Posted Mon Apr 25, 2016 at 12:30 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
Two new home theater systems have been announced.
Onkyo has detailed the latest additions to its home theater lineup. The HT-S7800 5.1.2 Channel Network Home Theater System and the HT-S3800 5.1 Channel Home Theater System are both set for release in May.
The HT-S7800 is a 5.1.2 system with object based audio support. The receiver is powered by discrete non-phase amps with 170W/ch, a 384 kHz/32-bit high-grade DAC, and VLSC noise-free processing. In addition, the unit offers 4K/60 Hz video pass-through with High Dynamic Range (HDR) 4:4:4 color space, and BT.2020, along with 4K up-scaling from 1080p. Likewise, integrated Dolby Atmos support is included and DTS:X support will be added through a firmware update scheduled for this summer. Google Cast, Wi-Fi, FireConnect, AirPlay, and Bluetooth connectivity are supported as well. Finally, the system also includes high-fidelity speakers. The front and center two-way speakers include pairs of Onkyo Micro Fiber (OMF) aramid-laminated woofers for accurate sound. Likewise, the front left and right speaker cabinets also house full-range acoustic-suspension Dolby Atmos-enabled height speakers capable of bouncing sound off the ceiling. A powered 120W subwoofer is featured as well.
Meanwhile, the entry level HT-S3800 is a compact and affordable 5.1 system. The receiver uses 100 W/ch analog amplifiers with discrete output circuitry. Likewise, the unit includes support for 4K/60 Hz, 4:4:4 color space, HDR, and BT.2020 playback with HDCP 2.2 copy protection. Bluetooth connectivity is included as well. Though object-based audio formats are not supported, the system does offer DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD support. In addition to the receiver, the package also includes Front L/R, center, and two surround micro-speakers with full-range drivers, and a 100W subwoofer.
Suggested retail price for the HT-S7800 5.1.2 Channel Network Home Theater System is $999, and suggested retail price for the HT-S3800 5.1 Channel Home Theater System is $499.
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