85 Watts per channel – perfect for driving different sizes of speakers, ideal for medium rooms
Integrated FM/AM Tuner – with RDS & 15 station presets
Built-in MM Phono Stage – plug & play a turntable, no other boxes required
Built-in Bluetooth 5.0 – easy wireless connection to smartphones etc.
Slim elegant design – classic hi-fi design with stylish white LED display
Analogue Inputs – plenty of rear connectors for audio sources
Full-size headphone jack & Aux-In – on front panel for convenience
With 85 watts of power and an FM/AM tuner at its disposal, AXR85 is a receiver to be reckoned with. A built-in phono stage for easy connection of a turntable, and Bluetooth to play music wirelessly from a smartphone. A dedicated subwoofer output for driving bass, and two sets of speaker outputs add to AXR85’s capabilities. While plenty of sockets front and rear build on that convenience.
AXR85 is a receiver (combined amp and radio) aimed at listening to music, and appreciating how it’s been recorded, from a variety of sources – including its own integrated tuner. Hi-fi separates like AXR85 are designed to take a signal, amplify it and output to your speakers. Choose speakers to suit your own taste, this unit certainly gives you options.
With all the talk of streaming, it’s sometimes easy to forget the simple pleasure of radio. Turn it on, and it just works. With AXR85 you can programme up to 15 favourite stations and retrieve them quickly, without having to re-scan. Station information, thanks to RDS, is shown on the white LED dot matrix display.
A built-in phono stage is one of many aces up AXR85’s sleeve. You can plug a turntable straight into the rear sockets without any extra kit. Moving magnet compatibility means it works with most turntables – including that vintage one you’ve always wanted to dust off. Soon you’ll be playing the records you already own and planning the next purchases.
Thanks to integrated Bluetooth 5.0, it’s simple to play music from your phone, laptop or other compatible device on AXR85. It’s a great way for friends to share music with you, helping you to discover new favourite albums – before you splash out on a vinyl copy.
AXR85 is a well-connected receiver, with 3 pairs of analogue RCA inputs, moving magnet phono section for a turntable and a pair of recording outputs. Hi-fi quality speaker binding posts (connectors), for 2 sets of speakers, mean that thick cable connects securely for an authentic sound. There’s even an output for a subwoofer.
As with the rest of the AX Series, AXR85 shares our house-style of Lunar Grey minimalist fascia, black steel cabinet and ‘floating’ base. This timeless look allows for an upgrade path through our range. A relatively slim build, in the classic 430mm hi-fi width, also means that AXR85 can easily slot into a much-loved system.
|POWER OUTPUT||85 watts (into 8Ω)|
|THD (unweighted)||<0.01% @ 1kHz, 80% of rated power <0.15% 20Hz - 20kHz, 80% of rated power|
|Frequency response (-1dB)||5Hz - 50kHz|
|S/N ratio (ref 1W)||>82dB (unweighted)|
|Input impedances||47k ohms|
|Power Amp damping factor||>50|
|Standby power consumption||<0.5W|
|Max. power consumption||500W|
|Bass/Treble controls||Shelving, ultimate boost/cut +/- 10dB @ 100Hz and 20kHz|
|Subwoofer output||200Hz 2nd order L+R Level follows volume setting|
|Dimensions||110 x 430 x 340mm (4.3 x 16.9 x 13.4”)|
|Bluetooth||5.0 A2DP/AVRCP supporting SBC|
|Tuner Bands||European AM (522-1629kHz) FM (87.5-108MHz) / US AM (530-1710kHz) FM (87.5-108MHz)|
|Aerial Inputs||FM 75 ohms, Coaxial. AM 300 ohms wire loop/ single wire|
|Signal to Noise (Tuner)||60dB typical (FM)|
|Distortion (Tuner)||<0.4% @ 1kHz 50kHz deviation (FM mono) <0.6% @ 1kHz 50kHz deviation (FM stereo)|
|In the box||AXR85 Stereo Receiver, Power Cable, Remote Control, 2 x AAA Batteries, FM antenna, AM antenna|