Thoughts on Sony SSCS5 bookshelf speakers

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by AdrianC, Nov 17, 2018.

  1. AdrianC

    AdrianC Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    Texas
    I ordered these today on sale from Amazon ($73!) I was looking for some entry level speakers, and these fit the bill. What are your thoughts or opinions on them?
     
  2. soundboy

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  3. HILO

    HILO Forum Resident

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    Keaau.Hi.
    Adrian are you happy with these,now that you have had them for awhile?
    Aloha,
    Michael
     
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  5. Dan

    Dan Forum Resident

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    WNY
    I have a pair that I bought for about this price ($70-ish). I have been auditioning them with my office system (Pioneer A-35 integrated, Pro-ject Debut Carbon, etc.) for about the last two months. In low to moderate listening levels I think they reproduce
    a lot of details nicely for the $$. When you crank them up they become a bit forward and a touch edgy, they tend to "flare" if you will. I was using one of the first versions of Pioneer Andrew Jones designed speakers with the metal grills (BS-41 or 21?? I own both.) I think the Pioneer handle and reproduce bass and volume better at the sacrifice of having a detailed high end. Two speakers with two different flavors. For the price I wouldn't hesitate.
     
  6. HILO

    HILO Forum Resident

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    Cool.Thanks Dan.
     
  7. Francois

    Francois Well-Known Member

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    Montreal, QC
    It's been part of my setup with the UDA-1 for a while now, I quite enjoy them! Still surprised how good it sounds for the price I paid!
     
  8. AdrianC

    AdrianC Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Texas
    Yes quite happy especially for $73, they are a steal!
     
  9. Paul99

    Paul99 Forum Resident

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    Massachusetts
    I have heard a lot of great things about these sony speakers but some reviews mention the lack of bass. I do not have a subwoofer. Would these be good in a small room without a sub?
     
  10. Francois

    Francois Well-Known Member

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    Subwoofer needed imho!
     
  11. Paul99

    Paul99 Forum Resident

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    Massachusetts
    How bad is a sub needed? It will be in a pretty small room around 10x12. I was also thinking of the Micca MB42X or the Pioneer SP-BS22. Maybe something else? Not sure yet.
     
  12. AdrianC

    AdrianC Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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    Texas
    I use them without a sub in my room which is around 12x13, the bass is fine. If they are still on sale for $73 then they're great, BUT I have been looking to upgrade possibly to ELACs ...
     
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  13. Paul99

    Paul99 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    I did end up getting these speakers when they were still on sale. Been listening to them for the last two weeks or so. They are pretty great. Definitely one of the best bookshelf speakers in this price range.
     
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