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Onkyo Introduces Two A/V Sound Systems, One With iPod Support

Onkyo Introduces Two A/V Sound Systems, One With iPod Support

A little old, a little new. Mix them together and you get Onkyo's newest. The Onkyo CS-V645 DVD/CD Mini AV system has a touch of retro style, but it supports one of the newest media players. By glancing at it, you may expect this unit to play back cassettes or records, but no, it's an iPod sound system. Designed to work in close quarters (dorm rooms, offices, etc.), the system has a built-in iPod dock, a USB connection, an HDMI output (for passing along HDMI content to a connected display) and a pair of two-way loudspeakers.


Aside from the iPod, it can also play CDs and various other formats via USB, as flash drives and such can be plugged in with music files loaded on. The CS-445 CD mini system is similar, but lacks a USB port and iPod port. Both systems have 40-watt stereo amplifiers and two speakers, and the DVD receiver has a 20-preset FM tuner, the CD receiver has an AM/FM tuner with 40 presets. The Onkyo CS-V645 will be available in early December with a suggested retail price of $399. The Onkyo CS-445 will reach dealers in early November with a suggested retail price of $329.


Onkyo Debuts Audio-Video & Stereo Mini Systems


UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ, 11/4/10 -- Onkyo, a brand known worldwide for quality home entertainment electronics, has introduced an audio-video mini system and stereo mini system that are each well suited for the office, bedroom, dorm room, or summer cottage. The AV mini system consists of a powerful DVD/CD receiver with a built-in dock for iPod, a USB connection, high definition HDMI video output with 1080p upscaling, and a pair of two-way loudspeakers. The step-down stereo music system has a CD receiver, built-in dock for iPod/iPhone, and slightly smaller two-way speakers.

The Onkyo CS-V645 DVD/CD Mini System plays a wide range of audio and video formats from DVDs, CDs, iPod, and USB. In addition to standard DVD and CD playback, it supports MP3, WMA, JPEG, and DivX file formats. Video programs are upscaled to 1080p resolution for output to a high definition video display over an HDMI connection. The dock for iPod is located on the top of the receiver, and the USB jack is on the front panel for easy access for flash drives and cable-connected systems.

The Onkyo CS-445 CD mini system plays CD's CD-R and CD-RW media with standard CD-audio, MP3, and WMA files, and the top-panel dock for iPod/iPhone dramatically increases the available music sources.

Both systems have powerful 40-watt stereo amplifier sections and a pair of high-performance two-way bass-reflex loudspeakers with 1-inch soft dome tweeters and the company's signature OMF (Onkyo Micro Fiber) woofer cones. The DVD receiver has a 20-preset FM tuner, the CD receiver has an AM/FM tuner with 40 presets, and both models include a full-function remote control.

The Onkyo CS-V645 will be available in early December with a suggested retail price of $399. The Onkyo CS-445 will reach dealers in early November with a suggested retail price of $329.

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 products 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 www.onkyousa.com or call 800-229-1687.
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This is a clean looking design. Onkyo makes the HDMI Surround Sound System I have installed in my bedroom and I have to say that it sounds really good.

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Cool.  

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