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Pioneer SP-BS22-LR Andrew Jones Designed Bookshelf Loudspeakers

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Bookshelf Loudspeakers
  • RF Molded Curved Cabinet
  • 4" Structured Surface Woofer
  • 1" high efficiency soft dome tweeter
  • Gold 5-way binding posts
  • 6 element complex crossover
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Product Specifications

Style: Bookshelf Loudspeakers
Brand NamePioneer
Speaker TypeBookshelf
Color NameWood
RMS Power Range - Amplifiers80 watts

Technical Details

Style: Bookshelf Loudspeakers
  • Brand Name: Pioneer
  • Model: SP-BS22-LR
  • Color Name: Wood
  • Speaker Type: Bookshelf

Product Details

Style: Bookshelf Loudspeakers
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 7.1 x 12.6 inches ; 9.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 20.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B008NCD2LG
  • Item model number: SP-BS22-LR
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (625 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 20, 2012

Product Description

Style: Bookshelf Loudspeakers

Product Description

Created by world-renowned speaker engineer Andrew Jones and completely re-engineered for 2012, the sp-Bs22-Lr bookshelf speakers offer extraordinary performance and remarkable quality to deliver a phenomenal music and home theater experience.

From the Manufacturer

Pioneer
Andrew Jones Deigned Bookshelf Loudspeakers

High quality home audio doesn't have to break the bank. As proof, we'd like to introduce you to the new SP-BS22-LR bookshelf speakers from Pioneer. Whether you use them as stereo speakers or part of a multi-channel home theater system, with their ability to handle 90 watts the SP-BS22-LR's deliver wide frequency response and sophisticated sound quality regardless of the source.

Pioneer SP-BS22-LR Andrew Jones Deigned Bookshelf Loudspeakers
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70 Years of Audio Firsts

These speakers come with a remarkable pedigree of over 70 years of Pioneer audio heritage and industry firsts. Like every speaker Pioneer builds, these are engineered to offer incredible design and amazing sound quality. But then that's exactly what you'd expect from speakers designed by internationally renowned speaker engineer, Andrew Jones. As Pioneer's Chief Speaker Engineer, Andrew has designed some of the world's finest loudspeakers, some costing as much as $80,000. Now he has brought his high-end expertise and passion to the creation of this affordable bookshelf speaker. And while the price is considerably lower than some of his other efforts, the expectation and delivery of accurate sound reproduction are the same.

Thinking Out Of The Box

Typically you'll find most bookshelf speakers not only come in a box, they are a box. And while that might be better for production costs, it isn't better for sound reproduction. The SP-BS22-LR speakers utilize a true curved cabinet design. So besides the aesthetics being considerably more pleasing, this stiffer design reduces standing sound waves inside the cabinet, resulting in high-performance and exceptional sound quality.

As you look at them, you'll also notice the unique speaker grills. They're beautiful and elegant in their own right, but not for their own sake. They protect the speakers, but are also removable if you prefer to see the drivers themselves.

Pioneer Andrew Jones Designed Speaker System
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The Inside Story

Crossover: The job of the crossover in a speaker is to break the audio signal into low, high, and sometimes mid-range frequencies. It's an important job, and it uses circuitry like inductors and capacitors to accomplish it. Much of the competition uses an extremely simple, low-cost crossover made up of a single capacitor and inductor. The Pioneer SP-BS22-LR utilizes a sophisticated 6-component, high-quality crossover. The reasoning is simple: because it's one more way of insuring high quality sound that makes its presence known.

Woofer: There are many challenges designing and manufacturing a woofer capable of delivering true bass performance. In the SP-BS22-LR, Pioneer has added a structured surface to the 4-inch woofer. By doing so, not only is rigidity improved, so is bass accuracy. Engineers have also vented the pole piece, again improving bass response from the same size woofers in previous models.

Tweeter: To widen the sweet spot of the 1-inch High Efficiency Soft Dome tweeter, Pioneer has engineered a custom wave guide. Increasing tweeter efficiency, together with newly designed crossovers, allows the SP-BS22-LR's play louder using less power.

Audio Artistry By Andrew Jones, Chief Speaker Engineer Pioneer Electronics (USZ) Inc.

Whatever your system, the SP-BS22-LR Bookshelf Speakers are ready to step it up with authentic audio reproduction to bring your listening experience to the next level.

Customer Reviews

I've been listening to all kinds of music, from rock to jazz to classical and opera.
ReaderHal
The Micca's sound great, and for such a small box filled my living room with great sound, and plenty of it, they would play as loud as I like.
W. Jackson
The Pioneers sounded great-very neutral, smooth, clear highs, nice vocals, and quality bass (both in quantity and definition).
Fred

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

211 of 233 people found the following review helpful By W. Jackson on July 5, 2013
Style Name: Bookshelf Loudspeakers
I didn't buy these here at amazon because I got them for $89.00 shipped from somewhere else. I'm still breaking them in, so this is just a preliminary review.

They have a lot of bass for such a small speaker, it's really amazing. I'm not a big bass fan, not the over emphasis of bass anyway, like so many speakers pride themselves on these days. I still miss the old acoustic suspension speakers with the real and tight bass. On some bass heavy material the bass is a little to much for me with the Pioneers, but right now I'm playing Ennio Morricone music, which is not bass heavy, and these speakers sound beautiful. I'm playing them in a room about 16x24 with a 12' gable roof, and they can fill that room with sound, and play pretty loud.

I'm using these speakers with an Onkyo TX-8255 Receiver, and have them on Sanus 24b 24" speaker stands with blu-tack between the speakers and the stand top plates. The 24" stands seem to be the perfect height for these speakers, as the top of the speakers are at about 36". I wouldn't use stands any higher than 24" with these speakers myself.

Update: 7-21-2013:

I've played the speakers enough for them to be broken-in, and I really like and am impressed with the Pioneer's. I will say that on some recordings they can sound amazing for a speaker of this price, but overall there seems to be to much emphasis on bass, like the speaker is trying to hard to sound bigger. I'm going to try the Fluance SX6 bookshelf speakers next to see if I like them better. I'll let you know how it goes.

Update 7-27-2013:

Just got the Fluance SX6 bookshelf speakers today, and have been listening to them all day. Although they aren't really broke in yet I'm already thinking about going back to the Pioneers.
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144 of 167 people found the following review helpful By Churchorganist50 on November 6, 2012
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I had a $300.00 pair of loudspeakers that passed my listening test nine years ago, but I have been noticing a drop-off in the highs the past few years. I play classical music of all types over my system, and wasn't sure if it was the speakers aging or my ears! I read countless reviews about the Pioneer speakers being so great for so little money, that I went ahead and ordered them. Even without the full 30 hour break-in period, I nearly fell on my can when I heard these at home the first hour! Already the string and wind instruments sound like they should, but the amazing thing is the width and depth of the soundstage is incredible. My previous speakers never sounded this good! I have been a regional symphony musician (double bassist) for 30 years.

I purchased these new, second generation Pioneer speakers as I had read that Jones even further worked on the tweeter lens and woofer structure. Try the Solti Mahler 7th on these and you'll be trying all of your best recordings on these speakers! I think the bass is clean and tight, and get tons of sound at half vollume from my ten year old 100 watt JVC receiver. The speakers are mounted three feet high, and the ports (in back) are about six inches from the wall. It is important to do this to help the bass and soundstage even further.

I ordered my speakers from Amazon on a Thursday, and was able to track them toward their delivery the next Monday. They were pack in an additional box and there were no signs of rough hadling. Oh, my previous pair of speakers that I though were so fine have a name that begins with a "P" and ends with an "M". Most of you will know who I mean.

Buy these Pioneers now!
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69 of 82 people found the following review helpful By hbsprite on February 1, 2013
Style Name: Bookshelf Loudspeakers
I consider myself a budget audiophile. I'm all about the best sound for the buck. I read reviews and waited until I saw a deal on these speakers (under $100 for the pair, shipped). I am using them as monitor speakers connected to my computer through a Lepai LP-2020A+ amp. I bought these because I was not as thrilled as I had hoped with my Dayton B652 Bookshelf Speakers.

I must say, these speakers blew me away when I first heard them. The Pioneers have very smooth treble and incredible bass for their size. I can listen to the Pioneers from 3 feet away all day and suffer no fatigue. The Pioneer's have a soft dome tweeter and a rear bass port and that makes all the difference in the world in speakers this size. I am amazed at the amount of bass these tiny 4" woofers put out. I've heard 6.5" speakers with less bass. Andrew Jones - you are an audio genius. Anyone can create incredible speakers with an unlimited budget, but it takes a true genius to do it for $100/pair.

Pros
1. Great Build Quality, love the wood grain and removable grills
2. Surprising Bass
3. Smooth highs
4. Nice, high quality binding posts in the back.
5. How often do you see a "real" crossover network in speakers this price?

Cons
1. Make sure you measure, these speakers are almost 9 inches deep. This depth really helps with the sound, but make sure you have room for them.
2. Imagine the sound these would put out with a 5 or 6.5 inch woofer!
3. The woofers look laughably small with the grills off. Do yourself a favor and keep the grills on!

In conclusion: these are incredible speakers - especially considering the price. They are great for an entry level audiophile. If you are smart and wait for a deal, you can easily find a pair of these speakers for under $100 that will blow speakers costing 4 times these out of the water.
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