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Onkyo HT-SR800

Home theater audio system with 7 speakers and powered subwoofer (Black)

Item # 580HTS800B

Pair Onkyo's HT-SR800 with any DVD player or high-definition disc player , and start enjoying dynamic, wraparound...

Pair Onkyo's HT-SR800 with any DVD player or high-definition disc player , and start enjoying dynamic, wraparound...

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About the Onkyo HT-SR800

Pair Onkyo's HT-SR800 with any DVD player or high-definition disc player, and start enjoying dynamic, wraparound home theater sound. This system includes a receiver, seven speakers, and a powered subwoofer. The receiver's advanced audio circuitry reduces signal noise in the early stages of processing, before the signal gets amplified and passed on to the speakers. The result is clean, precise sound with all your entertainment sources. Plus, the receiver's high-current amplifier re-creates intense sound effects with the punch and power they're meant to have.

Pair Onkyo's HT-SR800 with any DVD player or high-definition disc player, and start enjoying dynamic, wraparound home theater sound. This system includes a receiver, seven speakers, and a powered subwoofer. The receiver's advanced audio circuitry reduces signal noise in the early stages of processing, before the signal gets amplified and passed on to the speakers. The result is clean, precise sound with all your entertainment sources. Plus, the receiver's high-current amplifier re-creates intense sound effects with the punch and power they're meant to have.

Lots of options for music fans
You can add an XM Mini-Tuner package and XM Satellite Radio subscription to tune in a huge selection of music, sports, and talk radio programming. Or access SIRIUS Satellite Radio with an optional SIRIUS Connect™ home tuner kit. (You'll also need a SIRIUS subscription.) Play digital music stored on your iPod® by adding Onkyo's optional DS-A2 iPod dock. It lets you view track information on your TV screen and control the iPod using this system's remote.

Advanced auto setup tailors sound to your room
For the most accurate home theater sound possible, the receiver includes Audyssey 2EQ, a sophisticated speaker calibration system from Audyssey Laboratories. Using the included microphone, the receiver analyzes sound from two different listening positions, then automatically adjusts level, equalization, and delay settings for each of your speakers. You'll get clear, precise, natural sound that's optimized for your room.

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Product highlights:

  • home theater system with receiver, 7 speakers and powered subwoofer
  • built-in Dolby® Digital EX, DTS-ES® Discrete/Matrix 6.1, DTS Neo:6, DTS 96/24, & Dolby Pro Logic® IIx processing, for surround sound from DVD, VHS, and stereo sources
  • 7-channel amplifier (110 watts x 7)
  • 1080p-compatible HDMI digital video switching (2 in, 1 out) — pass-through only (a separate cable connection is required for audio)
  • HDMI version 1.3
  • Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD ready with 7.1-channel analog inputs
  • XM Satellite Radio Ready (requires XM subscription and optional XM Mini-Tuner package)
  • 2 stereo analog audio inputs
  • component video switching (3 in, 1 out)
  • 3 A/V inputs (including 3 S-video and 1 front-panel)
  • video output for TV (composite, S-video, component video and HDMI)
  • digital inputs: 2 optical, 2 coaxial
  • full-size headphone jack
  • color-coded speaker connectors and cables
  • multibrand remote control
  • receiver: 17-1/8"W x 5-7/8"H x 16-5/16"D
  • 2 front speakers:
    • dual 5" midrange drivers and a 1" tweeter
    • 6-3/16"W x 17-1/16"H x 7-5/8"D
  • center speaker:
    • dual 5" midrange drivers and a 1" tweeter
    • 17-1/16"W x 6-3/16"H x 7-5/8"D
  • 4 satellite speakers for left, left back, right, and right back surround channels:
    • 3-1/4" cone woofer
    • 6-1/8"W x 10-1/2"H x 3-7/8"D
  • powered subwoofer:
    • 10" driver
    • bass reflex enclosure
    • built-in 230-watt amplifier
    • 10-7/8"W x 20-1/16"H x 16-7/16"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # HTSR800

What's in the box:

  • HT-R550 A/V Receiver
  • 2 SKF-550F Front speakers
  • 1 SKC-550C Center channel speaker
  • 2 SKM-550S Surround speakers
  • 2 SKB-550 Surround Back speakers
  • 1 SKW-550 Powered subwoofer
  • RC-681M Wireless remote control
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • AM loop antenna
  • FM wire antenna
  • Speaker terminal tool
  • Speaker setup microphone with attached 19.5' cord
  • 9.5' Mono subwoofer cable (RCA)
  • One 9.75' Length of speaker wire (each length of speaker wire has tinned bare wire on each end)
  • Two 11.25' lengths of speaker wire
  • Four 29.5' lengths of speaker wire
  • 12 Round self-adhesive feet
  • 4 Square self-adhesive feet
  • System instruction manual (English)
  • System instruction manual (French/Spanish)
  • Remote control code list
  • Quick Set-up guide
  • Satellite radio user manual (English)
  • Satellite radio user manual (Franch/Spanish)
  • Warranty information/Product registration card
  • Self-adhesive feet instructions
  • XM Satellite radio brochure
  • DS-A2 iPod dock information

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Receiver Features
Speaker System Features
Inputs and Outputs Notes

Receiver Features

WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology): This technology uses low-negative-feedback circuit topology for accurate signal reproduction, improved dynamic signal-to-noise ratio, and better delivery of power peaks.

192kHz/24-Bit Digital-to-Analog Converters: The HT-R550 receiver is equipped with 192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels to decode and play high-resolution recordings.

Satellite Ready: By connecting an optional antenna and tuner, you can easily add XM or Sirius Satellite Radio to the receiver. Adding XM Satellite Radio requires the XM antenna (item number 220CNP2H) and XM Mini-Tuner (item number 220CNP2000) designed for XM ready home receivers. A 50' extension cable is available (item number 220CNPEX50) if the antenna's cable (approximately 20') is not long enough. Adding Sirius Satellite Radio requires either the Sirius Connect Home Tuner (item number 607SCH1), which includes the tuner and an indoor/outdoor antenna, or the Sirius Connect Home Tuner Pro Kit (item number 607SCH1P1), which includes the tuner and an outdoor antenna. Both satellite providers offer a wide range of music, news, sports, comedy, talk, and entertainment channels to choose from--all in digital quality. During satellite playback, you can display the channel name, channel number and preset number, category, artist name, or song title on the front panel.

Note: A subscription is required in order to receive either satellite radio service.

iPod Compatible: The DS-A2 Remote Interactive Dock for iPod (item number 580DSA2) provide an interface between an iPod digital media player and Onkyo receiver. Once the iPod is docked you can control basic functions such as volume control, play, stop, and skip via the Onkyo system's RI-compatible wireless remote control. The dock also charges the battery in the iPod, and allows you to view digital photos and video on an Onkyo home theater system.

Adjustable Crossover: This receiver has a built-in crossover for the subwoofer output. This setting is also used for any other speakers set to Small. The frequencies that you can choose from are 40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 120, 150, and 200 Hz.

Double Bass: With the double bass feature you can boost the bass output by feeding the low frequency signals from the left and right channels (when front speakers set to large) to both the front speakers and to the subwoofer.

Assignable Digital Inputs: The HT-R550 has 4 assignable digital inputs (2 optical, 2 coaxial) allowing you to tell the unit which input source is connected to which digital input jack.

Multi-channel Input: Although this unit features built-in Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, and DTS processing, it also has a 7.1 multi-channel analog input for use with external multi-channel decoders (DVD-Audio, SACD, etc).

Audio Sync: Occasionally the audio and video signals are not properly synchronized, typically when using a progressive scanning DVD player. You can correct this by delaying the audio; options are 0 (no delay) to 100 milliseconds, in 20 millisecond steps.

B Speaker Outputs: The B speaker outputs can be used to power speakers in a different room, creating a second zone. When the B speakers are turned on, the amplifier for the surround back speakers is used to power them, so the connected surround back speakers are disabled and the main room becomes a 5.1 channel system. The B speakers can only play sources connected using analog cables.

Speaker Levels: Along with adjustments for the front, center, surround and surround back speaker levels, the B channel (2nd front) outputs can be adjusted from -12dB to +12dB relative to the A channels. This essentially gives you independent volume control for the A and B speaker outputs.

Listening Modes: This receiver incorporates a wide variety of listening modes to bring you maximum enjoyment from your audio and video software. The listening modes include:

  • Surround Modes:
    • Dolby Digital
    • Dolby Digital EX
    • Dolby Pro Logic IIx (Movie, Music, and Game)
    • Dolby Pro Logic II (Movie, Music, and Game)
    • Dolby Digital + Pro Logic IIx (Movie and Music)
    • Dolby Digital + Neo:6
    • DTS
    • DTS-ES (Discrete and Matrix)
    • DTS 96/24
    • DTS Neo:6 (Cinema and Music)
    • DTS + Dolby EX
    • DTS + Pro Logic IIx (Movie and Music)
    • DTS + Neo:6
    • Neural Surround
    • Theater-Dimensional
  • DSP Modes:
    • Mono Movie
    • Orchestra
    • Unplugged
    • Studio-Mix
    • TV Logic
    • All Channel Stereo
    • Full Mono

Direct Mode: This mode delivers pure sound with minimal sound quality adjustment and filtration. The sound recorded for the right and left front channels is output to the right and left front speakers and subwoofer only, not to the center or surround speakers.

CinemaFILTER Circuitry: This circuitry provides a subtle high-frequency roll off for proper playback of soundtracks in the home. It provides the means to easily remove excess treble response from soundtracks that were originally equalized to sound best in a large theater. This function works with all the Dolby Digital and DTS modes, plus the Dolby Pro Logic II and IIx movie modes.

Late Night: The Late Night feature limits the dynamic range of Dolby Digital recordings making it easier to find a volume that ensures the quiet sounds are not too quiet and the loud sounds are not too loud for night time listening. The settings are: Off, Low, and High.

Note: This feature only works with Dolby Digital Encoded software and the amount of effect will vary based on the individual soundtrack.

Auto Setup: The receiver is equipped with an Auto Setup and Room Equalization function, to achieve the best sound field for your specific room. The Audyssey 2EQ/HTIB function is designed to optimize the sound quality across three listening positions in the room. The included microphone is used to measure test tones at each listening position, the measured data is then analyzed using a program to improve acoustic characteristics in the listening area (correct the room's acoustic shortcomings). The main position is given more weight in the calculations. The Audyssey function makes adjustments based on the following measurements automatically: Speaker Configuration (5.1, 7.1, etc), Delay (to account for the variations in distance from speakers to listening position), Channel Level, Crossover Frequency, and Room EQ.

Equalizer: The EQ function offers three options:

  • Off: flat response
  • Audyssey: adjusts the frequency response of all speakers to correct the effects of room acoustics, based on measurements taken using the included microphone
  • Manual: the five band equalizer can be adjusted independently for each set of speakers (front, center, surround, and surround back), the EQ bands are centered at 80, 250, 800, 2500, and 8000 Hz, they are adjustable from -6 to +6 dB (sub EQ bands are centered at 40, 80, and 160 Hz)

Dolby Pro Logic II & IIx Music Modes: While listening in the Dolby Pro Logic II or IIx Music format, there are three further enhancements you can enjoy (available with 2 channel sources only):

  • Panorama: broadens the front stereo image to the surround speakers to provide a wraparound effect, especially effective when there is limited output from the surround channels, panorama can be turned on/off in the menu
  • Dimension: allows you to move the sound field forward or backward
  • Center Width: allows you to adjust the width of the center channel

Center Image: In the DTS Neo:6 Music mode, the Center Image feature adjusts the output of the left and right channels relative to the center channel, allowing you to make the center channel more or less dominant as needed. This improves the image of the center channel, especially when the listener is off-center. Adjustment varies from 5 (nothing subtracted from the L/R channels) to 0 (L/R channel output is cut in half).

Neural Surround: Neural Surround has been adopted by XM Satellite Radio for digital radio broadcasts of XM HD Surround recordings and live events in surround sound. Neural Surround employs psychoacoustic frequency domain processing which allows delivery of a more detailed sound stage with superior channel separation and localization of audio elements. Playback is selectable between 5.1 and 7.1 channels.

Sleep Timer: From the remote, you can set the unit to automatically turn off after a preset amount of time. The sleep timer can be adjusted from 10 minutes to 90 minutes in 10-minute increments.

Direct Change: When playback is started on a component connected via the Remote Interactive (RI) jack, the receiver automatically selects that component as the input source.

Input Display: The name displayed for most inputs is fixed (DVD, VCR/DVR, etc), but the Tape and CBL/SAT input displays can be changed. Tape can be changed to MD, CDR, or Dock and CBL/SAT can be changed to Dock. These settings also effect the Remote Interactive (wired remote) codes output to other connected components.

Note: Only one of the input labels can be changed to Dock.

Display Dimmer: The display illumination has three brightness level settings.

Wireless Remote: The RC-681M remote is programmed to operate this unit and other Onkyo equipment. The remote also includes the codes to control other brand DVD players and recorders, CD players and recorders, MD recorders, TVs, VCRs, Satellite and cable boxes, PVRs (Personal Video Recorders), TV/DVD combos, TV/VCR combos, Satellite/PVR combos, and cable box/PVR combos.

Speaker Outputs: The speaker terminals for the front (A), center, surround, and surround back speakers are binding posts. A plastic collar prevents using spade terminals, but bare wire, pin connecters, banana plugs and dual banana plugs will work. The B channel outputs are spring terminals.

Speaker System Features

Powered Subwoofer: The 230 watt powered subwoofer features a 10" down-firing woofer in a bass reflex enclosure. The subwoofer has a single RCA line input for use with the supplied cable. The subwoofer automatically turns on when an input signal is received, and returns to standby mode when no signal has been input for about 5 minutes. An LED indicator on the front panel glows red when in standby mode and green when in operation. The volume control is on the rear panel. The sub's frequency response is 25 Hz to 150 Hz.

Front Speakers: The front speakers each use a 1" balanced dome tweeter and two 5" cone woofers in a bass reflex enclosure. Each speaker has a set of spring clip terminals for use with the supplied speaker wire. Each enclosure has a removable black cloth grille. A keyhole slot on the back of each enclosure allows you to wall-mount the speakers without any wall brackets. The speakers' frequency response is 60 Hz to 50 kHz, sensitivity is 87.5 dB (1 watt/1 meter), the crossover point is 4.5 kHz, and they are magnetically shielded.

Center Channel Speaker: The matching center channel speaker features the same 1" balanced dome tweeter and two 5" cone woofers in a bass reflex enclosure. It has a set of spring clip terminals for use with the supplied speaker wire. The enclosure has a removable black cloth grille. Two keyhole slots on the back of each enclosure allows you to wall-mount the speakers (horizontally) without any wall brackets. The speaker's sensitivity is 87.5 dB (1 watt/1 meter), its' crossover point is 4.5 kHz, and it is magnetically shielded.

Surround and Surround Back Speakers: The surround and surround back speakers each use a 3-1/4" full range cone driver in a sealed enclosure. Each speaker has a set of spring clip terminals for use with the supplied speaker wire. Each enclosure is covered by a non-removable, black cloth grille. A keyhole slot on the back of each enclosure allows you to wall-mount the speakers without any wall brackets. The speakers' frequency response is 160 Hz to 20 kHz and sensitivity is 82 dB (1 watt/1 meter).

Speaker Wiring: Color-coded speaker wire is provided for all 7 satellite speakers. Standard speaker wire can be substituted if longer lengths or thicker gauge speaker wire is desired.

Inputs and Outputs Notes

XM: This proprietary terminal allows you to connect an optional XM Mini Tuner and Mini Tuner Home Dock.

HDMI Inputs/Output: This unit has 2 HDMI inputs and 1 HDMI monitor output. The HDMI inputs are assignable to different input sources. The monitor output sends the HDMI signal to your display just as it's received (pass-through), but the receiver cannot decode the audio signal via the HDMI input so a separate optical digital, coaxial digital, or analog stereo cable must also be used. The HDMI version is 1.3 and will pass a 1080p signal.

Component Video Inputs/Output: This unit has 3 component video inputs and 1 component video monitor output. The component video inputs/output band width is 5 Hz to 50 MHz, so they will accommodate an HDTV signal.

Multi-Channel Input: A 7.1-channel analog input accommodates present and future multi-channel formats.

Headphone Output: The receiver has a standard 1/4" headphone jack on the front panel. The speaker outputs are muted when headphones are plugged into the Phones jack. When you connect a pair of headphones, the listening mode automatically switches to Stereo, unless it's already set to Mono, Stereo, or Direct. When you disconnect the headphones, the previous listening mode is selected. The headphone volume for the left and right channels is adjustable (relative to one another) from -12 dB to +12 dB.

RI Remote Control Jack: The 1/8" RI (Remote Interactive) remote control jack on the receiver allows you to connect the receiver to other RI-remote capable Onkyo components.

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