Suggestions on Sony Speakers for a Home Theater Setup?

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  1. Jason_A

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    I have narrowed it down to these Sony speakers. I am assuming they are new because there is no reviews on them anyhwere.
    Sony:
    SSM-F400H - Front Left, Right
    SS-CN495H - Center
    SSM-B300H - Rear
    SA-WM40 - Sub
    Jason
     
  2. Rob Robinson

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    Why Sony?
     
  3. Ken Seeber

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    The Sony sub is pretty amazing bang for the buck. Bat as for the other speakers, I have to agree with Rob. You can do much, much better for the money.
     
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    Hey guys let's not forget that not everyone here is looking for the most elite bad-a** system.
    What Jason has chosen I'm sure will sound great and best of all he won't have to break the bank (all for under $400) to enjoy some 5.1 DVD's. They are far from the Kraco speaker days.
    Not everyone has the desire or budget to spent a mini fortune on some of the stuff we around here seem to obsess about at times ("you must buy better or your system will suck" etc etc).
    Jason, I say go for it, invite some friends over after it's set up and crank up a good DVD and enjoy!!
    Good luck
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  5. JackJD

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    I have to agree that sony is definitely not the brand to go with for speakers, even if looking for lower priced speakers... You can do much better for the dough. Audition JBL, Yamaha, or Energy for lower end price/quality. -JD
     
  6. Albert M

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    You might want to check out the JBL NSP1 speaker set, they can be found for around the same price as the sony speakers.
     
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  8. Rob Robinson

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    In addition to the JBL set, Harman Kardon makes a $400 HTIB box set that I've had very good luck with.
    It's not about $$$$$$$.
    I just think for speakers you can do better than Sony for the exact same price.
     
  9. Albert M

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    Rob, I think you are talking about the Harmon Kardon HKTS-2 speaker set. Because he lives in Vegas, he can get the HKTS-2 set at www.acousticsounddesign.com for $339. No shipping charge because they are located in Vegas.
     
  10. Thomas_Berg

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    i agree with the above and second the JBL NSP1 speaker package. i saw it for $277 the other day, and it includes 5 speakers. go with the Sony sub you listed...it is great bang for the buck.
    IMHO Sony can't make speakers to save its life. a guy downstairs has some Sony towers and my Cambridge SoundWorks cubes sound better. just my $.02
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  11. Chuck Frady

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    Once upon a time, Sony actually made a decent speaker. I still have a pair of their "transmission Line" of tower speakers. Solid wood cabinets, three way design with awesome bass response from a smallish 6" speaker. It's all in the cabinet. These cost me about $1200 back about 10 years ago, and they have held out very well. They are no longer being used as a primary speaker, but I was hard pressed to replace these since they sounded soo nice. I eventually went with a complete setup of Energy Concerto towers and bookshelf speakers.
    These days, Sony makes speakers that are really no better than cheap Kenwood's, low end Pioneer, Yamaha, etc. These are made for those stereo rack systems that are still being sold.
    Better to spend the $500 or so on some Energy's, JBL, and others that have been mentioned. Remember, do not pay retail Brick and Mortar prices for your speakers. The margin on speakers at these stores is usually a 100% markup.
     

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