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
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
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
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