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Pioneer SP-C22 Andrew Jones Designed Center Channel Speaker Single

  • 55Hz - 20kHz
  • 6 Ohms 90W
  • 88 dB
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The highly efficient Pioneer SP-C22 center channel speaker was designed by internationally renowned speaker engineer, Andrew Jones. His high-end expertise and passion burst through this remarkably affordable center channel speaker. This speaker features a full-sized cabinet, two 4” structured surface woofers, a 1” high efficiency soft dome tweeter, a 6-element sophisticated crossover, and 90-Watt power handling. Enjoy fantastic sound for all your music and movies with the Pioneer SP-C22 plugged in to your home theater system.

  • newegg Amazing cabinet design With a true curved cabinet design resulting in a stiffer cabinet wall, the Pioneer SP-C22 offers not only more eye-pleasing aesthetics but also high performance and exceptional sound quality by reducing standing sound waves inside the cabinet. Elegant speaker grills protect the speakers.
  • newegg Sophisticated crossover The crossover helps break the audio signal into low, high, and sometimes mid-range frequencies. The Pioneer SP-C22 utilizes a sophisticated 6-element high-quality crossover (many competitors use low-cost crossover made up of a single capacitor and inductor). Dialogue comes through clearer. Car crashes sound crunchier. Explosions boom louder. It’s one more way of insuring high quality and accurate sound reproduction from your favorite movies and events.
  • newegg Structured surface woofer The 4-inch woofer has a structured surface to improve both rigidity and bass accuracy. Engineers have also vented the pole piece, again improving bass response. Two woofers ensure enhanced vocal performance.
  • newegg High efficiency soft dome tweeter Pioneer has engineered a custom wave guide to widen the sweet spot of the 1-inch high efficiency soft dome tweeter. Increased tweeter efficiency, together with newly designed crossovers, allows the SP-C22 to reach higher volumes using less power while still maintaining Pioneer-quality sound.

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Center Channel Speaker
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Speakers Configuration
Driver Units
Two 4" Structured Surface Woofers

1" High Efficiency Soft Dome Tweeter
Power Rating
Frequency Response
55Hz - 20kHz
Nominal Impedance
6 Ohms
88 dB
Remote Control




Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D): 18-1/8" x 7-1/8" x 8-7/16"

Weight (each): 13 lbs / 7 oz


RF Molded Curved Cabinet

Gold 5-Way Binding Posts

6 Element Complex Crossover

Oversized Magnets with Vented Pole Piece for Improved Bass Response

Improved Sensitivity for More Efficient Power Input

Cross-Over Frequency: 3 kHz

Magnetically Shielded

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • Carlo F.
  • 7/26/2014 10:57:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWHAT A GEM!



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  • john d.
  • 4/19/2014 2:42:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsHigh value/Low price

Pros: I am using a pair of these speakers as my L-R set up.
I am not one to be bothered by size in order to get superb sound as offered by this combination.
If size bothers you listen in the dark.
The advantage is the same as the SP-BS22-LR with the additional benefit of another mid range/woofer speaker.
The stereo imaging is superb.
People can nitpick the heck out of any speaker but this is a remarkable product at a ridiculous price.
The engineering and design of this speaker (and the other in this series) is rarely available in this price range.
Typically found only in upper price ranges.
Do not hesitate to buy these, you will not be disappointed.

Cons: None.
There can't be at this price.

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  • Peter D.
  • 12/24/2013 9:38:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsPioneer sp-c22

Pros: Don't listen to the previous reviewer who stated that the polk cs10 is way better than this pioneer center channel. For the price this center channel can not be beat. I still own a polk cs 1 center channel and it can' t even come close to the musical reproduction of the Pioneer center. Read all over the internet as Cnet, Sound and Vision, HiFi, and many more praise this pioneer center and all of the second run of Andrew Jones built Pioneer Speaker. With my Yamaha and Harman Kardon receivers this C22 produces clear voices in movies, is very musical, lacks any coloration of sound, AND get LOWER than the polk frequency wise without sounding boomy or muddy. At a 6 ohms rating it is easily driven with even the basic of receivers on the market today. The 6-way crossover network literally destroys the crossover in the polk CS-1 and CS-10. The dual ported rear design was an excellent choice for getting these 4 inch long throw drivers to get deeper than most 5.25 inch drivers and to be more accurate in doing so. I own Polk Monitor 40s and the speaker cones barely move. The curved design reduces internal cancellation and the quality of the MDF board is superb at this price range. The silk dome tweeter in this center channel really shines but it does have just a slight sibilance to it at higher volumes. I bought this speaker for $69.00 and had a $30 coupon so it cause me just over 40 bucks... To anyone questioned the quality build and sound of this C22 center channel I recommend you buy it, try it, and I guarantee unless you are the pickiest of audiophiles you will not return it. Also if you are an audiophile why would you even be looking at a $100.00 center channel.

Cons: None at this price range.

Other Thoughts: Pioneer should have charged closer to $300.00 for this center because common consumers think paying more always means better quality. ( Joking!!! )

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  • Steven L.
  • 7/28/2013 11:20:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsWeak and over sized with no advantage!

Pros: It's not the worst center you can get!
Looks nice with the speaker grill on.

Cons: Too large with no advantage to the extra size.
Small 4" drivers are too weak to play low enough!
A 6 Ohm speaker and it's still in efficient!
banana plugs don't fit all the way in the posts!
Still is using that fake plastic black ash veneer that makes it look as cheap as it is!
Does not produce very good male voice's in movies!
The Polk CS-10 has better drivers and real black oak veneer with a side black piano finish that really looks nice and matches my Definitive 450's!

Other Thoughts: I sent mine back and bought a Polk CS-10 for only $90 and the Polk sounds much better!

I waited before sending it back and did A/B comparisons of the two. The Polk CS-10 beat it hand s down. The Polk CS-20 is even better but would not fit on my top shelf!

I own 4 Definitive Studio Monitor 450's and they really showed how weak this Pioneer Center really is! The Polk sounds better but is still a temp. center.

I'm buying the Definitive center with the large race track passive radiator mounted on the top. It sounds absolutely great in the store, so I'm saving up for it. It's worth spending $400 on a really high quality center channel. After all they play about 50% of all the sound you hear during a movie!
The Polk CS-10 and 20 as well as the Polk CSi 4 and 6 just destroy this over rated center!

With a 6 Ohm rating it will clip most amps out rather easily !

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  • Brandon F.
  • 7/12/2013 4:25:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Addition to my Home Theatre

Pros: Great sound, very clear vocals for movies. Stylish look.

Cons: Bit large, but seeing as the top shelf of my entertainment stand was empty I had plenty of room.

Other Thoughts: Definitely worth the purchase if you're looking for clearer vocals from TV and Movies.

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  • robert s.
  • 5/24/2013 12:14:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggslove this speaker

Pros: sounds great. cant believe difference made in sound also cant believe how big it is. explains why my reciever blew my old piuoneer center, off a unit i got 10 years ago. hooked to pioneer vsx-821-k with pioneer sw-8 100 watt sub, pioneer sp-fs51-lr floor standing speakers and surronds from my 10 year old pioneer system 9i expect them to blow also) one more set of speakers to go. i listen to my music cranked up, most time maxed out. my friends love how good it sounds just not how load i play music. I REALLY LOVE THIS UNIT. pioneer still sounds good 10 years later

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: people had problems with reciever and sub-woofer, i have had none.

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  • roger g.
  • 5/17/2013 11:16:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsworks

Pros: clean sounding

Cons: big big con here . this thing is massive if you don't have room to fit it on floor forget about it. price wasn't get but got it 30% off that's why I pulled trigger

Other Thoughts: thing is way too big gonna look for a differ one that looks the same but smaller

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