Onkyo Releases Entry-Level Dolby Atmos Home Theatre Products
Onkyo has debuted new home theatre products with three easy upgrade paths to Dolby Atmos: an affordable Dolby Atmos-ready 7.1-channel A/V...
Onkyo has debuted new home theatre products with three easy upgrade paths to Dolby Atmos: an affordable Dolby Atmos-ready 7.1-channel A/V receiver (TX-SR444); Dolby Atmos A/V receiver and speaker package (HT-S5805); and a stand-alone Dolby Atmos 5.1.2-channel speaker system (SKS-HT588).
Slotting between the base TX-SR343 model and network-ready TX-NR545, the TX-SR444 delivers 100W per channel through a discrete high-current amplification system. It is currently the most inexpensive Onkyo receiver to support Dolby Atmos and has been completely redesigned to simplify connection and operation for first-time users.
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As well as supporting Dolby Atmos audio, the TX-SR444’s four HDCP 2.2-compliant HDMI inputs and one output can pass 4K/60 Hz video — complete with 4:4:4 color space and 21:9 cinema aspect ratio — from source devices to the display. A selection of legacy inputs is included to connect older devices, with HDMI upconversion allowing for single-cable TV connection and neater installation. The clearly labeled and illustrated back panel makes initial setup easy for first-time users, as does the on-screen setup guide, AccuEQ room acoustic correction, and Quick Setup button for 'on-the-fly' settings adjustment.
Keeping things simple, the receiver has a rear-panel port that supplies power to media streaming sticks, adding apps for on-demand media. The receiver also includes Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming with DSP enhancement of lower-quality sources.
For users seeking the ultimate one-step upgrade to Dolby Atmos sound, the HT-S5805 5.1.2-Channel Dolby Atmos Home Theatre Package combines all the above capabilities in a HT-R494 7.1-Channel A/V Receiver together with a precision wall-mountable Dolby Atmos 5.1.2 speaker system.
The SKS-HT588 5.1.2-channel speaker system (identical to the one shipping with the above HT-S5805 package) is ideally suited to any Dolby Atmos-ready A/V receiver and is a convenient way to add multidimensional sound to any home theatre environment.