Technical Details



  • THX® Ultra2 Plus™ Certified
  • HDMI® (Version 1.4a to Support 3D and Audio Return Channel) with Deep Color™, x.v.Color™, LipSync, Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio™, DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD, Multichannel PCM, and CEC
  • 8 HDMI Inputs (1 Front/7 Rear) and 2 Outputs
  • HDMI Video Upscaling to 1080p with HQV Reon-VX
  • VLSC™ (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry) for All Channels
  • Burr-Brown 192 kHz/32-Bit DACs (PCM1795 x 6) for All Channels
  • Audyssey MultEQ® XT32 for Room Acoustic Correction
  • Network Capability for Streaming Audio Files (MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, and LPCM)
  • Internet Radio Connectivity ( and vTuner)*1
  • Zone 2 and Zone 3 Pre Outs for Distributed Audio Playback in Multiple Rooms
  • Zone 2 and Zone 3 Subwoofer Pre Outs
  • Zone 2 Monitor Outputs (Component and Composite Video)
  • 2-Channel Balanced XLR Audio Inputs
  • 9.2-Channel Balanced Line-Level XLR Pre Outs (with Front Bi-Amping Capability)
  • 2 USB Inputs (Front/Rear) for Memory Devices and iPhone/iPod Models (Enables Display of Album Artwork)*2
  • Gold-Plated, Machined Solid Brass, 18 mm-Pitch Audio Inputs
  • (TV/CD and Phono)
  • *1 Availability of services depends on region. *2 Only front-panel USB input is compatible with iPhone/iPod.
  • Three 32-Bit Processing DSP Chips (DA830 x 1, DA788 x 2)
  • PLL Jitter-Cleaning Circuit Technology
  • DSD Direct for Super Audio CD
  • Audyssey DSX™ and Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz for New Surround Channels
  • Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio™, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS-HD High-Resolution Audio™ Decoding
  • DTS Neural Surround™ Decoding
  • 4 DSP Modes for Gaming: Rock, Sports, Action, and RPG
  • Music Optimizer™ for Compressed Digital Music Files

  • Direct Mode and Pure Audio Mode
  • Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround Function
  • Linear Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry
  • Universal Port for Single-Cable Connection of Optional Onkyo Dock for iPhone/iPod or DAB+ Radio Tuner
  • Component Video Switching (3 Inputs and 1 Output)
  • 4 S-Video Inputs and 1 Output
  • Analog RGB Video Input (D-sub, 15 pin) and Audio Input for PC
  • 7 Digital Inputs (4 Optical and 3 Coaxial)
  • 5 A/V Inputs (1 Front/4 Rear) and 1 Output
  • Color-Coded, 7.1 Multichannel Inputs
  • Video/S-Video Outputs (Monitor)
  • 1 Audio Input and 1 Output
  • Color-Coded, 9.2 Multichannel Pre Outs (Including 2 Independent Subwoofer Pre Outs)
  • Dual IR Inputs with Common Output
  • 12 V Trigger Outs (A, B, and C)
  • RS232 Port
  • RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI) for System Control
  • ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) Video Calibration for Optimal Video Performance
  • Certified with Windows® 7 and DLNA Version 1.5
  • Firmware Updates via Ethernet and USB
  • Audyssey Dynamic EQ® for Loudness Correction
  • Audyssey Dynamic Volume® to Maintain Optimal Listening Level and Dynamic Range
  • Dolby® Volume for Reference-Quality Listening Experience at Any Volume
  • Overlaid Graphical On-Screen Display (OSD) via All Video Outputs
  • Crossover Adjustment (40/50/60/70/80/90/100/120/150/200 Hz)
  • A/V Sync Control Function (Up to 250 ms in 5 ms Steps)
  • 40 FM/AM Random Presets
  • Compatible with RI (Remote Interactive) Dock for iPod
  • Bi-Directional, Preprogrammed, and Customizable RI Remote Control with Backlight, On-Screen Setup, Mode-Key LEDs, and Macro Presets for Four Activities

HDMI™ 1.4a Support for 3D Video and Audio Return Channel

The eight HDMI 1.4a inputs on the PR-SC5508 let you simultaneously connect high-def sources such as a Blu-ray player, a gaming console, and a cable/satellite tuner. And the two HDMI outputs let you send a pristine signal at the same time to two different high-resolution displays. As the latest version of this connector, HDMI 1.4a adds the exciting possibilities of 3D video and an Audio Return Channel. 3D video is the next big thing in home entertainment, with movie, game, and broadcast content on the increase and 3D-compatible TVs coming to market. The PR-SC5508 also offers the convenience of an Audio Return Channel via HDMI. Audio content received directly by your HDTV’s tuner can be sent “upstream” to your A/V controller, without the need for a separate S/PDIF audio cable.

PC Audio and Internet Radio via Network Function with DLNA 1.5 and Windows™ 7 Compatibility

Linking directly to the internet or to your home PC via a local network, the PR-SC5508 takes streaming audio and internet radio to a whole new level. MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, and LPCM audio files—whether on your PC or from the internet—can now be played back through your main system with unprecedented power and fidelity. The PR-SC5508 brings to life a huge array of internet radio channels from and vTuner*. As well as being compatible with earlier platforms, the controller is compatible with Microsoft’s Windows 7 platform, which includes the DLNA 1.5-specified “Play To” media-streaming feature. Another benefit of having the PR-SC5508 connected to the internet is that you can then easily update its firmware. 
*Availability of services depends on region.

THX™ Ultra2 Plus™ Certified

The ultimate benchmark for home audio performance, THX Ultra2 Plus is specified for rooms where the screen-to-seat viewing distance is more than 4 meters and the room volume is 85 cubic meters or greater. To achieve THX Ultra2 Plus certification, the PR-SC5508 must meet the world’s most demanding standards for home cinema audio quality and performance, and must play at reference volume levels with minimal distortion.

Advanced Video Processing and 1080p Upscaling with HQV Reon-VX

HQV Reon-VX is the most sophisticated video-processing chip available for home cinema. It provides the ultimate support for 1080p scaling; for filtering of jaggies and artifacts; and for the reduction of random, “mosquito”, and block (codec) noise. HQV Reon-VX also enables color region enhancement and the rendering of more than one billion colors.

VLSC™ (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry)

Onkyo’s VLSC employs a unique digital-to-analog conversion circuit to mitigate the effects of signal noise. Data is converted between discrete sampling points, which are then joined with analog vectors in real-time to produce a continuous output wave form. The result—a noiseless, smooth analog signal based on the digital source.

Tailor Multichannel Audio to Your Home with Audyssey and Dolby Technologies

The PR-SC5508 is equipped with MultEQ™ XT32, Audyssey’s most powerful room-correction technology. MultEQ XT32 gathers frequency and time-domain measurements from up to 8 positions in the listening area, to help create a clear, well-balanced, and natural sound. Two other Audyssey technologies, Dynamic EQ™ and Dynamic Volume™, work to optimize frequency response and dynamic range at all volume levels. In a similar vein, Dolby™ Volume performs independent loudness adjustments to different frequencies and channels to produce a listening experience that includes all the dynamics of the original mix at whatever volume you choose. It also offers the option of maintaining playback volume at the same user-chosen level across all input sources.

ISF Video Calibration for Accurate Video Reproduction

The PR-SC5508 is equipped with industry-leading ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) video calibration to dramatically improve your home cinema by enabling you to adjust the brightness, hue, contrast, saturation, and gamma levels on all video inputs. Transforming your A/V controller into a video hub, this function ensures that every video source is independently calibrated for your connected high-definition display. What’s more, ISF video calibration has been shown to improve energy savings in displays and projectors by up to 50%.

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