Sony SA-IF70 Floorstanding Speakers

3.43/5 (7 Reviews) MSRP : $300.00


Product Description

Wireless IR Rear Speakers.


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Allan a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: December 30, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Finally got a SA-IF70 and was happy for about a month. Then, the system started popping and crackling while listening. Speakers buzz loudly when the microwave is on in the next room. Sony dropped this because it is junk. Where is their product to connect to their custom remote low level output plug? Sony owners are now left holding the bag.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Sony Outlet



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Christopher Lee a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2001

Bottom Line:   
If you're like me and want to avoid the hassle of running unsightly wires around the room or, worse, pulling up your carpet, the Sony SA-IF70s are a dream. Each speaker is powered and puts out a good full sound. Although the infrared signal can be a drag (the dropping out if the signal is interferred with), the overall pros far outweigh any cons with this unit.

I have looked (and tried) similar wireless speakers. The Advent speakers do you no good due to the fact that they are not geared specifically towards rear channel output. The simply replicate the front channels (through your headphone jack). Rectroton makes a wireless surround sound speaker, but I found the sound to be comparable to a bad radio signal (which it is actually...900 mhz transmission I think...)

For reasons unbeknowst to me, Sony recently discontinued this model. It seems to me that there is a ready and willing market for "no-fuss, wire-free" surround sound speakers. I decided to try and round an extra pair up - ended up spending three weeks scouring the Internet before I was able to secure an extra pair! No one has them anymore! (but I do!!! Email me if you're looking....)

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Sonystyle.com



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 9, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Great sound and you are able to adjust the volume of these speakers independent of the receiver. A must have.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $99.00

Purchased At:   Sony Online package deal



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Terrence a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 26, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Just like the Bose system, ease of use = Pleasure
Wonderfull sound, full of harmonics

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $149.00

Purchased At:   Sound Spectrum electronics



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Joe a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 26, 2000

Bottom Line:   
The concept is neat, but I would not try to leverage a home theater system off of this product. The speaker sound output is just not stable enough.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Sony Outlet




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