Onkyo SKS-HT870 Home Theater Speaker System
- 7.1-channel home theater speaker set
- Highlighted by pair of floor-standing tallboy front speakers for visual and aural impact
- 130 watts total output on dual-drive front and center speakers and full-range surround speakers
- Bass reflex powered subwoofer with 230 watts output
- Subwoofer construction includes a 10-inch cone driver
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For maximum audio impact, your multichannel Onkyo receiver should be accompanied by a full-blooded surround-sound speaker set. Fitting the bill is the SKS-HT870, a 7.1-channel system that injects power and vitality into all your movies, games, and music. The highlight-both visually and aurally-is a pair of dual-drive, floor-standing tallboy front speakers rated conservatively at 130 W. In concert with the two-way center and full-range surround and surround-back speakers-each also rated 130 W-they deliver stunningly detailed high- and mid-range frequencies. Meanwhile, at the bottom end, a superbly calibrated 290 W subwoofer adds visceral heft to bass notes and low frequency effects.
For maximum audio impact, your multichannel Onkyo receiver should be accompanied by a full-blooded surround-sound speaker set. Fitting the bill is the SKS-HT870, a 7.1-channel system that injects power and vitality into all your movies, games, and music. The highlight--both visually and aurally--is a pair of dual-drive, floor-standing tallboy front speakers rated conservatively at 130 W. In concert with the two-way center and full-range surround and surround-back speakers--each also rated 130 W--they deliver stunningly detailed high- and mid-range frequencies. Meanwhile, at the bottom end, a superbly calibrated 290 W subwoofer adds visceral heft to bass notes and low frequency effects.
Onkyo SKS-HT870 7.1-channel surround sound speaker package (see larger image).
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The package arrived with a few surface scratches and dents, but nothing penetrating to where the speakers were. Everything was in perfect condition, functionally and cosmetically. The 4 surround speakers are a little larger than old-timey drive in speakers. They have a keyhole and are easily mounted to screws in wall studs. I did a couple of things in their mounting that seemed to work well. Rather than have the wooden case directly against our wall, I ever so slightly buffered using 4 little pieces of velcro on the back of each surround speaker, which kept the speaker cabinet about 1/32" from the wall. I also filed (with a wood file) an indentation on the back edge to allow the speaker wire to come out from the speaker. Both of these are minor, optional things but they worked well for us.
Now the three front speakers represent much more of a challenge regarding mounting. We opted to buy a nice 6' x 8" x 3/4" (poplar) board from Lowes, which we wall-mounted as a shelf/mantel kind of thing directly under our wall-mounted TV. This allowed us to simply lay the speakers out on the shelf. It looks nice enough and allows easy adjustment of the speakers for various acoustical experiments and fine tuning. We stuck the subwoofer in the corner, where it is essentially invisible but works fine.
We opted for better (i.e., heavier gauge copper) wire than what came with the speakers. In my opinion the included wire is too thin and brightly colored (with many, many different colors) to be usable in this particular application. We are using the special subwoofer cable that is included with the speaker package.
How does it sound? We calibrated using our receiver's automatic calibration program. For movie soundtracks, I think almost everyone would call it very good; and for music, I think most would grade it out as mediocre to fairly good. If you normalize ratings based on the phenomenally low cost, then the sound is amazingly great.
Amazing deal for $200.
got my set yesterday and immediately set it the front speakers up, i hooked it up to my old onkyo 801 amp.
it took about 30-60 minutes before i had the amp sounding like i wanted (all speakers set to small crossover at 150hz) i use the speakers for my pc, with the fronts on either side of my 24" monitor, and center under the monitor, sub is placed under the table
i noticed that the subwoofer uses an 82W woofer unit (not quite 230 as advertised) , power consumption is rated at 140w, but there is two large capacitors in the sub so its likely that the amp can output 230w as the specs say, i tried some different music and when you play medium to high volume bass intensive music, it rattles, it is the front grille which can be pried off with a flathead screwdriver quite easily with no damage to the fabric...once removed the sound is very good even at high volume, but the sub looks ugly without the grille, will have to experiment with adding some foam where the plastic grille meets the wooden box
now i havent tried the system with the surround speakers, but a quick look with a flashlight under the fabric, revealed that theres no tweeter, only what i guess is a 3 1/8" cone fullrange speaker, its not a deal breaker for me if the fullrange unit does it job ok....but they should have changed the specs to reflect that no tweeter is used, maybe thats the reason for its price drop ?
with the 3 front speakers and sub playing, it sounds better than any pc speaker setup i have ever heard, even some very pricey ones like the logitech 5500, and creative gigaworks (5.1)i would have liked a little more sound from the tweeters, but most amps can add treble to suit your liking....i have tried alot of music at various levels, and for the price the system is VERY good....my aperion 6 series speakers sounds way better than these onkyos, but then the aperions cost me $3500, so its not fair to compare to those, for the price i think they are great, i tried the klipsh 300HD system as well they cost around 330$ and sounded marginally better with some music, but they didnt sound 140$ worth better, unless you want smaller speakers
movies sounds pretty good too, the sub is able to handle explosions and such very nice, and the center offers clear speech....again no match for my aperion setup but very good for 190$
at 300+$ i would only have given it 3 stars due to lacking tweeters in the surround speakers, but i give it 4 stars because of the price and is worth every penny. i will update once i get the surrounds mounted
The box is one of the largest and UPS probably left me for the last delivery for the day as they most likely did not want to chance me not being home and lugging the 80 pound 5 foot tall box to and from the front door. It arrived at 7:11pm. I anxiously waited all day. 20 minutes after it arrived, the speakers were blasting great tunes.
For the price, $299 which included shipping, I don't think you can beat it. Thoroughly happy.