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Sony Black Book Shelf Pair Speakers - SS-B3000

Abt Model: SSB3000 | UPC Code: 027242712836
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120W Maximum Input Power/ 8" Kevlar H.O.P. Woofer/ 3-1/4" Enhanced H.O.P. Cone Mid Driver/ 1" Nano Fine Balanced Dome Tweeter/ Black Finish/ Price Per Pair
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SSB3000 - Sony Black Book Shelf Speakers

Features:

  • 8" Newly Developed Kevlar H.O.P. Woofer
  • 3-1/4" Enhanced H.O.P. Cone - Mid Driver
  • 1" Nano Fine® Balanced Dome Tweeter
  • Sound Reproduction to 50kHz (for High Resolution Audio)
  • 120W Maximum Input Power

Specifications:

Audio

  • Frequency Range: up to 50 kHz
  • Bass Driver(s): Yes (Enhanced H.O.P. Cone)
  • Nano-Fine® Balanced Dome Tweeter: Yes

Speaker

  • Frequency Response: 50 - 50,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Power Requirements: 120W
  • Quantity (Packaged): 2
  • Quantity of Tweeters: 1
  • Sensitivity: 88 dB
  • Speaker Terminal Type: Push Type
  • Woofer Size(s): 8"
  • Quantity of Woofer(s): 1
  • Mid Range Size(s): 3"
  • Tweeter Size: 1"

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 9-7/16"
  • Height: 20-7/8"
  • Depth: 10-3/8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 35 lbs
  • Dimensional Shipping: 44 lbs
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Frequency Response50Hz - 50kHz
Enclosure MaterialWood
Enclosure TypeBass Reflex (Ported)
Impedance8 Ohms
LightweightNo
Magnetic shieldingNo
Midrange Size (inches)3.25
Power120W
Sensitivity88dB spl (2.83 V/m)
Speaker Design3-Way
Speaker TypeBookshelf
Tweeter Size (inches)1
Woofer Size (inches)8
Height (inches)20.88
Width (inches)9.44
Depth (inches)10.38
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Sony Black Book Shelf Pair Speakers
 
4.7

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (10)
  • Durable (7)
  • Easy to set up (6)
  • Easy to setup (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Improving sound (6)
    • Surround sound speakers (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Audiophile (6), Practical (6), Tech savvy (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Reviewed by 24 customers

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    4.0

    power

    By oldies guy

    from long island, n.y.

    About Me Audiophile

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Unstable

      Best Uses

      • Improving Sound

      Comments about Sony Black Book Shelf Pair Speakers:

      great sounding bass. but speaker moves when played at high volumes

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      bett er than expected

      By sotor562

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Sony Black Book Shelf Pair Speakers:

      Crisp sound. I think I got what I paid for but would have liked a woofer that could handle more bass.

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Sound Great!

      By Doug the budget audiophile guy

      from Chicago

      About Me Audiophile

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Economical
      • Sound Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony Black Book Shelf Pair Speakers:

          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!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Sony Bookshelf Speaker Set

          By APhile Raven

          from Tucson, AZ

          About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony Black Book Shelf Pair Speakers:

              Speakers fro new office area. Very pleased

              Service and delivery comments:

              On time. When I ordered, they were back ordered (10 days). Delivery was within 4 days!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              So close Sony. Good speakers that could be great.

              By NuSoardGraphite

              from Float Temple

              Comments about Sony Black Book Shelf Pair Speakers:

              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!)

              Comment on this review

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Double Up and blow the house down!

              By HappyPappy

              from Fargo, ND.

              Comments about Sony Black Book Shelf Pair Speakers:

              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.

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              5.0

              GREAT SOUND

              By GRNEYED

              from CHICAGO, IL

              About Me Technically Challenged

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sony Black Book Shelf Pair Speakers:

                  LARGE LIVING ROOM AND SOUNDS GREAT.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Wow

                  By poolboy

                  from Kentucky, Go Blue!

                  About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Improving Sound
                    • Saving Space

                    Comments about Sony Black Book Shelf Pair Speakers:

                    Excellent sound!!

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Speakers were at my door the very next day!!!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Home Theater Speakers

                    By Minorityof1

                    from Undisclosed

                    Comments about Sony Black Book Shelf Pair 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.

                    Comment on this review

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good overall

                    By rjsmitty

                    from Chicago, IL

                    Comments about Sony Black Book Shelf Pair Speakers:

                    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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