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Old 12-01-2015, 02:29 PM   #181
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Mostly off-topic, but responding to help and get fully on topic.

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Complete newbie question
We all start there.

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I have a pair of Andrew Jones Pioneer shelf speakers
Which ones and how many?

There are five Andrew Jones designed Pioneer "bookshelf" speakers: SP-BS21-LR, SP-BS41-LR, SP-BS22-LR, SP-BS22A-LR and SP-EBS73-LR.

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but they don't come with instructions on how to plug them in. Googling I've figured out I need the wire to the speakers which is fine but then my Panasonic plasma and blu ray player only have plug sockets. What am I missing?
In short: an amplifier (or receiver).



Your signal source - TV, BD player, etc. - outputs a "line" level (or digital) signal which needs to be amplified (and decoded) before it can be sent to the speakers. Analogue signals from the source to the amplifier are typically connected with "RCA" terminated cables. Digital signals from the source to the receiver (which includes an amplifier) may be "RCA" terminated coaxial cables or optical (TOSlink) cables, but these days are all HDMI cables.

Pioneer has several receivers which can often be found for reasonable sale prices, however any modern receiver should work fine.

You don't mention which BD player or TV (beyond the very wise choice of a Panasonic plasma) you have, so it's possible it may have a built-in amp on one or both, however you still want to buy a receiver. The receiver will be the hub of your audio-visual world, with all sources connecting to it (by HDMI), display by HDMI and speakers by speaker cable.

Obviously there are many choices and details which fall way outside this thread and you should start with some kind of guide to home theaters for beginners, however please follow up here with details related to the speakers themselves.
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Old 12-02-2015, 05:03 AM   #182
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Thank you so much for the answer. This is the missing link I was looking for! I'll have a read around about receivers.

I have two SP-BS22A-LR speakers, the Panasonic is the TH-P50ST60A, the blu ray player is a cheapo no name 3D Laser (it's region free).
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Old 12-11-2015, 03:01 PM   #183
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Hello, for those who are interested to modify their SP-FS52 speakers, Mr Dennis Murphy from http://philharmonicaudio.com/ was kind enough to send me the complete and detailed procedure to swap the tweeter and modify the speaker crossover. I'll contact Mr Murphy to ask him permission if he accepts that I can transmit this document. Contact me for more informations.
TV Display : New Samsung 60" - 60J6300 - LCD TV Display
Pre-Amp/Processor : Sherbourn PT7020A
Multi Channel Power Amp : Rotel RMB-1075
Blu-Ray Player : Oppo BDP-93
Center Speaker : Pioneer SP-FS52
Front & Back Speakers : Pioneer SP-FS52 x 4
Subwoofer : Velodyne Impact 12

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Old 01-20-2016, 02:01 PM   #184
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Kind of an odd question. I was thinking of raising the tower speakers up a small amount (around an inch) and noticed the FS52's really just sit flat on my hardwood floor with these very thin rubber pads underneath.

I have a pack of Isolate it! Sorbothane rubber feet.

http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00A...A3C80SEBXQKHQ3

Would the speakers actually benefit from what may be decoupling them off the floor? Id hate to waste the rubber feet otherwise?
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Old 01-20-2016, 08:50 PM   #185
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Hello Caesu,

I exactly asked same question to Tom Vodhanel from Power Sound Audio, and you can use rubber feet. But 8 pieces of rubber for 26$ its quite expensive.

Check those weblinks too :

https://www.parts-express.com/dayton...4-pcs--240-670

https://www.parts-express.com/dayton...4-pcs--240-712
TV Display : New Samsung 60" - 60J6300 - LCD TV Display
Pre-Amp/Processor : Sherbourn PT7020A
Multi Channel Power Amp : Rotel RMB-1075
Blu-Ray Player : Oppo BDP-93
Center Speaker : Pioneer SP-FS52
Front & Back Speakers : Pioneer SP-FS52 x 4
Subwoofer : Velodyne Impact 12
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Old 01-20-2016, 10:56 PM   #186
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Thanks Slamjack, I already have these feet laying around just never used them.

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Old 01-21-2016, 01:47 PM   #187
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I also changed all internal wiring cable from my five SP-FS52.... They
TV Display : New Samsung 60" - 60J6300 - LCD TV Display
Pre-Amp/Processor : Sherbourn PT7020A
Multi Channel Power Amp : Rotel RMB-1075
Blu-Ray Player : Oppo BDP-93
Center Speaker : Pioneer SP-FS52
Front & Back Speakers : Pioneer SP-FS52 x 4
Subwoofer : Velodyne Impact 12
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Old 01-21-2016, 03:42 PM   #188
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Wish I could do that haha, dont have the know how to do so!
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Old 02-27-2016, 02:31 AM   #189
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The Atmos add ons are down to $139.00 on Amazon..
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Old 02-27-2016, 03:39 AM   #190
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absolutely :: if you have them already; just try them

the sound quality should improve substantially

otherwise; 'the floor' is 'another speaker' in the room - without 'any benefit'




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Would the speakers actually benefit from what may be decoupling them off the floor? Id hate to waste the rubber feet otherwise?

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Old 03-04-2016, 02:24 PM   #191
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Contemplating grabbing a pair of be SP-FS52-LR's for $69 each..currently have the first generation Polk Monitor 60's.
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Old 03-09-2016, 03:26 PM   #192
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Damn a full 5 speakers for $345 or 7 speakers for $483.....I do not know how Polk Monitor 60's sound but I would suggest to buy a set of SP-FS52 and compare with your Polk.
TV Display : New Samsung 60" - 60J6300 - LCD TV Display
Pre-Amp/Processor : Sherbourn PT7020A
Multi Channel Power Amp : Rotel RMB-1075
Blu-Ray Player : Oppo BDP-93
Center Speaker : Pioneer SP-FS52
Front & Back Speakers : Pioneer SP-FS52 x 4
Subwoofer : Velodyne Impact 12
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Old 05-30-2016, 03:16 AM   #193
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I noticed the Pioneer Elite SP-EFS73 are currently on sale at Best Buy for $399 from $699. Are these a huge upgrade over the SP-FS52 w/ the Atmos add ons?? The FS52's can be had for $130 each then $100 for a pair of the Atmos add ons. I think the Elites look a lot nicer, cosmetically.
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Old 05-30-2016, 05:45 AM   #194
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Pioneer Elite SP-EFS73 ... a huge upgrade over the SP-FS52 w/ the Atmos add ons?
Yes, particularly the SP-EFS73's concentric drivers which the budget SP-FS52 does not have, as Mr. Jones will explain in the video on that page.
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Old 06-01-2016, 03:11 AM   #195
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I think I'll check the SP-EFS73 out tomorrow at Best Buy. May bring along John Wick on blu and see if they can pop it in. I wanna test out the Atmos track. Does anyone own a pair matched with the Elite center?? The price seems really nice for an Atmos built speaker.
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Contemplating grabbing a pair of be SP-FS52-LR's for $69 each..currently have the first generation Polk Monitor 60's.
I grabbed mine for 69 bucks. Totally worth it.
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I grabbed mine for 69 bucks. Totally worth it.
I think I'm leaning toward the SVS Prime bookshelves, unless my receiver can drive the floor standers.
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Old 07-17-2016, 04:56 PM   #198
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New member here, putting together an Atmos setup utilizing all Andrew Jones speakers (except the sub). The fronts, center, rear surrounds arrived this past week, Atmos add-ons arrive next Friday and receiver tomorrow.

Forgive me if this has been answered already (still reading through this thread), but will a dual-style banana plug fit or should I go with the standard pair of single plugs?


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LG 55EG9100 OLED TV
Pioneer Elite BDP-23FD blu-ray player
Upcoming Atmos Setup
Denon AVR-X2200W receiver
Pioneer speakers: SP-FS52 fronts, SP-C22 center, SP-T22A-LR front Atmos surrounds, SP-BS22-LR rears
Rythmik Audio LV12R subwoofer
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New member here, putting together an Atmos setup utilizing all Andrew Jones speakers (except the sub). The fronts, center, rear surrounds arrived this past week, Atmos add-ons arrive next Friday and receiver tomorrow.

Forgive me if this has been answered already (still reading through this thread), but will a dual-style banana plug fit or should I go with the standard pair of single plugs?


(example of the dual plug)
First of all Welcome and 2nd congratulations on your set up. What speakers did you go with for your atmos speakers? I don't see why it wouldn't but don't quote me on that though. Hopefully some who has used them can chime in......either that or you'll find the answer here somewhere. GL
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First of all Welcome and 2nd congratulations on your set up. What speakers did you go with for your atmos speakers? I don't see why it wouldn't but don't quote me on that though. Hopefully some who has used them can chime in......either that or you'll find the answer here somewhere. GL
Thanks! I'm running the same fronts/center/rears as you are. I ended up ordering single banana plugs (and assorted speaker and HDMI cables) from Monoprice.

As for the Atmos speakers, they're the SP-T22A-LR add-ons for front heights. I was originally putting together a 5.1 setup but decided to splurge a little more and get an Atmos-equpped receiver and the add-on speakers...both were on sale so I jumped at the opportunity LOL

I hope to have everything up and running this weekend.

By the way, what stands are you using for your front speakers? I'm thinking of raising my fronts since a loveseat perpendicular to my main listening position will be partially blocking my right front speaker.
LG 55EG9100 OLED TV
Pioneer Elite BDP-23FD blu-ray player
Upcoming Atmos Setup
Denon AVR-X2200W receiver
Pioneer speakers: SP-FS52 fronts, SP-C22 center, SP-T22A-LR front Atmos surrounds, SP-BS22-LR rears
Rythmik Audio LV12R subwoofer

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