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RCA RT151 Home Theater System

by RCA
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  • 80W surround system with five speakers, subwoofer, and amplifier
  • Amplifier, audio jacks and controls are built into the subwoofer
  • Compatible with DVD/CD players, computers, game consoles, satellite/cable boxes and most TVs
  • Line-in audio jack on front for iPod and other portable audio players
  • Easy color-coded speaker setup
  • 80W surround system with five speakers and amplifier/subwoofer
  • Amplifier, audio jacks and controls are built into the subwoofer; two sets of RCA-type audio inputs on rear
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RCA RT151 Home Theater System + VideoSecu 5 Black Deluxe Speaker Mount Brackets for Walls and Ceilings 1XZ + RCA AH16100SR 100 Ft. 16-Gauge Speaker Wire
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Product Specifications

Brand NameRCA
Speaker TypeDual Speaker
Color NameBlack
Item Display Height13.90 inches
RMS Power Range - Amplifiers80 watts

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: RCA
  • Model: RT151
  • Output Wattage: 80 Watts
  • Audio Output Mode: #N/A
  • Weight: 14.68 pounds

Product Details

User's Guide [478kb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 15 x 21 inches ; 8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 15 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B002PY7H3M
  • Item model number: RT151
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (270 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,067 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 14, 2004

Product Description

High Quality HOME THTR,80W,REMOTE

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Customer Reviews

Good sound quality, very loud, bass is excellent.
Imperalist
So, if you are looking to just make your TV sound much better without laying out the money for a "real" surround sound system, than this system will suit your purpose.
Chris Burtt
Buy it if you need something and don't have another 40 - 50 bucks to upgrade to something else.
Angela

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

209 of 215 people found the following review helpful By Brad on August 13, 2010
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I live in a one bedroom apartment and this system is as powerful as I'll ever need. I gambled on it because of the price, figuring it would probably suck, but hoping it would at least be a little better than my TV sound. I was wrong. It doesn't suck at all. It's actually pretty awesome. In fact it sounds almost as good as my ex-roommate's surround system which cost a couple hundred dollars more.

I was a little worried when I opened the box and saw how tiny all the speakers were, but they produce very big sound for their size. Anyone who wants thundering bass that will rattle the walls should definitely look elsewhere but if you are living in an apartment, this unit should be more than sufficient for your needs. It sounds absolutely great for what it is - a budget priced surround system.

I don't understand the people who have mentioned needing to augment these speakers with their TV sound. I think that they must have the speakers hooked up wrong or have the individual channels (front, center, sub-woofer and rear) turned down, so the master volume isn't giving them what they need. I can only turn the volume up about half-way before I start to worry about my neighbors, so I'm clearly getting something different out of my set-up. I don't think I'm just being overly courteous either - at full volume, with the doors closed, the system can be heard fairly easily from the courtyard/hallway outside of my apartment. With the standard settings, the rear channel is a little quiet for my taste, but since there is individual control for the different channels, it is very easy to adjust.

The biggest problem with the system is that there are only two composite inputs and one front facing "line-in" portable audio input.
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90 of 93 people found the following review helpful By Rob on August 29, 2010
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I didn't expect much from a $56 set of speakers... just needed to replace my 2.1 sound and figured i'd try a 5.1 set. I am amazed at the quality and sound it produces. here are my pro's and con's

Pros:
-inexpensive
-plenty of power
-3 channels two RCA in rear and a headphone jack in front for ipod
-independent mute and volume control for Front, Center, Rear, and Sub
-Regular speaker wire inputs in rear of sub, so you can use different speakers eventually.
-easy set up
-remote control
-decent sound for the price range

Cons:
-no areas to attach mounts to speakers, have to drill into them.
-no independent control for each speaker. front two are together and rear two are together.
-limited sub control(had to rearrange the equalizer on our tv to get more out of it)
-speaker wire could be longer but I just ordered more to extend it.

overall probably should be paying closer to $100 for this set
and at $56 it's a deal

Not the best but great for the money
I rate it my best buy so far of 2010
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51 of 53 people found the following review helpful By CarolynC on April 11, 2010
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I'm using this as the sound system for a TV and CD/DVD player in a small room. It works great. The sound is excellent for my use and the ability to control the volume and other input levels is a big plus. Other sound systems that I looked at in the same price range did not have the remote. I've been using the RCA RT151 system for a couple of months with no problems.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By WmDE on December 10, 2012
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I was looking for an inexpensive home theater system. My wife had complained about the tv audio. I knew it was bad but the room with the TV didn't really allow a home theater set up so I hadn't bothered.

Searching Amazon I found the RCA RT151 system. Cheap and highly rated. You don't see that a lot. I ordered.

System arrived, I opened package, scattered speakers around in semi-appropriate locations, hooked up input cable and applied power. The result was a lot of audio without any bass. Totally woofless. Using skills honed through 45 years of electronic trouble shooting, I lighly slapped the side of woofer enclosure. It worked.....for a few seconds. During those few seconds it was five stars. Told Amazon to send a replacement.

Excellent audio performance for the money. Much better than original tv speakers. Wife is happy.

I suggest the following unpacking/troubleshooting steps.

Remove main enclosure and connect it to your tv and power it up. If your tv is like mine you will now have a 2.1 system consisting of your tv speakers and the bass unit. Should sound better already. Let it run for 30 minutes to an hour. If there are no problems take the next step.

Remove ONE small speaker and use it to confirm the remaining 5 channels are working by connecting this speaker to each channel in turn. If system passes this test, complete installation. If it doesn't pass, you have a minimum amount of re-packing to do.

Edit: As this is a surround sound system the back channels may appear to have low audio levels on a lot of sound sources.

Many people have said that this is not a surround sound system. What it is not is a DISCRETE surround sound system.
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48 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Mal-2 on December 21, 2010
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Do not be fooled -- this does not have any sort of multi-channel input at all. Not SPDIF, not optical, not even a forest of RCA jacks. It has three separate inputs you can switch between but they are all just stereo. Sound quality is adequate for most things but it's not a true surround system. If you want or need to distinguish between sound in front and sound in back, as opposed to just throwing sound from every direction at once, skip this unit.

Since most desktop computers will output multi-channel sound this unit is not capable of handling, it is not suitable as a gaming rig either.
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