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Onkyo PA-MC5500

Onkyo PA-MC5500
alaAverage 4.8

7 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Onkyo PA-MC5500. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 100/100 and experts rate this product 90/100.

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Expert review by: Tom Andry (

Onkyo PA-MC5500 9 Channel THX Amplifier First Look


The THX Certified PA-MC5500 has 9 channels of amplification rated at 150 watts at 8 ohms driving a single channel into 1kHz. At a paltry $1699 MSRP, the PA-MC5500 has plenty of power for most systems.

It may easy for some to dismiss the PA-MC5500 based on its less-than-rigorous power ratings. Don't be dissuaded. At a paltry $1699 MSRP (and a street price sure to be somewhat less), the PA-MC5500 has plenty of power for most systems. Add to that the...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Brian Kahn (

Onkyo PA-MC5500 Multi-Channel Amplifier Reviewed


A nine-channel amplifier is a rare thing, even in the multi-channel amplifier realm. The Onkyo PA-MC500 is such a thing. Reviewer Brian Kahn tests out the PA-MC500 and he definitely had a few issues to talk about

The PA-MC5500's nine channels of flexibility provide many connection options and eliminate the need for a second amplifier in most nine-channel or multi-zone systems ; The PA-MC5500's soundstaging, imaging and dynamics on movies and multi-channel music...

The PA-MC5500's soundstage on stereo tracks was lacking depth and theoverall level of refinement would keep me from using it in an absolutereference level system. Those looking to upgrade their receivers orenter into a mid-fi setup would be well suited...

Onkyo's PA-MC5500 is a solid value at $1,699. I would have no problemsrecommending this amplifier for use in a multi-channel system. Many ofthe newer multi-channel amplifiers feature digital amplificationcircuits. While some of them are well...

Apr, 2011

Product Specifications


DLNA certified: No


iPod Control: No
USB Interface: No
YUV Interface: No

General Features

Loudspeakers: No


Dolby / DTS: No