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The Onkyo SKS-HT540 Home Theater System Is Your LOUD-NOISES Deal of the Day

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I heard about this great practical joke wherein you get a length of rope and go to any street with a corner building. You flag down a passerby and ask her to hold one end of the rope. You say, "Just stand here and hold the rope taut, and I'm going to walk around the corner with it to measure something." Then you walk around the building and flag another passerby. You say, "Sorry to bother you, but my friend is holding the other end of this rope around the corner and we're trying to measure something. Can you stand here and hold the rope taut while I go around?" After both people are in place you walk away. Perfect. Another good practical joke is to crank up your Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker System and blast the crap out of your best friend, who is napping on your couch in an attempt to recover from all of the fun you had with the rope trick. -LN

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DISCUSSION

I actually have that speaker set and it is pretty decent.

I originally had it paired up with an Onkyo TX-SR606 receiver, which sounded pretty good as a combo.

The only negative things I can really say about the speakers is that they aren't super clear in highs, and the subwoofer made a lot of port noise. ('Chuffing')

Replaced the sub with a Klipsch RSW-10D and the receiver with a Yamaha RX-V671 and life is good. Next thing is to replace the Fronts with Klipsch RF-62s :)