I reviewed them in 2014, and yes, they are superb.The triple tweeter is executed extraordinarily well. One of the more beguiling small speakers I have heard.
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I am glad to hear that I am not the only Robinson in this Island.
I went to audition several speakers and I ended up liking the Sony over them all. I knew from the NY audio show 2 years ago that they were amazing, of course were not this model I think was the SS-AR2 but they certainly share a lot in common.
Doug, you probbably can explain to me why do you think they did not sale at all in the US?
By the way, not the first time a triple tweeter like that has been done. If it's what I've seen before (Advent? Adcom?) then the crossover is a lot like a 2.5 way speaker, but it's the tweeter and midrange, instead of the mid and woofer sharing a range.
The design causes deliberate lobing of the high frequencies, improving details. Great for untreated or minimally treated rooms.
Good for Sony for resurrecting an old shtick and executing it well. :)
Mountain is right, the Sony NA2ES speaker incredible.
Doug - you reviewed the 5 which is the stand mount. The 2, that mountain is talking about, is the floor stander.
Ive owned the Sony for awhile and wouldn't get rid of them under any circumstances. Once again, the Sony name gets no respect but these are one of the great undiscovered secrets in the speaker world. The sense of space and cohencery is really something plus they aren't too large for a floor standing and are gorgeous.