Onkyo has introduced the HT-S990THX, the first home theater package system to carry THX certification.
Consisting of an XM-Ready 7.1-channel A/V receiver and complete 7.1-channel speaker
package, the HT-S990THX combines the performance of much higher priced separate
components with the convenience and affordability of an all-in-one system.
The HT-S990THX A/V receiver features a precise 32-bit DSP and is capable of decoding
Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES, and DTS 96/24. Additionally, it includes processing for Dolby
Digital ProLogic IIx, DTS Neo:6, THX Cinema2, THX Music, and THX Games which enable it
to derive convincing surround sound from any two- or five-channel audio source. All
audio channels feature 192kHz/24-bit digital to analog converters for clear, detailed
reproduction, and the receiver's amplifier modules feature Onkyo?s exclusive WRAT (Wide
Range Amplifier Technology) for outstanding reproduction of even the most demanding
The receiver has a wide range of connectivity options, including HD-capable component
video switching for up to three high definition A/V source components such as HDTV
tuner, DVD player, and gaming console. There are also three composite/S-Video inputs and
two outputs, as well as four assignable digital audio inputs. Additionally, the
HT-S990THX boasts Onkyo?s exclusive RI control system, enabling command of numerous
components through a single remote and allowing for use with the company?s DS-A1 iPod
In addition to a built-in AM/FM tuner, the receiver also features a rear panel XM
Connect and Play port, allowing users to connect a portable XM Passport portable antenna
and receive their XM Satellite Radio subscription directly through the home theater. The
HT-S990THX even includes integrated Neural Surround processing, making it compatible
with the service's XM HD Surround programming for 5.1-channel surround sound radio
The HT-S990THX?s powerful receiver is accompanied by a speaker package that has been
designed with ease of installation in mind. It features a set of seven two-way speakers.
The front and center channel speakers each include a 1-inch soft-dome tweeter and dual
5-inch woofers constructed from Onkyo's acclaimed A-OMF (Onkyo Micro Fiber) cones. The
front and center channels are also magnetically shielded to prevent interference with
video reproduction when placed near a TV. Side and rear surround speakers all feature
5-1/8 inch a-OMF woofers and the same tweeter found in the front channels to deliver a
seamless 360-degree soundstage. Deep bass reproduction is handled by a 12-inch subwoofer
with integrated 230-Watt power amplification module.
The Onkyo HT-S990THX home theater system is currently available with a suggested retail
price of $1099.