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Sony SS-B3000 Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Black)

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  • 8” Newly Developed Kevlar H.O.P. Woofer
  • 3 ¼” Enhanced H.O.P. Cone - Mid Driver
  • 1” Nano Fine® Balanced Dome Tweeter
  • Sound Reproduction to 50kHz
  • 120 Watts Input Power
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Product Specifications

Brand NameSony
Speaker TypeLeft / right channel speakers
Color NameBlack
Item Display Height20.9 inches
Depth10.4 inches
Frequency Response Curve50-50,000Hz
Speaker Driver Material TypePolypropylene
Maximum Speaker Depth (inches)10.4 inches
RMS Power Range - Amplifiers120 watts

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model: SSB3000
  • Color Name: Black
  • Speaker Type: Left / right channel speakers
  • Speaker Amplification Type: Passive
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 10 x 20 inches ; 14 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 34 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: B000OG6I6A
  • Item model number: SSB3000
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (387 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,156 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 1, 2007

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Small speakers, big sound: the SS-B3000 performance bookshelf speakers may not be large, but they pack a high-resolution audio punch. With their highly-advanced 8" woofer and stellar reproduction qualities, these durably-constructed speakers will refresh your appreciation for your music collection.

Product Description

Small speakers—big sound: the SS-B3000 performance bookshelf speakers may not be large, but they pack a high resolution audio punch. With their highly-advanced 8-Inch woofer and stellar reproduction qualities, these durably-constructed speakers will refresh your appreciation for your music collection.What’s in the box: Sony SS-B3000 3-Way Bookshelf Speakers (Pair), 2 x Speaker Wires and1-Year Limited Warranty.

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420 of 433 people found the following review helpful By R. Trimble on April 1, 2008
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I'm in the unfortunate position of having audiophile ears but a small budget. So I shop carefully for audio equipment. I purchased a pair of Sony B3000s here recently ($84), and while I auditioned them I was also testing a pair of Klipsch B-3 bookshelf speakers ($329). I only use my system for audio, by the way, in combination with a 100w Sony subwoofer, and I listen mostly to classical music.

I noticed a big difference in sound right away- the Sonys seemed to be accurate up and down the frequency range while producing a very even, smooth ensemble sound in full orchestral passages. To my ears the Klipsches did none of these things well. I'm an orchestral musician and I know what different instruments sound like- the Sonys reproduce all the instruments very accurately. The Klipsches, on the other hand, were so bright and lively that I found them harsh and difficult to listen to. They're more efficient, so they produce louder sounds at the same volume setting, but that's not a consideration for me. All that I want is accurate reproduction.

I compared both pairs side-by-side with a wide range of recordings, for about 50 to 60 hours each, and ultimately, for my tastes, the Sonys far outperformed the Klipsches. And at 1/3 the price of the Klipsches they were a heck of a bargain. They're not high-end speakers so they're not going to blow your doors off, but for the money they're a great value.
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121 of 129 people found the following review helpful By Mal-2 on January 5, 2008
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The first thing I thought when I unpacked these speakers was "these are not bookshelf speakers". The first thing I thought when I hooked them up and gave them a spin was also "these are not bookshelf speakers!" They are not terribly heavy and could easily be placed on a shelf or hung from the ceiling, but they really sound best on stands by themselves.

I also own a pair of SS-B1000 speakers, and those are also impressive for their size (which truly is bookshelf), but the difference in the clarity of the bass is just astonishing. Even at low volume levels, the bass has a presence and realism lacking in the 1000s, though it isn't any louder in the mix, and transients are palpable as much as they are audible.

The look is nothing out of the ordinary, but the performance and price certainly merit giving these your consideration. The size is small enough to be able to hide among the furniture if you are so inclined, though they really deserve a clear path from speaker to ear. My only (very minor) gripe would be the spaghetti-thin speaker wires included in the box, which are best replaced immediately.

EDIT JANUARY 2010:
I finally have something to compare these to -- I got my hands on a pair of Tannoy SRM12Bs (aka "Little Red Monitors"). Needless to say, the LRMs alone blow away the SS-B3000s alone, which is why they still fetch $800 a pair even though they're 30+ years old. The SS-B3000s have been relegated to the support role, where they are more than adequate.

If you're looking to upgrade a bookshelf stereo, these will definitely do it. They are a massive upgrade from the SS-B1000s that came with mine. But if you're expecting them to go toe to toe with speakers costing five times as much (or more), they won't.
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85 of 92 people found the following review helpful By Old tech on May 24, 2007
I bought these to replace a pair of Infinity 2-ways. The old speakers were 6 ohm, and seemed fine driven by an old JVC stereo receiver. Later, a co-worker sold me his old pro-logic reciever. I picked up a set of 8 ohm Sony center, subwoofer, and surrounds. We listen to music a lot, and using the crossover in the sub, keeping keep the receiver on stereo, I thought the music sounded pretty good. However, with the old fronts being 6 ohm made it really hard to balance the sound levels when we watched a movie in surround. Just today, I got these as part of an overall system upgrade to full 7.1. These speakers arrived first, and I couldn't wait to see them on my stands. What an amazing difference. We haven't changed anything else in the set-up yet, and the music is SO much richer and clearer. I paid more for those little Infinity's way back when. These are a real bargain at Amazon's price. Don't let the "bookshelf" description fool you; on a pair of 14" stands, these sound as good as many floorstanders I've heard.
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44 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Sam on December 10, 2011
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For the novice who doesn't have high expectations they will make a great addition to any home theater. They are pretty good all around and nothing for the price comes close. However, the biggest problem I had with these speakers out of the box is the lack of mid range. Speech especially didn't sound where it should be and was improperly placed in the frequency range. The other problem was the low range. A lot of people say they have earth shattering bass, I wouldn't say so. Its certainly very good, but if you listen to music or watch movies with a lot of LFE's then you will definitely need a sub. Don't get me wrong, they aren't bad, in fact they are very good, just not as spectacular as other reviews will have you believe.

After using them for a month I opened them up and unsurprisingly discovered they have no crossover. Just some capacitors to cut off the low frequencies on the mid and tweeter. The woofer gets the entire signal. I didn't want to invest to much time and effort into these as they are temporary so I just picked up a stock crossover from parts-express.com. Their store branded version was $18 each. I wired them in and found the mid range I was looking for. They are still an $80 pair of speakers but they sound so much better. Most importantly the non-existent mids appeared, the highs are cleaner and more discreet, and the lows are smoother and punchier.

I know this is not the ideal way to setup speakers but its better than nothing. I am not going to waste my money and time by calling Sony for specs on their junk drivers and building crossovers from scratch.
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