Onkyo announces new high-end A/V components


Onkyo has unveiled a trio of home theater components ready to take their places at the top of Onkyo's product line-up. The company describes the PR-SC5508, PA-MC5500, and BD-SP808 as its new "flagship" A/V component separates.

The PR-SC5508 is a 9.2-channel, THX-Ultra 2 Plus-certified A/V controller loaded with audio and video processing features. It has an HQV Reon-VX video processor, ISF video calibration, 3D-capable HDMI 1.4a connections, and both DLNA 1.5 and Windows 7 network capabilities, with a slew of Internet music services to booth. The PR-SC5508 will retail for $2,199 when it ships in September.

The PA-MC5500 is a 9-channel power amplifier rated at 150 watts per channel at 8 ohms, and up to 400 watts dynamic power at 3 ohms. It also weighs 51 pounds. It'll retail for $1,699 when it ships later this month.

Finally, the BD-SP808 is a THX- and DLNA 1.5-certified Blu-ray Disc player. It features a Marvell Qdeo video upscaler and can decode both Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio streams. It will retail for $599 when it, too, ships in September.

Will Greenwald