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Onkyo HT-S8409 7.1-Channel Network A/V Receiver/Speaker Package

by Onkyo
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  • 130 Watts per Channel at 6 Ohms, 1 kHz, .07%, 2 Channels Driven, FTC
  • 6 HDMI Inputs and 1 Output
  • Direct Digital Connection of iPod/iPhone via Front-Panel USB Port
  • Playback of Audio Files Through Local Network (MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, LPCM)
  • Firmware Updates via Ethernet and USB
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Product Specifications

Brand NameOnkyo
Output Wattage130 watts
Color NameBlack
Built In DecodersDolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio(TM), Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS-HD High-Resolution Audio(TM) Decoding
Number of Component InputsHDMI
Number of Component OutputsHDMI, Component
Specification MetHDMI Switching or Repeating

Product Description

Product Description

With its two mighty tower speakers, the HT-S8409 stands apart from other home theater package systems. These two-way tall-boys work in concert with the other high-quality speakers to express the full scope and power of your music and other entertainment. No matter whether it's a song, a game, or a movie, the receiver's Dolby Pro Logic IIz decoding creates an enveloping 7.1-channel soundstage with superb ambience. Once you've set the system up and calibrated the speakers-a breeze, thanks to Audyssey 2EQ-you can browse your content seamlessly via the intuitive on-screen menus. The receiver accepts a wide range of playback devices and formats, including PC video via RGB and digital audio from iPod/iPhone via USB. In addition, six HDMI inputs handle 3D video, lossless audio from DTS and Dolby, and video upscaling to 4K via Qdeo technology. The system's network capability supports streaming audio from your PC or media server, as well as the infinite variety of internet radio. The HT-S8409 from Onkyo-prepare to be entertained.What’s in the box: Onkyo HT-S8409 Home Theater System, TX-NR609 THX Select2Plus Certified Receiver,Remote Control,2 x Two-Way Tall-Boy Speaker,Center Speaker,2 x Surround Speakers,2 x Surround Back Speakers,Subwoofer,Quick Hookup Diagram and 2-Year Warranty.

From the Manufacturer

Sleek Receiver-and-Speaker Package Is Built to Thrill

With its two mighty tower speakers, the HT-S8409 stands apart from other home theater package systems. These two-way tall-boys work in concert with the other high-quality speakers to express the full scope and power of your music and other entertainment. The TX-NR609’s network functionality allows you to bring internet radio and PC audio into your living room, and adds compatibility with Onkyo’s Remote Apps for iPod®/iPhone® and Android. Once you’ve set the system up and calibrated the speakers—a breeze, thanks to Audyssey 2EQ®—you can browse your content seamlessly via the intuitive on-screen menus. Besides connection for digital audio from an iPod®/iPhone® and other devices via USB, there are six HDMI® inputs (one in front) that handle 3D video, lossless audio from DTS and Dolby, and video upscaling to 4K via Qdeo™ technology. The system’s network capability supports streaming audio from your PC or media server, as well as the infinite variety of internet radio. The HT-S8409 from Onkyo- prepare to be entertained.

Onkyo home theater

Onkyo has more THX-certified A/V receivers than any other manufacturer. 

With a THX-certified Onkyo A/V receiver, you know you're experiencing movie soundtracks the way they were recorded and produced to be heard. You're getting the power and nuance the director made for the cinema, the very best sound quality available, in your own home. This THX Select2 Plus certification is specified for rooms where the screen to-seat-viewing distance is 10 to 12 feet and the room volume is around 2000 cubic feet. THX Loudness Plus is included in the specification.


Onkyo network A/V receivers give you access to more internet radio stations than any other brand...period.

Streaming your choice of internet radio through your Onkyo A/V receiver gives you unsurpassed sound quality and access to a virtually infinite selection of world class music. Enjoy your own personal concert from anywhere in the world... right in your own living room.

All Onkyo network receivers are also compatible with Microsoft’s Windows® 7 platform, which includes the DLNA 1.5-specified “Play To” media-streaming feature so you can easily stream music store on PCs connected to your home network. This internet connectivity has the added benefit of making firmware updates simpler than ever.

UWF-1 Wireless LAN adaptor

Onkyo's UWF-1 Wireless LAN adaptor removes unwanted cables. This small, optional unit is worth way more than its tiny price.  Connect the UWF-1 to the USB port on any compatible 2011 Onkyo network receiver, and bring your music through your wireless router into your Onkyo system. Now internet radio and audio files stored on your PC can be played back with the superior fidelity of your main Onkyo system — with no cable clutter. A sensible and inexpensive solution.

Onkyo's Remote Apps

Onkyo's Remote Apps for Android and iPod/iPhone turn your cell phone into a remote control. The Android app lets you Stream audio files from your Android to your Onkyo home network receiver. Set tone, volume levels and control input selection, as well as a number of other key features like controlling internet radio stations…

The Onkyo app for iPhone/iPod will allow you to set tone, volume levels and control input selection.

Made for iPod®/iPhone®

Onkyo receivers allow you to and play audio files stored on your iPod/iPhone or even a USB flash drive. The on screen display lets you see exactly what is playing. As the audio signals are played back in digital form, rather than analog, there is much less chance for signal degradation. Onkyo's exclusive Advanced Music Optimizer also compensates for lost bit information and improves the quality of compressed audio signals.

End result: Your music sounds cleaner and more faithful to the original.

iphone ipod

Crisp and Clean 1080p Upscaling... and Ready for Next Generation Displays, NOW! 

4k and 1080p

Onkyo's A/V receiver provides the finest, most beautiful and pristine 1080p upscaling you can find, thanks to the Marvell Qdeo™ video-processing chip that erases video noise and artifacts such as jaggies and feathering. The result: astoundingly crisp video. Played back on a compatible widescreen display, your Blu-ray Discs and standard DVDs will look AMAZING: more detailed and cinematic than ever. While deftly handling the most current high-def display formats, Onkyo's also the first in the world to support the coming full 4K upscaling (3840 x 2160) of standard video sources such as 480i/p, 720p, and 1080i/p. Interlaced-to-progressive conversion and scaling are performed by a high-quality Marvell Qdeo video-processing chip.

3D and ARC


All Onkyo A/V receivers support the latest in 3D technology. Play 3D movies, games, and broadcast content in cinematic quality in your own home and be amazed by the realistic quality. The HDMI® inputs let you connect multiple high-def sources, such as a Blu-ray player, a gaming console, and a cable/satellite tuner. The HDMI output, on the other hand, lets you send a pristine signal to a compatible high-resolution display. Audio Return Channel allows audio content received directly by your HDTV’s tuner to be sent “upstream” via HDMI to your A/V receiver, without the need for a separate S/PDIF audio cable.

A Suite of Audyssey Technologies

Audyssey 2EQ is an advanced room-correction technology with high-resolution filters for satellite speakers and subwoofers. MultEQ XT gathers frequency and time-domain measurements from up to eight positions in the listening area, to deliver a clear, well-balanced, and natural sound.

Audyssey Dynamic EQ maintains a consistent bass response, tonal balance, and surround-sound effect at different volume levels, so you can enjoy the natural dynamics of your content regardless of the volume.

Audyssey Dynamic Volume automatically compensates for volume fluctuations in different audio content (for example, during commercial breaks) while optimizing the dynamic range. 
surround sound

Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz

dolby surround sound

Allows reconfiguration of the surround back channels to deliver “front height” channels. These channels carry ambient, non-directional audio that adds a new vertical dimension to your movies and games. Audyssey DSX provides a similar front-height speaker option that likewise works to create a more enveloping home theater experience.

Change Your Receiver's Settings Seamlessly

Thanks to Onkyo's overlaid graphical on-screen display (OSD), set-up menus appear on top of the video image you're watching, so you don't have to switch to a blank screen background. Easily navigate intuitive menus to maximize all of the features and benefits of your Onkyo A/V receiver. The OSD and Graphical User Interface (GUI) both operate over HDMI, making excellent use of that versatile interface.

Extra Connectivity Options

phono,pc input
Use PC-IN to easily connect your notebook or mediacenter PC to your Onkyo AV receiver, and watch your movie files on your flatscreen TV. You can now easily watch internet videos, PC-stored movies and pictures on your TV. (Audio connectivity may vary depending on your computer hardware, but Onkyo A/V receivers support a wide range of different interfaces.)


Total Power
HDMI / 3D Ready I/O
Speaker Type
Subwoofer Type
4K Upscaling
Front USB Input
Network Function
Audyssey 2EQ
Audyssey Dynamic Volume
THX Certified Select2 Plus


Passive 8"
Over 1000W
Powered 10"
Slim Plastic
Powered 10"
Over 1000W
Tall Wood
Powered 10"
Over 1000W
Powered 10"


Receiver Specification

Number of Channels
(8Ω, 20Hz-20kHz, 0.7% THD)
Network Capable
THX Certification
Select2 Plus™
Audyssey Room EQ
5+1 in / 1 out
Overlay On-Screen Display
Advanced via HDMI
Made for iPod®/iPhone®
(Direct USB input)
Front & Rear
(Supports album art)
Powered Zone 2
Component Video I/O
2 in / 1 out (HDTV capable)
Composite Video I/O
5 in (1 front) / 2 out
Digital Audio Input
2 Optical & 2 Coaxial
Analog Audio I/O
6 in (1 front) / 1 out
Subwoofer Pre-out
Color-coded Speaker Terminals
AM/FM Presets
Onkyo Exclusive Gaming Modes
Advanced Music Optomizer

© Copyright 2011 Onkyo USA Corporation. All rights reserved.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 21.9 x 27.1 x 45.2 inches ; 101.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 106.9 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B005EP2HMU
  • Item model number: HT-S8409
  • Batteries 2 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #69,782 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at August 22, 2011
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Customer Reviews

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83 of 83 people found the following review helpful By Theodore P. Summers on December 9, 2011
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I purchased this system to replace my Denon AVR-788 receiver. Onkyo had several models that I looked at, however I decided on this one because it is network capable, has the features I was looking for and is firmware upgradeable. As far as I can tell it uses a 10/100 based NIC. Out of the box and connected to my network I had access to few services, however after completing the update I had access to vTuner, Pandora, Rhapsody, Sirius/XM iRadio, Slacker, Mediafly, Napster iRadio, Spotify, Last.FM, and AUPEO. There is a "My Favorites" feature where you can save up to 40 Internet radio stations. The system suppoprts DLNA certified media servers, Windows Media Player 11 and 12, and Windows Media Connect 2.0.

It can handle the following audio formats, MP3, WMA, WMA lossless, WAV, AAC, FLAC, OGG and LPCM. I could stream audio files from my PC straight to the receiver or use a plugged in USB device such as a flash drive. I also have a LG N1T1 (1 Terabyte) NAS on my network. I use it to store my music and video files. It has a built in media server and uses DLNA as well. I can tell you that the Onkyo HT-S8409 has no problems accessing and playing files straight from my NAS.

While this package is called the Onkyo HT-S8409, the receiver that comes in this package is the Onkyo TX-NR609. The system has a total of 6 HDMI inputs, 5 HDMI inputs on the back of the system and 1 HDMI input in the front of the system. It uses HDMI Version V1.4a that supports 3D video and Audio Return Channel. The system also supports 1080p Upscaling (4K (3840 x 2160)). It also sports 2 Component inputs, 4 Composite inputs, 6 audio inputs, a standard VGA PC input as well as 2 Optical, 2 Coaxial inputs and a USB port. One more thing, the system has a Powered Zone 2 audio out and supports up to two Subwoofers.
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful By JmacJaxFL on March 19, 2012
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Ok, so this is my first review... but with the negative write-ups on this system, i feel i need to throw my 2 cents in.
For starters... the other reviews about the packaging, and being beat up when it gets to the destination: I tracked my order from day one, I didn't have 2 day delivery or anything like that, and I saw it had stopped somewhere in TN for a night... That got me a little worried because you would think with something this big, they would be pushing it as fast as they could to reduce the liability. Anyway... NO issues whatsoever when it got to my home. I live in FL, it was shipped from MN. Yes, the box had some scratches and bruises, but the way it's packed it really tight, and wrapped nice. 5/5 for packaging and 4 day total delivery time.
HDMI issues as per other reviews: I have had ZERO issues, owned for a month, and switch between inputs multiple times daily. Google is your friend when it comes to HDMI and how to set it... whether you do RHID, or through, or just the basic setup. Sure, the manual that comes with this system explains everything pretty well, but for a personal preference, google!!!
Sub-woofer Auto-off/on: Yep, the sub shuts off at low levels all by itself... i actually bought another onkyo subwoofer for the 7.2 sound, and both do. Here's my theory on the auto-off/on... if you are listening to music, tv, or a movie at a low enough level where the sub shuts off... it doesnt need to be on!!! The subwoofer that come with this system puts out A LOT of bass, add another and it's ridiculous at high levels... I have kids, and i obviously stay up later than they do... no need for walls to be echoing bass at 1am when they are sleeping.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Windmills on May 4, 2012
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I'll update this review once the product recall/ replacement process has been completed, but as it stands now, the receiver that is part of this package (TX-NR609) is under a recall (along with a wide array of other Onkyo products) for a range of manufacturing dates in late 2011/ early 2012. See press release from Onkyo USA website titled "Sudden Shut down and or Static Noise from speaker". My receiver is exhibiting both of these issues, as well as frequent loss of signal on 3 of the HDMI inputs (signal will drop out entirely for 3-5 seconds at a time, usually at the rate of 3-4x per hour).

If you go through Onkyo for the product repair/ replacement, you can expect 6-8 weeks total turnaround time to get your receiver back. I am having Amazon ship me a replacement and crossing my fingers the new one won't be on the recall list... (FYI Amazon apparently cannot replace/ ship only the receiver even though it is available separately, and the box for this thing is a beast @ 107 pounds so you will have your hands full just to swap out the receiver...)

May 9, 2012 Update:
After receiving the replacement package from Amazon, I was relieved to find the new receiver serial number was not on the recall list. It was also nice to find that the receiver is located in the top of the box, so it was fairly easy to replace just the receiver and re-tape the package for the return. So far I've not had the auto shut-off/ static noise from the speakers (as was specified in the product recall notice), but I still have the frequent loss of signal on multiple HDMI channels.
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