TX-8222 High Fidelity Stereo Receiver
 

Getting Back to the Basics for the Sake of Audio Quality

While new technologies come and go, the fundamentals of competent receiver design remain constant. It is best to think of it in simple terms: a power supply, an input stage, a driver stage, and an output stage that all combine to amplify signals without any loss in quality. The current that actually drives the loudspeakers comes from a power source via the receiver’s power supply. You can never underestimate the importance of the power supply, and all other audio processing functions cannot rule over good solid amplification. This is the direction Onkyo has taken with the TX-8222. Built for those people who value the benefits of time-proven amplification design, the TX-8222 takes core Onkyo technology—and an array of features you’ll actually use—to bring you a no-nonsense stereo receiver that will deliver audio and radio signals with agreeable quality.

Subwoofer
Power Output (Stereo at 8 ohm, 20 Hz-20 kHz, FTC) 50 W/Ch
Dynamic Power** (4 ohm) 105 W/Ch
Discrete Output Stage x
6 ohm Capable x
4 ohm Capable x
Multiroom Connection x
Video Input/Output Terminals - / -
Audio Input/Output Terminals 6/2
Number of Presets 40
Preset Station Naming
APR (Automatic Precision Reception) System
Direct Access Tuning x
Automatic/Manual Tuning x
Headphone Jack x
Sleep Timer x
Color Coded Speaker Terminals
RI-Compatible Remote Control x
Comb Filter for Composite to S
HDMI Video Upconversion
HDMI Switching Input/Output
Cinema Re-EQ
DTS 96/24
Dolby ProLogic IIx
Front-Panel Optical
Time Base Correction (TBC)
DS-A1 Compatible x
Enhanced IPOD Compatibility x
XM-Ready
Zone 2 Subwoofer
Zone 2 Composite Video
Zone 2 OSD
Amplifier Section
Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz-20 kHz, FTC)50 W/Ch
Dynamic Power*105 W/Ch/70 W/Ch
THD (Rated Power)0.08 %
Frequency Response10 Hz-100 kHz (+/- 1 dB)
Phono Overload (1 kHz)
Phono(MM)80 dB (IHF-A, 5 mV input)
CD-Tape100 dB (IHF-A)
Tuner Section
Usable Sensitivity
FM Mono15.2 dBf, (75 ohm IHF)
FM Stereo22.2 dBf, (75 ohm IHF)
AM300 uV
S/N Ratio (FM Mono/FM Stereo/AM)73 dB (IHF-A)/67 dB (IHF-A)/40 dB
THD (FM Mono/FM Stereo/AM)0.3 %/0.5 %/0.7 %
FM Stereo Separation 40 dB at 1 kHz
General
Dimensions (W x H x D)17 1/8"" x 5 7/8"" x 12 11/16""
Weight16.5 lbs./7.5 kg