Rated 5 out of 5
by Nathran Couldn't be happier!
I recently built my first home theater, and decided to go with Sony speakers. I paired the Floor Standing 5000's with a 5000 series Center Channel and a set of 1000 series Bookshelf speakers for the surrounds. The sound is really amazing! I was impressed with the range of frequencies and clarity these speakers produced. Lows, mids, highs......beautiful! When I added a sub, I couldn't believe how much more enjoyable the system became. I have everything hooked up to a Yamaha RX-V471 5.1 receiver. I am soon going to replace the Bookshelf surrounds with another pair of these Floor Standing 5000's.
April 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 And I came home with a great set of speakers
Not shopping for speakers, I went to my closest Sony retail outlet to compare/contrast some exquisite Sony/Zeiss lenses for my next photo purchase. As I was shooting some different pics to compare lenses (onto a CF card brought from home), I noticed although subtly...some very nice tunes streaming from the back of the store. As I was drawn to the speakers...It dawned on me that I would really like them jacked into my Bedroom system...I critically listened to them....it dawned on me that the speaker/amp combo ....would be great for my boys....Very nice sweet clear highs...with plenty of bass punch to boot....for Christmas! My Kids neighbors are going to hate me for this...
Anyway, the only pr of these in the store, were floor/demo models.....they are now in my bedroom....a welcome addition. The boss is happy with them too. Let me just say that I was planning on spending significantly greater amounts on my BR speakers..but am totally satisfied with these....reallyreally. Nice!
Am I a critical listener???? Yes!
The familyroom is all tube sound....with Gigawatts of power......
The sonys again as always...satisfy my critical ear ( and eye)...especially at this pricepoint.......
ps. the PS3...with its upsampler....is probably one of the best "CD" players out there...not to mention DVD, Blue Ray, Games etc. It jacks nicely into the other sony components......
November 17, 2008
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wincentiveman Outstanding!
I've been replacing old speakers from the 80's. I bought the SS-B3000, the SS-F6000 and these. The 5000s are by far the best pair. Like the smaller bookshelf speakers, they use the 8 inch woofer. Work beautifully in a 13 x 26 foot room driven by my 100 watt/channel receiver. For a bigger room I would go for the 7000s. The smaller woofers in the 6000s are disappointing. I could not be more satisfied with the 5000s, especially at the price. Back in the 80's, I would drop a weeks' pay for an inferior speaker!
December 30, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Audiofile4Sony Awesome
These speakers sound great. I have them hooked up to a Sony STR DE197. I also used 14 gauge monster wire with monster banana clips. I use this for radio, records, cd's, and tv/movies. They produce excellent stereo sound and I don't need a sub for deeper bass. I would recommend these to anyone who is looking for a budget friendly floor standing speaker.
July 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Presley Amazing!!!
I finally completed my true home theater setup, I bought these speakers at Best Buy and added a 7.1 sony reciver the 8220, sony centr channel, sony bookshelf speakers (4). connecting took only about 15 mintues and powered it up, i had to play around with the sound to hear the right balanced in both treble and bass. I will recomend on the reciver unless other wise do not add alot of bass and treble atleast until you have had the speakers for a few months. that way they can get used to the sound you feed it, even then i wouldnt really recomend it because the soundtracks and sound effects on movies and music CD's create that automatically. sometimes adding to much creates annoying sound. Also be sure all speakers are connected with the same length of speaker cables because if having one speaker cable longe than the other it will lead to lagging sound.
both blurays and dvds sound amazing, the separation is awesome, i hear the sounds alot better when traveling to each speakers its like special space of sounds for each speaker. I also added a sony sub 12' mica reinforced woofer and with the bass that each speaker packs man the sub just adds a killer expireance.
October 8, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by whitelite5460 Surprised
For $160 these speakers really can't be beat. I am putting together (piece by piece) my own surround sound system for the first time. I only had the money for the two front channels to start with. I don't know a lot about speaker. I run these speakers off the Sony STR-DH710 receiver.
I love all the sounds this thing makes. I makes me want to listen to all my different music, just to hear how good it is. My wife likes the Beatles and I like my 80's rock and roll. These speakers do both extremely well. I can guarantee you won't be upset with buying these speakers. (Unless you are an audiophile wanting the absolute best)
With just these two speakers, I do not miss my old "home theater in a box" system at all. I have my cable running through these and watch all my favorite tv shows with them. Watching Blu-ray movies is pretty awesome as well.
March 5, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by nameless You won't be disappointed
I am using these as front speakers in my 5.1 set up. The sound is unbelievably warm! The bass is deep and impressively hard hitting. I am absolutely amazed by what these 8" drivers can do! There is truly no need for a sub when using these. The mids sound great as well, and never break up when played LOUD. The highs sound amazing. Reproduction of sound is spot on. Turn up the treble on the receiver and they will crank out some sharp piercing sound.
I am using a Sony STR-DH510, and 16 gauge wire.
March 21, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by JustaGuy Amazing for the price...
I use these for my front and surround speakers. they sound great. Always wanted my home system to sound as good as the DJ's at the music bar, now it comes real close. I do suggest trashing the enclosed wire and using at least 18 gauge, though. Overall, I'm quite happy with them. Whether it be a movie, streamed music from the computer, mp3 player, cd's, or just the radio... I don't think my system's been off since I got them.
June 27, 2010