August 5, 2009
Onkyo Debuts New “HT Series” AV Receiver Line

By Gary Reber

Onkyo has introduced a new family of audio-video receivers called the Onkyo HT Series.  The new HT line is an extension of AV receivers developed for the company's packaged systems line--building on Onkyo's core competencies, while streamlining feature sets.

The first of these new models, the HT-RC160, is a 7.2-channel receiver with five HDMI inputs, Dolby ProLogic IIz and many more features, and is currently available at a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $549. A step-up model, the HT-RC180, a 7.2-channel THX Select2Plus Certified receiver with advanced networking capabilities including streaming internet radio from Pandora, Rhapsody and others, will be added to the line in August with a $1049 MSRP.

"By capitalizing on our core technologies and refining the capabilities of these receivers we are able to bring to market desirable, high-value product people have come to expect from Onkyo," said Paul Wasek, Marketing Manager, Onkyo USA.

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 product 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. Today, Onkyo is at the forefront of the home theater and digital revolutions. For more information about this and other fine Onkyo products, visit or call 800 229 1687.

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