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Onkyo TX-8160

Stereo receiver with Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, and Apple® AirPlay®

Item # 580TX8160

Today's feature-packed home theater receivers are awesome, but if you're a serious music listener, a two-channel...

Today's feature-packed home theater receivers are awesome, but if you're a serious music listener, a two-channel...

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Item # 580TX8160

About the Onkyo TX-8160

A new take on an old classic

Today's feature-packed home theater receivers are awesome, but if you're a serious music listener, a two-channel stereo receiver with connections for all your components may be your most sensible choice. The Onkyo TX-8160 combines a classic stereo receiver design with cutting-edge features for enjoying both digital and analog music sources. Onkyo's low-distortion Wide Range Amplification Technology gives you authentic, dynamic sound, while the receiver's 32-bit/384 kHz DAC helps bring out the best in any digital audio format, from high-resolution audio files to streamed music.

A new take on an old classic

Today's feature-packed home theater receivers are awesome, but if you're a serious music listener, a two-channel stereo receiver with connections for all your components may be your most sensible choice. The Onkyo TX-8160 combines a classic stereo receiver design with cutting-edge features for enjoying both digital and analog music sources. Onkyo's low-distortion Wide Range Amplification Technology gives you authentic, dynamic sound, while the receiver's 32-bit/384 kHz DAC helps bring out the best in any digital audio format, from high-resolution audio files to streamed music.

All the right connections

With seven analog inputs and four digital inputs, the TX-8160 has ample connections for your audio gear, from CD players to cassette decks. A dedicated phono input gives you a direct connection for a turntable, and there's even a set of analog stereo line outputs for audio dubbing. A front-panel USB port gives you convenient access to digital music files stored on a thumb drive, but all of the above is only about half of the equation — the TX-8160 has some very compelling wireless listening features as well.

Wireless capability expands your listening options

When it comes to music, we understand there's no such thing as too many choices. The TX-8160's networking capability lets you play songs from your personal digital music library, but why stop there? Support for the most popular streaming services like Pandora®, Spotify®, and SiriusXM Internet radio opens up an abundance of new listening options. You can listen to Internet radio stations anywhere in the world via TuneIn radio. Apple AirPlay lets you stream music from a compatible Apple device, while Bluetooth lets you stream from nearly any phone, tablet, or computer. The receiver remembers up to eight Bluetooth-enabled devices, making it easy for family and friends to share their music too.

Music in different rooms

Playback from such a capable music receiver shouldn't be confined to just one room, so the TX-8160 gives you the ability to spread your music through different parts of the house. A/B speaker connections mean you can add a second pair of speakers in another room or outdoor area. You can play the same source in both places simultaneously, or use the A/B switch to select the area you want to listen in. Zone 2 preamp outputs also send audio to a different room with a power amp and speakers. (You can play the same source in both zones, or a different source in Zone 2.) A dedicated DAC for Zone 2 lets you enjoy digital sources and even streamed music outside of your main listening area.

A convenient control app ties it all together

Onkyo's free Remote app for iOS and Android™ lets you control your music with your phone or tablet from any room in the house. The app lets you switch sources and control volume, along with adjusting bass and treble settings. It also shows you a list of supported streaming services to choose from, giving you full control over them from within the app.

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Product highlights:

  • 80 watts x 2 into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD
  • high-current amplifier design with large power transformer
  • built-in Wi-Fi for listening to music from a networked PC, free Internet radio, and music services
    • includes support for Pandora®, SiriusXM Internet radio, and free Internet radio streams with TuneIn (subscription required for some services)
    • Spotify® Connect lets you play Spotify's streaming music library through the receiver via your smartphone or tablet (requires Spotify app and a premium subscription)
  • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music listening with smartphones, tablets, and compatible computers
  • Apple AirPlay for streaming music from an iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® or computer running iTunes®
  • DLNA-certified to ensure optimal compatibility with other network-enabled audio equipment
  • plays high-resolution digital music files from a USB storage device or networked computer
    • PCM files up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution; DSD files up to 5.6 MHz
  • Onkyo's free remote app lets you use your Apple or Android™ device as a Wi-Fi remote
  • 40 AM/FM presets
    • 4 front-panel preset buttons let you store your favorite AM/FM or Internet radio stations for easy access
  • 4 digital audio inputs (2 optical and 2 coaxial)
  • 7 analog audio inputs (including MM phono for a turntable)
  • analog audio outputs include:
    • stereo RCA output for Zone 2 amp and speakers
    • 1 mono RCA output for powered subwoofer
  • binding post speaker connectors
  • 1/4" headphone jack
  • sleep timer
  • remote control
  • 17-1/8"W x 5-7/8"H x 12-15/16"D
  • weight: 18.3 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # TX-8160

What's in the box:

  • Network stereo receiver
  • Remote control (RC-903S)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • AM loop antenna
  • FM wire antenna
  • Instruction Manual
  • Product Registration/Warranty Information

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High-Current Discrete Amplifier: The Onkyo TX-8160 stereo receiver features a high-current discrete amplifier design with massive EI transformer. The stereo amplifier is rated at 80W x 2ch (8Ω, 20-20kHz, 0.08% THD). The stereo receiver's amplifier employs WRAT, H.C.P.S, Non-Phase-Shift, Closed Ground-Loop Circuits, and Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry or dynamic, detailed, clear sound.

  • WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology): This technology uses low-negative-feedback circuit topology for accurate signal reproduction, improved dynamic signal-to-noise ratio, and better delivery of power peaks.
  • H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply): Under the anti-resonant cover of any Onkyo receiver, you'll instantly notice the High Current Power Supply (H.C.P.S.) transformer. With its huge, isolated power supply design and high-capacity filter capacitors, it delivers the large amounts of power necessary for reproducing the wide dynamics of movie soundtracks and the detail and clarity of your music.
  • Non-Phase-Shift Amp Design: The receiver employs a Non-Phase-Shift amp design which prevents phase shift by pushing the roll-off point higher than the listening-level frequency. This creates a well-focuses and realistic audio image.
  • Closed Ground-Loop Circuits: The TX-8160 employs a sophisticated closed-circuit design in which each circuit has a separate link to the power supply. This helps to cancel individual circuit noise and keep the ground potential free of distortion.
  • Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry: Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry adjusts the gain so that less than half the amount of attenuation is needed, ensuring the signal never comes close to the noise floor. This protects the signal against noise, resulting in a dramatically clearer sound.

384kHz/32-bit Hi-Grade DAC: An Asahi Kasei AK4452 digital-to-analog converter (384kHz/32-bit) unlocks the full potential of any audio format with its unique low-distortion sound-enhancing filtering technologies.

Tone Control + Direct Mode: The Onkyo TX-8160 offers independent Bass (+/-10dB @ 50Hz) & Treble (+/-10 @ 20kHz) control to fine-tune your music. You can use the Direct feature that outputs pure sound as it was intended by bypassing the tone control circuits during playback.

Digital Inputs: The Onkyo stereo receiver features four digital audio inputs. There are two optical (toslink) digital inputs and two coaxial (RCA) digital inputs. The receiver's digital inputs support 2ch PCM audio signals only. Supported sampling rates include 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, and 96kHz; with a bit-depth of 16-bit, 20-bit, or 24-bit.

Analog Inputs/Output + Phono (MM): There are seven stereo RCA inputs, including a Phono (MM) input with ground terminal. There is also a stereo RCA line output for connection of an audio recorder.

A & B Speaker Terminals: The Onkyo TX-8160 stereo receiver is equipped with A & B speaker terminals to connect up to two pair of speakers. The receiver uses binding post connectors for the A & B speaker outputs. The binding posts are not 5-way because a plastic collar prevents their use with spade lugs; they will accept bare wire, pin connectors, single banana plugs, and dual banana plugs.

Impedance Switch: If you're using only one of the speaker sets (A or B), choose the 4Ω setting if each speaker's impedance is 4Ω to less than 6Ω, or choose the 6Ω setting if each speaker's impedance is 6Ω or more. If you're using both of the speaker sets (A & B), choose the 4Ω setting if each speaker's impedance is 8 to 16Ω.

Subwoofer Pre-Out: The Onkyo TX-8160 stereo receiver is equipped with a mono subwoofer preamp output to connect a powered subwoofer.

Headphone Jack: When headphones are plugged into the full-size 1/4" jack on the front-panel, the A & B main speakers are automatically muted (the Powered Zone 2 speakers are not muted).

Zone 2: Zone 2 pre-outs on the TX-8160 allow you to send a stereo audio signal to a second room equipped with an amplifier and a pair of speakers. You can either enjoy the same source in both rooms, or play a different source in Zone 2. You can choose from analog, optical/coaxial digital inputs (PCM only), USB, Bluetooth, AirPlay, or Network sources. You are able to adjust the volume from either the Onkyo stereo receiver or from your Zone 2 integrated amplifier.

  • Notes:
    • With Network and Bluetooth sources, you cannot select different inputs for the main room and separate room.
      For example, if a Network source has been selected in the main room and then Bluetooth is selected as playback
      source in the separate room, the input in the main room will change to Bluetooth accordingly. Furthermore, you cannot select separate network services (including AirPlay) for the main room and Zone 2.
    • When listening to AM/FM radio broadcasting, you cannot select different stations for the main room and separate room. Therefore broadcasting of the same station will be heard in the both rooms.
    • DSD not supported in Zone 2.

Volume Setup: The Onkyo stereo receiver provides the following volume settings.

  • IntelliVolume: With IntelliVolume, you can set the input level for each input (+/-12dB) selector individually. This is useful if one of your source components is louder or quieter than the others. This function does not work in Zone 2.
  • Maximum Volume: Use this feature to set the receiver's maximum volume level. This feature is useful to avoid turning the volume too loud by mistake. You can set the Max Volume from 30-79 (max), or Off (disabled).
  • Power On Volume: Use this feature to set the volume level when the power is turned on. You can choose between Last (same as the volume when the unit was turned off), Min (0), or 1-79.

Network/USB/Tuner Functions

Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Onkyo TX-8160 stereo receiver supports a wired or wireless network connection. Via the receiver's network connection, you can enjoy music files stored on your computer and listen to internet radio through a variety of online services.

  • Ethernet (LAN) Jack: The Onkyo stereo receiver is equipped with an Ethernet (RJ-45) jack for connecting the player to your home network and computer. Connecting the receiver's Ethernet port to a 100Base-TX switched Ethernet network is recommended for best results. Use a shielded CAT-5 Ethernet cable to connect the receiver to your home network.
  • Built-in Wireless LAN: The stereo receiver also features built-in WiFi that allows you to wirelessly connect to your home network, so you can enjoy the benefits of a cable-free network environment. A wireless connection requires a home network with a WiFi-enabled access point (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n). Supports WPS, WEP, and WPA security.

Internet Radio: The Onkyo TX-8160 receiver lets you access various Internet Radio providers through its wired or wireless network connection. The TX-8160 will display station name and program-related information; such as artist name, song/album title, and elapsed playing time. You can preset up to 40 of your "favorite" Internet radio stations for easy recall.

Music Service Description
TuneIn With more than 70,000 radio stations and 2 million on-demand programs registered, TuneIn is a service where you can enjoy music, sports and news from all over the world.
Pandora Pandora is a free, personalized Internet radio service that plays the music you know and helps you discover music you'll love. You can select Internet radio stations by Artist, Song, or Genre.
Spotify Connect If you subscribe to Spotify Premium and have the Spotify App on your Apple iOS or Android smartphone, you can stream Spotify to the Onkyo receiver. Spotify is a digital music service that gives you on-demand access to one of the largest music libraries in the world (over 15 million tracks and counting). Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album, track, or most popular; and create your own music library with customized playlists.
SiriusXM SiriusXM Internet Radio lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free music, talk radio, news, sports, and more.
Slacker Slacker is a free, personalized Internet radio service that lets you choose the music you want to listen to. You can choose Internet radio stations by genre, or create custom station by Artist name or Song title.

AirPlay Compatible: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite songs directly from your Apple iOS (4.3.3+) device or from your iTunes (10.2.2+) library on your Windows PC or Mac computer to the stereo receiver, over your home's wireless network connection. From your Apple iOS device you are able to stream stored music on your device, downloaded music apps, and music on your iCloud to the stereo receiver. From your Windows or Mac you can stream your stored iTunes music library on your computer to the stereo receiver; you can even download Apple's free Remote App onto your compatible iOS device to browse and control playback functions of the music stored in your iTunes music library on your computer that is being streamed to the stereo receiver. With AirPlay you also get to see song/artist information via the receiver's front-panel display.

Streaming Music Files: You can stream a variety music files from your Windows PC, DLNA-certified music server, or a USB mass storage class device. Compatible music file formats include MP3 (8-320kbps; 16-48kHz), WMA (47-320kbps), WMA Lossless (16/24-bit; 44.1-96kHz), WAV (8/16/24-bit; 8-192kHz), AAC (8-320kbps; 8-96kHz), FLAC (8/16/24-bit; 8-192kHz), Apple Lossless (16/24-bit; 8-96kHz), Ogg Vorbis (48-500kbps; 8-48kHz), DSD (2.8MHz/[5.6MHz DLNA only]), and LPCM (16-bit; 44-48kHz). You can control basic playback functions of your music library from the included remote control and receiver's front-panel display; such as Folder/File Select, Play/Pause, Stop, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, and Repeat/Random. A total of 20,000 music files/folders is supported.

  • DLNA Certified: Because the TX-8160 is DLNA certified, you can play back music files stored on your Windows  PC (w/ Windows Media Player 11 or 12) or a DLNA (ver.1.5) compatible media server through the stereo receiver. Playback control can be done from the receiver's remote control or your DLNA-certified computer/server.
  • USB Mass Storage Class: This stereo receiver is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy a variety of music files from a USB mass storage class memory device; such as your Android smartphone (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable MP3 player, or USB thumbdrive (all formatted in FAT 16/32). USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the stereo receiver's USB port (5V/1A); even in standby mode. USB hubs and USB devices with hub functions are not supported. MP3 players containing music files that are managed with special music software are not supported. Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad and newer Android devices are not supported via USB.

AM/FM Tuner: With the built-in tuner you can enjoy AM and FM radio stations. You can store your favorite stations as presets for quick selection. You can store a combination of up to 40 of your favorite FM/AM radio stations as presets. You can also tune directly to a specific station by using the numeric keypad on the included remote control.

Firmware Updates: Future firmware updates are available from the Onkyo website through the receiver's Network or USB connection. Visit Onkyo's online Download Center for the latest firmware updates.

Bluetooth + Remote Control

Built-in Bluetooth: The Onkyo TX-8160 features built-in Bluetooth (version 2.1+EDR) with support for profiles A2DP 1.2 and AVRCP 1.3. You'll be able to wirelessly stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows Phone/PC, or Mac laptop/computer to the Onkyo receiver. You will also be able to control basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip) using the receiver's remote control. Advanced music operation will still need to be handled from your Bluetooth-enable device. There is no song/artist information display on the receiver. Continue to use your Bluetooth device's screen to view song/artist info.

Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Onkyo receiver.

Onkyo Remote App (for Apple iOS & Android): The Onkyo Remote App (from Apple's App Store & Google Play) allows you to operate the Onkyo stereo receiver from your Apple iOS (4.3+) or Android (2.1+) device, using your home's wireless network. The Onkyo Remote App lets you access Internet Radio stations, AM/FM stations, DLNA content, and Input sources right from your mobile device. Content information will be displayed on the device's touchscreen. You also get to adjust tone controls, listening modes, and speaker volume from your compatible Apple iOS or Android device. The Onkyo Remote App even allows you to wirelessly stream audio stored on your Apple iOS or Android device to the Onkyo receiver and lets you control audio output for Zone 2. The Onkyo stereo receiver and your compatible Apple iOS or Android device must be connected to the same home network.

IR Remote: The included IR remote control operates the stereo receiver & other compatible Onkyo components.

Remote Connections: The TX-8160 contains RI Control & IR Remote connections.

  • IR Input/Output: The 3.5mm IR input jack allows you to control the receiver without line-of-sight access using an optional IR remote control system and locating the remote sensor in sight. The 3.5mm IR output jack allows you to send the control signals to an additional components.
  • RI Remote Control Jack: The 1/8" RI remote control jack allows you to connect this receiver to other compatible Onkyo components.

Quick Access Presets: Get instant access to four of your favorite AM/FM or internet radio stations at the touch of a button. Four preset buttons on the receiver's front-panel can be programmed to go straight to the stations. You can even wake up the receiver from standby mode by pressing one of these buttons for instant radio.

Sleep Timer: From the remote, you can set the receiver to automatically turn off after as much as 90 minutes or as little as 10 minutes; choices are presented in 10 minute increments.

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Customer Q&A

41 questions already asked

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Could you recommend speakers to go with this reciever?
[ Randy  Jul 23, 2017 ]
1 answer
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Thanks for your question. For information on comparing the different speaker models available I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
[ Kenny  Jul 25, 2017 ]  Staff
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Can you adjust the volume independently on each speaker zone? ( A vs B ) A louder, B softer .. etc
[ RYERYE  Jun 07, 2017 ]
1 answer
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A vs B Speakers get the same volume out of the receiver (so no); however, we have volume adjusters in between the speakers and the receiver for the other room so we are able to (but that requires other parts not included). This receiver also has a 2nd Zone (different than A vs B). The 2nd zone would connect to another receiver or amplifier which you could adjust separately.
[ KRISTJAN  Jun 07, 2017 ]
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Can you use banana to connect speakers?
[ Stephen  Jun 06, 2017 ]
3 answers
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Yes it will work l have some on mine
[ LEONARD T  Jun 06, 2017 ]
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Yes, that's how I'm currently connected.
[ matthew  Jun 06, 2017 ]
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Yes
[ Robert  Jun 06, 2017 ]
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Can frequencys be directly entered with the remote?
[ Joseph  May 09, 2017 ]
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I am assuming you are asking about FM/AM frequencies? If so, yes. Also, the Onkyo Remote3 App is the most convenient way to use this receiver. The App has a very easy interface to change FM/AM frequencies, switch sources, use Airplay etc
[ Tharakeshwar  May 13, 2017 ]
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you can adjust the bass,treble, and balance in addition to volume from the remote. G.U.
[ Butter  May 12, 2017 ]
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Yes. Push the D TUN button then enter you freq.
[ Dave  May 12, 2017 ]
Q
can this receiver be used with amazon music app? I have the app on my phone
[ kelly  May 06, 2017 ]
3 answers
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I do not know, I use it with two services, Spotify & Pandora
[ Vincent  May 08, 2017 ]
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you can play thru Airplay if you have an iPhone,
[ Robert  May 06, 2017 ]
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Yes! I am listening to the Amazon Music app (on my iPhone) thru the Onkyo TX-8160 via Bluetooth as I write this. Easy to pair my iPhone and the TX-8160, and then fire up Amazon Music.
[ Patrick Aiken  May 06, 2017 ]
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Can this receiver drive a set of 4 Ohm indoor speakers and a set of 8 Ohm outdoor speakers at the same time?
[ Ray  Apr 06, 2017 ]
2 answers
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I'm sorry. I have used this receiver a very limited amount in my bedroom. I do not know, but I'm assuming it would work with 2 speakers outs. Obviously the 4 ohm set would sound louder with less resistance.You might want it the other way around. 4 ohm outside...
[ kirk  Apr 07, 2017 ]
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Not to my knowledge. I think it's just one or the other. The manual should be available on Crutchield's or Onkyo's website.
[ xdck  Apr 07, 2017 ]
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can you connect wireless speakers to this unit?
[ Michael  Mar 27, 2017 ]
1 answer
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You can, but I wouldn't recommend it. This receiver has excellent clarity, and you would lose much of that by using wireless speakers. It's best to use quality, high-end speakers with a good receiver. If you're going to use wireless, you could probably go with a much cheaper receiver instead.
[ Jeffrey  Mar 27, 2017 ]
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I am looking to upgrade my mini stereo receiver which required a phono preamp for my turntable. I like using the preamp. Would I still be able to use the preamp for my turntable with this receiver?
[ Jerry  Jan 31, 2017 ]
2 answers
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I connected the turntable directly to the receiver and works perfect.
[ ANGEL A  Feb 02, 2017 ]
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No you won't need the pre amp with this receiver it has its own phono input
[ LEONARD T  Feb 02, 2017 ]
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does random play work on the USB port?
[ Ray  Dec 26, 2016 ]
1 answer
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To answer your question I tested USB functionality using a thumb drive containing MP3 files. Random play does work as expected. Additionally, "Repeat all tracks", "Repeat one track", "Repeat tracks in the folder" work with the USB media. In the past I have use an external hard drive via USB with no problems. I did not test this functionality with an external hard drive but I would expect the same behavior as I am seeing with the thumb drive (flash drive, SD card with adapter, etc). I am very satisfied with my purchase of the TX-8160.
[ Michael  Dec 27, 2016 ]
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1) Is there a low-pass filter on the Onkyo TX-8160s subwoofer pre-out? If so: 1a) What is its cutoff frequency (or adjustable frequency range)? 1b) Would there also be a high-pass filter on the signal to the main speakers? 2) Is the subwoofer pre-out volume (or gain) adjustable (to compensate for very efficient main speakers)?
[ Brandon  Dec 04, 2016 ]
1 answer
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There is nothing in the specs about lowpass filters or high pass filters. The sub out is line level and any adjustments you need to make would have to be done on the subwoofer. Frequency and volume levels are usually available on powered subwoofers. The availability of old school treble and bass controls on the unit is one of the reasons I bought it. I like knobs!
[ Butter  Dec 06, 2016 ]
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Would my computer need to be running, or can the TX-8160 stream Wi-Fi radio straight from a wireless router?
[ Brandon  Dec 03, 2016 ]
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Yes, the TX-8160 can stream wi-fi straight from your wireless router and your computer does not need to be running.
[ Heels  Dec 07, 2016 ]
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It connects straight to the radio i.e. pandora or Spotify. A computer is not necessary.
[ Harold  Dec 06, 2016 ]
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I've been able to use my wireless router....not real good reception, if that is what you would call it. Breaks up quite often.
[ CHARLES N  Dec 06, 2016 ]
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I use it from a variety of audio sources including iphones and computers. It seems it can connect to any wireless audio source, although I haven't officially tested a wireless router as the audio source.
[ xdck  Dec 06, 2016 ]
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Sry, just using this for my upstairs bedroom. I cannot answer this.
[ kirk  Dec 06, 2016 ]
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Is FM reception good on the Onkyo TX-8160 when tuning into a radio station? There are a couple of FM stations I really enjoy that I can only receive on my car and truck radio. Unfortunately, these 2 FM stations I enjoy listening to do not have internet streaming for online listening... Would be great if I could pick them up inside the house.... Thanks
[ Jeff  Oct 24, 2016 ]
2 answers
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I also listen to standard broadcast FM radio. The reception seems great, but keep in mind this unit does support an external antenna so you could add one and boost the reception. You should not experience any issues with AM/FM reception and if you do it could be easily remedied with an external antenna.
[ William  Oct 28, 2016 ]
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It works well for me with weak stations but I have a coax antenna connected. It's basically the same as the T shaped wire antennas that come with receivers. My house sits in a slight valley so some FM stations didn't get good reception with my older Yamaha receiver. This one pulls them in great.
[ Jeffrey  Oct 25, 2016 ]
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I just purchased the TX-8160. I am using Air Play successfully, but I have to select the music from iTunes on the computer. The selected album or playlist shows up on the app, but when that album or list is finished it goes blank. I cannot access my iTunes music files on the app...only the one playing at the moment. Is there a way to access all my iTunes music with the app or the remote, rather than going back to the computer and manually selecting from iTunes?
[ Larry  Aug 18, 2016 ]
1 answer
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
[ Krissy  Aug 21, 2016 ]  Staff
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I am looking to connect my turntable and TV to this receiver. I have a pair of Pioneer Pioneer SP-BS21-LR Bookshelf with a nominal imedence of 6ohms - would this receiver suffice? Please advise.
[ Ajay  Aug 08, 2016 ]
1 answer
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This would most likely work for you, but I would suggest looking at a surround sound system if you are hooking up a TV. Remember that many modern Smart TVs also have applications like Pandora. So you really need to be more specific about your intentions and desires before this question can be answered properly.
[ William  Aug 09, 2016 ]
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When playing music from zone 2 is it possible to turn off zone 1 so that music is only playing through zone 2?
[ Ed  Jul 03, 2016 ]
3 answers
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Yes, I was able to do this using the Onkyo Remote3 App for the iPhone though most of the display functionality on both the receiver and the App is disabled. Another option would be to have Zone 1 on but the volume all the way down.
[ Scott  Jul 06, 2016 ]
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Yes, A or B or both!
[ kirk  Jul 04, 2016 ]
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Yes, you can play either or or both if you want
[ George  Jul 04, 2016 ]
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Does the DAC feature on this product work if you are playing music through your phone using Bluetooth or does the DAC only work if the phone is plugged into the product through its headphone jack?
[ Chris  Jul 01, 2016 ]
2 answers
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It is play through Bluetooth.
[ Larry  Jul 10, 2016 ]
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If you use the phone jack it is analog so the DAC does not come into play. The Bluetooth would be digital,so the DAC would be involved, but the resolution would depend upon the source,i.e.-MP3/cd. Try it both ways and see what sounds best.
[ Butter  Jul 03, 2016 ]
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Can two TX-8160 receivers operate on the same network? I have outdoor speaker in the front and back of the house. Due to structural design, need one receiver to power front and one receiver to power back. Will the IPhone App be able to identify and operate both receivers without hiccups?
[ Michael  Jun 13, 2016 ]
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Yes, it can, if both receivers are on the same wifi.
[ Tharakeshwar  May 13, 2017 ]
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I was unable to verify the Onkyo Remote App's capability to identify and differentiate between two TX-8160 receivers on the same network. You can either use a different model network receiver (and app) for the second pair of speakers, or, you can contact Onkyo directly to see if they can confirm this capability in their control app: 800-229-1687 I hope that helps. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5
[ Ryan  Jun 15, 2016 ]  Staff
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What makes Onkyo TX-8160 different from TX-8050?
[ NicMyers1973  Jun 11, 2016 ]
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Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
[ Kenny  Jun 11, 2016 ]  Staff
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Which floor standing speakers would be a good match for the Onkyo 8160? I am considering the Polk TSx550T.
[ MIke  May 25, 2016 ]
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The Onkyo is 4 Ohm stable so it will work with just about any tower speakers we offer. The Polks are on a great sale price and one of the best values in their current range: http://www.crutchfield.com/shopsearch/TSx550T.html They are definitely a good match for the Onkyo receiver. I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5
[ Ryan  May 25, 2016 ]  Staff
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How is the phono input? Considering this for a room dedicated to vinyl listening, but also would like it to connect to Apple devices via bluetooth and stream Pandora and SiriusXM.
[ Hugh  Apr 15, 2016 ]
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the phono input is perfect, it sound great. you can connect apple devices i have my apple tv hook up to . no pro problem at all
[ LEONARD T  Apr 16, 2016 ]
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I think it's a great product, overall. Photo preamp is powerful enough! and vinyl plays beautifully. The Onkyo -3 app leave a bit to be desired, but it works perfectly with Airplay, over Bluetooth, and other wireless, streaming services with no problems. It powers two sets of hard-wired outdoor speakers on two levels of our townhouse with ease. Very powerful and warm sounding. I hope this helps!
[ JON  Apr 16, 2016 ]
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can I play music from a phone or other device through a usb cord and the front use port?
[ K  Mar 23, 2016 ]
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I play music from my phone through the blue-tooth connection have not tried to do it by usb. mostly because you want the phone to act as remote at same time.
[ Andrew  Mar 23, 2016 ]
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I just tried to do that and didn't have any luck. If your phone has bluetooth - that works fine with the receiver. Download the Onkyo app. I didn't try too many settings with the phone when connected with the USB. I used the phone's play music app and the receiver did not recognize it as being connected.
[ Jeffrey  Mar 23, 2016 ]
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Yes
[ Jon  Mar 23, 2016 ]
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with the pre-outs, if the receiver power is insufficient for a high-load (4 ohm) set of speakers, can the 'zone 2' be used with an external amp as a 'pre-amp tuner' ?
[ John  Mar 03, 2016 ]
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Yes... I am using the Zone 2 output to feed a 30 watt amp in bedroom and contoling the 8160 with iPad app. The Zone 2 output appears to be standard, line-level via RCA female connectors. Also note there is a separate set of Line Out outputs that I feed into a low power FM transmitter. Music and news for the whole house!
[ Carl  Mar 04, 2016 ]
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Can this unit be used outside in a covered patio? of course It will not be exposed to elements directly but will be outside
[ Arefeen  Feb 24, 2016 ]
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I checked the manual for any reference regarding outside environment conditions. However I know that weather conditions with high humidity will have a negative effect on electronic connectors, and components I would personally recommend not using this electronic device outside. Note a Marine radio is for outside use and is especially designed and manufactured for that environment.
[ Case  Feb 26, 2016 ]
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This unit is not designed for either damp conditions or extreme temperatures (hot or cold). So it is not really suited to recurring use outside, even on a covered patio. Maybe once, on a pleasant day, for a special occasion -- but not routinely. (By the way, it is an exceptional receiver for normal indoor system use.)
[ Patrick Aiken  Feb 25, 2016 ]
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Depending on where you live, I would say no. Outdoors there are temperature extremes and humidity that could affect the electronics. This unit has computer parts,Bluetooth, wifi etc.that would be damaged. Keep it indoors and route the speaker outputs to outdoor speakers(designed to deal with weather extremes) and it will be fine
[ Butter  Feb 24, 2016 ]
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what file format can read from usb stick?
[ Nelson  Feb 13, 2016 ]
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I ended up returning it because it was a nightmare trying to setup wifi and integrate with iTunes. It's good product if you have 1990's to early 2000's technology..
[ KEITH  Feb 14, 2016 ]
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For a definitive answer, you will have to download the manual from onkyousa [dot] com. I can't give you the exact URL because Crutchfield's site does not allow one to include links to other sites. I suspect the TX-8160 is similar to my Yamaha RN500. WAV/PCM and FLAC up to 192KHz; WMA, .mp3, .mp4 up to 48KHz.
[ EDWARD R  Feb 13, 2016 ]
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If I am using the usb stick to play songs. Is it possible to choose what songs I can play?
[ Nelson  Feb 13, 2016 ]
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yes, you just to scroll through your play list and pick the song you want to play
[ PAUL  Feb 13, 2016 ]
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You can choose which song but the navigation must be done with the remote control and it appears that I cannot select a different album to play without unplugging the usb and starting the play process again. For me this is not ready for prime time, usb wise. The unit works great wifi connected to a computer.
[ A  Feb 13, 2016 ]
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I've never used it that way. Don't know.
[ JOHN F  Feb 13, 2016 ]
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How good is the headphone output? Is it audiophile quality?
[ New User  Dec 21, 2015 ]
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Sorry for the delayed response. I haven't tried it myself as I need to procure the headphone jack to fit my Bose headphone. I have purchased the Onkyo TX-8160 stereo received to drive my Focal Chorus 714 stereo speakers. The combination really outmatched my expectation and It was really wonderful to listen to any kind of music. Mainly hearing it on the nice wooden Focal speakers, gives a new natural experience of listening to live orchestra. The Onkyo gives u the flexibility to listen to direct ON mode, which bypasses the post processing of audio (Bass and Treble) and even that also is very nice. It should be good when listening to music from vinyl records. If you are buying it to feed your stereo speakers, then purchase good quality cables (audioquest). Overall I could able to buy everything at Crutchfield at a very good price and it was delivered nicely.
[ Arun Baskar  Feb 18, 2016 ]
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I have not had a chance to try the headphones connection. Very pleased with other features.
[ RICK  Dec 21, 2015 ]
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Can you stream music from the receiver to a portable airplay/bluetooth speaker?
[ Roslyn  Dec 17, 2015 ]
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I'm sorry that I don't know the answer. Obviously you can do it all from an outside source to the receiver, but I'm going to say no... you can't but have not read the manual from cover to cover. Sorry.
[ kirk  Dec 18, 2015 ]
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No you can't. This device acts as a receiver not a source. You'll need to hook up wired speakers to it using standard speaker cable.
[ NICHOLAS  Dec 18, 2015 ]
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I don't think so. It uses Bluetooth as an input, not an output. You might be able to purchase an adapter for that, though.
[ Daniel  Dec 18, 2015 ]
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I own this receiver and asked Crutchfield the same question. Here is the answer I received. Unfortunately no stereo I'm aware of can output over Bluetooth to a Bluetooth speaker. You could do it using a Bluetooth transmitter like this Sony HWS-BTA2W. Connect that to the pre-amp zone 2 output on that receiver and it will send your music to whatever Bluetooth speaker you choose to pair with it.
[ RICHARD  Dec 18, 2015 ]
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I don't think so.
[ James  Dec 18, 2015 ]
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No Needs to be hardwired
[ Jon  Dec 18, 2015 ]
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Haven't tried it, but I don't think you can.
[ JOHN F  Dec 18, 2015 ]
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Will I be able to play both A, in the house, and B, on the outside deck-- speaker selections at the same time (as I can on my old unit?)
[ Jim  Dec 02, 2015 ]
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YES
[ A  Feb 13, 2016 ]
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Yes. A and B together or separate, 2 channels to 2 areas. This is a nice stereo networked wifi receiver for music the way it should be. And without all the overkill complexity of an AV receiver.
[ Mark  Dec 05, 2015 ]
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yes, no problem. Bill
[ WILLIAM  Dec 04, 2015 ]
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Yes you have three choices a or b or a and b
[ JAMES  Dec 03, 2015 ]
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You can do that with this receiver. There is a single button that cycles through A , B, and A&B.
[ Susan  Dec 03, 2015 ]
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Yes you can, Jim. I just installed my new receiver and it was an easy task... I'm very happy with my purchase. Jeff
[ JEFFREY  Dec 03, 2015 ]
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Yes,there is a switch that gives you A,B,A+B speaker selection
[ Butter  Dec 03, 2015 ]
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What kind of range do you get by using the App. Can you control from outside to inside the house for example?
[ mark  Dec 01, 2015 ]
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Are you talking about bluetooth? Apple has widely disseminated info saying the max range of bluetooth is 33 feet. If you need greater range, you should use AirPlay so music flows over your wireless network. Wireless does have better range, and sometimes can be used outside your house unless you have insulation that functions like a Faraday cage. Regarding the TX-8160: I bought one and returned it. I had a lot of trouble with the bluetooth; Onkyo's bluetooth implementation is much buggier than the Bose Mini Soundlink implementation. I think the '8160 was rushed to market before proper testing; I also think its construction is somewhat cheap.
[ EDWARD R  Dec 08, 2015 ]
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Because the App works with your Wi-Fi, it is your router's range that that is most important. Once the receiver is networked with your router, streaming music is a breeze. I use Air Play because I have all Mac devises and my range is only limited by the location of the router. They do make range extenders for routers but I have no experience with them. Distance would be more limited if you were using blue tooth wire-less. Hope this helps.
[ Christopher  Dec 02, 2015 ]
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Mark, I am unable to answer your question, for I sent my purchase of this receiver back because it just did not sound as good as I am use to from my old 1976 Sansui, sound quality is important to me and not so much all the bells and whistles these new receivers have. Sorry good luck
[ CHARLES A  Dec 02, 2015 ]
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all depends on the range of your network/wifi - I have no issues controlling the receiver from my phone - via app, outside on deck, or in other parts of house.
[ Andrew  Dec 02, 2015 ]
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Yes as long as you are able to be on the same wifi network.
[ Paul D.  Dec 02, 2015 ]
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All speakers are outside, as well, with Niles manual volume controls on each pair for instant volume control should we not have the app on a nearby device
[ JON  Dec 02, 2015 ]
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The receiver is quite responsive via the app most days ... On occasion it hits a bit of interferience (major metro area) and our wireless network is split through three levels (two routers) do its optimal as can be. The receiver is on the lowest level. Overall, it's fantastic and drives two discreet sets of stereo speakers ...
[ JON  Dec 02, 2015 ]
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Is the tx-8160 compatible with android's "cast" feature over wifi?
[ Connor  Nov 24, 2015 ]
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I cast to my TX-8160 using a $35 Chromecast audio adaptor that come out in Oct. 2015.
[ Mark  Dec 05, 2015 ]
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Still have not been able to successfully stream my favorite internet stations, even after a phone consult with one of your advisors...will be recalling again soon!
[ PAUL F  Nov 25, 2015 ]
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Can you control the a/b speaker selection using the App on your Apple or android device?
[ Adis  Nov 15, 2015 ]
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The short answer is no. I have the second version of the Onkio app. This what a Crutchfield rep helped me download. I have not explored other versions. I am always close to the Amp so changing A/B is not a hassle. I like the amp, it works very well for my purposes.
[ Herb  Nov 19, 2015 ]
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No. Just Zone 1 or 2
[ Perry  Nov 17, 2015 ]
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I could not find how to control the a/b switch from the app. Maybe someone else had better luck.
[ Jeffrey  Nov 16, 2015 ]
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I have not tried that as of yet. Only using Bluetooth for tunes at the moment. Sorry, perhaps check the manual plz.
[ kirk  Nov 16, 2015 ]
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You cannot control the a/b speaker selection from the app.
[ JOHN F  Nov 16, 2015 ]
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I just checked; it appears not as I could not find a place in the app to do this.
[ James  Nov 16, 2015 ]
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what are options for listening to iheartradio streaming service with this -- (1) mobile device analog output to component input; (2) is it also possible to stream the audio from a desktop or mobile device running iheartradio to the 8160 via Bluetooth?
[ B  Oct 26, 2015 ]
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Yes, I can stream iheart through my iPhone by Bluetooth or AirPlay.
[ Walter  Oct 31, 2015 ]
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I bought this unit about a month ago. I love it. I don't have an answer to this specific question, but I know that i can use bluetooth to stream Spotfy to the unit and the manual says you can listen to a collection stored on your computer by linking them though I haven't tried.
[ BRIAN J.  Oct 27, 2015 ]
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(1) I did not use the USB jack on the TX-8160. A stereo RCA jacks to 3.5mm stereo plug would undoubtedly work for this. (2) Yes, you can stream anything you can hear on your mobile device, to the 8160 via Bluetooth. However, I was less than impressed with the 8160 bluetooth implementation; I ended up sending the 8160 back and getting a higher-quality receiver.
[ EDWARD R  Oct 27, 2015 ]
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FSorry, no experience with this arrangement.
[ A  Oct 27, 2015 ]
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I use my mobile device (iPhone) to play iheartradio via bluetooth through this receiver. other than iheartradio, the receiver itself can play pandora, spottily, etc...
[ Andrew  Oct 27, 2015 ]
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Yes to both options
[ George  Oct 27, 2015 ]
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Is this an HD radio reciever?
[ Richard  Oct 10, 2015 ]
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No, this is meant for a purist on a budget with a phono connection. Great two-channel stereo sound and plenty of power.
[ Heels  Dec 07, 2016 ]
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NO, unfortunately.
[ EVA LA  Oct 11, 2015 ]
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Will the usb port on the front work with our Ipod classic 80 GB?
[ Randy  Sep 28, 2015 ]
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We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
[ Krissy  Oct 04, 2015 ]  Staff
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Will the Onkyo TX8160 remote control my Onkyo C7030 ? Or do I need an RI cable ?
[ David  Sep 18, 2015 ]
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I have those two units and they work together very well using the TX8160 remote -- BUT they do indeed need to be physically connected using the provided cable AND analog RCA sound cables. Not sure why that is, but that's what Onkyo decided to require.
[ Patrick Aiken  Feb 25, 2016 ]
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hello david- sorry i can't offer any info on your question as i am not using my device in the manner you are inquiring about. hope someone else can give you some insight. good luck, don barker
[ DON  Sep 22, 2015 ]
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The only Onkyo component I have is the new TX8160. So I'm afraid I can't help you there. I would think someone at Crutchfield should be able to answer that question. (really not sure why the forwarded the question to me). Regards,
[ Richard  Sep 22, 2015 ]
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I have an Onkyo TX-NR609 and Onkyo TX 8160. The remote for one works both receivers and vice versa. .
[ BRIAN J.  Sep 21, 2015 ]
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