Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 24
Rated 5 out of 5
by Steve2649 Powerful Speakers, Low Price
I am using these speakers with the SS-CN5000 and SS-B1000 in a 5.1 surround setup. These speakers are the workhorse of the group, handling handling a vast range with precision and clarity. They produce a powerful low bass, down at 35 Hz they hit lower notes with more power than many of the cheaper subwoofers out there. And its clear why: 4 way crossover means each driver is handling its own range, the 8" mica reinforced cone is practically a subwoofer on its own. But this also means the mid-lows, mids, and highs can all be reproduced clearly and effortlessly by the other 3 drivers in the system. At the other end of the spectrum, the tweeter soars above 50,000 Hz. While we can't hear that high, what we can hear is reproduced in a clean, beautiiful sound you just would not expect from such innexpensive towers. The only faults I have with these is the wire it comes with: a flimsy 20-22 gague cable that should be replaced with a good thick 16 gague wire. Otherwise, these are perfect speakers for the audiophile-on-a-budget. Caution: using in small appartments with thin walls can result in angry roommates/neighbors!
March 9, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5
by fatboy Best floor standing speakers...
I've had mine a year now and have yet to see a need to turn them up past half-way, and it's not because I'm too old to rock, it's because you rock with them regardless...
March 19, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5
by Cuante46ofJaliscoMex Best deal ever for Front Speakers'
I was eskeptical at first. i didn't want to spend more than 800 for a pair of front speaker. I had in mind Klipts,polk,whartdale,mirage,energy n B&W at last. but after looking n seeing so many good reviews for the F7000 I thought i gave then a try n save $ And just return them if i don't like them. I was blown away by the clr sound n power! I have a pioneer elite vsx-03 receiver, Polk CS20 center speaker,a 5.1 Energy take classic and these two F7000 as front speaker.I'm :-)
February 3, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by treker88 Living With SS-7000's
I bought these speakers about 14 months ago. I was prepared to spend between $1000 and $1500 for a new set of speakers. Before I spent that much money, I deciced to check out what Sony had to offer. I've had good luck with Sony products in the past. When I saw the low price of these speakers, I was skeptical. However, like I said before, I've had good results with Sony in the past, so I went a head and bought them. I have no regrets.
I'm using a 100 watt per channel Sony Stereo reciever, STR-DE135 and a Sony CD/DVD player, DVP-S300.
These speakers are amazing given their price. I would put them up aganist speakers costing three or four times as much per pair. Highs are clear and well dispersed, mids are clear and bass is abundant and well defined. They have a spacious and transparent character to their sound, and they will play very loud. Also, they look as good as they sound.
I use them for everything. Listening to music and movies. They're great. Don't their low price scare you off.
May 11, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by bveritas Great Speaker
Great speaker. However if your a true classical music audiophile, you could benefit from a subwoofer in your system to fill out the very low resonant frequencies not merely of the bass, but the cellos as well. I don't fault these woofers. They give excellent response to the high end of the low end. They just work best with a woofer that covers the really low end better.
Now a message for Sony if they monitor these customer reviews. Please improve the packaging. The styrofoam end pieces are designed to wrap around the each end of the speakers. This results in placing pressure on the grill cloth frames damaging a great many of them in transit. A better way would be to ship them with the frames off, the speaker boxes secured, and the frames resting without pressure in a redesigned styrofoam end piece with an integrated center channel to carry them.
October 22, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cwire It Get's Comments
I am quite the Audiophile and have just recently put together my first Home Theater system. Was looking for a set of speakers to finish out my home theater system. I have I Yamaha Receiver 90w per channel and was actually looking for Yamaha speakers for the set. I went out speaker shopping and came across this set of Sony speakers sitting right next to a set of yamaha speakers of almost the same set up. I was blown away at the sound these Sony speakers put out. I haven't owned a sony product since I first bought a CD player back in the early days. Their quality vs Price went down hill but I can tell from these speakers they have made a comeback and a BIG one. Now, if Sony would make some nice Satallite speakers I would get rid of the ones I have for my Home theater and purchase them. Sony you have made a believer out of me again!
April 28, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by spraygun my dream stereo come true
I got these speakers a few months ago and I am very pleased with all aspects of them. The sound is clear and clean. They are the perfect addition to our home theater. In addition to movies we enjoy a wide range of music on them as well. I was a bit skeptical about them at first because of the size of the woofers and was concerned with the lower end of the bass spectrum but these speakers definatly perform. I am running them off of a Sony strdh-800 7.1 channel amp and I have them paired with a Sony center channel and both large and small Sony book shelf speakers and Sony sub. They are the newest addition to my theater and could not be more impressed with the quality and value of all of the above mentioned Sony products. I would recommend all of them.
January 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by SonyFan Excellent Speakers
I bought these speakers after my old ones went out. I researched a bunch of speakers and decieded that I would purchase these. The sound is great. The deep bass and the high notes are very good. It really helps the sound from Blu-Ray movies come alive. My house literally shakes from the sound.
November 11, 2008