Fill a large room with the deep bass and pure treble of the SS-F5000 Floor-Standing Speakers. Built to recreate tones across the entire range, these speakers elevate your music to a new high. The precision sound reproduction provides high resolution audio that you and your guests will appreciate from song to song.
Reviewed by 4 customers
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.
I just replaced my 36 year old Smaller Advent speakers (which were re-coned in '90 in case you were wondering how they lasted this long) because I just bought a new receiver to replace my 23 year old Optimus receiver which developed a buzzy hum after all of these years. Now nothing was wrong with these Advents except the 4 ohm impedance was making the new receiver kinda hot (as they did with the Optimus) and they would click in the safety circuit if I tried to crank them on my new receiver. (Happened just once but that was enough). And besides, I wanted a change. Now, you may say these Advents are a hard act to follow by the Sonys, and that is true. I was experiencing some 'buyerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s remorseÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ at first. But as I experimented with these speakers through my EQ, I was able to mimic a highly similar effect as with the Advents. In fact, if you play around with the frequencies, the sound from these speakers can be astonishing despite their smallish size (for floor speakers that is). So I would say these speakers are quite nice provided you have the tools to tweak them. The high end is not bad (something somewhat lacking in my Advents). But, in my opinion, Ã¢â‚¬Ëœout of the boxÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ the Sonys are, at first listen, mediocre. If you have an EQ, or you can shape the output from these speakers, then I would say, Ã¢â‚¬Å“go for itÃ¢â‚¬ï¿½.
I must say that I am overall very happy with these speakers. I have owned them for about a year and they have not given me any issues, and are much better then people give them credit for. While they do not match up to my dad's Bowers & Wilkins speakers they can hold there own against the likes of the Polk Monitor Series. I would recommed these speakers to anyone looking to get a great value and a quality speaker.
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......