Network Versatility Plus New Solid-and-Suave Speaker Design
Ready to be immersed in room-filling surround sound? Meet the new HT-S6405 from Onkyo. This network receiver and speaker set packs all the connections and processing power you need to bring your entertainment to life. The receiver’s networking ability—rare at this level—lets you incorporate internet radio and PC audio into your home theater. Meanwhile, its four HDMI® inputs allow hook-up of high-def sources such as a Blu-ray player and a set-top box. HDMI on this system carries 3D video, an Audio Return Channel, and high-def audio from Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™. Other connectors include a Universal Port for Onkyo peripherals, and front-side analog A/V inputs for a game console or camcorder. Also located front-side is a USB input that provides a clean, digital connection for flash memory or iPod/iPhone audio content. Audyssey 2EQ® ensures a room-matching soundstage, helping you get the best out of the newly designed high-density speakers and matching powered subwoofer. Do your movies, music, and games a favor, and introduce them to the HT-S6405.
HDMI® Support for 3D Video and Audio Return Channel
The four HDMI inputs on the HT-S6405’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, along with numerous
high-resolution formats. 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. Meanwhile, the Audio Return Channel allows audio content received directly by your HDTV’s tuner to be sent “upstream” via HDMI to your A/V receiver, without the need for a separate S/PDIF audio cable.
Network Capability Delivers Internet Radio and Network Audio Streaming
Linking directly to the internet or to your home PC via a local network, the HT-S6405’s A/V receiver takes streaming audio and internet radio to a whole new level. MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, and LPCM audio files can now be played back through your main system with unprecedented power and fidelity. The receiver also brings to life a huge array of internet radio channels from vTuner. As well as being compatible with earlier platforms, the receiver is compatible with Microsoft’s Windows® 7 platform, which includes the DLNA 1.5-specified “Play To” media-streaming feature. The receiver’s internet connectivity has the added benefit of making firmware updates simpler than ever.
Sleek, Solid-Style, High-Density Speakers
The HT-S6405’s 5.1-channel speaker set includes a powered subwoofer and matching gloss-finished front, center, and surround speakers. These compact—yet reassuringly solid—speakers are made from a new, high-density resin designed for maximum rigidity and minimum vibration. The elegantly curved shape of the speaker cabinets does more than just add a touch of class; it also helps to counteract standing waves, ensuring sound output with greater fidelity.