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good bookshelf speakersPosted
These speakers are part of Pioneers Andrew Jones designed set for 5.1 or 7.1 . These bookshelfs are pretty large and as such have great response and pretty good bass on their own. Although I bought the tower speakers for my fronts, the bookshelfs may be a better fit if you need a smaller system. There is one problem that I would say you need to be aware of and is the reason I don't give them 5 stars. The speakers are larger ( as I said), about 16" tall by 8 wide by 10 deep. However, they also do NOT have any socket or fixation point on the bottom or top. There is a port on the REAR of the speakers, so you cannot mount them on a wall unless your mount can keep them far enough off the wall to not affect the response of the system. Also you will need to come up with your own mount as there is no fixation point on the rear either So a Stand of some type is a necessity and the base of that needs to be large enough to accomodate the speakers size. The speakers sonic response is outstanding and a perfect match for the center channel and sub so 4 stars is still justified. I do recommend them.
I would recommend this to a friend
I fell into the hype of these speakers and I'll be returning them tomorrow. I'm upgrading from some cheap old polk T15's and everyone swore that the b22's are better. At the store I picked the t15's over the b22's because of the boxy sound I heard from them a few years back. I figured since they're on sale for $77 why not try them out, plus I grabbed the center channel for $67. My main use is for near field with my PC for gaming. I've got 4 polk hooked up to an old Yamaha receiver that I had retired since it doesn't have HDMI inputs. These sound good enough for me. I got the upgrade bug so I grabbed the b22's and got a shock of disappointment as they had the same resonance I heard way back. Maybe it's just my ears that vibrate at the certain frequency these things hit - I can't eat cerals with hard marshmallows, Adelle songs make me mad because I can hear a squeaky sound in her voice that enrages me, and I suffer from allergies year round. Maybe all this make me not able to enjoy the b22's like so many do. I tweaked the heck out of my EQ and found that 250Hz is where the resonance occurs. I turned it down but sound quality degraded with it. Maybe if I'd take the time to tweak more I'd be able to find the sweet spot, but I've already found it with the t15's and, like I said, are good enough... plus I bought those jokers for $39 a pair during two different sales!
No, I would not recommend this to a friend