Pioneer Elite SP-EFS73 Floorstanding Speakers
Pioneer Elite SP-EFS73 Floorstanding Speakers
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Designed by Pioneer’s Chief Speaker Engineer, Andrew Jones, the Pioneer Elite floorstanding speakers are great on their own or as part of a multi-channel home theater system. At the heart of each speaker is the Coherent Source Transducer: a proprietary design that reduces interference between the driver and tweeter by controlling sound directivity at all frequencies Read More

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Tex-Arozzi
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Arozzi
Jul 16, 2018
Stickied
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Hello Everyone,
Please note that these are being sold as a pair. Also be advised that there is a coupon at checkout that you can apply for $300 off the primary drop price.
Cheers.
Jul 16, 2018
Toolfan1969
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Jan 21, 2019
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Does anyone know how many people have to request these speakers for them to offer these again? Is there a way to promote a product here so people know it can be requested? Sorry, I'm new here. Also, Fry's had these on clearance recently for $169.00 each. Sadly I missed that price. Does Massdrop have the buying power to get pricing like that? I have to believe they'd sell a ton of these if they could also hit the under $400/pair mark. Fry's was sold out of these quickly :(
Jan 21, 2019
SpecialEd
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Sep 3, 2018
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I need to start a collection of spectacular marketing mumbo-jumbo...
"...ensures direct and reflected sound arrives at the listening position at the same time. To achieve this, the speaker has a 1-inch tweeter positioned at the APEX of the 4-inch front-facing driver...Additionally, the upward-firing concentric speaker is comprised of a 4-inch mid-range driver with a 1-inch tweeter mounted in the CENTER to produce a more immersive sound experience."
Coax. Essentially the same design they were using for $20 6x9's in the '80's.
Sep 3, 2018
SpecialEd
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Sep 6, 2018
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My strong suspicion is the upward facing and front facing driver components are identical units, yet the writer describes each unit separately AND differently.
In fact, I'm going to make the rather strong claim that a single unit cannot be created which has the tweeter integrated (flush) at the APEX of a 4" driver, as stated. Doing so would put the tweeter smack in the middle of the surround, also interfering with 'balance' of the larger driver.
Yamaha, and I'm sure others, have designed the larger driver with a 'bite' in the mount to reduce distance between centers, but the tweeter is still outside the radius of the bigger driver.
Sep 6, 2018
ElectronicVices
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Sep 7, 2018
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They use two different (but still accurate) words to describe the same driver. Apex is the top or highest point of something... in this case a speaker cone, the tip or center of that cone is the apex. There are many schools of thought on how to achieve a single point source for the mid and treble drivers. I have an offset D'Apollito array in my tower speakers, KEF, ELAC, Pioneer and others use concentric drivers, yet another is using a full range driver like those employed by Tannoy. You are accurate that designing a proper concentric driver is difficult, this particular speaker was designed during Andrew Jones tenure at Pioneer. If there is a designer I would trust to understand the pitfalls and benefits of this type of driver, he would most certainly be one of them.
Sep 7, 2018
Fayne
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Jul 20, 2018
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If these were the Andrew Jones Floorstanding SP-FS52, I'd buy them instantly. As much as I want the Elite... I don't reallly need a $700 set of Atmos speakers.
Jul 20, 2018
Rob3
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Jul 16, 2018
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I own a pair of these speakers matched with a Pioneer Elite SC-99 receiver, the matching center, four matching bookshelf speakers, and an ALAC 12" Sub. These speakers are all Andrew Jones Designed. My setup is 7.1.4 (speakers. sub. Atmos) It is a very good Home Theater setup in my opinion.
Note: these speakers are 4ohms making them harder to pair with a receiver. Most cheaper receivers are 8ohms. Also if you want to use the Atmos top firing drivers in addition to the front firing speakers you will need a compatible Atmos processor/receiver and the amp/wiring to support each channel i.e. for each of these speakers you will run 2 pairs of wires (one pair for the front and one pair for the top firing). Monoprice sells 4 conductor speaker wire perfect for these. Also I recommend getting some of the Monoprice 90degree/right angle banana plugs to terminate the wires. A straight banana plug does not fit well with these speakers from the side and sticking them straight into the center of the post is not too secure. In order to drive all of these speakers with my SC-99 I had 7.1.4 channels of Atmos processing but only 9 channels of amplification. So I took my older Onkyo 876 and connected it via RCA to the Pioneer and amplified the last 2 channels.
Jul 16, 2018
cbonica
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Jul 16, 2018
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Jul 16, 2018
cbonica
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Jul 16, 2018
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Nevermind i got it
Jul 16, 2018
cbonica
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Jul 16, 2018
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Didn't see the disclaimer
Jul 16, 2018
RayF
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Jul 16, 2018
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Perhaps the category manager is unaware stereo speakers are typically used in pairs? Might even think Alexa is a “speaker”?
Jul 16, 2018
Evanb
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Jul 16, 2018
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Not sure if this was in the description at the time you posted but it clearly states " Please note that this drop is for a pair of SP-EFS73 speakers."
Jul 16, 2018
RayF
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Jul 16, 2018
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Wasn’t—but I see MD got the message.
Jul 16, 2018
Anzial
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Jul 16, 2018
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The industry standard is to sell these speakers individually. MD, once again, is too lazy to clarify whether they are selling a single speaker or a pair.
Jul 16, 2018
Mridul_rathi
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Jul 16, 2018
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They mentioned in the details that the weight is per speaker, so just read a little before accusing them maybe?
Jul 16, 2018
Seelen
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Jul 16, 2018
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I don't know that it's an accusation when he is pointing out that they simply didn't list it clearly. Sure, he can (and most certainly did) figure it out after some looking...but I think his point was that he shouldn't have to do that, which is fair
Jul 16, 2018
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