ONKYO SKS-HT528B 5 : Speakers HT 528B 5.1

The item was promptly delivered as promised and have since set it up in conjunction with an onkyo av receiver. The quality is exceptional, giving us hours of entertainment via blueray & tuner facilities. A very good purchase, and a system i would have no hesitation in recommending.

. I purchased this onkyo speaker set a month ago and have been hearing an occasional ‘pop’ / ‘thump’ from the sub-woofer. It was a while before it dawned on us that the noise was coming from the speaker rather than our next door neighbour (they’re prone to knocking masonary nails into their walls regularly). Doing some web research (after purchase, foolishly), it seems that this has been a common fault over a few years, and acknowledged by onkyo. Apart from this flaw, i think the speakers are great. The noise isn’t sufficiently protracted or regular enough to be a real nuisance. I could return them – i’m certain amazon would accept them – but i’ve got rid of the shipping box and i don’t want the bother of making up a suitable packaging. I’m just disappointed that a reasonable sounding set like this would have a such a basic design flaw and that onkyo has left it unfixed for several years. 2 stars deducted from a 5-star product, therefore, because of onkyo’s management of the situation.

Ok so i’ve had an onkyo tx-nr515 amp for a few months now and i had been using a decent pair of floor standing speakers for the front left\right but the rest of my 7. 1 setup was achieved using generic 50w ‘made in china’ speakers and a powered sub woofer that was made for use with a pc but i have been happy enough with my gaming and movie watching. So i decided the amp was feeling like the black sheep so i ordered this speaker kit to go with it and boy am i glad i didthe quality of the speakers is very good indeed and nothing about them feels cheap (apart from the rca cable that was included) and they look great. I decided to keep the floor standers where they were and use the onkyo front left\right as rear surround. I used the audyssey mic to set the speakers up but the sound was seriously off so i went and set everything up manually. Everything one would hope for in a surround sound set up is there. Great sound (coming from all the correct speakers), astounding bass and it goes without saying this set up destroys what i had been using. Trying to configure the sub by ear is a bit of a task because while in the set up options i could barely hear it when i had it up full but once in game\movie it shook the damn house. I personally don’t like the gloss finish but that is only because it loves dust and hair and i have a couple of ferrets so there’s always plenty of hair in the house floating about. Here are the specifications for the ONKYO SKS-HT528B 5:

  • Type: Bass-reflex
  • Weight: 9.1 kg
  • Colour: Black

This buy was very worth the money considering the quality for the price. Hooked the speakers up to my onkyo tx-sr309 receiver and and it was all sorted out. They go very loud and the bass from the subwoofer is good.

Onkyo sks-ht528b 5. 1 speaker package. Do not get deceived for its size they are small but powerful sub-woofer excellent i got them hooked up on my onkyo tx-nr905 and they sound marvellous in clarity and bass.

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Sales came fast well pleased dispatched and seemed like next day. Im very happy with these speakers, they have a very nice black shine, the subwoooofer is 9inch width, 16inch high and 16inch back to front, all euro men going wild now sorry im old and confused, but looks great sat next to the unit. The speakers come with cable small gauge 0. 5mm maybe, ok for me as mine are tv based not all over the room like they should be.

For the entry level, this onkyo is perfect. It adds bass and a lot of surround when connected to an onkyo amp, but i find that the basic speaker cables that come with it are not up to the standard of the amp. Other decent cables make a lot of a difference. Lucky enough i had a good deal with pro cables included, so i’m happy. You don’t have to break the bank for a decent home cinema. What i was most amazed about though, was that the onkyo 309 (which is supposed to do its best in the audio part of the many tasks it does, got rid of the ‘ghosting’ in the 3d image from a sky hd box, due to its clever 1080p image upscaling. I was pleasantly surprised by this. And the delivery took less than two days, so 5 stars from this point of view.

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  1. This review is from : ONKYO SKS-HT528B 5.1 Speaker Package

    But not a patch on the onkyo floor standers i used to have. Paired with an onkyo av receiver, the sub doesn’t fire at low volumes. Still happy, but i wish i’d spent a bit more.
  2. This review is from : ONKYO SKS-HT528B 5.1 Speaker Package

    Thought i had found a bargain but only £150 at hyperfi and €152 at amazon germany. No matter how good they sound when i get them set up, this is going to leave a bad taste. Just amazon pricing and me assuming best deal would be here. Delivery was fast but not worth £40.
  3. This review is from : ONKYO SKS-HT528B 5.1 Speaker Package

    For the entry level, this onkyo is perfect. It adds bass and a lot of surround when connected to an onkyo amp, but i find that the basic speaker cables that come with it are not up to the standard of the amp. Other decent cables make a lot of a difference. Lucky enough i had a good deal with pro cables included, so i’m happy. You don’t have to break the bank for a decent home cinema. What i was most amazed about though, was that the onkyo 309 (which is supposed to do its best in the audio part of the many tasks it does, got rid of the “ghosting” in the 3d image from a sky hd box, due to its clever 1080p image upscaling. I was pleasantly surprised by this. And the delivery took less than two days, so 5 stars from this point of view.

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