-ONKYO PRSC5508 THX AV NETWORK CONTROLLER
If you've invested in a high-end power amp, speakers, and playback devices, you need a savvy and capable pre-pro to make them all work in harmony. Enter stage left, the Onkyo PR-SC5508 AV Network controller. Onkyo's newest and most advanced pre-pro packs a wide selection of the latest processing features and gives you untold flexibility in connecting and setting up your home entertainment system. Eight of the latest HDMI® 1.4a inputs support the new 3D video format, as well as 1080p upscaling with HQV Reon-VX. Meanwhile, 9.2 pristine audio channels let you enjoy expanded surround formats from Dolby and Audyssey, as well as lossless audio from DTS and Dolby. ISF video calibration and Audyssey MultEQ® XT32 work to custom-fit your video and audio, while a new overlaid on-screen display lets you adjust settings on the fly. Home network capability enables you to incorporate internet radio or PC-based audio into your main system. And noise-reducing XLR inputs and pre outs provide further options for the serious home cinema fan. So raise the baton and let the performance begin!
The eight HDMI 1.4a inputs on the Onkyo PRS C5508 let you simultaneously connect high-def sources such as a Blu-ray player, a gaming console, and a cable/satellite tuner. And the two HDMI outputs let you send a pristine signal at the same time to two different high-resolution displays. As the latest version of this connector, HDMI 1.4a adds the exciting possibilities of 3D video and an Audio Return Channel. 3D video is the next big thing in home entertainment, with movie, game, and broadcast content on the increase and 3D-compatible TVs coming to market. The Onkyo PR-SC5508 processor 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 controller, without the need for a separate S/PDIF audio cable.
Linking directly to the internet or to your home PC via a local network, the PR-SC5508 takes streaming audio and internet radio to a whole new level. MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, and LPCM audio files-whether on your PC or from the internet-can now be played back through your main system with unprecedented power and fidelity. The Onkyo PRSC5508 AV network processor brings to life a huge array of internet radio channels from Last.fm, Napster, and vTuner*. As well as being compatible with earlier platforms, the controller is compatible with Microsoft's Windows 7 platform, which includes the DLNA 1.5- specified "Play To" media-streaming feature. Another benefit of having the PR SC5508 connected to the internet is that you can then easily update its firmware.
The ultimate benchmark for home audio performance, THX Ultra2 Plus is specified for rooms where the screen-to-seat viewing distance is more than 4 meters and the room volume is 85 cubic meters or greater. To achieve THX Ultra2 Plus certification, the PR-SC5508 must meet the world's most demanding standards for home cinema audio quality and performance, and must play at reference volume levels with minimal distortion.
The Onkyo 5508 is equipped with MultEQ® XT32, Audyssey's most powerful room-correction technology. MultEQ XT32 gathers frequency and time-domain measurements from up to 8 positions in the listening area, to help create a clear, well balanced, and natural sound. Two other Audyssey technologies, Dynamic EQ® and Dynamic Volume®, work to optimize frequency response and dynamic range at all volume levels. In a similar vein, Dolby® Volume performs independent loudness adjustments to different frequencies and channels to produce a listening experience that includes all the dynamics of the original mix at whatever volume you choose. It also offers the option of maintaining playback volume at the same user chosen level across all input sources.
The Onkyo PR-SC5508 is equipped with industry-leading ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) video calibration to dramatically improve your home cinema by enabling you to adjust the brightness, hue, contrast, saturation, and gamma levels on all video inputs. Transforming your A/V controller into a video hub, this function ensures that every video source is independently calibrated for your connected high definition display. What's more, ISF video calibration has been shown to improve energy savings in displays and projectors by up to 50%.
THX® Ultra2 Plus™ Certified 8 HDMI Inputs (1 Front/7 Rear) and 2 Outputs HDMI Video Upscaling to 1080p with HQV Reon-VX VLSC™ (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry) for All Channels Burr-Brown 192 kHz/32-Bit DACs (PCM1795 x 6) for All Channels Three 32-Bit Processing DSP Chips (DA830 x 1, DA788 x 2) PLL Jitter-Cleaning Circuit Technology DSD Direct for Super Audio CD Audyssey DSX™ and Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz for New Surround Channels Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio™, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS-HD High-Resolution Audio™ Decoding DTS Neural Surround™ Decoding 4 DSP Modes for Gaming: Rock, Sports, Action, and RPG Music Optimizer™ for Compressed Digital Music Files Direct Mode and Pure Audio Mode Theatre-Dimensional Virtual Surround Function Linear Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry
Warranty information for Onkyo:
Onkyo products are designed and manufactured to the highest quality standards. However, if something does go wrong with the product we are here to help. From your date of purchase your product is warranted against faulty materials or workmanship for a period of 24 months.
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