Pioneer SP-BS22LR 4" Andrew Jones-designed 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair

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The acclaimed Andrew Jones-designed home theater speakers from Pioneer sound great and re-define the expectations of budget audiophiles everywhere!
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  • 2-way design with 4" woofer and waveguide-loaded dome tweeter
  • Curved cabinet design eliminates resonances
  • Sophisticated 6-component crossover design

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Pioneer SP-BS22LR 4" Andrew Jones-designed 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair

Andrew Jones, Chief Speaker Engineer for Pioneer, loves a challenge. When the company tasked him with designing a new line of home theater speakers that combined exceptional performance and entry-level price point, he created a sensation.

The SP-BS22LR is the bookshelf speaker / rear surround speaker for the current incarnation of that line - showing that Pioneer has not rested on its laurels but continues to tweak and perfect its designs. The grills are now removable, but the remarkably accurate and natural timbral balance remains, as does the surprising bass output of the 4" woofer.

SP-series home theater speakers from Pioneer are a revelation in quality for the shoestring-budgeted enthusiast and perform as well with music as they do with movies!

Specifications: • Frequency response: 55 Hz - 20 kHz • Nominal impedance: 6 ohms • Sensitivity: 85 dB/2.83 V • Maximum input power: 80 W • Crossover frequency: 3 kHz • Dimensions:  12-9/16" H x 7-1/8" W x 8-7/16" D

Product Specifications
  • Input Rating6 ohm
  • Woofer Diameter4"
  • Configuration2-way
  • ColorBlack
Pioneer SP-BS22LR 4" Andrew Jones-designed 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair
  • BrandPioneer Electronics
  • ModelSP-BS22-LR
  • Part Number250-656
  • UPC012562906119
  • Product CategoryBookshelf Speakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (13 Reviews)
  • Weight20.3 lbs.
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Pioneer SP-BS22LR 4" Andrew Jones-designed 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair
Pioneer SP-BS22LR 4" Andrew Jones-designed 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair is rated 4.9231 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Budget MonitorI matched a pair of these with the Pioneer 8" sub for a superb budget garage rig.
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rocks the GarageI picked these speakers up based on the rave reviews for use in my garage audio system. I matched them to a Dayton DT120 T-class amp with an iPod input source. The speakers looked great in the garage. I was impressed by how well balanced the sound was. They could be pushed to rafter raising volume without the sound coming apart and filled the 25’ x 25’ space without issue. I was concerned whether the bass would wash out or boom, given the small woofer, but the bass was quite surprising. With an EQ adjustment I could get a bit more when I wanted it. At times I missed some of the low end register and warmth, but I never felt like I needed a sub. These speakers are easy to listen to and their relative small sized cabinet made it easy to place them out-of-the way. I needed wall brackets to install them, so my only complaint/recommendation is to include a threaded fitting in the back for a wall bracket. Note that the curved sides makes it a little riskier to use side clamping brackets.The praise for these speakers are well-deserved. They have a pleasing and impressive sound for speakers of their size and price point. They will work very well in the garage.
Date published: 2015-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Budget Speaker!After receiving these speakers and burning them in I sold my PSB's. They are that good. Completely neutral. Change your source material, and amplifier to tailor the sound you wish. Fairly easy to drive despite their spl rating. These are keepers.
Date published: 2014-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound in a Small Package.Replaced my large floor standing speakers with these bookshelf speakers and am very happy with the quality of the sound.
Date published: 2014-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding bargain!These speakers are some of the best sounding speakers I have owned, regardless of price. They really are amazing for their size, with a bottom end extension that belies the small size of the main driver. I've paired these with a Topping TP30, and after the requisite burn-in, the sound is articulate, with sibilant highs, balanced mids, and a low end response that is phenomenal for speakers this size. The low frequency response is so good in fact, that I am considering not adding a sub as I had originally planned.These also pair well with the little TP30, highlighting it's warm, articulate sound, especially with well-recorded Jazz, such as Miles Davis" Kind of Blue, and Bob Acri's eponymous album from 2006. These speakers do well with rock music as well, but be warned, paired with an accurate DAC/Amp combo like the TP30, these speakers will reveal previously unheard material in your sources, for good or ill. There are a couple of rock albums that I can't listen to on these, simply because the lack of dynamics (Google "loudness wars") and any artifacts in the recording are brought right to the front.If I had paid more, I might expect them to look more dramatic, and not so plain, but given that they are barely over 100 smackers, and they sound better than speakers many times the price, I am thoroughly pleased with this purchase. I may order a couple of pairs to keep in the box for when I need a known good speaker pair for stereo listening, as some day, they may be unavailable. Truly one of the best bargains in audio today.
Date published: 2014-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sounds like a bigger speakerI am pleased with the sound. I have them setup as computer speakers on the floor by the desk so not the best listening environment. However, the highs are crisp and clean and the lows are surprisingly robust. For me they are a bit muddy in the lows but that is a function of my having them corner loaded and the EQ settings a bit tweaked.I did up the low end on the EQ to try to round out the sound better and it ended up popping on the heavy bass tracks which would be expected. These are not "dance party USA" loudspeakers. If you want 110db, these are not them. However, I would recommend them to anyone as a good all around speaker and great value for the price.
Date published: 2014-04-25
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Pioneer SP-BS22LR 4" Andrew Jones-designed 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair

I am looking for boomy sounding bookshelf speakers in ported cabinets & can't seem to find a set that go down to 30-35Hz. Can anyone recommend some thing with some excellent boomy bass output, & please don't recommend a powered sub woofer.

Asked by: Pain for Fun 1980
Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattW
Date published: 2015-11-17

Anyone familiar with this speaker AND the HSU HB-1 MK2? My questions about performance: 1) How well do these image compared to the HSU's and in what way? 2) How good do they sound comparatively (better/worse/different, pros/cons)?

Asked by: Rich_B
We do not have anyone familiar with the HSU speaker you mentioned. But by comparing the information I see online about it, I can say that the HSU speaker appears to be higher wattage and higher sensitivity compared to the Pioneer SP-BS22LR. We would not be able to comment on the sound quality, unfortunately. Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: GregT
Date published: 2015-05-29

Would these be compatible with my amplifier as a 2nd pair of speakers to run in another room? Would run them on their own separate bank. I own a Marantz PM6004 Integrated, Power Output (8 / 4 Ohm RMS): 45 W / 60 W Frequency Response: 10 Hz -

Asked by: Vlad Zaroff
Yes these will work fine with that amplifier.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-01

Is the imaging / performance negatively impacted by positioning them horizontally? I have a 10 inch height restraint in the cabinetry for the AV equipment.

Asked by: JADII
Off axis response will be affected by placing them on their sides but in most cases this is not going to be a huge problem.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-10-26

What type of connection do these speakers use? Do they directly accept speaker wire?

Asked by: Texasso
These use binding posts and will accept standard bare speaker wire.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-01-20

What do I need to power up these babies?

I want to hook up my laptop to these speakers with a standard jack pin. What kind of amp would I need? I am not sure about the ohm-wattage relationship. I would like to have something with a smaller footprint but I might consider getting a receiver for future expansion. But then again I do not want to set these speakers to fire with a 100wpc output. Something like a small t-amp without a hiss would be nice. Any recommendation/experience?
Asked by: Bithoven
There are many small amplifier options that will work for these. Our Dayton DTA-1 or the Lepai LP-2020A+ will also work well.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-04-04
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