Speaker System 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-R560
receiver is equipped with 192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels to decode and play
HDMI Switching: The HT-R560 has three HDMI inputs and one
HDMI output for connecting DVD players, HDTV set-top boxes, and other video
components to your TV or projector. The receiver's HDMI circuitry is a switching
pass-through design, and will pass video and 2-channel (stereo) digital audio
through to the TV. However, if you want to listen to the soundtrack through the
speakers connected to your receiver, you must make a separate analog audio
connection (for stereo listening) or digital audio connection (for Dolby Digital
5.1 surround). The HDMI inputs are compatible with DVI, so TVs and displays with
a DVI input can be connected by using an HDMI-to-DVI adapter cable, along with
audio cables. The receiver uses HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content
Protection), so only HDCP-compatible components can display the picture. The
HDMI inputs can accept and switch 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p signals to
a TV, monitor, or projector. Each of the HDMI inputs can be assigned to any of
the three rear panel A/V inputs (DVD, VCR/DVR, CBL/SAT).
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 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.
Speaker Setup: The receiver features the following manual speaker setup
- Speaker Configuration: You can set the Front speakers to small or
large; the center, surround and surround back speakers to small, large or none; and the
subwoofer to yes or no. For the HT-S5100 (B) system you will set the Front,
Center and Rear speakers to small and the Subwoofer to yes.
- Speaker Distance: You can specify the distance from each speaker
to this listening position. You can adjust the Front speaker distance from 1
to 30 feet of the listener. The Center and Subwoofer distances can be set up
to 5 feet more or less than the Front distance, while the Surround and
Surround Back speakers
can be set up to 5 feet more or 15 feet less than the Front distance.
- 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, 80, 60, 80, 100, 120, 150, and 200 Hz.
- Speaker Levels: You can adjust the level of each speaker while
listening to an input source. You can adjust the front, center and surround
speakers from 12 to + 12 dB and the subwoofer from -15 to +12 dB.
- Equalizer: You can adjust the equalizer for each speaker. The
front, center, surround and surround back speakers can be adjusted at 80Hz,
250Hz, 800Hz, 2500Hz and 800Hz; while the subwoofer can be adjusted at 40Hz,
80Hz and 160Hz.
- Test Tone: The receiver features a test-tone to make sure that
all the speakers are working properly.
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:
- Direct: This mode delivers pure sound with minimum
sound quality adjustment and filtration. The sound recorded for the right
and left front channels is output to the right and left front speakers only
and not output to the subwoofer, center, or rear speakers.
- Stereo: Sound is output from the front left and
right speakers and subwoofer.
- Mono: Monaural sound is output from the front
left and right speakers and subwoofer
- Dolby Pro Logic II: Dolby Pro Logic II technology
processes any high quality stereo (two-channel) movie and music audio into
five playback channels of full-bandwidth surround sound. A matrix surround
decoding technology, Dolby Pro Logic II detects the directional cues that
occur naturally in stereo content and uses these elements to create a
five-channel surround sound playback experience. You can choose from the
following Dolby Pro Logic II formats - Cinema, Music, or Game.
- Dolby Pro Logic IIx: Pro Logic IIx expands any
existing stereo- or 5.1-channel audio for a 6.1- or 7.1- channel playback,
creating a seamless, natural surround soundfield that immerses you in the
entertainment experience. You can choose from the following Dolby Pro Logic
IIx formats - Cinema, Music, or Game. Dolby Digital: decodes Dolby Digital
- Dolby Digital: Dolby Digital is a 5.1 multi-channel
digital surround format.
- Dolby Digital+PLIIx (Movie/Music): Expands 5.1-channel
Dolby Digital sources to 6.1 or 7.1-channels.
- DTS Digital Surround: DTS Digital Surround is a 5.1
multi-channel digital surround sound format used for both
commercial/theatrical and consumer grade applications.
- DTS 96/24: DTS 96/24 is a digital audio format enabling
high sound quality playback in 5.1-channels with a sampling frequency of 96
kHz and 24 bit quantization of DVD-video.
- DTS-ES Extended Surround: DTS-ES features two 6.1
- DTS-ES Discrete 6.1: DTS-ES Discrete 6.1-channel is
a 6.1-channel discrete digital audio format adding a surround back
channel to the DTS digital surround sound.
- DTS-ES Matrix 6.1: DTS-ES Matrix 6.1-channel is a
discrete 6.1 channel digital audio format inserting a surround back
channel to the DTS surround sound through matrix encoding.
- DTS Neo:6 Surround: DTS Neo:6 is a matrix decoding
technology for achieving 5.1-channel surround playback with 2-channel
sources. You can choose from two DTS Neo: 6 Surround formats - Neo: 6
Cinema and Neo: 6 Music
- 5.1Ch Source + Neo:6: This mode uses Neo:6 to expand
5.1-channel sources for 6.1/7.1-channel playback.
- Theater-Dimensional (T-D): Enjoy virtual 5.1 surround
with two or three speakers Onkyo's exclusive. Theater-Dimensional circuitry
takes the complexity out of conventional surround-sound setups and lets you
experience the excitement of surround sound from as few as two ordinary
speakers. Theater-Dimensional unique multi-speaker modes let you place up to
five speakers conveniently by the TV, for the most realistic
virtual-surround sound possible.
- Onkyo Original DSP Modes:
- Mono Movie: Suitable for old movies or other mono sources.
- Orchestra: For classical or operatic music.
- Unplugged: For acoustic instruments, vocals, and jazz.
- Studio-Mix: Suitable for rock or pop.
- TV Logic: Adds realistic acoustics to TV shows.
- All Ch Stereo: Ideal for background music.
- Full Mono: All speakers output the same
sound in mono.
Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music Modes: While listening in the Dolby Pro
Logic 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
- 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).
CinemaFilter: Using the CinemaFilter, you soften overly
bright movie soundtracks. Movie soundtracks are typically mixed for a large
theater (relative to your home theater) with lots of soft seats and thick
curtains on the walls. Home theater settings often lack these high frequency
absorbing wall treatments, making the soundtrack sound too bright. CinemaFilter
accounts for this and for many movies sounds more natural at home.
Audyssey Dynamic EQ: Audyssey Dynamic EQ solves the problem
of deteriorating sound quality as volume is decreased by taking into account
human perception and room acoustics. Dynamic EQ selects the best possible
frequency response and surround levels moment-by-moment as volume is changed.
The result is bass response, tonal balance and surround impression that remain
constant despite changes in volume. Audyssey Dynamic EQ combines information
from incoming source levels with actual output sound levels in the room, a
prerequisite for delivering a loudness correction solution. Audyssey Dynamic EQ
works in tandem with Audyssey (2EQ, MultEQ, MultEQ XT) to provide well-balanced
sound for every listener at any volume level.
Music Optimizer: The Music Optimizer function enhances the sound
quality of compressed music files. The Music Optimizer Function only works with
PCM digital audio input signals with a sampling rate below 48kHz and analog
audio input signals.
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.
Bass And Treble: You can adjust the Bass and Treble for the receiver's
Front A speakers from -10 to +10 dB in 2 dB increments.
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.
AV 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), 20, or 40
Assignable Digital Inputs: The
HT-R560 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).
Component Video Inputs/Output: This unit
has 2 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
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. With RI,
you can use the following special functions:
- Auto Power On/Standby: When you start playback on a component
connected via RI, if the AV receiver is on Standby , it will automatically
turn on and select that component as the input source. Similarly, when the
AV receiver is set to Standby, all component connected via RI will also go
- 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
- Remote Control: You can use the AV receiver's remote controller
to control your other RI-capable Onkyo components, pointing the remote
controller at the AV receiver's remote control sensor instead of the
Satellite Ready: By connecting an optional antenna and tuner, you can
easily add Sirius Satellite Radio to the receiver. 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. Sirius Satellite offers 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. You can store a
combination of up to 40 of your favorite Sirius, FM, or Am radio stations as
Note: A subscription is required in order to receive
Sirius satellite radio service.
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
Display Dimmer: The
display illumination has three brightness level settings.
Wireless Remote: The supplied IR wireless remote control 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.
iPod Dock: The supplied DS-A1L Dock for iPod
provides an audio/control interface between an iPod digital media player and the
HT-R560 receiver. Once an iPod is docked in the DS-A1L, you can control basic
functions such as volume control, play, stop, and skip via the Onkyo receiver. The dock also charges the iPod's battery.
iPod Compatibility: The DS-A1L is designed for use
with iPod models having a Dock Connector. The DS-A1L features an adaptor wheel
that turns to adjust for the depth of your particular iPod. The DS-A1L currently
supports the following iPod models.
- iPod touch (1st/2nd generation)
- iPod classic (80/120/160GB)
- iPod video (5th generation)
- iPod photo (iPod with color display)
- 4th Generation iPod
- iPod nano (1st/2nd/3rd/4th generation)
- iPod mini (1st/2nd generation)
Note: The DS-A1L supports audio only
with no video output. The DS-A1L does not support 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation iPods.
iPod Controls: Once your iPod is docked in the DS-A1L and
the DS-A1L iPod Dock is connected to the HT-R560 receiver via the proprietary
dock port on back of the receiver you are able to control the following basic
operations of your iPod.
- System On/Off: when you turn your amp on or off, the RI
dock and your iPod will turn on or off accordingly
- Auto Power On: if you press Play on the remote control
while the amp is in Standby, your amp will automatically turn on and select
your iPod as the input source, then, the iPod will begin playback
- iPod Alarm Clock: use your iPod's Alarm Clock function
to automatically turn on your iPod and amp at a specified time, the amp's
input source will automatically be set to the input to which your iPod is
- Direct Change: if you start iPod playback using the
remote control while listening to another input source, your amp will
automatically select the iPod as the input source
- Dimmer Link: when you use your amp's Dimmer function to
change its display's brightness, the brightness of the RI Dock's Power
indicator will change as well.
- Remote Control: use the AV receiver's remote controller to
control basic iPod functions such as Play, Pause, Stop, Fast Forward,
Rewind, and Skip.
Connectors: The DS-A1L Remote Interactive Dock has the
- Top of Unit: iPod dock connector
for docking your iPod
- Back of Unit:
attached 56" cable terminated by a proprietary multi-pin connector which
plugs into the proprietary Dock port on the HT-R560 receiver
Speaker System Features
Subwoofer: The 290 watt powered subwoofer features a 9.842" down-firing woofer in a
bass reflex enclosure with a front-firing port. 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. The powered subwoofer is not magnetically
Front Speakers: The front
speakers each use a 0.984" balanced dome tweeter and a 4.724"
OMF cone woofer in a bass reflex enclosure with a front-firing port. 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 vertically without any wall brackets.
The speakers' frequency response is 35 Hz to 50 kHz, sensitivity is 85 dB (1
watt/1 meter), the crossover point is 4 kHz, and they are magnetically shielded.
Channel Speaker: The matching center channel speaker
features the same 0.984" balanced dome tweeter and two 3.149" OMF cone woofers in a bass reflex enclosure with a
rear-firing port. 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 allow you to wall-mount the speaker horizontally without a wall bracket. The
speaker's frequency response is 60 Hz to 50 kHz, sensitivity is 85 dB (1 watt/1
meter), the 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 3.149" full range cone driver in an
acoustic suspension 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 80 Hz
to 20 kHz and sensitivity is 81 dB (1 watt/1
meter). The surround and surround back speakers are not video shielded.
Speaker Wiring: Color-coded
speaker wire is provided for all 7 speakers. Standard speaker wire can be
substituted if longer lengths or thicker gauge speaker wire is desired.
Speaker Outputs: The speaker terminals on the receiver 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
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