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Onkyo 660W 5.1-Ch. 3D Home Theater System @ Best Buy - $149.99
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Onkyo 660W 5.1-Ch. 3D Home Theater System
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Got in the deal in the last second possible, before it says soldout online. Not sure if they honor, seems too good of price. May be a price mistake??. Not sure if this will be honored? Oh Well.. Do not need this, will be glad if order is honored.

I don't think it's a price mistake. Just looks like a clearance sale.

That does seem like a great price. Good luck!

Oos

Ahh, appearantly this receiver does not support active subwoofer . Not sure if I want it

fistfulofdollars said:   Ahh, appearantly this receiver does not support active subwoofer . Not sure if I want it

Active subwoofers generally have speaker level inputs, meaning that you could run an extra pair of speaker cables in parallel with your L/R mains to the active sub.

Granted, it is superior to have a line-level output from the receiver.

oos...argh

fistfulofdollars said:   Ahh, appearantly this receiver does not support active subwoofer . Not sure if I want it

This same system was $199 at woot about two weeks ago and I picked one up. The subwoofer that comes with it is passive, but is surprisingly powerful. I replaced a similar Sony system that had an active subwoofer, and this one has much more bass.

If they come back in stock, I'd definitely recommend getting one. These were $399 at Best Buy just last week. I can't imagine anywhere will sell these cheaper.

One word of advice for those who do get this. Onkyo's surge/short protection circuitry is pretty sensitive, so when hooking up your speakers, make sure there are no stay wire stands touching the other wire or connection. I think I had a stray stand when I first hooked mine up, which tripped the circuitry and kept shutting it off when I'd turn it on (even after removing the speakers/wires)

cremefilled said:   fistfulofdollars said:   Ahh, appearantly this receiver does not support active subwoofer . Not sure if I want it

Active subwoofers generally have speaker level inputs, meaning that you could run an extra pair of speaker cables in parallel with your L/R mains to the active sub.

Granted, it is superior to have a line-level output from the receiver.


I already have an existing Onkyo set up with Onkyo SR-TX605 with 5.1 speaker set up and SKW-530 active sub-woofer. SKW-530 does not have active level speaker inputs that take L/R

The reason I jumped on this deal is because I thought I could use the receiver with my existing speaker setup, which I absolutely love. SR-TX605 that I have has been bought used a year and half ago, so far no major issues, however occasionally it drops sound/picture for a second or two.. once every 6 hours of playing. Not a big deal. However I was thinking that I could upgrade the receiver and this receiver is a step-up in every other category except for the 5.1 (which is adequate for me) and passive sub-woofer issue (3D, more wattage, Audio Return not to mention warranty and NEW receiver replacing 6 year old receiver). May be I need to research in to another sub-woofer that has speaker level inputs (used) or test passive sub-woofer like TerpBE suggested below.

TerpBE said:   

One word of advice for those who do get this. Onkyo's surge/short protection circuitry is pretty sensitive, so when hooking up your speakers, make sure there are no stay wire stands touching the other wire or connection. I think I had a stray stand when I first hooked mine up, which tripped the circuitry and kept shutting it off when I'd turn it on (even after removing the speakers/wires)


Can you please elaborate?

Based on what I understand from above, I should be very careful to not touch wires for different speakers (stray) while connecting speakers. Right?

Specifically I meant touching the two wires from the same speaker. It's probably no issue I'd you're using the wires they supply, because they have soldered ends, but I was using regular speaker wire, and I think one of the strands was touching the connection for the other wire when I turned it on. Generally it won't be a problem, but it can't hurt to be more careful than I was.

fistfulofdollars said:   Got in the deal in the last second possible, before it says soldout online. Not sure if they honor, seems too good of price. May be a price mistake??. Not sure if this will be honored? Oh Well.. Do not need this, will be glad if order is honored.

So what's your point?



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