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By oldies guy
from long island, n.y.
About Me Audiophile
Comments about Sony Black Book Shelf Pair Speakers:
great sounding bass. but speaker moves when played at high volumes
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
bett er than expected
Crisp sound. I think I got what I paid for but would have liked a woofer that could handle more bass.
By Doug the budget audiophile guy
I replaced Bose 201s with these Sony speakers. I was tired of hearing no bass from the Bose 201s. I read the reviews of these speakers and decided to give them a try. I am very pleased. They sound extremely good. The balance of low mid and high frequencies is fantastic. The more I play them, the better they sound. I listen to a variety of music, and all of it benefits from the wonderful speakers. For the price, I don't think you can find better speakers.
Service and delivery comments:
I ordered the speakers on line and picked them up at the Abt store. The service was great. Unbelievably, I had never purchased from Abt before. I will be back!
Sony Bookshelf Speaker Set
By APhile Raven
from Tucson, AZ
About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy
Speakers fro new office area. Very pleased
On time. When I ordered, they were back ordered (10 days). Delivery was within 4 days!
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
So close Sony. Good speakers that could be great.
from Float Temple
For lower end speakers, you are unlikely to find a better deal than these Sony speakers. The sound is quite surprising for the price you pay and they easily match up to speakers that cost double what you normally pay for these. For the non-audiophile on a budget, I highly recommend these speakers over the competition for the sheer price to performance ratio. Sonically, these speakers are very even across the spectrum, however I feel that the tweeter on these speakers is exceptional. highs are very crisp and clear. The 8" woofers are also quite good, being able to produce fairly low frequencies (below its rated 50hz) and hits the low notes with authority producing smooth even bass. In my opinion, the weak link in this speaker is the 3 1/4" mid-driver. I feel it's not quite large enough to reproduce the lower-mid frequencies properly. I'm thinking they should have went with a 4" driver instead. Vocals are slightly muddy as there seems to be a bit of a gap between how low the mid-driver can perform and where the 8" woofer is capable of taking up the slack. Owners who are using these speakers in a 3.1 or more configuration probably won't notice because the problems are usually found in the vocal range, which would pretty much go away with the use of a center speaker. Overall, these are very nice sounding cheap speakers. True enthusiasts will look elsewhere of course, but for the lay home theater fan, these will do nicely to fill out your HT setup at home. Two thumbs up (just please, in your next speaker line, put in true crossovers and a more robust mid-driver, please Sony. Then these guys will be perfect!)
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Double Up and blow the house down!
from Fargo, ND.
I have a 7.1 Sony receiver, and for the side, and surround speaker channels. I made a combination of two Sony # SS- B 1000, and two Sony# SS- B 3000. HOW? One SS - 1000 in series, with a SS - 3000. Then the same, with the other two. Then connect both series in parallel to the output channel. This brings an 8 ohm impedance total. Plus I am still old school, the more the speakers, the more sizes, the better quality. Most of "today's" speakers do not include mid-range speakers. No matter what you listen to. There are mid-range frequencies included. First always go to Sony, for your choice. Research the electronic math required. Then have fun!!! I hear a pin drop, to the biggest blasts. It also helps to have a couple of Sony subs hidden about.
from CHICAGO, IL
About Me Technically Challenged
LARGE LIVING ROOM AND SOUNDS GREAT.
from Kentucky, Go Blue!
About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy
Speakers were at my door the very next day!!!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great Home Theater Speakers
I added these with a center speaker (also from Sony) to complete my surround system. I was amazed at their bass and mid-range reproduction, very powerful. I don't have a sub-woofer and I don't feel like I'm missing anything. Without a center though, vocals and highs are quite muddy, so I would not recommend these for a music/stereo system (I have a dedicated audiophile set-up, these cannot even compare.) As part of a surround system though, I can't imagine there being much better for the price.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Chicago, IL
These speakers are an overall good to above average speaker. I am running them through a Pioneer SX-680, which produces some very good sound. They sound better mounted on a pedestal or table, rather than on the floor. You just aren't going to get better sound buying a cheap iHome system for the same price.
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