7.1-Channel Network A/V Receiver/Speaker Package
Unlock the Power of THX Theater-Reference Entertainment
One of Onkyo’s all-time bestsellers gets even better with Dolby Atmos® decoding, 4K/60 Hz video support, Wi-Fi® for Hi-Res network audio, and DSP-enhanced Bluetooth streaming. And all in a convenient, easy-to-use package that’s tested and certified by THX to guarantee theater-reference volume and sound quality. Our high-current WRAT system uses a customized massive transformer and extra-large capacitors to drive discrete Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry on the L/R/C channels. Powerful and controlled amplification serves as a bed for Dolby Atmos, a new audio format that uses object-oriented mixing to unleash overhead sound effects through height channels. Or sit back and let the premium 7.1-channel THX speaker package bring Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ movie soundtracks to life. These quality A-OMF two-way speakers fill rooms with clear, dynamic, and detailed sound, with a huge sealed subwoofer shaking the walls with high-impact bass. Marrying the latest A/V processing and upscaling technology to high-current analog power, the HT-S9700THX lets you escape into your choice of entertainment with a few taps on your smartphone.
THX® Integrated System Plus™ Certified
THX Integrated System (I/S) Plus guarantees THX theater-reference sound in an affordable all-in-one package. THX
I/S Plus systems are ideal for spaces where the screen-to-seat viewing distance is about 2.5 meters. All components within the system are rigorously tested by THX to make sure they deliver the same low-distortion, high-volume sound you experience in a commercial theater. Listening modes for
music, movies, and games are included along with THX® Loudness Plus™.
Ready for Dolby Atmos® Sound
Dolby Atmos is a new audio format that uses object-oriented mixing techniques to layer individual sound elements over a channel-based audio bed, putting sound into motion all around you, even overhead. Content creators mix soundtracks in a 3D space, seamlessly moving the sound above and around the audience. You can experience the full Dolby Atmos effect right out of the box by using the included Surround Back speakers as Front Heights. Alternatively, you can install a pair of in-ceiling speakers or purchase a pair of Dolby Atmos-enabled speaker modules. Once set up, your Dolby Atmos system will immerse you in the film like nothing ever before.
Latest HDMI® for 4K/60 Hz Video and HDCP 2.2
All HDMI terminals except inputs 5/6 feature the latest
HDMI specification to support 4K/60 Hz video and 21:9 theater aspect. Now you can add enveloping 7.1-channel surround-sound to next-generation Ultra HD content for a breathtaking entertainment experience. The receiver also supports HDCP 2.2 copy protection standard via HDMI Input 3 and the main output to enable the display of streamed, broadcast, and physical Ultra HD video at native resolution.
High Current Amplification for Power and Control
Wattage is an indication of loudness, not sound quality. The real test is current. High instantaneous current enhances speaker control for accurate and musical audio reproduction. It’s the cornerstone of our amplification philosophy—no other receiver can match Onkyo for dynamic driving power.
Wide Range Amp Technology
Best-in-class current capability is achieved with Wide Range Amplifier Technology (WRAT). At its core is a custom
high-output transformer and customized capacitors driving Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry* amplification, which features discrete low-impedance output stage and high-current transistors for instantaneous power and very low distortion. Combined with an eight-channel Burr-Brown DAC and Dual 32-bit DSP Engines, WRAT produces clear and controlled sound for all your audio sources.
*Front L/R/C channels only
Factory-Matched and Balanced THX Speaker System
The included speaker system is serious about immersive surround sound. Solid MDF cabinets feature A-OMF diaphragms (layered polyethylene naphthalate and flexible cotton weave material to improve stiffness and heat resistance) for vivid and natural mid-range performance. Where other brands skimp on the surrounds, we include proper two-way speakers with 13 cm A-OMF drivers to ensure you get maximum impact from all directions. Rounding out the package is a high-capacity acoustic-suspension subwoofer fitted with a 30 cm front-firing cone for 125 Watts of wall-shaking bass. Beautifully finished and including detachable cloth grilles for protection, this THX-certified speaker system is the true heavyweight of the HTiB world.
Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth Inside
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are built in, not costly add-ons. Our free control app puts a range of streaming options at your fingertips, from high-resolution network audio (including 5.6 MHz DSD, Dolby® TrueHD, and gapless 192/24 FLAC and WAV) to the best selection of internet streaming services to your smartphone’s music library. Or pair up and enjoy whatever’s playing on your Bluetooth-compatible device with huge theater sound. Thanks to Advanced Music Optimizer enhancement, near CD-quality audio is ready in moments.
4K Video Upscaling with Qdeo™ Technology
Video from older gaming consoles and DVD players looks clean and sharp, giving your old favorites a new lease on life. Qdeo™ technology from Marvell automatically upscales low-res video to liquid-smooth 1080p (for HDTV) and 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) with a compatible UHD display.
MHL™ for Mobile Device Connection
An HDMI/MHL terminal is included to connect smartphones and other devices, allowing you to display 1080p video and other media on your HDTV with 7.1 channels of surround sound.
Fast Switching and Adjustment
If you want to quickly adjust a speaker level, switch DSP modes, or change inputs, the “Q” remote control button does it in seconds by overlaying a transparent graphical menu on screen. You can use InstaPrevue™ technology to preview content playing on any HDMI-connected component—the overlaid video thumbnails make video switching very clear and simple.
AccuEQ Calibration for Pure Audio Performance
Onkyo brings together a number of technologies to enhance stereo and multichannel sound quality. A key ingredient is AccuEQ room calibration. AccuEQ is highly effective yet very simple to use, correcting speaker distances, levels, crossovers, and frequency response from one easy listening position and ensuring clear and cohesive surround-sound. Playback of 7.1-channel formats at 96 kHz without downsampling is also enabled, while for ultimate stereo purity, AccuEQ bypasses the front channels so the natural character of your loudspeakers remains unaltered by DSP correction.