Authentic High-Fidelity Amplification System
The A-9110 features Onkyo’s time-proven low-negative-feedback amplifier topology that distinguishes the timbral warmth, fullness, and vibrancy of the recording. This circuitry captures a wide frequency spectrum with uncommonly low distortion.
Stable high-current power with wide-range amplifiers
Dynamic changes in music cause impedance to fluctuate. If power can’t be delivered when impedance drops, sound quality suffers. Onkyo’s solution is WRAT, specifically its high-output EI transformer, huge custom-made main audio capacitors, and carefully selected high-quality parts. High-current stability controls the speaker-drivers for accurate and assured reproduction of dynamic musical passages.
WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)
WRAT is based around a low negative-feedback circuit topology that works to reduce signal noise and distortion across the frequency range. A “closed ground-loop circuit” design is employed, in which each circuit has a separate link to the power supply. This helps to cancel individual circuit noise and keep the ground potential free of distortion. High Instantaneous Current Capability (HICC) enables WRAT amplifiers to immediately cancel the speakers’ reflex energy and instantaneously send out the next signal. The same high current better manages speaker impedance fluctuations, which can negatively affect performance.
Direct Mode brings you closer to the source
Direct Mode bypasses tone and PM Bass circuitries. In combination with a refined amp circuit design, signal-path-lengths have been significantly reduced in comparison to the A-9010 for even more accurate and faithful sound. Enjoy end-to-end analog music reproduction from turntable to speakers, and recapture the atmosphere of the original recording with any connected source.
Phase Matching Bass Boost enriches sound at low volume
Most pre-main amps have a loudness button designed to boost low-mid frequency sound. However, conventional designs are prone to phase-shift, which degrades the clarity of the vocal frequency band. Onkyo’s Phase Matching Bass Boost function eliminates phase-shift between low- and mid-range frequency bands above 300 Hz. Bass response is enhanced without compromising vocal clarity, and that’s something especially useful when playing music at low volume where bass and high-frequency sounds are more difficult to hear.
New fine display shares info clearly
A new display panel boasts fine text resolution, making it easier to read at a distance than single bulbs. It shows active selected input at a glance.
Quality speaker-posts make perfect contact
Speaker cables with your choice of terminal are firmly secured by high-quality speaker binding posts. Each wide-spaced non-magnetic post prevents interference and features a large, easy-to-grip transparent knob.
Sounds clearer at low volumes
When playing music at low volume, the signal normally drops close to the component’s noise floor. The signal picks up noise, which is amplified, and the result is muffled sound. To avoid this, the A-9110 features Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry, a volume circuit that requires less than half the usual amount of attenuation. The signal never approaches the noise floor, so you can enjoy clearest sound at low volume.
Thick and rigid chassis tames resonance
Every hi-fi component generates electromechanical resonance. This translates into signal noise, and that impacts on the sound coming out of your speakers. To combat the negative effects of vibration, the A-9110 features a rigid metal chassis that’s 1.3 times thicker than the A-9010 at 1.6 mm. Working together with large, wide-spaced insulators, unwanted resonance is virtually eliminated.
RI (Remote Interactive) Capability
Onkyo’s RI system lets you operate multiple RI-compatible components through a single remote control. RI capability also gives you further functionality with Onkyo’s Remote Interactive Dock for the iPod, including System On/System Off, Auto Power On, Auto Selector (Direct Change) and Timer functions.