12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Great sound and the ability to round out your surround sound,
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This review is from: Sony SS-CR3000 Center and Rear Channel Speaker Package (Electronics)
I bought this recently to go from a 2.1 to a 5.1 system. I am using it in a modest size open loft room around 14 by 16 feet. I have tried it recently on a range of programs, movies, and music. The center speaker produces gorgeous vocals. I was listening yesterday to Joan Baez and Judy Collins and the center speaker was producing just really pleasing sound.
Once I adjusted my receiver settings to work with my other speakers I have gotten more than enough volume from the center channel. I rarely go above 40 and my receiver goes to 80. At 50 I am beginning to get into painful volume levels. There is no distortion at all at 50 though.
The rear speakers also produce enough sound and are great for rounding out a surround sound set-up. They have brackets on the side but no way to mount them on the bottom. But the bracket allows for easy wall mounting if desired. From the research I did, you want to have your rear surrounds at a foot or two above ear level so you can't tell where the sound is coming from.
If you want a stand I highly suggest this one, Atlantic Satellite 77305018 2 Speaker Stands (Black). The rears weigh in at 2lbs so they meet the weight supported. Also you can adjust the height. Lastly the double sided tape on the Atlantic Satellite is enough to support the speakers securely.
I have always enjoyed music. Living in Austin I go to a lot of live shows. I know good sound when I hear it. And the center channel speaker, when adjusted correctly, does a great job at producing lush and pleasing vocals, just what it is supposed to do. And it is very compact. Despite its size, though, it produces enough volume for almost any imaginable home use I could think of. Definitely an excellent choice when trying to produce a high value-budget aware home surround sound system.