We've always advocated the sonic benefits of a good separates AV system over an all-in-one and now, thanks to the Onkyo HT-S3305, this is more accessible than ever.
Comes with 5 yr warrantee for only £30 extra
At the heart of the HT-S3305 is an AV receiver based on the impressive TXSR308. Like its sibling, the HTS3305 is equipped with 1.4 specification HDMI, making it compatible with the exciting new 3D TV. Even without this advanced feature, the HT-S3305 is still miles ahead of conventional one-box AV systems. The latest and most powerful processing has always been at the heart of Onkyo's receivers, and the HTS3305 is no different. It will handle high-definition lossless audio codecs from Dolby and DTS. This high resolution surround sound processing makes it the perfect partner for Blu-ray with all the potential for audio excellence this source provides.
Matching this impressive receiver to perfection is the Onkyo speaker package. With acoustically balanced speakers all round, the 8cm cone speakers offer a detailed and dynamic sound quality. For added oomph, the passive subwoofer features a downward firing 16cm with bass reflex cabinet.
It's not just the processing power but quality, too that makes Onkyo receivers stand out. Burr-Brown 192/24 DACs for all channels, an advanced 32-Bit Processing Chip and a high power transformer help to give the HT-S3305 class-leading sound quality and an equally impressive 85 watts power output.
It's not just in the area of sound quality that the HTS3305 trounces its one-box rivals, either. In terms of connectivity, this Onkyo system is in another league. Three HDMI inputs and an output let you route your Blu-ray, digital TV and games console through to the TV. Added to this are a wide range of other sockets including twin component inputs for older DVD players and three digital audio inputs. Also, there's Onkyo's unique and flexible Universal Port. Match to Onkyo's optional iPod dock or DAB+ tuner modules and you've got even greater entertainment potential.
Finally, one of the features we like most about the Onkyo AV receivers is how easy they are to set up. A new, overlaid On-Screen Display makes adjusting settings straight-forward while the simple menu logically takes you through the fine-tuning of your system.
If you already have a Blu-ray player and/or PS3/X-Box and want the sound to match the pictures potential, the Onkyo HT-S3305 is your one stop shop.