I don’t recall things in the 80’s looking as good as this Onkyo audio gear that is retro themed and described as 80’s inspired. The only thing that makes me think of the 80’s are the big analog gauges on the front of the M-5000R power amp. Those gauges are really cool and look like retro gear to me; the other stuff just looks minimalist.
The M-5000R amp has a modest 80W rating at 8-ohms, but that rating jumps up to 450W at 1-ohm. It also has a symmetrical alignment of power between the left and right channels for better stereo quality and more. The device has all sorts of high-end circuits and components inside to help justify its $2,499 price. The C-7000R is a high-end CD player that is designed to go along with the amp that sells for $1,499. It has a silent disc mechanism and an aluminum tray among other audiophile grade features.
The final of the retro looking components is the P-3000R preamp with a 32-bit Burr-Brown DAC, USB plug for PC audio and high-end features to eliminate jitter and other issues with playback. All of the gear will launch this month at select Onkyo dealers.Filed Under: Technology News