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5.0 out of 5 stars HARD TO BEAT!, August 31, 2012
This review is from: Pioneer SP-FS52-LR Andrew Jones Designed Floor standing Loudspeaker (each) (Electronics)
Every once in a while in the audio world you come across an amazing bargain in sound. The Pioneer SP-FS52 fits the bill.
Designed by Pioneer's Chief Sound Engineer Andrew Jones ( no, not the ballplayer)it is a true giant killer. Solidly built,nice to look at with it's curved cabinets,you could spend twice the amount and not match it's sound quality. In a stereo only, man cave setting, matched with an Onkyo A5L Digital Amp (now available at huge discounts and a great piece of audio gear after break-in)a Grace IRDT-200 Internet Tuner and all joined with low cost QED digital and speaker cable I was amazed just how good they sounded. After a break-in time of about 100 hours,highs are silky smooth,the midrange is sweet and there is enough bottom end placed about 18 inches from the rear wall that no sub is necessary.Now I picked these about about three weeks ago before they were available on Amazon from a major online store for one-hundred sixty bucks a pair with tax and shipping, a huge bargain, but even at full retail they are still a steal!If you are looking to spend some where in the neighborhood of $500 for a pair for floor standers you must at least audition these.You could buy these and spend the extra cash on something else....like more toys!
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Initial post: Nov 11, 2012 7:58:22 AM PST
This request for an answer might seem simple, but not in my mind.
I have the year earlier surround speaker set-up without the SP-FS51-LR. Now that I am ready to add the SP-FS51-LR the speakers are unavailable.

Do you know if the SP-FS52 is the speaker option to the PIONEER 2011 5.1 speakers?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 11:26:17 AM PST
nick says:
I think they are very similar, but you should always match the same speakers, so I wouldn't match the older model with the new.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2012 4:47:10 PM PST
thanks, i will take your advice.

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 12:58:10 PM PST
Is this add for one speaker or two?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 5:14:48 AM PST
Unlike the 2011 Andrew Jones Series the ((((( SP-F52 is sold as one speaker.)))))

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 5:20:25 AM PST
Unlike the 2011 Andrew Jones Series the ((((( SP-F52 is sold as one speaker.)))))

Posted on Feb 24, 2013 10:55:44 AM PST
I may try these, but I have to point out to budget-conscious person that powered studio monitors offer a very good value as well. Some 2-way speakers such as those by KRK, JBL, PreSonus, M-Audio and Behringer (or even Audioengine) may be as good, and they have more than enough power to play quite loud. I'm not knocking these, as I may try them, but there are other choices as well. I have KRK monitors and they rival any separately-amplified system for under $600.

As an audiophile, I have tried many speakers and its very hard to get great, accurate sounds from lower-end speakers. I have found that with pro gear, if you are willing to live with a little less in the way of visual aesthetics, offer an amazing value since pro customers are almost always critical listeners. For really great sound, consider Neumann, Focal, and Genelec. You will be amazed at the accuracy and bass punch from these babies.

Just another opinion for those considering which direction to go.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 26, 2013 11:19:37 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 26, 2013 11:27:28 PM PST
P. Killion says:
I didn't down-vote you, but I wouldn't exactly compare near-field powered monitors to floor-standing speakers. Typically they are used in radically different environments/different purposes, and while I do in fact use monitors (working in A/V), there's nothing wrong with slightly augmenting the sound curve (and almost every DJ/Sound-effects/etc will distort it anyways). Monitors do make great listening speakers for some music, like classical/jazz, but pop/hard-rock sounds insanely boring on them. Most audiophiles I know actually regard these Andrew Jones Pioneers quite highly for their price point; I'd say the most realistic comparisons would be comparing Inifinty Primus, Polks, and Sonys to these, and really it's moreso preference than anything (so if possible, go to a box-store and compare in-person).

And mentioning Focal on an entry-level Pioneer review? That's like discussing caviar in a Taco Bell.

Posted on May 15, 2013 12:04:01 AM PDT
bambi benton says:
At any rate, it's Andruw (with a "u", not an "e") Jones the ballplayer, if you are concerned about mixing up the two personalities.
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