Summary: I very much enjoy mine. It is hard to find a system for this price that sounds good and is reliable. I have had others in the price range that were poor. Pros Price, made by an audio company, solid electronics with plenty of sound shaping options,good remote,reliable,optical and digital inputs, Good sound. Comes with most of the cables, has Stereo mode for use with older recordings. Can be upgraded.
Summary: I have another Onkyo unit that I just love and got this as a gift for my other TV.. The first unit I got was bad.. it would make odd sounds when changing the channels and had a static sound to it.. I took back and got another receiver..(kept same speakers/wires etc) and the new unit works like a charm. No noises when changing channels etc. The sound is very clear..good bass.. separation etc. Nice looking unit too and built very solid. For the money.
Summary: I purchased this as a Christmas gift. It was an Onkyo factory reconditioned unit, so I felt confident it was factory tested would work well. It does fill the room with sound and the channel separation is good. I was impressed with the front and rear speakers. The center channel sounded great. The subwoofer, however, was a disappointment, and that could be my fault as placement was not experimented with.
Good value for money but subwoofer could be better
24 March 2008
Summary: This system has really good sound quality and for sure it's a great purchase for its price. It has many cool features and for a small to medium size living room, it is powerful enough to satisfy you when watching movies or listening to music. However the passive subwoofer can not really make you say woaw! It's just ok, but not that impressive and does not fill the room with bass as I was expecting. I think Onkyo should have included an active subwoofer into this system.
Summary: I looked at many systems before deciding to buy this one a few years ago, my first entry into Home Theatre. If you have a DVD/Blue ray player or a cable box with the surround outputs, hooking it up through this system using the digital optical or coaxial inputs adds a whole new dimension to music or to watching TV or movies.
Summary: Instead of a DVD player with speaker outputs, Onkyo has opted to make affordable a real stereo system with a real receiver. The entire line features better than average receivers with varying degrees of speakers and speaker cabinets, the HT S590 geing the least expensive of the bunch. First off, this system replaces a PLII system with dual 15" woofers included in the front L/R cabinets in lieu of a subwoofer.
Summary: ~~Please keep in mind this is not a $5000 BOSE system" I got this brand new for $150 in December 2006. So it was the cheapest HTS you could find that came with a stand alone receiver (a basic receiver even costs over $100, right?). The setup was very easy and straight forward, the cables were conveniently color-coated. And the best part-INPUTS...so many of them...I have it connected to the following: TV, DVD player, XBOX, mp3 player, PC and a projector.
Summary: For the price, the Onkyo HT-S590 is a good value. The instructions for connecting all the components could have been a little clearer, but once I worked through them and changed/added some connections, the system works great. The receiver/amplifier has the ability to adjust the individual speakers in terms of distance from the central listening point, and volume of each speaker.
Summary: I bought this HTIB more for the receiver than the speakers. My 11 year old Sony just blew up, and I wanted a basic system to continue to listen to DVDs in surround mode. I already have some decent satellite speakers and a center speaker, so I didn't really need the speakers that came with this. What sold me though was the Amazon description that said this as S-video connections. I wanted this because that's the best my current TV can accept.