Sorry for miss information on the sub, it is not powered. It works how a regular speaker works by plugging into the receiver. If receiver goes the sub is just a speaker. For remote I have my dish remote setup to turn the onkyo on in TV room and but yes still nice to have a remote.
Ataristyle said: Sorry for miss information on the sub, it is not powered. It works how a regular speaker works by plugging into the receiver. If receiver goes the sub is just a speaker. For remote I have my dish remote setup to turn the onkyo on in TV room and but yes still nice to have a remote. So did you buy one that did not come with a remote?
I am the owner of the HT-S3400 (got it brand new for Christmas last year - it retails for about $250). Here are some random thoughts:
- The receiver itself is AWESOME. It carries a ton of inputs, including 4 HDMIs, and it even has "Zone A" and "Zone B." This is a full-fledged receiver, folks. It rivals that of other $300-$400 receivers. - The receiver and speakers all use basic speaker wire. My brand new version came with 18 gauge wire. There are NO proprietary plugs. This means you can "upgrade" the speaker wire to a higher quality 16, 14 or 12 gauge wire. - Yes, the receiver runs hot but no problems here so far. I would not recommend "stacking" other components on top of it and/or leaving it in a small stuffy space. - The receiver also has an on-screen GUI which simplifies setup and tweaking. The GUI allows you to change things like Speaker Distance and Audio Delay to compensate for any audio lag. It also allows you to change the Subwoofer Crossover setting. Again, these are advanced features that are found in higher-end receivers...NOT in <$250 HTIB sets. - The speakers themselves are good. VERY good if you aren't an audiophile. Each speaker has 3.25" woofers, if I remember correctly. No tweeters so the "highs" are a bit lacking (e.g. music), but again, you won't notice unless you are an audiophile. - Because of the universal speaker wire, you can easily upgrade to better speakers when you have extra money down the line. - The subwoofer is passive, meaning it does require power from the receiver. However, the subwoofer is MORE an adequate for the lows (e.g. booms and thumps). - For those who were concerned with a missing remote, I use the Logitech Harmony to control my entire setup. The Onkyo remote gets the job done, but it may end up confusing your family members.
I'd even go as far as saying that at $300, you're getting an awesome receiver and the included speakers are a freebie bonus. At $150, even for a refurb, it is a STEAL. And frankly, if you are an audiophile, you're probably not looking at entry-level HTIB's to begin with. This is a great starter set that may expose you to the world of higher-end audio (read: you will get the upgrade bug).
FYI, there IS a newer HT-S3500 that got released earlier in 2012, but to my knowledge, not much has changed.
Slickone: I just purchased this set so not sure if a remote is coming with. As for a purchase from 5 years ago on a refurb model yes it did come with a remote. The discount I spoke of was when you login with your user name to the Onkyo website the price changes from $249.00 to $199.00 for Club members. This was offered on their Club Specials tab on the Shop Onkyo website.
Looks like this theater system is no longer available as a refurb. Maybe a low amount of stock? Other models are on there but this model was the most discounted one I saw.
Thanks for the review Comp625. I was trying to find some input on it.
Oh, from the last refurb I purchased direct from onkyo they did include all wires. I'll see if it comes with on this system.
Coupon Code will still work for others looking for higher end setups on their site.
Johnnyma45 said: OP, the initial $50 discount for being a member is not showing up for me. Sure it's not something else? I didnt get that either, gonna wait till tomorrow, hopefully its just a glitch and will be back on tomorrow.
vamsikeitz said: Did anyone get the 50$ discount today for registering to Onkyo Club ? I registered yesterday and just got 10 points.
Points are like dollars and come off of the price of any purchase. By signing up, you got essentially $10.
There should be a club price for the receivers when you're logged in, which can be less then their normal advertised price. When you check out, you'll get the club price minus your points and then you use the HHCO code for an additional 25%.
As Clivester has pointed out, they have the HT-S3500 for $279.00 referb (Pre-tax). Not sure what the difference is between the HT-3400, but I'm guessing it has a feature or two more, or maybe a little more power or more I/O. Should only be about $25 more, if OPs method sill works.
vamsikeitz said: Did anyone get the 50$ discount today for registering to Onkyo Club ? I registered yesterday and just got 10 points. Just figured out, the extra $50 off just apply for only any items in Club Special Tab, unfortunately there is no more HR-3400, only HT-S5500 for $389 and couple standalone receivers.
3400s are out of stock. They went faster than I thought. Unless for some reason they offer a few more for sale the initial deal is dead for the 3400. I would still keep checking now through the 16th incase something changes and more become available.
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