Summary: UPDATE: after running these for just over a year - lets clear up alot of the ASTOUNDING reviews. Realize that to get the best sound out of any speaker does not begin with the speaker itself but with the amp/receiver that pushes them.
Summary: I received these speakers on time via U.P.S..I was suprised how heavy the speakers are. Look well made and solid. The speaker grills are good looking but very flimsey. (cheaply made) Like others, I had one broken speaker grill.
Summary: I was looking for a pair of low distortion, broad band, flat response curve speakers of small size, and I seem to have found it. Encouraged by the available specifications and favorable reviews, I purchased this pair of Sony SSF- 7000 speakers.
Good Design + Inexpensive Parts + Economies of Scale = Bargain
Nathaniel C. Moffat "Nat", Amazon
4 November 2010
Summary: Sony isn't known for speakers, and that's to your benefit. If they were, you'd pay 50-75% more and pat yourself on the back for being so discerning. As it is, the SS-F7000 is a notable bargain. There are a lot of really awful tower speakers in this price range, but don't lump Sony in this group.