Asia and Oceania Website
August 30, 2012
OSAKA, JAPAN. Demonstrating its commitment to providing exceptionally good sound quality at all levels of the market, Onkyo is pleased to announce three new additions to its range of high quality stereo separates.
This release comprises two integrated analog amplifiers—the A-9050 and A-9030—and a matching T-4030 DAB+/DAB/FM Tuner, which offers an impressive build specification and exceptional value for money. Both amplifier models feature WRAT amplification boosted by Onkyo’s Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry. And for the first time at this price point, the A-9050 is graced with premium DIDRC dynamic noise reduction technology.
The A-9050 follows the A-9070 stereo amplifier in the Onkyo integrated lineup—a high-end model that was released last year to universal acclaim—while the A-9030 represents realistic buying for customers taking their first steps into the world of high-quality analog amplification.
Both the A-9050 and A-9030 amplifiers are built around a practically bulletproof 1.6 mm anti-resonant metal chassis with aluminum faceplates. Two large capacitors and a high-output EI transformer drive current through the amplifying circuit and discrete triple-transistor output stage for an open and musical performance. Solid copper bus bars provide each individual circuit with a unique link to the power supply, significantly reducing circuit noise compared to conventional circuit designs.
As an integrated amplifier, the A-9050 employs one of the most talented pre-amps in its category, with a powerful Wolfson® 192 kHz/24-bit DAC module and DIDRC technology to cleanse signals of super-high-frequency noise and pulse interference that otherwise affects audio purity. Gold-plated RCA inputs and banana plug-compatible speaker posts also work to improve clarity.
Another unique feature found on both amplifiers is Onkyo’s new PM Bass technology, which counters audio phase shifting by optimizing the phases of low- and mid-frequency sound waves, thereby improving mid-range clarity and enhancing bass response.
The A-9030 and A-9050 feature five analog inputs and one output each, while the more powerful model of the pair adds three digital inputs for lossless PC audio (one optical, two coaxial). The user can connect a compatible CD player and tuner, and if desired, a tape deck. Naturally, a quality MM phono input and a subwoofer output are also included on both models.
One of the best ways to supply these two integrated amps with a vast and ever-changing repertoire of music, talk radio, and other programming is via the T-4030 DAB+/DAB/FM tuner.
Using the Auto Preset function, users can search for and store all radio stations available in their area in one easy operation. With 40 presets for FM and another 40 for DAB+/DAB, listeners have a world of entertainment at their fingertips, ready to enjoy with expansive and detailed sound.
The T-4030 is constructed around a tough anti-vibration metal chassis, and is fronted by solid aluminum faceplate. Thoughtful functionality, close attention to detail, and superlative sonic performance are all hallmarks of the Onkyo brand, and this unit is no exception.
From input to output, audio signals are kept free from interference and smoothed into a pristine analog waveforms by Onkyo’s VLSC™ noise-reduction circuits and Wolfson® DAC module. Backed by a large audio-grade capacitor, the T-4030 delivers a spacious soundstage for all kinds of audio.
With the release of these three classic hi-fi separates, Onkyo hopes to make quality component audio a realistic proposition for a greater number of people. As the initial building blocks of a first hi-fi system, or to renew an existing setup, these models will reignite the listener’s passion for music, creating a whole new generation of Onkyo fans in the process.
Onkyo Corporation, Japan