Speaker System Features
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Overview: The Onkyo HT-S590 (S)
home theater package includes a 6-channel A/V receiver, four matching satellites
speakers for your front and rear channels, a center channel, and a 8-inch
passive subwoofer. The unit also comes with a wireless remote control and
High Current Amplifier: The
Onkyo HT-R340 Dolby Digital home theater receiver uses a high current 6-channel amplifier
that delivers 105 watts to the five speakers and 125 watts to the passive
subwoofer in this system package.
Digital-to-Analog Converters: The HT-R340 receiver is equipped with six
192kHz/24-bit DACs to decode and play high-resolution recordings. These
extremely powerful digital-to-analog converters boast a dynamic range of 120dB
and will process information fast and efficiently and are virtually resistant to
clock jitter, to ensure the best possible performance from your audio source.
Assignable Digital Inputs: The
HT-R340 has 3 assignable digital inputs (2 optical, 1 coaxial) allowing you to
tell the unit which input source is connected to which digital input jack.
Although this unit features built-in Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS
processing, it also has a 5.1 multi-channel input for use with external
iPod Compatible: The DS-A1 or DS-A2 Remote
Interactive Dock for iPod (item #'s 580DSA1 and 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.
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: 5.1
channel digital surround
- Dolby Pro Logic II (Movie,
Music): adds 5.1 channel surround sound to stereo sources
- DTS: six discrete
digital channels of surround sound
- DTS Neo:6 (Cinema and Music):
provides 5.1 channel playback from 2-channle sources
- DSP Modes:
- Mono Movie: suitable
for old movies or other mono sound sources
- Orchestra: suitable
for classical or operatic music
- Unplugged: suitable
for acoustic instrument sounds, vocals, and jazz music
- Studio-Mix: suitable
for rock and pop music
- TV Logic: adds
realistic acoustics to TV shows produced in a TV studio
- All Ch Stereo: ideal
for background music
- Full Mono: all
speakers output mono audio
- Stereo Modes:
- Direct: input sources is
output directly with minimal processing for a pure sound
- Stereo: standard 2-channel
- Mono: use for watching old
movies with a mono soundtrack
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 only and not output to the subwoofer.
DPL II Music Modes: While
listening in the Dolby Pro Logic II Music format, there are three further
enhancements you can enjoy:
- Panorama: This mode
extends the front stereo image to the surround speakers to provide a
"wraparound" effect. This mode is especially effective when there is limited
output from the surround channels. Panorama can be turned on/off in the
- Dimension: This mode
allows you to move the soundfield forward (toward "0" setting) or backward
(toward "6" setting). Default setting is "3".
- Center Width: This mode
allows you to move the center channel output totally to the center channel
speaker ("0" setting) or divided between left and right channels, creating a
"phantom" center channel ("7" setting). Default setting is "3".
Center Image: In
the DTS Neo:6 format, 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 [-6dB] making the center channel most dominant).
Circuitry: This circuitry provides a subtle
high-frequency roll-off for proper playback of soundtracks in the home. This
feature provides the means to easily remove excess treble response from
soundtracks that were originally equalized to sound best in a large theater.
This function only works in the Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II Movie, DTS,
and the DTS Neo:6 surround modes.
Adjusting Speaker Levels: You
can adjust the level of each speaker while listening to an input source to match
volume levels for each speaker. You can choose from -12 to +12 dB for each
speaker; including the B-speakers as well as the headphone output. The subwoofer
level can be adjusted from -15 to 12 dB.
Speaker Distances: To get the
best from your surround sound, it's important that the sound from each speaker
reaches the listener at the same time. This feature allows you to specify the
distance from each speaker to the main listening position. Distances can be set
from 1 to 30 feet in 1-foot increments for your front, rear and center speakers.
Speaker Configuration: You can
specify "Large" or "Small" for your speaker application. The "Large" setting
gives you full bandwidth to your speakers while "Small" gives you a
high-pass crossover over 100 Hz. You should set the speaker to "Small" for the
supplied speaker package.
Subwoofer Adjustable Crossover:
This receiver has a built-in crossover for the subwoofer output. This setting is
available when you tell the receiver that there is a subwoofer being used, or
when you set your main speakers to "Small." The frequencies that you can choose
from are: 40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 120, 150 and 200Hz. For the subwoofer that is
included with this package you should set this setting to 100Hz (default).
Double Bass: This function
allows you to boost the bass output by feeding bass sounds from the front left
and right channels to the subwoofer.
Note: This function should
not be used with the supplied speaker package.
OptiResponse Equalizer: When
using the HT-R340 with the speakers included in the HTP-330 Home Theater Speaker
Package, by turning on the OptiResponse equalizer, you can enjoy a powerful
sound with movies or music.
A/B Speakers: You
can use two set of speakers with this receiver. Speaker A is used for 5.1
channel playback of your home theater system while speaker B can used in another
room of the house for 2-channel stereo playback. A/B settings are as follows.
- A and B Speakers
On: Both sets of speakers will only play in 2-channel.
- Only A Speaker On:
Speaker A will play in 5.1 channel.
- Only B Speaker On:
Speaker B will still only play in 2-channel.
- Speakers Off:
No sound from any speaker.
Bass and Treble
Control: You can adjust the bass or treble for speaker set A's front
channels, except when the Direct listening mode is selected. You can select
between -10 to +10 dB in 2 dB steps.
"Late Night" Feature: The "Late
Night" feature limits the dynamic range of Dolby Digital recordings that have
been encoded with dynamic range data. Limiting the dynamic range makes it easier
to find a volume control setting that ensures the quiet sounds are not too quiet
and the loud sounds are not too loud for night time listening. The choices are:
"Off", "Low", and "High."
Note: This feature only
works with Dolby Digital Encoded software and the depth of the feature
will vary based on the individual software package.
A/V Sync: With this setting,
you can correct out of sync a/v signals by delaying the audio signals by 0, 20
or 40 milliseconds.
Tuner Presets: You
can store up to 30 of your favorite radio stations as presets.
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 settings to choose from.
Wireless Remote: The RC-646S remote is pre-programmed to operate this unit and Onkyo DVD
players, CD players/recorders, MD players/recorders, and cassette decks.
Speaker System Features
Subwoofer: The passive subwoofer features an 8" front-firing woofer in a
bass reflex enclosure. The subwoofer has spring clip terminals for use with the
supplied speaker wire. The subwoofer's frequency response is 30 to 150Hz.
The front and surround speakers each use a 3/4" ceramic tweeter and a 3-1/8"
cone woofer in a bass reflex 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, silver cloth grille. The 1/4 inch threaded insert
and keyhole slot on the back of each enclosure allow you to wall-mount the
speakers using optional brackets.
Channel Speaker: The matching center channel speaker
features a 3/4" ceramic tweeter and two 3-1/8" cone woofers in a bass reflex
enclosure. The center channel speaker has a set of spring clip
terminals for use with the supplied speaker wire. The enclosure is covered by a
non-removable, silver cloth grille. The 1/4 inch threaded insert and two
keyhole slots on the back of the enclosure allow you to wall-mount the speaker
using an optional bracket.
Speaker Wiring: Color-coded
speaker wire is provided for all 6 speakers. Standard speaker wire can be
substituted if longer lengths or thicker gauge speaker wire is desired.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Headphone Output: This receiver
has a standard 1/4" headphone jack on the front panel. Speaker sets A and B are
turned off while the headphone plug is inserted in 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.
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.
Digital Output: The receiver
features two optical and one coaxial digital input.
Component Video: The receiver
is equipped with three sets of component video inputs and one component video
Composite Audio/Video Input:
The unit features four composite A/V inputs that include a composite video and
composite stereo connections.
Composite A/V Output: The unit
is equipped with on audio/video output.
Note: This unit does not
feature a S-video connection.
Monitor Out: The receiver
features a composite and component video monitor output.
Composite Audio In/Out: The
unit is equipped with two dedicated composite stereo audio inputs and one stereo
5.1 Channel Input: The front,
surround, center, and subwoofer RCA jacks can be used to connect a component
with an analog multi-channel audio output.
Speaker Connections: The
receiver uses spring clip terminals for all speaker connections.
FM/AM Connection: The unit uses
a set of spring clip terminals for the AM antenna and a threaded coax connection
for the FM antenna.