblings. A little expensive but sound fantastic and run speakers well. Not sure on HT Bypass...

Chromecast is fantastic for visitors.

https://www.naimaudio.com/product/uniti-nova

very nice

 

anyone know approx $AUD?? 

and is the 80-watts enough? 

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