Sony SS-MF550H Floorstanding Speakers

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Price Paid: $159.00

Purchase at: Best Buy

Strengths
NIce Highs on the Nano Tweeters, Pretty decent lows

Weakness
Could have more bass, Speaker wire that Sony gives is cheap!

Comments/Review
Designed for maximum sonic and economic efficiency, Sony’s ash-wood-finished SS-MF550H floorstanding speakers enhance your hi-fi or home theater listening stylishly and affordably. Optimal for either stereo or, using 2 pairs, full-resolution surround sound music listening, these 3-way speakers each employ one 3.25-inch midrange and one 8-inch Kevlar/HOP bass driver, as well as a 1-inch Nano-Fine balanced-dome tweeter. Nano-Fine tweeters extend the speakers’ frequency response well beyond the 20 kHz limit of CD audio, all the way out to 50 kHz–perfect for today’s high-resolution music formats like Super Audio CD (SACD) and DVD-Audio. The Nano-Fine design makes each tweeter extremely still and light–ideal properties for a tweeter.
The SS-MF550H’s ported (bass-reflex) cabinets permit the larger drivers to move more air, significantly enhancing the speakers’ low-end output. The speakers use precision crossover assemblies to ensure blending while recreating a seamless sound stage. Today’s high-resolution stereo and discrete surround formats can reproduce the same sound out of all speakers. If a variance in drivers, crossover, or materials occurs, the pitch and surround illusion can suffer. Sony speakers are designed using matching driver compliments and crossovers to ensure blending from left to right and from front to rear.

The Kevlar fiber cone material offers an ideal mix of strength and low weight. Traditional driver materials must increase mass to provide greater amounts of rigidity, but these materials tend to be slow and inaccurate. Kevlar, combined with Sony’s HOP (Highly Oriented Polyolefin), delivers extremely high strength and low mass. This allows for high power handling (up to 150 watts per channel) and ideal frequency response. HOP is a proprietary speaker-cone material offering high strength, low weight, and low resonance, contributing to the speaker’s excellent transient response, high power handling, and flat frequency response. Frequency response extends down to 45 Hz, giving you all but the lowest audible octave of bass.

The balanced-dome tweeter represents a Sony refinement of the classic dome tweeter, which places the voice coil inside the tweeter’s circumference for superb dispersion and reduced distortion than traditional tweeters.

The SS-MF550H pair comes with 2 lengths (8.2 feet each) of speaker cable to simplify hookup with your integrated amplifier or surround receiver.

What’s in the Box
Two speakers, speaker cable (8.2 feet x 2 lengths), a user’s manual, and warranty information.

Product Description
You won’t believe the dimension of sound Sony’s SS-MF550H Floor Standing Speaker adds to your entertainment system. Boasting features that bring you more of what you want to hear, this 3 Way, 3 Driver Floor-Standing Speaker includes a 1″ Nano-Fine Balanced Dome Tweeter, 150 Watts of Maximum Input Power, a Frequency Range of 45Hz – 50kHz, Screw Type Binding Posts, an 8″ Improved H.O.P. Cone – Bass Driver, and a 3 1/4″ Improved H.O.P. Cone – Mid Driver. The Black Ash Type Finish of this speaker will blend fashionably with your decor as it fills your listening room with remarkable sound.

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