Onkyo ships three new high end A/V components

Onkyo announced today that it has expanded its product line with three new high end THX Certified components including the company’s first A/V preamplifier/processor, a matching 150-watt nine-channel amplifier, and a Blu-ray Disc Player.

The network-capable Onkyo PR-SC5508 9.2-channel AV preamp/processor features a 3D-Ready HDMI-1.4a interface, HQV Reon-VX video processing, ISF Video Calibration, Audyssey MultEQ XT 32 sound correction technologies.

Connectivity options include 8 HDMI inputs, dual USB’s, two balanced line-level XLR audio inputs, and nine XLR preamp outputs to drive the matching nine-channel power amplifier.

To pair with the PR-SC5508 preamplifier/processor, Onkyo has introduced the PA-MC5500, a nine-channel THX-Ultra2 Plus certified analog power amplifier that is 8-ohm rated at 150 Watts per channel, and up to 400 Watts dynamic power into 3 ohms.

Finally the company has announced the BD-SP808, a THX Certified and DLNA 1.5 Certified BD Live Blu-ray Disc Player with Marvel Qdeo video scaler.

The PR-SC5508 preamp/processor, PA-MC5500 amplifier and BD-SP808 Blu-ray player will be available in September for U.S. $2,199, $1,699 and $599 respectively.

Discuss the new components in Digital Home’s A/V Receivers and Amplifiers forum and Blu-ray Disc player forum.

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