Review of Onkyo HT-S7800 5.1.2 Home Theater
Dolby Atmos was first presented at the famous Hollywood Dolby Theater cinema in April 2012. This format combines amulti-channel audio platform (channel-based audio bed) with anobject-oriented representation of sounds. Dolby Atmos is based onaudio objects instead of channels. The audio object is a sound sourcein each particular scene. For example, a crying baby, a helicopter ora car are classified as audio objects. This technology providesplacement and movement of specific sound effects throughout thescene, creating a very realistic and exciting sound atmosphere. Butthe maximum effect during playback is achieved when using ceilingacoustics.
The high level of competition in the home appliances segment forces the companies to actively use new technologies in its products. For example, 4K UltraHD and HDR are the most popular for the video. The market of audio systems is also susceptible to this trend. Today, 3D audio systems are most in demand. In 2017, companies offered а many models with support for Dolby Atmos and DTS: X formats, and today they are at the peak of popularity.
California Digital Theater System DTS announceda new DTS:X multi-channel sound format at CES 2015, and also, now is DTS-HD Master Audio. This format is also based on audio objects. Thereceiver determines their location in real time.
A special MDA Creator app creates sound in DTS: X format. In fact, it works as a plug-in to the editing program. MDA Creator determines the coordinates of the sound source and calculates the trajectory of its motion in three-dimensional space. Soundtracks in DTS: X format adapt to any configuration of acoustics.
These two formats have the following differences:
– the list of recommended acoustic configurations is absent in DTS and is present in Dolby;
– DTS: X has an additional option to control the volume of dialogs.
Today, these technologies are actively competing with each other.
Onkyo HT-S7800 5.1.2 Ch. Home Theater is based on Dolby Atmos technology.
Onkyo HT-S7800 5.1.2 Home Theater includes a 7 surround speaker and one high quality 120 W subwoofer. Also here is the 2-way bass which has reflex front left and right speaker cabinets also house the full-range Acoustic-Suspension Dolby Atmos-Enabled height speakers.
Here are many another thing such as; Chromecast built-in and airplay. Also connectivity with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and tune in radio, and also many other such as Spotify, Pandora, Deezer and Tidal for app-based Audio streaming (requires firmware update).
Most soundbars contain all the electronics in the body of one combined column. Onkyo has placed commutation and auxiliary electronics into a separate receiver.
This solution provides a reduction of the soundbar dimensions and an increase in the number of connectors in the receiver. But the additional receiver requires separate placement that significantly reduces its attractiveness for many users.
The Front is Height Speakers 2-way (Bass Reflex) also with Dolby-Atmos Enabled Full-Range and (Acoustic-Suspension)
The Center Speaker is 2-way (Bass Reflex)
Surround Speaker with Full-Range (Acoustic Suspension).
And the Subwoofer with 10″ Down Firing (Bass Reflex), Powered
The cabinet is a Type of Wood Gloss Finished Panels.
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Onkyo HT-S7800 5.1.2 Home Theater is one of the many soundbars with Atmos support that is cheaper $1000. This model has a good functionality that includes a Dolby Atmos decoder, 3D surround sound DTS: X and DTS-HD Master Audio and four HDMI inputs with 4K / 60p signal transmission capability.
Onkyo HT-S7800 5.1.2is also equipped with analog RCA input, optical input, Wi-Fi and Ethernet.
Playback of audio in scenes without special effects corresponds to a sufficiently high level. The model provides deep bass with good detail.
– support for Dolby Atmos;
– extensive streaming support;
– rich and powerful bass playback;
– the well-balanced transition from bass to midrange;
– 4K HDR passthrough.
– Perfect sound quality;
– too flat soundstage;
– insufficient detail for midrange;
– deterioration of Atmos/DTS: x, DTS-HD Master Audio–
– some streaming features do not work at launch;
– sound modes negatively affect the playback quality.