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Sony  Ss-m7
13 Reviews
rating  4.46 of 5
MSRP  1400.00
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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by CW a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: September 22, 2013

Bottom Line:   
To anyone who thinks these speakers need modifications: you need to experiment with your amplification.

I first tried the SS-M7's on a VTL ST-125 tube amp- umm, no thanks. Muddy, rolled-off bass, a small narrow soundstage, practically no imaging, and muted, recessed vocals. Next I tried a Mark Levinson No. 331- MUCH better. Tight, powerful bass, good imaging, and a much wider soundstage that still lacked depth, and vocals were still a bit muted and recessed. Finally, I hooked the Sonys up to a pair of Quicksilver 8417 monoblocks- and the magic suddenly fell into place. The Sonys just disappeared- pure music, delivered with speed, clarity, precision, and impact.

So PLEASE don't go pulling your SS-M7's apart. The designer was so meticulous he even specified the amount of torque to be applied to the screws on the midrange drivers. If the SS-M7's don't like your amp, it's not their fault. Treat the PROBLEM, not the symptoms.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1995



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by RK a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: July 2, 2013

Bottom Line:   
I've owned the Ss7's for years (with stands). Right now am concerned with age of drivers, & considering putting a folded tweet + other mods suggested. Seems like they would be worth keeping & tweaking. Any thoughts? rk

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1998



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by SoundsGood 101 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 28, 2010

Bottom Line:   
I have owned the SS-M7B speakers for years and they still bring a smile to listeners faces. They are a relatively easy load to drive and of average efficiency. The build quality of the cabinet is excellent and very solid. The drivers are well made and predate the Peerless/Scanspeak-China merge. The woofers are mostly identical to those used in the WIlson Audio Watt/Puppy 5.1 and 6. This speaker distinguishes itself from others by giving classical music back what was equalized and lost in the mixing sessions in Euro studios by deaf recording technicians... Bass. Classical recordings played back through the SS-M7Bs are no longer piercing but instead full bodied, powerful and most of all, well balanced. Strings are large and palpable, and their is no pain. You can be listening at almost any angle and you can hear the full spectrum.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by stanzi a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2006

Bottom Line:   
When I worked for Sony, I bought 4 ES SS M7's and 2 of the smaller M3's, complete with the stands for each speaker. They have been great, but I purchased too much. 2 of the M7's are still brand new in the box! I've been using 2 of the M7's with 2 M3's. Using 4 M7's was waaaaay overkill.

So what to do? I'm cramped for room, and the Bose Acoustamass 16 really catched my eye. A small package with decent sound. But the wife says "No new toys until you get rid of something!".....

If I were to sell these, does anybody have input on where to sell them and for how much?

Thanks!

Richard

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   1997

Purchased At:   Sony



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jim a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 20, 2003

Bottom Line:   
These are great speakers out of the box, but as some other reviewers have noted, I feel they have a lot more potential. I'm about to do a couple of mod's the other reviewers have described. I tried to contact both the reviewers who did these mod's but my e-mails were returned. Cubemaster, if you're out there, send me a note if you have a minute. I'd like to ask a little advice before I dive into this project.
I'd also like to ask if anyone knows who the original manufacturer was. Apparently, these speakers where built for Sony by someone else.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   e-bay




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