Product Highlights of the Pioneer SP-BS22-LR Bookshelf Speakers (Pair)
- 80W Power Handling
- 4″ Structured Surface Woofer
- 1″ Soft Dome Tweeter
- RF Molded Curved Cabinet
- 6 Element Sophisticated Crossover
- Oversized Magnets for Improved Bass
- Improved Sensitivity
- Gold 5-Way Binding Posts
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 compact speakers from Pioneer.
Whether you use them as stereo speakers or part of a multi-channel home theatre 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.
70 Years of Audio Firsts
These speakers come with a remarkable pedigree of over 70 years of Pioneer audio heritage and industry firsts. Like every speaker we build, these are engineered to offer incredible design and amazing sound quality. But then that’s exactly what you’d expect from speakers designed by internationally renowned speaker engineer, Andrew Jones. As Pioneer’s Chief Speaker Engineer, Andrew has designed some of the world’s finest loudspeakers, some costing as much as $80,000. Now he has brought his high-end expertise and passion to the creation of this affordable compact speaker. And while the price is considerably lower than some of his other efforts, the expectation and delivery of accurate sound reproduction are the same.
Thinking Out Of the Box
Typically you’ll find most compact speakers not only come in a box, but they are also a box. And while that might be better for production costs, it isn’t better for sound reproduction. The SP-BS22-LR speakers utilize a true curved cabinet design. So besides the aesthetics being considerably more pleasing, this stiffer design reduces standing sound waves inside the cabinet, resulting in high-performance and exceptional sound quality.
As you look at them, you’ll also notice our unique speaker grills. They’re beautiful and elegant in their own right, but not for their own sake. They protect the speakers but are also removable if you prefer to see the drivers themselves.
The Inside Story
Crossover: The job of the cross over in a speaker is to break the audio signal into low, high and sometimes mid-range frequencies. It’s an important job, and it uses circuitry like inductors and capacitors to accomplish it. Much of the competition uses an extremely simple, low-cost cross over made up of a single capacitor and inductor. The Pioneer SP-BS22-LR utilizes a sophisticated 6 component high-quality cross over. The reasoning is simple: we do it because it’s one more way of ensuring high-quality sound that makes its presence known.