As Onkyo's top packaged system, the THX I/S Plus-certified HT-S9400THX boasts a speaker set to savor. All seven speakers employ a two-way design with A-OMF cone woofers for superb mid-range clarity. The matching powered subwoofer delivers awesome low end for even the most demanding music, movies, and games. As well as handling Internet radio and PC audio sent over a home network, the system's receiver offers a bevy of handy connections.
Four 3D-ready HDMI inputs take care of high-def content, such as lossless audio from Dolby or DTS, and video upscaled to spectacular 4K resolution via Qdeo technology. A front-panel USB input provides a digital link for iPod/iPhone audio using a compatible dock (sold separately). Other inputs let you incorporate PC video, Onkyo peripherals, and countless other playback sources. Audyssey technologies enable you to customize the soundstage, dynamics, and volume, while interactive on-screen menus let you navigate your content with ease. When it comes to all-in-one home entertainment, the HT-S9400THX oozes class from first to last.
THX Certified Processing for Music, Movies, and Gaming
THX Integrated System (I/S) Plus is a category for home theater systems that ensures full-blown THX performance and state-of-the-art technologies in an affordable, all-in-one receiver-speaker package. Geared to gamers and budding audiophiles, THX I/S Plus systems are 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 tested by THX to make sure they work harmoniously together. In addition to THX certification, each system comes with THX Surround EX; THX listening modes for music, movies, and games; and THX Loudness Plus, a volume-control technology for low-volume listening.
All seven speakers employ a two-way design with A-OMF cone woofers for superb mid-range clarity
HDMI Support for 3D Video and Audio Return Channel
The four HDMI inputs on the HT-S9400THX's A/V receiver let you simultaneously connect high-def sources such as a Blu-ray player, a gaming console, and a cable/satellite tuner. A single output then sends a pristine signal to your connected high resolution display. As the latest version of this connector, HDMI adds the exciting possibilities of 3D video and an audio return channel. 3D video is the next big thing in home entertainment, with movie, game, and broadcast content on the rise and 3D-compatible TVs coming to market. This system also offers the convenience of an audio return channel via HDMI. Audio content received directly by your HDTV's tuner can be sent "upstream" to the A/V receiver, without the need for a separate S/PDIF audio cable.
HDMI Video Upscaling to 4K with Marvel's Qdeo
When it comes to video processing, the Marvel Qdeo video processor offers several advantages. This processor can accept any video signal, regardless of the source resolution, and upscale it to 4K to match the native resolution of your high-definition display. It effectively removes video artifacts such as jagged edges during the video signal deinterlacing process, so you get to enjoy smooth progressive scan video images, even for fast-moving sports and action scenes.
Dolby Pro Logic IIz Adds New Dimensions to Surround Sound
In addition to supporting popular high-definition audio decoders such as Dolby and DTS, the HT-S9400THX brings Dolby Pro Logic IIz which enables you to incorporate two "front height" speakers into your surround sound setup as an alternative to the two surround back speakers. The front height channels carry ambient, nondirectional audio that helps immerse you even more deeply into your movies and games.