Onkyo HT-S760

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  1. Pauly_B

    Pauly_B Auditioning

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    after shoppin around some...i think i'm goin with the onkyo HT-S760....what is everybody's opinion on this? also....what did you end up payin for it...i'm curious

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    I have last years HT-650 which is a 5.1 and think it was a terrific bargain. The rear surrounds on the 760 look a little thinner than mine but it shouldn't be a big concern. The receiver is excellent for the price. Fry's has it on sale for $399. As they say, best bang for the buck! Gene
     
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    I have owned the Onkyo set and have since upgraded to other speakers; my best way to describe the Onkyo system is a "transition" system - it provides satisfactory sound, but allows you to easily upgrade when you decide you want better speakers.

    The speakers are quite good for the money paid and I liked their sound. However, after upgrading, I did notice some weaknesses in the system; I thought the center lacked a certain level of clarity and openness that I wanted (my new center is a definite improvement) and while the mains delivered bass, I didn't think the bass was quite as tight/defined as I'd like. The surrounds are just okay. Although opinions on it vary, I do like the big Onkyo subwoofer.

    Again, I recommend the system for someone looking for a HTIB set; it's certainly a great value, the build quality is good (much better than most HTIB speakers) and it does provide satisfying sound. Just don't be surprised if you get the upgrade bug a few months to a year down the road.
     
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    I second everything said here. Great transition system. The receiver is excellent. You won't be disappointed.
     
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    I got mine a few weeks ago, and have been enjoying it ever since. I did a lot of research and listened to quite a few of them and I don't think you could do better for the cost. I paid $499 at CompUSA, in Lewisville TX.
     
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    The Onkyo is a good deal, as a 1st system for sure.

    You get a tone of HT for the money, but more important, it acts as a solid platform to upgrade areas if you feel any areas need upgrading.

    The first thing and often the only thing most Onkyo HTIB'rs upgrade is the subwoofer.
     
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    i have this system for the past month and i love it. I didnt get it from a local retail shop cause i wanna the silver mode of the ht-760. I picked it up at onkyo's warehouse in so cal. I dont think they offer the silver mode in stores yet.
     
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    I agree with Aaron. I often listen with the sub turned off and the bass from the mains is a little "muddy" but with the sub on I don't notice it very much. I also thought the center speaker was just a tad week so I replaced it with a Cerwin Vega CV-5. I switched the tweeters though. The Onkyo woofers and CV-5 tweeter now reside in a custom built center channel in another room. As for the sub, I'm the exception that proves the rule. I think it's perfectly fine for what it is. But I'm not a bass heavy listener. Anyway, you won't be sorry with your purchase. Enjoy. Gene
     

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