07/14/14 – UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NEW JERSEY. Onkyo, the world’s foremost specialist in audio-video entertainment, has announced major upgrades to its popular line of home-theater-in-a-box (HTiB) packages, along with a new Dolby Atmos®-enabled speaker system and an updated entry-level A/V receiver. The following packages and components—including select models engineered for captivating Dolby Atmos sound right out of the box—are slated for release during the last quarter of this year: The Dolby Atmos-ready HT-S7700 5.1.2-channel network A/V receiver and speaker packages The SKH-410 Dolby Atmos-Enabled Speaker System The 5.1-channel HT-S3700 home theater receiver and speaker packages, and a network-enabled 5.1-channel HT-S5700 Network A/V Receiver/Speaker Package, all with HDMI 2.0 and Bluetooth The TX-SR333 5.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver with HDMI 2.0 and Bluetooth
One Easy Step to Dolby Atmos Sound with 5.1.2-Channel Packages
Dolby Atmos—a multidimensional audio format developed for commercial cinemas and now available for the first time in home theaters—places and moves specific sounds anywhere in the room, including overhead. Content creators mix in a 3D space with object-oriented overhead sounds (such as aircraft, rain, or birdcalls) passing through pairs of in-ceiling speakers or Dolby Atmos-enabled height speakers.
With its Dolby Atmos-enabled front/height speakers, the HT-S7700 is the most convenient and affordable way to enjoy Dolby Atmos sound at home. This factory-balanced 5.1.2-channel HTiB system is powered by a Wi-Fi®- and Bluetooth-ready 7.2-channel network A/V receiver featuring HDMI® 2.0 terminals for 4K/60 Hz video and HDCP 2.2 for 4K video streaming and broadcasting. It supports high-resolution network audio, internet radio and music streaming, and can upscale low-resolution video to 4K with Qdeo™ processing technology. The receiver has two HDMI 2.0 outputs, a phono input for turntable connection, and Powered Zone 2 capability for distributed multiroom audio.
Included 2-way front speakers contain OMF (Onkyo Micro Fiber) woofers and a balanced-dome tweeter for clear and accurate sound, while an independently powered up-firing speaker in a sealed top compartment bounces Dolby Atmos height effects from the ceiling into the audience. Sounds fed via the height channels seem to originate from overhead, helping to create a sphere of sound where effects move seamlessly above and around the listener.
The package is completed with a 2-way gloss-accented center speaker with dual cone woofers and tweeter, two solid full-range surround speakers, and a large 10-inch powered subwoofer.
Speaker System Enables Dolby Atmos on Existing Surround Setups
Owners re-powering an existing home theater speaker system with a compatible 2014-model Onkyo A/V receiver can unlock the full Dolby Atmos experience by connecting two of the company’s new SKH-410 speakers to the receiver’s height channels. The compact sealed cabinets contain a full-range up-firing cone speaker and special Dolby Atmos-certified network to create a plane of sound above the listener. Placed on larger floorstanding speakers or mounted on the wall, the SKH-410s offer a convenient and cost-effective way to unleash the power of Dolby Atmos in home theaters where in-ceiling speakers are impractical.