Enjoy high-quality audio with this Pioneer SP-FS52 floor speaker that features three 5-1/4" polypropylene woofers and oversize magnets for powerful bass and a 1" soft dome tweeter that delivers dynamic highs.
Great speakers for the money
Posted by: FE3X from: Ohio on
I bought a pair of these speakers to replace an old set of 3-way 12" Pioneer floor speakers that I have had for years. I needed something with a smaller footprint but was worried about giving up the bass that the larger speakers provided.
As expected, I did lose the base output with these as compared to the old 12" speakers however the clarity of these compared to the others is far superior.
I added in the 8" powered sub also made by Pioneer and now have a system that sounds 10x better than the previous.
For an entry level system, these speakers with the added 8" powered sub would be hard to beat both in sound and price.
26 out of 27 found this review helpful.
Fantastic buy, comparable sound to higher end.
Posted by: BDarts from: Northern Colorado on
I have had many speakers from cheap Sony's all the way up to world class Bowers & Wilkins, and I would have to say that these are closer to the Bowers than the Sony's. Easy to hook up with only two banana plugs per speaker, and nice with the removable grills. Give the crossover some time to warm up and break in, (2-4 hours of moderate volume) and the lower two woofers will reproduce some decent low range. Over all a great buy for the price, and compared to the Polk towers and Klipsch towers next to them, they sound just as good.
24 out of 26 found this review helpful.
Definitely worth a try!
Posted by: jsnkc28 from: Madison, WI on
I was extremely skeptical of these speakers after purchasing the Andrew Jones sound bar and bluetooth subwoofer combo that came out a little while back. That thing sounded terrible and was immediately returned. I was looking for a new pair of speakers in the less than $500 range and these kept coming up. I decided to go to Best Buy and give them a listen. In the store, they were nothing that great, but sounded OK. I figured they had a crummy MP3 file playing through them and I would never know what they really sounded like till I brought them home. So I pulled the trigger and just bought a pair of them.
I have to say, when I got them home and fired them up I was very pleasantly surprised at how great they sounded! They had very rich sound, a ton of bass even without using a subwoofer and the highs, mid's, and lows were all very well represented in the overall sound.
I have them hooked up to a Marantz PM5005 Amplifier. MP3 type stuff sounds very good, TV/movie audio sounds amazing, where I was really blown away was running some vinyl through these. They blew me away and I was totally sold on them. I wouldn't say these are a true "audiophile" speaker as some people have said. But I would bet you would not be able to find anything in this price range that sounded better.
If you are on the fence about these, definitely take a set home and try them out. Not sure how they would be on a lower end receiver, but on my Marantz they sounded amazing!
12 out of 12 found this review helpful.
Excellent speakers at a great price
Posted by: predictiverye from: Rye,NH on
I saw these speakers mentioned favorably in Stereophile magazine. They were designed by Pioneer's well known speaker designer Andrew Jones. When I saw them on sale I thought that I would give them a try. These are remarkable speakers - they provide excellent sound at a very reasonable price. They are a steal!
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Great speakers for a great price
Posted by: AlexSkin from: Willoughby Hills, OH on
I spent a few weeks researching speakers and kept coming back to these. I was hesitant due to how inexpensive they were, but after reading countless reviews, it was a no brainer. Once they were connected, I have to say, I completely agree with the great reviews I've read. The sound quality is impeccable. I lost a pair of Yamaha NS-777's in a flood in my basement and I loved those speakers so I needed to replace them. To my surprise, these sound just as great and are less than half the cost. Just amazing!
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Fantastic budget speakers
Posted by: TechConnoisseur from: Branson, MO on
I can't believe these speakers cost as little as they do. I've heard nothing in this price range that compares to these. They sound fantastic. They have great sounding tweeters with a good amount of mid bass punch. They actually produce a decent about of bass to around 50hz. The way they sound comes close to speakers costing as much as 3 times as much. I've very satisfied with my purchase.
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
great 3 way floor standers
Posted by: jimlamb from: fairfax, va on
These really do sound great for the money. They're apparently rated to go all the way down to 40hz but you should probably pair them up with a decent subwoofer for best results. You can also usually find these at around 70~ dollars at various retailers like Micro Center and have them price matched at Best Buy like I did.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Nice job Pioneer
Posted by: iLUVanalog from: Louisiana on
I have to say I was surprised when I listened to these speakers in the store, and then at home. Pioneer has done a great job with the design and sound of these speakers, especially at the price. These are medium-efficiency speakers that work very well as either music-only or home theater speakers. They are tall towers but have a small foot print, which makes for easy placement. They are ported in the rear, so proper placement will be very important for best bass response. DO NOT place them too close to the wall behind them or in a corner or the bass will be uncontrolled, boomy, and muddy. Experimenting with placement will be required to obtain the most balanced sound. At 87 dB, they are medium efficient, so make sure your receiver or amplifier has enough power. I have used these speakers in a music-only and home theater configuration and am very please with the results. High frequencies are not shrill or shreaky and....again, when placed properly....mids and lows are nice and well-controlled.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Amazing Speakers !! (even more for the price)
Posted by: MrMartin from: on
Let me say there are A LOT of options for floor speakers out there. Kiplish, Polk, Bose, Pioneer, Yamaha, and the list goes on.
After reading many Many MANY reviews, I was pending towards these Pioneers because (1) audio-experts were reviewing how detailed the sound from those is (despite not being that bassy), and (2) it's price is unbeatable among the other brands - many of the others cost over twice!!!
And so I went for it, and boy I am AMAZED by those babies. I hooked them on my Yamaha RX-V465 and they are impressive. Music and definition is excellent, from hard rock, punk rock, techno, all the way to classical, Piano and Cello. The mids and highs of those speakers are excellent, piano and classical listening is simply a great experience. Home theather usage is excellent too, and if you have a good source they do sound how real-life sounds should.
If you are a subwoofer junky (as I am) you will notice that it does lack bass as everybody says, but their speakers are small, so no surprise here as they are not designed to go low (from ear, I'd say they go down to 55hz well). But then a small equalization compensates it easily, and honestly you might not even need a subwoofer, as the sound is so well balanced. I've always been a subwoofer junky and I am having the best time with these for many months now without a subwoofer, so I strongly recommend those.
Aesthetically I was a little unsure if they were nice (the picture in the site is not great), but I was positively pleased when I unwrapped it: it's very elegant and nice looking. Connectors are of good quality too.
Kudos for Pioneer for designing and selling this awesome product with such a good price.
I was so pleased with these that I bought another pair a few months later, so now I have 4 :)
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
awsome sound from a small package
Posted by: ralphdel from: florida on
these sound great and super clear was really worried about since the drivers are so small but turned out to not be a problem at all they get super loud and remain very clear and produce a lot of bass for the 5 1/4 speaker size now the wont surpass my old speakers ability to reproduce bass but they both has either dual 10s or single 12s but these get just as loud and are way clearer all and all super happy with my purchase