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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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Price $148 to $149 at 4 stores $68 at 1 store $51 to $99 at 3 stores $398 to $419 at 2 stores
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3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.1 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.3 (4.5 stars)
Average user rating 5.0 stars out of 3 reviews 4.0 stars out of 7 reviews 4.0 stars out of 5 reviews 4.0 stars out of 28 reviews
Release date August 07, 2007 May 24, 2007 May 02, 2012 September 15, 2008
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.

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
Recommended Amplifier Power Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 20 - 100 Watt
Color Info unavailable Info unavailable Ebony black
High-gloss black
Max (RMS) Output Power 120 Watt
120 Watt
75 Watt
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Nominal (RMS) Output Power Info unavailable Info unavailable 40 Watt
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Product Type Bookshelf
Bookshelf
Left / right channel speakers
5.1-channel Home theater speaker system
Dimensions (WxDxH) 9.4 in x 10.4 in x 20.9 in
15.7 in x 6.7 in x 8.5 in
7 in x 6.4 in x 11.8 in
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Input Impedance 8 Ohm
8 Ohm
8 Ohm
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Battery None
None
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Remote Control None
None
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Speaker System Details 2 - 50 - 50000 Hz - 8 Ohm
Bookshelf
2 - 80 - 50000 Hz - 8 Ohm
Bookshelf
2 - 40 Watt - 70 - 20000 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
Audio System Max Output Power Info unavailable Info unavailable 75 Watt
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Connectivity Technology Wired
Wired
Wired
Wired
Speaker Type 3-way - Passive
2-way - Passive
2-way
Passive
Active subwoofer, passive satellites
Weight 14.3 lbs
6.4 lbs
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Product Description Bookshelf
Sony SS-B3000
Bookshelf
Sony SS-B1000
Dayton Audio B652 - Left / right channel speakers
Energy Take Classic 5.1 Home Theater System - Home theater speaker system
Response Bandwidth 50 - 50000 Hz
80 - 50000 Hz
70 - 20000 Hz
33 - 20000 Hz
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