Top 10 Best Surround Sound Systems 2012
- 4 HDMI Inputs and 1 output with support for 3D and Audio Return Channel
- WRAT Amplifier Technology,2-Year Warranty
- Direct Digital Connection of iPod®/iPhone® via Front USB Port
- Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio
- Easy Settings Change with On Screen Display via HDMI
Welcome to Immersive, Affordable and Complete Home Theater. For small- to medium-sized rooms, you can’t go past the well-balanced and affordable HT-S3500 home theater package. Newly equipped with Onkyo’s WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology), the AVR and six-speaker set will surprise and delight with audio performance you would expect from a more expensive system. The package is easy to set up right out of the box, thanks to the intuitive HDMI®-overlaid On-Screen Display and wall-mountable speakers. Four HDMI inputs provide connectivity for BD players and gaming consoles, and there’s an Audio Return Channel to send TV audio through the receiver. Plug your iPod®/iPhone® into the front-panel USB and enjoy clear, powerful sound with an inbuilt optimizer enhancing the quality of compressed digital music. The AVR decodes Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™, and is ready for 3D games and movies. Perfect for replacing an aging system, or for your first foray into the world of home theater, the package is rounded out with a subwoofer to boost bottom-end sound.Power Output Front: 110W/Channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 1%, 1 channel driven, FTC), Center: 110W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 1%, 1 channel driven, FTC), Surround L/R: 110W/Channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 1%, 1 channel driven, FTC).Power Requirements: AC 120 V, 60Hz.What’s in the box: Onkyo HT-S3500 Home Theater Package, Remote Control, 2 x Front Speakers, Center Speaker, 2 x Surround Speakers, Subwoofer and 2-Year Warranty.
- 1000W, 5.1 channel, Wi-Fi, 3D1 Blu-ray disc home theater system
- Premium 2-way front speakers, wireless rear speakers
- Dual-HDMI Inputs; 1-HDMI output
home theater system that provides vibrant 5.1 channel, 1000 Watts (167W x 5 + 165W) HD surround sound, and Full HD 1080p Blu-ray Disc movies. Coupled with the reduced clutter of wireless rear surround sound speakers, you will get the authentic cinematic experience that will make your living room come to life. The combination of 3D movies and Full 1080p HD video will make you feel like you’re in the middle of the action. You can even enjoy standard DVDs in near HD quality, and convert those movies into 3D to enjoy an exciting, immersive world right at home. photos and shows wirelessly with the ease of built-in Wi-Fi. Now you can connect to the Internet and enjoy your favorite content without the hassles
of network cables.
- 1000 Watts
- 3D Blu-ray
- Built-in Wifi
- Wireless rear speakers
- Web broswer
With the power of this 5.1 channel, 1000-watt home theater, you can also enjoy Samsung’s crystal amp plus technology. With crystal amp plus, HD quality sound is added to your 3D experience, filtering sound sources twice to minimize distortion and produce crystal-clear sound. Built-in WiFi allows you to browse the web right on the big screen without a wired connection. Wireless rear speakers are also included.
- Four cube speaker arrays
- One horizontal center channel speaker
- Designed to work with your 5.1-channel components
- Powered Acoustimass® module
The Bose Acoustimass 10 Series IV home entertainment speaker system brings 5.1-channel sound to your movies and music. Connect it to your home theater receiver and enjoy Bose quality sound. his system includes an Acoustimass bass module, four Direct/Reflecting Cube speakers, and a center channel speaker. The Acoustimass 10 Series IV speaker system is engineered to fill the room with beautiful sound, not bulky speakers. You can hide the Acoustimass module virtually anywhere in the room, and you experience dramatic sound that all seems to come from the small speaker arrays. Two downward-firing drivers in the Acoustimass module give you powerful performance for the lowest audible notes and effects. The module features technology that minimizes audible distortion. The horizontal center-channel speaker complements flat-panel TVs and blends nicely into your decor.
- Stainless Mesh Front Tallboy Speakers
- Wi-Fi Built-In, Universal iPod Dock
- HDMI Input x2/ x1Output
Panasonic Blu-ray Disc home theaters have been developed under the concept of reproducing an ideal theater-like surround sound environment. The SC-BTT490 employs advanced technologies to reproduce clearer, enhanced theater-like surround sound to skillfully match high-quality 3D imagery. It features a down firing subwoofer and Full HD 3D Blu-ray Disc playback. The integration of smart networking functions including Smartphone remote control, DLNA, Wireless LAN, digital music connection for iPod/iPhone and VIERA Connect complements traditional home entertainment for an enriched, user-friendly audio/video experience. The BTT490 is equipped with two HDMI inputs in addition to one HDMI output for gaming consoles and set-top box connections and allows signals from connected devices to pass through the unit even when the home theater system is turned off.
- 5-channel powerful surround sound (100W per Channel)
- HD Audio format decoding: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio; Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
- 4K pass-through for next generation super high resolution images
- Front panel USB Digital Connection for iPod and iPhone
- YPAO sound optimization for automatic speaker setup
The YHT-497 Home Theater System includes essential capabilities for high definition home audio video enjoyment, offering popular features like USB input for iPhone and color on-screen display, as well as a 5.1 channel speaker system with a powerful 100W subwoofer. This system is also ready for the future with sophisticated technologies like 4k video pass-through and ECO mode for lower power consumption. The Yamaha YHT-497 5.1-Channel Home Theater System includes the all-new Yamaha RX-V373 Receiver, the sleek new NS-PZ40 5-Channel speaker system, and the powerful Yamaha NS-SW40 100-Watt subwoofer. This AV receiver provides advanced HDMI features including 4K pass-through. 4K refers to four times the resolution of a 1080p display. While not yet available, 4K displays and sources are sure to become popular in the future. This receiver is capable of passing the 4K data from the source to the display, for image clarity far beyond present standards.
- 300-Watt RMS power delivers great sound for movies and music
- Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD for high fidelity surround sound
- Exposed speaker drivers for powerful surround sound
Be enthralled by 3D movies in your own living room on a Full HD 3D TV. Active 3D uses the latest generation of fast switching displays for real life depth and realism in full 1080 x 1920 HD resolution. By watching these images through special glasses with right and left lenses that are timed to open and close in synchrony with alternating images, the full HD 3D viewing experience is created. Premium 3D movie releases on Blu-ray offer a wide, high quality selection of content. Blu-ray also delivers uncompressed surround sound for an unbelievably real audio experience.
8. Denon DHT-1513BA Total 650 Watt 5.1 Channel Home Theater System with Boston Acoustics Premium Speaker System
- Fully discrete power amplifiers for all 5 channels (110 W x 5 ch, 6ohm 1kHz 0.7%). Delivers the legendary sound quality you’ve come to expect from Denon. 75W x 5 ch, 8ohm 20-20kHz 0.08%)
- 3D pass-through technology Enjoy 3D video entertainment with dynamic surround sound.
- 4 x HDMI in / 1 x HDMI out Lets you connect your HDMI-equipped devices with a single cable. Enjoy high definition audio and video.
- Front Panel HDMI Input Provides an easy connection for quick hookup and playback of your HDMI-equipped portable devices.
- Graphic User Interface – Our intuitive user interface makes installing and using your Denon receiver so simple. A Premium Boston Acoustics Home Theater Speaker System brings you a dramatic theater-quality surround sound experience.
The DHT-1513BA is a total 650W power HTiB system that lets you enjoy exciting 3D theater entertainment when you connect a 3D TV and a Blu-ray disc player. For the ultimate surround experience, we have paired the high performance AVR-1513 A/V home theater receiver with the top-performing MCS 160 surround sound speaker system from Boston Acoustics. The AVR-1513 includes 1080p-compatible HDMI ports with 3D pass-through (4 in / 1 out), HD Audio decoding. The AVR-1513 provides a generous supply of 4 HDMI inputs, including 1 on the front. The front input can be used to connect mobile device such as a camcorder or tablet, allowing you to immediately enjoy videos, photos, and music. The MCS160 speaker system includes compact front, center, and surround speakers and a powerful compact subwoofer.
- HDMI® v.1.4a with 3-d, deep color and audio return channel (ARC)
- Four dual midrange satellite speakers
- Dedicated dual midrange center speaker
- 200-watt powered subwoofer
- Automatic playlist function
If you want that true 3-D movie-theatre experience from a system that won’t take up a lot of room, look no further than the BDS 770. This integrated system offers full-size performance in a space-saving form styled to complement any décor. From 3-D movies to digital files playable through the USB port, the 3-D Blu-ray DiscTM receiver enables picture-perfect viewing, while four satellite speakers, one centre speaker and a powered subwoofer guarantee true 5.1-channel movie surround sound the way it was meant to be heard. The Harman Kardon® BDS 770 is a compact 5.1-channel home theater system that will thoroughly transform your home entertainment experience. Equipped with Dolby® Digital and DTS® decoding and HDMI® v.1.4a outputs, the BDS 770 reproduces movies and music from virtually any source. Its dual midrange satellite speakers surround you with a 360-degree soundscape, and its 200-watt, downward-firing, powered subwoofer provides a deep, satisfying bass response. Along with an intuitive on-screen menu system for foolproof setup, the BDS 770 is proof that home theater systems don’t need to be large to be impressive. Harman Kardon® BDS 770 System At a Glance: Compact home theater audio system 65 watts per channel HDMI® v.1.4a with 3-d, deep color and audio return channel (ARC) Four dual midrange satellite speakers Dedicated dual midrange center speaker 200-watt powered subwoofer Easy-to-use, learning remote control
- Four high gloss satellites, one center channel and one subwoofer
- Exclusive Klipsch horn-loaded technology
- Flexible system placement
- 8-Inch down-firing, fiber composite-woofer
The Klipsch HD Theater 600 comes with four satellite speakers, a matching center channel speaker and a powerful subwoofer. It’s a complete, compact surround system that affordably adds crisp dialogue, brilliant music and explosive effects to your video content. Each speaker utilizes an exclusive Klipsch MicroTractrix horn for its .75-Inch tweeter for increased output and superior detail reproduction. The improved, 2.5-Inch long-throw IMG woofers expand midbass bandwidth, blending perfectly with the subwoofer for a system that sounds a lot larger than it is. The 8-Inch, down-firing, fiber composite-woofer can fill a room with bass that is not only heard but felt as well. The solid MDF cabinet is designed for low resonance while its bass-reflex design helps to reproduce deep bass for movie action you can feel. With volume, crossover and phase controls you can adjust for the level of bass that best matches your room. Each speaker can be positioned horizontally or vertically and comes with an adjustable wall bracket with a 40° range of motion and ¼-Inch-20-threaded inserts for optional floor-stand mounting. The center channel includes a cradle base with a 45° range of motion.
Copyright David Masters 2012