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Sony SS-B1000

Sony SS-B1000
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Energy Take Classic 5.1

Energy Take Classic 5.1
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Monoprice 8247

Monoprice 8247
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Price $68 at 1 store $51 to $99 at 3 stores $148 to $149 at 4 stores $398 to $419 at 2 stores $100 to $116 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.1 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
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Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.3 (4.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 7 reviews 4.0 stars out of 5 reviews 5.0 stars out of 3 reviews 4.0 stars out of 28 reviews 3.5 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date May 24, 2007 May 02, 2012 August 07, 2007 September 15, 2008 September 15, 2011
The Bottom Line The Sony SS-B1000 Bookshelf Speakers may not quite win the budget-bookshelf-speaker battle, but they do deliver quite decent sound for the money. The Dayton Audio B652 speakers are the best-sounding stereo speakers you can buy for under $50. The Energy Take Classic 5.1 is the best budget speaker system we've reviewed, earning our Editors' Choice Award with its outstanding sound quality and exquisite looks. The Monoprice 8247 does the impossible by offering a competent 5.1 speaker system for less than $100, setting a new standard for ultrabudget speakers.

Basic specs

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System Components 2 x Bookshelf speakers
2 x Bookshelf speakers
2 x Bookshelf speakers
1 x Center speaker
1 x Subwoofer
4 x Satellite speakers
1 x Center speaker
1 x Subwoofer
Recommended Amplifier Power Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 20 - 100 Watt
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Color Info unavailable Ebony black
Info unavailable High-gloss black
Black
Max (RMS) Output Power 120 Watt
75 Watt
120 Watt
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Nominal (RMS) Output Power Info unavailable 40 Watt
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Product Type Bookshelf
Left / right channel speakers
Bookshelf
5.1-channel Home theater speaker system
5.1-channel
Home theater speaker system
Dimensions (WxDxH) 15.7 in x 6.7 in x 8.5 in
7 in x 6.4 in x 11.8 in
9.4 in x 10.4 in x 20.9 in
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Input Impedance 8 Ohm
8 Ohm
8 Ohm
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Battery None
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Remote Control None
Info unavailable None
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Speaker System Details Bookshelf
2 - 80 - 50000 Hz - 8 Ohm
Bookshelf
2 - 40 Watt - 70 - 20000 Hz - 8 Ohm
2 - 50 - 50000 Hz - 8 Ohm
4 x Satellite speaker - 100 Watt - 115 - 20000 Hz - 8 Ohm
1 x Center channel speaker - 100 Watt - 110 - 20000 Hz - 8 Ohm
1 x Active subwoofer - 200 Watt - 33 - 150 Hz
4 x Satellite speaker - 150 - 20000 Hz - 8 Ohm
1 x Center channel speaker - 150 - 20000 Hz - 8 Ohm
1 x Subwoofer - 60 Watt - 50 - 250 Hz
Audio System Max Output Power Info unavailable 75 Watt
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Connectivity Technology Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Speaker Type 2-way - Passive
2-way
Passive
3-way - Passive
Active subwoofer, passive satellites
Active subwoofer, passive satellites
Weight 6.4 lbs
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Product Description Bookshelf
Sony SS-B1000
Dayton Audio B652 - Left / right channel speakers
Bookshelf
Sony SS-B3000
Energy Take Classic 5.1 Home Theater System - Home theater speaker system
Monoprice 5.1 Channel Home Theater - Home theater speaker system
Response Bandwidth 80 - 50000 Hz
70 - 20000 Hz
50 - 50000 Hz
33 - 20000 Hz
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