UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J. – Three new home-theater receiver/speaker packages unveiled by Onkyo will include the company’s first Dolby Atmos-enabled model and first two with built-in Wi-Fi.
The three receiver/speaker packages are also the brand’s first with built-in Bluetooth and first with HDMI 2.0 inputs and outputs to pass through 4K video contents at 60 fps and support the 21:9 aspect ratio, 4:4:4 up to 4K/30Hz, and 4:2:0 at 4k/60 Hz.
The top two models also incorporate HDCP 2.2 copy protection.
With the new packages, networking continues to start at $699.
Separately, the company unveiled its first Dolby Atmos add-on speaker pair, which, at a suggested $249, is designed for placement on top of front left-right speakers or on the wall to deliver height information.
A new opening-price AVR at a suggested $299 adds HDMI 2.0 and built-in Bluetooth compared with its opening-price predecessor. The 5.1-channel AVR does not offer HDCP 2.2 copy protection.
The Dolby Atmos-enabled receiver/speaker package is the $899-suggested HTS7700, a 5.1.2-channel networked model shipping in September. The other two receiver/ speaker packages, which lack Atmos decoding, are the $499-suggested HTS3700, which ships in July, and the $699 HT-S5700, which ships in August.
The $249-suggested SKH-410 add-on Atmos speaker ships in September, and the opening-price $299-suggested TX-SR333 AVR ships in July.
Among the receiver/speaker packages, all three feature built-in Bluetooth, powered subwoofer and HDMI 2.0, and the two stepup models at $699 and $899 add HDCP 2.2, networking and built-in Wi-Fi.
All three systems include InstaPrevue technology to overlay picture-in-picture thumbnails that show what’s playing on HDMI-connected sources, zone two linelevel outputs to distribute audio to a second room, and a hybrid standby function that passes through HDMI audio and video even when the AVR is powered down.