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.