Onkyo TX-8555 2 Channels Receiver Receivers

2.5/5 (2 Reviews) MSRP : $300.00


Product Description

This streamlined two-channel receiver lets you focus solely on your music or get high-quality sound from movies, broadcasts, and gaming.The TX-8555 is packed with proprietary Onkyo amplifier technology and housed in a sturdy, vibration-resistant chassis.Whether it’s channelling your iPod, SIRIUS satellite Radio, XM Satellite Radio, CDs, or other traditional audio sources, the TX-8555 translates your music with effortless power and finesse. It even offers Zone 2 capability, so you can simultaneously play a separate audio source in a second room.


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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Ian a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2014

Bottom Line:   
I actually bought this for my dad for his birthday (along with a pair of Focal Chorus 726V speakers) and I figured that maybe Onkyo's gear had improved a bit... Not really... My biggest gripe is that it puts out nowhere near the advertised 100 watts... There's this neat little trick where you take the power consumption rating and divide by 4 and you get the real rating... Well Onkyo is smart and only lists the input wattage for the Euro models which is 220 watts... You can probably add about 20 to the U.S. version (they list only the amperage rating) which makes 240 and so your final output wattage would be in the 60 range, which is more likely at 4 ohms. So the output at 8 ohms I would gather is about 45 to 50 watts real world... Now the sound isn't horrible by any stretch of the imagination, but there isn't much sonic weight behind it (and it doesn't help that the Focals need a minimum of 40 watts to get going). I'm running a Rotel preamp into a 90 watt per channel (or 100... Depends on who you listen to) Parasound HCA-800IIpower amp. The power consumption rating is 500 watts so this will put out the 90 (or 100) with relative ease, and pack a nice sonic wallop... So, all in all Onkyo seems to be playing fast and loose with the numbers, but then again so do the rest of the big name companies (Sony, Pioneer, Marantz, Denon, etc.) for the last 20+ years... So people. When you are out receiver (or amp) shopping, check out the the consumption ratings and you may (some list only amperage) get a good idea what they really put out... Get your money's worth.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2010



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by vanwilder42 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2009

Bottom Line:   
Great sound, full range, rich and powerful with Zero distortion. If you just wanna hook up a set of speakers or two this thing can't be touched for the money. The instructions and remote however have been very frustrating to figure out and change settings. The instructions tell you in 4 simple steps how to change the receiver for your 6 Ohm speakers, but it never works. Plus to make it worse everytime I tried to do this it just freezes up the receiver and then I'd have to do a total reboot and start over like it was out of the box again, all programming and radio stations lost. Very frustrating and I havent even tried hooking up a subwoofer yet, I dread finding more of the same mess. But it does sound Very Excellent and has no problem with out of box settings powering both my sets of speakers at the same time. So a mix of great sound but very poor and instructions. If anyone has any advice feel free to email me.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2008




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