New Onkyo iPod/iPhone/iPad Dock with AirPlay
Onkyo recently released the new DS-A5 docking station allowing AirPlay functionality on all your legacy Onkyo A/V receivers and stereo amplifiers. Just select an audio or video file, touch the AirPlay icon, and the dock powers up your system and commences playback. Or, with a few clicks of the mouse, you can send music wirelessly from your computer’s iTunes library to the DS-A5 for playback over your hi-fi or home theatre.
Superior sound quality is assured when using the digital audio output, which transports the signal directly to your Onkyo receiver’s audiophile-grade Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs). A composite video output enables movie and photo playback from iOS device on your TV, while an RI connection centralizes control of your system into one main remote. With the DS-A5, you can dock your iPod, iPhone, or iPad anytime for a recharge, or continue using it anywhere in the house while streaming your favorite music at the same time.
Connecting the iOS Family with Onkyo Systems
Linked to your Onkyo system, the DS-A5 allows you to play audio and video files from virtually all iPod, iPhone, and iPad models. Now you can enjoy your music through a high-fidelity sound system and share photos and videos on your living-room display.
AirPlay Integrates Your Digital Life
AirPlay lets you connect your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad to your compatible Onkyo product with no wires, cable, or clutter. As well as streaming audio from your portable iOS device over the home network, users can also play tracks from their PC or Mac-based iTunes library on their Onkyo sound system. AirPlay also enables automatic system start up and input selection.
Added Control Through RI Functionality
The DS-A5 can also be connected through Onkyo’s proprietary RI (Remote Interactive) interface. This gives you access to a variety of useful functions, such as System On/Off, Auto Power On, Auto Selector (Direct Change), and Sleep Timer. To simplify things even further, the RI terminal also allows you to use your main Onkyo system remote to control the DS-A5 dock.
Compatible iPod/iPhone/iPad Models
- iPod nano (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Generations)
- iPod classic (80 GB, 120 GB, 160 GB)
- iPod touch (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Generations)
- iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S
- iPad, iPad (Wi-Fi + 3G), iPad 2 (Wi-Fi), iPad 2 (Wi-Fi + 3G), New iPad
Updating iPod/iPhone/iPad software is advised before using the DS-A5.