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Pioneer - 4" Bookshelf Speakers (Pair) - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 272 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good bookshelf speakers

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    scottxray
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    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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very interesting product.

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    PonMan
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    After reading about these in the Audio Magazines I thought to just buy a pair and listen to them. Upon first listening I head a very good soundstage. Then I noticed that the speakers reacted differently when there was a cable change, or equipment change. I tweaked my system until I was satisfied with the speakers performance. I used Dynaco ST70 Modified, and an Anthem Amp 2 Hybrid amp with an Marsh preamp and various gear. The SP-BS22's surprised me with a wonderful soundstage which was wide and deep and the height was almost as good as my 63" Apogee Centaur Major Ribbon Speakers. Dynamics were actually very good but not as good as my main speakers. Of course I used 2 Dali Acoustic Suspension 12" subwoofers which blended very well with them. I was amazed in all areas except the weight of the vocals and certain instruments In My Opinion. Someone looking for a great speaker for the bedroom or office should look at these as they are a wonderful product. Soon I will compare them to my Spica TC50's which were 3 times the price about 20 years ago and I still own a pair.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    VERY Surprised !

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    beelzee

    having recvd' these as a gift recently i was somewhat taken aback with the small size. They feel solid and have very good gold-plated binding posts. I replaced some big name speakers with these little gems in a 4.1 stereo@ 90/wpc.Right out of the box they sounded rich and provided more bottom than expected from a 4'' woofer. Silk dome tweeter was a bit harsh initially, however has loosened up after a week or so.**THESE need at least 60-100 hours to 'break-in' so dont be surprised if they sound a little harsh right away. Patience pays off as they now sound quite good-comparable to speakers in the 300-400$ range ! Really!. They can take a lot of power and will go pretty loud if thats what you want. A neutral signature with a very wide soundstage--very very IMPRESSIVE little gems!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Buy them as a back up.

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    BubbainSF

    I had sold my old Magneplanasr and my power amp because we are downsizing and they were 20 years old. I tried to listen to some KLH speakers that were spare for a bedroom system but, no clarity like I was used to hearing. I purchased from Best Buy a Yamaha RS300BL receiver but, the KLH's just didn't have it even with my REL sub woofer. I wanted to get something to tie me over until I could go all in on a pair of B & W 685S2's. The Pioneer's have been getting great reviews and for $129 for a pair not? I just hooked everything up tonight and threw rock, jazz and blues at them with the sub. Wow! These little speakers have a balanced sound and can play at a good level in a 14 x 18 room. Tight, clear and can go low enough for the sub to not take over the sound. You can't find anything at this price point that sounds like this. I can wait for the B & W's.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for small rooms

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    SpiderMan
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    Bought a pair of these but returned them after running a frequency test and found that the cabinets rattle at 230hz to 320hz. Found this to happen with two pairs of these speakers. Great imaging when listening to music. At first when using them in my larger living room I found I had to push them a little harder than they could handle. After moving them to a smaller room they really came alive and filled the room easily with sound. For music you can get by without a subwoofer but if you are looking to use them for movies I would recommend a subwoofer. Great little speaker for anyone looking to get into audio for a good price. They aren't very efficient speakers so make sure you have enough power behind them and give them time to break in to open up the sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Detailed speakers

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    TheRiki
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    Was looking for a wallet friendly stereo speaker system for my master bedroom. Cnet.com reviewed these as great speakers so I picked them up. Pairs with a 100 watt sony receiver and sub I got from good will they actually sound pretty good. I played some acoustic FLAC files I have, and am able to shut my eyes and believe it's being played in front of me. Extremely natural and fully detailed. I am using a cheap sub at low levels to achieve a fuller sound. Over all I spent $100 for the system and couldn't be happier for the price. Great way to start a high end 5.1 set up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good bookshelves

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    Hometheaterguy
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    They sounded good for the money , however you need some power behind them at 6 ohms. The speakers are the same as the towers for the upper , but they wont give you any bottom end like other books will. I would run a sub with them even in a 2 channel system. Don't use these for rear surround as they are too large and have no way to mount them on speaker hangers , you would need monitor stands.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Big quality sound for small bucks

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    Lutiero
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    Pound for pound and dollar for dollar it would be difficult to get more quality sound reproduction from a bookshelf speaker. Bass is sufficient to eliminate the need for a subwoofer for most music reproduction. Frankly, for $130 per pair, this is a great buy for a music lover on a budget. Leave something left over for the rent or Mercedes payment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Meets my needs

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    ROCKETJKH
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    These replaced some old Sony micro speakers that i loved but were accidentally blown by my 5 year old. I did my research and thought I was going to get some Polk speakers. I went to BBY and listened to a variety of different speakers. I thought these sounded the best. They are large so make sure you have the room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good speakers in an affordable price

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    jagsters
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    Every review indicated that these speakers and their matching cohorts were a very reasonably priced way to achieve a nice surround/music sound. I am very pleased with the quality, sound, and look of this matching set. I purchased the center, main floor speakers and the bookshelf/surround speakers as a matching set.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good speakers for the $$

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    kernelkertz
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    I bought a new turntable and wanted some good speakers to try it out with. Other reviews were excellent and these were half what some comparable speakers were. They aren't super loud (which is ok for apartment living), but clean and clear. Very happy with the purchase

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good speakers for the price

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    CKaneshiro
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    I am astonished on how good these speakers sound considering they were less than a $100 for a pair. I like the warmness of the sound. It has just enough bass and the treble isn't a "hissing" sound which I don't care for. Overall I recommend these speakers if you are not looking for something high end.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    very good overall value

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    Mikeyg
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    sound quality is very good, and the pricing makes it a very reasonable value. The wiring clips were easy to access and accepted wire without too much twisting and turning. Size of the case is a bit large for a shelf speaker, but fits reasonably well and worth the speaker size and quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great speakers with a great price

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    Buckeye79
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    Overall, for the price, these compact speakers have good sound quality. They are used in a smaller living room, so they are suitable for that room. They would not work as well in a larger room as the volume would have to be turned way up. Very happy with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good speakers for their price

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    Kasper26
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    These speakers are great for anyone looking for some good sound for a great value. While they might not measure up in sound quality as the big name speaker brands, they are much closer than that of the similar competition out there.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid speaker at solid price

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    MisterRed
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    These Pioneer's are a great starter set of speakers for someone looking to put together a good first stereo. They pack a nice punch and don't feel overly "tinny" or anything. For the price, they are a good solid speaker set.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good output for cranking up the volume

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    RAH1
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    I got the Pioneer Center channel speaker last year, so it works well in one room, and these speakers work well in another room. The price was good for them, but I got other speakers too to give me a higher frequency response for my listening.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good set of speakers

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    MountainManatee
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    My wife and I occasionally want some music playing in the downstairs area of our house. These speakers work great for this. We are playing off a 15 year old amplifier and bluetoother stereo adapter from our phones. Works great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good surround sound speakers

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    Eriejewel
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    These are a great value for surround sound speakers. Other smaller speakers I've had lack power and have had an incessant chatter/hum in the background. These have good power and no chatter. Very pleased with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great booksheld Speakers

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    Bdog
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    These speakers look good and have great sound for their small stature. I purchased these as part of a whole system and needed these for sound in a separate room. They play clear sound in mid and high ranges. Solid speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend