Onkyo HT-S5700 Home Theater-in-a-Box System - Product Profile

Onkyo HT-S5700 Home Theater-in-a-Box - Front and Rear Views. Image provided by Onkyo USA

So, you are watching that really nice large screen 1080p or 4K Ultra HD TV, but you still haven't settled on the best way to get that home theater audio experience. However, you don't want to spend a lot of money, but you want something that is a big leap over those built-in TV speakers.

On the one hand, you have checked out various sound bars and under-TV audio systems, but there is still something missing: that room-filling surround sound.

Well, if you are on a budget, don't fret, one possible solution for you might be the Onkyo HT-S5700 Home Theater-in-a-Box System.

First up, the HTS-5700 package includes a 5.2 channel receiver (HT-R593).

The receiver has all the connections you need: 6 3D pass-through , Audio Return Channel, and 4K pass-through compatible HDMI inputs. The HT-R593 does not provide 1080p or 4K upscaling.

Additional connections include composite and component (for video) as well as analog stereo, digital coaxial, digital optical for audio. A front mounted USB port provides access to music files from iPods, iPhones, or USB flash drives.

Also, for added physical connection flexibility, the HT-R593 provides a preamp line-out for Zone 2 operation. To use this option, you much connect the Zone 2 preamps to an additional amplifier, as well as additional speakers. However, this allows you run a stereo Zone 2 and a full 5.1 channel system in different rooms at the same time, playing different sources.

In addition, there are two subwoofer outputs (one subwoofer is provided). In most cases, one subwoofer is more than enough - but it you desire more, or have larger room, you can add a second one.

The HT-R593 receiver is also network-enabled with both Ethernet and Wifi connectivity for accessing music files on your local network, or listening to music streaming services such as Pandora, Spotify, Sirius/XM, Slacker, Aupeo!, and TuneIn. The HT-R593 is also compatible with several hi-res audio formats via Local Network or USB including: DSD and FLAC. For additional content access flexibility, the receiver also incorporates Bluetooth, which allows direct streaming from compatible portable devices, such as many smartphones and tablets.

The Speakers

To complete the HT-S5700 Home Theater-in-a-Box system, a five-channel speaker system is provided.

The speaker system incorporates 2-way bass reflex design center and main speakers with more compact full-range acoustic suspension surround speakers. As mentioned previously, Onkyo also supplies 10-inch bass reflex down-firing subwoofer.

If you are shopping for an affordable home theater package than provides the latest surround sound capabilities for a small or medium-sized room, definitely check out the Onkyo HT-S5700 as a possible solution.