Onkyo HT-S9300THX

THX Certified Onkyo HT-S9300THX Home Theater System

Onkyo is introducing the HT-S9300THX, the company’s latest THX® I/S Plus™ Certified and 3D-Ready packaged home theater system. With seven speakers, a 12-inch subwoofer and AV receiver, the Onkyo 9300THX delivers a sonic punch that puts most HTiBs to shame. In fact, don’t even call it an HTiB.

Geared to budget-conscious gamers and budding audiophiles, the Onkyo THX I/S Plus system (the “I/S” stands for “Integrated System”) is ideal for small home theaters where the screen-to-seat viewing distance is approximately eight feet. All components within the system—the receiver, speakers, and amplifier—are designed and tested (more than 2,000 THX tests) to make sure they work harmoniously together.

In addition to THX certification, the front loudspeakers use a THX-developed dual-woofer array that optimizes the sound field for a sonic presentation that is remarkably close to that found in the best THX cinemas. The system includes THX Surround EX™; THX listening modes for Music, Movies and Games; and THX Loudness Plus™, a sophisticated volume-control technology which maintains surround impact at low listening levels.

Onkyo is even claiming that the system is 3D-ready. But, what does that actually mean? It means Onkyo has designed the 9300THX to be fully compatible with the mandatory 3D broadcast formats, and will pass a clean 3D signal to your TV via HDMI 1.4a.

The HT-S9300THX will be available at the end of July with a suggested retail price of $1,099.