Sophisticated Audio Processing in a Space-Saving Design

Beneath the A-5VL’s slim and elegant exterior lies a surprising amount of amplification muscle. You might wonder how Onkyo managed to incorporate the functionality of a pre- and power amp into such a slender integrated package. The key is the A-5VL’s extremely energy-efficient design. Because it produces much less heat than a typical amplifier, the A-5VL requires only a small heat sink. This leaves

ample space for a range of precision-crafted audiophile-grade parts, such as specially audio-tuned capacitors and thick, low-impedance copper bus plates. The A-5VL employs Onkyo’s exclusive VLSC™ technology to ensure a smooth, pulse noise-free signal during conversion from digital to analog. You’ll enjoy precise and faithful reproduction of any audio source, whether it’s a CD, a tuner, or a turntable. As the A-5VL is also compatible with Onkyo’s optional RI (remote interactive) Docks for the iPod®, you also have the convenience of controlling playback of your iPod via the amplifier’s remote controller.

Special Features

  • Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-Bit DACs
CD Player Section
Power Output
8 ohms 45 W
Dynamic Power
3 ohms 115 W
4 ohms 90 W
Audio in/out 4/1
Phono input MM/MC
Exclusive Vector Linear (VL) Digital technology x
Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry x
All discrete output stage circuitry x
Low-impedance, thick bus plate x
Audiophile-grade capacitor x
Precision motor-driven volume control x
Tone Control (Bass, Treble On/Off) x
Pure direct mode x
Discrete phono equalizer circuitry x
High-rigidity, anti-resonant chassis x
Speaker A/B posts x
Compatible with Remote Interactive Dock for the iP x
RI (Remote Interactive) remote control x
Banana Plug Speaker Terminals x (gold plated)
Amplifier Section
Power Output 40 W/Ch (8 ohms, 1kHz, 2 channels driven, FTC)
Tone Control
3 ohms, Front 115 W/Ch
4 ohms, Front 90 W/Ch
8 ohms, Front 45 W/Ch
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.08 %
Damping Factor 60 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 ohms)
Phono MM 2.4 mV/50 k-ohms
CD 200 mV/50 k-ohms
Rec out 200 mV/2.2 k-ohms
Phono Overload 60 mV (MM, 1 kHz, 0.5 %)
Frequency Response 5 Hz-60 kHz (+ 1, - 3 dB, CD)
Bass + 14 dB, - 14 dB, 100 Hz
Treble + 14 dB, - 14 dB, 20 kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 100 dB (CD, IHF-A), 70 dB (Phono, IHF-A)
Speaker Impedance 2 ohms-16 ohms
Power Supply AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power Consumption 110 W
Standby Power Consumption 0.3 W
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8" x 3-1/8" x 13-3/8"/435 x 80 x 340 mm
Weight 22.5 lbs./10.2 kg
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