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Onkyo 7.2 Channel Home Theater Black Receiver - HT-RC160

Abt Model: HTRC160 | UPC Code: 751398009136
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Onkyo 7.2 Channel Home Theater Black Receiver, Model HTRC160

In these testing economic times, you can trust Onkyo to deliver maximum bang for your hard earned buck. With the new HT-RC160, you have a multi-talented 7.2-channel receiver that offers the latest connecting, upscaling, and decoding technology on a bedrock of obsessively fine-tuned Onkyo amplification. Five HDMI™ 1.3a inputs enable clean, one-cable connection of multiple high-def sources, including Blu-ray Disc, gaming consoles, and set-top boxes. As well as handling native 1080p and upscaled 1080i video, HDMI 1.3a can also carry the HD audio of DTS-HD Master Audio™ and Dolby® TrueHD. The HT-RC160 even includes Dolby’s latest technology, Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz, which adds “front height” channels to bring a spacious new vertical dimension to the sound stage. Along with intelligent Audyssey equalization and Faroudja deinterlacing technologies, the HT-RC160 gives you a ton of connectivity options, so you can incorporate HD Radio™, iPod®, and more.

Key Features:

  • 1080p Video and High-Def Surround Sound via HDMI 1.3a
    Incorporating HDMI version 1.3a, along with advanced processing capabilities, the HT-RC160 makes for a powerful A/V control center. Up to five components can be connected via HDMI, including Blu-ray Disc players, gaming consoles, and set-top boxes. The HT-RC160 can receive and switch high def media, such as HD broadcasts and Blu-ray Discs, and send a pure digital output to your HDTV. What’s more, all multichannel audio—from bit-for-bit streams to standard Dolby Digital—can be input via HDMI for processing on the HT-RC160. HDMI version 1.3a enables CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) and offers greater bandwidth to deal with higher resolutions, 36-bit Deep Color™, and high frame rates.
    Master Audio, DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD, Multichannel PCM, and CEC
  • Dolby Pro Logic IIz for a Spacious New Audio Dimension
    Dolby Pro Logic IIz offers the proven quality of Dolby Pro Logic IIx and adds a new vertical dimension to your home theater sound stage. As with previous versions of Dolby Pro Logic, this latest version delivers a convincing surround-sound experience from any movie or music source—even a stereo one. On the HT-RC160, Dolby Pro Logic IIz enables you to incorporate two “front height” speakers into your surround-sound set-up as an alternative to the two surround back speakers. The front height channels carry ambient, non-directional audio that helps immerse you even more deeply into your movies and games. With Dolby Pro Logic IIz, rain seems to burst from clouds right above you, and helicopters fly realistically overhead
  • A Full Range of the Latest High-Definition Surround-Sound Codecs
    The HT-RC160 handles Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio two lossless decoding formats that enable delivery of a bit-for-bit soundtrack identical to the studio master track. Both codecs take advantage of the high data capacity of the Blu-ray Disc (BD) format. Another BD-related technology is DTS-HD Express, which provides access to secondary audio features. The HT-RC160 also handles two “lossy” audio formats: Dolby® Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio™. Dolby Digital Plus is designed to accompany high definition video delivered via disc media, broadcasts, and online content. DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, meanwhile, offers a greater bit rate, a higher sampling rate, and more channels than the core DTS technology
  • A Suite of Audyssey Technologies for the Ideal Listening Environment
    The HT-RC160 has three Audyssey technologies to help create the most suitable listening environment for your home
    • Audyssey 2EQ™ for Room Acoustic Correction
      Tailors multichannel audio for your home theater by correcting problems both in frequency response and in the time domain (where most of the problems lie) for a clear, precise, and natural sound
    • Audyssey Dynamic Volume™
      Maintains the desired listening level for all content while optimizing the dynamic range
    • Audyssey Dynamic EQ™ for Loudness Correction
      Solves the problem of deteriorating sound quality at lower volumes
  • HDMI™ Video Upscaling (to 1080i) and Faroudja DCDi Edge™ (Directional Correlational Deinterlacing) Technology
    The HT-RC160’s HDMI inputs can receive pristine digital video from HDMI-enabled components for a single-cable output to a display device with an HDMI or DVI connection. Native 1080p video is processed as it is, but lower-resolution signals from component video and composite video are upscaled to 1080i via HDMI. Upscaling takes the video resolution to HD quality, so it better matches the resolution of today’s high-definition displays. To further improve performance on high-definition displays, the HT-RC160 features a deinterlacing chip with Faroudja DCDi Edge technology, which effectively eliminates video artifacts
  • Universal Port for Single-Cable Connection of Optional Onkyo Dock for the iPod® or HD Radio™Tuner
    The HT-RC160 features a proprietary universal port, located on the rear side of the unit, to which you can connect Onkyo’s HD Radio Tuner or Dock for the iPod. The dock sends both video and audio signals through a single cable. Earlier versions of Onkyo’s Dock for the iPod can be connected via our Remote Interactive (RI) system
  • Music Optimizer™ and Convenient Front-Panel Audio Input for Portable Devices
    An audio input on the front panel of the HT-RC160 enables you to connect your iPod or other MP3 player directly to the system. The HT-RC160’s onboard Music Optimizer technology then works to enhance the quality of your compressed digital music files by compensating for bit information lost at higher frequencies
  • Playback of Different Audio Sources in Two Different Zones
    With Powered Zone 2 and a Zone 2 line-out, you can enjoy surround-sound entertainment in the main room while you play back a completely different stereo source in a second zone equipped with an amplifier or a pair of speakers



  • DTS-HD Master Audio™, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio™, DTS-HD Express, Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby® Digital Plus, Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz Decoding
  • HDMI™ Version 1.3a to Support Deep Color™, x.v.Color™, LipSync, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD, Multichannel PCM, and CEC
  • Audio and 1080p Video Processing via HDMI (5 Inputs and 1 Output)
  • HDTV-Capable HDMI Video Switching
  • HDMI Video Upscaling to 1080i from Component Video and Composite Video Inputs
  • Deinterlacer with Faroudja DCDi Edge™ (Directional Correlational Deinterlacing) Technology
  • Audyssey 2EQ™ to Correct Room Acoustic Problems
  • Audyssey Dynamic Volume™ to Maintain Optimal Listening Level and Dynamic Range
  • Audyssey Dynamic EQ™ for Loudness Correction
  • Powered Zone 2 and Zone 2 Line-Out for Playback in Another Room (Separate Source)
  • 4 DSP Modes for Gaming: Rock, Sports, Action, and Role Playing Game (RPG)
  • Universal Port for Single-Cable Connection of Optional Onkyo Dock for the iPod or HD Radio Tuner

Audio / Video

  • 80 Watts per Channel at 8 Ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 Channels Driven, FTC; 90 Watts per Channel at 8 Ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7%, 2 Channels Driven, FTC
  • DTS-ES™ Discrete/Matrix, DTS Neo:6®, DTS 96/24™, Dolby® Digital EX™ Decoding
  • H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply) Massive High Power Transformer
  • 192 kHz/24-Bit DACs for All Channels
  • Advanced 32-Bit Processing DSP Chip
  • 4 Digital Inputs (2 Optical and 2 Coaxial)
  • Front-Panel Audio Input for Portable Devices
  • Front-Panel Auxiliary A/V Input (for Camcorders, Game Consoles, etc.)
  • HDTV-Capable (720p/1080i) Component Video Switching (2 Inputs and 1 Output)
  • Optimum Gain Volume Control Circuitry
  • Bi-Amping Capability
  • WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)
  • Music Optimizer for Compressed Digital Music Files
  • Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround Function
  • CinemaFILTER™
  • RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI) for System Control
  • A-Form Listening Mode Memory
  • Double Bass Function
  • Direct Mode
  • Independent Crossover Adjustment for F/C/S/SB (40/50/60/70/80/90/100/120/150/200 Hz)
  • A/V Sync Control Function (Up to 100 ms in 10 ms Steps)
  • Dual Subwoofer Pre Outs
  • Banana Plug-Compatible Speaker Posts (Except Zone 2)
  • Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
  • HD Radio Ready
  • 40 FM/AM Random Presets
  • Compatible with RI (Remote Interactive) Dock for the iPod
  • Preprogrammed RI Remote Control with Onscreen Setup


  • Non-Scaling Configuration
  • Tone Control (Bass/Treble) for Front L/R Channels
  • 5 A/V Inputs and 1 Output
  • Video Output (Monitor)
  • 2 Audio Inputs and 1 Output
  • Onscreen Display (OSD) for HDMI Output
  • Display Dimmer (Normal/Dim/Dimmer)
  • Headphone Jack
  • Sleep Timer (via Remote)
  • Battery-Free Memory Backup
  • Aluminum Front Panel
  • Glossy Black Volume Knob



  • Power Output
    • Front L/R
      • 80 W + 80 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
      • 90 W + 90 W (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
    • Center
      • 80 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
      • 90 W (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
    • Surround L/R
      • 80 W + 80 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
      • 90 W + 90 W (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
    • Surround Back L/R
      • 80 W + 80 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
      • 90 W + 90 W (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
    • Dynamic Power
      • 180 W (3 ohms, 1 ch)
      • 110 W (4 ohms, 1 ch)
      • 100 W (8 ohms, 1 ch)
    • THD (Total Harmonic Distortion): 0.08% (Rated power)
    • Damping Factor: 60 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 ohms)
    • Input Sensitivity and Impedance: 200 mV/47 k-ohms (Line)
    • Output Level and Impedance: 200 mV/2.2 k-ohms (Rec out)
    • Frequency Response: 5 Hz–100 kHz/+1 dB, -3 dB
    • Tone Control
      • ±10 dB, 50 Hz (Bass)
      • ±10 dB, 20 kHz (Treble)
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 106 dB (Line, IHF-A)
    • Speaker Impedance: 6 ohms–16 ohms


  • Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance
    • Video
      • 1.0 Vp-p/75 ohms (Component)
      • 0.7 Vp-p/75 ohms (Component PB/CB, PR/CR)
      • 1.0 Vp-p/75 ohms (Composite)
  • Component Video Frequency Response: 5 Hz–50 MHz, -3 dB

Tuner Section

  • Tuning Frequency Range
    • FM: 87.5 MHz–107.9 MHz
    • AM: 530 kHz–1,710 kHz
  • FM/AM Preset Memory: 40 stations


  • Power Supply: AC 120 V~, 60 Hz
  • Power Consumption: 5.5 A

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 6-15/16"
  • Width: 17-1/8"
  • Depth: 12-15/16"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 23.8 lbs
  • Shipping: 30 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): Two Years Parts and Labor
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Key Features
80 Watts Per Channel/ Advanced 32-Bit Processing DSP Chip/ Optimum Gain Volume Control Circuitry/ WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)/ CinemaFILTER/ Audyssey Dynamic Volume/ 1080p Audio/Video Processing Via HDMI/ Faroudja DCDi Edge (Directional Correlational Deinterlacing) Technology/ Music Optimizer/ DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS-HD Express, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic IIz Decoding/ 4 DSP Modes/ Bi-Amping Capability/ Black Finish
More reasons to buy the Onkyo HT-RC160 from Abt Electronics
  • Abt.com is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Onkyo HT-RC160 is Brand New.
  • The Onkyo HT-RC160 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
Watts Per Channel80 W/channel
AM/FM Preset40
Bluetooth CompatibilityNo
iPod CompatibilityYes
Decoders/EncodersDTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS-HD Express, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic IIz
Input ConnectorsHDMI, Optical, Coaxial, Analog Audio, Component, Composite
Output ConnectorsHDMI, Analog Audio, Compisote, Component
THX CertificationNo
Weight (lbs)23.8 lbs
Parts Warranty2 Years
Labor Warranty2 Years


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