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Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker System
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- 7.1-channel home theater speaker set
- 130 watts total output on 2-way bass reflex front, center, and surround speakers
- Front and center 2-way speakers feature 5-inch diaphragm woofers and 1-inch balanced floating tweeter
- Bass reflex powered subwoofer with 230 watts output
- Subwoofer construction includes a 10-inch cone driver
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- Brand Name: Onkyo
- Model Number: SKS-HT540B
- Output Wattage: 130
- Component Type: Home theater system
- Audio Output Mode: Surround Sound
The 7.1-channel Onkyo SKS-HT540 speaker package is the perfect addition to your DVD player and home theater receiver. It features 2-way bass reflex front, center and surround speakers that provide an excellent soundstage with 130 watts of output each, plus an earth-shaking 230W powered subwoofer for rumbling impact.
Each of the front and center speakers feature dual 5-inch woofers with the original OMF (Onkyo Micro Fiber) diaphragm technology, plus they use pure cotton cones for an extremely fast and accurate response. The powered subwoofer offers an earth-shaking 10-inch cone. Each of the eight speakers has a two wires that connect to the receiver at one end and the speaker at the other.
Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1-channel surround sound speaker package.
Top Customer Reviews
I purchased them here on Amazon for $280 ($230 + $50 for shipping). The speakers were nicely packed and arrived farily quick. The speakers not only look great but they feel as though they're high quality. No one would ever guess that these speakers cost under $300. Especially when you hear them. They sound amazing.
Movies sound great along with video games, (xbox 360). The speakers let you hear all the action, and the sub-woofer lets you feel every explosion. Onkyo's SKS-HT540's Surround Sound Speaker System is a treat to listen to and you will not be dissapointed with this purchase. A 7.1 speaker package with a 230 watt powered sub-woofer for under $300? That's a great deal!
Only downside, (and I've read this in other reviews about these speakers) is that they don't sound great when listening to music. They don't capture the full sound that tower speakers would. Which makes sense, so if you're going to listen to music with these speakers, you may feel a little dissapointed. If it's just movies and video games... You'll be happy.
I will say this about hooking up surround sound speakers (and this goes for all of them), when you first plug in everything, you have to configure your receiver to get the best possible sound out of your speakers. For instance, treble, bass and speaker size are going to dramatically change the sound of your theater. So, if when you first hear these speakers and you're not satisfied with the sound... You didn't set them up right, because my system sounds incredible once I dialed everything in.
The box these come in is gigantic, and you would think it's a small refrigerator, but that's good packing for shipping as they arrived completely undamaged. The size and wattage are the same as Onkyo represents them; the guy that claims the fronts are smaller than listed is way off base. The speaker wire that comes with them is crap as is to be expected (buy your own 16 AWG and you'll be fine); even the most expensive set ups don't come with nice wire, and most don't come with any wire so put a plus in the Onkyo box.
I'm currently only using the front three speakers as well as one of the surrounds and the subwoofer, because I have a pair of 5" driver bookshelf speakers that are better voice matched as surrounds for 5.1 sound with the front three, I put the surround speaker in there as a 6th channel for 6.1. I'll say the surrounds are substantially weaker than the front three (my AVR set its cutoff at 120Hz vs. 80Hz for the front three and the sound that comes from it is noticeably thinner than the fronts and my other surrounds; this is reasonable since it's a 3 1/8" driver and .75 tweeter, and its sound would likely be less noticeable mixed in with the other four of its kind). The one other negative I can cite for the subwoofer is that it doesn't have a phase switch so if you find you're having trouble with resonance, you're going to have to place it differently.Read more ›
The entire setup includes a Sony Bravia KDL-32L5000 32" LCD, a Sony DVP-NS77H upconverting DVD player, and the kids' PS2 which still enjoys regular use. The Bravia LCD was chosen for its connectivity options and the price I found it for just prior to Christmas at our local Wal-Mart. The DVD player was chosen for its solid reviews, Bravia-Sync capability with Sony flatpanel monitors, as well as price; it was scored in a closeout sale locally.
For sound reproduction for the above display equipment the Sony STR-DH800 A/V receiver was chosen for its on-board surround decoding options and the ability to control itself (obviously), the TV, and the DVD player from a single remote while negating the necessity for buying a third-party universal remote control. Price again was a factor as I had a merchandise credit which had been pending for some time with another online retailer and the price I was able to obtain this particular receiver for after deducting that credit was all but irresistible.
And last but certainly not least the Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1 surround sound speaker package was chosen for its 7.1 channel compatibility with 8 separate channels worth of speakers including the active subwoofer, mostly positive reviews online, and finally (our mantra, if you will) price. It was, hands-down, THE best available option, both locally and online, for under $240/shipped brand-spankin'-new.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you are looking for durability this is it. I have had these for 10 years. THEY DO NOT SOUND THAT GREAT. They sound boomy and center channels muffled. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Gox
Not what I was expecting for the price. It's okay, but it lacks the quality I was expecting. I hooked it up to a Onkyo 7.1 receiver. I was really expecting better quality. Read morePublished 29 days ago by T Griffis
Great sound. Although the wires that come with the speakers are adequate, I also purchased some high-end copper wire that is typically utilized for loudspeakers and I can tell the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Have this thing hooked up to my computer and tv in the basement. Blue Ray discs sound particularly crisp and immersive.Published 1 month ago by PK Camper
I purchased this surround sound system back in 2003 . Theyre still sounding great like when I bought them. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Michael D. Anema
Have to say less than impressed with this product and have owned numerous Onkyo products in the past, and am loyal.
Speakers are much larger than I anticipated. Read more
Amazing sound for the price!
The speakers are a little on the bulky side, but they do sound phenomenal. Read more