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Onkyo TX-8220

Stereo receiver with Bluetooth®

Item # 580TX8220

If you're looking for hi-fi sound from a simple stereo setup, the Onkyo TX-8220 is a great choice.

If you're looking for hi-fi sound from a simple stereo setup, the Onkyo TX-8220 is a great choice.

Item # 580TX8220

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About the Onkyo TX-8220

Awesome stereo sound

If you're looking for hi-fi sound from a simple stereo setup, the Onkyo TX-8220 is a great choice. Its discrete amplifiers, massive transformer, and customized capacitors deliver ample power with low distortion to up to two pairs of speakers.

Awesome stereo sound

If you're looking for hi-fi sound from a simple stereo setup, the Onkyo TX-8220 is a great choice. Its discrete amplifiers, massive transformer, and customized capacitors deliver ample power with low distortion to up to two pairs of speakers.

Connect up to five audio components, and take advantage of built-in Bluetooth to stream music wirelessly from your compatible mobile device. The receiver remembers up to eight Bluetooth-enabled devices, so family and friends can 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-8220 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. Or use the line out connection to connect a power amp and speakers in a different room.


Product highlights:

  • 45 watts x 2 into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD
  • high-current amplifier design with large power transformer
  • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming with compatible devices
  • 40 AM/FM presets
  • front-panel bass and treble controls
  • front-panel A/B switching for two pairs of speakers
  • 2 digital audio inputs (1 optical and 1 coaxial)
  • 5 analog audio inputs (including MM phono for a turntable)
  • analog audio outputs include:
    • line out for connecting a recording device
    • 1 mono RCA output for powered subwoofer
  • binding post speaker connectors
  • 1/4" headphone jack
  • sleep timer
  • remote control
  • 17-3/16"W x 5-7/8"H x 12-15/16"D
  • weight: 15 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # TX-8220

What's in the box:

  • Stereo receiver
  • Remote control (RC-962R)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • FM wire antenna
  • AM loop antenna
  • Instruction Manual
  • Warranty/Registration information
  • Important Safety Instructions

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High-Current Discrete Amplification: The Onkyo TX-8220 stereo receiver utilizes high-current discrete amplifiers, a massive EI transformer, and customized capacitors to deliver ample driving power with low distortion. Onkyo's high-current low-impedance WRAT design uses a massive EI transformer to drive your speakers accurately, even under heavy loads. High current amplification grips the speaker cones for more accurate control, restoring vitality and detail to music. Non-phase-shift circuitry, meanwhile, clearly focuses the audio image.

192kHz/24-Bit DAC (PCM1754): The Onkyo TX-8220 stereo receiver utilizes a 192kHz/24-Bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC) from Texas Instruments (TI) for excellent signal-to-noise (S/N) and low-noise performance - so your music sounds clear, full of detail, and natural.

Tone Controls + Direct Mode: Bass (100Hz), Treble (10kHz), and Balance controls are useful for adjusting the tone characteristics of your music for satisfying the response with practically any type of speaker. These carefully designed tone circuits let you personalize sound to your taste with no perceived loss in audio quality. You can also select Direct mode, which bypasses the Tone control circuits for the purest sound possible as the artist intended.

Analog (Including Phono) & Digital Inputs: The Onkyo TX-8220 stereo receiver is outfitted with both analog & digital audio inputs. There are five stereo RCA analog audio inputs (including a MM Phono input with ground terminal). There are two digital audio inputs - one optical (toslink) digital input and one coaxial (RCA) digital input. The digital inputs support 2ch PCM only (not compatible with  Dolby Digital/DTS or other multichannel audio formats).

Bluetooth Audio Streaming: Built-in Bluetooth 4.2 with support for A2DP allows you to wirelessly stream your music library, music apps, podcasts, audiobooks, and other audio content on your Bluetooth source device (such as your smartphone, tablet, or laptop) to the Onkyo TX-8220 stereo receiver. The unit supports SBC and AAC Bluetooth audio codecs. You'll continue to use your Bluetooth source device to control playback and search functions, as well as view song/artist information. You can pair up to 8 devices, but only one can be connected and played back at a time. Once paired, the TX-8220 will automatically connect with the last device connected when in range (approximately 32'). You can also set the receiver to automatically switch to the Bluetooth source input when a wireless Bluetooth connection is made.

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 even register a custom name (up to 8 characters) for each preset.

A/B Speaker Outputs: The TX-8220 features two sets of binding-post speaker terminals enabling connection of two pairs of speakers. The receiver is designed to drive either a single pair of speakers rated at 4-16, or two pairs of 8-16 speakers, allowing you to enjoy the same audio source in two rooms at once, or to easily switch between two sets of speakers. The binding-post terminals will accept bare wire (up to 10AWG), pin-connectors, and banana plugs (single only).

Line-Level Out & Sub Pre-Out:  The Onkyo TX-8220 is equipped with a stereo RCA line-level output for connecting a recording device. It also features a mono-RCA subwoofer pre-out for connecting a powered subwoofer. The subwoofer pre-out is full-range, so you will need a powered sub with a built-in low pass crossover.

Headphone Jack: A front-panel 1/4" headphone jack allows you to connect a set of  headphones for private listening. Once a set of headphones are connected, the stereo receiver's A/B speaker outputs are disabled.

Remote Control: The Onkyo TX-8220 comes with an IR remote for wireless operation of the stereo receiver. The remote is not designed to operate other audio equipment and will not control connected Bluetooth source devices.

Front-Panel LCD: The Onkyo receiver features a front-panel LCD that indicates Source Input, Station Number, Volume Level, and Menu Selection. The front-panel LCD will not display song/artist/album info from connected Bluetooth source devices. You can adjust the brightness of the display in 3-steps. There is no on-screen menu.

Sleep Timer & Auto Standby: You can set the receiver to enter Standby mode automatically when the specified time (10-90 minutes) elapses. The stereo receiver can also be set to automatically enter Standby mode after 20 minutes of inactivity without any audio input signal.

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Customer Q&A

15 questions already asked

I have four 6 ohm speakers from a previous system. Can I use these speakers safely with this Onkyo tx-8220?
[ Lee  May 28, 2020 ]
1 answer
I only run one pair of 6 ohms but I believe there is plenty of power to run 2 pair.
[ Doug  May 28, 2020 ]
Can you run four 6 ohm speakers at the same time with this?
[ Marc  Apr 20, 2020 ]
1 answer
I presume so, I am running a pair of 8 ohm.
[ Doug  Apr 20, 2020 ]
how do you turn the unit on and off?
[ bob  Jan 24, 2020 ]
4 answers
Power button on top left of unit, or with the remote.
[ Gary  Jan 25, 2020 ]
There's a big on-off button on the left just under the Onkyo logo.
[ RICHARD  Jan 25, 2020 ]
Button on the upper left hand corner of the front panel
[ dan  Jan 24, 2020 ]
There is a power button upper left, right under the Onkyo badge. The remote can also be used to power it on.
[ Charles  Jan 24, 2020 ]
Can you plug in a sound bar to this receiver to use for the speaker(s)? I saw that it had a TV plug, but my TV is plugged into a sound bar for stereo sound.
[ Julianne  Jan 21, 2020 ]
3 answers
A powered soundbar and a receiver should not be used together. You should reach out to one of our advisors for more personalized assistance!
[ Calvin  Feb 20, 2020 ]  Staff
I do not understand the question. Is she simply wanting to use her sound bar as a speaker instead of using for her TV? If so, I presume she could, would need to know what type of connectors are on sound bar.
[ Doug  Feb 19, 2020 ]
I have no idea. As a not-very-techie 74-year-old, I just use it the way it is and it is great.
[ Hugh  Feb 18, 2020 ]
Could this be used to power some hd6xx headphones? I am looking for something that can be used as a preamp for a phono source, have a headphone output and be able to drive headphones from a digital source.
[ Nathaniel  Dec 28, 2019 ]
1 answer
I would think it would. We use ours to watch TV and to operate the household stereo system. We found it to be a cost effective system that gives no problems
[ James R.  Dec 29, 2019 ]
is there a blue tooth output to drive external speakers?
[ dougxxx  Jun 22, 2019 ]
1 answer
Yes. The manual is here: onkyousa under downloads
[ Kurt  Jun 22, 2019 ]
can I use banana plugs with the speaker connections on this receiver?
[ Dean  Apr 07, 2019 ]
6 answers
yes and it is a user friendly good quality inexpensive unit
[ gc  Apr 08, 2019 ]
Yes you can
[ billy  Apr 08, 2019 ]
Yes you can
[ billy  Apr 08, 2019 ]
One of the reasons I purchased the 8220 is because I had existing speakers in my great room ceiling that had existing conventional speaker wiring. The binding post speaker connectors made the connection much more stable. Would banana plugs work, not sure/ don't see why not. Banana plugs were made for the easy wiring into conventional "pinch connectors" that are relatively rare nowadays. That being said, the sound of my 8220 receiver is extremely good for the price. I bought it to power 4 speakers in my great room ceiling, Bose 161T speaker system. Not true surround sound but sounds damn good with my 20 year old Bose 3·2·1® home entertainment system. Hope this helps.
[ David  Apr 08, 2019 ]
Ha-Ha, sorry to not know the answer. I didn't use banana plugs and I would have to mess with all my wiring and scoot things around to see if I could answer. I'm sure Crutchfield Tech can do it more easiy. Good luck. It has been a great receiver.
[ Hugh  Apr 08, 2019 ]
Yes, but you cannot use a heavy gauge wire. The receiver has been great and the bluetooth makes it.
[ George  Apr 07, 2019 ]
How many channels, is it 2.1 , over 3.1?
[ Vern  Apr 05, 2019 ]
7 answers
2.1. great receiver
[ Gregory  Apr 11, 2019 ]
Just stereo - 2 channels.
[ Gary  Apr 08, 2019 ]
it has stereo Left and Right and subwoofer, 2.1 channels
[ MICHAEL J.  Apr 08, 2019 ]
Just 2.0. Only two channels. It does have two pairs of speaker output You can put a subwover on second pair of outputs. There is no center channel output
[ Steven  Apr 06, 2019 ]
It is 2.1, no center channel, but does have input for sub.
[ Mike  Apr 06, 2019 ]
Technically it's a 4.1 ; 4 speakers and 1 subwoofer. It could be considered a 2 channel with A and B. Hope this helps.
[ Jeffrey  Apr 06, 2019 ]
This receiver is 2.1 Channels. It has a 2 channel power amp and a Pre-amp output for a subwoofer. The receiver also has A and B speaker hookups, these can be selected between or combined to drive all 4. This still uses the same 2 channel amp and just runs the speakers in parallel with each other.
[ Alex  Apr 05, 2019 ]
Will it connect to my Cowin wireless headphones?
[ Brian  Mar 22, 2019 ]
2 answers
That Onkyo receiver does not have a built in Bluetooth transmitter to send a signal to a pair of wireless headphones. You can use a Bluetooth transmitter like this Soundcast VGtx You could also consider a receiver that has a Bluetooth transmitter built in like this Yamaha R-N303 If you have questions about either of those options you can connect with one of our friendly Product Advisors here
[ Cosmo  Apr 08, 2019 ]  Staff
Do not know, I use it to connect to my Iphone to play music that is on the Iphone. Works fine. Contact Cowin.
[ ROBERT H  Mar 27, 2019 ]
I sometimes listen to entire albums on my computer or tablet via YouTube. How would I be able to do that with this receiver? I don't really like Spotify and don't download music to my devices. Thx.
[ Goldfinch  Jan 13, 2019 ]
6 answers
The receiver can sync with any Bluetooth device - phone, tablet, iPod touch, etc. As long as your device is Bluetooth enabled, you should be all set.
[ Michael  Jan 18, 2019 ]
Sorry, I am "old school" and perfer using my Onkyo 6 Disc player from Crutchfield and can enjoy hours of selections of albums straight through or random playing.
[ GWEN  Jan 17, 2019 ]
Pair your iPhone or other device through the receiver's Bluetooth function. Once paired, the audio from your device will play through the speakers connected to the Onkyo receiver.
[ Reginald  Jan 17, 2019 ]
I do not know but I also would be interested in the answer.
[ Donald Jack  Jan 17, 2019 ]
You need a bluetooth connection to have the source play to this receiver. If your computer or tablet has a bluetooth feature you may be OK. I suggest calling ONKYO support to see if the receiver has your computer or tablet in their menu. Good Luck. I play all my Iphone music through this receiver.
[ ROBERT H  Jan 17, 2019 ]
You could connect your computer or tablet to the amp via Bluetooth. Most computers/tablet's have that capability
[ Ben  Jan 17, 2019 ]
Will it push Klipsch R-820f speakers?
[ Shawn  Dec 04, 2018 ]
2 answers
I really don't understand the question, with the information you provided. what are the input signal requirements power and frequency of your speakers what is the output power and frequency of the onkyo, define "push" in terms of power and frequency. Lord Kelvin stated: "Measurement is the basis of all knowledge." (circa 1720)
[ MICHAEL J.  Dec 04, 2018 ]
How on earth should I know
[ edmund  Dec 04, 2018 ]
What would be the RMS power output be @ 4 Ohms and does this unit come with fans for cooling?
[ Trust2Honor  Nov 20, 2018 ]
3 answers
The published specs only give RMS power output at 6 and 8 ohms (85 and 45 watts respectively). They do give IEC60268 short-term maximum output power at 3, 4 and 8 ohms ( 140, 120, and 80 W). There is no cooling fan, but, at least as I use it, it does not seem to become very hot.
[ Alvin  Nov 30, 2018 ]
While the Onkyo is stable down to 4 Ohms on each of it's channels, they do not provide a different wattage rating when presented with the lower impedance. It does not have built-in cooling fans.
[ Ryan  Nov 28, 2018 ]  Staff
Cannot answer, do not know. Sorry
[ ROBERT H  Nov 26, 2018 ]
Does this receiver have Tape monitor output capability for recording LPs or CDs onto Blank reel to reel tapes?
[ Dale  Feb 22, 2018 ]
3 answers
no..I like the great for my purpose of radio receivER and piping tv souND through speakers
[ James R.  Feb 25, 2018 ]
No it does not.
[ JAMES  Feb 23, 2018 ]
It has one set (L & R) of analog Line Out jacks that can be connected to a recording device.
[ Alan  Feb 22, 2018 ]

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