Onkyo UP-A1 reviews

9 customer reviews

This iPod docks and MP3 speaker is a good all rounder.

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8.1 out of 10 based on 9 reviews.
Onkyo UP-A1: iPod, iPhone See full product description

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Mel , Leeds Gadget lover

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
easy to use with onkyo amp
osd of music list on TV which operates with onkyo remote control
used with nano 3G and new nano 6G charges ipod when in use
daisy chains with onkyo dab tuner
Bad points:
needs separate video cable to view videos from onkyo amp it does not transmit video through hdmi output of amplifier
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Range of features 9.0
Portability 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Jan 2011

Charles, Gadget lover

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Outstanding sound system for the money.
Bad points:
The main box and subwoofer are rather large compared to modern home theatre equipment.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 6.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 8.0
Range of features 10.0
Portability 2.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Dec 2011

Confirmed purchaser Gadget lover

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Good design and sound through our onkyo amp
Bad points:
Is badged as being able to play video, be able to have playlists shown on the tv. This isn't the case, won't even connect to the tv using component cable from the amp to tv.
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 2.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 10.0
Range of features 7.0
Portability 8.0
Value for money 3.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 23 Jun 2010

Jonathan, West Yorkshire Casual listener

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Great docking station a straight forward plug and play
Bad points:
Not 100% compatible with all onkyo receivers, Best to check compatibility before purchase.
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 6.0
Range of features 6.0
Portability 9.0
Value for money 4.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Jun 2010

Product Features

Wireless or wired Wired
Radio tuner No

Also known as: ONKYO UPA1


Manufacturer's Description

With Onkyo’s latest Dock for the iPod, it’s now easy to incorporate the iPhone into your home entertainment system. The UP-A1 helps to expand the possibilities for enjoying your iPhone or iPod’s music, movies, TV shows, music videos, and video podcasts.

It draws a steady power supply from your compatible Onkyo AV receiver* via the same convenient cable that delivers video and audio signals to the receiver. The UP-A1 also offers handy features found on previous Onkyo docks:recharging capability; onscreen display for content navigation and selection**; and remote operability via your A/V receiver’s remote controller.

To bring proven Onkyo sound quality and the potential of big-screen video playback to your iPhone or iPod, look no further than the UP-A1.

*Compatible models include Onkyo’s 2009 range of A/V receivers (i.e. TX-SR507 and higher). (iPhone not included)

  • In Extended Mode, the UP-A1 incorporates an onscreen display (OSD) function that enables you to easily navigate and select video and audio content viewed on a connected display. Using this mode, you can browse your iPhone or iPod content using the keys on your A/V receiver’s remote controller.

Note: Extended Mode is available only on compatible A/V receivers. TX-SR607 and lower models feature only Standard Mode (i.e. video signal pass-through).

Please note that 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation iPod models are not supported. Updating iPhone/iPod software is advised before using the UP-A1.

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