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Newegg is selling the Pioneer SP-FS51-LR Floorstanding Speakers and the SP-BS21-LR Bookshelf Loudspeakers for half price with free shipping.

Pioneer SP-FS51-LR Floorstanding Speakers - $99.99 with code EMCKJKG89
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82117403-L021D

Pioneer SP-BS21-LR Bookshelf Loudspeakers - $49.99 with code EMCKJKG92
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82117405-L022A
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Both are already sold out. Do they typically restock before the promo is over. This one ends 1-9-12.
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Also, QVC currently has the SP-CS21 center for $51 + tax, as well as the SP-BS21 pair for a respectable but not great $70, and the not-so-great SW-8 subwoofer for ~$115.
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Meh... they don't look like they would sound much better than most HTIB setups.
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You'd be surprised... This is the line designed by Andrew Jones. After auditioning Klipsch, Energy, Jamo & Polk I chose the Pioneers with no regrets. They sound fantastic!

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You'd be surprised... This is the line designed by Andrew Jones. After auditioning Klipsch, Energy, Jamo & Polk I chose the Pioneers with no regrets. They sound fantastic!

Wow... guess I shouldn't judge a book by its cover. They might sound great but man... they look like ass.

Just out of curiosity, which Polks did you try?
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Wow... guess I shouldn't judge a book by its cover. They might sound great but man... they look like ass.

Just out of curiosity, which Polks did you try?

They look a bit funky, unless you've got a 4 year old and a cat. Then you step back and admire how bullet-proof they are in that instance.

I demo'd the Polk Monitor 70's. I liked them. Great mid, great low end. I wasn't a fan of how bright they were, or the price tag on them. But, they were going to be what I likely ended up with if I hadn't run across the Pioneers.

The more I listen to the Pioneer's, the more I fall in love with them.

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They look a bit funky, unless you've got a 4 year old and a cat. Then you step back and admire how bullet-proof they are in that instance.

I demo'd the Polk Monitor 70's. I liked them. Great mid, great low end. I wasn't a fan of how bright they were, or the price tag on them. But, they were going to be what I likely ended up with if I hadn't run across the Pioneers.

The more I listen to the Pioneer's, the more I fall in love with them.

Went the complete other way. Heard the pioneers, thought they sounded like crappy as well as looking like ass. Listened to the Polks and liked the looks AND the sound. It's all about what sounds good to YOU! Of course I paid $299 for the Polks versus the price on these pioneers..
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good deal for online shoppin, yet I've not had much luck with making highend purchases online so I stay away from that practice...

Bought the last set of these speakers here @ BestBuy today for $285.00

How long does it require to "breakin" new speakers?
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good deal for online shoppin, yet I've not had much luck with making highend purchases online so I stay away from that practice...

Bought the last set of these speakers here @ BestBuy today for $285.00

How long does it require to "breakin" new speakers?

You are not seriously posting that you went to Best Buy and spent $285 on speakers which could be had from newegg for $99 shipped to your door (when they get more back in ) are you?
If this is true, you have more important things to worry about than speaker "break in"...
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They look a bit funky, unless you've got a 4 year old and a cat. Then you step back and admire how bullet-proof they are in that instance.

I demo'd the Polk Monitor 70's. I liked them. Great mid, great low end. I wasn't a fan of how bright they were, or the price tag on them. But, they were going to be what I likely ended up with if I hadn't run across the Pioneers.

The more I listen to the Pioneer's, the more I fall in love with them.

Wow... I own Monitor 70's and they sound amazing. Especially for the price of $160 each shipped (new). I thought I did fairly well. The look and sound is bound to be $120 (total) better than the Pioneers. I've never understood why people say a speaker is "too bright". I mean yes, the mids and highs ARE bright for sure. But a quick setting adjustment on your AVR, (less treble) and you're good to go.

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Went the complete other way. Heard the pioneers, thought they sounded like crappy as well as looking like ass. Listened to the Polks and liked the looks AND the sound. It's all about what sounds good to YOU! Of course I paid $299 for the Polks versus the price on these pioneers..

I've never heard the Pioneers but to me the Polks looked $120 better. Let alone how they sounded.

Then there's the fact that this set of speakers has 3 5.25" woofers vs. the 70's have 4 6.25" woofers. I think this speaker would have been much better compared against Monitor 60's which have the same setup. I probably wouldn't pay $100 more for the 60's over the pioneers.

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good deal for online shoppin, yet I've not had much luck with making highend purchases online so I stay away from that practice...

Bought the last set of these speakers here @ BestBuy today for $285.00

How long does it require to "breakin" new speakers?

$285 EACH??? or total?

$85 difference (or roughly 30% more) to be able to get them locally really isn't that bad I guess but I wouldn't have payed it. If you had to drive like an hour or more each way to get stuff local you probably should purchase online a lot more but if you have a Big Box store close by there's alot to be said for being able to purchase locally and the ability to return locally if needed.
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Bought the last set of these speakers here @ BestBuy today for $285.00

$285 is the price at Best Buy for the 5.0 set, 2 FS51s, 2 BS21s, & 1 CS21. It's nowhere near the deal if you got in on this, but it was the best out there until just recently.
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I'm satisfied with the speakers even if the price was cheaper online...

In the end that's all that matters...

They are hooked up an I'm not waiting for the speakers to be shipped...

Sound fantastic to boot...
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I'm satisfied with the speakers even if the price was cheaper online...

In the end that's all that matters...

They are hooked up an I'm not waiting for the speakers to be shipped...

Sound fantastic to boot...

to each his own sir... and thanks for driving the price up for the rest of us
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$285 is the price at Best Buy for the 5.0 set, 2 FS51s, 2 BS21s, & 1 CS21. It's nowhere near the deal if you got in on this, but it was the best out there until just recently.

I didn't see this deal until yesterday and unfortunately they were sold out. I'm trying to build a HT system right now and I'm wondering if I should wait for another sale or just go for this BB combo deal? I don't really care to wait months.
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I got my set from the BB combo. That's still a heck of a deal, it's like getting the center channel for free. If you had bought the FS51's from Newegg, and the center and 21's locally, it would have cost you about the same as the BB package.

So don't feel bad for missing the deal if you were planning on getting the whole set. However, if you were wanting to get the FS51's for front and rear, well, then go ahead and weep.

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I am weeping about missing out on this. I wonder if it will come back around?
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They look a bit funky, unless you've got a 4 year old and a cat. Then you step back and admire how bullet-proof they are in that instance.

I demo'd the Polk Monitor 70's. I liked them. Great mid, great low end. I wasn't a fan of how bright they were, or the price tag on them. But, they were going to be what I likely ended up with if I hadn't run across the Pioneers.

The more I listen to the Pioneer's, the more I fall in love with them.

I just recently bought me 4 SP-FS51-LR. I'm outside my country right know and haven't run the auto calibration on my receiver. What size did you set them on( smal or large), and what crossover frequency do you have them
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I just recently bought me 4 SP-FS51-LR. I'm outside my country right know and haven't run the auto calibration on my receiver. What size did you set them on( smal or large), and what crossover frequency do you have them

I have mine set to large right now because I haven't hooked up my subs yet. Once I do that, I'll set them to small and will probably cross them at 60-80 hz.

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I missed the nextag sale but was able to get the 5.0 set of pioneers from bb! I also have a pair of the Bs41s from woot. That gives me a nice 7.0 set-up with out that all important sub. I need help on deciding on the sub and if a 7.1 is too much for a room thats 10'x15'x7'. Any input is appreciated
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I missed the nextag sale but was able to get the 5.0 set of pioneers from bb! I also have a pair of the Bs41s from woot. That gives me a nice 7.0 set-up with out that all important sub. I need help on deciding on the sub and if a 7.1 is too much for a room thats 10'x15'x7'. Any input is appreciated

I have the Pioneer setup as well..don't skimp on the sub, get the best one you can afford, since these speakers have weak lows (which is expected at this price range)...I got the B-stock outlaw LFM1-EX for $574 but even the LFM -1 plus for $449 would be an unbelievable addition to this setup
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Thanks pnayan! I was thinking more a long the lines of hsu stf-2 or a bic pl-200 subwoofer! I will definitely check out those outlaw subs even though i know next to zip about them. I was hoping on keeping my budget sub 400.00 usd but if there is a clear cut sub out there that's a must have, I'll go for it. I'm looking for a sub that can go down to 25h, sound pretty clear, a ported sub, and maybe between 10"-12" woofer.
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Accousticsounddesign.com has the BIC PL 200 for $275 shipped once you apply the coupon code that gives you 15% off. I forgot what the code was, but you can just call and ask them. It was PL15 or somthing similar.
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Thanks! Will do a little more research on the bic vs hsu and just to make things more interesting I was recently directed towards outlaw as a possible subwoofer that I might enjoy. I am leaning towards spending less than more so the pl-200 might be the way to go.
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Wow... guess I shouldn't judge a book by its cover. They might sound great but man... they look like ass.

Just out of curiosity, which Polks did you try?

LOL! I was thinking the same thing, man they are hideous looking! Surly a great deal and I have heard good things about these speakers, but I would not want them for my front speakers in my living room, but would be great in a game room!
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Thanks pnayan! I was thinking more a long the lines of hsu stf-2 or a bic pl-200 subwoofer! I will definitely check out those outlaw subs even though i know next to zip about them. I was hoping on keeping my budget sub 400.00 usd but if there is a clear cut sub out there that's a must have, I'll go for it. I'm looking for a sub that can go down to 25h, sound pretty clear, a ported sub, and maybe between 10"-12" woofer.

Its the last day of the sale, but Newegg has the Klipsch rw12d msrp of $999 for $299. It has a 340-watt RMS amplifier and has a frequency response of 24-120Hz +/-3dB.
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If anyone lives in or near Atlanta, there may be a possible open box deal at the Perimeter Best Buy. I just returned a FS51/CS21/BS21 set last night. The BS21s were used maybe 10-20 hours at low volume, but the others are brand new. I just transferred them from the Newegg & QVC boxes to the boxes with BB shipping info on the outside.
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I want to buy the 51lr towers but i live in Canada and the only way I can get them is through the pioneer canada website and they want $349.99 a pair. At
$199.99 they sound worth it but I do not think they are worth $349.99. What do you guys think? I could always get the 41lr for $199.99 but wouldn't the towers be much better? And if i am gonna spend $349.99 on budget pioneer towers id be better to chip in an extra $200 for a more decent set of speakers?
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Once again, people equate sound quality to cost of the speaker. It's funny. People become so emotionally defendant of products they've spent their own money on, that they are quick to judge and dismiss anything else as a better product, especially if it costs less.

I did extensive testing of the Pioneer SP-FS51-LR, Polk Monitor 70's, and Klipsch KF-26's. I tested these all in two different locations, my home, and a friend's home. I found the Polk's to be too bright and harsh with average mids. The Klipsch had a better midrange than the Pioneers and Polks, but again they were very harsh with their exaggerated highs. The Klipsch might've been even brighter than the Polks, but it was difficult to tell.

The Pioneers had a very warm and comfortable sound, and had much better stereo imaging than the Polks. We must've spent hours trying to find the sweet spot for the Polks, but failed to find positions that created to imaging equal to the Pioneers.

After testing all three sets of speakers, we decided the Pioneers gave us the best listening experience. We returned the other pairs, and picked up the matching center and bookshelve speakers.

It's always a bit frustrating to see people so quick to judge a product based off of looks and price alone. People love to relate quality to cost.

I do wish I could pull the grills off of the Pioneers though. I don't find them as ugly as others might, but then again, I usually have the lights off when I'm using them.
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I want to buy the 51lr towers but i live in Canada and the only way I can get them is through the pioneer canada website and they want $349.99 a pair. At
$199.99 they sound worth it but I do not think they are worth $349.99. What do you guys think? I could always get the 41lr for $199.99 but wouldn't the towers be much better? And if i am gonna spend $349.99 on budget pioneer towers id be better to chip in an extra $200 for a more decent set of speakers?

If these speakers were $350 when I first auditioned them, I would have still gotten them. But, knowing that just over the border they can be purchased for $150, and at times, $250 cheaper, it would be hard to stomach that buy. I'd say the sound alone, makes these speakers worth your cost options.

Maybe you could find a new pair on ebay? Perhaps someone here could buy a pair, and sell it to you through ebay. Not sure what shipping would be, but I can't imagine it would be more than what you'd pay to buy from the Canadian dealer.

I'd do it, but I live well over 1500 miles from the border.
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