Onkyo TX-8020 Review

Onkyo TX-8020
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Onkyo TX-8020 review

Many buyers aim to find an AV receiver with good equipment, an advanced decoder, and powerful amplifiers, and the Onkyo TX-8020 is sure to be the favorite. After careful consideration of the model, we gave it a 4.2 out of 10. The overall rating is too low, we would not recommend choosing this receiver. The manufacturer released this model in 2013. The receiver is fitted with an amplifier capable of managing 2.0 channels.

Onkyo TX-8020 Pros

  • Like any modern receiver, TX-8020 has a Phono (MM) input for connecting a phonograph or turntable.
  • Can stream audio using the AirPlay protocol.
  • The reviewed receiver has a Pure Direct mode, when used it feeds sound directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
  • When using the TX-8020, it is possible to switch between the main and additional set of speakers - speaker A/B switching.

Onkyo TX-8020 Cons

  • The receiver has not a function of wireless connection to the Internet via Wi-Fi.
  • In the model under review Bluetooth support is not implemented.
  • This receiver can not play content from external media.
  • Dolby Atmos technology has not been included.
  • Can not manage the DTS:X surround format.
  • Does not support for HDR.
  • 4K pass-through support is not implemented.
  • HDMI ARC function not implemented.
  • HDMI eARC function not implemented.
  • The manufacturer does not claim support for HDMI CEC.
  • It is not possible to use the HDMI pass-through in standby mode, which could allow the TV to receive the original signal from the source even when the receiver is turned off.
  • Onkyo TX-8020 is unable to use Amazon Music.
  • Spotify music is not supported.
  • There is no voice control function.
  • Does not have an automatic power-off when idle.
  • Energy-saving ECO mode is not implemented.
  • Bi-amping is not available.
  • The Onkyo TX-8020 can not use the auto speaker calibration.
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Onkyo TX-8020 back and front view

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Onkyo TX-8020 specs and features

Amplifier

Channels 2.0
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm 90/6
Output impedance, Ohm 6
Frequency response 10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, % 0.03

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC) 192 KHz/24-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibration
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio features WRAT

Connectivity

Wi-Fi
USB 0
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)
DLNA
MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay) AirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming services has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output 0/0
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)
Subwoofer output (LFE) 1
Headphone output 1 x 6.3
Optical digital input 0
Coaxial digital input 0
Composite input 0
Component input/output 0/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectors phones
Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)
4K signal pass-through
8K signal pass-through
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversion
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video features has not

Additional features

Voice control
App control iPhone, iPod
Display colour OSD
Tuner AM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware update
Other additional features has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones has not
Zone audio output has not
Zone HDMI output has not
Multi-room control has not
RS-232 0
Remote control input/output (IR) 1/0
DC trigger output (12V) 0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other) has not
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other) has not
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3
WMA
AAC
WAV
FLAC
ALAC
Other audio file formats has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W 180
Standby consumption, W 0.15
Removable power cord

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches 43.5 x 15 x 32.8/ 17 x 6.5 x 13
Weight, kg/lbs 9.6/19.8

Other

Release year 2013