Summary: Sturdy construction & caught it on sale. We use it with a new Yamaha RXV-677 AV Receiver.
Pros: I used the speakers in a 3.1 system that is now 5.1 (maybe 7.1 one day). The rear channels are the matched SP-BS22-LR and the center channel is an Energy Take 1 (5HW-1), and will eventually be replaced with a Pioneer SP-C22. The sub is an Energy ESW-M8. We use the setup for the Wii-U game console...
Pros: I got these on sale and I have to say I'm very impressed. They were just what I needed for a 20 x 24 room.. loud enough but not too loud. Sure some polks can play louder but these don't distort and when my baby is sleeping, I can still listen at a decent volume.
Cons: If you want thumping bass you will need a subwoofer.
Summary: I've owned all of the speakers in the current and past Andrew Jones lines. They are all fair to average at best. Not sure why they get rave reviews. For these bookshelf speakers, priced at $129/pair, I wouldn't buy them. Catch them on sale or just pass all together.
Pros: Decent build quality. Bass pretty good for just 4" woofers.
Cons: 6 Ohm. Inefficient at 85dB. Tweeter is muffled and lacks clarity.
Summary: The low reviews on this speaker don't make any sense. These are not in the same league as $400/each Def. Tech. speakers, and anyone that can't determine the size from the provided specs deserves what they get.
Summary: I used this to replace a Sony center speaker for a "home theater in a box" kit and it improves dialogue immensely. It doesn't destroy sound with bass but produces a clear, crisp sound that is great for an action movie, tv show or even just listening to music.
Summary: This Pioneer is a pretty good speaker. Not the best but pretty good especially considering the price. I used three for home theater with a tower on it's side for my center channel. I find most centers to be too small considering it's such an important channel in home theater.
Pros: Quality matching drivers. Design A real crossover network
Summary: I purchased a pair of these to replace my beloved dayton audios (the rave reviews pushed me in to the 'upgrade"). While they are by no means terrible, in my setup they simply do not live up to the hype.
Summary: This was the first small sub I've owned. I currently own two 15" Klipsch subs...this little sub does a great job. I was skeptical because I planned to use it in a large room (18'x35') with 12' ceilings and a concrete floor. The reviews were good so I took a chance. Nice sub!!