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Onkyo Announces Two New HTiB Systems – HT-S7100 & HT-S6100

Written on Jul 22, 2008 by Brian and filed under News, Onkyo

Onkyo HT-S7100

Onkyo HT-S7100

Onkyo has launched two new 7.1-channel home theater in a box systems; the HT-S7100 and the HT-S6100. Both systems feature 130 watt-per-channel A/V receivers with HDMI inputs for up to four sources. The receivers are paired with a high performance 7.1-channel speaker and active subwoofer package, and the requisite iPod dock.

Onkyo HT-S6100

Onkyo HT-S6100

The HDMI inputs in both the HT-S7100 and HT-S6100 A/V receivers include support for 1080p video and DeepColor™ capability. There is internal audio processing for the latest Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio, and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio formats. For video, the receivers include Faroudja DCDi Edge processing that is capable of upscaling all video inputs to 1080i resolution for output via HDMI, improving picture quality and simplifying the connection to HD video displays.

HT-S7100 and HT-S6100 Speakers

Onkyo’s HT-S7100 and HT-S6100 each feature seven satellite speakers and a powerful subwoofer for deep bass reproduction. The front L/R and horizontal center channel speakers each feature a pair of 3-1/8 inch cone woofers and a high quality 1-inch balanced tweeter. For a coherent and timbre-matched surround field, the included surround speakers each use the same drivers as the front speakers, but employ only a single woofer. Each system includes a high-power downfiring subwoofer with a 10-inch cone driver with an internal 290 watt amplification module. All crossover points in each system can be set to any of eight possible settings for ideal integration with the environment and listener preferences. The HT-S7100 also comes with two speaker stands.

Each of the new systems includes the highly acclaimed Audyssey 2EQ room correction and calibration system, greatly improving and speeding up setup and optimization of the loudspeaker system in any environment. They also employ Audyssey’s Dynamic EQ algorithm, which refines the system’s frequency response and surround levels moment-by-moment to compensate for deteriorations in the listening experience at different volume levels. When used in combination with the Audyssey 2EQ system, this feature tailors the receiver’s output to correct for room acoustics, listening position, and playback-level distortions, delivering an overall experience that is a much closer match to what the audio production engineers originally intended.

Onkyo iPOD Dock

The Onkyo HT-S7100 and HT-R6100 each include a version of Onkyo’s exclusive iPod dock/charging units. The HT-S7100 features the A/V capable DS-A1XP dock, while the HT-S6100 includes the audio-only DS-A1L.

System Remote

Both of the systems include a full-function RI (Remote Interactive) remote control and Onkyo’s RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI) capability allows them to seamlessly integrate with other leading brand-name devices. Each includes a 30-preset AM/FM tuner. The HT-S7100 is also Sirius Satellite Radio Ready for those desiring to add this service to their entertainment system.

Price and Availability

The Onkyo HT-S7100 will be available in August at a suggested retail price of $799. The HT-S6100 is now shipping and has a suggested retail price of $699.

Onkyo HT-S7100 Quick Specs

  • HDMI v1.3a Repeater (4 inputs, 1080P compatible)
  • 1080i Upscaling powered by Faroudja DCDi Edge
  • TrueHD, DTS-HD Decoding
  • Slim, 7.1 speaker system with 290W powered subwoofer
  • Powered Zone2
  • Includes RI iPod dock
  • Includes 1pair of speaker strands

Onkyo HT-S6100 Quick Specs

  • HDMI v1.3a Repeater (4 inputs, 1080P compatible)
  • 1080i Upscaling powered by Faroudja DCDi Edge
  • TrueHD, DTS-HD Decoding
  • Slim, wall mountable 7.1 speaker system with 290W powered subwoofer
  • Includes RI iPod dock


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