Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Home Audio

Onkyo DS-A5 iPod / iPhone / iPad Dock with AirPlay

Innovative docking station for iPod/iPhone/iPad adds AirPlay wireless audio streaming to new and legacy AV systems from Onkyo and other brands with standard connections.

Onkyo just introduced the DS-A5 iPod/iPhone/iPad Docking station, which adds AirPlay wireless streaming capabilities to Onkyo A/V receivers or other audio products lacking a USB port or an Ethernet connection. The DS-A5 includes a secure digital-to-digital docking and charging connection for most iPod, iPad, and for iPhone up to model 4S. The DS-A5 is Wi-Fi certified and also has an Ethernet port for connection to a home network. In addition to streaming from portable iOS devices, AirPlay also enables high fidelity wireless audio streaming of audio files from iTunes-equipped personal computers.

When the device is docked, a digital audio output can be employed to deliver signals directly to a receiver’s DACs for clearer, more expansive sound. Analog stereo audio outputs are also provided to provide compatibility with virtually any component that has analog stereo inputs. A composite video output on the DS-A5 makes it easier than ever to view photos and video on the big screen with room-filling cinema sound. Furthermore, the user can control playback with the supplied remote as their iOS device is recharged.

When the DS-A5 is linked to an Onkyo A/V or stereo receiver via the supplied RI (Remote Interactive) cable, the user may power up the system simply by selecting content on their iOS device, and tapping the AirPlay icon. RI has the added advantage of incorporating DS-A5 functionality into the main system remote controller.

The DS-A5 can also be used to add AirPlay capability to non-Onkyo hi-fi and AV systems, standalone DACs, etc., minus, of course, the above stated benefits of RI connectivity.

Price & Availibity
The Onkyo DS-A5 iPod/iPhone/iPad Dock is available now for $199.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Our Reviews

Reviews

BDI sets a high bar with another modern media console designed to conceal all your electronics and a sound bar in an elegant ventilated...

Reviews

Nobody needs to be reminded that the past four months have taken a toll on our collective psyches; being quarantined for months in New...

LG Electronics

The LG Tone Free Earbuds with Meridian technology include a unique UV-light disinfecting wireless charging case and are undeniably better sounding than AirPods.

LG Electronics

A go-anywhere portable wireless speaker with multi color lighting effects that leaps to the top of its class thanks to Meridian Audio technology.

Computers

Rock solid adjustable motorized standing desk that raises or lowers at the touch of a button. Budget priced at only $379.

Master & Dynamic

The Master & Dynamic MW07 Go ($199) is probably a better pick for most people, however the MW07 Plus ($299) has better sound quality...

You May Also Like

Articles

The history of audiophile brands AMR and iFi-Audio expressed through the eyes of Thorsten Loesch, while serving as Head of Design and Chief Designer.

Articles

I discovered not everybody agreed that high resolution audio sounded any better than a CD.

Articles

Take the quiz, So You Think You’re and Audiophile and compare your results. Or, if you just want to know all the correct answers, read them all...

Home Audio

MQA Support Continues to Grow at Munich HIGH END show MQA, the ground-breaking music technology originated by Meridian Audio, is now in active discussions...

Advertisement

ecoustics is the unbiased resource for the latest technology news, coolest gadgets, and best consumer electronics. Plus get product reviews, roundups and deals from all over the web on everything electronic. Read more



Copyright © 1999-2020 ecoustics | Disclaimer: ecoustics may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.