The company hopes to make "the stereo" relevant again.
Not too long ago, before music was listened to on MP3 players, phones, and laptops, a stereo system was an essential. Onkyo's new receiver aims to bring those days back by allowing you to play back songs from just about any source you have.
The TX-8050 boasts a USB port on the front panel for MP3 players, an Ethernet jack that will let you stream music from the net or from your home network, and an Onkyo Universal Port for peripherals like iPod docks and HD Radio tuners.
It also has a phono input and both analog and digital inputs for CD players, like the new C-7030. Onkyo's new player offers a high precision clock, Onkyo's VLSC to reduce noise and a custom built EI transformer.
The TX-8050 and C-7030 will be available in April. You'll be paying $399 for the receiver and $249 for the CD player.