Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Hi-Fi Components

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

dsa5_iphone_300

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Your email address will not be published.

Advertisement

You May Also Like

News

DTS Play-Fi brings its eco-system to more multi-room wireless streaming audio and home theater products, including TVs and also adds immersive surround sound.

Home Theater

The last remaining piece of Onkyo has officially filed for bankruptcy in Japan, but that may not be the last of the Onkyo brand...

Music

Xandrie SA just purchased Japan's e-onkyo Music and that's great news for Qobuz which is now better positioned to expand into Asia.

A/V Receivers & Preamp/Processors

CEDIA 2021 looks iffy right now but the Onkyo TX-RZ50 9.2 channel AVR is available for pre-order and shipping in a few weeks.

Hi-Fi Components

Onkyo have been purchased again? We're starting to lose count in regard to new partners and owners. VOXX and Sharp this time.

A/V Receivers & Preamp/Processors

Affordable 7.2-ch Surround Sound with 4K HDR, Bluetooth and Music Optimizer Onkyo USA today announced the TX-SR383 7.2-Channel AV Receiver, an entry-level model for...

New Products

You read this correct. Onkyo believes there is still a market for people who want new audio equipment to listen to compact discs, combined...

MP3 Players

Onkyo USA just released two new portable digital audio players for on-the-go audiophiles. The new models include the DP-X1A ($800) and the smaller sized...

Advertisement

ecoustics is a hi-fi and music magazine offering product reviews, podcasts, news and advice for aspiring audiophiles, home theater enthusiasts and headphone hipsters. Read more

Copyright © 1999-2022 ecoustics | Disclaimer: We may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.