Onkyo A-9010 Amplifier w/ Wharfedale Diamond 220 Speakers
Man. Part No.: A-9010
Onkyo A-9010 Amplifier w/ Wharfedale Diamond 220
Onkyo A-9010 Integrated Stereo Amplifier
Entertaining and energetic presentation; fine rhythmic drive; articulate midrange
Clean and Crisp
Start listening and it doesn't take long to relaise the engineers have managed to deliver something special. This amplifierhave been tuned in the UK, and that decision has paid off handsomely. The changes involve the use of improved components in key areas and fine-tuning the power supply and audio circuits with the aim of producing a musically rewarding sound. It's worth pressing the source direct button before you start listening. This bypasses the tone controls and helps the amplifier sound that bit cleaner and crisper in the way it renders fine detail.
Enter the World of Pure Hi-Fi
The latest addition to our Pure Hi-Fi lineup, the affordable A-9010 Integrated Stereo Amplifier was tuned in the UK with specially modified circuitries and four audio-grade capacitors to deliver the warm, full-bodied sound European listeners prefer. A large transformer, discrete amplifier output stage, and unique high-current, low impedance circuitry enables precise control of the speaker drivers with minimal distortion, while a thick extruded aluminum heat sink keeps everything running cool. Other inclusions such as the MM phono equalizer, independent headphone amplifier, gold-plated speaker posts, and chunky knobs for volume, tone, and input selection reflect the quality of the product and add an appealing touch of vintage charm. If you’re looking for a sweet-sounding amp that will get the most out of your LPs and CDs without breaking the bank, the A-9010 is very much worth an audition.
Authentic High-Fidelity Amplification System
When it comes to sound quality, amperage (current) is more important than having loads of watts. Our unique Wide Range Amplifier Technology (WRAT) uses high current flow to maintain precise control of the speaker drivers at all times. This ensures accurate and dynamic audio reproduction—from delicate piano passages to an orchestra in full flight—even when the speaker impedance drops and increases the load on the receiver. To achieve this, the A-9010 features a high-output transformer and four audio-grade capacitors with an extruded aluminum heat sink to keep the amps running cool. The amplifier circuits feature discrete low-impedance output transistors for instantaneous power and low distortion, while closed ground loop circuits help to minimize electrical noise. Furthermore, amplifier circuitry and other electronic components were fine-tuned by our engineers in the UK to add a sense of warmth and body to vocals and other instruments. Together, these technologies deliver engaging sound whatever your source.
Enjoy Pure Analog Playback of Vinyl Records
Unlike many stereo amps at this price, the A-9010 features a built-in MM phono equalizer and phono inputs so you can connect a turntable (we think our CP-1050 is a good choice) and enjoy your record collection with pure and dynamic analog performance. Sounding rich and lush—but not at the expense of detail—the A-9010 is an excellent place to start your love affair with vinyl records.
Connect All Your Gear
On the rear panel you’ll find four pairs of pin-type RCA analog audio inputs and one output. That’s more than enough to connect the CD player, tuner, or cassette deck you have already—or perhaps you could add our new C-N7050 Network CD Player that combines Hi-Res network audio streaming, internet radio, USB audio, and a top-quality CD player all in one device. There’s also a 3.5 mm analog input on the front panel that makes it easy to hook up your phone or tablet and get the tunes happening in moments.
Separate Headphone Amplification Circuitry
Live it up even when you’re told to keep it down. The A-9010 includes an independent headphone amplifier powerful enough to drive high-impedance cans with a sound signature that’s clear and detailed. We also include a proper 6.3 mm headphone input for a safe and secure connection to your headphones.
Better Construction Equals Better Performance
The A-9010’s chassis is designed to isolate the audio signal from vibrations that cause interference during the amplification process. Other appealing points include gold-plated, banana-plug-compatible speaker posts with transparent screw-type knobs. These speaker terminals are connected to the amp circuitry via thick speaker plates rather than speaker relays to preserve signal integrity and improve resultant sound quality. Aesthetically, the A-9010 pleases every sense, with sweet proportions and classic metal knobs for the major controls that look and feel like they belong on a more expensive amplifier.
Control Your System with One Remote
Remote Interactive (RI) terminals let you operate other compatible audio components (such as a CD player or tuner) in your system using a single remote control. RI capability also adds functionality when Onkyo’s DS-A5 RI Dock for iPod is connected to another component, including System On/Off, Auto Power On, and Auto Selector. We also include a full-sized remote—not a flimsy credit card-sized type—to make controlling the A-9010 easy.
- 44 W/Ch (8 ohm, 1 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven, IEC)
- WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology) with Discrete Amplifier Output Circuitry
- Four Audio-Grade Capacitors and UK-Tuned Amp Circuitry for Rich and Pure Analog Sound Quality
- High-Current Low-Impedance Drive
- Extruded Aluminum Heat Sink for Cool and Stable Operation
- Independent Headphone Amplification Circuitry
- Thick Speaker Plates To Maintain Signal Quality
- Gold-Plated Screw-type Banana Plug-Compatible Speaker Posts
- Tone Controls for Bass, Treble, and Balance
- 5 Analog Audio Inputs (4 Rear / 1 Front) and 1 Output (Rear)
- Phono Input (MM) with Ground Terminal and Phono Equalizer
- 6.3 mm Headphone Jack
- Supports RI (Remote Interactive) to Control Multiple Components with a Single Remote (Compatible Products Only)
- Low 0.4 W Power Consumption on Standby
Wharfedale Diamond 220 Speakers
The Diamond 220 from Wharfedale replaces the company's 121 as the Diamond series' entry-level bookshelf model. This newly developed version of what was already a highly capable loudspeaker sees a number of aesthetic and performance upgrades.
These upgrades include the integration of a stronger and more anti-resonant cabiner mateiral, utilising particleboard sandwiched between MDF (as opposed to chipboard + MDF found with the older 121's cabinet). This means that the vinyl wrap of the speaker unit can be applied to the speaker more easily, resulting in an improved finish.
The bass driver is formed from woven Kevlar and has ribs for added rigidity and the speaker uses a revised magnet system for even tighter control of the sound. Vocals sound more realistic than you'd believe for a speaker of this price and the bass is upbeat and never lagging behind the rest of the mix. At the other end of the scale the treble unit is surrounded by a deeply dished waveguide. This helps to improve the imaging and 'width' of sound, making it easier to pick out individual instruments. The overall sound quality is still fantastically well-balanced and natural with a sense of realism that is difficult to beat at this price point.
The sonic integrity and capability of the speaker has also been improved, thanks to an upgraded crossover network and bass motor system, while the new slot-loaded port provides an even stronger level of sonic detail.
Diamond 220 Specification:
Enclosure Type - bass reflex
Transducer Complement - 2-way
Bass Driver - 130mm Woven Kevlar Cone
Treble Driver - 25mm Soft Dome
AV Shield - No
Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1m) - 86dB
Recommended Amplifier Power - 25-100W
Peak SPL - 95dB
Nominal Impedance - 8ohm
Compatible Minimum Impedance - 4.1ohm
Frequency Response (+/-3dB) 56Hz - 20kHz
Bass Extension (-6dB) - 45Hz
Crossover Frequency - 2.2kHz
Cabinet Volume (in litres) - 7L
Height (on plinth & spikes) - 315mm
Width - 174mm
Depth (with terminals) - 227+28mm
Carton Size - 495 x 320 x 410mm
Net Weight - 5.3kg/pcs
Gross Weight - 12.6kg/ctn
|Manufacturer's Part No.||A-9010|
|Amplifier Award||5 Star, WHF Award Winner 2015/16|
|Connections||Analog, DAB, DAB+, Digital Optical (TOSLINK), FM, Headphone, Subwoofer, USB|
|Number of channels||2|
|Speaker Award||5Star, WHF Winner 2014/15|
Finance options* to help you afford the product you want!
If your order value is £389.00 or over you will be given the option to buy on finance when you reach the checkout. We have two finance options available:
Buy Now Pay 6 Months Later
Buy Now Pay 12 Months Later
Please Note: A minimum 10% deposit is payable up front on credit or debit card on all finance orders.
How to Apply
Applying for finance is simple. All you need to do is call us on 0800 634 4484 during opening hours and we will be able to process your order.
Who is the finance agreement with?
The finance agreement is with Hitachi Consumer Credit, one of the largest money lenders in the UK.
*Finance is available to UK applicants 18 years of age or older and subject to status. Finance is not available for business customers. Prices are correct at time of going to press and are subject to change during the term of this offer without notice. Terms and conditions are available on request. Finance agreements are available on orders between £389 and £10,000 (including VAT and shipping). Please ensure you are able to keep up repayments of any finance package taken.
Now Group UK Ltd trading as Exceptional AV operates under a Consumer Credit Licence, No. 560813.
This licence is issued by The Director General of Fair Trading at the Office of Fair Trading in accordance with the Consumer Credit Act 1974.