SONY SSCS3 3-WAY FLOOR-STANDING SPEAKER REVIEW

SONY SSCS3 3-WAY FLOOR-STANDING SPEAKER REVIEW
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Last Updated on by Daniel Lawrence

For as long as I can remember, Sony has been in the electronics industry! The company is among the most reputable electronics makers in the world, but it isn’t really known for its speakers.

We have, however, seen a number of HiFi products coming from Sony over the past few years, albeit at a hefty price! With the release of the SSCS 3s, Sony has provided budget buyers with a welcome choice. With these speakers, you will be able to transform your home listening experience entirely.

How does Sony’s SSCS3 3-way floor-standing speaker compare to its predecessors? Continue reading to find out!

SONY SSC3 3-WAY SPEAKERS

  •  Room-filling sound
  •  2-year warranty for repairs or replacements
  •  Stylish and portable design, solid wood cabinet
  •  0.75-inch Super tweeter with wide dispersion
  •  Easy to install and move around
  •  High-resolution audio
  •  Good value for money

Sony SSC3 3-Way Speakers at a Glance: Specs and Features

  •  Speaker type: passive, 3-way
  •  Drivers: 2x 5.2” woofer, 1” tweeter, 0.75” super tweeter
  •  Dimensions of the product: 14.2 x 11.6 x 40.2 inches
  •  Weight of the product: 10 pounds for each
  •  Frequency response range: 45 – 50,000 Hz (+/- 3dB)
  •  Wattage consumption: 145 Watts peak power
  •  Warranty: 2-year for repairs or replacements

Sony SSC3 3-Way Review

A stunning 3-way tower speaker like the Sony SSCS3 may just be the way to go if you are looking for clean and crisp audio in your home! Designed to provide a real and unmatched sound experience, this double unit speaker system is versatile enough to suit your needs.

In addition to its many features, the unit is reasonably priced considering the performance and can deliver the kind of experience you need. We examine the Sony SSCS3 3-in-1 in depth in this review

Sony SSCS3 3-Way Speaker Design and Construction

Sony SSCSN3 speaker

With regards to design, the Sony SSCS3 is sleek and modern, which makes it the ideal system for home entertainment. Your home’s furniture and other electronics can be matched with the unit.

In order to create a small footprint, the floor-standing speakers have dimensions of 14.2 x 11.6 x 40.2. They can be placed in any area of the living room you choose.

With each speaker weighing approximately 10 pounds, you can set them up or move them around the house easily when you’re rearranging.

The flashy design of the Sony SSCS3 makes it stand out. In addition to their rectangular shape, the units have straight edges in a black finish. Edge diffraction is greatly reduced due to the slightly tapered faceplate edges to create a natural, clear soundstage.

There is an unmistakable “SONY” logo at the bottom of the speaker that can be made out from a distance.

Natural resonance is offered by the speaker cabinets, which are made from sturdy wood. Furthermore, the bass reflex system provides an optimized low-frequency response.

Rubber feet at the base of the speakers provide grip on slippery floors during installation and reduce vibrations on the floor. There are two 5-inch woofers, a 1-inch tweeter, and a 0.75-inch super tweeter in this four-driver sound system.

Featuring a wide-dispersion super tweeter with a high-frequency range of up to 50kHz, the Sony SSCS3 floor-standing speaker can handle peak power up to 145 W.

To achieve optimal bass response down to 45Hz, the manufacturer uses mic-reinforced cones in the woofer.

Furthermore, the crossover of the speaker system is designed to minimize signal loss!

I was not a huge fan of the exposed cones on the Sony SSCS3. Although this may not necessarily be a negative, most tower speakers come with full-frontal grill covers to protect their delicate cones.

As a result of the exposed design, children and visitors may accidentally poke the cone, which could easily damage the speaker.

Sony’s SSCS3 3-Way floor-standing speakers come with a two-year warranty, which is more than most audio equipment offers.

Sony SSCS3 3-Way Speaker Performance and Sound Quality

Sony speaker review

Introducing a product into a market that is not primarily their focus is always beneficial for companies as it raises competition and leads to better offerings. As a floor-standing speaker, the SSCS3 stands out from the budget-tier competition.

In general, the speakers deliver crisp and clear sound that fills the room with balanced bass. Straight out of the box, my attention was drawn to the ridiculously high-frequency response ceiling. The SSCS3 is able to play at frequencies up to 50kHz, which is unheard of for most loudspeakers.

The reason for this is the unique 3-way design, which features two tweeters, and the proprietary High-Resolution Audio technology.

No matter how expensive the super tweeter is, its high-frequency notes will be reproduced precisely across the room.

At this price point, 145W of peak power is quite impressive and should suffice to fill a medium-sized or small room.

If you plan to use the speakers mostly for music, you’d be wise to buy a subwoofer, because the system’s low-frequency response floor is 45Hz.

During my testing, I viewed a few movie clips to get a sense of the SSCS3’s performance and was very impressed with the sound quality and the low-frequency distortion-free output. No matter how high I turned the volume, the audio remained clear and precise.

This subwoofer has an unbelievably tight bass for the price, and I would expect it to sound like something from a $300 subwoofer.

The low notes don’t seem to have any sound distortion to me. In other words, you can easily tell who is speaking and where they are coming from when following your favorite movie.

The Sony SSCS3 delivered a room-filling sound that spread across the living room when listening to my favorite playlist. As well as reproducing the musical instruments and location, the system also reproduces the depth of the soundstage.

I liked the wide-dispersion mega tweeter, which allowed for natural sounds and vocals that reached me instantly. For higher resolution and crystal-clear audio, this is designed to deliver up to 50kHz of high-frequency audio response.

Mica-reinforced drivers, meanwhile, capture each note and melody with perfect precision. SSC S3s use a unique double-layer mica woofer diaphragm that has been foamed.

The upper layer is able to deliver balanced sound quality, while the bottom layer produces a more powerful bass reproduction by leveraging a stronger low mass.

However, it is limited to how much you can accomplish with a pair of cheap 5.25″ woofers. I was able to hear the highs, mids, and bass clearly even when I amplified the volume. In lower frequencies, there was noticeable compression, particularly below 80Hz.

The sound thins out and although it wasn’t bad, it wasn’t awesome!

As a result, the Sony SSCS3 is not appropriate for loud music or shaking the walls of your home.

Sony SSCS3 3-Way Speaker Review: Weighing The Pros & Cons 

Pros Cons
 High-resolution audio  The bass thins out at frequencies below 80Hz
 Affordably priced to offer good value for money  Exposed cones design
 Easy to install and move around
 Solid wood cabinet

Conclusion

In general, the Sony SSCS3 3-way floor-standing speaker system is a remarkable and decently priced product. The audio reproduction is crisp and clear, and it fills the room with high-quality sound.

Despite its compact size and lightweight, it is easy to install anywhere in your house. The speakers will be a useful addition in any room, whether it is in the living room, the studio, or the entertainment room.

Sony’s SSCS3 takes your movie-watching experience to the next level, and it does the same with music listening sessions. This will be a nice unit to consider if you are looking for a home entertainment audio system on a budget.