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      12.09.2012 09:55
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      Affordable, excellent quality speakers that are nice to look at.

      Having a small home music studio I need a good range of speakers and monitors to listen to various mixes through. I didn't want anything massively expensive as I have a good set of monitors for mixing. So after reading many reviews I found the Sony SSF-6000.

      THE SPECS:
      Black floor standing speakers, 180 watt output , size = (H) 950mm (W) 215 mm (D) 260mm, four way bass reflex speakers accompanied by 2.5cm nano tweeters that expands high end frequencies , 8cm Kevla hop for mid bass this is to increase sound quality and delivery of power and 16cm mica reinforced cellular woofer for the banging bass sounds. All are magnetically shielded which means if they are next to a visual appliance i.e. TV or monitor the speakers wont create any interference or impair viewing quality. As standard they come with a 1 year manufacturers guarantee.

      QUALITY:
      They arrived on my doorstep in excellent packaging, defo a two man job in lifting these things. I simply connected the speakers up to my amp via phono cables. Don't be disheartened if they sound rather unbalance at first, be patient as they'll take a while to bed in after they start to vibrate for a few hours. They look very sleek but the quality of the speak grilles are a lot to be desired for. I'm always conscious of my kids poking them, although thankfully none of the grills have broken as yet. As with most speakers they take maybe a week or so to bed in. By that I mean sound detail especially the bass frequency to break in. Mid range is ok but is lacking in sound detail. Both speakers are running through a Denon amp and you can play anything from classical to heavy rock if you have the amp set up correctly. Everything sounds pretty colourful and rich, tones are simply vibrant for speakers of this price. I also use these speakers for parties, although they are too heavy for me to keep lugging about up and down stairs, but they really do the job well

      OVERALL:
      They are fantastic value for money and look great either side of my mixing console. But don't expect amazing sound detail from these beasts. However you can't go wrong with these little giants, but they are not high end products. Highly recommended for listening to your everyday music on, but not so good for mixing tracks or watching TV through as bass is over powering. I've had mine for some 6 years now and they have served me well and have never let me down.

      Purchased from Amazon for £169 including delivery.

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      11.01.2009 13:26
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      Would be hard to beat these speakers for anything in the same price range.

      My husband and I have slowly been putting together a separate Sony hifi system and started by buying a Sony TA-940R Amplifier. The speakers in the system then became my weak link so
      my husband decided that for his birthday last year he wanted a new pair of speakers. The set he fell in love with was the SS-x90ED Sony speakers but they were well out of our price range so we both agreed that the SS-F6000 would be best suited.
      The first thing we noticed when they arrived was the sheer size of the box (standing nearly as tall as my five year old daughter) and they were packaged very well. Next was to test them out. They came supplied with very thin speaker wire but we used our own thicker much better grade speaker cable. The difference in quality and sound stage is immense compared to the bookshelf speakers we we originally using. The bass has improved greatly, they mid range is mellow and the highs come through clear. Also due to the greater efficiency the amplifier needs to be turned up a lot less to get the same volume.
      We listen to a great range of music all the way through from dance to classical and they handle it all well, and when in the mood, turned up they absolutely pound the house but equally hold their own when at low volume. Piano and saxophone are reproduced well although my husband thinks that on some harder hitting music he can hear baffle noise.
      In a nutshell for the price, we think it would be hard to beat these speakers for anything in the same price range.

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