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Sony Core home speakers and subwoofer on sale 50% off.

Both Best Buy and Amazon have these on sale. Amazon actually a bit cheaper.
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Sony SS-CS3 tower $98/each
https://www.amazon.com/Sony-SSCS3...way&sr=8-1
Sony SS-CS5 bookshelf speakers $73.01/pair
https://www.amazon.com/Sony-SSCS5...way&sr=8-1
Sony SS-CS8 center channel $73.01
https://www.amazon.com/Sony-SSCS8...way&sr=8-1
Sony SACS9 subwoofer $98.01
https://www.amazon.com/Sony-SACS9...way&sr=8-3
Sony SSCSE Atmos speakers $98/pair.
https://www.amazon.com/Sony-SSCSE...way&sr=8-1

Best Buy link to all.
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/prom...rs-savings

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Excellent deal and a great find. I've recommended the Core bookshelfs to plenty of people and the ones that have bought them have been quite happy with them. If they weren't rear-ported and were a little more efficient, I'd grab a pair myself for garage use. I'd still have trouble stomaching paying more for the Atmos modules than the bookshelfs, though.

Still, two pairs of the bookshelfs, center, a pair of the Atmos modules, and a different sub (maybe a Bic F12 or PL-200) along with the Denon X2400H deal would make for a great ~$750 home theater that wouldn't start an endless upgrade cycle (except maybe for the sub, depending on the size of the room) for some time.
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Excellent deal and a great find. I've recommended the Core bookshelfs to plenty of people and the ones that have bought them have been quite happy with them. If they weren't rear-ported and were a little more efficient, I'd grab a pair myself for garage use. I'd still have trouble stomaching paying more for the Atmos modules than the bookshelfs, though.

Still, two pairs of the bookshelfs, center, a pair of the Atmos modules, and a different sub (maybe a Bic F12 or PL-200) along with the Denon X2400H deal would make for a great ~$750 home theater that wouldn't start an endless upgrade cycle (except maybe for the sub, depending on the size of the room) for some time.

Yeah, the Core speakers at these prices are pretty much unbeatable. I could be perfectly happy with just the Core speakers if I could no longer buy speakers....provided I didn't have to be saddled with the Sony subwoofer.

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how would the sony bookshelf compare to audioengine p4
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I had been looking at the Jamo S-807s or 809’s in the $300-$350 range. Any thoughts on those compared to these Sony Tower speakers?

How is the Core center channel?
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What would be an acceptable wireless subwoofer to pair with the Cores instead of the Sony sub?

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how would the sony bookshelf compare to audioengine p4
I have no expereince with the front ported A4, but it looks to be around 4-5x the price of the rear ported Sony CS5. The A4 is a smaller driver in a compact cabinet compared to the CS5. From what I've read, the P4 really needs a subwoofer to carry the mid-bass, which is also something recommended for the CS5. On the surface it wouldn't appear the P4 would be worth the large price difference, but everybody has their own ears and budgets to be the deciding factors.




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I had been looking at the Jamo S-807s or 809’s in the $300-$350 range. Any thoughts on those compared to these Sony Tower speakers? How is the Core center channel?

I have both the Jamo S807 and Sony CS3 towers. I really wouldn't consider the S807's to be worth $100 to $150 more. in fact, they may not be better if prices were equal. The CS3's are more even in sound than the S807's. It just depends on what you prefer. The S807 has a bit a v-shaped response, with bass and treble emphasized a bit. I think they sound good, but the CS3 will offer a more balanced and uncolored sound signature, with good detail and clarity. If it were me right now and the choice was between the CS3 for $196/pair or the S807 for $300/pair, I would take the Sony. The CS8 center I have no issues at all with. I've never found it to be lacking clarity or found dialogue hard to understand. Some like the CS5 bookshelf speaker as a center if vertical space allows. I've tried that, as well, and it was equally good when the speaker is used standing up. Laying it on it's side I didn't find it did as well.




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There aren't an abundance of wireless subs available. The RSL Speedwoofer 10S has a wireless option for a $50 upcharge, making it $450. The big ID companies like SVS, HSU, Rythmik and even Monolith don't offer wireless subs in their lineups. SVS does offer a wireless audio adapter for $120 and it can be used on most any subwoofer. Here's a video going over the product. Note that just a little over a year ago this was $89.99 and now it's priced at $119.99.

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Thanks MixMaster. I bought a pair of the Sony bookshelf speakers. I figure the savings can go into a better receiver. All my home theater speakers and receiver are at least 15 years old.
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Thanks MixMaster. I bought a pair of the Sony bookshelf speakers. I figure the savings can go into a better receiver. All my home theater speakers and receiver are at least 15 years old.
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Both Best Buy and Amazon have these on sale. Amazon actually a bit cheaper.
Amazon links
Sony SS-CS3 tower $98/each
https://www.amazon.com/Sony-SSCS3...way&sr=8-1
Sony SS-CS5 bookshelf speakers $73.01/pair
https://www.amazon.com/Sony-SSCS5...way&sr=8-1
Sony SS-CS8 center channel $73.01
https://www.amazon.com/Sony-SSCS8...way&sr=8-1
Sony SACS9 subwoofer $98.01
https://www.amazon.com/Sony-SACS9...way&sr=8-3
Sony SSCSE Atmos speakers $98/pair.
https://www.amazon.com/Sony-SSCSE...way&sr=8-1

Best Buy link to all.
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/prom...rs-savings
I bought the Sony SS-CS5 Bookshelf speakers at Best Buy today to use as rear surrounds, paired with ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2/C5.2 in front, along with atmos addons (Pioneers for the Sony and ELACs for the fronts)
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I bought the Sony SS-CS5 Bookshelf speakers at Best Buy today to use as rear surrounds, paired with ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2/C5.2 in front, along with atmos addons (Pioneers for the Sony and ELACs for the fronts)[/QUOTE]

If I see the 5.2s get to half off, I will be all over them. I can’t really go past 7 inches wide on the bookshelves, and like being able to put them against the wall. Just curious, why did you pick Pioneer for your Atmos setup on the Sonys
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I am looking at a 2.0 or 3.0 system (eventually will get a subwoofer, but will need a wireless sub.)

Are there any advantages to a 2 over or a 3 speaker system, or a 3 over a 2?

What mode would I be in for each? Stereo? Would any dialogue even come out of the center? Or, should I use "multi channel stereo?

Not Dolby Digital, right?

What is the best way to set up in a small room a 2.0 or a 3.0 system? Sorry for all the questions, just trying to get this right.

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I am looking at a 2.0 or 3.0 system (eventually will get a subwoofer, but will need a wireless sub.)

Are there any advantages to a 2 over or a 3 speaker system, or a 3 over a 2?

What mode would I be in for each? Stereo? Would any dialogue even come out of the center? Or, should I use "multi channel stereo?

Not Dolby Digital, right?

What is the best way to set up in a small room a 2.0 or a 3.0 system? Sorry for all the questions, just trying to get this right.

Thanks!
Depending on what you are going to use your system for.For 2.0 channel music listening you don't need a center channel speaker.If you are watching TV,streaming shows or movies,watching discs,console gaming,etc. a decent center channel 3.0 is a must (IMO)! Most of the dialog comes from the center channel.You can set your AV receiver to phantom center mode and just use your L&R speakers.I don't think it works nearly as well though.

Get a decent suB or preferably subs for a much better experience.
I use at least Dolby Digital.
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Depending on what you are going to use your system for.For 2.0 channel music listening you don't need a center channel speaker.If you are watching TV,streaming shows or movies,watching discs,console gaming,etc. a decent center channel 3.0 is a must (IMO)! Most of the dialog comes from the center channel.You can set your AV receiver to phantom center mode and just use your L&R speakers.I don't think it works nearly as well though.



Get a decent suB or preferably subs for a much better experience.

I use at least Dolby Digital.
Thanks for the reply! Very helpful!

I think the center channel is really important, too, as that is what is so muddy in a sound bar setup with movies and TV.

The primary use for me will be movies/TV/streaming services with the emphasis on TV via DirecTV.

So I guess I'm confused how to get Dolby Digital on a 3.0 (for now) with my receiver. Last night, all I could get was sound coming from the left and right (nothing from center) or basically everything coming from all three. Thanks!

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Thanks for the reply! Very helpful!

I think the center channel is really important, too, as that is what is so muddy in a sound bar setup with movies and TV.

The primary use for me will be movies/TV/streaming services with the emphasis on TV via DirecTV.

So I guess I'm confused how to get Dolby Digital on a 3.0 (for now) with my receiver. Last night, all I could get was sound coming from the left and right (nothing from center) or basically everything coming from all three. Thanks!

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I would check the center channel connection,if it's working as it should,try changing different sound modes(DD,DD+THX ,DTS Neutral+x etc.)If you have an info button on your remote,see what speakers are connected and what sound mode you're using.I have a Denon receiver(don't know much about Pioneer receivers).You could also post a thread about your problem in the AVR section.
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