Onkyo SKS-HT588 – Great buy

Fitted with a denon 1400 and the quality is amazing. Just waiting now for some decent atmos titles to test it properly. One thing to be wary of though is the bright blue led on the sub, it cannot be turned off and can be very distracting when the lights are off.

Bought these with the denon avr-x3400 to test the dolby atmos & get a feel for the experience before i invested in more expensive kit. Wow – i was blown away by the great sound quality & the all encompassing sound field they generate. Helicopters on screen feel like they are overhead, doors open behind you, gun shots all round. We now have the full cinema experience in our house.I won’t be changing these any time soon, they are more than powerful enough for our small-ish lounge which has now turned into the permanent cinema room. With a good atmos source of video, the experience is literally breathtaking – great value for money.

Item arrived in good condition as described. Here are the specifications for the Onkyo SKS-HT588:

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  • Loudspeaker system: 5.1-channel loudspeaker system consisting of five broadband bass reflex loudspeakers with 130 W load capacity each and a powerful 80 W subwoofer radiating downwards
  • Sound experience: The powerful system offers carefully balanced, spatial soundstage that brings your movies and music to life in an distinctive way, front and ceiling speakers with Dolby Atmos support
  • Equipment: Colour-coded loudspeaker cables make commissioning child’s play and the option of wall mounting facilitates optimum installation
  • Design: Compact dimensions (front 155 x 467 x 183 mm, centre 409 x 115 x 121 mm, surround 115 x 230 x 96 mm, subwoofer 230 x 425 x 410 mm) and elegant, black brushed surface fit ideally into any living environment
  • Scope of delivery: Onkyo front and ceiling speaker SKF-2800, two-way bass reflex centre speaker SKC-594, surround speaker SKR-594, active bass reflex subwoofer SKW-658, cable for each speaker, subwoofer cable, instruction manual

Sounds and looks fab on my unit.

Pleased with these, simple to set up. I paired with a denon x3300w and the atmos works well.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Great quality Dolby Atmos surround sound at a bargain price
  • Fitted with a Denon 1400 and the quality is amazing. Just waiting now for some decent Atmos titles
  • ATMOS quality is amazing.

Match with the right amp and they sing. Wow movies and gaming kick ass.

The quality i’ve been looking for in home cinema for years. Check speaker dimensions though as i was a bit surprised by how large the fronts are.

Note these are a bit larger than you might think. I was expecting it to be a mini system. Grille covers are not removable.

Bought these to compliment my onkyo txnr656 a/v receiver and think they are great. Initially i was going to go for the cheaper set that have no height speakers and save myself 100 quid, but am impressed with the extra sound feel you get with these. They look good too in black wooden cabinets with opaque black speaker grill cloth. The woofer sits off the floor on minimum contact feet to give clearance to the abr underneath. Great package that goes great with my electrically operated drop down screen, epson hd projector and panasonic blu ray dvd recorder or the amazon firestick plugged into the a/v. Why pay 30 quid for the two of us and go out in the car when you can get all this, together with a home popcorn maker, a couple of choc ices and a few beers for a mere £1500?. . Pay for itself in 1 year if you go to the cinema once a week.

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Onkyo SKS-HT588(B) 5.1.2 Channel Home Cinema Speaker System (6-piece), Dolby Atmos Capable, 130 Watt Power Handling, 80 Watt Active Subwoofer, Surround Speaker Wall-Mountable, Black
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4.8 of 5 stars, based on 9 reviews