ONKYO 5.1 Channel Home Cinema Receiver/Speaker : Great amp, as the sound is amazing with a

Great amp, as the sound is amazing with a sub woofer that will rattle your windows. The surround speakers may be small, but they have a lovely deep sound that fills the room, no matter if its a movie or music your listening to. Its easy to set up and get the settings right. It will take time to set it up properly.

Love the sound that comes out of it.

I decided to add a surround sound system to my son’s bedroom so that he can take advantage of the dts-hd soundtracks on the content he watches from our media server. I chose the onkyo kit because i have an onkyo tx-nr809 receiver and i have never had a problem with it so this seemed like a great kit to start him off with. When i opened the box there were 3 polystyrene inserts, one containing the amp, one containing the sub woofer and one has the speakers. In the kit you get colour coded cables of a reasonably decent length to hook up the speakers but depending on the size of your room you may want to get longer cable for the rear speakers. Being familiar with the interface for onkyo equipment i found the amp very easy to set up and using my iphone with a sound meter app i balanced the sound output between the speakers. My son’s bedroom is about 3m by 3. 5m and this amp provides plenty of power to fill that space without having to dial the volume up too high. For the price i just can’t get over how feature rich this amp is. I am happy and my son is happy, my neighbours maybe not so much :).

This is an excellent system for novice entry into av surround sound. The sound quality is fantastic and the amount of audio types that you can throw at it is amazing. Fantastic amount of hdmi ports and other inputs on the back. Allowed me to simplify my set up. The receiver now controls it all. Can take a bit of time setting up to get a good sound. Don’t forget to set the speaker distances. I also changed the default hz switchover for bass from 150 to 200. The pass through of 4k video is brilliant. 0 cables to get best results. Also with a modern tv that also has 4 or 5 hdmi and wants to control everything too, can take a bit of work to get working right. But once it does you’ll love it.

Features of ONKYO 5.1 Channel Home Cinema Receiver/Speaker

6 HDMI Inputs and 1 Output for 4K/60 Hz Ultra HD Entertainment

Excellent sound quality, really is a great system and i am very happy with it. The multi-hdmi inputs are great and more than enough for me to run all of my electronics through, sky, ps4 etc. The only issue i have, and this is why i have given 4 stars instead of 5, is that the speaker wires which are intended to connect the rear surround speakers, are too short at 8 metres. I dont have a large front room by any means, but i like my wires to run against the wall/skirting board so they are tidy and tucked away, and they did not reach where i wanted to place my speakers, they were a good 1-2 metres short and i have had to buy extra 10m speaker cables because of this. This is only a minor grumble, the most important aspect is the sound quality which really is superb for movies and music.

Treble needs to be much better its all bass really even after setting up the adjustment. I need to get speaker stands to appreciate it more may be. The bluetooth side is clunky to connect and the menu system is basic and not very user friendly. For movies awesome but music i mainly use it for and i’m adjusting the sound settings far too much to different types of music which is a pain. At £350 though it’s good value really. Sometimes i put it on and love the deep rich bass, other times i want to sell it and start again.

Its really professional for this price.

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Fantastic product, especially for the price. I hadn’t realised it had bluetooth capability, which was a positive surprise (now, if only the amazon music app worked properly. But that’s a whole different story. The incredible amount of hdmi ports is veeeeery useful, set up is intuitive, cables are very colour coded (obviously getting the colours wrong doesn’t affect sound, just a matter of using the right length for whichever speakers are placed farthest from the amp).

For the money it’s a very good amp and speaker combination. I think i’d buy it again very pleased with it.

Decodes Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD Master Audio via HDMI

Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR for streaming from Smartphone or Tablet

As well as MP3, AAC, and WMA, plays FLAC and WAV up to 192 kHz/24-bit resolution as well as WMA Lossless, Apple Lossless, and 5.6 MHz DSD

Product information

  • Product Dimensions: 32.1 x 43.5 x 15 cm ; 8 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 21 Kg
  • Batteries 2 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: HT-S3800
  • ASIN: B00M73JK22

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  1. This review is from : ONKYO 5.1 Channel Home Cinema Receiver/Speaker

    Good sound but less than 2 months use it needs repairs for intermittent fault.