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.