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New Pioneer Receiver Subwoofer Systems Pass 3D

Andy Vandervell

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New Pioneer Receiver Subwoofer Systems Pass 3D

Pioneer has announced three new home cinema systems today, all of which feature receivers integrated into the subwoofer and can pass 3D video signals via their HDMI ports. Ostensibly each system is identical aside from the speaker configuration, with 5.1 (HTP-610 - pictured), 3.1 (HTP-SB510) and (HTP-FS510) 2.1-channel setups available.

Each system supports Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD master Audio, and come with a microphone and a Multi Channel Acoustic Calibration (MCACC) system that ensures the speakers are configured best for your room. Also provided is a cable for connecting iPods and other Apple products, and which supports video as well as audio.

Interestingly the 3.1-channel version isn't a convention system, as it utilises a soundbar as opposed to three discrete speakers. Both it and the 2.1-channel HTP-FS510 can be expanded to 5.1-channels through additional speakers. Pricing hasn't been announced yet, but the systems will be available in December.

smodd

September 30, 2010, 9:40 pm

Finally adopting a PC-like design speakers making suitable for the all the subs of this kind been active rather than pasive, i wish the 5.1 have the possibility of adding 2 more speakers for a 7.1 setup...

GherkingTR

September 30, 2010, 10:05 pm

Am I the only one who's happy with just 2.1 audio? It's family/other half friendly and inexpensive. I may be fussy when it comes to decent speakers, but I'll never hear the girlfriend say "Oh dear, poor mid-range response, and you need to move your sub away from that wall. I'll get you some new cables for Christmas".

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