Onkyo PR-SC5509

Onkyo PR-SC5509 is a 9 channel AV-processorThe amplifier is THX Ultra2 Plus certified ensuring that this amplifier satisfies the most stringent requirements of THX.

Audio features
PR-SC5509 supports many audio formats. Below you find a list of the most important audio formats with a short description of each format.

Dolby DigitalDolby Digital is the most used audio format on DVD and is transfered to the amplifier through HDMI or optical/coaxial digital inputs.

Dolby TrueHDDolby TrueHD is a High-Definition audio format developed for HD-formats like Blu-Ray and can only be transferred through HDMI to the amplifier.

Dolby Pro Logic IIDolby Pro Logic II is the audio system from Dolby that the amplifier will use for analog or two channels Digital sources like TV- broadcasts.

Dolby Pro Logic IIx Dolby Pro Logic IIx is a secondary audio format that makes it possible to transform 5-channel audio to 7-channel audio. This can be a useful feature since most Blu-Ray and DVD only have 5-channel sound.

DTS-HD Master Audio DTS HD Master Audio is a lossless HD audio formats from DTS. This format offers up to 7.1 channels and used on a variety of Blu-Ray films.

DTS DTS is an audio format that is used on a some DVD movies and offers up to 5 discrete channels + subwoofer.

DTS Neo: X is DTS sound system that the first time expands the number of channels from 7.1 up to 11.1. DTS Neo: X allows for extra height and width in the front channels. For amplifiers with 9 channels you must choose if you want extra width or height.

To achieve the best possible sound reproduction in a home theater setup PR-SC5509 is equipped with automatic room correction that adjusts a number of parameters based on measurements made using an included microphone. Noise level of each speaker automatically adjusted along with delay based on the placement of speakers. In addition adjusted frequency response of each speaker so that it fits the room and speaker. The specification for the equalizer for the main channels are 7 bånds, while it is 5 bånds for the subwoofer channel.

Audyssey MultEQ XT32 The room correction technology that PR-SC5509 is equipped with is Audyssey MultEQ XT32 that is developed by Audyssey, a firm that specializes in developing sound processing to many of the major manufacturers of AV-amplifiers. Audyssey MultEQ XT32 is the most advanced processing from Audyssey.

To get the best possible bass reproduction in your home theater setup PR-SC5509 has individual bass handling of the different channels. That means you can set different value for lowpass filter for each speaker group. The low pass filter can be set to a wide range of frequencies. The available frequencies are 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 120, 150 , 200Hz.

Video features
If you have analog sources that must be connected to a TV or projector through the amplifier, the amplifier has video conversion from composite, s-video and component digital HDMI signal. This ensures that it is only necessary with a HDMI cable to the projector / TV.The Video signal can be upscaled to HD format so that it fits with the TV / projectors resolution if you want to make this transformation in amplifier instead of TV / Projector. The amplifier can upscale to 720p, 1080i and 1080p signal.

ISF PR-SC5509 is equipped with ISF Video Calibration. This means that one can do advanced calibration of the video signal that goes through the amplifier. This means that you can achieve optimal calibrated image on the connected projector or television although these do not have good calibration possibilities.

PR-SC5509 is equipped with wide a range of connection option for video sources. It has 7 HDMI tnputs, 3 component inputs.It also has 6 RCA inputs for analog audio connection and 3 optical digital inputs and 2 coaxial digital inputs.For connection of equipment that has its own decoding of multichannel audio PR-SC5509 is equipped with 1 x 7.1 RCA multichannel input.

PR-SC5509 is also equipped with connections in the front for easy temporarily connecting equipment. It has 1 HDMI input 0 S-Video input, 1 composite input, 1 RCA audio input and 1 optical digital input.

The amplifier is equipped with 2 HDMI monitor outputs that ensures that you can connect to a projector and TV simultaneously without having to reconnect. In addition, it is equipped with 1 component, 1 s-video and 1 composite monitor outputs.The amplifier supports HDMI Arc (Audio Return Channel), which means it can receive audio from a TV from the same cable that transmits image from amplifier to TV. This keeps you from having a seperate digital cable or RCA cable from the TV to the amplifier. Requires that the TV supports HDMI Arc.

The amplifier is equipped with 9.2 RCA preout output so that it is possible for connecting power amplifiers to achieve full 9 channel setup in addition to active subwoofer.

Multi Zone
PR-SC5509 allows for playback in multiple rooms, with different sources for each room.

Possible speaker configurations
With processing for 9 channels and purchase of necessary power amplifiers you have the following possible speaker setup with this amplifier.

By acquiring power amplifiers for 7 channels supports 7.1 speaker configuration that allow for front, center, surround and rear surroundøyttalere in addition to a subwoofer.

For a more detailed explanation of the possible speaker configurations you should read speaker configuration section of our home theater amplifier guide.

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