October 28, 2008
| by Arlen Schweiger
Home theaters in a box ain’t what they used to be. And more wattage isn’t the only thing making them more powerful these days.
Just look at the new HT-S9100THX theater package from Onkyo—whose A/V receivers come highly recommended by the DIY theater experts over at AVS Forum.
This theater package combines a 7.1-channel speaker system with an Onkyo receiver that delivers 130 watts per channel and a slew of high-performance goods.
- THX Loudness Plus technology
- Four HDMI v. 1.3a inputs
- Onboard Faroudja DCDi Edge video processing
- Audyssey 2EQ and Dynamic EQ audio calibration
- Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio lossless audio codecs
- HD-capable component video switching for two HD source components
If you’re wondering about the speakers, they’re in the form of seven two-way models that are tonally matched, the company says. There’s also a 12-inch subwoofer with an integrated 290-watt amp.
You can grab the Onkyo system for an SRP of $1,099 and rock on.
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com
and Electronic House magazine.