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Dolby Atmos® enabled add-on speaker modules
Our take on the Onkyo SKH-410 by Crutchfield's Dave Bar
Ease into Dolby Atmos with these add-on modules
For most home theater enthusiasts, upgrading to a Dolby Atmos surround sound system means not only adding an Atmos receiver, it also means replacing or adding new speakers. But what if you love your current speakers, and don't want to mount speakers in your ceiling to hear those cool Atmos sound effects? Here's an easy, and affordable, answer — Onkyo's SKH-410 Dolby Atmos enabled add-on speaker modules.
Bouncing off the ceiling for better surround sound
How do these compact speaker modules work? It's pretty simple. They connect to your Dolby Atmos receiver's height channels and sit on top of your existing front speakers to deliver engulfing Atmos surround sound. Each module contains a full-range 3-1/4" driver. These drivers are angled upward and feature controlled dispersion, so they can reflect sound off of your ceiling and back down to your listening positions. Use a pair of '410s with your front speakers, plus add a second pair to your rear surround speakers for an even more enveloping experience. Anti-vibration rubber feet are included to protect your speakers' finish. And Onkyo includes brackets for wall mounting your modules, if you prefer.
Added these to my old bookshelf speakers, and they've added much more clarity to the TV audio.
Anonymous, Carmichael, CA
What's in the Box:
- 2 Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers
- Two 9.75' lengths of speaker wire (bare-wire on each end)
- 2 Brackets
- 4 Screws
- 8 Rubber pads
- Dolby Atmos enabled add-on speaker modules
- designed to sit on top of floor-standing front speakers or A/V equipment cabinet (can also be wall mounted with included brackets)
- drivers are angled up to reflect sound off the ceiling, for a heightened soundstage and overhead effects
- connect to a Dolby Atmos compatible receiver's height channels
- 3-1/4" cone driver in each speaker
- sealed (acoustic suspension) enclosure
- frequency response: 90-20,000 Hz
- impedance: 6 ohms
- sensitivity: 84 dB
- rated input power: 25 watts (100 watts max)
- sturdy wood enclosures with brushed laminate finish and cloth grilles
- includes anti-vibration rubber feet and wall-mount brackets
- two 10' speaker cables included
- 4-3/4"W x 6-1/16"H x 6"D
- weight: 2.6 lbs. each
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Onkyo SKH-410 Reviews
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Dolby Atmos Enabled Speakers: The Onkyo SKH-410 speakers are a convenient and affordable way to unlock the full Dolby Atmos sound experience in your home theater. You get to keep your existing 5.1ch or 7.1ch speaker setup exactly as you like it, with no need to install in-ceiling speakers. The Onkyo SKH-410 speaker modules connect to your Dolby Atmos-compatible A/V receiver's height channels and are designed to sit on top of your floorstanding front speakers or on an entertainment unit.
Angled 3.25" Full-Range Driver: In order to reproduce these sound objects that originate from overhead (like a helicopter, raindrops, the flight of an arrow, etc.) the SKH-410 speaker modules each have an upwardly angled 3.25" full-range driver housed in the cabinet. Each speaker module bounces individually separate and distinctly coded sound effects off the ceiling and to your ears and created an overhead sonic plane, moving the sound around and above you in multidimensional space.
Heightened Sound: These speaker modules contain a Dolby Atmos-certified special network that allows the angled full-range driver to beam sound "objects" (such as birdcalls or an aircraft) off your ceiling and into your ears. The result is a multi-dimensional sound, with precisely localized effects moving over and all around you, an intensely realistic sonic experience that truly puts you in the middle of the scene.
Sealed Wood Cabinet: The speaker modules are constructed from sturdy wood and finished in black wood-grain laminate. The cabinet employs an acoustic suspension (sealed) design for accurate imaging.
Spring-Clip Speaker Terminals: The Onkyo SKH-410 speaker modules are fitted with spring-clip terminals to connect to your Dolby Atmos-enabled AV receiver's Front Height channels. Two 9.75" lengths of speaker cable are provided. The spring-clip terminals will accept bare-wire (up to 12AWG) and pin-connectors.
Mounting Options: The SKH-410 speaker modules are designed to be placed on top of your existing front speakers or AV furniture. Rubber anti-vibration feet are included to protect your speakers or furniture. The Dolby Atmos-enabled speaker modules can also be wall-mounted using the included wall-mount brackets with keyhole slots (mounting screws not included). Regardless of mounting application, the SKH-410 speakers should be placed at the front of the room, above your eye height, with the full-range driver directed at the ceiling.
System Requirements: System requirements needed for Dolby Atmos are as follows:
- Equipment Requirements: In addition to the Onkyo SKH-410 speakers and your 5.1ch or 7.1ch speaker setup, you must have a Dolby Atmos compatible receiver, and Blu-ray Disc Content encoded for Dolby Atmos (all sold separately).
- Room Requirements: The listening room ceiling should have a horizontal flat hard surface (for audio reflection) and a height of 8' to 14'.
Note: Learn more about Dolby Atmos here.
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Why did you buy this?
Turned my 5.1 surround sound system into a 7.1. Awesome!! [ Randal May 02, 2017 ]
Perceived Value. Lowest cost entry into Dolby Atmos system. [ William Mar 23, 2017 ]
Hoping to augment my old bookshelf speakers. [ Marvin Mar 12, 2017 ]
Good reviews on this item and value price. [ Joe Mar 03, 2017 ]
Purchased an Onkyo receiver and needed two high channel speakers to implement Atmos with my current 5.1 speakers. [ George Feb 07, 2017 ]
Great upgrade for the price [ Alexander Jan 12, 2017 ]
with out having heard them yet price is the only factor [ Mike Jan 12, 2017 ]
I only have a front stage setup with no back sound, so I wanted to upgrade my audio experience. [ Robert Dec 17, 2016 ]
oh wow this is from an old order. chose this pair as quick way to get atmos setup at home w/o installing into ceiling. I want to upgrade to klipsch units next for better looking gold drivers haha :) [ Philip Dec 03, 2016 ]
I've owned several Onkyo receivers, bought the overhead's based on that experience and i'm glad I did [ Kenneth B. Dec 03, 2016 ]
Wanted to get some of the Dolby Atmos effect without mounting speakers to the ceiling and these are designed to do that. [ JIM Nov 28, 2016 ]
I've never used Dolby Atmos and this seems like a nice gamble [ Joseph Nov 12, 2016 ]
More Atmos movies now. [ Hulannie Oct 23, 2016 ]
i have a onkyo surround system that i love, these speakers will complete my system. can't wait to hear how they sound. [ Benjamin Oct 12, 2016 ]
Condensing my speaker setup from 7.2, to 5.2.2. Taking advantage of the Atmos feature of my new receiver. [ Mario Sep 22, 2016 ]
I've had an older model never had a problem. [ James Sep 04, 2016 ]
based on reviews and price [ Vinnie Aug 28, 2016 ]
Manufacturer, it seems, built speakers to be compatible with amplifier. [ Jack Aug 26, 2016 ]
Free gifts are very rare. Thank you Crutchfield. [ STEVEN Aug 02, 2016 ]
To complete my home theatre setup with the Onkyo TX-838 receiver. [ John Jun 25, 2016 ]
For use with onkyo 646 receiver. [ GARY May 26, 2016 ]
Inexpensive. Using to tide me over until getting in ceiling speakers. [ Joe May 14, 2016 ]
bought a onkyo tx-646 [ Timothy Apr 22, 2016 ]
bought new onkyo receiver recently. bought speakers to use atmos system. [ LARRY J Apr 15, 2016 ]
Ordered an Atmos Receiver for my Master Bedroom, I have SSA-50 sound bar and Klipsch 12" sub, figured I would try these....not that worried about high end Atmos speakers for this room. Again this is trying it, never used ATMOS before. [ ANDREW Mar 19, 2016 ]
Lower cost, well known quality manufacturer, item in stock [ Eric Mar 15, 2016 ]
They were cheaper and I needed them for my new Dolby atoms system. [ ROBERT Mar 10, 2016 ]
I picked these speakers because I purchased an Onkyo TX-NR-636 receiver a year ago from Crutchfield and because their support is excellent. Can't beat the rewards program, free shipping, and no sales tax. [ WAYNE Mar 08, 2016 ]
to go with my new receiver. [ david Mar 03, 2016 ]
Because I upgraded to a Dolby Atmos receiver and the reviews for these were good. [ DJ FREDDY D Feb 28, 2016 ]
product quality, great price made this an excellent choice for atmos speakers. [ CARMEN Feb 24, 2016 ]
Price! and positive review... [ Kevin Feb 13, 2016 ]
I had purchased the Onkyo TX-NR646 and needed the speakers. Also I love my new Onkyo stereo. [ Matthew Feb 13, 2016 ]
First time buyer, tones of good reviews and easy return policy. Good price too, will buy all my electronic needs from you'll [ Samson de Feb 07, 2016 ]
Interested in trying Atmos. [ Jared Jan 29, 2016 ]
price [ Ken Jan 26, 2016 ]
I believe in Onkyo products,and about to upgrade my system. [ Emory Jan 25, 2016 ]
Shane (Crutchfield) suggested these. Seemed interesting. [ Paul F. Jan 22, 2016 ]
Friend of mine already has a set of these Onkyo SKH-410's and loves them. Hopefully this will be my feelings also after installing them and the new Atmos Reciever. [ WAYNE Jan 07, 2016 ]
upgraded to atmos, add on too my existing speakers without cutting into ceiling. [ Kostas Dec 29, 2015 ]
Love the brand and price [ david Dec 28, 2015 ]
Good reviews, great price. [ Mrob Dec 26, 2015 ]
I picked this because I found nothing but great reviews on this product, and I am also very happy with my other onkyo products, as well as the customer service and advice I receive from the crutchfield advisors. Will write a more detailed review once I have them hooked up and experience them first hand. [ brian Dec 15, 2015 ]
High consumer ratings, fulfill a specific need, priced reasonably. [ Steven Dec 11, 2015 ]
I'm in the process of upgrading my system to 7.2 and adding Dolby Atmos to boot. The Onkyo SKH-410 was a simple and easy addition to my Polk speaker system and Onkyo TX-NR838 receiver. Once again, Crutchfield came through with expert advice and first rate customer service. I've been a customer since 1993 and look forward to many more years with Crutchfield. [ ANTONIO G Dec 03, 2015 ]
They were recommended for adding to my current speakers for dolby atmos listening [ Ken Dec 03, 2015 ]
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Hello there. I actually found one on Amazon for a few dollars. It was neat to use to test my system. Atmos is neat. Worth my effort to install. I just wish it was on more rental Blu Ray DVDs [ Kerry Apr 13, 2017 ]
ebay [ Steven Apr 12, 2017 ]
The Onkyo skh - 410 speakers are nice little speakers, but they were not designed to be surround speakers.You would be happier with a good speaker designed for surround sound [ DONALD Apr 11, 2017 ]
These speakers are upward firing, designed to bounce sound off the ceiling. I suppose you could turn it on it's side to make it forward firing but I wonder how effective it would be in producing surround sound when mated with your other dissimilar surround speaker. [ Richard Apr 11, 2017 ]
I would assume so but I would make it temporary since they are pretty weak imo. Best of luck man and keep enjoying your toys. [ James Apr 09, 2017 ]