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Anyone heard of a 2 channel Network Ready receiver with a USB port for iPod?
 

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Originally Posted by gregzoll  /t/1467455/networkable-2-channel-receivers#post_23181631


There are plenty out there. You just do not hook up the sub-woofer and other sets of speakers.

LOL, yes they are called AVRs. That is my 2 channel networked reciever (Denon 3311ci).
 

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Except for bass management the above mentioned Onkyo is more flexible in terms of inputs and services than all AVRs but the latest higher end models from Denon or Marantz. It's a solid unit, and more affordable.
 

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Originally Posted by bareyb  /t/1467455/networkable-2-channel-receivers#post_23181577


Anyone heard of a 2 channel Network Ready receiver with a USB port for iPod?

Dedicated 2-channel only receivers are a dying breed. I have not seen a 5.1 ir 7.1 AVR that wouldn't be a splendid 2.0 or 2.a receiver if configured that way.


Once you get over the desire for just 2 channels, the world opens up before you!
 

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Originally Posted by Nethawk  /t/1467455/networkable-2-channel-receivers#post_23182362


Except for bass management the above mentioned Onkyo is more flexible in terms of inputs and services than all AVRs but the latest higher end models from Denon or Marantz. It's a solid unit, and more affordable.

Hmm, here is its stated feature set @ $379

http://www.onkyousa.com/Products/model.php?m=TX-8050&class=Receiver&source=prodClass


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Internet Radio and Music Streaming Service Connectivity (vTuner, Last.fm, SIRIUS XM Internet Radio®, Mediafly, Pandora®, Slacker, Napster, Rhapsody®)

80 w/ch, 8 ohm, 20Hz-20kHz, 0.08% THD, FTC

Direct Digital (USB)connection of iPod®/iPhone®

Compatible with UWF-1 Wireless LAN Adapter (via USB)

Zone2 pre-out

Subwoofer pre-out

Phono Input

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Other than the phono input (obtainable with an $50 outboard device)


What is there that can't be found on a $379 AVR or making an allowance for the phono input, a $329 AVR?


It appears to me that the AVR would have one big user-oriented feature that the 8050 lacks: Audyssey. The AVR would also have a far more extensive built-in upgrade path and support for more modern media formats.
 

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Spotify :) which is also included in the Onkyo's streaming services. It's a must for me anyway.


I hear ya, I think I'm going to upgrade to a mid-level Denon from this year's lineup just for bass control. My office system deserves it. That said, I have been perfectly pleased with the Onkyo.
 

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Originally Posted by Nethawk  /t/1467455/networkable-2-channel-receivers/0_100#post_23182824


Spotify :)

spotify is available on many avr's in the same price range as the 8050. onkyo alone has it avalaible on the 414, 515, RC460 and probably others that i am too lazy to look up. Denon's new e300 also has spotify.


:)
 

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I'm not denying that there are others, just stating that for pure 2 channel requirements the Onkyo is pretty well packed with features for the price. Zone 2 pre-outs and 4 ohm compatibility are also included. I've done my research, I have to step up to Denon 2113ci for an upgrade that fits (most of) my needs.


Arny, out of curiosity, what other media formats do you see necessary for 2 channel setup?
 

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Originally Posted by Nethawk  /t/1467455/networkable-2-channel-receivers#post_23182966


I'm not denying that there are others, just stating that for pure 2 channel requirements the Onkyo is pretty well packed with features for the price. Zone 2 pre-outs and 4 ohm compatibility are also included. I've done my research, I have to step up to Denon 2113ci for an upgrade that fits (most of) my needs.


Arny, out of curiosity, what other media formats do you see necessary for 2 channel setup?

Since I use a modern AVR that supports pretty much every format out there, I don't have any issues.


I like that feeling. ;-)
 

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My issue with using modern avr's for 2 channel audio is you need them connected to a tv/monitor in order to easily change settings or access a setup menu. I'd like to be able to easilt see settings on the receiver screen.
 

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Originally Posted by benfica1  /t/1467455/networkable-2-channel-receivers#post_23183670


My issue with using modern avr's for 2 channel audio is you need them connected to a tv/monitor in order to easily change settings or access a setup menu. I'd like to be able to easilt see settings on the receiver screen.

That varies with the AVR you choose. My Yammy's setup is via the little alphanumeric screen on the AVR.
 

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Originally Posted by benfica1  /t/1467455/networkable-2-channel-receivers#post_23183670


My issue with using modern avr's for 2 channel audio is you need them connected to a tv/monitor in order to easily change settings or access a setup menu. I'd like to be able to easilt see settings on the receiver screen.

You only need do it once though.
 
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