Over 7 Decades of Passion for Audio
Pioneer has been the industry leader in audio design and engineering firsts for over 70 years. Designed by Pioneer’s Chief Speaker Engineer, Andrew Jones, these speakers embody all his high-end expertise and passion for pure audio reproduction. And while audio enthusiasts gladly pay as much as $80,000 for some of Andrew’s designs, you’ll find these new SP-FS52 speakers considerably more affordable.
Thinking Out Of the Box
It’s okay to stare. With true curved cabinet design, not only are the SP-FS52 Floor Standing Speakers aesthetically more pleasing, so is the entire listening experience. The high-performance and exceptional sound quality is the result of this stiffer design, which reduces standing sound waves inside the cabinet.
As a literal example of the term “beautifully engineered”, the elegant and appealing speaker grills on the SP-FS52s protect the speakers, but are also removable if you prefer to see the drivers exposed.
The Inside Story
Crossover: The job of the crossover in a speaker is to break the audio signal into low, high and sometimes mid-range frequencies. It’s an important job, and it uses circuitry like inductors and capacitors to accomplish it. Much of the competition uses an extremely simple, low-cost crossover made up of a single capacitor and inductor. The Pioneer SP-FS52 utilizes a sophisticated 8 component high quality crossover. The reasoning is simple: we do it because it’s one more way of insuring high quality sound that makes its presence known.
Woofer: There are many challenges designing and manufacturing a woofer capable of delivering true bass performance. In the SP-FS52, we’ve added a structured surface to the 5-1/4 inch woofer. By doing so, not only is rigidity improved, so is bass accuracy. Engineers have also vented the pole piece, again improving bass response from the same size woofers in previous models.
Tweeter: To widen the sweet spot of the 1-inch High Efficiency Soft Dome tweeter, we’ve engineered a custom wave guide. Increasing tweeter efficiency, together with newly designed crossovers, allows the SP-FS52’s play louder using less power.
A Taller Speaker
When we were designing the SP-FS52s, we listened carefully to what users were saying they wanted. As a result, we increased the speaker height by 3 inches. The result is improved sound quality due to the speakers being closer to ear-level.
Whatever your system, or the source of your audio, the SP-FS52 Floor Standing Speakers are ready to bring your listening experience to the next level.
|Speaker Type||Floor Standing|
|Frequency Range||40 Hz - 20 kHz|
|Speaker Impedance||6 Ohms|
|Speaker Sensitivity||87 dB|
|Maximum Input Power||130 W|
|Cross-over Frequency||250 Hz & 3 kHz|
|Low Frequency Transducer||5 1/2"|
|High Frequency Transudcer||No|
|Ultrahigh Frequency Transducer||None|
|Dimensions (shipping)||8-7/8” x 35-3/16” x 10-5/8|