Posted Wed Sep 8, 2010 at 11:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
Pricing starts as low as $79 and as goes up to $199.
Pioneer's new speaker line isn't going to blow you away. In fact, if you already own a speaker system for your own home theater, you've almost certainly got the equivalent or better. When Pioneer says entry level, they mean entry level.
But for the price, the lineup isn't bad. Take the 31 inch floorstanding SP-FS51-LR for a start. It features a trio of 5.25 inch woofers with oversized magnets. It's got a frequency range from 45Hz on up to 20kHz and a maximum power rating of 130 watts. The bookshelf and center channel speakers share similar specs, but with more limited frequency ranges.
Pioneer's SW-8 subwoofer is a bit of a letdown, featuring a frequency range of 38Hz to 150Hz, just a bit under the range of the floorstanding speakers.
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