Onkyo TX-8260 review & specs

Onkyo TX-8260 Detailed Review - Wallet-Friendly Option

Onkyo TX-8260

The Japanese brand of fine audio electronics Onkyo has come up with a new budget option. The AV receiver Onkyo TX-8260 is affordable and reliable, yet extremely boring and somewhat basic.

If you care about the price and energy consumption it might be just what you need. A very simple intuitive menu makes it great for the whole family. Is this AV receiver great? Yes. Do we like it? Not really. Check out the Onkyo TX-8260 review to see if you need to have this receiver in your house.

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Design

The AV receiver looks very modern and stylish. It has a black display with white lettering. The panels have a matte black metal finish with matte metallic buttons. All buttons are smooth and round. Overall the look is not symmetrical although very cohesive.

Features

Onkyo TX-8260 is pretty power saving with its operational power being only 310 W and standby power consumption is 0.15 W.

Do not try to find any built-in decoders for there are none. There are no Dolby or DTS, forget them. If you care for some modern cool technologies, look elsewhere. Built-in timer and clock are available.

Onkyo TX-8260 plays all major types of audio formats. You can play Apple Lossless, AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA, FLAC. The only missing format is AIFF.

Performance

The performance is good; this receiver behaves really well just like any other Onkyo product. You do not have that many cool modern options or connections but the existing features work amazing.

Sound Quality

You get to enjoy a good clear sound with no surrounding sound effects. You do get to have a stereo of course. There is no digital sound processor.

Connectivity

Onkyo TX-8260 specs are also pretty modest; you will not find any cool modern features here. You do get to enjoy a single subwoofer input, one phono input, and one USB. There are 7 AV inputs, 2 optical digital inputs, 2 coaxial digital inputs. There are no optical, coaxial or HDMI outputs.

It works with Sonos and can be a part of your Sonos home cinema. Onkyo TX-8260 also works with Chromecast so you can run music from your phone or computer.

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and USB are all available. This means that you can run music streaming services like Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music, Deezer, Tidal etc.

Setup

The setup might be quite challenging as the guide could have been clearer and the Wi-Fi alignment could have been easier and simpler. But if you have used AV receivers before things will be simpler for you.

If you think about some customer support help, unfortunately, that is not an option as company reps are really hard to reach.

Conclusion

The best advice I can give you is you should buy it if you are on a budget and appreciate durability and efficiency. Onkyo TX-8260 is pretty affordable for a luxury brand product and will serve you well for the years to come.

You might get tired of it pretty fast as it is a pretty basic option but if you are not a tech-savvy person this AV receiver might be good for you.

Common features

Product

Onkyo TX-8260

Model

TX-8260

Brand

Onkyo

Rating

3.9 of 5

Reviews

16

Functions

Digital player

Internet radio

Network audio player

Amplifier class

Audio formats

AAC

AIFF

Apple lossless

DSD

FLAC

MP3

WAV

WMA

Built-in decoders

DTS neural:X

DTS-HD master audio

DTS:X

Dolby atmos

Dolby digital plus

Dolby surround

Dolby true HD

Power device

Operational power consumption

310 W

Standby power consumption

0.15 W

Built-in display

Type

fluorescent

Colour

black

Amplifier

Total output power

190 W

Output power per channel

80 W

Output impedance per channel

8 Ohm

Frequency response

20 Hz-20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.08 %

Number of channels

2

Signal-to-noise ratio

106 dB

Connectivity interfaces

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.3

IEEE 802.3u

Signal processing

HDMI pass-through

Video conversion/scaling

3D pass-through

Upscaling via HDMI

Connector type

AV inputs

7

Optical digital inputs

2

Coaxial digital inputs

2

HDMI inputs

has not

HDMI outputs

has not

Optical digital outputs

has not

Coaxial digital outputs

has not

Subwoofer outputs

1

USB

1

Phones

1

Media content source

Bluetooth

Network

USB-host

Radio

Tuner type

digital

Tuner bands

AM/FM

Preset station qty

40

Additional features

A-B speaker switch

AIR Studios monitor certification

Three-zone capability

X.v.Color

Advanced sound retriever (ASR) technology

Apple air-play support

Audio return channel (ARC)

Bi-amplifying

Deep color

MCACC Pro

Auto power off

Pure direct mode

Dual-zone capability

Smartphone remote control

Sound features

Sound output mode

Stereo Sound

Audio D/A converter

32bit / 384kHz

Surround sound effects

has not

Surround system class

2.0 channel

Digital sound processor (DSP)

DSP preset qty

has not

Digital content protection

Clock

Built-in clock

Sleep timer

Dimensions

Shipping size

12.9 x 17.1 x 5.9 inches

Product weight

18 pounds

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