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Pioneer SP-BS41-LR 130 Watt RMS 2-Way Speakers (Pair) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Oversized magnets for powerful bass
  • Superior crossover design for full-spectrum clarity
  • Curved cabinet donstruction designed to reduce vibration
  • 1" soft dome tweeter for crisp, accurate high frequencies
  • High-performance and exceptional quality for your home theater
  • Crossover Type-2-way;Maximum Frequency Response-20 kHz; Physical Characteristics-Form Factor-Bookshelf; Physical Characteristics-Weight (Approximate)-10.25 lb.;
  • Driver Type-1 Dome Tweeter, 5.25 Woofer; Crossover Frequency-2.50 kHz; Physical Characteristics-Width-7.9;
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Product Specifications

Brand NamePioneer
Speaker TypeBookshelf
Color NameBlack
Frequency Response Curve55Hz - 20kHz
Speaker Driver Material TypePolypropylene

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Pioneer
  • Model: SPBS41LR
  • Color Name: Black
  • Speaker Type: Bookshelf

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 7.9 x 13.8 inches ; 10.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 24 pounds
  • 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: B0045US6DE
  • Item model number: SPBS41LR
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 12, 2011

Product Description

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-bs41-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.

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I'm blown away. The sound reproduction is awesome. I'm running them through Lepai's 2020A amplifier. Read more ›
You have read the audiophile reviews touting the remarkable audio quality and value of these speakers and I agree 100% with all of them. The sound is very satisfying. I… Read more ›
I am not an audiophile and I am sure that there are better bookshelf speakers out there but these relatively inexpensive speakers…The sound is crisp, clear and layered. D… Read more ›
B&W's 685, the vocals seem like they are delaye and way behind the speaker and hollow, but the sound is fuller than the 686's, which have a better vocal feel, but lack… Read more ›
I…After a few days break-in, I agree with most reviews- the Pioneers produce good, balanced sound, depth, and detail for home theater- I highly recommend them for this use. Read more ›
For what it is meant to fullfill(a well sounding speakers that can be used by itself or with a subwoofer to give better than expected sound for casual music, movie… Read more ›
An excellent value! The speakers sound very clear and natural. Read more ›
Currently I'm using these…I'm also using another huge value, a pair of Jones's smaller Pioneers with an old McIntosh tubed receiver in my office, with lovely results. Read more ›
I would highly recommend these bookshelf or TV pairing speakers for anyone in an apartment or house. They are excellent price performers vs similar units. Read more ›
I have read several reviews on these as…They would be very impressive even at the suggested full retail price, but for $116 INCLUDING SHIPPING they simply can't be beat! Read more ›
agree with all other reviews, a fantastic pair of speakers regardless of the amazing price. i just listened to some Herbie Hancock and Dave Brubeck on these Pioneers… Read more ›
Overall (and now I will mention price), these are a stunning value at this amount of bucks. Everything about them screams quality, beginning with the packaging and ending… Read more ›
These speakers are unbelievably great for the price. Sound never becomes distorted and the bass is great, easily qualifies as a must buy! Read more ›
These are large speakers. In the time of super tiny speakers backed up with a subwoofer, these are huge. These are not interior design friendly speakers (man cave is the… Read more ›
The drums…Now, these will not reproduce very low bass, such as may be found on modern pop or Hip-Hop, but they go a lot lower than I expected and did not leave me wanting. Read more ›
Anyone who has tried some other subs with good results shout back. Looking for a very tight quick musical sub like a PSB Model 1 not boomers. And of course affordable. Read more ›
I think they also take bananas but the documentation is vague so used bare wire. Surprisingly good bass at this price point. Read more ›
The highs in particular have a…I do have a subwoofer I built from a kit filling in the low bass, so can't comment on that part, but I would say snatch them up for music. Read more ›
Don't need it. At low volumes or high these speakers are just wonderful. I give them a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. Read more ›
These are a little large but can be mounted with an angle bracket underneath. They sound great when the volume is turned up. Construction is solid the finsh is not that… Read more ›
I noticed this many…The Pioneers do a good job of presenting stable, separate vocals and instruments even if they are low in loudness compared to the rest of the music. U… Read more ›
These are pleasant easy to listen to speakers. They sound great at low volume, something a lot of speakers have trouble with. Of course turned way up, they continue to… Read more ›
What they are is simply amazing, very detailed, with decent base extension - yet not boomy if you keep the base setting reasonable. The highs and mids are clear and fine. Th… Read more ›
There's plenty…Mids are crystal clear, if somewhat 'nasal' in the upper mid range, maybe a crossover at 3200Hz instead of 2500Hz would have been produced a fuller midband? Read more ›
They aren't flawless - but they sure are fun to listen to, and didn't…I was picking out female vocal tracks over and over - just sweet and awesome on acoustic midrange. Read more ›
As with…I noticed this many years ago with the Spica TC50s in my other system, largely unknown speakers which have a reputation for a good midrange and excellent imaging. Read more ›
I wasn't expecting the world...got them for 99 bucks on woot, but I would have…Bass is excellent for a speaker of this size and the highs are very clear, yet not fatiguing. Read more ›
The Pioneers have a very similar sound to the Klipsch speakers. A nicely balanced speaker that leans a bit toward clear clean highs and controlled lows. The big difference… Read more ›
Jones worked for KEF and…The clear clean highs is a trademark of Infinity, Klipsch, and KEF, so these Pioneer speakers come by that trait honestly from Jones' design. Read more ›
Slight chip in one of the cabinets, although that is probably just a random defect in my order: it doesn't affect the…For this price and size, they are an amazing value. Read more ›
I use these for surround(front) as well as stereo. These sound exceptional for the size. They look good, too. Read more ›
The enclosure is satin black wood veneer (I read somewhere this is supposed to be vinyl, it is…I really like the design of the sides; it is rounded and tapered at the rear. Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

42 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Daniel G. Lebryk TOP 50 REVIEWER on December 14, 2011
How can speakers this inexpensive sound this good? Sometimes life just isn't fair.

These Pioneer SP-BS41-LR (what a horrible name) were purchased to replace a pair of old Klipsch Kg 1.2 speakers that cost three times as much new. The price on these Pioneers was just too good to pass up, and I wanted something new.

The Pioneers have a very similar sound to the Klipsch speakers. A nicely balanced speaker that leans a bit toward clear clean highs and controlled lows. The big difference with the Pioneers comes in imaging; these speakers have much better defined image than my Klipsch speakers. They sound better farther off axis than the Klipsch. These are pleasant easy to listen to speakers. They sound great at low volume, something a lot of speakers have trouble with. Of course turned way up, they continue to output excellent sound, never sounding strained.

Andrew Jones designed these speakers. Jones worked for KEF and Infinity before joining Pioneer in 1994. The clear clean highs is a trademark of Infinity, Klipsch, and KEF, so these Pioneer speakers come by that trait honestly from Jones' design.

The speakers come with a nice instruction manual. These are rear port two way bookshelf speakers. The manual says for optimum performance, they should be 2 feet from a wall and not placed in a corner. They will still work fine on a shelf, against a wall, or in a corner (the manual goes into detail about corner placement to maximize response), but the sound won't be optimal.

These are well constructed speakers. The enclosure is satin black wood veneer (I read somewhere this is supposed to be vinyl, it is really wood veneer). I really like the design of the sides; it is rounded and tapered at the rear.
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50 of 55 people found the following review helpful By SpecOps04 on December 17, 2010
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I ordered these without hearing or seeing them ever in person because they are designed by Andrew Jones, and he is awesome. I am completely satisfied with this purchase and must admit these speakers are a steal at this price. I like them more than the Polk R and M series, as well as the Sony 6000 series towers that I was considering. These speakers do a great job at the bottum end frequencies and would serve well for a situation where a sub wasn't possible. If your a heavy metal fan the double bass drums sound great through these, crisp and deep without being boomy.

The highs are among the smoothest and beautiful I've heard. Pioneers' 1" "soft dome" tweeters have no harshness the them, and there a pleasure to listen to, especially after the JBL Mylar-Titanium tweets in my car. The cymbols in rock songs have a smooth almost fluid type feeling to them, and with 110 Watts / channel I have not yet been able to coax any harshness out of them.

In my opinion the exeptional response of these speakers starts in the beautiful curved cabinets, which reduce standing as well as interfering waves.

These speakers really shine in Battlefield BC2, which has great sound effects. gunshots are not muffled or made boomy like many speakers would, yet they can still be felt at volume.

I have a modest kenwood 5.1 receiver and can only imagine how good a nicer model would sound, But I can not recomend these speakers enough! Having had them for about a week, I now would be willing to pay double if I ever had to replace them.

Note: take dimensions into account as these are bigger than what many other manufacturers call "bookshelf" speakers, unless you have a huge bookshelf these are more likely set next to the TV, or on a stand type speakers.

Conclusion: Buy them.
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41 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Christian Kuzmanic on March 25, 2011
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Having read the good reviews on these speakers on this and other sites, I decided to order a pair. For me, these speakers had one distinct purpose - to replace a pair of much-loved Wharfedale Diamonds 10.1's in my garage before the Phoenix Summer Heat cooks 'em to death.
Well, having hooked these speakers up and after a 36 hour break-in period I can say that they far exceed my expectations: These speakers are very neutral, transparent, and just the right bit laid-back, but still with a good amount of 'sparkle'.

High's are somewhat rolled off, but that suits me just fine because they're not fatiguing. There's plenty of enjoyable, sparkling high's coming from the soft dome tweeters.
Mids are crystal clear, if somewhat 'nasal' in the upper mid range, maybe a crossover at 3200Hz instead of 2500Hz would have been produced a fuller midband? Not sure, and it's not a big deal, mids sound great overall and I'm nitpicking here.
Bass is pretty darn phenomenal for a speaker this size, and has to be heard to be believed - very well done.

All in all these Pioneers sound very much like the Wharfedale's they're replacing, but at roughly one third the cost. I do hope the Pioneers will survive the summer heat in my garage, that will be the ultimate test:)

One thing to consider is that all that bass response comes at a price: Reduced speaker sensitivity and impedance, which means you need some good electronics to drive these speakers to sound their best.

Bottom line - I think Pioneer has a winner here, sure - there are certainly better speakers out there, but not at this or twice the price of these. I'm not really a big fan of anything Pioneer, but any company that makes speakers like these at this price point deserves my enthusiastic praise, since they up the competition by bringing the latest audiophile technology and design to a much broader market.
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