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Onkyo HT-S9100THX
5.5 out of 10

Onkyo HT-S9100THX

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great

JoAnn K., Newegg
21 March 2012
  • Pros: great set, no issues at all
  • Cons: nothing others havent pointed out, def get better guage cable's for speakers, and make sure you set it up to your listening preferances.
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Overall 10
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What more are you looking for?

David W., Newegg
2 August 2010
  • Summary: It is not impossible but if you wanted to make your life a lot simpler I would suggest buying banana plugs. Also, if you're like me and you have an oldschool PS3 (non-slim) you will need to tweak the output settings to get 7.1 and you will not get to see TrueHD or DTS-HD as the PS3 decodes it first...
  • Pros: Price, capabilities, 7.1, 290W - 12" subwoofer. Simply put you cannot put together this system, let alone a THX certified system, for the price of $799. I have watched this system for 7 months and in January the price was $799 and in July it was $799 again. So, if you are willing to wait you can ...
  • Cons: The provided cables will not suffice for the wattage being pushed, buy 12-14 gauge wiring like everyone suggests for $60; it will help your receiver mechanically last longer as it is not working so hard. Also, the output does start out a bit quiet but if you tweak this in the settings you'll find...
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Overall 10
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Great value

John T., Newegg
1 July 2010
  • Summary: This is a great bang for the buck. I'm going to recommend this system to my sister who still needs a home theater system.
  • Pros: This is a great home theater system. The overall sound is very good. I was surprised by the performance of the speakers. I am currently using only 5.1 but will hook up the two remaining speakers once I figure a way to hide them in my family room. The subwoofer is quite large. Make sure you have a...
  • Cons: I was less then impressed with the THX performance. I found the Dolby settings to be better. Perhaps is was the DVD or Blue Ray and not THX technology.
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Overall 10
10

Sound Blows you away

Anonymous, Newegg
9 May 2010
  • Summary: This system is an excellent value once tuned properly the sound is unbelievable, a audiophile friend of mine came over to help me tweak the system all we did was use a simple db meter and equilized all the speaker levels from the listening area (my couch).
  • Pros: Complete 7.1 system with great receiver, and speakers setup was easy speakers and amp both accept banana plugs great features dts master audio, video up conversion, ect....
  • Cons: Non to speak of system required a bit of tweaking after Audyssey setup. Don't use the supplied speaker wire or sub cable and you will be fine I used 12 gage quality wire and it sounds great.
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Overall 10
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Great System!

Jeffrey L., Newegg
23 April 2010
  • Summary: There was a hum from the sub-woofer. This was exasperated when I turned a space heater on. It also confirmed that there was a ground loop problem. I plugged all of my components into a power strip and plugged the strip into an Ebtech Hum-X ground loop filter. It worked perfectly. No more hum.
  • Pros: Great sounding system. Sound is so clear and crisp that many times I am fooled into thinking that sounds come from within the house. So far, I've used the included thin wire. It sounds fine. It IS a part of the THX system certification, isn't it?
  • Cons: The biggish front speakers should come with stands.
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UPDATE

Timothy G., Newegg
13 April 2010
  • Summary: I still wasn't happy with Onkyo's reply saying that I had to take everything in if there was a potential problem. I'm glad I was able to figure it out.
  • Pros: This is an update to a posting I made a while back that mentioned I had a humming noise that seemed like a ground loop problem. It all turned out to be the cable company providing a cheap HDMI cable... Once I removed it, everything sounds perfect!
  • Cons: Thin speaker wire.
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Great reliabale product

Russell R., Newegg
30 March 2010
  • Summary: I almost never turn it up past -20, in my middle sized living room.
  • Pros: This system is easy to set up and more than powerful enough. Playing games on it is what I use it for mostly. Really give me an edge because now now only do I hear them I know they are trying to sneak up from behind me!!!
  • Cons: The blue light on the sub is a little bright when using it at night, but can easily be covered up.
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Overall 10
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Great quality Set for the price

Guruprasad H., Newegg
21 February 2010
  • Summary: I have a 18' by 15' by 24' listening space and I cannot bring up the volume to -20 and can sense the vibration in the windows and floor.
  • Pros: Hate to call it HTB, because its more than HTB. I had done setup automatically, and some manual adjustments and there it is, wonderful system.
  • Cons: Every one knows about the speaker wires that comes with it and probably its deliberate. Go buy 12 gauge wire and about 16 banana plugs from a good website and you will be all set.
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Overall 10
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Volume Problem Solved!

William R., Newegg
9 February 2010
  • Summary: I now have the stereo and home theater that I wanted. This rig sounds amazing, the different sound fields really augment the sources, THX and Movie/TV for video, the game settings have dramatically improved my Xbox 360 experience.
  • Pros: This an update to my earlier review...giving the unit a 5th star now. After a great deal of experimentation to discover why the unit wouldn't or couldn't 'open up' the top end volume, some discoveries were made: The unit will deliver very good performance when set up manually, the included speake...
  • Cons: First, the Audyssey automatic configuration utility was wrong in several areas and overly protective of the included speakers. Over half of the Audyssey-derived time delays - and therefore levels - for the speakers were wrong, in some cases reporting a speaker that was a measured 6' away as being...
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An Outstanding Home Theater

Rory D., Newegg
7 January 2010
  • Summary: As someone who spent all of their life using only integrated television speakers, moving from that to the Onkyo HTS9100THX was a revolutionary leap. First and foremost, the sound quality is exemplary.
  • Pros: -Amazing sound -Easy set-up -Outstanding build quality. Every speaker is solid wood construction. -Easily-decipherable instruction manual
  • Cons: The sheer variety of audio modes (TV, GAME, MOVIE, etc) and each mode's subset of codecs and what not can be a bit overwhelming for someone without some advanced knowledge.
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