Pioneer 5.1 Channel Bookshelf Speaker System Photos

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Pioneer Andrew Jones Designed Bookshelf Home Theater Speaker System - Front View

Pioneer Andrew Jones Designed Bookshelf Home Theater Speaker System - Front View
Pioneer Andrew Jones Designed Bookshelf Home Theater Speaker System - Front View. Photo (c) Robert Silva

Pioneer Bookshelf Home Theater Speaker System - Designed by Andrew Jones

Shopping for loudspeakers can be tough. Many times the speakers that sound the best aren't always the ones that look the best. If you are looking a speaker system to complement your HDTV, DVD and/or Blu-ray Disc player, check out the great sounding compact and affordable, Pioneer 5.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker System designed by noted speaker designer, Andrew Jones. The system consists of a The system consists of the SP-C21 center channel speaker, four SP-BS41-LR bookshelf satellite speakers, and a compact SW8 8-inch powered subwoofer. To get a closer look, check out this photo gallery. After going through the gallery.

To get started with this photo gallery, here is a photo of the entire Pioneer 5.1 Channel Bookshelf Home Theater Speaker System as viewed from the front with the speaker grills (the speaker grills are non-removable). The cube-shaped box in the center is the SW-8 Powered Subwoofer, with its front port. The speakers on pictured on either side of the SW-8 are the SP-BS41-LR bookshelf speakers, and on top of the SW-8 subwoofer is the SP-C21 center channel speaker.

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Pioneer Andrew Jones Designed Bookshelf Home Theater Speaker System - Rear View

Pioneer Andrew Jones Designed Bookshelf Home Theater Speaker System - Rear View
Pioneer Andrew Jones Designed Bookshelf Home Theater Speaker System - Rear View. Photo (c) Robert Silva

Here is a look at the entire Pioneer 5.1 Channel Bookshelf Home Theater Speaker System as viewed from the rear.

For a closer look at each type of loudspeaker in this system, proceed to the rest of the photos in this gallery.

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Pioneer SP-C21 Center Channel Speaker - Dual View

Pioneer SP-C21 Center Channel Speaker - Dual View
Pioneer SP-C21 Center Channel Speaker - Dual View. Photo (c) Robert Silva

Shown on this page is the SP-C21 Center Channel Speaker used in the Pioneer Bookshelf home theater speaker system, as viewed from both the front and the rear. Here are the features and specifications of this speaker:

1. Frequency Response: 55Hz to 20KHz.

2. Sensitivity: 87dB (represents how loud the speaker is at a distance of one meter with an input of one watt).

3. Impedance: 6 ohms. (can be used with amplifiers that have 8 ohm speaker connections)

4. Dual 5 1/4 inch Woofer/Midrange, 1 inch Tweeter..

5. Power Handling: 130 watts maximum.

6. Crossover Frequency: 2.5KHz (represents the point where signal higher than 2.5KHz are sent to the tweeter).

7. Weight: 16 lbs 3 oz.

8. Dimensions: 7-1/8 inches (W) x 12-5/8 inches (H) x 8-1/16 inches (D).

9. Finish: Black

10. Suggested Price: $79.99 each.

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Pioneer SP-BS41-LR Compact Bookshelf Speaker - Dual View

Pioneer SP-BS41-LR Compact Bookshelf Speaker - Dual View
Pioneer SP-BS41-LR Compact Bookshelf Speaker - Dual View. Photo (c) Robert Silva

Shown on this page is the SP-BS41-LR Bookshelf Speaker used in the Pioneer Bookshelf home theater speaker system, as seen from both the front and the rear. This speaker is used for the left, right, and surround sound channels. Here are the features and specifications of this speaker:

1. Frequency Response: 55Hz to 20KHz.

2. Sensitivity: 85 dB (represents how loud the speaker is at a distance of one meter with an input of one watt).

3. Impedance: 6 ohms (can be used with amplifiers that have 8 ohm speaker connections).

4. Drivers: 5 1/4 inch Woofer/Midrange, 1 inch Tweeter, Rear Port.

5. Power Handling: 130 watts maximum.

6. Crossover Frequency: (represents the point where signal higher than 2.5 KHz are sent to the tweeter).

7. Weight: 10 lbs 4 oz each.

8. 7-8/8 (W) x 13-3/4 (H) x 8-11/16 (D) inches.

9. Mounting options: On shelf.

10. Finish Options: Black.

11. Suggested Price: $199.99 per pair.

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Pioneer SW-8 Powered Subwoofer - Triple View

Pioneer SW-8 Powered Subwoofer - Triple View
Pioneer SW-8 Powered Subwoofer - Triple View. Photo (c) Robert Silva

Shown on this page is three views of SW-8 Powered Subwoofer used in the Pioneer Bookshelf home theater speaker system.

Starting on the left is a photo of the front of the SW-8, which shows the front facing port. The purpose of this port is to provide further low frequency bass extension for the SW-8.

Next is the rear panel of the SW-8, which show the controls and connections.

The third photo is a bottom view of the SW-8. The first thing to note is 8-inch driver. Next are the sturdy feet that elevate the bottom of the subwoofer off the floor.

Here is a list of the features and specifications of SW-8:

1. Driver: Bass Reflex design with 8-inch downfiring driver with and port.

2. Frequency Response: 38Hz to 150Hz (LFE - Low Frequency Effects).

3. Crossover Frequency: 40Hz to 150Hz.

4. Power Output: 100 watts Maximum (60 Watts FTC rating).

5. Phase: Switchable to Normal (0) or Reverse (180 degrees) - synchronizes in-out motion of sub speaker with in-out motion of other speakers in system.

6. Connections: 1 set of stereo RCA Line inputs (low level), 1 set of Speaker connections (high level).

7. Power On/Off: Two-way toggle (off/standby).

8. Dimensions: 12-3/16 inches (W) x 14-3/16 inches (H) x 12-3/16 inches (D).

9. Weight: 20lbs 4oz.

10. Finish: Black.

11. Suggested Price: $149.99 each.

For close up look at the controls and connections of the SW-8, proceed to the next photo.

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Pioneer SW-8 Powered Subwoofer - Rear View - Controls and Connections

Pioneer SW-8 Powered Subwoofer - Rear View - Controls and Connections
Pioneer SW-8 Powered Subwoofer - Rear View - Controls and Connections. Photo (c) Robert Silva

Here is a look at the adjustment controls and connections for the SW-8 Powered Subwoofer. The controls are as follows:

Volume: This is also referred to as Gain. This is used to set the sound output of the subwoofer in relation to the other speakers.

Frequency: This is the Crossover control. The crossover sets the point at which you want the subwoofer to produce low frequency sounds, against the ability of the satellite speakers to reproduce low frequency sounds. The crossover adjustment is variable from 40 to 150Hz. This control should be set at its maximum 150Hz point if you are using the subwoofer crossover controls that are available on many home theater receivers.

Phase Switch: This control matches the in/out subwoofer driver motion to the satellite speakers. This control has two positions 0 or 180 degrees.

ON/Auto/Standby: If set to ON, the SW-8 is always on. If set to Auto, the SW-8 will activate when a low frequency signal is detected and will automatically shut off after a few minutes if no signal is present. If set to Standby, the SW-8 is always off.

Also shown on this photo are the input connections available on the SW-8 Powered Subwoofer. Shown in this photo are 2 line level/RCA jacks (left/right), and 1 set of standard speaker input terminals.

If your home theater receiver has a subwoofer pre-out connection (RCA cable connection), that is preferred. This subwoofer can be connected in two ways. The easiest, preferred, way is to connect the subwoofer line output from a home theater receiver to the RCA line inputs on the SW-8.

The second connection option on the SW-8 include using left/right speaker connections (labeled as high level connections) from receivers or amplifiers that do not have a dedicated subwoofer line output. However, your receiver needs to have both front A/B speaker outputs in order to use this setup correctly. This is to insure that the main left and right speakers are still connected to the home theater receiver for the mid-range and high frequencies.

Final Take

After listening to the Pioneer speaker system provided for this review, I can honestly say that these speakers are impressive, especially for the price. I found that these speakers provided a great surround sound listening experience for movies and excellent stereo/surround listening experience for music that many consumers will appreciate.

One of the problems with many inexpensive Home Theater Speaker Systems or Home Theater-in-a-Box systems is while they may provide the "whiz-bang" effects for movies, they really are not that good for serious music listening. Pioneer and Andrew Jones have definitely delivered a stylish and affordable line of speakers that definitely raises the bar on how good inexpensive speakers can sound when attention is paid to good design and execution.

Andrew Jones has successfully proven that consumers don't have to break the bank to get great sounding speakers.

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