Pioneer has just announced a new line of Pioneer Dolby Atmos enabled speakers that have been designed with both performance and affodability in mind. The new SP-BS22A-LR and SP-T22A-LR are both Andrew Jones designs.
The SP-BS22A-LR closely follows the physical footprint of the SP-BS22-LR compact speakers but adds a top firing concentric driver with 4-inch woofer and 1/2-inch tweeter to accomodate Dolby Atmost height channels. The SP-T22A-LR add-on speaker is an enclosed top firing concentric driver which includes 4-inch woofer and 1/2-inch tweeter that has been designed to be paired with Pioneer’s award-winning SP-BS22-LR compact speakers and the SP-FS52 floor standing speakers as well as previous generation SP-BS21-LR and SP-FS51 models, allowing them to function as Dolby Atmos height channels.
Dolby Atmos Compact Loudspeakers – SP-BS22A-LR:
The new SP-BS22A-LR compact are designed for both sound quality and delivery of Dolby Atmos content. The front 4-inch structured surface woofer provides both enhanced cone strength for better bass dynamics while also smoothing the response for more accurate midrange presentation. Above the woofer is a high efficiency 1-inch soft dome tweeter systematically placed in a custom-designed wave guide to control sound direction, optimizing on- and off-axis response to produce a more consistent sound throughout the listening space. The woofer and tweeter combination are carefully matched with a sophisticated six element crossover network to produce more precise frequency division to establish natural sounding output with a combined max power handling of 80 Watts.
The top of the cabinet is slanted at 10 degrees and houses a top firing concentric driver which includes 4-inch woofer and 1/2-inch tweeter utilizing a two element crossover network designed specifically for Dolby Atmos. This driver provides a wide frequency response essential for delivering compelling height information.
Closely following the footprint of the previous model, the new SP-BS22A-LR maintains exceptional build quality through the use of the same RF molded laminated MDF cabinet construction technique. The enclosure reduces vibration and ringing, adding to improved sound reproduction. The front speakers are protected by a detachable grill.
Pioneer’s SP-BS22A-LR Dolby Atmos-designed compact speakers have a MSRP of: $299.99 U.S./pair.
Dolby Atmos-Enabled Speaker Modules – SP-T22A:
Designed to sit directly on top of Pioneer’s current line of award winning compact and floor-standing speakers, the new SP-T22A add-on speaker modules use the same RF-molded, laminated MDF cabinet. The SP-T22A’s can also be used with most flat surfaced speakers, along with a Dolby Atmos enabled AV Receiver to transform your standard home theater into a Dolby Atmos enabled system.
The SP-T22A features a top firing concentric driver mounted at a 10 degrees slant, and a two element crossover network. In addition, the SP-T22A-LR features gold 5-way binding posts and can handle max power up to 80 Watts. The Pioneer SP-T22A-LR add-on speakers are an ideal way to upgrade consumers with the Dolby Atmos experience.
Pioneer’s SP-T22A-LR Dolby Atmos add-on speakers are available for a suggested retail price of $199.99 U.S./pair.
Look for more details on these an other Pioneer products at: http://www.pioneerelectronics.ca