Sony speakers? Yes, SS-X70ED

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  1. Manuel Delaflor

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    I used to think that Sony were so so in their electronics, mid-fi at most, nothing more. I used to think that, regarding speakers, Sony was awful.

    But I have in my home a couple of their new line speakers, and I must confess Im impressed. My own speakers (the Sony's are here only for a review) are Klipsch Heresy, so everyone should know by now that Im not easily impressed, and that I value dynamics, clarity and lack of compression above all.

    The Sony's are almost a copycat of some B&W's, they share the Kevlar yellow mid driver, the tweeter above the main case in a separate chamber, their solid constuction and their curvy shape.

    The sound? almost equal to the B&W's, bright and clear, their bass is outstanding considering they sport only a 6 1/4 bass driver (right in to the 40Hz with authority).

    Im surprised to see Sony taking seriously the speakers business, and perhaps, if somebody is interested, I can give a more detailed review here in the future.
     
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  3. Manuel Delaflor

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    They surely looks sweet, and their specs seems impressive. But I will remain doubtful about them until I hear something that excels.

    So far, the Sony's I have offer good, solid sound, more than I expected, but nothing stellar or to write home about.

    They offer pretty good sound, but their limits are easily reach at about 95dB to 102dB, at least in my room. Their bass is tight and quick, but heavily emphasized.

    In the end, I feel they are ok, but then again, I compare them to Klipsch, much more sensitive, more alive, more reactive, more detailed, more dynamical speakers...

    If someone have poor designed speakers, perhaps the Sony will please him.
     
  4. Ricky_K

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    can you give a link of the sony speakers? I've looked on the sony website but I can't find that specific model which you are describing.



    What do you think about the Sony SS line up?

    (SSMF600H, SSMF400H, SSMB100H, SSMB200H, SSMB300H, ETC)

    These speakers use the H.O.P woofers and the Nano Dome tweeters. IMO, Sony is more for quanlity instead of quality. They sound great for movies but is a little lacking while playing music.
    One of my friends use the SSMF600H's for mains with the matching sony center with a part of SSMB100H as surrounds. He is driving them with a Yamaha 5540 80x5 watts RMS receiver. I think it sounds pretty decent for the price, but again, they are not that great for music.
     
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    Here's a link on those Sony speakers you're talking about from May 2002.
     
  6. Manuel Delaflor

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    Actually, a lot of Japanese electronics manufacturers makes speakers that are excellent by all accounts. Companies like Panasonic/Technics, Pioneer/TAD, JVC, and Mitsubishi/Diatone all make audiophile speakers for their home market and the European markets. They just don't import the really good stuff here to the US.
     
  8. Andrew Santos

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    i particularly like this specification:

    "Frequency Response: 40 - 70000 Hz"
    "Sound Reproduction Over 70 kHz"

    wow. like it matters. i hope they don't use that as a marketing gimmick or something.
     
  9. Manuel Delaflor

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    Andrew.

    They say the speakers are ready for the next generation audio (SACD anyone), that's why the extended response. For me, this has yet to be proven, I can't hear anything above 17Khz, so, I think is irrelevant whatever a speaker can do above that frequency...

    On the other hand, some promoters of ultra high frequencies (above 20Khz) says that just because the harmonics are there, we feel them...

    To me, is more like voodoo, but I can be wrong...
     

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