QUOTE(Eng_Tat @ Feb 17 2016, 12:03 AM)
hi, any one here tested/auditioned Sony SS-CS3 against Pioneer SP-FS52 (RM800/pair)? tq
Everything the FS52 can do, the CS3 just does better. Tonality, transparency, neutrality, detail retrieval, soundstage, low end thump, pretty much everything, the CS3 > FS52. The only thing the FS52 beats the CS3 at is price.
RM800 vs RM1200 (pair), is the CS3 worth the extra RM400? IMO yes. The FS52 can often times struggle with very dynamic bass or very sharp treble, when any source that has these kind of load, the FS52 just can't handle the transient load and worse still, distort. The CS3? Believe me when I say this, it doesn't. Mind blowing that Sony could achieve something of such balance at this price point, on a floorstander.
tldr; The FS52 sounds constrained, dull and struggles when place side by side in comparison to the CS3, in the same environment condition, fed with the same source.
QUOTE(tharmaraj @ Feb 17 2016, 10:43 AM)
I'm really interested with this speaker. Can recommend where can I buy? I don't want buy online though. Btw. does this speakers comes with Banana Plug connectors. The current speaker cables I have are all banana plug connectors.
Special order from Sony Malaysia.
And yes, they use banana plug connections.
QUOTE(radovantz @ Feb 17 2016, 10:50 AM)
I will use Sony speaker only if I have Sony amplifier to connect it with
Sadly Sony amplifier is currently not available in Malaysia.
Sony is selling the DN1060 now, RM2.6k + free BDP S7200 + free MDR-1ABT headphones.
Yes you read that right, insane value.
But to be honest, I don't think the DN1060's nature of wide soundstage, laid back sound is a good match for the Core series speakers. The Core series speakers are already very neutral, in fact some might even say it's a bit too bright and on the cold side. You'd want a semi-warm receiver/amp.
If discrete amp like the TA-A1ES, you'll need to special order from them. But again, I don't think they're a good match either for the Core series speakers.