5.1 Ch Home Theater Speaker Package
Thank you for purchasing an Onkyo home theater
speaker package. Please read this manual thoroughly
before using your new speakers. Following the
instructions in this manual will enable you to obtain
optimum performance and listening enjoyment from
your speaker package.
Please retain this manual for future reference.
Important Safeguards ..................... 2
Precautions ..................................... 3
Introduction ..................................... 4
Package Contents ........................... 4
Getting to know Your Speaker
Package ........................................ 5
Installing & Using
Various Mounting Methods ............ 6
Connecting the Speakers ............... 8
About Home Theater ....................... 9
Adjustment .................................... 10
Caring for Your Speakers.............. 10
Troubleshooting ............................ 11
1. Read Instructions All the safety and operating
instructions should be read before the appliance is
2. Retain Instructions The safety and operating
instructions should be retained for future reference.
3. Heed Warnings All warnings on the appliance and
in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
4. Follow Instructions All operating and use
instructions should be followed.
5. Cleaning Unplug the appliance from the wall out-
let before cleaning. The appliance should be cleaned
only as recommended by the manufacturer.
6. Attachments Do not use attachments not recom-
mended by the appliance manufacturer as they may
7. Water and Moisture Do not use the appliance near
water for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl,
kitchen sink, or laundry tub; in a wet basement; or
near a swimming pool; and the like.
8. Accessories Do not place the appliance on an
unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The
appliance may fall, causing serious injury to a child
or adult, and serious damage to the appliance. Use
only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table rec-
ommended by the manufacturer, or sold with the
appliance. Any mounting of the appliance should
follow the manufacturer's instructions, and should
use a mounting accessory recommended by the
9. An appliance and cart com-
bination should be moved
excessive force, and uneven
appliance and cart combina-
tion to overturn.
10. Ventilation Slots and openings in the cabinet are
provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable oper-
ation of the appliance and to protect it from over-
heating, and these openings must not be blocked or
covered. The openings should never be blocked by
placing the appliance on a bed, sofa, rug, or other
similar surface. The appliance should not be placed
in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack
unless proper ventilation is provided. There should
be free space of at least 20 cm (8 in.) and an open-
ing behind the appliance.
11. Power Sources The appliance should be operated
only from the type of power source indicated on the
marking label. If you are not sure of the type of
power supply to your home, consult your appliance
dealer or local power company.
12. Grounding or Polarization The appliance may
be equipped with a polarized alternating current line
plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other).
This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way.
This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert
the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug.
If the plug should still fail to fit, contact your electri-
cian to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat
the safety purpose of the polarized plug.
13. Power-Cord Protection Power-supply cords
should be routed so that they are not likely to be
walked on or pinched by items placed upon or
against them, paying particular attention to cords at
plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where
they exit from the appliance.
14. Lightning For added protection for the appliance
during a lightning storm, or when it is left unat-
tended and unused for long periods of time, unplug
it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or
cable system. This will prevent damage to the appli-
ance due to lightning and power-line surges.
15. Overloading Do not overload wall outlets, exten-
sion cords, or integral convenience receptacles as
this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
16. Object and Liquid Entry Never push objects of
any kind into the appliance through openings as
they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-
out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock.
Never spill liquid of any kind on the appliance.
17. Servicing Do not attempt to service the appliance
yourself as opening or removing covers may expose
you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all
servicing to qualified service personnel.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO
RAIN OR MOISTURE.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO
NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-
SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING
TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an
triangle, is intended to alert the user to
the presence of uninsulated
within the product's enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in
the literature accompanying the appliance.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE
PORTABLE CART WARNING
18. Damage Requiring Service Unplug the appli-
ance form the wall outlet and refer servicing to
qualified service personnel under the following con-
A. When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged,
B. If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen
into the appliance,
C. If the appliance has been exposed to rain or
D. If the appliance does not operate normally by
following the operating instructions. Adjust only
those controls that are covered by the operating
instructions as an improper adjustment of other
controls may result in damage and will often
require extensive work by a qualified technician
to restore the appliance to its normal operation,
E. If the appliance has been dropped or damaged in
any way, and
F. When the appliance exhibits a distinct change in
performance this indicates a need for service.
19. Replacement Parts When replacement parts are
required, be sure the service technician has used
replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or
have the same characteristics as the original part.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, elec-
tric shock, or other hazards.
20. Safety Check Upon completion of any service or
repairs to the appliance, ask the service technician to
perform safety checks to determine that the appliance
is in proper operation condition.
21. Wall or Ceiling Mounting The appliance should
be mounted to a wall or ceiling only as recom-
mended by the manufacturer.
22. Heat The appliance should be situated away from
heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves,
or other appliances (including amplifiers) that pro-
23. Liquid Hazards The appliance should not be
exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects
filled with liquids, such as vases should be placed
on the appliance.
Mount the speakers as explained in this manual. Don't
use the front speakers without their bases as damage or
injury may result.
Use commercially available speaker mounts and brack-
ets to mount the surround speakers on a wall.
2. AC Fuse
The fuse is located inside the chassis and is not userser-
viceable. If power does not come on, contact your Onkyo
authorized service station.
From time to time you should wipe off the front and rear
panels and the cabinet with a soft cloth. For heavier dirt,
dampen a soft cloth in a weak solution of mild detergent
and water, wring it out dry, and wipe off the dirt. Follow-
ing this, dry immediately with a clean cloth. Do not use
rough material, thinners, alcohol or other chemical sol-
vents or cloths since these may damage the finish or
remove the panel lettering.
Use a vacuum cleaner to remove dust from hard-to-reach
BEFORE PLUGGING IN THE UNIT FOR THE
FIRST TIME, READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION
The voltage of the available power supply differs
according to country or region. Be sure that the power
supply voltage of the area where this unit will be used
meets the required voltage (e.g., AC 230 V, 50 Hz) writ-
ten on the rear panel.
The SKS-HT230's stylish enclosures are made of aluminum and their slim design makes them ideal for use with LCD
and plasma TVs.
The SKS-HT230 is a 5.1-channel speaker package consisting of front left and right speakers, a center speaker, surround
left and right speakers, and a powered subwoofer. Simply connect the speakers to your AV amp or receiver for superb
surround sound playback.
Speaker terminals and speaker cables are color-coded for easy identification. Simply connect each speaker cable to the
same-colored speaker terminals.
Make sure your box contains all of the items below. If anything is missing, contact the nearest Onkyo dealer.
The alphabet displayed at the end of the product name found in catalogs and on package represents the color of
SKS-HT230. Though the color varies, the specifications and operations are the same.
· Front speakers
· Speaker cable for front speakers
· Front speaker bases
· Front speaker base fixing screws [
· Center speaker
· Speaker cable for center speaker
· Center speaker base
· Surround speakers
· Speaker cables for surround
speakers (9 m)
· RCA cable for subwoofer
· Spacers for wall mounting [
· Cork spacers [
(For the subwoofer)
Getting to know Your Speaker Package
A POWER switch and indicator
To turn on the SKW-150X, set the POWER switch
to the ON position (the indicator lights up).
To turn off the SKW-150X, set the POWER switch
to the OFF position (the indicator goes out).
The unit is in standby mode
Green: The unit is in operation mode
The SKW-150X automatically turns to Standby
mode when no signal has been input for about 20
minutes. The SKW-150X automatically turns on
when an input signal is detected in Standby mode.
B OUTPUT LEVEL control
This control is used to adjust the output level of the
C LINE INPUT
The RCA input should be connected to the sub-
woofer preout on your AV receiver, amp, or other
receiver with supplied RCA cable.
The Auto Standby function turns the subwoofer on when
the input signal exceeds a certain level. If the Auto
Standby function does not work reliably, try slightly
increasing or decreasing the subwoofer output level on
your receiver or amp.
1 Speaker terminals
These push terminals are for connecting the speaker
to your DVD Receiver, amp, or other receiver with
the supplied speaker cables. The supplied speaker
cables are color-coded for easy identification. Sim-
ply connect each cable to the same-colored positive
2 Keyhole slots
These keyhole slots can be used to wall-mount the
speaker either horizontally or vertically.
3 Speaker mount/bracket inserts
These threaded inserts can be used to attach the
speaker either horizontally or vertically to a speaker
mount or bracket.
Use commercially available M5 screws to attach the
speaker to a speaker mount or bracket.
4 Base inserts (other than center speaker)
These threaded inserts can be used to mount the
speaker on the supplied base (screws included).
RED : STANDBY
GREEN : ON
To AC outlet
Front, Center & Surround Speakers
(SKF-230F, SKC-230C, SKM-230S)