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7.1ch Home Theater System
HT-SR800
AV Receiver (HT-R550)
Front Speakers (SKF-550F)
Center Speaker (SKC-550C)
Surround Speakers (SKM-550S)
Surround Back Speakers (SKB-550)
Powered Subwoofer (SKW-550)
Instruction Manual
Thank you for purchasing an Onkyo 7.1ch Home
Theater System. Please read this manual thoroughly
before making connections and plugging in the unit.
Following the instructions in this manual will enable
you to obtain optimum performance and listening
enjoyment from your new 7.1ch Home Theater Sys-
tem.
Please retain this manual for future reference.
Contents
Introduction ..................................... 2
Connection .................................... 19
Turning On & First Time Setup..... 36
Basic Operation
Playing your AV components ....... 42
Listening to the Radio .................. 44
Enjoying the Listening Modes ..... 48
Advanced Operation ..................... 55
Troubleshooting ............................ 65
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Summary of Contents

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    Surround Back Speakers (SKB-550) Powered Subwoofer (SKW-550) Instruction Manual Thank you for purchasing an Onkyo 7.1ch Home Theater System. Please read this manual thoroughly before making connections and plugging in the unit. Following the instructions in this manual will enable you to obtain optimum performance and listening enjoyment from your new 7.1ch Home Theater Sys-...

  • Page 2

    WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.

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    5. Never Touch this Unit with Wet Hands—Never handle this unit or its power cord while your hands are wet or damp. If water or any other liquid gets inside this unit, have it checked by your Onkyo dealer. 6. Handling Notes •...

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    Speaker Precautions Placement • The speaker cabinets are made out of wood and are therefore sensitive to extreme temperatures and humidity, do not put them in locations subject to direct sunlight or in humid places, such as near an air condi- tioner, humidifier, bathroom, or kitchen.

  • Page 5

    Enjoying Home Theater Speaker Sets A and B You can use two sets of speakers with the AV receiver: speaker set A and speaker set B. Speaker set A (included speakers) should be used in your main listening room for up to 7.1-channel playback. *While speaker set B is on, speaker set A is reduced to 5.1-channel playback.

  • Page 6

    Package Contents Make sure you have the following items: AV receiver (HT-R550) Remote controller and two batteries (AA/R6) Indoor FM antenna AM loop antenna Speaker setup microphone Speaker terminal tool Front speakers (SKF-550F) Center speaker (SKC-550C) Surround and Surround back speakers...

  • Page 7

    DTS, Inc. “96/24” is a trademark of DTS, Inc. Neural Surround name and related logos are trademarks owned by Neural Audio Corporation. Theater-Dimensional is a trademark of Onkyo Corpora- tion. HDMI, the HDMI logo and High Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC.

  • Page 8

    A few simple settings to get the very best from your system. ☞ page 37 Playing Your AV Components Enjoying movies and music. ☞ page 42 Using the Listening Modes Time to really enjoy your home theater system! ☞ page 48 SIRIUS HDMI IN 2 IN 1 ASSIGNABLE...

  • Page 9: Introduction, Enjoying The Listening Modes, Advanced Operation

    Correcting Sound and Picture Sync ... 61 Controlling Other Components... 62 Entering Remote Control Codes... 62 ...35 Remote Control Codes for Onkyo Components Connected via Resetting REMOTE MODE Buttons ... 63 Resetting the Remote Controller ... 63 Troubleshooting ... 65 If you can’t resolve an issue, try resetting the AV...

  • Page 10

    Getting to Know the AV Receiver Front Panel North American Model STANDBY/ON STANDBY MULTI CH PHONES Other Models STANDBY/ON STANDBY PURE AUDIO MULTI CH PURE AUDIO PHONES For detailed information, see the pages in parentheses. STANDBY/ON button (36) Sets the AV receiver to On or Standby. STANDBY indicator (36) Lights up when the AV receiver is on Standby and flashes while a signal is being received from the...

  • Page 11

    Getting to Know the AV Receiver—Continued TONE, [–], and [+] buttons (46) Used to adjust the bass and treble. STEREO button (48) Selects the Stereo listening mode. LISTENING MODE [ ] buttons (48) Select the listening modes. DISPLAY button (43) Displays various information about the currently selected input source.

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    This Remote Interactive jack can be connected to the jack on another -capable Onkyo com- ponent. To use , you must make an analog audio connection (RCA) between the AV receiver and the other component, even if they are connected digi- tally.

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    Remote Controller Installing the Batteries To open the battery compartment, press the small hollow and slide open the cover. Insert the two supplied batteries (AA/R6) in accordance with the polarity diagram inside the battery compartment. Slide the cover shut. Notes: •...

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    Some of the remote controller operations described in this manual may not work as expected with other com- ponents. RECEIVER/TAPE Mode RECEIVER/TAPE mode is used to control the AV receiver. It can also be used to control an Onkyo cassette recorder connected via STANDBY/ON RECEIVER TAPE/AMP...

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    Remote Controller—Continued For detailed information, see the pages in parentheses. STANDBY/ON button (36) Sets the AV receiver to On or Standby. INPUT SELECTOR buttons (42) Used to select the input sources. MULTI CH button (43) Selects the multichannel DVD input. DIMMER button (46) Adjusts the display brightness.

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    Remote Controller—Continued DVD Mode By default, the remote controller is set to control an Onkyo DVD player. To select your DVD player as the input source, press: RECEIVER STANDBY/ON REMOTE MODE RECEIVER TAPE/AMP INPUT SELECTOR V CR/DVR CBL/SAT MULTI CH...

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    Remote Controller—Continued CD/MD/CDR/DOCK Mode By default, the remote controller is set to control an Onkyo CD player. To select the input source, press: CD player RECEIVER MD or CD recorder TAPE RI Dock TAPE CBL/SAT * If you’re using an MD, CDR, or an RI Dock, you must change the Input Display (see page 41).

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    Speakers Subwoofer (SKW-550) For detailed information, see the pages in parentheses. ■ Front ■ Rear (Not North American model) POWER To AC outlet ■ Attaching and detaching the speaker grilles Front and Center speakers have detachable grilles. Use the following method to attach or detach the grilles. 1.

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    You can enjoy DVDs featuring DTS and Dolby Digital. With analog and digital TV, you can enjoy Dolby Pro Logic IIx and Onkyo’s own DSP surround listening modes. Front left and right speakers (SKF-550F) These output the overall sound.

  • Page 20: Connection

    Connecting Your Speakers—Continued Speaker Connection Precautions Read the following before connecting your speakers: • You can connect speakers with an impedance of between 8 and 16 ohms. If you use speakers with a lower impedance, and use the amplifier at high volume levels for a long period of time, the built-in amp pro- tection circuit may be activated.

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    Connecting Your Speakers—Continued The following illustration shows which speaker should be connected to each pair of terminals. Surround Surround back right back left Subwoofer speaker speaker LINE INPUT SIRIUS HDMI IN 2 IN 1 ASSIGNABLE ANTENNA DIGITAL IN ASSIGNABLE COAX- (DVD) MONITOR CBL/SAT...

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    Connecting Antennas This section explains how to connect the supplied indoor FM antenna and AM loop antenna, and how to connect commercially available outdoor FM and AM antennas. The AV receiver won’t pick up any radio signals without any antenna connected, so you must connect the antenna to use the tuner.

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    Connecting Antennas—Continued Connecting an Outdoor FM Antenna If you cannot achieve good reception with the supplied indoor FM antenna, try a commercially available out- door FM antenna instead. Notes: • Outdoor FM antennas work best outside, but usable results can sometimes be obtained when installed in an attic or loft.

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    Connecting Your Components About AV Connections • Before making any AV connections, read the manuals supplied with your other AV components. • Don’t connect the power cord until you’ve completed and double-checked all AV connections. Optical Digital Jacks The AV receiver’s optical digital jacks have shutter-type covers that open when an optical plug is inserted and close when it’s removed.

  • Page 25

    Connecting Your Components—Continued Connecting Audio and Video Signals to the AV Receiver By connecting both the audio and video outputs of your DVD player and other AV components to the AV receiver, you can switch the audio and video signals simultaneously simply by changing the input source on the AV receiver. : Signal Flow Video Audio...

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    Connecting Your Components—Continued Connecting a TV or Projector Step 1: Choose a video connection from Step 2: Choose an audio connection from • With connection , you can listen to and record audio from your TV and listen via speaker set B. •...

  • Page 27

    Connecting Your Components—Continued Connecting a DVD player Step 1: Choose a video connection from You must connect the AV receiver to your TV via the same type of connection. Step 2: Choose an audio connection from • With connection , you can listen to and record audio from a DVD and listen via speaker set B. •...

  • Page 28

    Connecting Your Components—Continued Hooking Up the Multichannel DVD Input If your DVD player supports multichannel audio formats such as DVD-Audio or SACD, and it has a multichannel analog audio output, you can connect it to the AV receiver’s multichannel DVD input. Use a multichannel analog audio cable, or several normal audio cables, to connect the AV receiver’s DVD IN FRONT L/R, CENTER, SURROUND L/R, SURR BACK L/R, and SUBWOOFER jacks to the 7.1-channel analog audio output on your DVD player.

  • Page 29

    Connecting Your Components—Continued Connecting Components with HDMI If you have an HDMI-compatible player, you can connect it to the AV receiver with an HDMI cable. Step 1: Connect your HDMI-compatible TV to the AV receiver’s HDMI OUT jack. Step 2: Connect your HDMI-compatible player to the AV receiver’s HDMI IN 1 or 2 jack. Step 3: Connect your HDMI-compatible player to an analog and/or digital audio input on the AV receiver.

  • Page 30

    Connecting Your Components—Continued Connecting a VCR or DVD Recorder for Playback With this hookup, you can use your VCR’s tuner to listen to your favorite TV programs via the AV Hint! receiver, useful if your TV has no audio outputs. Step 1: Choose a video connection from You must connect the AV receiver to your TV via the same type of connection.

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    Connecting Your Components—Continued Connecting a VCR or DVD Recorder for Recording Step 1: Choose a video connection from The video source to be recorded must be connected to the AV receiver via the same type of connection. Step 2: Make the audio connection DIGITAL IN COAX- (DVD)

  • Page 32

    Connecting Your Components—Continued Connecting a Satellite, Cable, Set-top box, or Other Video Source With this hookup, you can use your satellite or cable receiver to listen to your favorite TV programs Hint! via the AV receiver, useful if your TV has no audio outputs. Step 1: Choose a video connection from You must connect the AV receiver to your TV via the same type of connection.

  • Page 33

    Connecting Your Components—Continued Connecting a CD Player or Turntable ■ CD Player or Turntable (MM) with Built-in Phono Preamp Step 1: Choose a connection that matches your CD player ( , phono preamp. COAX- (CBL/SAT) Connect one or the other OPTICAL Connection (CD)

  • Page 34

    Connecting Your Components—Continued Connecting an RI Dock ■ RI Dock with video Connect your RI Dock’s analog audio output jacks and S-Video output jack to the AV receiver’s CBL/SAT IN L/R jacks and CBL/SAT IN S jack. ■ RI Dock without video Connect your RI Dock’s analog audio output jacks to the AV receiver’s TAPE IN L/R jacks ( Notes:...

  • Page 35

    Connecting Your Components—Continued Connecting Onkyo Components Step 1: Make sure that each Onkyo component is connected to the AV receiver with an analog audio cable (con- nection in the hookup examples) (see pages 27 to 34). Step 2: Make the connection.

  • Page 36

    ■ Have you connected a component to a digital audio input? If you have, see “Digital Audio Input Setup” on page 41. ■ Have you connected an Onkyo MD recorder, CD recorder, or RI Dock? If you have, see “Changing the Input Display” on page 41.

  • Page 37

    First Time Setup This section explains the settings that you need to make before using the AV receiver for the very first time. Automatic Speaker Setup (Audyssey 2EQ/HTIB) With the supplied speaker setup microphone, the Audyssey 2EQ/HTIB function can measure the number of speakers connected, their sizes, crossover frequencies, and distances from the listening position, and then calculate the optimal speaker settings for your listening environment.

  • Page 38

    First Time Setup—Continued Using Audyssey 2EQ/HTIB STANDBY/ON STANDBY MULTI CH VCR/DVR CBL/SAT PHONES SPEAKERS TONE STEREO LISTENING MODE 2, 6 Turn on the AV receiver. Put the speaker setup microphone at measurement point connect it to the SETUP MIC jack. SETUP MIC Notes: •...

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    First Time Setup—Continued Error Messages While the automatic speaker setup is in progress, one of the following error messages may appear: Ambient noise is too high This message appears if there’s too much background noise and the measurements cannot be performed prop- erly.

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    First Time Setup—Continued HDMI Video Setup If you connect a video component to HDMI IN 1 or 2, use this setting to assign that input to an input selector. STANDBY/ON RECEIVER INPUT SELECTOR V CR/DVR CBL/SAT MULTI CH TAPE TUNER + 10 D TUN --/---...

  • Page 41

    TAPE CBL/SAT TAPE CBL/SAT Note: DOCK can be selected for the TAPE input selector or CBL/SAT input selector, but not both at the same time. -capable Onkyo MiniDisc to work properly, you 1, 2 1, 2 MASTER VOLUME TUNING PRESET...

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    Playing Your AV Components Basic AV Receiver Operation MULTI CH STANDBY/ON STANDBY MULTI CH VCR/DVR CBL/SAT PHONES SPEAKERS TONE STEREO LISTENING MODE Remote controller RECEIVER AV receiver VCR/DVR CBL/SAT TAPE TUNER VCR/DVR CBL/SAT TAPE TUNER Remote AV receiver controller SPEAKERS Remote controller AV receiver...

  • Page 43: Playing Your Av Components

    Playing Your AV Components—Continued STANDBY/ON REMOTE MODE RECEIVER TAPE/AMP INPUT SELECTOR M D/CDR DOCK V CR/DVR CBL/SAT MULTI CH MULTI CH TAPE TUNER CABLE + 10 D TUN --/--- DIMMER SLEEP DISC ALBUM LISTENING MODE STEREO SURROUND AUDIO SUBTITLE RANDOM REPEAT LEVEL - LEVEL +...

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    Listening to the Radio Listening to AM/FM Stations STANDBY/ON STANDBY MULTI CH VCR/DVR CBL/SAT PHONES SPEAKERS TONE STEREO LISTENING MODE With the built-in tuner, you can enjoy AM and FM radio stations. Use the [TUNER] input selector button to select AM or FM. In this example, FM has been selected.

  • Page 45: Listening To The Radio

    Listening to the Radio—Continued ■ Tuning into Stations by Frequency You can tune into AM and FM stations directly by enter- ing the appropriate frequency. STANDBY/ON REMOTE MODE RECEIVER TAPE/AMP INPUT SELECTOR M D/CDR Number DOCK V CR/DVR CBL/SAT buttons MULTI CH TAPE TUNER...

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    Common Functions This section explains functions that can be used with any input source. STANDBY/ON REMOTE MODE RECEIVER TAPE/AMP INPUT SELECTOR V CR/DVR CBL/SAT MULTI CH TAPE TUNER DIMMER + 10 D TUN --/--- DIMMER SLEEP DISC ALBUM INPUT GUIDE TOP MENU SP A / B ENTER...

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    Common Functions—Continued Using the Sleep Timer With the sleep timer, you can set the AV receiver so that it turns off automatically after a specified period. Press the remote controller’s [SLEEP] button repeatedly to select the required sleep time. SLEEP You can set the sleep time from 90 to 10 minutes in 10 minute steps.

  • Page 48

    Using the Listening Modes Selecting Listening Modes For a description of each listening mode, see “About the Listening Modes” on page 50. • The Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be selected if your DVD player is connected to the AV receiver with a digital audio connection (coaxial or optical).

  • Page 49

    DTS-ES Matrix DTS+Neo:6 DTS+Dolby EX DTS+PLIIx Music DTS+PLIIx Movie ✔ Mono Movie Orchestra Onkyo Unplugged ✔ Original Studio-Mix TV Logic All Ch Stereo Full Mono *1. In the Pure Audio and Direct listening modes, 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, and 48 kHz PCM is processed at 64 kHz, 88.2 kHz, and 96 kHz respectively. In listening modes other than Pure Audio, Direct, and Stereo, 64 kHz, 88.2 kHz, and 96 kHz PCM is processed at 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, and 48 kHz...

  • Page 50

    Using the Listening Modes—Continued About the Listening Modes The AV receiver’s listening modes can transform your listening room into a movie theater or concert hall, with high fidelity and stunning surround sound. The illustration shows which speakers are active in each listening mode with 7.1 channel speaker sys- tem.

  • Page 51

    System playback is scalable from 5.1 to 7.1 multichannel surround playback. Onkyo Original DSP Modes Mono Movie This mode is suitable for old movies and other mono sources. The center speaker outputs the sound as it is, while reverb is applied to the sound output by the other speakers, giving presence to even mono material.

  • Page 52

    Using the Listening Modes—Continued STANDBY/ON REMOTE MODE RECEIVER TAPE/AMP INPUT SELECTOR V CR/DVR CBL/SAT MULTI CH TAPE TUNER + 10 D TUN --/--- DIMMER SLEEP DISC ALBUM INPUT GUIDE TOP MENU SP A / B ENTER ENTER PLAYLIST/CAT SETUP SETUP LISTENING MODE STEREO SURROUND...

  • Page 53

    Using the Listening Modes—Continued Press the [SETUP] button. Setup closes. SETUP The Audio Adjust settings are explained below. Input Channel Settings ■ Multiplex This setting determines which channel is output from a stereo multiplex source. Use it to select audio channels or languages with multiplex sources, multilingual TV broadcasts, and so on.

  • Page 54

    Using the Listening Modes—Continued T-D Listening Angle Setting ■ Lstn Angl (Listening Angle) With this setting, you can specify the angle of the front left and right speakers relative to the listening position. Processing for the Theater-Dimensional listening mode is based on this setting. Ideally, the front left and right speakers should be equidistant from the listening posi- tion and at an angle close to one of the three available settings.

  • Page 55

    Recording This section explains how to record the selected input source to a component with recording capability, and how to record audio and video from different sources. Recording the Input Source You can only record to a component that’s connected to the TAPE OUT or VCR/DVR OUT jacks.

  • Page 56

    Advanced Setup Advanced Speaker Settings This section explains how to check the speaker settings and how to set them manually, which is useful if you change a speaker after performing the automatic speaker setup. Some speaker settings are set automatically by the Auto- matic Speaker Setup function (see page 37).

  • Page 57

    Advanced Setup—Continued Use the Down [ ] button to select “Surr Back,” and use the Left and Right [ select Small, Large, or None. Small: Select if the surround back speakers are small. Large: Select if the surround back speakers are large. None: Select if no surround back speakers are connected.

  • Page 58

    Advanced Setup—Continued Double Bass This setting is not set automatically by the Automatic Speaker Setup function (see page 37). With the Double Bass function, you can boost bass out- put by feeding bass sounds from the front left and right channels to the subwoofer.

  • Page 59

    Advanced Setup—Continued Press the [SETUP] button. Setup closes. SETUP Notes: • The Center and Subwoofer distances can be set up to 5 ft. (1.5 m) more or less than the Front distance. For example, if the Front distance is set to 20 ft. (6 m), the Center and Subwoofer distances can be set between 15 and 25 ft.

  • Page 60

    Advanced Setup—Continued Equalizer Settings These settings are set automatically by the Automatic Speaker Setup function (see page 37). Here you can adjust the tone of individual speakers. To set the volume of individual speakers, see page 59. Press the [RECEIVER] REMOTE RECEIVER MODE button, followed by the [SETUP] button.

  • Page 61

    Advanced Setup—Continued Digital Input Signal Formats The following table shows the display indicator for each digital signal format. Format Display Dolby Digital Normally, the AV receiver detects the signal format auto- matically. However, if you experience either of the fol- lowing issues when playing PCM or DTS material, you can specify the signal format as either PCM or DTS: •...

  • Page 62

    Controlling Other Components You can use the AV receiver’s remote controller (RC-681M) to control your other AV components, including those made by other manufacturers. This sec- tion explains how to enter the necessary remote control code for the component that you want to control (e.g., DVD player, TV, or VCR).

  • Page 63

    AV receiver, and operate the component. If you want to control an Onkyo component by pointing the remote controller directly at it, or you want to control an Onkyo component that’s not connected via the following remote control codes: •...

  • Page 64

    Controlling Other Components—Continued To control another component, point the remote controller at it and use the buttons explained below. (You must select the appropriate remote control mode first.) With some AV components, certain buttons may not work as expected, and some may not work at all. ■...

  • Page 65

    If you have any trouble using the AV receiver, look for a solution in this section. If you can’t resolve the issue yourself, try resetting the AV receiver before contacting your Onkyo dealer. To reset the AV receiver to its factory defaults, turn it on and, while holding down the [VCR/DVR] button, press the [STANDBY/ON] button.

  • Page 66: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting—Continued The center speaker produces no sound • When the Stereo or Mono listening mode is selected, the center speaker produces no sound (page 50). • Make sure the speakers are configured correctly (page 56). The surround back speakers produce no sound •...

  • Page 67

    • With some AV components, certain buttons may not work as expected, and some may not work at all. • To control an Onkyo component that’s connected via , point the remote controller at the AV receiver. Be sure to enter the appropriate remote control code first (page 62).

  • Page 68

    five seconds, and then plug it back in again. Onkyo is not responsible for damages (such as CD rental fees) due to unsuccessful recordings caused by the unit’s malfunction. Before you record important data, make sure that the material will be recorded cor- rectly.

  • Page 69

    Specifications Amplifier Section Rated Output Power (FTC) All channels: 110 watts minimum continuous power per channel, 8 ohm loads, 2 channels driven at 1 kHz, with a maximum total harmonic distortion of 0.9% Rated Output Power (IEC) × 7 ch 130 W at 8 ohms, 1 kHz, 1 ch driven Maximum Output Power (JEITA)

  • Page 70

    Specifications—Continued 7.1ch Home Theater Speaker Package ■ Powered Subwoofer (SKW-550) Type: Bass-reflex Input sensitivity/ impedance: 140 mV / 20 kΩ Maximum output power: 230 W (Dynamic Power) Frequency response: 25 Hz–150 Hz Cabinet capacity: 1.34 cubic feet (38 L) Dimensions ×...

  • Page 71

    Memo...

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    Unit 1&12, 9/F, Ever Gain PlazaTower 1, 88, Container Port Road, Kwai Chung, N.T., HONG KONG Tel: 852-2429-3118 Fax: 852-2428-9039 http://www.ch.onkyo.com/ SN 29344416 (C) Copyright 2007 ONKYO CORPORATION Japan. All rights reserved. HOMEPAGE http://www.onkyo.com/ I0702-1 * 2 9 3 4 4 4 1 6 *...

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