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Sony SS-B1000 5-1/4-Inch Bookshelf Speakers (Pair)

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  • Newly developed 5.25" H.O.P. cone woofer
  • 1" nano-fine balanced dome tweeter
  • 120-Watt maximum input power
  • 80-50,000Hz frequency response; 8 Ohms impedence
  • This item is Non Returnable
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Product Specifications

Brand NameSony
Speaker TypeBookshelf
Color NameBlack
Item Display Height10.0625 inches
Frequency Response Curve80-50kHz
Speaker Driver Material TypePolypropylene
RMS Power Range - Amplifiers120 watts

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model: SSB1000
  • Color Name: Black
  • Speaker Type: Bookshelf
  • Speaker Connectivity: Wired
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 10.1 x 6.7 inches ; 12 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 13.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B000OG88KY
  • Item model number: SSB1000
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (708 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,033 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 1, 2007

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Enjoy your favorite music in any room of the house with quality sound from the SS-B1000 performance bookshelf speakers. With 120 watts of power and an advanced woofer and tweeter design, they deliver high-resolution audio so you hear the music just as it was recorded. Connector Type 1 x speakers input (click-fit x 2).

Product Description

Sony SS-B1000 Performance Bookshelf Speakers SSB1000 719

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Sound quality is low, but I was using them to check mixes on an average system after using high end monitors. The reason for the one star review is these started crackling… Read more ›
I am so accustomed to…vocals and sound effects are so clear, much much better then what comes built into a TV but these really need a dedicated sub to cover the full range. Read more ›
Sound is good, I have a older normal sony reciever reciever with a bass boost. That boost blows speakers so I'm keeping it off from now on. Read more ›
Sound is full and clear, just the kind of product you would expect from Sony. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. Read more ›
The sound clarity is freaking excellent. I also has excellent bass. Read more ›
I have these speakers in my living room and am SO please with them! The sound is great and they are small enough to hide behind my couch. Being that they are black, they… Read more ›
I feel that a speaker needs a useful response to at least 60hz to…I would have rated them lower but the price is so good I had to give them 4 stars for the value factor. Read more ›
Nice bass response and nice enclosure. For the price this is very nice set of speakers. As a reference, my main theater system is Klipsch RF3 system (RC3, RS3, etc). Read more ›
For the price this is a good speaker set. Very compact size but sound is good for it's size. Read more ›
The sound from these is great - I'm not an audiophile, but do appreciate the accurate reproduction that these speakers provide. The price was great for a very good product. Read more ›
For the price these are great speakers. I use them in a bedroom/computer system to play CD's, DVD's, and other sounds, such as youtube videos. Read more ›
I returned this item only because these same speakers were free with a receiver I purchased the next week at Best Buy, but the sound quality is great and the price is as… Read more ›
Bass response is great considering the size of the speaker and the ported enclosed cabinet. Good for a small home stereo or upgrading home theater speakers. Read more ›
I put them on an old Kenwood rig that's driving a pair of vintage Def Tech towers. When I switch to these, the lack of bass is stunning, of course, but I expected that. Out… Read more ›
Which is the worst of both worlds because most of the time the bass is too low for this speaker to reproduce but at the same time it flexes enough to distort your mid range… Read more ›
They are tiny speakers but pack a mean punch. I listen to alot of EDM and let me tell you, the bass is amazing. Read more ›
Bass response is pretty crisp and deep for speakers this small. Mid and upper frequencies are where these speakers really shine, however. Read more ›
For me this was the obvious (in hindsight) choice since I also wanted to add the subwoofer for the home theater/surround experience. With the subwoofer these were wonderful. I… Read more ›
The speakers work very well, are a nice size and look nice. The last ones I had were so big and bulky. Read more ›
Great size, works very well for my application in a small living room. Would be better if they came with a wall mount bracket that you didn't have to find or purchase… Read more ›
I've been extremely pleased with their performance. The sound quality for such compact size is amazing, and I heartily recommend these speakers. Read more ›
The only thing lacking are some mounting brackets on the back. They are made well and the small size is a plus. Highly recommend buying them.[[ASIN:B000OG88KY Sony SS-B1000… Read more ›
The price can't be beat. The size is perfect (for me). The sound is perfectly acceptable. Read more ›
Sound is really crisp and deep considering the size of the enclosures. I replaced the little plastic speakers that came with my SONY 5.1 surround HTS and the sound and… Read more ›
As far as sound goes it doesnt get much better for this price. Mids are present and the highs are clear and crisp, the sibilance is excellent. I can't speak for the bass as… Read more ›
Both of were amazed that we could not tell the difference between the speakers in the mid range area. The highs were brilliant, just beautiful. Read more ›
The highs are nice, not brittle, but more "natural" sounding. Lows are not great, but these speakers are truly bookshelf speakers. Read more ›
These speakers are small but pack a nice tight bass…The highs are crisp, clean and linear and are not colored when played with base & treble settings at "0" or flat. Go… Read more ›
Vocals sound great and the treble is crisp and a bit warm - I don't particularly care for "bright" speakers. Read more ›
The amp is only 35 W rms per channel, but it will rattle the windows with these…Clear as a bell, 80-50,000 Hz, nice base and crisp highs...just amazing for the size. Af… Read more ›
good bass reinforcement - nice highs overall great mix and good volume durable Read more ›
PROS: very good sounds, pretty loud CONS: does not come with a power adapter/amplifier Read more ›
I agree with those who were not wholly impressed with these speakers,…As supplementary speakers, they are probably fine, or as office speakers, where you want a low volume. Read more ›
These are very compact, fairly lightweight units with good sound…I was pleasantly surprised by the bass response, and the music sounded natural at low and moderate volumes. Read more ›
I got these for my duplex…They kick out great sound while allowing me to get decent fidelity at a relatively low volume (so as not to disturb my downstairs neighbors). Read more ›
They are not 26 inches tall as the specification say but they are a good size and fit nicely on a tv stand or…They can maintain a pretty good volumen and level of bass. I… Read more ›
I noticed a serious upgrade in the highs and much fuller mids. The mids were clear but not as crisp as more expensive speakers. But hey--these are a phenomenal value for… Read more ›
A huge soundstage with incridible bass not only in the lower octives but all the way up into the midrange is very full and accurate. Read more ›
These are the best sounding speakers at there price point. They are very musically accurate and very dynamic they have a rich midrange and a sweet high end. Read more ›
After a little research I bought these Sony speakers and I am extremely pleased. Good price, nice looking, and great sounding - bass is good and the mids and highs are crisp. Read more ›
They are very clean sounding. Bring out great highs and mids. Cannot think of one single downside to these. Read more ›
These are not a stand alone speakers, but sound great with the subwoofer. Crisp highs and smooth mids. They seem to thrive on power though so be prepared to turn up the… Read more ›
This is a secondary tv and the setup is perfect. the speakers have great highs and mids, and obviously you can't expect much on the low end, but they cover the range well… Read more ›
Gave as a gift and my sister was delighted. Nice size and easy to hook up. Very happy with them. Read more ›
Combined with these wall brackets (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001QNBUA4/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_img_sol_26), they are perfectly situated behind me, and add great quality… Read more ›
Both high and low tones are very crisp and there is no distortion when turned up. They were very easy to hook up. I believe they are a great price for such great sound! Read more ›
does exactly what I expected of them. easy to install and they provide excellent bass an treble response for music programs received by my tv. they fit easily on my bookshelf. Read more ›
Powerful yet cheap speakers. Stil use them today even, easy to install and great for small surround sound speakers. Worth the investment Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

835 of 890 people found the following review helpful By George J. Plackey on June 26, 2007
Hello friends,

Before you begin to read my review, please understand that I only wrote it because there are so very few reviews currently available about these speakers. Knowing that, here is what I can tell you about them:

First of all, I purchased these speakers for one, and only one, reason. I presently own a very nice Panasonic 27" color (stereo) television. The sound from the internal TV speakers never thrilled me, so I looked into purchasing some better speakers. The first thing I discovered (to my dismay) was that my TV did not have "external speaker" jacks. Okay, so I dropped a few extra bucks ($99.00 to be exact), and I purchased a very nice, 100 watt Sherwood, stereo receiver. Bear in mind now that I am only talking about a "stereo." I am not talking about a surround sound system, a Dolby digital system (5-1, 6-1 or the like), or any other high-tech system. Just plain old, every day, run of the mill stereo!

Now, I really thought that I was home free because I already owned a great pair of Bose bookshelf speakers. Wrong again! The Bose speakers are only "four" ohms, and my new Sherwood receiver called for "eight" ohm speakers. I know that seems to be a minor problem, but the receiver DID run very hot, and numerous reviews regarding the receiver clearly stated that it WOULD overheat using anything less than eight ohm speakers.

After realizing that the reported problem was true, I visited several electronic stores; I listened to numerous bookshelf type speaker systems, and I finally decided on the Sony. Let me tell you my friends, these little babies are absolutely superb! The bass quality absolutely blew-away my $300.00 Bose speakers (regardless of impedance).
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222 of 234 people found the following review helpful By A. Morales on October 8, 2007
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I'm the manager of WRNC in Ashland, WI and we've used these speakers as our studio monitors for 2.5 years, almost non-stop. They've never complained or degraded in any way. From time to time we also knock them around as we move them to remote broadcasting locations, and they've survived even this quite nicely.

I recently purchased two pairs of these speakers for use with my home stereo, and they have not disappointed. They may not be the most expensive speakers out there, but they're a vast improvement from the Panasonic speakers I've been using for the last twelve years.
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208 of 232 people found the following review helpful By the_sheep on February 16, 2009
The difficulty with reviewing speakers has a lot to do with the fact that whether something sounds good is usually something that occurs in the ears of the hearer. My point of reference for these speakers are:
-A pair of Radioshack Optimus-1s from the 1970s (sealed three way, 2" twt, 2" mid, 8" woof)
-A pair of Sharp speakers from the 1970s (tri-ported two way, 1" twt, 10" woof)
-A set of TheSpeakerCompany RC1s from the 2000s (MTM 5.5" mid, .5" twt)

If your'e comparing these speakers to a conventional HTIB setup, oh man, these things blow typical HTIB satellites out of the water and into outer space. Get them, get them now, replace all 5/7 of your satellites! You'll be glad you did! Most of my friends fall into this category, and these are perfect entry level speakers for someone who is looking for an inexpensive upgrade to their HTIB. You'll be blown away by the improvement. There isn't a whole lot of bass, so make sure you have a sub. Oh, and put these on stands and not in a bookshelf.

If your'e a bit more discerning/slightly larger pocketbook, though, you'll find they are fairly average, and more on the mediocre end of average. I picked up a set of these speakers on clearance as surrounds for my 5.1 system, and they do the job adequately. For a small room or a *very* small surround system, these could be okay as your L/R front speakers but overall they are just too small for my tastes as fronts. The sound is rather neutral, with not a lot of bass extension. A bit ho-hum, but that means they strive for accuracy in reproduction, which is good. The really good thing is the speakers aren't boomy! A lot of little speakers like this have boom, but the Sony engineers decided to get rid of that, thank you for putting some foam in. They are good entry level speakers, esp. for the price per pair these typically go for.
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78 of 87 people found the following review helpful By Samuel Chell HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 10, 2008
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Sony is having lots of trouble these days--from making a competitive HDTV set in the face of Samsung's domination to alienating an international customer base by encoding CDs with a virus capable of infecting users' computers. The emergence of Blue Ray as the industry standard for DVDs has barely made a difference to the bottom line--certainly not enough to atone for the company's earlier loss of Beta to VHS. The Walkman Mini-Disc has a cult-like following but is of no consequence to the company's struggle to keep up with the competition even in a falling stock market.

But I still look to Sony for "traditional" technology along with value and quality. These are speakers that might have been sold 40 years ago--but at several times the price. They'll complement any quality amplifier and satisfy all but the most zealous sub-sonic freak. No, they won't vibrate the walls or give you a massage treatment, but they reproduce everything from a symphony orchestra to a jazz ensemble to solo piano or acoustic guitar with impressive faithfulness (fidelity).

Be aware that these have no receptacles accepting RCA, mini and similar plugs--just spring-clips for attaching bare speaker wire. And they won't work with your iPod or big screen TV without an amplifier. Still, they're high-efficiency speakers that sound clean, undistorted, and unstrained when driven by as little as 20 watts (RMS) per channel.
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