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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 (425 out of 430)

    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

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 430 reviews

    99%
    would recommend to a friend

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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

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      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

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      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

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      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

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      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: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great against any priced center channel

      Posted
      SurroundSoundLover
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      I had about $450 to spend on a center channel. I auditioned many well above that price range. I bought a martinlogan 8 center channel and regretted it after. I just thought electrostatic cannot be beat when it comes to clarity of voice. Well I sold it on ebay due to having hard time understanding all types of voices. Only females sounded ok on them. After 3 years of homework and auditioning the sony's for me cannot be beat.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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