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These do go on sale for these prices several times per year, but some of them are actually very good in terms of quality if you're trying to piece together a large home theater on the cheap.

SSCS5 - 5" 3-way bookshelf speakers - $74.99/Pair [bestbuy.com]
SACS9 - 10" 115w Active Subwoofer - $99.99 [bestbuy.com]
SSCS8 - 4" 2-way Center Channel Speaker - $74.99 [bestbuy.com]
SSCS3 - Dual 5" 3-Way Floorstanding Speaker - $99.99/Each [bestbuy.com]
SSCSE - 4" Atmos Enabled Elevation Speakers - $99.99/Pair [bestbuy.com]

The SSCS5 Bookshelf, SSCS3 Floorstanding are both a great quality for the price

The 4" Center channel is good for the price, but not quite as great as the above.

The SSCSE Atmos speakers are also a great buy if you're able to wall or ceiling mount them.

Stay away from the SACS9 Subwoofer as it's very plasticy and doesn't sound great.


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I had these for a few days. Returned them. A little thin sounding and tilted up treble for my taste. You'll need a sub for these if you want a "full" sound.
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I had these for a few days. Returned them. A little thin sounding and tilted up treble for my taste. You'll need a sub for these if you want a "full" sound.
I'd definitely recommend a sub with any speakers (I've got 3 subs to go with these -- I do recommend staying away from the SONY Sub though) but have otherwise found these to do really well with audio (both music and home theater) for the relatively low price ($99/pair for the bookshelves, $199/pair for the floorstanding)
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I'd definitely recommend a sub with any speakers (I've got 3 subs to go with these -- I do recommend staying away from the SONY Sub though) but have otherwise found these to do really well with audio (both music and home theater) for the relatively low price ($99/pair for the bookshelves, $199/pair for the floorstanding)
I imagine these Sony's are more "hifi" or audiophile (accurate/flat) sounding than the Jamos in the $220/5 speaker thread. Those are supposed to have a slight bump in the bass. I imagine if price was the only consideration, you could sell the center and surrounds from the Jamo set and end up paying about the same as the Sony's. I haven't heard the jamos but based on the reviews they probably have more "body" and a fuller sound than these...not to mention some might say the jamos have a more modern visual appeal with the heather gray grilles,etc. I admit I'm tired of "black boxes". Lol.
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Trying to decide between the towers or the bookshelfs. Already have a sub. Any reason to get the towers if I am planning to use a sub?
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Good timing.... Got the CS5s for $65 after rewards, which were about to expire. Plan to use with my CV towers. Thanks OP. Any suggestion of budget speaker wires for these speakers?
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Trying to decide between the towers or the bookshelfs. Already have a sub. Any reason to get the towers if I am planning to use a sub?
Towers may have better midbass, which sub won't cover. Sometimes the cost of towers can equal the cost of bookshelf version + stands ...unless u already own stands.
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Trying to decide between the towers or the bookshelfs. Already have a sub. Any reason to get the towers if I am planning to use a sub?
To be honest, the Bookshelves sound just about as good as the Towers. I was expecting a lot more power out of the towers but there definitely isn't near enough to match at double the price. The towers do look much nicer in a home theater though, and they eliminate the need for stands like someone else mentioned, so it seems like you're paying mostly for appearance on them over the Bookshelves. In terms of audio quality, the Bookshelves are the best value/quality combo.
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Good timing.... Got the CS5s for $65 after rewards, which were about to expire. Plan to use with my CV towers. Thanks OP. Any suggestion of budget speaker wires for these speakers?
The AmazonBasics speaker wire seems to work fine on them (16 gauge) and have held up very well without all the tangles that lower priced ones get over time. You can get 100 ft. for just over $10
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fyi- I was at the BB in Milpitas yesterday. They had 3 sets of these in the Open Box/ clearance section. I didn't check the price but they usually start @ 20% off.
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Would the bookshelf speakers be good with a stereo receiver, like this, for a garage?

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony...Id=6187501

Also, are these bookshelf speakers much of an upgrade over these speakers (that I currently have)? Micca MB42

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B009I...UTF8&psc=1
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Would the bookshelf speakers be good with a stereo receiver, like this, for a garage?

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony...Id=6187501

Also, are these bookshelf speakers much of an upgrade over these speakers (that I currently have)? Micca MB42

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B009I...UTF8&psc=1
Yes. No.
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Trying to decide between the towers or the bookshelfs. Already have a sub. Any reason to get the towers if I am planning to use a sub?
Not really, assuming you have a good place to put the bookshelves. Both options sound great, the towers have the convenience of being able to be placed easily anywhere on the floor but that's about it.

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Would the bookshelf speakers be good with a stereo receiver, like this, for a garage?
Yes, but that's a bit pricey for a 2.0 receiver. It's easy to find good used ones on Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist at a fraction of retail cost.

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Also, are these bookshelf speakers much of an upgrade over these speakers (that I currently have)? Micca MB42
Not enough to be worth the bother. Those Miccas are one of the best reviewed budget speakers out there. If you didn't have any speakers already I'd say spent the few extra bucks to get the Sony Cores, but the difference will be minimal.

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Stay away from the SACS9 Subwoofer as it's very plasticy and doesn't sound great.
I've heard people say this, but I recently saw a very detailed review that compared several subs in the $150-200 range, including the Polk PSW10 and other commonly recommended budget subs, as well as the SACS9. The Sony kept up with all of them, even outperforming some of the popular ones in certain areas. You shouldn't buy it for $200, but at $100 it's absolutely worth the money and will work just fine as a budget subwoofer.
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Yes. No.
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Not really, assuming you have a good place to put the bookshelves. Both options sound great, the towers have the convenience of being able to be placed easily anywhere on the floor but that's about it.


Yes, but that's a bit pricey for a 2.0 receiver. It's easy to find good used ones on Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist at a fraction of retail cost.



Not enough to be worth the bother. Those Miccas are one of the best reviewed budget speakers out there. If you didn't have any speakers already I'd say spent the few extra bucks to get the Sony Cores, but the difference will be minimal.



I've heard people say this, but I recently saw a very detailed review that compared several subs in the $150-200 range, including the Polk PSW10 and other commonly recommended budget subs, as well as the SACS9. The Sony kept up with all of them, even outperforming some of the popular ones in certain areas. You shouldn't buy it for $200, but at $100 it's absolutely worth the money and will work just fine as a budget subwoofer.
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