Denon AVR-X2500H AV Receiver w/ Onkyo SKS-HT588 Speaker Package 5.1.2 + Free cable bundle worth £142.99 - £699 @ Exceptional AV
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Denon AVR-X2500H AV Receiver w/ Onkyo SKS-HT588 Speaker Package 5.1.2 + Free cable bundle worth £142.99 - £699 @ Exceptional AV

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Posted 6th Jun
The AVR-X2500H features Dolby Atmos and DTS:X — plus, the latest video technologies and full 4K video upscaling. An advanced HDMI section with 8 inputs and 2 outputs features HDCP 2.2 support on all ports. Stream Spotify®, Amazon Music, Tidal and more with HEOS technology built-in, and use your voice as the control with Amazon Alexa voice compatibility. The award-winning Denon Setup Assistant provides a seamless setup experience.

5.1.2-Channel Home Cinema Speaker System

Experience the Magic of Next-Gen Cinema Sound

This six-piece speaker package reproduces everything from multidimensional Dolby Atmos® soundtracks to MP3s streamed from your phone with utmost precision. Two-way front speakers feature large paper-cone woofers and balanced-dome tweeters to articulate wide-spectrum audio with timing, clarity, and scale. They include an upfiring driver housed in a compartment in the top of the cabinet which bounces “sound objects” contained in Dolby Atmos and DTS:X™ soundtracks off the ceiling and into the audience, convincingly replicating sounds that originate from overhead. Joining two compact, wall-mountable surround-sound speakers and the dual-drive 2-Way center speaker is a powerful 10-inch subwoofer delivering up to 80 W of wall-shaking bass. Finished in elegant black hairline, the SKS-HT588 package is the most convenient way to get immersed in next-generation cinema sound magic.
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Is the speaker set better than the mass monitor audio 5.1???
Debating getting this to replace my samsung k950....
If this is anything like the ht-s9800thx that I just got, then this will be a great system.
These will go great with my Yakult telly, cheers OP.
Questionable whether the speakers are worth anywhere near the £350 tbh.
cicobuff06/06/2019 15:44

Questionable whether the speakers are worth anywhere near the £350 tbh.


Exactly my thoughts. Great amp that won't reach near potential with these speakers in my opinion. Decent starter set though.
Latterman06/06/2019 16:24

Exactly my thoughts. Great amp that won't reach near potential with these …Exactly my thoughts. Great amp that won't reach near potential with these speakers in my opinion. Decent starter set though.


Whats a decent set to go with this
Latterman06/06/2019 16:24

Exactly my thoughts. Great amp that won't reach near potential with these …Exactly my thoughts. Great amp that won't reach near potential with these speakers in my opinion. Decent starter set though.



I'm not so sure...you can buy the receiver for £350 leaving the £350 to pick and choose a better starter setup of speakers or an even better set second hand.

Even Richer Sounds Wharfedale 220 standmounts (£99), Wharfedale Diamond 9.0 as rears (£49), Cambridge Audio SX70 Centre (£99) and Yamaha NSSW050 Sub (£119) would be a better bet.
cicobuff06/06/2019 16:35

I'm not so sure...you can buy the receiver for £350 leaving the £350 to p …I'm not so sure...you can buy the receiver for £350 leaving the £350 to pick and choose a better starter setup of speakers or an even better set second hand.Even Richer Sounds Wharfedale 220 standmounts (£99), Wharfedale Diamond 9.0 as rears (£49), Cambridge Audio SX70 Centre (£99) and Yamaha NSSW050 Sub (£119) would be a better bet.


How about upfiring
gatlanda06/06/2019 16:59

How about upfiring



Much better off adding those later than having the gimmick of a speaker with integrated 'height', take a look at this article....

audioholics.com/fre…ing
Edited by: "cicobuff" 6th Jun
Nice enough deal but these speakers aren't up to much. If this is all you have to spend I'd personally start with the AVR and a decent set of front and centre speakers, then you can add sub, rears and Atmos further down the line. I looked at the all in one Onkyo box with them last year and ultimately spent £300 more on the previous version of this Denon and a Q Acoustics 5.1 setup, then added Atmos speakers later. My reasoning was why waste money on something I would likely upgrade later down the line. Saying that, I'm already looking at even replacing the Q Acoustics sub with a BK or something else that drops below 20hz.
Edited by: "anlygi" 6th Jun
anlygi06/06/2019 17:41

Nice enough deal but these speakers aren't up to much. If this is all you …Nice enough deal but these speakers aren't up to much. If this is all you have to spend I'd personally start with the AVR and a decent set of front and centre speakers, then you can add sub, rears and Atmos further down the line. I looked at the all in one Onkyo box with them last year and ultimately spent £300 more on the previous version of this Denon and a Q Acoustics 5.1 setup, then added Atmos speakers later. My reasoning was why waste money on something I would likely upgrade later down the line. Saying that, I'm already looking at even replacing the Q Acoustics sub with a BK or something else that drops below 20hz.


How about the wharfedale dx2's?
gatlanda06/06/2019 17:55

How about the wharfedale dx2's?



I can't comment on them directly, and wouldn't like to as I haven't heard them. I only had the Q Acoustics to compare and I'm no expert, just a geek who did his homework and demoed before spending what is fair amount of money for me on a surround system! I'd imagine they would be a step up, certainly in build. A friend has a Wharfedale Diamond 5.1 setup and it sounds fantastic, though they're more pricey than the DX-2. You'd need to add Atmos obviously.

If you get the bug you'll probably upgrade anything you buy anyway! I'm buying a new house next year and will be installing ceiling speakers and will certainly install wiring for an extra two Atmos speakers while I'm at it and that will be an AVR upgrade!
anlygi06/06/2019 17:41

Saying that, I'm already looking at even replacing the Q Acoustics sub …Saying that, I'm already looking at even replacing the Q Acoustics sub with a BK or something else that drops below 20hz.


Stop looking and do it, you'll be staggered at what you've been missing especially if you have room for one of their 12” ones. BK are as cheap as you can get a sub worth buying and for most you'll never need anything more... unless you get the bug of course and then it's multiple subs and much bigger money.
gatlanda06/06/2019 17:55

How about the wharfedale dx2's?


If you are dead set against getting either standmount or floorstanding speakers/don't have the room for anything better then reviews suggest you wouldn't do better sub £500.
Worth noting that they are also selling this bundle with the Wharfedale DX-2s for the same price, given those speakers seem to be £50 more than the Onkyo everywhere, that looks like a better deal on paper, provided you’re happy to go without or add Atmos separately.
Anyone tried this upfiring Atmos Vs speakers place on side ceiling, can you tell the difference
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