Summary: I bought this setup refurbished for a little under three3bills and it is awesome. Every once in a while I have to cycle the power switch to get volume but this rare. I am using the zone 2 to power outdoor speakers and a flush mount in the kitchen. I use a belkin bluetooth reciever and can change pandora stations from my iPhone while I'm in the backyard. The system is loud for my living room with 12 ft ceilings.
Summary: The system has been up for almost 2 years now and made a move from an apt to a house. I am still very happy with product and would recommend to anyone that does not mind have the speakers a little large.
So Far...System Literally Rocks the 12ft x 12ft Family Room
Khoa D.P., Amazon
3 January 2012
Summary: To be fair, this is my first HTIB review without any reference from other HTIB actually setup in the same location. I am also average with electronics knowledge but have heard several other HTIB setups before. Here we go... First impression once the entire setup was properly adjusted to my listening taste and calibrated with speaker distance setting - WORTH THE MONEY!
Summary: When I first purchased this model from amazon I must say I was very excited at the thought of having a 7.1 let alone from onkyo at the price it was sold for. I thought it was a steal. First I must say when I arrived and I set it up and cut it on the problems began. First it kept cutting off no matter how low the sound and what adjustments I made it just kept shutting off until finally it didnt turn back on(the sound.
Summary: This is a great addition to any home theater system! I used it to replace my Sony system. I can't belive the sound quality that comes out of this theater in a box set. I have alway built my own systems, but this out the box system sounds great! I had to turn the woffer down to keep my windows from shaking! Took less that 30 minutes to replace my old speakers and surround sound reciver. Took about a hour to set all the presets just right ffor my configuration.
Summary: I've been eyeing this puppy for a long time now as part of my christmas gift for myself to go along with my tv, PS3 & stand to complete my home theater experience & man once I got it, I immediately turned into a 5yr old in 5.2secs. The sound, the quality, the features, everything that you could ask for & more. The surround on this this is so good that sometimes it gives me goose bumps because I think there's someone right there in my kitchen...lol!!!
Summary: Well first off this system sound great for the money I picked mine up at Compusa for 500 I wanted to replace my center speaker and receiver with a better one. But for the money I couldn't turn down this system I got everything in one shot I will say the speakers the come with are not the greatest(made kinda cheap) but the center better than most of all in one box sound systems.Right now I have a pair Infinity Betas 20s hook to it and it pushes them hard.
Summary: The sound quality isn't superb at high volumes but it's good at volumes loud enough to enjoy the movie experience in a larger theater room. Planning to replace the speakers with a Cerwin Vega package. I had to turn the center channel way up to make the voices louder so I didn't have to keep adjusting the volume every time their was music.