Onkyo just announced the release of two components outfitted with the technological features needed to compete in today's marketplace. These new components are the A-9070 Integrated Stereo Amplifier and C-7070 CD player.
A-9070 Integrated Stereo Amplifier
The A-9070 amplifier offers four modes--integrated amp, poweramp, pre-amp, and split power/pre-amp--to provide flexibility when incorporating other components into the hi-fi system. Alone, it provides 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 also included.
C-7070 Compact Disc Player
The C-7070 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.
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