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Reddit reviews on Pioneer SP-C22 Andrew Jones Home Audio Center Channel Speaker

Sentiment score: 26
Reddit mentions: 49

We found 49 Reddit mentions of Pioneer SP-C22 Andrew Jones Home Audio Center Channel Speaker. Here are the top ones.

ANDREW JONES. From speaker designer Andrew Jones comes a collection of speakers that bring professional-quality sound to your living room. This highly-acclaimed center channel speaker delivers on sound, creating an immersive listening experience.CURVED DESIGN. This speaker utilizes a true curved cabinet design. Not only aesthetically pleasing, this stiffer design reduces standing sound waves inside the cabinet, resulting in high-performance and exceptional sound quality.TWEETER. Twin 4" Woofers and Soft Dome Tweeter deliver multi-element crossover to route high frequencies to the Soft Dome Tweeter and low frequencies to the woofer for smooth sound at high volumes. Magnetically Shielded. Frequency Range: 55 Hz-20 kHz.COMPLEX CROSSOVER. 6 Element Complex Crossover perfectly blends audio between the woofer and tweeter for greater accuracy.CONNECTION. This speaker is equipped with two rear side wire connections. Requires audio amplifier.

Found 49 comments on Pioneer SP-C22 Andrew Jones Home Audio Center Channel Speaker:

u/Brandorff · 6 pointsr/hometheater

TELEVISIONS

If you're into gaming the #1 thing to look for in a TV is low input lag

Here is a list of low lag TVs Looks like one of Sonys might be your best bet

  • Stat sheets tell you virtually nothing about picture quality, read reviews

  • You probably want a TV with: LED, local dimming, 120hz or higher

  • Avoid 4K for now (too new, too expensive, not enough content)

    AUDIO

    Get a receiver.

  • Denons are a great choice. Yamahas and Onkyos are good too

  • Buy refurbished, save $$$. Check out Accessories 4 Less & Amazon Warehouse

  • More watts ≠ more volume. Ignore ratings like 100 watts x 7 all together

  • Seriously. Any receiver will have more than enough juice

  • You probably don't need 7.1

  • You probably don't need 5.1 either. Buy a left/right pair & center channel speakers then add a subwoofer and surrounds later if you're not satisfied


    SPEAKERS

  • Pioneer BS22's + Pioneer C22 are a pretty great for the price

  • Micca MB42x not as good but cheaper

  • A Canadian company called Fluance is good too and less ugly


  • If you do a subwoofer check out the BIC America F-12


u/Armsc · 5 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

If you're going for a 3.0 you'll need an AVR. That will eat half of the budget straight away and will narrow down the speaker choices. Lets take a look at an setup for you.

AVR - You need this to power the speakers.

  • Sony STRDH590 $180 - Entry level AVR that is very budget friendly. For a simple 3.0 this guy should do fine.

    Speakers - Since you're going for a 3.0 (no sub) you'll want some speakers that go pretty low especially if you're using this in an HT roll.

  • BIC DV62 $120 + DV62CLRS $100 - These are pretty big so make sure you have space for them. However, you will get a decent low end.
  • Pioneer BS-22 $120 + Center $100 - These are a favorite entry level speaker. They are smaller than the BIC's but are still a decent sized speaker.
  • Micca OoO $100 + Center $60 - These are new and I haven't heard them. However, they seem small but are said to deliver decent bass. I happen to like the CLR setup with the d'appololito design.
  • Micca RB42 $150 + Center $100 - These are small but give great low end. However, they are hard to drive so these are not for a large room or high volumes if you like to crank it up. However, if you're not wanting a sub and you have to get small speakers these are an option. Yes this will push the budget a bit too.

    You will also need some speaker wire and should consider some stands for the mains to sit on. However, you can get those at a later date.
u/DieselWang · 4 pointsr/hometheater

In-wall and in-ceiling are compromises in terms of audio quality. For the best sound quality for your money, I'd recommend discrete speakers out in the open. If you go this route, here is one possible build:

u/sharkamino · 4 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

Why you shouldn't buy a soundbar, with actual justification.

Start with 2.0. You can then add a center and subwoofer later when you have more funds.

For a low budget, first look for a used AV receiver and a pair of used bookshelf speakers.

PIONEER VSX-532 $379 $169. Factory refurb with one year Pioneer warranty.

Speakers:

u/homeboi808 · 3 pointsr/hometheater

Well, check Craigslist for good deals, I found a bunch of good home theater stuff.

Or, get the Andrew Jones Pioneer speakers; the bookshelves can be had for a little cheaper for factory refurb, and matching center. The Micca MB42X/MB42X-C are the cheapest you want.

For a cheap subwoofer, the Dayton sub-1200 for $135. Though you can likely find much better on Craigslist.

The cheapest surrounds you'll want are likely the SoundAppeal 6.5 or Fluance AV5, both are $70.

Those Onkyo speakers/sub will suck.

u/shadyinternets · 3 pointsr/hometheater

$70 & prime eligible. and if you want the matching speakers they arent too expensive either.

https://smile.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP-C22-Designed-Channel-Speaker/dp/B008NCD2EI?


the andrew jones pioneers are great for the money. ive got a couple sets around the house and have given some away as gifts too.

u/gurueuey · 3 pointsr/hometheater

All in one systems are just a step above HTiB systems in regards to quality. The only advantage is that you don't have to get an entirely new system if something fails. What do you have currently? It's possible that there's enough to use to fill in while you save up for more components.

With a $700 budget, here's what I'd recommend:

Receiver ($189.99): Denon s710 Receiver

Subwoofer ($138.00) Dayton 1200 12" subwoofer

Speakers option 1 ($89.99 + $96.99) Pioneer Andrew Jones Bookshelf pair + Pioneer Andrew Jones Center

Speakers option 2 ($229.99 + $179.99) [ELAC B5 Bookshelf pair](http://www.amazon.com/Debut-Bookshelf-Speakers-Andrew-Jones/dp/B014GSER6O/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1453949947&sr=8-7&keywords=B014GSEPY8%7CB014GSEQ06%7CB014GSEQ2O%7CB014GSEQCY%7CB 014GSEQWE%7CB014GSER6O%7CB014GSEUJ8%7CB014GSEVFQ) + ELAC Center Channel

Option 1 total: $514.97 without shipping, taxes, or accessories. The Pioneer speakers are among the best budget speakers around right now, especially on sale. Some people think they sound a little veiled, so if super crisp highs are your thing, I'd consider alternatives.

Option 2 total: $737.97 without shipping, taxes, or accessories. Yes, a little over budget assuming $700 is your limit. However, it's worth it for the increased sound quality. The ELAC Debut series are one of the hottest speaker lines out there right now, and most reviewers agree that they're worth every penny. There are also alternatives in this ballpark by EMP Tek, Chane, Infinity, etc.

Why no rears? You sacrifice too much in the front speakers by trying to get the whole system at once in the budget. As a matter of fact, if you wanted to you could skip the center channel as well and just buy a 2.1 to start. Remember though that any system you buy needs to be the same series across the front three. You can either purchase identical speakers for the rears later, or look at dipole/bipole speakers, or purchase some cheap speakers off Craigslist for rears. Now, all of this is assuming that you don't have any audio gear. If you already have some older bookshelf speakers, you can use those for surrounds, etc.

u/scottymoze · 3 pointsr/hometheater

Just my two cents, you could do the Best Buy $300 on speakers and like you said get whatever 5.1+ receiver elsewhere. Best Buy will price match Amazon if it's "shipped and sold" by Amazon. So for example you could get the Pioneer towers and center channel for around $300:

Pioneer SP-FS52 Andrew Jones Tower each $110 Amazon (x2 for $220) / $125 Best Buy (x2 for $250)

https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP-FS52-Designed-standing-Loudspeaker/dp/B008NCD2S4/

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/pioneer-5-1-4-floor-speaker-each-black/5086937.p?skuId=5086937

Pioneer SP-C22 Andrew Jones Center channel $85 Amazon / $95 Best Buy

https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP-C22-Designed-Channel-Speaker/dp/B008NCD2EI/

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/pioneer-dual-4-center-channel-speaker-black/5086891.p?skuId=5086891

Total if you Amazon price match = $305 before tax

EDIT: just be sure to factor in cables/speaker wire to total budget, and make sure everything will fit and has a proper place to be setup. and don't overlook a universal remote if that's an option/need. :)

EDIT 2: OK so this doesn't satisfy the need for surround. So you could throw in cheap surrounds for now as well. Top 100 Amazon satellite speakers, others on here may have cheap suggestions?:

https://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Electronics-Satellite-Speakers/zgbs/electronics/3236454011#1

EDIT 3: And here's the matching bookshelf speakers if you wanted to match them up for the surrounds, swap these in front as a cheaper alternative to the towers, or both... for pair $110 Amazon / $125 Best Buy:

https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP-BS22-LR-Designed-Bookshelf-Loudspeakers/dp/B008NCD2LG/

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/pioneer-4-bookshelf-speakers-pair-black/5086955.p?skuId=5086955

u/CaptZ_3148 · 3 pointsr/hometheater

This center is what you want.

For a sub the Bic F12 is a popular entry level sub at that price point.

Go with that for now, and then save up for a better front L,R,C and you can move all the Pioneer bookshelfs to surrounds and rears.

u/AIg0rithm · 3 pointsr/hometheater

What would you think of this as a good starting point:

u/CoupleTryingGWout · 3 pointsr/hometheater

With your budget, if you don't want to go modular and add the pieces as you go along and get a 5.1 right away, think this seems like a decent package that you'll be very happy with for a good couple of years:

These Pionneer towers x2

And the surrounds

And center that go with the set

This sub seems very well liked around here

The amp you mentionned (I have had RX-V657 for years, very good) is also very good an will be plenty

rest on cables and stuff if you need, go to http://www.monoprice.com

All that should come in around your budget!

Cheers and have fun!

u/sk9592 · 3 pointsr/hometheater

You can pick up a decent AVR for about $170:

https://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/denavrs540bt/denon-avr-s540bt-5.2-ch-x-70-watts-bluetooth-a/v-receiver/1.html

Speaker Wire should be less than $10:

https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-16-Gauge-Speaker-Wire-Feet/dp/B006LW0WDQ/

That leaves about $800 for your LRC and subwoofer.

My favorites in this price range are the Pioneer Andrew Jones series and the Sony SSCS series:

https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP-C22-Designed-Channel-Speaker/dp/B008NCD2EI/

https://www.amazon.com/Sony-SSCS8-3-Driver-Channel-Speaker/dp/B00O8YLNRS

Now for either one, there's only a single choice for your center channel.

However, for the left and right channels, you can either go with floor stand speakers or bookshelf speakers.

Floorstanding speakers would be the ideal choice, but they are larger. If you are in an apartment where space is tight, you might need to get bookshelf speakers for left and right channels.

Which you choose will end up determining what budget range you are in for the subwoofer. So which will it be for you?

My advise is that if you are unsure right, then go with the bookshelf speakers. Because that gives you the option to change your mind in the future. If you get the bookshelf speakers right now and end up being disappointed with their performance as front channels, then you can repurpose them as the surround channels down the road and buy the floor standing speakers for the front left and right.

u/m1kepro · 2 pointsr/hometheater

I ended up tightening my budget quite a bit on this new home theater, so some of my choices aren't as nice as what I had before, but I'm very happy with what I got in the end. I want to thank everyone who gave me advice in my last post here. It was all very helpful!

I went with a 65" Samsung 120Hz smart TV. I decided against getting the 240Hz because I couldn't see a difference between the two when looking at it, and the 3D makes my wife sick in any case. That saved me almost $500.

For the receiver, I took everyone's advice and opted away from the all-in-one set I'd been looking at. Instead, I got a great price on a Pioneer VSX-824 that I've been very happy with.

I know the Denon reciever is what everyone recommended, and it's what I bought at first, but strangely enough my PS3 didn't work with it. It worked just fine connected to the TV directly, and other devices worked with that HDMI cable and port, but the PS3 just told me to go fuck myself. A quick google search told me that it's a flaw in the way the HDMI handshake works with Denon receivers, so back it went.

I went with Pioneer speakers as well, hooking up a
pair of tower speakers for front left and right, a pair of matching bookshelf speakers for the rear, and the matching center speaker.

The subwoofer will have to wait, for now, but the plan is to purchase the matching subwoofer when we're ready.

Instead of the Harmony Ultimate, which didn't seem to get any good remarks, I opted for the much cheaper Harmony 650, which has made my wife very happy. No more frayed tempers about what button does what on which remote. I'm even buying my parents one for Christmas.

I'm hugely pleased with the upgrade over my previous setup, even if it's not everything it could have been. What do you all think?

u/x152 · 2 pointsr/audiophile

They are just ok but adequate for most people...

You'll find that buying what i have listed below would sound much better but obviously wouldn't have the same form factor...

Fronts (2x): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008NCD2S4/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Rears (Sold as pair): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008NCD2LG/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Center: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008NCD2EI/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Sub: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0063NU3AA/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A385A0XNQBW8HY

Total around $600. If you wanted, you could invest a bit more into the front L/R channel speakers (or the subwoofer)

If you are looking for minimal trouble and just want a home theatre as easy as possible, you obviously would be giving up sound quality for something easier to work with. so the bose would work. Just go off your instinct :D Like the other mentions if you are happy with how the bose system sounds, then it would be a great deal.

u/nacnudn · 2 pointsr/hometheater

No question, return it.

u/grizzlybee · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

I personally think so. My mom just got a $150 vizio soundbar for Christmas and I didn't think it sounded very good compared to my Pioneer -SP-BS22 which I got for $50 off craigslist. Infact those are on a pretty good sale right now anyways $89. Add in the center channel for $70 and find a cheap receiver on CL and you're good to go

u/Scaryspongebob · 2 pointsr/hometheater

Sounds like you might be very underwhelmed with the setup only 250 can get you. Especially with the setup you already have. But if these can make it up to you maybe a 2.0 system would be a good start and work from there later on.

Scroll through these bookshelf speaker for some good ideas. The kef q150, jbl stage, wharfdale diamond, polk signature 15, Elac debut b5.2. All good starts to a system.

https://www.crutchfield.com/g_37900/Bookshelf-Speakers.html?tp=186&pg=3&o=d#&price=60-300

Or

https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-Andrew-Designed-Floorstanding-Loudspeaker/dp/B0798YNCQ1/ref=zg_mw_3236453011_14?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=61BTSNTW87Z8RRTK3QP4

Or maybe this 3.0 starting point and get 2 Floorstanding speakers and a sub later and move the bookshelf ones to the rear for a full 5.1.
https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP-C22-Designed-Channel-Speaker/dp/B008NCD2EI/ref=pd_aw_sim_23_1/141-7821185-1647945?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B008NCD2EI&pd_rd_r=80a2854b-12b5-40ff-8f99-58c7f4b43b2e&pd_rd_w=UUvP7&pd_rd_wg=lXjps&pf_rd_p=dfdb1da3-5e85-40b8-aca6-1f16b6aad03b&pf_rd_r=V91T78W06QSB4VJSJKAC&psc=1&refRID=V91T78W06QSB4VJSJKAC

https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP-BS22-LR-Designed-Bookshelf-Loudspeakers/dp/B008NCD2LG/ref=pd_aw_sim_23_2/141-7821185-1647945?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B008NCD2LG&pd_rd_r=80a2854b-12b5-40ff-8f99-58c7f4b43b2e&pd_rd_w=UUvP7&pd_rd_wg=lXjps&pf_rd_p=dfdb1da3-5e85-40b8-aca6-1f16b6aad03b&pf_rd_r=V91T78W06QSB4VJSJKAC&psc=1&refRID=V91T78W06QSB4VJSJKAC

u/nich_b · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

Heads up: all the Andrew Jones speakers are on sale for the next 8 hours or so for Amazon's deal of the day.

I own the older model of the bookshelf speakers and they're fantastic for the price. I'll probably fill out my home theater with these.

Floor standing loud speaker SP-FS52 - $89.99 each

Center Speaker SP-C22 - $69.99

SW-8MK2 Subwoofer - $99



u/FeistyPotato · 2 pointsr/hometheater

I would instead get this receiver, and these speakers, and this center channel. This would be $20 cheaper than the Denon DM40SBK D-M40 you linked, it would sound better, and it has better "upgradeability."

u/Sallywallykingslayer · 2 pointsr/hometheater

It has a weird shape, it's ok. I can't quite get the angle right , the stereo image still feels to low

sp-c22

u/Failure_is_imminent · 2 pointsr/ZReviews

These go on sale regularly for about $140 a pair. Just missed the sale today, they might come back though.

Center channel

Paired with:

7 channel atmos capable receiver.

These Pioneer speakers trade blows with $600+ towers. Check out some reviews on your own. There is some crazy deals on these sometimes for $100 a pair for the towers.

u/thug_lyfe69 · 2 pointsr/audiophile

Budget around $600

Type 5.1 surround sound

Setup Desktop PC

Uses gaming, watching movies, or listening to music

Room dimensions not quite sure. About 10' by 12'


Idea #1
Center speaker: Pioneer SP-C22 Andrew Jones Designed Center Channel Speaker

Front/Rear speakers: Pioneer SP-BS22-LR Andrew Jones Designed Bookshelf Loudspeakers

Subwoofer: Polk Audio PSW10 10-Inch Monitor Series Powered Subwoofer


Idea #2

Energy 5.1 Take Classic Home Theater System

Specs:
My mother board: MSI Z87-G43
My graphics card: EVGA gtx760
Running windows 7 home premium

Questions:

  • What is the best system for my pc?

  • What kind of receiver will I need?

  • Will I need a soundcard?

  • What kind of speaker wire will I need?

  • What kind of issues do I face?

    What I would like:

  • true 5.1 surround sound when playing games and movies

  • surround sound when playing music (stereo from the front speakers and rear speakers mimic the front speakers)

    edit: formatting
u/DZCreeper · 2 pointsr/hometheater

First, can you move the TV? Above the fireplace is the worst place possible. If not, a pulldown mount + VESA shelf adaptor to hold the centre channel would be good.

Room looks a bit cramped, I would go for a good 3.1 setup instead of 5.1.

https://gibbyselectronicsupermarket.ca/product/denon-avr-x1400h-7-2-channel-home-theater-receiver-b-stock/

Refurb Denon X1400H for $450.

https://www.amazon.ca/Pioneer-SP-C22-Designed-Channel-Speaker/dp/B008NCD2EI

https://www.amazon.ca/Pioneer-SP-BS22-LR-Designed-Bookshelf-Loudspeakers/dp/B008NCD2LG

Entry level L/C/R for $276.

Subwoofer choices are tough, not much worth buying below $300 Canadian. Best bet is to check the used market and avoid anything low tier. Even without a sub, this setup will sound better than the soundbar by a mile.

u/TyGamer125 · 2 pointsr/hometheater

I looked it up and you have dome tweeters so don't get anything with a horns such as Klipsch. However they are from a home theater in a box which generally speaking aren't great. My suggestion is you should get the center now but plan on buying the matching left and right as soon as you can. The issues you could run into with running miss matched from stage (LCR) is timber imbalance where sounds don't have the same volume or pitch so sounds traveling across your front stage could sound like aaaaaaAAAAAAAaaaaaaa. My suggestion is listen to some bookshelf speakers and find ones you like then buy the center that matches them. Here are some options I found on Amazon but going to local shops to listen would be best:

u/jankenpwn · 2 pointsr/audiophile

The full Pioneer set below. If you can wait for a Newegg sale, they get cheaper. There are also older models of these for less, but the new ones are said to be a big improvement.

Floorstanders

Bookshelf

Center

Sub

u/bscotchcummerbunds · 1 pointr/hometheater

I just picked up this simple pioneer since it dropped 30 bucks recently, though it looks like it's back up as of today or yesterday. Still good at ~$100 though. I have some old ass but good bigass bookshelf Polks as my fronts, Klipsch bookshelf as my rears and a Yamaha sub so i didn't really give a shit trying to match, lol.

More to the point it had lots of good reviews, so I pulled the trigger when it was 66 bones. Happy I did. I too can now hear dialogue when I'm sitting in center of couch, lol.

u/Aperson3334 · 1 pointr/hometheater

In commercial theaters with height channels, the speakers are pointed backwards a bit. It's hard to find images that illustrate this, but you'll see it in AMC's new Dolby Cinema theaters. Depending on the slope of your ceiling and the proximity of the speakers to the couch, it might not be ideal, but it's rare to have a 100% ideal theater room.

I read earlier today on this sub about Speakercraft's AIM series. If you have the money for it, then it might make sense to replace the JBLs with those. As far as alternatives for the other speakers, I'm not really sure. BIC America's Acoustec speakers are approximately the same color if you decide to run them without a grille (of that's really important to you), but they use horn tweeters, so they likely have the same level of brightness as Klipsch. I'll check the buying guide for another one that I don't remember the name of and report back.

Edit: Checked the guide.

On the slightly cheaper end, there's the Pioneer Andrew Jones series. Pioneer makes good speakers, but stay away from their receivers; Pioneer is owned by Onkyo now, and that brings Onkyo's build quality issues with it. Denon, Marantz, Yamaha, and Harman/Kardon are the companies that you should look at for receivers.

Bookshelf, Center, Tower

On the slightly more expensive end, there's the aforementioned BIC America speakers. Bookshelf, LCR (Left/Center/Right), Tower

u/lihpwehc · 1 pointr/hometheater

sorry i forgot to add, im canadian so getting deals from canada is pretty hard /:

i don't really have a budget, but i would prefer to not spend too much money. im looking for value, and i don't want to spend any more than 400 bucks(canadian), but preferable i would like to spend less than that. if you think value lies somewhere above 400, then i don't mind getting it if the sound quality is improved by a huge amount

i'm gonna be using this for a playstation 4 pro, so i kinda want the hdmi input rather than optical or whatever

i also don't want to wait until black friday, as i have alot of free time now and i wanna set it up now.

when i look at all of these on canadian amazon, its just below 1000 bucks

https://www.amazon.ca/Pioneer-SP-BS22-LR-Designed-Bookshelf-Loudspeakers/dp/B008NCD2LG
https://www.amazon.ca/Pioneer-SP-C22-Designed-Channel-Speaker/dp/B008NCD2EI
https://www.amazon.ca/Dayton-Audio-B652-Bookshelf-Speaker/dp/B002RMPHMU
https://www.amazon.ca/Dayton-Audio-SUB-1000-10-Inch-Subwoofer/dp/B0063NU3AA
https://www.amazon.ca/Yamaha-RX-V377-5-1-Channel-Theater-Receiver/dp/B00HZE2WW8

again, thanks for your help, its the first time in this sub, and my first time posting things on reddit haha (:

u/L8Show · 1 pointr/BudgetAudiophile

If you have access to a Frys in the USA, this is probably the best you can do for a new system:


Pioneer BS22 x2 pair (they go on sale each month for $68 a pair)

http://www.frys.com/product/7327224


Pioneer Pioneer SP-C22 (on sale at AMAZON for $80)

https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP-C22-Designed-Channel-Speaker/dp/B008NCD2EI


SVS PB10 $500 (OR grab one from HSU, Rythmik, Outlaw, etc)

https://www.svsound.com/products/pb-1000


Frys also sells a Klipsch 15" powered subwoofer for around $400 when on sale.
Hint: If you have the room, and patience for the next Frys sale, that 15" Klipsch is probably the best bang for the buck HT sub around.


That leaves 250+ for a receiver, depending on the sub you choose. Accessories4less, Frys sales, Bestbuy sales all have good to great deals on receivers if you have time to wait for a sale.





u/Warvanov · 1 pointr/hometheater

Others have mentioned it but it bears repeating. Those are low quality speakers. It is NOT worth investing in the equipment that you would need to drive them. Don't throw good money after bad. Start from scratch and get something significantly better.

  • AVR: DENON
    AVR-S510BT
    - $169. Entry level receiver from one of the best brands available. A good and very affordable starting point.
  • Front Speakers: Pioneer SP-FS52 ($129 each) & Pioneer SP-C22 ($99). Since you seem to like the look of floor standing speakers, these are good quality entry level speakers with a matching center. Total $357.
  • Surround Speakers Micca MB42 - $69. Small bookshelf speakers that will get you to 5.0. I would consider these optional at this point, since you're on a budget.

    That's a good entry level 5.0 setup for around $600. If you're on a budget, consider just getting the AVR and front left and right speakers for now. Add the center, surrounds, and a subwoofer of your choice, as your budget allows in whatever order you prefer. I can guarantee you it will sound better than any possible set up with you existing Sony speakers.
u/Blah_Blah_Blahhhhh · 1 pointr/audiophile

I posted this elsewhere and am just gathering thoughts as to whether or not I should pull the trigger or pass, as I am new to the audio world. I can get this setup for $115, and it would be used as an entry level 3.1 home theatre setup. It is used in good condition.

Pioneer SP-BS22-LR (pair) https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP-BS22-LR-Designed-Bookshelf-Loudspeakers/dp/B008NCD2LG

Pioneer SP-C22 https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP-C22-Designed-Channel-Speaker/dp/B008NCD2EI

Pioneer SW-8MK2 https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SW-8MK2-Designed-100-Watt-Subwoofer/dp/B008NCD2PC

It would also include this receiver: Yamaha HTR-3066 https://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio_visual/av_receivers_amps/htr-3066/index.html

Jump or pass? Thanks!

u/smohk1 · 1 pointr/hometheater

I have two of these

https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP-FS52-Designed-standing-Loudspeaker/dp/B008NCD2S4

and the matching center channel

https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP-C22-Designed-Channel-Speaker/dp/B008NCD2EI

and love them. They are inexpensive and sound pretty good and the reviews on the boards are decent as well. Since they are a bigger speaker they will give you a little bit better depth than the book shelf.

u/redline2066 · 1 pointr/CalgaryClassifieds

Pioneer SP-BS22-LR Andrew Jones Designed Bookshelf Loudspeakers https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B008NCD2LG/

x2

Pioneer SP-FS52-LR Andrew Jones Designed Floor standing Loudspeaker (each) https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B008NCD2S4/

x2

Pioneer SP-C22 Andrew Jones Designed Center Channel Speaker https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B008NCD2EI/

Pioneer SW-8MK2 Andrew Jones Designed 100-Watt Powered Subwoofer https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B008NCD2PC/

Onkyo TX-SR343 5.1-Channel A/V Receiver https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00WSED53A/

  • 100 ft. of speaker cable

  • 2 metal/black rear speaker stands

  • HDMI cables
u/FULL_METAL_HOODIE · 1 pointr/hometheater

Really depends on where you are comfortable with your budget ending up. I think the next step up would be using the receiver I linked above with 2 of the Pioneer SP-FS52 floorstanding speakers. Total without taxes or shipping (including the receiver) would be about $440. You can use the rest of your budget for some speaker wire, and a surge protector.

When you're ready to upgrade, you can get the Pioneer SP-BS22 bookshelf speakers, the Pioneer SP-C22 center channel, and a decent budget subwoofer such as the Dayton Audio SUB-1200 or the BIC America F12.

u/psycholis · 1 pointr/hometheater

This amp (I assume you meant receiver) and this subwoofer are pretty standard entry level affairs for home theater. Leaves enough left over for the matching center to you set.

u/Autowriter227 · 1 pointr/vinyl

Hi

I'm hoping someone here might be able to help me with a home stereo problem. I'm still quite new to this tech.

My wife got my a center channel speaker for my home stereo setup for my birthday, but I didn't realize that it's 6 ohms. (this one to be exact https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008NCD2EI).

However, my receiver only accepts a minimum of 8 ohms.

Is there a device that I can buy to convert the 6 ohm impedance to 8 ohms. Preferably, I'd stick two speaker wires in on one side of a box and two more on the other side, and the conversion would happen in between. Not sure if the problem is that simple, though.

Or do I have to ship this speaker back to Amazon?

If so, can anyone recommend a good center channel speaker in the $100 range?

u/drnick5 · 1 pointr/hometheater

In my experience, the most important part of your setup is having 3 matching speakers for the front sound stage (left, center and right). The goal here is for all 3 speakers to blend together, so when sound pans back and forth, it sounds the same.

You're best bet might be to replace the front 3 speakers with 3 in the same series.

On a quick look, you could go with These Pioneer front speakers with This Matching center. for a total pric of about $200 for all 3 speakers.

Or for a little less, you could go with these Micca speakers with This matching center for about $160 for all 3.

You could probably sell those 2 Bose front speakers on ebay and make it close to an even swap while boosting your sound quality.

u/WhosListening · 1 pointr/Zeos

Quick update. Speakers are all set, and they sound pretty good. I'm not an expert, and have nothing to compare them to, but I'd say that I got a good deal for $120. Dialogue in movies is nice and crisp, and the mids are quite nice too. I'm very pleased with my first foray into home theater.

Most definitely not returning them!

Thanks again for your help. I'm now looking for a decent sub and a center.

What are your thoughts on the Panasonics Pioneers?

http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SP-C22-Designed-Channel-Speaker/dp/B008NCD2EI/

and for the sub
http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SW-8MK2-Designed-100-Watt-Subwoofer/dp/B008NCD2PC/

Edit: Pioneer, not Panasonic

u/bobburghart · 1 pointr/DIY

Shape is also quite similar to this "Andrew Jones" Pioneer design:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008NCD2EI?ref=emc_b_5_t