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Pioneer SP-SB23W Andrew Jones Soundbar System Reviews

Dario33

A soundbar for accurate sound and budget conscious consumers

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Pros: Impressive sound (music + movies), easy setup, price, bluetooth

Cons: Styling, size, no 5.1 soundstage

I've had this Andrew Jones-designed Pioneer soundbar for a couple months now and have very little (if any regret). It has a few nifty features that while coupled with the audio quality, make this a top contender for any budget conscious soundbar consumer. First up, it is fairly easy to set-up. My only complaint here is that the instruction manual contains a few typos and misleading sentences. After a couple trial & error runs, it was pretty simple to figure out. Setup took maybe 15 minutes. It comes with a wireless subwoofer that is quite easy to sync with the soundbar. It also includes Bluetooth capabilities. I have had it paired with both my iPhone and iPad and it works quite...
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drfreeman60

A speaker for music lovers and critical listeners

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Pros: Excellent tonal balance. One of only a very few soundbars that sounds good with music. Ability to play very loud. Excellent value.

Cons: Small soundstage. Height may affect some installations.

Let me begin by saying this is not the sound bar for everyone. For those looking for sound bouncing off the walls and the sound field extending wall-to-wall and behind, please look elsewhere. However, if you are looking for accurate sound at an extremely reasonable cost, the Pioneer SB-23 speaker bar should be on your audition list. If anyone is unaware, this was designed by noted speaker designer/engineer Andrew Jones and, when you consider his constraints with size and price, I consider this to be one of his more remarkable accomplishments. First, here is what you are getting. The speaker bar is quite compact, less than 36" width, 4" high and 4" deep. If the speaker bar is shelf...
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