Enjoy room-filling sound with this Sony Core Series SSCS3 floorstanding speaker, which features dual 5" woofers, a 3/4" super tweeter and a 1" tweeter to precisely reproduce instruments and vocals in robust detail.
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Great for the money ...
Posted by: GonzarTheGreat from: on
Great tower for the money. The mids to highs are excellent - great dynamic range and good snap response in that range. Lows at about 70hz and less compress and not as good, pair with a great subwoofer and you have a beautifully balanced system that really shows its value. These have more dynamic range than the Pio Andrew Jones, easily worth the extra money (180 on sale). In fact, not even in same category - these hold their own and then some even compared to the Klipsch r-26f's next to them that cost $100+ more per tower and easily the Sony core tower is the better value (move up a level on the Klipschs to the 28f's at about $500 per tower and you get finally get better quality). These aren't MartinLogans, but for the price they are arguably the best value in the store when on sale.
Knocked a star off due to Sony quality control - one connector lead from posts on rear was clearly never connected on assembly. Took it apart and about 5 mins later was able to fish it out, crimp, and fix.
33 out of 33 found this review helpful.
Posted by: ECReciever from: on
Love these. Priced right! I really did my research before purchasing these. Compared sound, prices, watts, music, sizes. Did some serious price and comparison to all local speaker stores..love these slick size standing speakers with great sound.
22 out of 22 found this review helpful.
These speakers are fantastic!
Posted by: jsm7100 from: Whidbey Island, WA on
Excellent sound quality! We looked at/listened to several speakers in the same price range and these were far and away the best.
12 out of 12 found this review helpful.
Lots of sound for good price
Posted by: MileHi from: on
I was skeptical about Sony speakers, after reading up on the model I found they had great reviews (along with the bookshelf speakers). I listened to every set hooked up at Best Buy and to my surprise they sounded great. I set up my 7.1 surround and I am blown away by the quality. Good job Sony
12 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Great sound-- crisp, robust.
Posted by: DoProcess from: on
These are excellent standing speakers.
Don'tr be put off by the smaller size.
The sound is crisp and robust.
In general, I'm very impressed with the Sony Core Series. It's probably your best bet in this price range. In my opinion, they sound better than the Polks, and if you can get these on sale (every two weeks or so), it's a great buy. The cabinet isn't wood, so it could look better-- I buy my audio equipment for sound not aesthetics; so, in my opinion this is irrelevant--, but it's definitely sturdy.
12 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Great sounding speaker at a fair price
Posted by: Ryan from: on
I was cross shopping these Sony SSCS3 towers with the Klipsch R-26F towers. While I do think the Klipsch speakers sounded a little better in the store, they are physically much larger and more expensive than these Sonys. After getting the speakers home and trying them out with a proper A/V receiver and a subwoofer in a 2.1 config I feel confident in my decision to buy. They sound fantastic in our home and much better than in the store. Our family room isn't very deep so these do a great job of not feeling obtrusive in the room like the much deeper Klipsch towers.
10 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Great Speakers for the Price
Posted by: DarthNeyehilus from: on
I can't think this enough: I'm in love with these speakers.
When I walked into Best Buy this morning I was going to get a soundbar product to boost my TV experience. I walked out with these two Sony floor speakers and a Denon receiver (also, an Excellent product for the price). I couldn't be happier either. With just the two speakers, every sound is fuller, every high is higher, and every low is lower. They even have enough bass with the subs in them to give enough boom to satisfy most people, without a separate sub woofer. I also decided to go this route because in the future I'd love to add 2 more shelf speakers and a center to fully complete my system. Probably a sub at some point too, but alas I'm rambling.
This two speakers are great. I'd wholeheartedly recommend to anyone looking into improving their entertainment center to consider going receiver and speakers, rather than a simple soundbar. The experience is so much better. And these speakers are some of the best to build upon.
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Solid Mids and Highs on these speakers Speakers
Posted by: Ramjet1964 from: AZ on
Like so many speakers including mid-range quality towers these do not produce a good bass. I have a need for good sub-woofer for such things. The mids and highs are very good on these speakers. They are clear and the 3 way cross-over does the trick nicely. Here is something to consider: 6 Ohms. Most newer model amplifiers systems have auto-settings that handle this. Make sure after hooking up to do a sound and system re-configuration. These speakers will greatly change the way the room sounds. Run the auto-setup and then tweak it to your desires. I did this on my system and love the results. Some people use these in center mode and others use them in Left/Right mode. I have a 5:1 system. I use them in Left/Right mode. I have 7 speakers and a sub-woofer. I have Martin Logan ceiling speakers (5). The center speaker for me is in the ceiiling. If you are familiar with the high quality of Martin Logan you can guess I am a picky audiophile. Why would I not spend 1500.00 for some nice Electro-statics then? There is always the need. I don't have 3K to spend right now. I have a decent home theater system. Almost everything is Sony. These speakers are 5/5 stars for price and quality.
11 out of 13 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Ronkers from: on
My 25yr old Technic tower speakers just weren't worth moving anymore, so after reading some reviews of users and professionals, I bought these Sony SSCS3 towers. WOW, I'm hearing so much more out of my movies and cds that I should have done this yrs ago. They have great bass on their own, but I added two subs for rocking below 80hz. If you want a great upgrade to your a/v system, these Sonys will make you smile.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Jstr965 from: on
At first I looked at Bose speakers but for the money these things sound great!! Just like Bose. I have always trusted Sony and used them for a long time. Awesome speakers and great sound