Onkyo DS-A5 dock adds Apple AirPlay to older receivers (and not just their own ones!)

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Onkyo-airplay-adapter-top.jpgOnkyo have revealed their DS-A5 dock, which allows you to add Apple’s AirPlay media streaming capabilities to old home cinema receivers and Hi-Fi kits.

The DS-A5 has an Ethernet port for cabled internet connectivity, as well as Wi-Fi options, letting you stream content from both mobile Apple devices and PCs or Macs with iTunes.

Stereo phono audio outputs, optical audio out and a composite video out socket also allow for standard definition video to be pumped to a big screen.

There’s also a direct digital connector for iPhones (but not the iPhone 5), iPad and iPod touch (again, not this month’s recent updated ones).

Onkyo-airplay-adapter-mid.jpgAn RI connection on the dock also allows compatible Onkyo kit to connect to iPhone’s iPads and iPod Touch devices, letting you boot up your audio gear from standby by tapping the AirPlay icon on the iGadgets. A dedicated remote lets you control docked Apple devices too.

The dock can also be hooked up to non-Onkyo home cinema kit, but you loose the benefits of RI connectivity.

Available now, you can pick it up for £150.

Gerald Lynch