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Pioneer SP-BS22LR 4" Andrew Jones-designed 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair
Why did they catch FIRE?
Can anyone help me with a question about setting a pair of these on fire? I have an onkyo HTR only pushing 40wpc ( front speakers are the only ones powered..so that would be 20 watts to each correct?) and a varible ohm allowance. I had the volume up quite a bit, I smelled it first but could not see anything, next thing I know flames are coming out the back, and front of the speakers. Needless to say after the shock of seeing my front two speakers on fire ..... I shut the system down and put the fire out( no damage to my system thank God). What could have cause this? I'm a firefighter and still cannot figure out what caused it. I have a really old pair of speakers attached to them now and can crank it up with no fire (LOL which is a good thing) Iam kind of shy about buying another set of speakers to hook to this system. Oh its a 2005 era system 5.1 HTR. Is there anyone that can explain it and take away the shyness; I really want to upgrade my system cause I'm in a new house with lots more room and could use some more power and clairity.thanksPat the fireman...LOL, still makes me laugh when I think about it.
The only thing that can make a speaker catch fire (short of lighting it on fire) is overpowering. You mention they were up "quite a bit" which tells me they were simply overpowered and the crossovers or voice coils got too hot.
Date published: 2013-01-08
Are speaker wires included?
If they are, what are their AWG and length?
These do not include speaker wires.
Date published: 2013-01-17
How can I mount these to a wall?
I just picked up a pair of these bookshelf speakers, and they sound phenomenal. I bought them for a second office system, but I now realize they would be best as rear-channels in my HT. Is there any way that they can be mounted to a wall? (Speaker stands will not work in my space.) Any advice appreciated.
You will likely have to drill into the cabinet in order to mount these to the wall. I would recommend the smarter speaker wall brackets below.
Date published: 2013-02-05
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?
There are many small amplifier options that will work for these. Our Dayton DTA-1 or the Lepai LP-2020A+ will also work well.
Date published: 2013-04-04
What type of connection do these speakers use? Do they directly accept speaker wire?
These use binding posts and will accept standard bare speaker wire.
Date published: 2014-01-20