By Lisa Johnston
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London – Onkyo has teamed up with Imagination Technologies to collaborate on wireless multiroom-audio systems for the home, but no launch timetable has been announced.
“At this time we do not have any details regarding how these technologies could be implemented,” an Onkyo USA spokesperson said. “Onkyo does not currently have any wireless multiroom audio products in the market.”
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Upper Saddle River, N.J. -- Onkyo is launching its first active soundbar and first TV-speaker base.
They join a 2.1-speaker home-theater system in the Envision Cinema series of products, which are designed to deliver home-theater audio with simple set-up.
The LS-B50 soundbar with wireless subwoofer, and LS-T10 speaker base with integrated subwoofer, are scheduled to ship in September at suggested retails of $699 and $499, respectively.
Upper Saddle River, N.J. — Onkyo replaced its opening-price $199-suggested stereo receiver with the TX-8020, which joins a current $379 stereo receiver.
The TX-8020 lacks the step-up model’s access to Internet radio stations and music services through a networked broadband modem, but like the step-up model, the 8020 connects to an optional $199-suggested DS-A5 RI dock. The dock incorporates AirPlay, Wi-Fi, Made For iPod/iPhone/iPad 30-pin connector, and composite-video output.
Upper Saddle River, N.J. – Onkyo plans to ship in August its first mini system with an embedded 8-pin Lightning connector to dock with the iPhone 5, fifth-generation iPod Touch, and seventh-generation iPod nano.
The CS-255 CD Hi-Fi Mini System will be available in August at a suggested $299.
The system consists of a CD-receiver with Lightning dock on top and front-panel USB for connecting and controlling iPads and earlier generations of iPhones and iPods. The Lightning dock and USB port are Apple-certified.
Upper Saddle River, N.J. — Onkyo increased its selection of A/V receivers with built-in stereo Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to four models.
The new additions are the $1,099-suggested 7.2-channel TX-NR828 and $1,399 9.2-channel TX-NR929.
They join the $599 7.2-channel TX-NR626 and $899 7.2-channel TX-NR727, announced in March.
All four networked models feature Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, DLNA networking and Internet radio.
Upper Saddle River, N.J. – Onkyo is bringing embedded Wi-Fi and stereo Bluetooth to its lineup of A/V receivers (AVRs) for the first time with the launch of three new models.
Two of the three feature the embedded wireless technologies.
All three new models, including the $499-suggested 5.2-channel TX-NR525, are networked AVRs that stream eight Internet music services and use DLNA1.5 technology to stream music stored on networked devices, including iOS and Android mobile devices equipped with Onkyo’s remote app.
Upper Saddle River, N.J. – Home audio supplier Onkyo will enter the headphone market at International CES.
The company didn’t reveal details, but it said lineup will be displayed under the Gibson tent in front of the convention center’s Central Hall. The products will also be on display “in various unique settings and with some special guests in and around CES and Las Vegas during the show,” the company said.
Onkyo will join a growing list of home audio suppliers that have entered the headphone market.
Onkyo, Imagination Technologies, and Pure, the consumer product division of Imagination Technologies, have formed a strategic collaboration in connected audio technologies.
This multi-faceted agreement will draw upon Imagination’s breadth of processor, connectivity, cloud and audio technologies to complement Onkyo’s audio expertise, premium brand and geographic reach. These will be brought together to enable Onkyo to deliver connected audio capabilities across its product range, strengthening its leadership in the high quality audio market, the company says.