Created by world-renowned speaker engineer Andrew Jones, the SP-EFS73 Elite floor standing speakers offer extraordinary performance and remarkable quality to deliver a phenomenal music and home theater experience.
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First impression: These are BIG. Read the dimensions carefully, because I didn't. These speakers really stretch the definition of "bookshelf".
But, big speakers should produce big sound, and this pair does not disappoint. Pioneer recommends these be configured as "small" speakers with a crossover of 80 Hz, which I have done. Still, the bass response is pretty impressive for a 5.25 inch driver. I don't like heavy bass, I like a full and clear bass sound that isn't overbearing, and these deliver just that. It's good enough that I don't mind leaving my subwoofer turned off from time to time.
So, do those Atmos drivers really work? In a word: yes! However, they are a bit finicky. Before I bought my Atmos receiver (Denon AVR-X5200W) I tried to put together some tests, and I came away less than impressed. I later found out that the receivers do some magic to make the effect sound better. (Mostly setting the crossover pretty high, about 150Hz) Also, I had them set up in...
Excellent Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers. I did not want to go through the hassle of installing ceiling speakers so I went with the up-firing type Atmos speakers. I have watched "Transformers 4" and "Expendables 3" on bluray with the Dolby Atmos soundtrack. The Dolby Surround Upmixer also sounds great playing regular 5.1 and 7.1 movie soundtracks. The addition of sound coming from the ceiling creates a 3-dimensional sound. There are going to be alot more blu-rays released in Dolby Atmos during the coming months. You can check the Dolby Atmos website for more details. Well worth the upgrade.
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First off, let me start with a warning for non-audiophiles (like me). These speakers have an impedance of 4 ohms. Nothing wrong with that, but I learned that not all receivers can safely drive them. I bought an Onkyo TX-R636 AV receiver, because it was the cheapest receiver that was Dolby Atmos-ready, like these speakers. The Onkyo manual said you can use the initial setup program to change a setting on the receiver so it will drive 4-ohm speakers, but when I tried, there was no such setting. I called Onkyo telephone support, and they confirmed that you cannot do it on U.S versions of the 636. He said using the 636 would damage the speakers and possibly damage the receiver as well. He told me to return the receiver, which I did.
Amazon shows views of the backs of at least some of the receivers they sell. The backs list their impedance, e.g., "Impedance 4 - 16 ohms." If it doesn't start with a number below 6, it isn't safe to use with these speakers. Also, some receivers...
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