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Best (Onkyo SKS-HT510?) speaker set

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Matt_Dieckman, Apr 30, 2004.

  1. Matt_Dieckman

    Matt_Dieckman Auditioning

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    Hello all:

    Obviously, I am new to these forums, and I would like the thank everyone in advance for any help I receive.

    So, here are are my questions:

    I bought a Yamaha 5740 receiver, and I was wondering if an Onkyo SKS-HT510 speaker package would be the best choice to go with my receiver?



    Is there anything better that I could get for the same price of $200?

    -edit- JBL SCS-136SI or Onkyo set or Yamaha NSP-436 ???


    And if I bought those speakers would I run into any problems w/ them being different brands? (yes I'm a newb when it comes to anything other than HTiB [​IMG] )

    Thanks!

    -Matt
     
  2. Cam McFarland

    Cam McFarland Supporting Actor

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    Matt,

    Look around & see if you cant get it cheaper than $200.00.
    That seems high to me.

    Cant tell ya it would be the best choice, although for
    $150.00 or so with the sub included, you could do
    ALOT worse.

    No problem with the different brands.
     
  3. Matt_Dieckman

    Matt_Dieckman Auditioning

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    Well...I looked around on sites like epinions and pricegrabber, and 200 was the lowest I could find. Is there any other place I should be looking?

    Also, I saw the JBL SCS-136SI 6.1 set, and I found them for 230 shipped or so. Should I just spend 30 more dollars and pick those up?
     
  4. Cam McFarland

    Cam McFarland Supporting Actor

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    Its a shame, cause you can get the whole Onkyo
    HT-S660 from Fry's for $299.00.

    They used to sell just the speakers as well & I would
    swear I saw them for ~$149.00.


    EDIT: I know nothing about the JBL SCS-136SI, sorry.
     
  5. Matt_Dieckman

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    Well...they might sell them at frys for that price, but I don't have a frys anywhere close to me. Only best buy and circuit city. CC has them for 199, so if I get them...I'll buy them there and hope for a sale. But, first I need to decide which is better...the JBL or the Onkyo? [​IMG]

    Oh...just saw your edit. Thanks. Anyone else?
     
  6. Jimi C

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    http://www.fluance.com/fluanceavhtb.html

    This set would blow away the Onkyo set, only thing is that it dosnt include a subwoofer.

    My girlfriend says that my Fluance sv10's "make her ears feel nice". ha
     
  7. Matt_Dieckman

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    Yeah...the only problem with those though is that they don't include the sub(which I would have to purchase), and I would have to buy an addition speaker to get 6.1, correct?

    Plus...I really can't go too much over 200 (unfortunately...)
     
  8. TimZ

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    I have that set actually. frys had them on for $179.99 here once when they had a 100 instant rebate. They work great ( absolutely terrific for the pricee ) i purchased another surround back speaker from onkyo direct to make it a 7.1. To set them up with my new denon 3805 and everything runs smooth. (and yes i know this receiver is way to much for these speakers but i am planning on upgrgading the speakers and keeping the receiver for a longer peroid of time )

    Yes it does come with a Sub too. the sub is decent for a small - medium room home theater. 150w powered 8" sub.

    The SKS-HT510 is 6.1 ( should be the same or little higher price thats what i got at frys )
    the HT500 is 5.1.

    www.bestdigitalonline.com/onskhosp.html

    http://www.ecost.com/ecost/shop/deta...mail,ECOSTCNET

    buy the ecost ones for $80 for the 6.1 ( with the sub ) and they are factory refurbished. almost can't beat that without stealing them.
     
  9. Chuck_W

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    I had the 510 set for my first set of speakers...paid $179 and its an awesome deal for a starter system. Ubid.com sometimes has some deals on new and refurbished Onkyo stuff.

    Also, I think the 660 HTIB set has smaller speakers...I think the fronts only have one woofer instead of the two found in the fronts of the 510 set (which I believe is the set from the model 760 HTIB).
     
  10. Scott*B

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    If you can return the 5740 then you can do so and go to BB and buy the Yamaha HTiB that includes the 5740 along w/ some nice Yamaha speakers.
     
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    According to Onkyo's web site, the fronts of the 660 do have two 5 1/4" drivers but the cabinet is a little smaller. BTW, I bought the HT-500 5.1 set at Fry's last summer for $129! With a powered sub included, the Onkyo systems are impossible to beat in the under $200 price range.
     
  12. Matt_Dieckman

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    Okay...so I should get that Onkyo set, and not the JBL SCS-136SI, or Yamaha NSP-436 set?

    Also--can't return the receiver as I ordered it on-line.

    And the ecost deal actually isn't very much of a deal. They charge 100 something dollars for shipping, and I would rather pay 30 more dollars for something that is new, and something I don't have to worrying about getting (ecost is pretty shady according to some of the reviews I saw on epinions).
     
  13. TimZ

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    WEll the box for those is freakin big. Its like 4 feet tall by 2 1/2 feet wide and 2 1/2 feet deep. When i got it ihad to move it aroud on a luggage dolly.
    And i agree with Gene C about the onkyo systems being impossible to beat for under $200.

    http://reviews.cnet.com/Onkyo_SKS_HT...l?tag=topprods
     
  14. Cam McFarland

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    Matt,

    For what its worth, I was thinking about the
    HT-"500" 5.1 set of speakers....so, you might
    not be able to beat the $200.00 for the
    set you were talking about.

    I say go for it.....


    $185.00 including shipping from ecost.

    - Cam
     
  15. Matt_Dieckman

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    Alright...thanks for all the help! I will be buying those then. [​IMG] I'll update everyone when I get everything early next week.


    Lol...I was just looking at slickdeals.net and I missed a deal yesterday for the Onkyo SKS-HT510 for 179.00 shipped. Guess it didn't last very long.
     
  16. Chuck_W

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    Chuck my friend, you are absolutly right (I'm so embarrassed :b). What was I thinking?. Oh well. Anyway, Fry's has the 6.1 speaker set on sale for today only for $129. On closeout, no rainchecks. Sorry for mentioning this to those who have no Fry's nearby. Good deal at $199. But at $129 it can't be beat.
     
  18. Matt_Dieckman

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    I wish I had a frys near me! I bought the speakers up today at CC for 199, but I have to drive to another store to pick them up which I'm going to do monday.
     
  19. Chuck_W

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    $199 is still a deal and a half...and worth the drive on Monday! enjoy....
     
  20. Cam McFarland

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    Dang Matt, I guess you work weekends, cause I would
    have already been half way back from the other store..[​IMG]
     

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