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11-21-2005, 10:12 AM
Hi guys, I need some expert advice. (sorry if this is in the wrong forum)

I just purchased the following speaker package (Onkyo SKS-HT240):

The ultra-stylish and slim Onkyo SKS-HT240 speaker package is a complete 6.1-channel home theater speaker package, including a 150 watt powered subwoofer. The powerful, full sound of this system is complemented by the unique modern design of the speaker cabinets -- sure to look good in any room, without taking it over.

100 Watt Power Handling (Front, Center and Surround Speakers)

Impedance: 8 ohm

Front Speakers: 3 1/8" Cone Woofer x 3, 1" Balanced Dome Tweeter

Center Speaker: 3 1/8" Cone Woofer x 2, 1" Balanced Dome Tweeter

Surround Speakers: 3 1/8" Cone Woofer x 1, 1" Balanced Dome Tweeter

Powered Subwoofer: 150 Watt Amplifier, 8" Cone Woofer, Auto Standby Function

Magnetic Shielding: (Front, Center and Surround Speakers)

Frequency Response: 27 Hz - 150 Hz (Subwoofer)

Frequency Response: 55 Hz - 35 kHz (Front Speakers)

Frequency Response: 65 Hz - 35 kHz (Center and Surround Speakers)

5.5 lbs. (Front Speakers)

5 1/8" x 19 11/16" x 3 9/16" (Front Speakers)

3.5 lbs. (Surround Speakers)

5 1/8" x 13 3/8" x 3 9/16" (Surround Speakers)

5.1 lbs. (Center Speaker)

17 5/16" x 5 1/8" x 3 9/16" (Center Speaker)

30.9 lbs. (Subwoofer)

10 13/16" x 20 3/8" x 16 3/16" (Subwoofer)
I've read and heard that this speaker package is one of the top low-end packages out there. I got the entire thing for $350.

Now I need a good, affordable 6.1 channel receiver that will put my "good" speaker system to use. I've done some research and I'd like to keep it under $250.

Please help me!! Thanks! :D

11-21-2005, 10:33 AM

I would like to hear HK with my Klipsch speakers and lot's of guy's like HK brand for their true power ratings.
Audiogon is a place that sells used stuff if you don't mind, I have bought a couple things there before, just make sure they have good feedback.


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11-24-2005, 02:25 AM
what is your budget? the best way to select the receiver for you is by making use of your own ears. i suggest you audition denon and marantz. these 2 brands covers almost all other brands. all brands great for ht would sound like a denon while all brands great for music listening would sound more like a marantz.