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post #3121 of 5316
Purchased one of the C-22 center channel's from Best Buy for $100. So far it's been the best overall improvement for my sound system going from an energy take classic center to this. I know the tweeter isn't the perfect match for my 89' Infinity rs-5000 ribbon tweeters but the sound stage seems to be rather seemless and the dialogue quality is soo much better than my previous center channel. For $100 bucks this seems to be the clear winner in center channels at the moment.
Edited by srphoenix - 10/8/12 at 2:04pm
post #3122 of 5316
I invested into a pair of KEF LS50 and could have bought 10 of them eek.gif
post #3123 of 5316
^
Your point is?
post #3124 of 5316
More money than brains? :-D
post #3125 of 5316
I ordered a pair of SP-BS22-LR and wanted to use em as surrounds. I need to wall mount them. Was looking at these http://www.amazon.com/Pinpoint-AM-40B-Clamping-Bookshelf-Speaker/dp/B002UV03MW/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1349812166&sr=1-1&keywords=book+shelf+speaker+wall+mount. Think they will work with the curved sides of the speakers? If not any other recommendations?
post #3126 of 5316

I was actually going to use these:

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202305471/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=tool+hangers&storeId=10051#.UHS1C46WXGk

Hope you have a BIG wall (with lots of studs); those speakers are heavy.

I ended up giving up and buying in-walls. Happier wife.

Good luck.

post #3127 of 5316
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Originally Posted by LastButNotLeast View Post

I was actually going to use these:
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202305471/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=tool+hangers&storeId=10051#.UHS1C46WXGk
Hope you have a BIG wall (with lots of studs); those speakers are heavy.
I ended up giving up and buying in-walls. Happier wife.
Good luck.

Thanks, just found these http://www.standsandmounts.com/sanusspeakerwallmountsforlargerbookshelfspeakersblackwms-2.aspx says 15lbs weight capacity and pio has the speaker weight at 9.something LBS. Whats great about these is they clamp front to back. Looks like it will work perfect for me.
post #3128 of 5316
series 1 AJ Pioneers

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post #3129 of 5316
Has anyone ever used macrame plant hangers for surrounds?

http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/227/c/a/Macrame_Plant_Hanger_by_Pyro_Fool.jpg
post #3130 of 5316
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Originally Posted by hyghwayman View Post

Has anyone ever used macrame plant hangers for surrounds?
http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/227/c/a/Macrame_Plant_Hanger_by_Pyro_Fool.jpg

is this mocking my setup?
post #3131 of 5316

This is me with my subwoofer:

 

post #3132 of 5316
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Originally Posted by mgrotel View Post

is this mocking my setup?
LoL, no not at all. I asked because of the way my room is shaped, macrame seem like the best option for me and was wondering if anyone else has used or tried it for their surrounds!
post #3133 of 5316
I'll be hanging my surrounds this coming weekend and will throw up a few pictures.
post #3134 of 5316
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Originally Posted by hyghwayman View Post

Has anyone ever used macrame plant hangers for surrounds?
http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/227/c/a/Macrame_Plant_Hanger_by_Pyro_Fool.jpg

do it, it would probably be stealth!
post #3135 of 5316
Hi everyone, thanks for all the insight and info on Pioneer speakers. I'm looking for a simple set up for my technics turntable until I can budget in a quality receiver & subwoofer. I have a pre-amp & cheap amp for now & will be listening in my bedroom

I'm deciding between the BS41 or BS22, I've read in a few comments that folks seem to be going with the BS41 as a front speaker for surround... but since for now I can only afford a pair for now, which would you recommend?

Prices seem pretty close, the 41s are $84 on NE w/discount and 22s are $99 at BB.
post #3136 of 5316

You might want to consider the 21's for $50, then use them for rears "later."

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882117405

post #3137 of 5316
One question - what would be your second best choice if you've had no more than $1,000 to spend on a 5.1 system but buying Andrew Jones' speakers would be absolutely out of question?

I'm asking because I'm exactly in this situation (as explained here) - I'm in Europe and simply can't buy the SP-PK52FS set. Is there anything within the $1,000 price range that's close to the sound quality of Jones' creation?
post #3138 of 5316
im curious what andrew jones could have done with these 2 series of speakers if they just concentrated on a 5.0 system therefore being able to use the money allocated for the sub and using it towards the 5.0
post #3139 of 5316
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Originally Posted by bradymartin View Post

im curious what andrew jones could have done with these 2 series of speakers if they just concentrated on a 5.0 system therefore being able to use the money allocated for the sub and using it towards the 5.0

I don't think they spent any money on developing the sub. Somewhere in this thread, you'll find a discussion about how the SW-8 appears to use the same generic sub design as subs from other companies.
post #3140 of 5316
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Originally Posted by LastButNotLeast View Post

You might want to consider the 21's for $50, then use them for rears "later."
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882117405

Thanks, I'll try that out.

Has anyone done a side by side test of the 41 and 22? I read on here that the 22 isn't an upgrade of the 41, but I'm just curious how they compare. Sorry if this has already been covered!
post #3141 of 5316


For those looking for wall mounting ideas I mounted my using B-Tech Ultragrip Pro Loudspeaker Wall Mount (BT77). Now I need to move the speaker wire behind the speaker to hide it.
post #3142 of 5316
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Originally Posted by Fahrenheit85 View Post

I ordered a pair of SP-BS22-LR and wanted to use em as surrounds. I need to wall mount them. Was looking at these http://www.amazon.com/Pinpoint-AM-40B-Clamping-Bookshelf-Speaker/dp/B002UV03MW/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1349812166&sr=1-1&keywords=book+shelf+speaker+wall+mount. Think they will work with the curved sides of the speakers? If not any other recommendations?

I used that mount with my BS21s without any issues. They are sturdy mounts, and the clamp, though not ideal for the rounded speaker, works fine if you don't mind drilling a few screws in the bottom as well.
post #3143 of 5316
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Originally Posted by Walkamo View Post

Just wanted to let you know that a full review of the new AJ speakers will appear in the November issue of Home Theater Magazine and The Absolute Sound....
They should hit the news stand soon....
Also, you can find CNET's review at the below link..
http://reviews.cnet.com/surround-speaker-systems/pioneer-sp-pk52fs/4505-7868_7-35477425.html?autoplay=true
Thanks,
Chris Walker
Pioneer Electronics

Just got my November issue of HT...looks like the Pio's did not make it into that issue, unfortunately.

Brian
post #3144 of 5316
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Originally Posted by Veee View Post


For those looking for wall mounting ideas I mounted my using B-Tech Ultragrip Pro Loudspeaker Wall Mount (BT77). Now I need to move the speaker wire behind the speaker to hide it.

Nice speaker wall mount that's something I've been looking in to.
post #3145 of 5316
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Originally Posted by Veee View Post


For those looking for wall mounting ideas I mounted my using B-Tech Ultragrip Pro Loudspeaker Wall Mount (BT77). Now I need to move the speaker wire behind the speaker to hide it.

Thanks for posting. I'm looking for something like that to wall mount two pairs of bs-41.

Does it work well with the rounded cabinet or did you do any modification for it to fit?

Also are those 41s or 21s you mounted? If those are 21s do you think it will work well for the heavier 41s?
post #3146 of 5316
Okay it seems these Speakers go on and off sale on NewEgg all the time? Should I wait to buy them??? I just got a Pioneer VSX-52 and am thinking 2 pairs of SP-BS21 (or 22s), the center and sub.
This is my first home theater set up what all else do I need? RCA 14 gauge wire, banana plugs, mediabridge sub cable, anything else?

I have a Panasonic E50 tv, do I need a separate ethernet cable going to it or will the ethernet go through HDMI through my receiver?

I'm guessing these don't compare to the B&W 685s? Obviously different price range but I'm curious how different they are to them.
post #3147 of 5316
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Originally Posted by rewhowes View Post

Okay it seems these Speakers go on and off sale on NewEgg all the time? Should I wait to buy them??? I just got a Pioneer VSX-52 and am thinking 2 pairs of SP-BS21 (or 22s), the center and sub.
This is my first home theater set up what all else do I need? RCA 14 gauge wire, banana plugs, mediabridge sub cable, anything else?

If you don't have to have the 2nd series then yes, wait for a sale. You will save 40-50%.

You might want to get a bigger sub. That's up to you.

RCA speaker wire on amazon is reported to be copper coated aluminum. I'm not an advocate of fancy wire, but I don't want AL in my speaker wire. rolleyes.gif

Monoprice has real copper speaker wire and it's cheap enough. If you are running in wall you should get the CL2 stuff:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10239&cs_id=1023901&p_id=2817&seq=1&format=2

otherwise this is what you want:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10239&cs_id=1023902&p_id=2791&seq=1&format=2

Sub cable:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10236&cs_id=1023603&p_id=2680&seq=1&format=2

etc.
post #3148 of 5316
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Originally Posted by nograveconcern View Post

If you don't have to have the 2nd series then yes, wait for a sale. You will save 40-50%.
You might want to get a bigger sub. That's up to you.
RCA speaker wire on amazon is reported to be copper coated aluminum. I'm not an advocate of fancy wire, but I don't want AL in my speaker wire. rolleyes.gif
Monoprice has real copper speaker wire and it's cheap enough. If you are running in wall you should get the CL2 stuff:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10239&cs_id=1023901&p_id=2817&seq=1&format=2
otherwise this is what you want:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10239&cs_id=1023902&p_id=2791&seq=1&format=2
Sub cable:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10236&cs_id=1023603&p_id=2680&seq=1&format=2
etc.

Thanks I'll order those off of there.
What about Banana plugs are those worth getting? at all? My receiver is the Pioneer Elite VSX-52

Is NewEgg the only place that keeps putting those speakers on sale or should I be watching other sites as well?
post #3149 of 5316
The speakers are 21's. The speakers seemed to pressure fix in pretty well but I did add a couple fo small screws into the bottom of the speakers to make sure. The clamp sides seem to grab fairly well so I didn't do any modifications to accomodate the curved sides.

I also considering adding some two-way tape on the bottom or clamp sides but didn't add that yet.

Not sure about using them for the 41's but they seem pretty solid. I guess if the spreaker weight is withing range of the mounts and you can hit a stud they should work.

Thanks
post #3150 of 5316
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Originally Posted by nograveconcern View Post
You might want to get a bigger sub. That's up to you.
 

Here's a good one on a budget:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290130

And, yes, newegg is pretty much THE place.

Have fun.

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