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Meetloaf 642 309 October 15, 2013 at 07:36 AM in Tech & Electronics (4) More Amazon Deals
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Promoted 10-17-2013 by Steveb3163 at 09:07 PM View Original Post
Amazon.com has Pioneer Andrew Jones Designed Bookshelf Loudspeakers (SP-BS22-LR) on sale for $89.99. Shipping is free. Thanks Meetloaf


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Edited October 18, 2013 at 12:42 PM by cricket702
I know these were on sale for $10 less earlier this year, but this is about as low as these typically go.

Almost unarguably the absolute best value for speaker you can buy. I'm currently sitting on deals building a 5.0 setup so I was excited to see this drop so soon again. Pretty sure this was in response to Best Buy dropping it to the same price. But at Amazon no tax =]

http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP-...B008NCD2LG
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Quote from sprint_67 View Post :
The Dayton 10" sub goes on sale from time to time and can be had for $99 + free shipping. The 12" is only $30 more though and worth every penny. Here is the link to the 10": http://www.parts-express.com/pe/s...er=300-628
love my dayton 10" and i have the first generation one i heard the subsequent ones are not as good but still a great deal.
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any sub to go with these under 100?
How about the matching Pioneer subwoofer?
That's what I chose... and it works well, for me.
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this is kind of random but since there seems to be so many audiophiles here...how would my 6+ year old Energy C-3 bookshelf speaker compare to these? They were very expensive back then so not sure. I love them though but feel like it may be time to upgrade. Maybe I should be moving up to floor standing speakers instead?

I'm assuming if you were to get the floor standing speakers the bookshelfs would be the rear channel?
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I disagree with the other guy and I'd say very. The 4" mid drivers aren't going to give you much below 100 Hz. That's where I'd set my crossover, and depending on your needs/budget (low if you're buying these) I'd look at a sub from BIC etc. Speaker companies (typically) don't make subs as well as speaker companies, though there are exceptions. In HT, your center channel and sub do most of the work, in music / 2.1 you definitely want a sub with these.

Also, to those on the fence and on a budget, Fry's put the Polk RTi 4 and 6 on sale on BF last year for $99 and $149/pr respectively. These are comparable in size to the 4's but I doubt the tweeter competes with the RTi's silk dome. Disclaimer: I haven't heard these Pioneers and they appear to be an excellent deal on their own.

So for living room music setup, i'd need to get a subwoofer and anything else? Would the amp in a standard $300 Denon receiver power these just fine, or do I need more power?
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So for living room music setup, i'd need to get a subwoofer and anything else? Would the amp in a standard $300 Denon receiver power these just fine, or do I need more power?
If you're talking about this pair of bookshelf speakers being used in a stereo/music setup, then a sub in the 10" range would suffice unless you're a bass-head. I'm assuming you're talking about a stereo Denon amp, which are normally around 80-100 Watts/channel and should be adequate. If you needed more power, you'd be spending an amount of money that would make these speakers a bad purchase. So, your existing amp + these + a decent 10" woofer would be a good little music setup.

Although, as I'd mentioned before, if you can wait 2 months you may be able to snag the RTi 4/6, the 6 definitely being worth the extra $60/pair as they've been priced on BF for the last two years. You could always buy these and see how you like them, and kick them over to the bedroom in 2 years or something when you're ready to upgrade.
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How about the matching Pioneer subwoofer?
That's what I chose... and it works well, for me.
I'm using the SW-8MK2 sub and it works fine for me, as well, but I'm not a big boom kind'a guy. In fact, I rarely turn the volume over half. I find that it rounds out the system very nicely ... in a smallish room. That being said, it's possible that I will upgrade at some point, then feel buyer's remorse for spending extra money to replace something I was basically happy with. Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
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this is kind of random but since there seems to be so many audiophiles here...how would my 6+ year old Energy C-3 bookshelf speaker compare to these? They were very expensive back then so not sure. I love them though but feel like it may be time to upgrade. Maybe I should be moving up to floor standing speakers instead?

I'm assuming if you were to get the floor standing speakers the bookshelfs would be the rear channel?
If you're looking to UPgrade, these aren't your guy. These are great, entry-level speakers for someone starting out. A lot of people don't get too heavy into audio, and I'd say these are meant for people to test the waters of better sound.

Google tells me those C-3's were in the $3-500 range 8 years ago. Upgrading these would result in something like the LSiM series from Polk, some gently-used B&W's from CL/eBay, etc. Floorstanding will typically get you more mid-range drivers and fill out that end of the spectrum better, but there are plenty of exceptions (see: LSi series from Polk, many prefer the Lsi9 bookshelf to the 15- or 25- floorstander for the money).

If you're buying something for rears to add on to the system and get some surround sound going, that's a whole other issue. Some would prefer speakers of the same lineup for 'blending' from front to rear, others don't give a crap. If you've got a stereo setup and want to move into surround sound, focus instead on a quality center channel as you'll get more for your money, then worry about the back.
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I'm using the SW-8MK2 sub and it works fine for me, as well, but I'm not a big boom kind'a guy. In fact, I rarely turn the volume over half. I find that it rounds out the system very nicely ... in a smallish room. That being said, it's possible that I will upgrade at some point, then feel buyer's remorse for spending extra money to replace something I was basically happy with. Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)
Mine is also in a small room, and the woofer is turned well down, as is the crossover.
It has the capability of putting me in the 'dog house' if you get my drift.
Some people say it just isn't enough; must have BIG houses!
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yea been looking for a matching center for my c3s but since it's so old it's hard to get without paying full price on some sites. was thinking of just swapping them all out get a L/R/C together.
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If you're talking about this pair of bookshelf speakers being used in a stereo/music setup, then a sub in the 10" range would suffice unless you're a bass-head. I'm assuming you're talking about a stereo Denon amp, which are normally around 80-100 Watts/channel and should be adequate. If you needed more power, you'd be spending an amount of money that would make these speakers a bad purchase. So, your existing amp + these + a decent 10" woofer would be a good little music setup.

Although, as I'd mentioned before, if you can wait 2 months you may be able to snag the RTi 4/6, the 6 definitely being worth the extra $60/pair as they've been priced on BF for the last two years. You could always buy these and see how you like them, and kick them over to the bedroom in 2 years or something when you're ready to upgrade.



Thanks for the information. The receiver I'm getting is the Denon AVR-1613. It's a 5.1 deal but I imagine it would work just fine for a 2.1 setup? Watts per channel is 75-120, it looks like.
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I'll throw in my 2 cents. These are not "audiophile" speakers. Not even close. But they are the best sounding *new* speakers you'll find in their price range. Nothing even comes close. 5 of these and a surround receiver will make an excellent entry point system.

If you want to scour Craigslist/ebay for used speakers and wait for the right deal to come along, you'll probably find something that sounds better for the same price. But if you just want to buy a pair of new speakers without having to deal in the used market, you won't find a better deal anywhere.

I own a pair of these and use it in a bedroom system.
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I'll throw in my 2 cents. These are not "audiophile" speakers. Not even close. But they are the best sounding *new* speakers you'll find in their price range. Nothing even comes close. 5 of these and a surround receiver will make an excellent entry point system.

If you want to scour Craigslist/ebay for used speakers and wait for the right deal to come along, you'll probably find something that sounds better for the same price. But if you just want to buy a pair of new speakers without having to deal in the used market, you won't find a better deal anywhere.

I own a pair of these and use it in a bedroom system.
Again, how do these compare to the Klipsch B-20's that are on sale @ Fry's for $99/pair w/ free shipping?? tia.
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The SP FS-51's are the previous model and do not timbre match the SP-C22 center channel or the BS-22 bookshelf speakers.

I'm well aware of that. Some may be interested in spite of that.
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How are these speakers compared to definitive technology 1000 series speakers?

Not in the same league
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Not in the same league
You mean Pioneers better.
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