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heyorpheus's picture
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Joined: Dec 19 2013 - 8:00pm
Horizontal Pioneer BS22s?

Howdy all,

New to the forms, hoping you are all well.  I would like to pick up a pair of Pioneer SP-BS22-LRs, the Andrew Jones "giant killer" ones.  I've owned, with much pleasure, a pair of 41s, and my folks would like a new pair of speakers.  Thus the interest in the 22s.  I face a predicament, however.  Their new speakers (replacing an old Bose pair) need to be placed horizontally, thereby fitting into a reccesed cabinet. Seeing as the 22s are cyclindrical in form, how can I securely lie them horizontally?  

Thank you for the help!

commsysman's picture
Last seen: 1 hour 7 min ago
Joined: Apr 4 2006 - 11:33am

Well, you actually have two problems.

The rear is curved, and they have rear ports, so they wont work well at all in that location. You need to look at some other speakers.

You need to get speakers that are either front-ported or sealed for use in a cabinet.

I know the Pioneer speakers are low-priced and have good reviews, but the 3.5" driver is too small to give any bass at all. That is another problem.

The KEF C1 speakers are much better speakers which will give some decent bass, are front-ported, can be placed on their sides (6" high) and can be purchased at KEF Direct for $279 right now.

The KEF C3 is another excellent front-ported speaker, and is on sale at KEF Direct for only $199 (regularly $349). It is also a good one for you, but it is slightly larger (7" high) , so check the dimensions carefully. That would be my first choice if it isn't too big, and the price is a real steal!

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