Onkyo is bringing AirPlay wireless music playback from Apple’s devices to older receivers with their new gadget.
It can connect to home networks by jumping on a WiFi connection or through a direct Ethernet connection. Alternatively, it can be plugged in directly to a receiver’s DAC, connected through analogue stereo and video component connections.
Onkyo deserves credit for releasing a device that equips legacy receivers with current technology, as most companies would rather drive sales through upgrades at the consumer’s expense.
Onkyo’s DS-A5 will be available from retailers in October with a $199 recommended retail price.