Summary: I've had this running for about one month and still enjoy it immensely. Okay, this is the top end of the middle end, or so I am led to understand by those who write reviews. What I liked best about the packaged system was being able to open the enormous box and have mind-blowing sound (by my untrained ears) fully set up and running in just an couple short hours.
Incredible Sound -- Do not waste your money on Bose
J. Scott, Amazon
26 January 2012
Summary: Recently moved into a new house and needed a top-of-the-line sound system for the entertainment room. I looked at Philips, JBL and even considered getting a $2500 Bose system. I've been in Bose showrooms and listened to the amazing sound there. I have an extensive audio background of 20 years so I know what good sound is, and to be completely honest, the only difference from Bose and this Onkyo system is a couple thousand dollars.
The best you can get for under $1K but lacking a few basic features
16 January 2012
Summary: Awesome sound, very sturdy system. Great value at $795. Pros: High Quality speakers and powerful receiver. Tons of sound processing features. Cons: No HD Radio tuner, no IPOD dock, no wireless technology for internet or surround speakers. (many lower priced brands have these features) Subwoofer box a bit too big, not as punchy as expected. Included speaker wire is a joke, not rated well for the speakers.
Summary: I have set this up in a 24x18 foot long room. I had to add an additional 125 watt sub-woofer to the room to give it the fullness this medium sized room needed. It is almost not powerful enough to complete what this room needed for a full theater sound. I love most of what this system can do, it paired well with my AQUOS LC-70LE735U 70" 3D LED-LCD TV , the audio link configuration is wonderful, but needs some additional options for what is output onto the TV when it is...
Summary: I recently purchased the Onkyo HT-S9400TH system, and I love it. It works well, and was worth the investment. The speaker wires that come with it are too short, so expect to purchase ones for the side and rear speakers, unless you have a really small room. I was also a little disappointed with their website, which had not been fully updated with references to this new product. I'd definitely purchase this product again.