Onkyo HT-S3200

Home-theater-in-a-box systems are often associated with tiny speakers and underpowered AV receivers, but Onkyo (like Yamaha) bucks the trend, packing its home theater systems with big, boxy speakers and component-grade AV receivers. The company announced two new HTIB systems this week, both of which look impressive in terms of value, at least from the specification sheet. Let's take a look at the new systems:

The Onkyo HT-S3200 (pictured) is a 5.1 entry-level HTIB system, currently available currently available with a $380 list price.

Key features of the Onkyo HT-S3200:

  • • 5.1 home theater system with 110-watts per channel
  • • Two-way front and center speakers, each with 3.25-inch woofer and 0.75-inch tweeter
  • • Smaller rear speakers, each with 3.25-inch woofer
  • • 110-watt subwoofer with 8-inch driver
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Onkyo HT-S3200's included receiver

Key features of the Onkyo HT-S3200's included receiver:

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Onkyo HT-S5200

The Onkyo HT-S5200 steps-up to a 7.1 configuration and adds another HDMI input. It's currently available with a $600 list price.

Key step-up features of the Onkyo HT-S5200:

  • • 7.1 home theater system with 130-watts per channel
  • • Two-way front speakers, each with a 5-inch woofer and 1-inch tweeter
  • • Three-way center channel with two 3.25-inch woofers and a 1-inch tweeter
  • • Smaller rear speakers, each with 3.25-inch woofer
  • • 290-watt subwoofer with 10-inch driver
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Onkyo HT-S5200 in silver

The HT-S5200 is also available in a silver finish.
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Onkyo HT-S5200's included receiver

Key step-up features of the Onkyo HT-S5200's included receiver:

  • • Component-style 7.1 AV receiver
  • • Audyssey 2EQ automatic speaker calibration
  • • Four HDMI inputs
  • • Four digital audio inputs (two optical, two coaxial)
  • • Minijack input on front for connecting to an MP3 player
  • • Sirius-ready
  • • Includes Onkyo UP-A1L iPod dock
  • • Currently available in black and silver, $600 list price
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