Onkyo has broken the mold and introduced a two-channel CD player and amplifier dedicated to the audiphile community. The DX-7555 CD player features a precision, adjustable click circuit with a tolerance of just +/- 1.5 ppm (most tolerance settings are 50ppm) which the company says produces a remarkably low jitter and high-fidelity performance. Users can manually adjust the clock frequency for a degree of sonic imaging. Other features in the DX-7555 CD player include a Wolfson MicroElectronics DAC circuit with user-selectable profiles for either “sharp” (flat up to 20 kHz) or “slow” (gradual) high frequency rolloff, to suit differing source material and user preferences.
“Nearly a decade ago, Onkyo introduced the acclaimed WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology) that has become the root technology of nearly all of our amplifiers,” said Paul Wasek, Onkyo’s nationalmarketing manager. “Since Onkyo earned its reputation for high value, extremely musical audio components thanks to its acclaimed two-channel audio designs, we see no better arena to introduce ourexclusive VL Digital amplifier technology, the next generation of Onkyo amplification. Over the coming years, VL Digital amplifiers will find their way through the rest of our home theater and audioamplifier lines.” The Onkyo A-9555 amplifier features Onkyo’s 4th generation VL Digital Amplifier Technology and delivers continuous 100 watts per channel into 8 ohms and 200 watts into 4ohms. It also features inputs for up to seven stereo source components, including two tape/MD record loops and a high quality phono preamplifier circuit with discrete RIAA equalization. Onkyo’s A-9555 integrated amplifier and DX-7555 compact disc player will ship in August at suggested retail prices of $699.99 and $599.99, respectively.