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    Default Sony SSM7a's designed by Polk engineer?

    Never knew this. Pretty sexy looking speaker, didn't know Sony ever put out anything like this.

    http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/ele/1705717420.html

    For Sale is a rare and highly sought after pair of Sony SS-M7 speakers. These were designed by a top Polk Audio designer hired away by Sony to create an audiophile quality speaker for Sony. (He is now chief designer for Boston Acoustic/Snell).

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    I'm buying these :)

    Owner is a polk forum member! I'll give a review when I get around to it!

    James
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    How many speakers do you own? lol I always see you asking about different models is why I ask. I love using jaxed (mashed) to look at vintage gear. Well if those speakers sound as nice as they look I think you'll be happy with them.
    --Gary--

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    I have a HT setup and a 2 channel (Check my sig) and that's it. I have been, for some time, looking to try some different speakers out - hence the questions. I plan on going perhaps on Friday to check them out.

    James
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    Polk RT800 Surround Speakers
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    TAD 150 Signature Tube Preamp
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    Here is some more info about the rare Sony ES speaker series. Turns out, it is not BS about the Polk Engineer.

    http://www.stereophile.com/floorloudspeakers/996esss/

    Those should be a nice sounding speaker.

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    Very nice! I've always wanted a pair of those, and there was another model that they made awhile ago... some huge floor standers. Forgot the model number, though.... maybe i'll find them later.
    I don't read the newsssspaperssss because dey aaaallllllllll...... have ugly print.

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    That's interesting. I just saw a Sony self system here in China that had bookshelf speakers whose cabinets looked a bit like LSi7s and whose drivers looked like something from Energy? They actually sounded surprisingly good for a mid-fi executive shelf system? Go figure.

    They were 'unlike' any Sony speaker I've seen in the last 5 years. And the system is not available in the U.S.

    cnh

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    These were what i was looking for:

    http://www.positive-feedback.com/Iss...onyssk70ed.htm

    But i want the SSK90EDs. Merely for giggles and grins.
    I don't read the newsssspaperssss because dey aaaallllllllll...... have ugly print.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pycroft View Post
    I'm buying these :)

    Owner is a polk forum member! I'll give a review when I get around to it!

    James
    Look forward to hearing the result. I these Sony ES speakers back in the 90's at the Sony Outlet stores but never paid attention to them. I would love to hear how they sound.
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    I have a pair of the SSK90EDs and also the center channel speaker of that line. The SSK90EDs are excellent speakers. They were a limited high end run and I believe someone from B&W from England engineered them. If you can find a pair buy them, you won't regret it.
    Polk HT system 1: LSIC, LSI25 mains, LSI F/X rears, Lsi F/X rear centers,
    Yamaha RX-V2500 System, Sunfire grand 5 channel, Carver A753 3 channel amp.

    Polk HT system 2: ,Polk CS1000 center, Polk cs400rear center, Polk RT800 mains stacked with RT55's, Polk F/X 1000 rears running on a Yamaha RX-V2200

    Polk Speaker collection: SDA SRS 1.2tl x 2, SRT system, SDA SRS 2 P/B, SDA 2A, SDA 1C Studio, SDA CRS+, Monitor 12 series 2, 7B & 4, SRS 3.1tl, RTA 15tl, LS90

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluecomet View Post
    I have a pair of the SSK90EDs and also the center channel speaker of that line. The SSK90EDs are excellent speakers. They were a limited high end run and I believe someone from B&W from England engineered them. If you can find a pair buy them, you won't regret it.
    You should sell those to me, please? :D
    I don't read the newsssspaperssss because dey aaaallllllllll...... have ugly print.

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    If I ever decide to sell them, I will let you know.:)
    Polk HT system 1: LSIC, LSI25 mains, LSI F/X rears, Lsi F/X rear centers,
    Yamaha RX-V2500 System, Sunfire grand 5 channel, Carver A753 3 channel amp.

    Polk HT system 2: ,Polk CS1000 center, Polk cs400rear center, Polk RT800 mains stacked with RT55's, Polk F/X 1000 rears running on a Yamaha RX-V2200

    Polk Speaker collection: SDA SRS 1.2tl x 2, SRT system, SDA SRS 2 P/B, SDA 2A, SDA 1C Studio, SDA CRS+, Monitor 12 series 2, 7B & 4, SRS 3.1tl, RTA 15tl, LS90

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    Concealer -

    Check this out!

    http://www.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls..../Sony-ss-k90ed

    You ask and you shall receive!

    Drive to CA and they're yours!

    James
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    Sony SS-M9 P's (ES version)
    Sony SS-M1CN Center Channel
    Polk RT800 Surround Speakers
    Odyssey Stratos Dual Mono Amplifiers
    TAD 150 Signature Tube Preamp
    Harman Kardon HK354
    Sony SACD Player

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    It's a smaller industry than you think....engineers bounce around fromplace to place. Polk had Peter....ugh, can't recall his last name from KEF for a few years. I have his signature on some literature of some products he helped design.

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