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Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1 Home Theater Surround Sound System (Black)

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Product Highlights
  • 7 Satellite Speakers
  • 10" Subwoofer

Need to find a complete speaker system that's ready to go out of the box? The Onkyo SKS-HT540 Complete 8-Piece Home Theater Speaker System is for you. This 7.1 channel speaker package includes a 10" powered subwoofer, video shielding, 5-Inch dual woofers and soft dome tweeters on the front and center speakers, as well as 2-Way bass reflex surround speakers, all at a great price.

Complete Speaker System
This speaker system is complete out of the box, so you don't have to fuss with finding the right components to round out your home theater system.
10" Powered Subwoofer
A 10" powered subwoofer ensures that the low end of your home stereo will always be loud and clear. Crank up the bass!
5-Inch dual woofers
The 5-Inch dual woofers included in this 7.1 system's front and center speakers provide extra lows throughout the entire sound environment. Appreciate the full audio quality of your home cinema system as it was meant to be heard.
1-Inch balanced dome tweeters
The dual woofers included in this 7.1 system's front and center speakers provide smooth highs without degradation of quality. Enjoy your home cinema's highs with clarity and elegance.
Speaker System
Power Rating Maximum input power, front/center/surround: 110 watts
Maximum output power, subwoofer: 230 watts dynamic
Configuration 7.1 System: Center Speaker, 2x Front Speakers, 2x Mid Surround Speakers, 2x Rear Surround Speakers and Subwoofer
Connector Type Color-coded speaker terminals
Frequency Response Front/center: 55 Hz - 50 kH
Surround: 60 Hz - 20 kHz
Subwoofer: 25 Hz - 150 Hz
Crossover Frequency Front: 4.5 kHz
Center: 4.5 kHz
Surround: 10 kHz
Impedance Front/center/surround: 8 ohms nominal
Enclosure Front speaker cabinet capacity: 0.31 cubic feet (8.7 L)
Center speaker cabinet capacity: 0.31 cubic feet (8.7 L)
Surround speaker cabinet capacity: 0.07 cubic feet (2.1 L)
Shielded Front/center: yes
Front Speaker
Speaker Design 2-way bass reflex
Driver 5" OMF diaphragm x 2 (woofer), 1" balanced dome (tweeter)
Sensitivity 86 db/W/m
Dimensions (WxHxD) 6.2 x 17.1 x 7.9" (15.7 x 43.4 x 20.0 cm)
Weight 8.6 lb (3.9 kg)
Center Speaker
Speaker Design 2-way bass reflex
Driver 5" OMF diaphragm x 2 (woofer), 1" balanced dome (tweeter)
Sensitivity 86 db/W/m
Dimensions (WxHxD) 17.1 x 6.2 x 7.9" (43.4 x 15.7 x 20.0 cm)
Weight 8.6 lb (3.9 kg)
Surround Speaker
Speaker Design 2-way bass reflex
Driver 3.1" cone (woofer), 0.8" balanced dome ceramic (tweeter)
Sensitivity 82 dB/W/m
Dimensions (WxHxD) 6.9 x 10.4 x 4.0" (17.5 x 26.5 x 10.2 cm)
Weight 3.1 lb (1.4 kg)
Sub-Woofer
Power Output 230 watts dynamic
Driver 10" cone
Impedance 330 mV/15k ohms input impedance
Connectors Line In
Speaker Wire
Enclosure Cabinet capacity: 1.36 cubic feet (38.5 L)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 10.8 x 20.4 x 16.2" (27.5 x 51.8 x 41.1 cm)
Weight 30 lb (13.6 kg)
General
Power Requirements Subwoofer: 120 volts AC, 60 Hz Other speakers: N/A (non-powered)
Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1 Home Theater Surround Sound System (Black)
  • Speaker Cables
  • 2-Year Parts and Labor Warranty
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    OnkyoSKS-HT540 7.1 Home Theater Surround Sound System (Black)
     
    4.9

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (12)
    • Easy to set up (11)
    • Great sound quality (7)
    • Attractive (6)
    • Powerful bass (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large rooms (12)
      • Surround sound solution (12)
      • Movies (11)
      • Living room (9)
      • Smaller rooms / apartments (8)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Movie enthusiast (13), Tech savvy (12), Practical (9), Audiophile (4)
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      5.0

      Best bang for the buck ever

      By Minnisota Movie Man

      from Shakopee, MN

      About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Energy Efficient
      • Interfaces Well With TV
      • Intuitive Controls
      • Thundering Bass

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Larger Rooms
        • Living Room
        • Movies
        • Smaller Rooms
        • Surround Sound Solution
        • Television Shows

        Comments about Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1 Home Theater Surround Sound System (Black):

        If you want a 7.1 speaker system, you want the best numbers the system can offer. Putting together an 8 ohm setup cheaply isn't easy. You want 8 ohm because it will draw less power from the amp which will let the amp/receiver run cooler which is a must for most amps/receivers since they tend to run hot burning out boards. We priced piecing together a speaker setup for our Onkyo TX-NR709 receiver at $500 to $800 and most out of the box systems were 6 Ohm or less. The Onkyo SKS-HT540 package is a perfect match for the NR709 receiver. The sound is clear and crisp with no crackle at all. Going with 8 Ohm reduces power output to the speakers but they will still blow you away if you crank it up. For the standard home theater system, it is simply the best bang for buck you can get and I could not believe I got this speaker package delivered to my door for the sweet price of $[$]. No one could touch the price anywhere. If you want this for a DJ setup, you will not want to sacrifice the power for a cooler running amp and sound clarity, these are not DJ speakers but still pack a punch. The only thing to keep in mind is that the speakers themselves do not take banana jacks, they take the speaker wire directly. This is nice for a wall mount setup, but for the front speakers, I would have preferred a banana jack input, but I won't begrudge that. There also isn't much need for 7.1 surround sound just yet, but it still sounds awesome in our 25' by 15' living room when you have a blue ray that has 7.1 audio. Every seat in the room has crystal clear sound with 7 speakers around the room. I could go on, but for those that want clear sound without stressing their receiver, this 8 Ohm package simply is the best.

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        5.0

        Love these speakers!

        By Mile High Mom

        from Colorado

        About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Thundering Bass

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Larger Rooms
          • Movies
          • Surround Sound Solution
          • Television Shows

          Comments about Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1 Home Theater Surround Sound System (Black):

          These speakers are larger than the tiny Bose systems, however, at a fraction of the cost, the sound is fantastic! I upgraded from a five-year-old "home theater in a box" system, and I can't believe what I was missing out on-rich, deep base during movie watching and clear, crisp audio. In the past, my husband and I often had trouble understanding the audio, because it was drowned out by all of the other sounds, but we haven't had to stop and rewind once, since purchasing this system. The front speakers do not have mounting holes or brackets on them, and I didn't want to drill into the speaker boxes, so I purchased some clamp mounts online (about [$] for the pair), and I used heavy duty mounting tape to further secure them within the mount. The speakers look great.This system is used in our "bonus room", which is about 20'x20'.

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          5.0

          Excellent 7.1 Speaker System

          By Herman

          from Rothesay, New Brunswick, Canada

          About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Energy Efficient
          • Interfaces Well With TV
          • Thundering Bass

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Larger Rooms
            • Living Room
            • Movies
            • Surround Sound Solution

            Comments about Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1 Home Theater Surround Sound System (Black):

            I have these speakers connected to a Yamaha RX-V571 7.1 receiver. The sound quality is fanatastic. The system is located in our family room which is fairly large. The speakers sound crisp and clear and have an overall good frequency range.

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            5.0

            Great Surround Sound System

            By DJ the Movie Man

            from Hutchinson, KS

            About Me Movie Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Set Up

            Cons

            • Confusing Remote

            Best Uses

            • Larger Rooms
            • Living Room
            • Movies
            • Smaller Rooms
            • Surround Sound Solution
            • Television Shows

            Comments about Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1 Home Theater Surround Sound System (Black):

            This product words great in my living room. I can hear it all throughout my house and it sounds so amazing! I would recommend this sound system to anybody...plus you can't beat it's incredible price! :D

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            5.0

            Great product Great sound

            By Joe W

            from Northern NJ

            About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Thundering Bass

            Cons

            • No real cons I have none

            Best Uses

            • Larger Rooms
            • Movies
            • Surround Sound Solution
            • Television Shows

            Comments about Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1 Home Theater Surround Sound System (Black):

            I love this speaker system! I haven't been able to set up in 7.1 only been using this system as a 5.1 so I wish I could hear it at its full potential but the sound from this system is awesome.

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            5.0

            Great buy! Nice speakers!

            By Tommy

            from Ashland, KY

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clean Look
            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Solid build

            Cons

            • Large surround speakers

            Best Uses

            • Small to medium rooms
            • Surround Sound Solution

            Comments about Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1 Home Theater Surround Sound System (Black):

            I am very pleased with this product. The shipping box was beat up a little on the surface, but it is very well packaged so there was no damage. These speakers are connected to an Onkyo HT-RC360 and are doing a great job. Although the included speaker wires were nice to have, I opted for a lower gauge wire for less loss.

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            5.0

            By far the best bang for the buck!!!

            By JavaScript

            from Dallas, TX

            About Me Movie Enthusiast, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Thundering Bass

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Larger Rooms
              • Living Room
              • Movies
              • Surround Sound Solution

              Comments about Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1 Home Theater Surround Sound System (Black):

              Bought the speakers teamed them up with my Panasonic 7.1 surround sound receiver.. Easy to setup and sounds GREAT!!!! Makes movies as good as being the the theater!

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              4.0

              Good All-around Speakers

              By vningen

              from Madison, WI

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Energy Efficient

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Living Room
                • Movies
                • Surround Sound Solution
                • Television Shows

                Comments about Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1 Home Theater Surround Sound System (Black):

                Really good speakers at a really good price. I have to say they are perfect for my fairly large apartment. The sound is fantastic. I have them hooked up to a Pioneer VSX-1020-K 7.1 Receiver and it puts out enough sound that I'm nervous the police might stop by and ask me to turn down my music (I don't, of course, keep it turned up for extended periods of time - just enough to immerse myself in the music for a while). Does great with everything I've put it through so far - CD's, iPod, Blue Ray, X box, TV (including great-sounding hits during football games), and even running the sound out of my computer through the AV in. Probably not what you're looking for if you want to fill up a large home theater, but just right if you want good quality surround speakers for most living rooms.

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                5.0

                Amazing Sound!

                By variable

                from Illinois

                About Me Audiophile, Gamer, Movie Enthusiast, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Set Up

                Cons

                • Large Size

                Best Uses

                • Gaming
                • Larger Rooms
                • Living Room
                • Movies
                • Surround Sound Solution
                • Television Shows

                Comments about Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1 Home Theater Surround Sound System (Black):

                Setup in a smallish room, so we didn't really need a ton of power, but these more than deliver. While a little on the larger side, the quality of the sound is more than worth it. I would just recommend getting METAL wall mounts if you are going to wall mount these. Easy to setup, but you are going to need more speaker wire than is provided if you are doing any real world setup in my opinion. But this is no big deal as speaker wire is nothing.

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                5.0

                Good sound, best bang for the buck

                By ShopAround

                from New Jersey

                About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Overall good sound

                Cons

                • Heavy and big
                • Need front stand
                • No built in sub x-over
                • Thin wires

                Best Uses

                • Larger Rooms
                • Living Room
                • Movies
                • Smaller Rooms
                • Surround Sound Solution

                Comments about Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1 Home Theater Surround Sound System (Black):

                Overall satisfied with the purchase. Using as 7.1 paired with Yamaha receiver. I am not an audiophile, sounded pretty good though.

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                5.0

                GREAT GREAT GREAT!

                By ElTee

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Technically Challenged

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Energy Efficient
                • Good Remote
                • Interfaces Well With TV
                • Intuitive Controls
                • Thundering Bass

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Living Room
                  • Movies
                  • Surround Sound Solution
                  • Television Shows

                  Comments about Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1 Home Theater Surround Sound System (Black):

                  B&H is GREAT and this speaker system is "OUTRAGEOUS" and super "painless" to set up and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND it for the average sized living room/home theater room! Paired with the Onkyo TX_SR608 the combination is nothing short of "PHENOMENAL"!

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                  5.0

                  Best cheap speaker package

                  By Sid

                  from LA, CA

                  About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Technically Challenged

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Set Up

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Larger Rooms
                    • Living Room
                    • Movies
                    • Smaller Rooms
                    • Surround Sound Solution
                    • Television Shows

                    Comments about Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1 Home Theater Surround Sound System (Black):

                    I was honestly surprised at the price of these.
                    While you can get better power, the price is hard to beat on a 7.1 system. The quality is excellent. The sub could be a bit stronger, but for a couple hundred bucks... forget about it!
                    A great deal even if you are only looking for a 5.1 setup.

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                    5.0

                    Pretty dang good product!

                    By d8109

                    from midlland mi

                    About Me Movie Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Great Sound Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Theater

                      Comments about Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1 Home Theater Surround Sound System (Black):

                      I set these up in a 20x14 room, I am only using 5 speakers plus the sub right now because thats what my receiver offers.(onkyo tx-sr507) With this set up the bass is clean and the surround sound is clean and impressive. Not great for music but ideal for movies.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent sound!

                      By Jimbo

                      from Los Angeles

                      About Me Practical

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Easy Setup
                      • Easy to Mount
                      • Good Power Output
                      • Great Sound Quality

                      Cons

                      • NONE

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Theater
                      • Larger Rooms

                      Comments about Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1 Home Theater Surround Sound System (Black):

                      Almost sounds like a stadium in my living room!

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                      5.0

                      WOW!

                      By shabazz

                      from Pensacola, FL.

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Easy Setup
                      • Easy to Mount
                      • Good Power Output
                      • Great Sound Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Basic Systems
                        • Home Theater
                        • Smaller Rooms

                        Comments about Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1 Home Theater Surround Sound System (Black):

                        Bought these thinking they were cheap and would work for now and I would replace them with better ones later. After hearing them I think I'll stay with them, hooked them to my Onkyo TX-RS508 receiver and WOW! Movies sound great, music is awesome, I have no complaints they are a great product for the money.

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                        5.0

                        Awesome!

                        By Maverick6376

                        from Atlanta, GA

                        About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy Setup
                        • Easy to Mount
                        • Good Power Output
                        • Great Sound Quality

                        Cons

                        • Heavy / Bulky

                        Best Uses

                        • Basic Systems
                        • Home
                        • Home Theater
                        • Larger Rooms

                        Comments about Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1 Home Theater Surround Sound System (Black):

                        Amazing sound at an economical price.

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                        5.0

                        Great Speaker system

                        By Bill

                        from Mansfield, TX

                        About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Easy Setup
                        • Easy to Mount
                        • Good Power Output
                        • Great Sound Quality

                        Cons

                        • NONE

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Theater

                        Comments about Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1 Home Theater Surround Sound System (Black):

                        This system is tied in to an Onkyo SR606 7.1 home theather system and the sound is fantastic.

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                        5.0

                        "Great Buy for the money"

                        By CBM

                        from Raleigh,NC

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Connect
                        • Great Sound Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Smaller Rooms

                          Comments about Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1 Home Theater Surround Sound System (Black):

                          Purchased these speakers for the 7.1 surround sound use with new Onkyo TX-SR875. Intended to incorporate my Bose 901 speakers as the front right and left but discovered they could not be used with the 875. These speakers sound great on their own and are a lot for the $.

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                          5.0

                          Best Bang for your buck

                          By Colin

                          from Tampa, FL

                          About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Easy To Connect
                          • Great Sound Quality
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Larger Rooms
                            • Smaller Rooms

                            Comments about Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1 Home Theater Surround Sound System (Black):

                            These speakers are hooked up to my Onkyo SR-605 and they sound great! Bass output from the subwoofer is astounding. All the speakers have great range & for the price, you can't buy better speakers.

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                            4.0

                            Decent system for the price

                            By D_R

                            from Maryland

                            About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Easy To Connect
                            • OK sound for the price

                            Cons

                            • Not Very Powerful

                            Best Uses

                            • Basic Systems
                            • Smaller Rooms

                            Comments about Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1 Home Theater Surround Sound System (Black):

                            I purchased this due to the price, to replace another television's aging, and never that great, satelite speaker 5.1 system.

                            This was a big improvement. The Onkyo 606 receiver handles them pretty well.

                            This is a decent system for the price, much better than what I had on the teleivsion previously. Don't expect anything too special from this system, however it's worth the price I paid.

                            The Sub-woofer sounds pretty good. One of the better parts of the package.

                            If you don't want to put together your own surround sound system, buying individual speakers, and want something to start with, or simply upgrade a second television in the house to surround sound, this set will work pretty well.

                            Not a "cheap" system, though it is inexpensive.

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