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High quality home audio doesn't have to break the bank. As proof, we'd like to introduce you to the new SP-BS22-LR bookshelf speakers from Pioneer.
Whether you use them as stereo speakers or part of a multi-channel home theater system, with their ability to handle 80 watts the SP-BS22-LR's deliver wide frequency response and sophisticated sound quality regardless of the source.
BS22 bookshelf speakers
This review is from: Pioneer SP-BS22-LR
Pros: Excellent midrange - midbass
Cons: They will not play extremely loud, but they do give adequate volume, probably due to their middle range sensitivity. Hey they do play plenty loud though. Please note that I do like horn loaded speakers: so these were not as crisp as I prefer.
Other Thoughts: Coming from an Infinity minuette mps 5.1 system, I am putting together a decent home theater setup over several years. I used to run sound for bands and played in orchestras, bands, jazz, rock, etc. Just wanted to give a use case here. I upgraded to the RC52 II center first but I knew I needed to get the L&R going with something, as the Klipsch was night and day from the last center in both size and sound. The RB61 II (Klipsch) is not in the cards yet, but I had $100 so I grabbed these on sale. They have a decent size to them. I had them on some homemade oak stands using some simple thin foam to dampen any vibrations through the floor both under the stands and under the speaker. Banana plugs are nice. These are rear ported, so you need some distance from the walls. We recently moved and I had to place them in a entertainment center so I don't exactly get the L&R experience for now, but they are still quite good (they do get a little more bassy when in the cabinet but I am using Pioneer's auto eq to hopefully adjust some of that). Eventually I would probably move these to the sides of a 5.1 or rears of a 7.1 system if I can place them in front of a wall, but since they are rear ported, they may go in a computer setup (again if you have room). This is a long project so these will fill in the gaps great as the system comes together. Planning to go SVS PB12 NSD on the sub (next purchase), then RB61 II Klipsch for fronts (front ported). Depending on what the house is like when we move in a year will determine surrounds side and rears (in-wall or Klipsch RS models). These are fitting the bill in the meantime though in a great way. I could see them as a great secondary system (bedroom system/workout room/computer room. I may even try to mix some audio with them as they would work well for near field monitors.
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