Finally A Great Home-Theater-In-A-Box

Posted on Jan 6 2009 - 9:51am by Russ


Finally a great home theater in a box (HTIB).  Why do I say finally?  Because, typically, when you buy a pre-packaged home theater system… they pretty much suck.  They usually look great… but sound like shite.  Kinda like Jessica Simpson.

Enough of the chitter chatter.  Check out the Onkyo HT-S9100THX HTIB now only $799 (down from over $1,099).  Might sound expensive… but it is well worth the price if you break down the component costs. 

Read on for more juicy details after the break.

It weighs a hefty 144 pounds. Inside, you’ll find seven bookshelf two-way speakers, a full-size subwoofer, and a 7x 130-watt-per-channel receiver with 1080p-capable HDMI v.1.3 connectivity, and complete decoding for the latest lossless, high-resolution Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio surround formats. You get four–count ’em, four–HDMI inputs, same as Onkyo’s TX-SR706 receiver ($899 MSRP).

The HT-S9100THX’s receiver also features Audyssey’s 2EQ automatic calibration to tailor the sound of the speakers and the 290-watt, 12-inch powered subwoofer, and compensate for your room’s acoustic anomalies. The front three speakers feature a 1-inch soft-dome tweeter matched with dual 5-inch woofers; the four surround speakers use the same tweeter and a slightly smaller woofer. The 17.5 by 14.9 by 16.8 inch subwoofer weighs 34 pounds. Compared to the 6-inch plastic poser subs that come with so many HTIBs it’s the 800 pound gorilla. You’ll feel the difference.



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