Quality and Affordability in One Convenient Package
With packaged home theater, you want ease-of-use and maximum features for your investment. Onkyo’s HT-S5405 adds to the equation a level of A/V quality rarely seen at the entry level. In the age of Blu-ray, HDMI® is the king of connectors. That’s why Onkyo equipped the HT-S5405’s receiver with four of the latest HDMI inputs to handle both 3D video and pristine audio from high-definition Dolby and DTS codecs. Versatile HDMI also opens the door to an Audio Return Channel from your HDTV’s tuner to the receiver, plus on-screen display functionality for on-the-fly adjustment of settings. Meanwhile, a handy front-panel USB input lets you hook up your iPod/iPhone and send a pure digital signal to the receiver. Also on the front panel are analog A/V inputs for easy connection of a camcorder or game console. During set-up, Audyssey 2EQ® adjusts the soundstage to your listening space, to make the most of the 5.1-channel surround-sound speaker set. The package includes a powered subwoofer that delivers greater bass impact without taxing the receiver.
HDMI® Support for 3D Video and Audio Return Channel
The four HDMI inputs on the HT-S5405’s A/V receiver let you simultaneously connect high-def sources such as a Blu-ray player, a gaming console, and a cable/satellite tuner. A single output then sends a pristine signal to your connected high-resolution display. The HDMI implementation on this receiver supports both 3D video and an Audio Return Channel. 3D video brings exciting possibilities to home entertainment, with movie, game, and broadcast content on the increase and 3D-compatible TVs now on the market. This system also offers the convenience of an Audio Return Channel via HDMI. Audio content received directly by your HDTV’s tuner can be sent “upstream” to your A/V receiver, without the need for a separate S/PDIF audio cable.
Direct Digital Connection of iPod/iPhone via Front-Panel USB Port
The HT-S5405’s A/V receiver’s front-panel USB port lets you access MP3, WMA, AAC, and FLAC audio files stored on a USB flash drive or iPod/iPhone. As the audio signals are transported in digital form, rather than analog, there is much less chance for signal degradation. End result: your music sounds cleaner and more faithful to the original. A further benefit of the USB input is that it lets you use the system’s remote controller to play back audio files on the connected device.
EX.Bass for Deeper, More Dynamic Bass
Onkyo’s proprietary EX.Bass function boosts low-frequency output at two separate points: 40 Hz and 80 Hz. At low volumes, EX.Bass creates a deeper, more dynamic bass sound for your music and movies. When the volume is turned up high, the boosted bass automatically returns to normal levels.