SS-CS5 is a 3-way Passive Bass Reflex Bookshelf speaker by Sony. It features a 1" Soft-Dome Tweeter, 0.75" Super Tweeter, and 1 x 5.25" Mica Reinforced Cellular (MRC) Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 53-50k Hz and a sensitivity of 87 dB. Sony SS-CS5 has an MSRP of 148$ per pair.
SS-CS5 is a member of Sony's CS series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
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Sony SS-CS5 has a Frequency response range of 53-50k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of up to 100 watts. At a minimum frequency of 53 Hz, SS-CS5 will provide an average bass depth so depending on your use case, you may consider supplementing your system with a subwoofer.
Here we have a comparison of how SS-CS5's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Among the speakers in our database with a max MSRP price of 300$ (Pair), these are the 5 Passive Bookshelf speakers that have the deeper bass levels than the Sony SS-CS5's 53Hz:
On the treble side, with its upper limit of 50 kHz, Sony SS-CS5 has the highest frequency level among the Bookshelf speakers in our database.
Impedance and Sensitivity
Sony SS-CS5's nominal impedance level is 6 ohms and has a sensitivity of 87 dB.
Is the Sony SS-CS5 an easy to drive speaker?
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so Sony SS-CS5 is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective. With a sensitivity level of only 87 dB, Sony SS-CS5 is a difficult to drive speaker from Sensitivity perspective, make sure to choose an amplifier with hogh output if you like listening your music at high volume levels.
SS-CS5 features Post type connectors. Bi-amping and Bi-wiring is not possible.
Sony SS-CS5 Speaker Size: Weight and Dimensions
Sony SS-CS5 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 13.1 x 7.0 x 8.6inch (335.0 x 178.0 x 220.0mm ). Each speaker weighs 4.50kg / 9.9lbs.
To have a better perspective on the real life size of Sony SS-CS5, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we place the Sony SS-CS5 virtually next to a standard width amplifier and turntable on a BDI Octave Media Cabinet to get a better idea about the size.
Cabinet type and Materials
Sony SS-CS5 has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet and MDF/Wood-veneer finish. Bass Reflex type loudspeakers (aka Ported, Vented or Reflex Port) have enclosures that uses a port, hole or vent cut into the cabinet. Ported designs are generally more efficient than the Sealed designs.
Sony SS-CS5 is a rear-firing port speaker so you have to make sure you leave enough space between the back of the speaker and wall or bookshelf so that it has room to breathe.
Sony SS-CS5 is available in Black.
SS-CS5 doesn't sport any built-in mounting bracket so you need an external structure to mount on walls.
SS-CS5 comes with Removable Cloth grilles in Black. The purpose of the speaker grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound pass as clearly as possible.
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the Sony SS-CS5, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Sony SS-CS5
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Sony SS-CS5 speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Sony SS-CS5
2 years of parts warranty and 2 years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.