October 09, 2019
A little over months ago I was looking for a second pair of speakers to go withy Polk Audio speakers. I was, and still am using the Sony Strdh190 100W Receiver and an Audio Technica 120xusb turntable. At that same time, I was due a birthday present. So, I
received these Sony speakers.
Prior to the purchase, I did a good bit of research looking for good performance at a nice price. I read more than a few reviews both professional and from the customer. Weighting all this information, I decided to go with these Sony speakers.
To be sure, I had a few concerns. Three way speakers at this price point seemed like a bit of overreaching. And, as always with bookshelf type speakers I was worried a bout the smallish bass speaker.
However, after my first listening, all my concerns were put to rest. These speakers provided good quality sound much in excess of what I expected.
To be a little specific; the hifh end was superb. The presented music was clear, without a hint of cymbal breakup. The mus range was very strong as voices jumped out of these speakers. The low, bass end was very smooth without the often harsh, booming bass that smothers the rest of the music.
I went in to play various genre in my vinyl collection: rock, classical, and pop. I played the records at different volumes. Finally, I pushed them pretty hard, listing for any problems. In all the sound was well presented without any noticeable distortion. The stereo imaging was good.
Their construction is nice, if somewhat plane in appearance. The speakers were enclosed in with smooth, black, wood panels except for the face which was composed of what looks like a high impact plastic holding the three speakers. The grills are composed of black foam held in place by push in pegs. The port is located on the back panel just above the nice twist on wire posts. The speakers have the look and feel if high quality. These are very well made speakers.
If I have any issues it’s with the low end. At times the bass seemed to need more push. This was not often and indeed for the most part went unnoticed. I think this issue might be exasperated by the rear facing port. However, this is not a deal breaker.
All things considered, I believe these to be an excellent example of very good hifi at a bargain price. They sound so good I often listen to them without any other speakers. They could easily be your main speakers.
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