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Onkyo C-S5VL SACD player and A-5VL Integrated amplifier

August 11, 2009 By HE Staff

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Onkyo C-S5VL
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Onkyo C-S5VL back panel
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Partners in Music

The two-channel C-S5VL audiophile-grade SACD player and A-5VL integrated digital amplifier are the latest additions to the Onkyo family.

Together, these units are ideal partners in music.

More after the jump…

Onkyo C-S5VL

The Onkyo C-S5VL SACD player strives to create “the sensation of being there,” up close and personal with the musicians, according to the company.

The unit offers upsampling of audio signals at 64 times higher than CD. The C-S5VL brings the company’s VLSC technology together with 192 kHz/24-bit Wolfson DACs for a digital to analog conversion.

A thermally regulated crystal oscillator and jitter cleaner device stabilizes the clock frequency. The unit comes with 1 optical and 1 coaxial digital output.

 Onkyo C-S5VL back panel

On the amplification side, the new A-5VL offers "precision-crafted audio-tuned" capacitors and thick, low-impedance copper bus plates. 

For digital/analog conversion there are 192 kHz/24-Bit Burr-Brown DACs. Being a digital amp, it wastes less energy as heat, and is therefore more efficient.

Power output, according to Onkyo, is 40 watts for each of the two channels into 8 ohms at 1kHz, both channels driven. Frequency response is a claimed 5 hertz to 60 kilohertz +1, - 3 dB.

C-S5VL: $599
A-5VL: $699

CONTACT: onkyousa.com

 Onkyo A-5VL

 Onkyo A-5VL back panel


Beautiful little system, although I really wish there was a preamp output on the amplifier.... 40 w/ch is good for many applications, but it would be nice to have a line-level conenction for use with a larger amplifier or powered sub

Only if I did not have three Onkyo AVR606 give up on me within one year of use. I still love their affordability.....though.

oh do get a life. still, you're right about afordability as this set up blows a lot of much, much more expensive "hi-end" stuff out of the water!

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