RCA RT2500 Home Theater in a Box

RT2500

The RCA Home Theatre In A Box product lets you transform your current home entertainment center into a system with the big sound you'd expect to hear at a theater. Six speakers give you Dolby Digital surround sound from all directions. A powerful subwoofer delivers those thundering bass sounds that you can feel all over. Other features include an AM/FM stereo tuner, enhanced jack pack, preset scan, and the RCA 53 button Universal remote. Easy to install and easy to use.

User Reviews (2)

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hilo4321   Audio Enthusiast [Dec 01, 2006]
Strength:

-good receiver with many inputs
-1/4 inch headphone out on front
-solid mids
-pretty good highs
-many modes

Weakness:

-the "subwoofer"
-buy a replacement if you care at all about bass strength (sw315 is awesome)

so here's the deal, this isn't exactly what you'd call a top of the line system, but i received it when i was rather young as a christmas present..maybe my only present that year? it was amazing. but to be fair, i can no longer call it amazing, but i really can support this system, given one condition...that you never plug the subwoofer in and buy a different one immediately upon purchasing this setup. i suggest looking into purchasing the yamaha sw315, which i recently acquired for about 200 dollars. im still shocked that a low-budget system such as this still has such a solid base (not bass). the mids are solid, and as long as you up the treble a good bit, the highs are nice as well.

another point here is the receiver. it is actually a really high quality receiver, and it continues to impress me as far as features, and its perfect match with the speakers provided. it can get quite loud without distortion. it also has many inputs, more than your average midrange receiver. it has 4 video/audio inputs (one on front)(all of which have svideo and route into your tv), a tape in/out, a cd in, am/fm tuner, and tv audio in. the only real drawback is if you are looking to buy a new hdtv, you will be unable to route the video through the receiver, unless of course you reaaally want to use svideo...

should you buy it? well, if youre looking for a well setup that you are willing to shell out more cash for a decent subwoofer, or you arent all that concerned about bass, then absolutely.

youd be hard-pressed to find a better system at this price point

also, my ratings are based on the class they are in: low-priced

4 stars due to lack of a rea subwoofer

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OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Brandon   Casual Listener [Jun 29, 2003]
Strength:

convincing sound from movies and games in Dolby Surround and Dolby Digital, TONS of connections and MODES on the reciever.(ex. CD, TAPE, VCR (2 Inputs) + many more)

Weakness:

BAD NEWS: I know for a fact that this reciever was programmed incorrectly when listening to a game or DVD played back on the reciever in DTS. Dolby Digital encoding is fine, but where is the BASS from the subwoofer in DTS. The clarity in DTS is there (sharpness in sound), but when it comes to explosions, NO BASS WHAT SO EVER, even when experimenting with all the settings on the reciever.

Man, this system will blow you away. It has the ability to decode Dolby Digital and DTS formats. It also has a 6 channel input, and a jack for a extra subwoofer. With the 200-watt subwoofer that comes with it, and 100 watts per speaker (center, left, right, left surround, and right surround), you will think you are at a real movie theater.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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