Onkyo LS7200 Dolby Atmos DTS X soundbar system: Features, price and availability

posted on Thursday, 3rd November 2016 by Steve May

Dolby Atmos  DTS:X  home cinema  Soundbar 

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Onkyo is the latest Hi-Fi and AV major to announce a Dolby Atmos soundbar. The incoming three-piece LS7200 system will offer Dolby Atmos and DTS:X decoding, alongside multiroom wireless audio using the DTS Play-Fi platform, AirPlay and FireConnect.

Part of its Envision Cinema line, the LS7200 soundbar has a low 53mm profile and connects to a separate AV Centre (pictured below) via Multi-channel Audio Cable. The driver array comprises two speakers each for the left, right, and centre channels, plus single height speakers. It partners wirelessly to a subwoofer, and can be wall-mounted if required. AccuEQ Room Acoustic Calibration is used to tailor the sound to listening spaces.

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The AV Centre includes four HDMI inputs to connect media players and games consoles, with all components and cabling easily concealed in an entertainment unit. TV connection comes via a single 4K/60p HDMI cable with Audio Return Channel.

DTS Play-Fi technology allows streaming services, local files, or network-attached audio to be cast to any Wi-Fi-enabled speaker. The platform also supports multiple streams to different speakers simultaneously without interruption.

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AirPlay and dual-band 5 GHz/2.4 GHz Wi-Fi are also included for app-based music casting, while Spotify Connect lets subscribers stream direct from the Spotify application. Bluetooth connectivity completes a universal suite for wireless music streaming.

Through the Onkyo Controller app, users also have access to TuneIn and TIDAL services.

Dolby Audio adds a new Surround Enhancer mode designed to wrap sound around an audience by creating virtual rear speakers. Other practical inclusions are Direct Mode for stereo sources, Late Night Mode, and custom DSP programs for games and music. DTS Neural:X can be used to up-mix standard multi-channel audio to 3D sound. 

Additional features include an FM tuner, AV sync function, and stereo tone controls.

The system will sell for £899, and will be available in the UK in January. 

Steve May

Steve is a veteran of the UK consumer electronics industry, having covered it for
various media outlets for more than 20 years.

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