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Old 09-29-2009, 11:20 AM   #1
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Default The Official Sony Speakers Thread

Please discuss your Sony speakers in this thread. You can include pictures, reviews, or any other comments regarding your speakers.

Manufacturer’s Website: http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...1&N=4294966096


The name says it all really ! Although there may not that be too many owners here, I thought it deserved a thread. Maybe someone here owns the gorgeous looking high-end SS-AR2's, that are supposed to sound pretty darned nice.


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Old 09-29-2009, 11:47 AM   #2
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The name says it all really ! Although there may not that be too many owners here, I thought it deserved a thread. Maybe someone here owns the gorgeous looking high-end SS-AR2's, that are supposed to sound pretty darned nice.

I can honestly say that those Sony Speakers look Amazing .
If you had not said Sony I would have guessed that these were from an Extremely High-Dollar,High-End line like B&W produces .

Way to go Sony,I am thoroughly impressed to see that you can and do produce some Beautiful Speakers.
I wonder what kind of price tag these Sony's carry ?
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Old 09-29-2009, 12:04 PM   #3
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They do look nice don't they ? I'm pretty sure that they're Japan-only, but maybe not as expensive as Sony's Sountina:

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Old 09-29-2009, 01:35 PM   #4
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They do look nice don't they ? I'm pretty sure that they're Japan-only, but maybe not as expensive as Sony's Sountina:

Cool, with that thing, you can listen to Pink Floyd and get high at the same time.
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Old 09-29-2009, 02:04 PM   #5
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Sony used to make high end speakers for the US market, but you don't see them anymore.

I think there already is a Sony Speaker thread somewhere, one of the Mods may way to combine this one and that one.
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Old 09-29-2009, 02:07 PM   #6
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Sony used to make high end speakers for the US market, but you don't see them anymore.

I think there already is a Sony Speaker thread somewhere, one of the Mods may way to combine this one and that one.
Cheers Callas. I did check the Master List of Speaker Review Threads, and there isn't a Sony one on there, hence the thread.
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Old 09-29-2009, 02:09 PM   #7
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Cool, with that thing, you can listen to Pink Floyd and get high at the same time.


I'd like to audition it !
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Old 09-29-2009, 02:16 PM   #8
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They do look nice don't they ? I'm pretty sure that they're Japan-only, but maybe not as expensive as Sony's Sountina:

They are to be purchased in Germany for 7999 Euros at retail store. Very cool, but for that money ....
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Cool, with that thing, you can listen to Pink Floyd and get high at the same time.
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I'd like to audition it !
LOL....that was funny Force....
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Old 09-29-2009, 02:32 PM   #10
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I'd like to audition it !
I Guess the BEST Movie to Audition This Speaker With Is "Up In Smoke" with Cheech and Chong...
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:09 PM   #11
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LOL My god remember them ? Didn't Cheech go on to appear in some cop drama ?

I must admit that Sountina is very reminiscent of a full size bong/shotgun.
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I added a link to this thread in the Master List of Speaker Review Thread.
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:45 PM   #13
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http://www.techfresh.net/new-sony-ss...-end-speakers/
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Sony offers the SS-AR1, a new pair of speakers priced at US$7600 a piece. And you need two of them! What makes these speakers expensive? The answer is on its case, which made of maple wood from Hokkaido in Japan. Measuring 320mm x 490mm x 1080mm and weights 57kg, each speaker is entirely hand made and receives two 200mm cones, one 130mm cone and a 25mm tweeter. Each speaker has a range of 28Hz to 60 kHz. Do you still want to buy these speakers?



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Sony has showcased their super expensive Sony Sontina speaker at the IFA 2008. It is a 6 foot tall speaker that produces a 360 degree pool of sound by vibrating every corner of the organic cylinder. The speaker delivers a high quality sound with a room enhancing illumination. The Sountina Glass Speakers will be released in the future for ¥1,000,000 (about €6,500 / $10,000). However, the release date is still unknown.



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Sony’s SRS-ZX1 speakers come with the “Mobius Duct” technology which supposedly creates a potent low-frequency response or “better bass than some other low-end speakers. The speakers measure 3.1 inch x 6.6 inh x 7.4 inch and have a built-in amplifier with 2x analog inputs and 20W x 2 channel output. The speakers will be out on October 20th only in Japan for $426.
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Sony has showcased their super expensive Sony Sontina speaker at the IFA 2008. It is a 6 foot tall speaker that produces a 360 degree pool of sound by vibrating every corner of the organic cylinder. The speaker delivers a high quality sound with a room enhancing illumination. The Sountina Glass Speakers will be released in the future for ¥1,000,000 (about €6,500 / $10,000). However, the release date is still unknown.
...how do you vibrate the corner of a cylinder?

And cheers on the Sony thread

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It's cool to see such high-end speaker offerings from Sony.

Here's old school pic of my old Sony SS-U6030 speakers, which I originally got as a gift in 1996. They reside in their original factory box and packing materials now, and are still new in appearance (with grills, of course). I thought I might have used them in a bedroom theater, but their bulky size seems to keep me from unpacking them for such use. Don't know what I'll do with them.

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It's cool to see such high-end speaker offerings from Sony.
Totally agree Rob - and nice pic of your Sony's ! Shame that they're back in their boxes though.

Home Cinema Choice have done a mini-review on the SS-AR1's, and they look gooooood ! Here's another pic and the article :




Apologies for the large images !

I found this pic of them hooked up too. I would LOVE to demo these personally :



It's almost pornographic.
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Cool, with that thing, you can listen to Pink Floyd and get high at the same time.
You took the words right out of my mouth!
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Totally agree Rob - and nice pic of your Sony's ! Shame that they're back in their boxes though.

Home Cinema Choice have done a mini-review on the SS-AR1's, and they look gooooood ! Here's another pic and the article :




Apologies for the large images !

I found this pic of them hooked up too. I would LOVE to demo these personally :



It's almost pornographic.
Those are some big a$$ wires coming from the amp to the speakers, shouldn't they be wiring a house with those?
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I've got a Sony 12" 120w SA-WM40 powered sub, Sony SS-CN100 Center, SS-SR11 surrounds. The sub I picked up years ago at Best Buy on sale for $120 (I think retail was $180/$200), the center I got at a thrift store for $10, the surrounds I picked up at an electronics store I worked at. The sub has impressed me the most, the bass that comes out of this unit is incredible especially with bookshelf speakers for music and HT. I live in an apt. and I hadn't realize how loud it could get till I could hear the dishes in the kitchen cabinets moving. The center was a bargain and sounds great!
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I used to have 5 of these Sony B1000's for all 5 channels and they sound good, and being $25 apiece you can't really complain. They don't produce audiophile sound, but definitely audio-enthusiast level. Solid heavy cabinets and quality construction. I still use 2 for surrounds. Its a shame they don't play a little lower... if they actually went down to 80hz like the specs say, they'd be perfect for a mid-level HT! As it is though I found I need to cross them at 100 which gives you some directional bass out of the sub. I'd love to hear the SSF-6000 or 7000 towers, I may get the 6000's for the office, $137 shipped for a pair of 4-way towers!

Anyone else with experience with the current line of Sony's?

I've got some old 3-way 12" woofer Sony's that I used for party speakers in college... poor things got abused so badly. Still work for the garage though
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