iPod/iPhone/iPad Dock

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Free to Roam and Stream with Wireless AirPlay RI Dock

Owners of Onkyo A/V receivers and stereo amplifiers—particularly older units that lack a USB or ethernet port—can now enjoy the convenience of wireless audio streaming with the DS-A5 iPod/iPhone/iPad Dock. The DS-A5—which connects to your system via analog or digital audio outputs—features AirPlay for streaming over the home network. Just select an audio or video file, touch the AirPlay icon, and the dock powers up your system and commences playback. Or, with a few clicks of the mouse, you can send music wirelessly from your computer’s iTunes library to the DS-A5 for playback over your hi-fi or home theater. Superior sound quality is assured when using the digital audio output, which transports the signal directly to your Onkyo receiver’s audiophile-grade Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs). A composite video output enables movie and photo playback from iOS device on your TV, while an RI connection centralizes control of your system into one main remote. With the DS-A5, you can dock your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad anytime for a recharge, or continue using it anywhere in the house while streaming your favorite music at the same time.

Connecting the iOS Family with Onkyo Systems

Linked to your Onkyo system, the DS-A5 allows you to play audio and video files from your compatible iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad device. Now you can enjoy your music through a high-fidelity sound system and share photos and videos on your living-room display.

AirPlay Integrates Your Digital Life

AirPlay lets you connect your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad to your compatible Onkyo product with no wires, cable, or clutter. As well as streaming audio, still images, and video from your portable iOS device over the home network, users can also play tracks from their PC or Mac-based iTunes library on their Onkyo sound system. AirPlay also enables automatic system start up and input selection.

Using AirPlay

Added Control Through RI Functionality

The DS-A5 can also be connected through Onkyo’s proprietary RI (Remote Interactive) interface. This gives you access to a variety of useful functions, such as System On/Off, Auto Power On, Auto Selector (Direct Change), and Sleep Timer. To simplify things even further, the RI terminal also allows you to use your main Onkyo system remote to control the DS-A5 dock.

DS-A5 with iPhone

DS-A5 with iPad

Supplied Accessories


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AirPlay and Onkyo—
Setting Your Music Free

  • AirPlay and Onkyo Setting Your Music Free


Audio and Video Playback from iPod touch/iPhone/iPad

Link with Onkyo A/V Receiver and Hi-Fi Components via RI (Remote Interactive) Control

AirPlay Capability

Wi-Fi Certified

Ethernet Port

Analog and Digital Audio Outputs

Composite Video Output

Recharges Device During Media Playback

Auto Power On and Auto Selector Function When Connected to RI


iPod nano (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Generations)

iPod touch (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Generations)

iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S

iPad, iPad (Wi-Fi + 3G), iPad 2 (Wi-Fi), iPad 2 (Wi-Fi + 3G), New iPad
Updating iPod/iPhone/iPad software is advised before using the DS-A5.


Dimensions (W x H x D) : 121 x 136 x 54 mm

Weight: 223 g

Due to a policy of continuous product improvement, Onkyo reserves the right to change specifications and appearance without notice.

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