Sony SS-G333ES

1 9 8 8 1988
1 9 9 1 1991

Sony's gem of 1980s musical engineering, alas Japan-only.

Alongwith the (much) bigger SS-G777ES, and despite a very attractive price, the G333ES seemingly sold very little.
Why oh why ? Because "Sony" is written on them and as we all know, that can't be good.

However, gather around and listen :
The SS-G333ES' bass and mid drivers useSony's own High Stiffness Polyolefin which is stiffer and lighter than almost everything and also resistant to heat and water.
And the tweeter is made of 99,9% pure Alumina crystals - way lighter and faster than titanium.

Since 100% non-resonant enclosures are science-fiction only, why not tune the residual resonances to something useful ?
Well, the enclosure and baffle of the G333ES are tuned to resonate at 365Hz (rear), 457Hz (sides) and 550Hz (top).

And those frequencies are the equivalent of the following musical notes :
DO, FA and LA (C, F and A for you anglo-saxon people).

The G333ES is a musical instrument in itself - how's that for engineering extra-ordinaire ?

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Sony SS-G333ES specifications
Title Value
Type : 3-way bass-reflex
Drivers : 1x 31cm bass cone
1x 12cm balanced-drive mid
1x 2,5cm ceramic dome tweeter
Nominal impedance : 6 Ohm
Max. input power : 100W
Max peak power : 200W
Sensibility : 91dB /W /m
Frequency response : 30Hz...25Khz
Repartee : 500Hz
Input terminals : full-range
Dimensions : 40 x 64,5 x 35cm
Weight : 32kg.
WS optional stands : WS-333 (40 x 25 x 32cm ; 35,000¥)
List price : 60,000¥ (1989)
55,700¥ (1991)
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