Rockville Theater In-Home Sound System

Last updated: April 20, 2021

The Rockville Home Theater System's five speakers and a subwoofer give you powerful audio, whether you're listening to music or watching movies. You can adjust the audio on each speaker to find the exact sound levels you want. You can pump up the volume without having to worry about distortion at higher ranges, as you get with other surround sound systems.

We looked at the top In-Home Sound Systems and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best In-Home Sound System you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: When it comes to audio, everyone has unique preferences, and the Rockville Home Theater System lets you adjust the sound to get your desired results.

In our analysis of 113 expert reviews, the Rockville Home Theater System placed 12th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Rockville HTS56 5.1 Channel Home Theater System is the solution to your surround sound needs. The system is capable of 1000 watts peak power and 500 watts program, with 250 watts continuous RMS. We tested this system and it really hurt our ears. It’s crazy loud! This complete home theater system features two full range 3” front speakers, two full range 3” rear speakers, a center speaker, and an 8” subwoofer. The speaker cabinets are made of strong MDF material and not particleboard like some systems out there. Each speaker has its own volume control so they can be adjusted independently. We include long length cables with RCA connectors. This allows you to quickly and easily mount the speakers wherever you want. One thing worth mentioning about conventional 5.1 channel systems is that when you play music using bluetooth or the radio or even other non HD sources you only get sound out of the two front speakers. With the Rockville HTS56 you can listen to music using any source and all 5 of the speakers and the subwoofer will always play together. You will get surround sound whether you are listening to music, watching a movie, or using the radio. The 8” subwoofer provides super clear deep, rich bass with no rattling or discernible distortion even at high volumes. It has a built in media player/receiver with digital readout, a 5-band EQ, FM radio, Bluetooth, SD/USB input, and two ¼” MIC inputs with echo control for Karaoke on the front. On the rear you have 5 RCA audio outputs, 6 RCA DVD audio inputs, 2 RCA AUX inputs, and an FM antenna input. There are also 5 RCA inputs to power each speaker’s LED. A full function remote control is included so you never have to leave the comfort of your chair. The system also features an LED light system with multiple modes. The subwoofer LEDs can be set to blink to the beat, look like an EQ spectrum analyzer, or change colors (constant or cycle). The satellite speakers have cool blue LEDs that can be turned on or off.

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Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

It is designed with the durable MDF wood and plastic, so the overall quality of it is ensured.
Volume of each of the speaker in this sound system can be adjusted individually to have better level of sound customization. This sound system comes with an 8” subwoofer that has a built in receiver.
Investing hard on the design, Rockville introduces strong, first-class MDF wood cabinets with plastic mesh-like front panels for each speaker.
Absolutely love this sound system especially the value for product. The assembly was a little difficult since the corda are not color coated with the back but other than that it is an awesome system!
The included five speakers and subwoofer put out huge wattage, with more than enough energy to rattle the windows.
We like that the set includes mounting kits, so you can get the speakers off the floor.
Its 8-inch subwoofer delivers rich, clear and deep bass with no discernible distortion or rattling even at elevated volumes.

What reviewers didn't like

There is no HDMI connectivity and for that very reason you need a converter to connect it to your TV.
Unfortunately, that’s not even remotely true.
Lacks optical audio connection
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