Onkyo announced the 5.1-channel HT-S3400 home-theater-in-a-box (HTiB) receiver-and-speaker system designed to bring the best out of music, movies, and gaming content.
The Onkyo HT-S3400 provides a more affordable 5.1-channel HTiB solution that omits the USB port, subwoofer pre-out, and Audyssey 2EQ found in the HT-S5400 model, but it does include Onkyo's proprietary Universal Port to enable single-cable connection of Onkyo peripheral devices. A powerful, down-firing subwoofer and five full-range surround speakers are included with the HT-S3400.
The home theater receiver features the latest implementation of the HDMI connectivity standard with support for 3D video, lossless audio from Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, and an Audio Return Channel. The latter feature sends an audio signal “upstream” from a connected HDTV's tuner, eliminating the need for a separate audio cable. Along with four HDMI inputs and one output, each receiver includes a generous selection of digital and analog A/V inputs to handle a wide range of playback devices.
The amplifier section of the receiver incorporates a massive transformer, optimum gain volume circuitry, and PLL jitter-cleaning circuitry to preserve signal accuracy. Other features include high-quality TI Burr-Brown audio DACs, a new Advanced Music Optimizer to enhance the fidelity of compressed audio files, and a convenient overlaid on-screen display for adjusting the settings. It also include Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Audyssey Dynamic Volume, two volume and equalization technologies that enable users to enjoy audio content in greater comfort.
Price and Availability
The Onkyo HT-S3400 will be available in April for $379.
Onkyo HT-S5400 Home Theater in a Box