July 09, 2010
| by Rachel Cericola
Onkyo is still aboard the 3D train, and apparently, enjoying the ride. Last month, the company was all about 3D-ready receivers. Now, they’re ready to lure those in need of a complete 3D-ready setup.
That’s why the company just announced two new home-theater-in-a-box systems, the HT-S6300 and HT-S7300. Both include four 3D-Ready HDMI 1.4a input connectors, as well as 1080p video upscaling, Audyssey automatic room equalization, and support for the latest audio formats, including Dolby ProLogic IIz.
Each package includes seven speakers, a subwoofer, an A/V receiver, Audyssey’s calibration microphone, and a dock for your iPhone/iPod. The one thing both systems seem to be missing is a Blu-ray player (or 3D Blu-ray player!).
Aside from price, the big difference between the two systems is that the S7300 has 41-inch tallboy speakers. The S6300 has six 1-foot-tall bookshelf speakers and a horizontal center speaker. Both sets also include a 290-watt subwoofer, which ties into the receiver’s seven 130-watt, 6-ohm power amplifiers.
Both systems are available now. The HT-S6300 has an MSRP of $749, with the S7300 priced at $899.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.