Sony SS-CS5 - Speaker System Operating Instructions

Sony SS-CS5 - Speaker System Operating Instructions

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Sony SS-CS5 - Speaker System Operating Instructions



For customers in Europe

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This product has been manufactured by or on behalf of Sony Corporation.
EU Importer: Sony Europe B.V.
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On safety

  • Should any liquid or solid object fall into the system, unplug the system's power cord and have the system checked by qualified personnel before operating it any further.

On operation

  • Do not drive the speaker system with a continuous wattage exceeding the maximum input power of the system.
  • If the polarity of the speaker connections are not correct, the bass tones will be weak and the position of the various instruments obscure.
  • Contact between bare speaker wires at the speaker terminals may result in a short-circuit.
  • Before connecting, turn off the amplifier to avoid damaging the speaker system.
  • The volume level should not be turned up to the point of distortion.

On placement

  • Do not install the speakers in an inclined position.
  • Do not place the speakers in locations that are:
    • Extremely hot or cold
    • Dusty or dirty
    • Very humid
    • Subject to vibrations
    • Subject to direct sunlight
    • Near magnetic cards (credit cards, commuter passes, etc.)
      Magnetic cards may fail due to the magnets in the speaker units.
    • Near televisions
      The speakers are not magnetically shielded. Therefore, if you use the speakers near CRT-based televisions, color shading occurs on the television screen.
  • Use caution when placing the speaker on a specially treated (waxed, oiled, polished, etc.) surfaces, as staining or discoloration may result.

On cleaning

  • Clean the speaker cabinets with a soft cloth lightly moistened with a mild detergent solution or water. Do not use any type of abrasive pad, scouring powder or solvent such as alcohol or benzine.

If you have any questions or problems concerning your speaker system, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.

Connecting the speakers to an amplifier

Connecting the speakers to an amplifier
The speaker cords are not supplied.

Connect the speakers to the speaker output terminals of an amplifier using the speaker cords (not supplied). Make sure power to all components (included the subwoofer) is turned off before starting the hook up. When connecting, tighten the speaker terminals by turning them in the direction of the arrows in the illustration .

warning Notes

  • Make sure the plus (+) and the minus (–) terminals on the speakers are matched to the corresponding plus (+) and minus (–) terminals on the amplifier.
  • Be sure to tighten the screws of the speaker terminals securely as loose screws may become a source of noise.
  • Make sure all connections are firm. Contact between bare speaker wires at the speaker terminals may cause a short-circuit.
  • For details on speaker connection of the amplifier, refer to the operating instructions supplied with your amplifier.

information Tip
Black striped wires are minus (–) in polarity, and should be connected to the minus (–) speaker terminals.

Positioning the speakers

Positioning the speakers

Install the speakers as shown in illustration .
* The system can be used as either a front or a surround speaker.

information Tip
Attach the foot pads (supplied) to the bottom corners of the speakers (see fig. .), and make sure the speakers are installed completely level.


Should you encounter a problem with your speaker, check the following list and take the indicated measures. If the problem persists, consult your nearest Sony dealer.

There is no sound from the speaker.

  • Make sure the connections have been correctly made.
  • Make sure the volume on the amplifier has been turned up properly.
  • Make sure the program source selector on the amplifier is set to the proper source.
  • Make sure the headphones are not connected.

There is hum or noise in the speaker output.

  • Make sure the connections have been correctly made.
  • Make sure none of the audio components are positioned too close to the TV set.

The sound has suddenly stopped.

  • Make sure the connections have been correctly made. Contact between bare speaker wires at the speaker terminals may cause a short-circuit.


Speaker system 3-way 3-driver speaker system, Bass reflex
Speaker units
Woofer: 130 mm, cone type (1)
Tweeter: 25 mm, soft dome type (1)
Super tweeter: 19 mm, soft dome type (1)
Rated impedance 6 Ω
Maximum input power 100 W
Sensitivity level 87 dB (2.83V, 1 m)
Frequency range 53 Hz - 50,000 Hz
Dimensions (width/height/depth)
Mass Approx. 178 × 335 × 220 mm, including front grille
Approx. 4.5 kg, including front grille
Supplied accessory Foot pads (8)

Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Documents / Resources

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