Pioneer just announced its new speaker line for home theater and music systems. The entire line, featuring bookshelf (SP-BS21-LR, SP-BS41-LR), floorstanding (SP-FS51-LR) and center channel (SP-C21) speakers as well as a subwoofer (SW-8), is designed to work as a two channel music system or a full 7.1 channel home theater system.
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The entire home theater and music speaker line utilizes radio frequency bonded, curved cabinets which provide a stiffer and stronger structure, resulting in allegedly better sound reproduction through reduced cabinet resonance. Each speaker has flush mounted grills for each driver instead of a single grill for the entire front of the cabinet. Instead of cloth, the speaker grills are made out of metal for better protection.
With improving sound quality in mind, Pioneer's new speaker series uses a multi-component crossover that hopes to achieve more accurate frequency division and a more precise re-creation of sound. All speakers in the line also feature gold plated 5-way binding posts that provide better conductivity and flexible connection methods.
A first for Pioneer, the speaker packaging features a Quick Response Code, a unique barcode which consists of black modules in a square shape on white background. For instant information on the product while at a retail store, consumers can scan the image with a smartphone equipped with a barcode reader app, and will be automatically directed to a YouTube video of Andrew Jones, Pioneer USA's chief speaker engineer, discussing the process and philosophy of the new speaker line.
The new Pioneer Home Theater and Music Speaker line is available now for suggested retail prices ranging from $79 to $199.
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