Two-Channel Pre-Amp Delivers Sublime Audio

Despite being at the cutting edge of the burgeoning home theater market, Onkyo has never forgotten its roots in pure hi-fi audio. With the P-3000R, we present a streamlined two-channel pre-amplifier that packs a treasure trove of stunning audio technology. The P-3000R handles both analog and digital sources, with connectivity options including AES/EBU digital connectors and a USB device for PC audio. Separate 192 kHz/32-bit TI Burr-Brown DACs for each channel ensure accurate digital-to-analog conversion. Meanwhile, to minimize interference and maintain signal quality, the P-3000R employs noise-reducing DIDRC technology, a vibration-resistant chassis design, and independent amplifier circuitry. Thanks to the P-3000R’s bi-amping capability, you also have greater flexibility in how you set up your system. As always, the job of all this advanced hardware is to bring you closer to your music and let you feel the unique resonance of each individual instrument.

Special Features

  • DIDRC (Dynamic Intermodulation Distortion Reduction Circuitry)
  • PLL (Phase Locked Loop) Ultra-Low Jitter Technology
  • Separate TI Burr-Brown 192 kHz/32-Bit DACs (PCM1795 x 2) for L/R Channels
  • Amphenol AES/EBU Balanced Digital Input
  • USB Device (C-Media CM6631) for 192 kHz/32-Bit HD Audio from PC*
  • *Playback of PC audio requires dedicated software that can be downloaded from an Onkyo website


DIDRC (Dynamic Intermodulation Distortion Reduction x
Separate Digital/Analog Circuitry x
Separate Massive Transformers for Digital/Analog C x (Toroidal for Analog)
Anti-Vibration Side-Mounted Circuit Board Construction x
PLL (Phase Locked Loop) Ultra-Low Jitter Technology x
Sampling Rate Convertor x (Up to 192 kHz)
192 kHz/24-Bit DACs
192 kHz/32-Bit DACs x (Burr-Brown PCM1795 x 2)
Direct Mode x
Discrete Phono Equalizer x


Phono Input x (MM)
USB Input x (for 192 kHz/32-Bit HD Audio from PC*)
AES/EBU Balanced Digital Input x (XLR)
Digital Inputs (optical/coaxial) x (2/2)
Digital Output x (Optical)
Separate L/R Bi-Amp-Capable Pre-Outs x
Gold-Plated, Machined Solid Brass, 19mm-Pitch Audi x


High-rigidity, anti-resonant chassis x
Separate Anti-Vibration Aluminum Panel Construction x (Top, Front, Sides)
Tone Control (Bass/Treble) x
Independent Headphone Amplifier x
12 V Trigger Output x
Display Dimmer x (Normal/Dim/Off)
Detachable AC Cord x


THD + N (Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise) 0.005% (20 Hz–20 kHz, Power Rated)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Unbalance) 200 mV/47 k-ohms (Line); 2.7 mV/47 k-ohms (Phono MM)
Rated RCA Output Level and Impedance 1 V/330 ohms (Pre out)
Maximum RCA Output Level and Impedance 5.0 V/330 ohms (Pre out)
Phono Overload 80 mV (MM, 1 kHz, 0.5%)
Frequency Response 5 Hz–100 kHz/+0 dB, -3 dB (Line)
Tone Control characteristics ±8 dB, 50 Hz (BASS); ±8 dB, 20 kHz (TREBLE)
Signal to Noise Ratio 110 dB (Direct, IHF-A); 80 dB (Phono, IHF-A)

Audio Inputs

Audio Outputs


Power Supply AC 120V~, 60 Hz
Power Consumption 26 W
Dimensions 17 1/8" x 3 7/8" x 13 1/8" (435 x 99 x 333.1 mm)
Weight 24.3 lbs. (11.0 kg)
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