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Review Summary For : Sounds Sweet Communications Speaker
Reviews: 121MSRP: 160 USD
Speaker designed for use with amateur and two-way radio, shortwave and scanner listening.
Product is not in production
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KD8DDW Rating: 2006-10-25
not to great Time Owned: 6 to 12 months.
This speaker is cheply made and does not sound as good as the reviews say. If you decide to get one buy it used.
KQ6EA Rating: 2006-08-31
WOW! Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
Holy smokes this thing sounds GOOD! From my HT to my TS-950SDX, everything comes through clear, with no muddy bass, or annoying hiss. I'm partial to "matching" speakers for my rigs, which is why I have an SP-950 for my big Kenwood, but the Sounds Sweet unit is much nicer to listen to.
Guess I'll leave the Kenwood speaker on the desk for looks, and discretely tuck the Sounds Sweet under the desk.
Yes, it's big, and yes it's Darth Vader BLACK, but it's built really solid, and sounds wonderful.
Do your ears a favor and get one! I wonder how two of them would sound on a radio that does "diversity" audio?
N9VR Rating: 2006-08-05
Not Bad Time Owned: 3 to 6 months.
After all the hype, I had to try one. And to my supprize it is very very good. Clean full audio, no hiss from this one. It isnt the best looking speaker I have ever seen, but it is worth the purchase price. I normally use an external e.q., amp and speakers in the shack because I prefer a nice clean smooth receive audio, and this speaker about equals that without all the extra wires running everywhere.
A Keeper!! I would buy another..
KC4CP Rating: 2006-07-02
SUPERB - A+ Time Owned: 6 to 12 months.
Yesterday, I conducted a little "experiment." I had 3 friends & family members listen to HF ... switching between the "Sounds Sweet" & my 2 favorite "matching" speakers (Icom SP-20 & Yaesu SP-5). I had them listen with their backs to the shack (so they had no idea which speaker was in line at any given moment). THEY ALL AGREED THAT THE "S.S." SPEAKER WAS IN A LEAGUE ALL ITS OWN - THEY COULD NOT BELIEVE THE DIFFERENCE. For Ham Radio use ... the "Sounds Sweet" beats them all! No other speaker even compares!
N4CTR Rating: 2006-04-28
GREAT SOUND !!!!!! Time Owned: more than 12 months.
KG4EBZ Rating: 2006-02-16
Your ears will thank you! Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
The speaker on my IC-718 is so small it sounds no better than my U/VHT HT! I purchased the Sounds Sweet speaker based on the Eham reviews and can not be happier. What a terrific product. It is large but the sound is terrific.

W3DX Rating: 2006-01-26
Sounds Great, Looks Great Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I just purchased this speaker based on the great Eham reviews. I'm just one more "believer." This is one great sounding speaker.

I've been licensed for 33 years, and have listened to a lot of radios and a lot of speakers. I recently purchased an NCS multi-switch so that I can use multiple radios with a single keyer, microphone, headphone, voice keyer and speaker. That gave me an opportunity to start upgrading individual components, because I can use them with 4 radios.

So I purchased the speaker, and wow, what a sound! Big, clear, clean, crisp audio. Night and day difference between this speaker and my Icom SP-7, and the built-in speakers in all of my radios. I especially appreciate the nice sound when listening to shortwave stations, like the BBC.

Good looking speaker too. The pictures don't do it justice. It comes in a well made, black wooden case.
FORMER_W4KTX_JC Rating: 2005-12-02
I always come back to this speaker Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I have had this speaker for about 2 years and I always end up coming back to it. I have tried many speakers from the big three since I have ownder the Soundsweet and none of them have come close to the fullness of sound and sound quality of this speaker. The closest I have come is an old Yaesu SP-901. Good sound for such an old system, still does not beat the Soundsweet. For the price, you can't beat this speaker.
WB6MYL Rating: 2005-11-30
Very nice, indeed Time Owned: more than 12 months.
I have had my Sound Sweet speaker for about two years and I have been very pleased; there are certain laws of physics that one has to obey and one of them is "low frequency reproduction requires a larger-sized speaker"; this is one reason why this thing sounds so good - good bass and over-tone (audio harmonics) response allows for very good timbre that smaller speakers just cannot reproduce. The enclosed baffle is another reason for efficiency; may I ask a pose a rhetorical question: would you ever use a stereo speaker that is in a metal baffle (enclosure) and not fully insulated? There is no reason why such logic should not be considered for a communications speaker. Ear fatigue is substantially less using the SS compared to the OEM speaker; yes, it is big and not real pretty, but the positives outweigh this... Please read my Eham article, "OEM Speakers, Why Do We Buy These Things"? Respectfully submitted for your consideration if not edification. Phillip W. Harris, PhD.J.D.P.C.
KE5AVC Rating: 2005-11-30
Gets a 5 on sound, 4 on size Time Owned: 3 to 6 months.
I would like to give this product a 4.5 overall based on its size, but the sound does rate a 5.

After reading a few of the early reviews last year, I decided to forego the "Sounds Sweet" in favor of a cheaper solution and bought a couple of small bookshelf speakers for around 25% of the price.
Due to a fortunate twist that put me in Ohio for a business trip in May, I was able to attend the Dayton Hamfest and heard the speaker first hand.
The experience of listening to it connected to a HT convinced me to buy, and it was waiting for me when I got home.
Definately superior to what I was using before, and it is now my "main" speaker. Have used it with my Kenwood 520, Icom 820 and R-71A, and various rigs that have come my way for repair.
Sounds great on them all.
The only downside is the approx. 1 square foot of desktop real estate required for this beast!