New Onkyo Soundbar System Adds Object-based Audio, Intuitive Network Functions In a Slim and Simple DesignPress Release dated: 2 Nov 2016
OSAKA, Japan. Home entertainment innovators Onkyo today unveil an LS7200 3D Soundbar System that combines Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ playback with user-friendly wireless audio features including support for DTS Play-Fi® technology*, AirPlay®, and FireConnect™* multi-room distribution built in.
Part of the growing Envision Cinema product family, the three-piece LS7200 offers key advantages over other soundbars, starting with a low 53 mm profile for an unimpeded view of the TV screen.
The wall-mountable soundbar connects to a separate AV Center via Multichannel Audio Cable, with full-scale power delivered to precision drivers (comprising two speakers each for the left, right, and center channels, plus single height speakers) by a discrete digital amplification system.
Together with wireless subwoofer, this single-cable soundbar design results in neat and clean installation under the TV display.
The AV Center includes four HDMI® inputs to connect media players and game consoles, with all components and cabling easily concealed in an entertainment unit. TV connection comes via single 4K/60p HDMI cable with Audio Return Channel, allowing the LS7200 to enhance broadcast TV audio.
AccuEQ Room Acoustic Calibration tailors sound to individual spaces, adjusting essential speaker conditions such as output level, distance, and crossover while preventing standing waves inside the room for clear and well-focused image presentation.
As well as object-based sound for movies, the LS7200 offers deeply satisfying stereo performance with a choice of network audio options.
The soundbar supports DTS Play-Fi technology, a free app for iOS and Android™ that collects music (streaming services, local files, or network-attached audio) into a simple interface for casting to any Wi-Fi®-enabled speaker. Fast, stable, and easy to use, DTS Play-Fi technology supports multiple streams to different speakers simultaneously without interruption.
AirPlay® and selectable 5 GHz/2.4 GHz Wi-Fi® are also included for stable app-based music casting, while Spotify® Connect lets subscribers stream direct from the Spotify® application. Bluetooth® connectivity completes a comprehensive suite for of wireless music streaming features.
Onkyo Controller app brings together wireless casting technologies, simplifies access to included TuneIn and TIDAL services, and centralizes housewide audio distribution to optional FireConnect™-compatible wireless speakers. The easy-to-use app compliments on-screen GUI with system remote controls for each zone.
As well as discrete dialog volume adjustment for DTS:X™ soundtracks, DTS Neural:X™ is included to upmix standard multichannel audio to 3D sound.
Dolby Audio™ adds a new Surround Enhancer technology that wraps sound around the audience by creating virtual rear speakers. Other practical inclusions are Direct Mode for high-quality stereo sources, Late Night Mode, and custom DSP programs for games and music.
Rounded out with 40-preset FM tuner, AV sync function, and L/R tone controls, LS7200’s feature set approaches that of a full-sized home cinema component in a decor-friendly package that’s tailor-made for passionate listeners.
* Firmware must be updated before operation.
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