Onkyo shows off a few mini audio systems, one amp and Rokuready receivers

Onkyo's CEDIA booth served as a way for it to show off all manner of new audio technology including this funky iLunar dock (above), which uses tech developed by Swiss audio company Sonic Emotion to create a "3D sound field" from stereo sources. We couldn't get much of a feel for it on the show floor with the wide open spaces and noise, but according to Onkyo, its six full-range drivers and downward-firing subwoofer combine to send sound in all directions, resulting in a stereo experience no matter where the listener is seated in smaller rooms. There's more details on that, as well as a few other mini audio systems and a new amp in the gallery and press releases after the break. One other development we noted was the Roku Streaming Stick-ready branding popping up on Onkyo receivers since its partnership was officially revealed, and there was even a dongle conspicuously front mounted right there in the booth. We're still for a release date and pricing, but it looks like hardware partners are ready to go.

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Onkyo Introduces iLunar -a Slick New Six-Channel Bluetooth Docking System with Sonic Emotion 3D Sound Processing

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (8/30/12) -- Onkyo, a company known for its ability to anticipate market trends and capitalize on the latest technology, announces the release of a six-channel Bluetooth and iPod/iPhone docking solution featuring remarkable new 3D sound processing technology. The personal audio system places the listener center stage, immersing them in high quality sound no matter where they are located in the room.

While the RBX-500 iLunar Dock Music System represents a departure from the conventional mini systems within the company's lineup, customers can expect the same outstanding audio performance and build quality that has made Onkyo a globally respected name in hi-fi.

With the iLunar, traditional stereophonic sound is taken a step further using an arrangement of six full-range drivers positioned above a down-firing subwoofer. Rather than using two channels to create a centralized "sweet spot" in front of the speakers, a processing chip from Swiss audio research company Sonic Emotion radiates the sound in all directions, creating the impression of stereo sound wherever the listener is located.

To achieve the effect of being right in the middle of a stereophonic sweet spot, the processor applies a system of equalization filters and delays to all six channels. Through a process known as wave field synthesis, the technology is able to render a 3D audio image, creating an impression for the listener of being on stage or in the studio with the musicians.

The iLunar is perfect for those with busy lifestyles. Users can dock their iPod or iPhone-or use the Bluetooth function to stream from almost any smart phone, tablet, or PC-and enjoy immersive entertainment while going about their day.

With the expanded bandwidth capabilities of Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR, enjoying quality sound with the convenience of wireless streaming is now a reality. Furthermore, the recharging dock for iPod and iPhone ensures signals are transferred from the device in digital format, rather than analog form, for cleaner, more expansive sound.

The dock is a recharging type, allowing the user to top off the battery while they listening to music, ready when they are back on the move. A USB port is also included for charging many other types of smart phone or tablet, even as the device streams music wirelessly. The iLunar features a powerful and efficient digital amplifier to drive six speakers and the subwoofer. Without the need for a bulky heat sink, the audio system can be made smaller and lighter, making it ideal for use in areas where space is limited.

Onkyo has long been admired for its unique approach to audio design and engineering. In addition to placing a strong emphasis on technological innovation, the company insists on superlative build standards, functional yet elegant design, and above all, extremely good sound quality.

So whether the user listens to music while on the go around the house or alone and without distraction, the iLunar rewards with refreshing and realistic audio performance. It's another in a long line of boldly inventive products from a company that prides itself on pushing the boundaries of home entertainment technology.

The Onkyo RBX-500 iLunar will be available in October with a suggested retail price of $249.

About Onkyo
Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to created award winning products that are lauded by many of the industry leading audio publications. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. The results can be seen in the obviously high quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it is turned on. Visit Onkyo's website at www.onkyousa.com. Follow Onkyo USA at www.facebook.com/OnkyoUSA.

Onkyo Announces EnvisionCinema – A Stylishly Compact TV Speaker System with SRS Processing Technology and Bluetooth Wireless Audio

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (8/30/12) -- Onkyo, the world's leading manufacturer of audio and audio-video entertainment products, proudly announces the release of EnvisionCinema LS3100, an exciting 2.1-channel powered speaker package designed to improve the audio performance of modern flat-panel TVs with SRS audio enhancement and Bluetooth wireless streaming technology. The system consists of a slim 20-watt digital amplifier unit to power the two dual-drive speakers, and an active wireless down-firing subwoofer.

EnvisionCinema comes pre-programmed for control with most TV remotes, with learning ability for the few models it might not immediately recognize. This means the Onkyo system switches on and off automatically with the TV, and responds to the volume commands of the television remote.

Two full-range drivers are installed in each sculpted speaker cabinet. Clever removable speaker stands enable a wide variety of mounting positions on the wall or entertainment unit.

Thanks to collaboration with SRS audio research labs, the EnvisionCinema system employs TruVolume, a dynamic control solution to equalize the irritating volume fluctuations in TV programming; and WOW HD, an audio processing technology that generates a more expansive soundstage. Dialog Mode, meanwhile, renders voices more intelligibly in the mix-great for movies, news, and TV programs.

Combined with the powered subwoofer-which can be positioned anywhere in the room thanks to its wireless Bluetooth technology-users can bid farewell to the days of thin TV sound, and revel in the extraordinary sonic capabilities of this stylish and efficient system.

Like all Onkyo products, the EnvisionCinema system is replete with up-to-the-minute features. Bluetooth Version 2.1 +EDR allows the user to stream music from compatible devices, such as most cell phone, smart phone and tablet brands, and a wide selection of laptops and personal computers. The convenience of wireless streaming from portable devices-and the high-quality sound this package is capable of delivering-will be persuasive factors for astute buyers maximizing their home entertainment budgets.

Presented in a sleek and contemporary package, EnvisionCinema finds fertile ground between dedicated multi-channel home theater systems and other prohibitively expensive two-channel options.

Onkyo brings more than 60 years' audio experience to the table when designing new products, forging partnerships with other industry heavyweights to ensure that any specialist technology featured is the very best available. From the company's audiophile-grade A/V receivers down to its most affordable personal stereo systems, fans around the world recommend Onkyo as the go-to brand for home entertainment.

The Onkyo EnvisionCinema LS3100 will be available in November with a suggested retail price of $499.

About Onkyo
Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to created award winning products that are lauded by many of the industry leading audio publications. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. The results can be seen in the obviously high quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it is turned on. Visit Onkyo's website at www.onkyousa.com. Follow Onkyo USA at www.facebook.com/OnkyoUSA.

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Onkyo Introduces Network HiFi Mini System with Outstanding Internet Radio Access

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (8/30/12) --Onkyo has introduced the CS-N755 Network HiFi Mini System, a compact bookshelf music system and speakers designed to provide state-of-the-art audio entertainment from Internet Radio, streaming music from smartphones, tablets, and computers via USB, wireless streaming with an optional USB Bluetooth Adaptor, FM/AM radio, and Compact Disc.

The CS-N755 uses Onkyo's premium Wide Range Amplifier Technology (WRAT) with symmetrical circuit design and three-stage inverted Darlington Circuitry. Two high-quality two-way bass reflex speakers, each with a 5-inch Onkyo Micro Fiber woofer and 1-inch soft dome tweeter, provide outstanding sound performance.

A rear-panel Ethernet port is used for internet access. There are pre-loaded online channels for Pandora, Rhapsody, Slacker, Sirius Internet Radio, last.fm, aupeo!, and vTuner. It is DNLA Certified and supports MP3, AAC, Apple Lossless, FLAC, and WMA Lossless. The front-panel USB ports supports iPod/iPhone as well as flash drives and hard discs. With the optional USB Bluetooth Adaptor users can stream wirelessly from Apple and Android devices.

The CS-N755 can also be operated using Onkyo's free Remote control Apps for iPhone and Android.

The Onkyo CS-N755 Network HiFi Mini System will be available in October with a suggested retail price of $499.

About Onkyo
Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to created award winning products that are lauded by many of the industry leading audio publications. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. The results can be seen in the obviously high quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it is turned on. Visit Onkyo's website at www.onkyousa.com. Follow Onkyo USA at www.facebook.com/OnkyoUSA.

Onkyo Debuts CD/Bluetooth HiFi Mini System
in Three Colors


Onkyo CS-355 Colibrino CD HiFi Mini System

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (8/30/12) --With three colors to choose from, white, black, and red, the Onkyo CS-355 Colibrino CD HiFi Mini System is a compact stylish solution to getting great sound from CDs, radio, and music streamed from an iPod, iPhone or any other device that can communicate via Bluetooth or USB.

Ideal for use in a bedroom, dorm, office, or kitchen, the Colibrino comes with a pair of high-performance two-way speakers and a hand-held remote control. The drawer-type CD player protects discs and can play MP3 CD, CD-R, and CD-RW, in addition to conventional Red Book CDs. A quality FM/AM tuner with thirty presets keeps you in-touch with local news and music.

The player uses Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR supports wireless audio playback with aptX®, SBC, and AAC Codecs. The front-panel USB supports playback and recharging for compatible iDevices, and playback of USB memory devices.

The Onkyo CS-355 Colibrino will be available in September with a suggested retail price of $329.

About Onkyo
Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to created award winning products that are lauded by many of the industry leading audio publications. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. The results can be seen in the obviously high quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it is turned on. Visit Onkyo's website at www.onkyousa.com. Follow Onkyo USA at www.facebook.com/OnkyoUSA.

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Onkyo to Create a New Generation of Audiophiles with Affordable New Integrated Amplifier

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ (8/30/12) -- Demonstrating its commitment to providing exceptionally good sound quality at all levels of the market, Onkyo is pleased to announce a new addition to its range of high quality stereo separates, the A-9050.

The A-9050 amplifier features WRAT amplification boosted by Onkyo's Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry. And, for the first time at this price point, the A-9050 is graced with premium DIDRC dynamic noise reduction technology. It is rated at 75 watts per channel into an 8-ohm load.

The A-9050 follows the A-9070 stereo amplifier in the Onkyo integrated lineup-a high-end model that was released last year to universal acclaim.

The A-9050 is built around a practically bulletproof 1.6 mm anti-resonant metal chassis with aluminum faceplates. Two large capacitors and a high-output EI transformer drive current through the amplifying circuit and discrete triple-transistor output stage for an open and musical performance. Solid copper bus bars provide each individual circuit with a unique link to the power supply, significantly reducing circuit noise compared to conventional circuit designs.

As an integrated amplifier, the A-9050 employs one of the most talented pre-amps in its category, with a powerful Wolfson® 192 kHz/24-bit DAC module and DIDRC technology to cleanse signals of super-high-frequency noise and pulse interference that otherwise affects audio purity. Gold-plated RCA inputs and banana plug-compatible speaker posts also work to improve clarity.

Another unique feature found on this amplifier is Onkyo's new PM Bass technology, which counters audio phase shifting by matching the phases of low- and mid-frequency sound waves, thereby improving mid-range clarity and enhancing bass response.

The A-9050 feature five analog inputs and one output each, while the more powerful model of the pair adds three digital inputs for lossless PC audio (one optical, two coaxial). The user can connect a compatible CD player and tuner, and if desired, a tape deck. Naturally, a quality MM phono input and a subwoofer output are also included.

With the release of this new integrated amplifier, Onkyo hopes to make quality component audio a realistic proposition for a greater number of people. As the initial building blocks of a first hi-fi system, or to renew an existing setup, the A-9050 will reignite the listener's passion for music, creating a whole new generation of Onkyo fans in the process.

The Onkyo A-9050 integrated amplifier will be available in October with a suggested retail price of $499.

About Onkyo
Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to created award winning products that are lauded by many of the industry leading audio publications. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. The results can be seen in the obviously high quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it is turned on. Visit Onkyo's website at www.onkyousa.com. Follow Onkyo USA at www.facebook.com/OnkyoUSA.