Onkyo A-9070 Integrated Stereo Amplifier 140W/Ch at 4 ohms

$1,999.00

Built from the ground up with signal purity in mind, the A-9070's distortion reducing technology is evident immediately from power on, Onkyo has come out swinging with this one. The new DIDRC (Dynamic Intermodulation Distortion Reduction Circuitry) dampens super high frequency distortion while Closed ground-loop circuits, HICC (High Instantaneous-Current Capability), and vibration-damping construction produce a stunning sound through a wide dynamic range. Power in spades is ready at your disposal thanks to four 15,000 μF capacitors. The efficient parallel push-pull design when paired with the three-stage inverted Darlington circuitry will have distortion almost eliminated. The Classic design doesn't exclude modern formats the A-9070 is equipped to handle 192 kHz/24-bit HD audio playback. Separate Wolfson® 192 kHz/24-bit DACs for both left and right channels improve performance and flexible integration options from four discrete amplifier modes for use with other Hi-Fi components—integrated amp, power amp, pre-amp, and split pre-amp/power amp. Attention to detail is on display with an independent headphone amplifier, a phonograph equalizer, three digital audio inputs, four analogue inputs, and gold-plated audio terminals/speaker posts so the amp's pedigree is sure to impress. Audiophiles needing a top-shelf stereo amplifier, your search is over.

AWRAT (Advanced Wide Range Amplifier Technology)

The A-9070 employs a host of proprietary Onkyo technologies to ensure optimal audio performance.

1. DIDRC (Dynamic Intermodulation Distortion Reduction Circuitry)
Despite being beyond the normal range of human hearing, frequencies above 100 kHz are susceptible to clock pulse and other forms of distortion from digital devices. Such distortion in the super high frequency range can generate “beat interference”, which in turn affects the character or atmosphere of the original sound. By improving linearity and reducing distortion in the super-high frequency range, Onkyo’s new DIDRC technology effectively reduces perceptible noise.


2. Low Negative-Feedback Design
Too much NFB makes a system susceptible to counter-electromotive force from the speakers, resulting in a drop in perceived sound quality. To avoid this, Onkyo focuses on improving the frequency response and reducing distortion, without relying so much on NFB.

3. Closed Ground-Loop Circuits
The A-9070 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.

4. HICC (High Instantaneous-Current Capability)
Handling current loads up to 100 amperes, HICC enables an amplifier to immediately cancel the speakers’ reflex energy and instantaneously send out the next signal. The same high current required to achieve this also supports the amplifier’s ability to handle speaker impedance fluctuations.

5. Symmetrical Twin-Monaural Construction
Power devices for the left and right channels of the A-9070 are aligned symmetrically. Each channel has the same electrical and structural design, and signal pathways are uniform in length. This helps to minimize errors in stereophonic playback.

Parallel Push-Pull Amplification Design with Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry

With parallel “push-pull” amplification, the amplifier’s transistors alternately “push” and “pull” the current. In pairs, one output device (a transistor) will amplify the positive half of the waveform, while another output device amplifies the negative. Push-pull amplification is highly efficient, but can be affected by occasional instances of distortion. This is where the three-stage inverted Darlington circuitry comes in. Three-stage inverted Darlington circuitry actively works to reduce distortion by employing a low negative-feedback design to maintain voltage stability and enhance transient response. It’s extremely sensitive to oscillations and requires sophisticated control technology. Together with the push-pull amplifier design, the three-stage inverted Darlington Circuitry shapes a clean, consistent signal to send to the outputs.

Four Amplifier Modes for the Ultimate in Versatility

Boasting the combined capabilities of a pre-amp and a power amp, the A-9070 is an amplifier with a difference. At the turn of a knob, it can be configured to run in any one of four distinct modes. Depending on how you want to integrate it into your hi-fi system, you can use it as an integrated amp, as a power amp, or as a pre-amp. On top of that, you can also set up the A-9070 in split mode. This enables the pre-amp and power amp to work separately, so you can incorporate another device, such as an equalizer.

FEATURES

  • AWRAT (Advanced Wide Range Amplifier Technology)
  • DIDRC (Dynamic Intermodulation Distortion Reduction Circuitry)
  • Parallel Push-Pull Amplification Design with Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry
  • 192 kHz/24-Bit HD Audio Playback via Coaxial Inputs
  • New Circuit Board Construction with Internal Struts to Reduce Vibration
  • Symmetrical Layout of L/R Channels
  • Separate Wolfson® 192 kHz/24-Bit DACs (WM8742 x 2) for L/R Channels
  • Four Large 15,000 µF Capacitors
  • 1.2 mm-Thick Copper Bus Plate for Perfect Grounding
  • Four Amplifier Modes (Integrated Amp, Power Amp, Pre-Amp, Split Pre-Amp/Power Amp)
  • 3 Digital Audio Inputs (1 Optical and 2 Coaxial)
  • 3 Analog Audio Inputs and 1 Output
  • Main-In Terminal
  • Independent Headphone Amplifier
  • Discrete Phono Equalizer (MM/MC)
  • Speaker A/B Drive
  • Audio L/R Pre-Out
  • Customized, Gold-Plated, Banana Plug-Compatible Speaker Posts
  • Machined, Gold-Plated RCA and Phono Terminals
  • Auto Standby Function

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • 140 W/Ch at 4 Ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.05%, 2 Channels Driven, IEC 
    180 W/Ch at 4 Ohms, 1 kHz, 10%, 2 Channels Driven, JEITA
  • Frequency Response:
    10 Hz–100 kHz/+0 dB, -1 dB (1 W, LINE)
    1 Hz–250 kHz/+0 dB, -3 dB (1 W, 8 Ohms)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio:
    107 dB (Line, IHF-A) 
    60 dB (Phono MM, IHF-A)
    70 dB (Phono MC, IHF-A)
  • WHD: 435 x 174.5 x 431 mm
  • Weight: 18.1 kg