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Onkyo HT-S9400THX 7.1-Channel Network A/V Receiver/Speaker Package
- 130 Watts per Channel at 6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 1%, 1 Channel Driven, FTC
- THX I/S Plus Certified
- HDMI Video Upscaling to 4K with Qdeo Technology by Marvell
- Direct Digital Connection of iPod/iPhone via Front-Panel USB Port
- Powered Zone2 and Zone 2 Line-Out for Distributed Audio Playback in Another Room
- 130 watts per channel at 6 ohms
- Powered Zone2 and Zone2 line-out for distributed audio playback in another room. Power Supply is AC 120 V.
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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.
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.
Top Customer Reviews
My home theater set-up is pretty simple. I plugged all of my HDMI components into the receiver and then have one HDMI out to my projector. This allows me to select what's on the projector from my Onkyo system remote and video and sound are all handled by the HDMI cords.
The setup worked perfectly for a week. Then I started getting a NO Signal on my projector screen when I tried to play a movie from my bluray player. Through several problem solving steps I was able to isolate the issue to the HDMI out from the Onkyo to what ever source I hooked it up to; projector or HD TV. I kept getting a "No signal" on the Onkyo receiver when I would select any source I had hooked up via HDMI. After a few calls to the Onkyo help desk, they had me do a receiver reset and then upgrade to the latest firmware on the receiver. Nothing worked. They finally told me to send it to them at MY cost and they would look at it.
I decided to take it to a local shop that was an official Onkyo service center to avoid having to pay for the shipping. After a few days they called to tell me I needed a new HDMI board and it was going to take 10 days to get the part. The guy said this is a very common issue with Onkyo receivers and he pointed to a stack of them he had in for repair behind the counter.
I don't usually review products but I wanted to make sure to share my story with any potential buyers.Read more ›
Now the for the draw backs: What I can note here are few, but important considerations. First the head is quite large (barely fits in a standard cablet, and is does run warm! It needs open air space to cool, or do as I have done and installed two 120mm fans in the cabnet to cool it and other components. Second, the corner surround speakers are quite beefy, so if mounted on mounts, pick some of good quality. I used the six packs mounts available here on Amazon. I killed one right away. And,I had to add some star type lock washers on the pivots to hold the weight on the other ones (be gental with the set screws). I also replaced the original wires that were sent with the system. I used some 16 guage speaker wire, which I will recommend as a minimum size. That said and done, overall it is a great system. My only real complaint was not Amazon's fault, and is a big plus for Onko.Read more ›
So, after weighing options, reading reviews (and taking into consideration both Onkyo's reputation for hot-running avrs and subwoofer issues), I decided on the HT-S9400THX.
I also considered buying a separate avr and individual speakers, but my budget was actually lower than this system's price (I decided to up my budget a bit) and for something offering comparable (possibly slightly better) performance, I was looking at $1000-1500.
The big box arrived in good shape with no major external damage (a few dings on the labeling and in the corners). The inside of the box was well-packaged with the receiver on top, subwoofer on bottom, and everything compartmentalized in solid styrofoam inserts.
Setup was a breeze, although a bit time consuming simply because I had to overhaul the space I had to get everything to fit.
I am currently running the 5.1 + front high configuration having used the Audyssey calibration.
1) The sound is exceptionally crisp. Mid-tones are clean, highs are high, and the bass is very sharp. The bass was so sharp, I wondered if the subwoofer was set correctly (it was set to the THX setting) as I am accustomed (old speakers and in movie theaters) to having bass tones muddy and overblown. So, I tested using bass tests. There is definitely nothing wrong with the subwoofer. Bass from DJ Magic Mike causes the floorboards to vibrate. I am just not used to bass that is so clean.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Same issue as a bunch of other people - no sound output after about 2.5 years - very common problem apparentlyPublished 2 months ago by Timothy J Weir
Receiver failed after 3 years. Just outside of the 2 year warranty. Makes a great paper weight thoughPublished 3 months ago by VitoE
I purchased this item in Dec of 2012. It worked well for 2 1/2 years and just like all of the other reviews the unit produces no sound at all. It was a decent unit when it worked. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Stu
Two years in the audio stopped working. Won't be buying another Onkyo product again.Published 6 months ago by Gerald Trainer
I expected it to last longer than 2 years and 7 months for this expensive of a system. Not really worth the money with that lifespan. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
The zone 2 only works with the anolog inputs which makes it very annoying. The onkyo system is very 1990 when it comes to user friendly interface.Published 9 months ago by Eduardo Pedroso
I don't recomend this receiver (HT-R990) just google it as "htr990 no sound" or try some search at ebay. Happens to me and no one word from Onkyo.Published 11 months ago by Denis M.
Broke as soon as warranty was up. Sound is great but to demands to be in control of everything in your entertainment system.Published 12 months ago by Robert G Lee
Had it for 2 years already not a single problem , i love it !
2\3\2016 Update Still working great not a single problem!