Onkyo adds Apple AirPlay to amps and receivers through DS-A5 dock
Onkyo has released a dock that adds Apple's AirPlay media streaming compatibility to its own range of hi-fi and home cinema systems. The Onkyo DS-A5 dock also offers a direct digital connector for iPhone (up to 4S), iPad and iPod touch (up to 4th generation) and can even be used with many hi-fi systems and amplifiers/receivers from other brands.
The DS-A5 features an Ethernet port for a hard wired connection to your home network, but is also Wi-Fi enabled. It can therefore stream content wirelessly from a compatible Apple device or iTunes on a PC or Mac.
It includes stereo phono audio outputs, optical audio out and a composite video out socket that allows you to view photos and video on the big screen, albeit in standard definition only.
There's also a RI port which can be used only on Onkyo AV receivers or stereo amplifiers. When hooked up using a supplied cable, it lets a user power up their system from an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, simply by tapping the AirPlay icon.
It also comes with a dedicated remote control, so you can access your content on an iDevice without having to remove it from the dock.
The Onkyo DS-A5 dock is available now for £150.