Sony - Core Series 4" 2-Way Center-Channel Speaker - Black

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This Sony Core Series SSCS8 2-way center-channel speaker features a 4" cellular-reinforced, foamed-mica woofer and two 1" polyester wide-dispersion super tweeters to deliver detailed cross-spectrum sound.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Owner's manual
  • Sony Core Series 4" 2-Way Center-Channel Speaker

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (415 out of 420)

Features


145W peak power handling

Enables robust audio.

4" cellular-reinforced, foamed-mica woofer

Features an upper surface that offers faithful sound reproduction and a bottom layer that helps ensure powerful bass tones.

Two 1" polyester wide-dispersion super tweeters

Create crisp high-frequency sound.

Crossover

Promotes energetic vocal response with minimal signal loss.

Wood bass reflex enclosure

Along with a cloth grille creates a durable design to shield components against damage.

55Hz - 25kHz frequency response

Delivers rich, dynamic audio.

87dB sensitivity (2.83V, 1m)

Offers powerful sound.

6 ohms impedance

Efficiently conducts power through the speaker.


Customer rating

4.7
99%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Used to own “hand me downs.”

    Posted
    Viele
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    So after owning second hand and hand me downs, I finally decided to let loose of some money and buy a new system. I was originally going to go with Klipsch, but I’m glad I made this choice instead. I enjoy the mids, and highs the speakers produce (The sound fills our space with no problem. We live in a 1400 soft Townhouse). I spent multiple hours with the “burn in”, and there is a great quality of sound that they reproduce. I purchased four of the towers, a couple bookshelves, and center (I already had a nice subwoofer). I married them up with the Onkyo TX-NR656 (7.2 ch) receiver. As of yesterday I finished off our entertainment area with the Samsung UN65MU8000 television. Everything looks and sounds great!! I would definitely purchase again, and recommend to a friend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Speakers I've ever owned for HT use

    Posted
    gamer123
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    I'm using these speakers as an upgrade to the tiny satellite speakers found in my Yamaha Home Theater System YHT-399UBL. I also got the Sony Core bookshelf speakers and together they now make up the front left, center, and right of my 5.1 speaker setup (other speakers are still the Yamaha supplied ones). The sound quality from these speakers is excellent for the money, size, and for my purposes (watching BD movies, Netflix streaming, console gaming, and some HD cable TV watching). Music also sounds great, though I don't use it much for that (unless you count music in movies and games). One thing worth mentioning is right now the sub woofer I'm using is not able to compete with these speakers too well and so the low end seems to be lacking vs. the mid range and high end. That's not a fault of these speakers, just the sub woofer's limitations (50 watts RMS, 8-inch driver). So, I'll need to upgrade the sub woofer so that the low end can match the great mid range and high end these Sony Cores can provide. For that, I'm looking at the Dayton Audio SUB-1200, which sells for around $125 and has 120 watts RMS and a long throw 12-inch driver.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Center of my System

    Posted
    jimoblivion
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    I recently started piecing my 5.1 system and I didn't have a quality center speaker. I actually had a very cheap Yamaha Center speaker that did give me an idea of what a center speaker could do. Once I added this Sony Center speaker it added rich Highs and Mids to my system and I was amazed. I went from a boring amp and speaker system to a entertainment system. Music sound great, Formula 1 sounds great and movies sound great. Excellent purchase for the price for a starter system. I don't recommend piecing a system together, make sure everything matches. I started w/an amp I had and some monoprice speakers. I'm going to get a full blown Sony System come tax time, but this system does the job until I can get better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Center Speaker

    Posted
    BigBen
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    I've always been a fan of Sony products ever since my first Walkman back in the 80's. I'm in the process of upgrading my home theatre and decided to start with the center channel and work my way out. The dialogue is crisp and clear with this new speaker. Much easier to make out "quiet" movies and shows without turning up the volume so much that it wakes the whole house during action scenes. Only drawback is the size. It's too large to sit underneath my tv without blocking the screen so I ended up having to create a bracket and hang it above the tv. Not my favorite solution but not bad for a great speaker on an excellent sale. Not a fan at MSRP, but on a good sale (50% Off) well worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Center Speaker 6 Stars

    Posted
    NokiaSam
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    I am Highly Recommending this Sony Core Center Speaker for you're theater system. Sony doesn't come to mind when talking about surround sound speakers. I have to admit I was planning on buying the Polk T series but after hearing the Sony Core series Tower, center, and Sub I was amazed how well these performed. The Sony Core Center Speaker very clear, detail, and loud. If detail and clarity your thing, then I would immediately pick one up. As well the matching Towera, Sub, and the Surround Speakers too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does What Its Supposed To

    Posted
    Mibo
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    I'm not an audiophile but I like good sound or what sounds good to me. :-) Also, I wasn't interested in spending too much. So, rock meet hard place. This was a good middle of the road option. Some call it lower end and more power to them and their wallet. I like it just fine. It certainly helped when it went on sale for a ridiculously fabulous price. All in all, I have no problems with it and the dialogue is clear when watching TV. I am aware of higher quality speakers out there but for my room size and budget, this works splendidly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent clear sounding center speaker!!

    Posted
    Nando80

    Impressed with the core Sony series. Bought this center speaker to pair with Sony - Core Series 5" 3-Way Bookshelf Speakers (Pair) - Black Model: SSCS5SKU upgrading from Yamaha set I had. Connected to my Sony STRDH720 7.1 Channel 3D AV Receiver and recently upgraded Polk PSW505 subwoofer theater set up is A1 nice packin bang for your buck!! These Sony core series speakers pack a punch without losing clarity and crisp sound. 2 thumbs up!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi Nando80, Sony takes into consideration all feedback to improve the performance and quality of our products and services. We're always looking to make Sony better. We appreciate your time sharing this feedback. Regards, ^Ron sony_US

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great speakers for a one bedroom apartment.

    Posted
    banichek
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    I have a 22 year old SONY stereo. It has given me years of pleasure listening to my music. One of the speakers was in need of repair, so I visited the Best buy store at Destiny Mall for replacements. I looked at less expensive speakers, and landed on these SONY speakers. They match well with my old SONY stereo. These speakers ensure that I will continue to enjoy this stereo that I received as a 40th birthday present at my "Grateful Dead theme" surprise birthday party for many more years.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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