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Kenwood HTB-205

Kenwood HTB-205
alaScore 73

23 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Kenwood HTB-205. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Kenwood HTB-205 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Kenwood HTB-205


alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Kenwood HTB-205 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kenwood HTB-205 Dolby Digital/DTS Home Theater SystemKenwood HTB-205 Dolby Digital/DTS Home Theater System

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (

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Kenwood HTB-205 - home theater system

Affordable; 100-watt-per-channel receiver; potent subwoofer; AM/FM tuner.

Hollow sound; flyweight satellites; no S-Video switching.

Kenwood's powerful receiver and hunky sub are excellent, but the satellites just don't cut it.

Feb, 2003

Consumer review (

Great Price; Great Sound


INTRO: I bought a Sony 24in. screen TV [see review here] and decided that a surround system would be really nice with DVD movies and my XBOX ...

excellent value for the price. Great sound with my particular setup

subwoofer vibration doesn't surround very well, poorly designed remote control

Dec, 2009

Consumer review (

Not what I expected


nice price

no powered subwoofersouround speakers are too small

Apr, 2005

Consumer review (

One of the best for this price


Very nice sound ; two s-video inputs ; optical, coaxial audio inputs

Sub, though good, is not powered (it's passive) ; no component inputs/splitters

Nov, 2003

Consumer review (

Kenwood HTB-205 Theater System


exceptional value for 250

subwoofer pops if too loud in digital mode

Mar, 2003

Consumer review (

This is worth looking at


OK, here's the deal on this unit. I purchased mine at Best Buy for $249 which included a $25 BBC gift card. So I basically paid $225 plus tax. The next system up as far as I can tell is about $400. So if you're looking for something decent on the low...

exceptional value for 250

subwoofer pops if too loud in digital mode

Mar, 2003

Consumer review (

If you want Top-Dollar Sound on a Bottom-Dollar Budget...


Amazing Features for the Price/Great Sound

No S-Video Inputs

Jan, 2003

Consumer review (

Kenwood HTB-205 - Nice System


This is my very first Home Theater System and I must say I am very happy with it. I read reviews here and other places. I looked at different systems in this price range and decided to go with the Kenwood. I'm glad I did. As I said this is my first...

Alot of bang for the buck

Somewhat difficult to operate for a novice

Jan, 2003

Consumer review (

Best Value


The Kenwood HTB-205 home theater system is most definitely one of the best values available. As with any sound system that costs less than $1,000, it has its problems… but you get quite a bit for the price. I have it connected to everything I own, ...

Power, flexibility, and value

Speaker quality, ease-of-use, short wiring

Jan, 2003

Consumer review (

Best Value


Power, flexibility, and value.

Speaker quality, ease-of-use, short wiring.

Jan, 2003

Product Specifications

The HTB-205 combines easy set-up with awesome surround sound. A powerful receiver (100 Watts x 6 channels) is the system's command center, providing Dolby Digital, DTS, and Dolby Pro Logic II decoding for intensely great surround sound, and it's perfect for reproducing your music as well. Five full-range speakers (left, center, right, and two surround speakers) and an 8" subwoofer fill your viewing room with sound, faithfully reproducing all of a movie's dialogue, music, and sound effects. A Kenwood system remote is included.


Output Power / Total:600Watt

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS decoder
Components:AV receiver / Speaker system
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Sound Effects:Bass Boost
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Type:Home theater system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None


Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes


Type: None


Manufacturer:Kenwood Corporation
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Kenwood HTB

MD System

Type: None




Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Type: None