Honoring the Fundamentals of Pure Stereo Sound

If you want your receiver to focus purely on two-channel audio, the TX-8255 could be just the answer. It’s perfect for your living room, or anywhere else you like to sit back and soak up your music. The TX-8255’s rock-solid construction incorporates a heavy-duty extruded aluminum heat sink to ensure cooler operation. The whole unit is housed in a rigid, reinforced chassis —finished off with a hairline-brushed aluminum front panel— to help eliminate vibrations. Add compatibility with RI dock for the iPod®, and you have a superb stereo solution that brings out the power and dynamism of your audio sources.

Special Features

  • 50 w/ch, 8 ohm, 20Hz - 20kHz, 0.08% THD, FTC
  • Wide Range Amplifier Technology (WRAT)
  • 5 Audio Inputs, 2 Outputs
  • Phono Input


Power Output (Stereo at 8 ohm, 20 Hz-20 kHz, FTC) 50 W/Ch
Dynamic Power** (4 ohm) 105 W/Ch
Discrete Output Stage x
6 ohm Capable x
4 ohm Capable x
Multiroom Connection x
Audio Input/Output Terminals 6/2
Video Input/Output Terminals - / -
Number of Presets 40
Preset Station Naming
APR (Automatic Precision Reception) System
Direct Access Tuning x
Automatic/Manual Tuning x
Headphone Jack x
Sleep Timer x
Color Coded Speaker Terminals
RI-Compatible Remote Control x
Comb Filter for Composite to S
HDMI Video Upconversion
HDMI Switching Input/Output
Cinema Re-EQ
DTS 96/24
Dolby ProLogic IIx
Front-Panel Optical
Time Base Correction (TBC)
DS-A1 Compatible x
Enhanced IPOD Compatibility x
Zone 2 Subwoofer
Zone 2 Composite Video
Zone 2 OSD

Amplifier Section

Power Output (8 ohm, 20 Hz-20 kHz, FTC) 50 W/Ch
Dynamic Power* 135 W/Ch
THD (Rated Power) 0.08 %
Frequency Response 10 Hz-100 kHz (+ 1 dB, -3 dB)
S/N Ratio
Phono(MM) 80 dB (IHF-A)
CD-Tape 100 dB (IHF-A)
Phono Overload (1 kHz) 120 mV (MM, 1kHz, 0.5%)

Tuner Section

Usable Sensitivity
FM Mono 15.2 dBf, (75 ohm IHF)
FM Stereo 22.2 dBf, (75 ohm IHF)
AM 300 uV
S/N Ratio (FM Mono/FM Stereo/AM) 73 dB (IHF-A)/67 dB (IHF-A)/40 dB
THD (FM Mono/FM Stereo/AM) 0.3 %/0.5 %/0.7 %
FM Stereo Separation 40 dB at 1 kHz


Dimensions (W x H x D) 17 1/8" x 5 7/8" x 13 3/8" (435 x 149 x 340 mm)
Weight 16.5 lbs. (7.5 kg)
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