More Reasons to Choose an Onkyo Home Theater
If the four HDMI® inputs, Audio Return Channel, convenient HDMI-linked set-up display, and Dolby® TrueHD/DTS-HD Master Audio™ decoding haven’t already persuaded you, here are three more reasons to consider the HT-S4505 home theater. Firstly, Onkyo’s acclaimed WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)—formerly a feature offered only on its higher-end models—is now included. This noise-reducing technology contributes to exceptionally good audio performance across a wide dynamic range. Secondly, this model features Audyssey 2EQ, which calibrates the speakers and amp to match your room’s acoustics, thus perfecting the surround sound; and Audyssey Dynamic Volume®, which lowers the volume of irritating commercials while making movie dialogue easier to hear. Thirdly, the active subwoofer is designed for high output and very low power consumption, rounding out a compact, powerful speaker set. All this (and much more) adds up to what we think is the best-value, best-performing, best-equipped home theater package around for the money.
Audio Return Channel and 3D Video via HDMI®
Four HDMI inputs on the HT-S4505’s receiver allow seamless integration of high-definition devices such as Blu-ray players, cable/satellite tuners, and gaming consoles. HDMI implementation on this receiver also supports an Audio Return Channel, allowing TV audio to be sent upstream to the A/V receiver. That means you can enjoy television programs in magnificent Onkyo sound. HDMI also supports 3D video and other popular high-resolution formats.
Direct Digital iPod/iPhone Connection for Cleaner Sound
The receiver’s front-panel USB port lets you play MP3 and AAC stored on an iPod/iPhone, and MP3, WMA, AAC, and FLAC audio files stored on a flash-memory device using the system’s own remote for track selection and playback. Your music will also sound much cleaner and clearer, as the audio signal is transported in digital form (rather than analog) via the direct digital connection.
Active Powered Subwoofer for More Powerful Bass Impact
To take full advantage of the impact of low-frequency sounds in your games, movies, and music, the HT-S4505 employs an active powered subwoofer. This type of subwoofer draws an independent power supply that leaves the AVR free to focus its power on the mid- and high-frequency sounds. This all-new down-firing subwoofer was developed to save energy (and money) by slashing power consumption by 80 percent over the 2011 models.