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Sony SS-CS8 Center Speaker Review

The Sony SS-CS8 center channel speaker is part of Sony’s Core Series home theater speakers, which includes SSCS3 floor standing, SSCS5 bookshelf and SACS9 10″ subwoofer. Priced at a reasonable MSRP of $149, it delivers dynamic audio with a very realistic sound, not overpowering with neither excessive bass or treble. Dialogue and voice sound clear and crisp. When on sale, you can easily find it for around $100 or under.

Equipped with two 4″ woofers and a 1″ tweeter, the Sony SS-CS8 2-Way 3-Driver center speaker handles 145W of peak power. Included in this small package is the wide-dispersion super tweeter, adding an incredible sense of space and enhancing detail to your audio sound. In our testing, audio is not dull but also not too bright, just perfect. Size footprint is also on the smaller side so if you’re space challenged, then it’s definitely a good option for your entertainment center. We recommend this center channel speaker for smaller living rooms, bedrooms or your computer center.

Specs

FINISH: Cloth (grille), PP sheet (cabinet)
MAXIMUM INPUT POWER: 145 W
MODEL NAME: SS-CS8
RATED IMPEDANCE: 6 ohms
TWEETER: 0.98 inch dome type x 1
WOOFER: 3.94 inch cone type x 1
TYPE: Bass reflex
FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 55 Hz–25 kHz
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D): 16.93 x 5.75 x 8.66 in
WEIGHT: 11.02 lbs

Features From Sony

2-way 3-driver Center Channel Speaker
At first listen, the Core Series speakers will make your favorite audio tracks unfold throughout your listening environment, thanks to precise instrument reproduction, positioning, and even depth relative to an expansive soundstage.

Wide dispersion Super Tweeter
Prepare yourself for natural sounding vocals that shoot straight to the heart, thanks to the all-new Wide Dispersion Super Tweeter. The super tweeter is specifically designed to deliver ultra-responsive, high-frequency audio response (up to 50 kHz), ideal for High-Resolution listening, with wide directionality (sweet spot).

Mica-Reinforced Drivers
CS Series speakers utilize unique, foamed (dual-layer) mica woofer diaphragms-the upper surface delivers supple and faithful sound quality, while the bottom layer leverages low weight with great strength for powerful bass response.

Optimized Crossover Componentry
High-quality crossover networks using specially selected components assure minimal signal loss for energetic vocal response with even the most delicate emotional nuances. While being carefully mounted directly to the cabinet for vibration isolation.

Tight, powerful bass
Natural bass is realized through precise timing alignment across the entire frequency range. One listen and you will be mesmerized by the incredibly fast and powerful bass response that not only gives your music a solid foundation—it rocks your senses!