SP-EC73

Pioneer Elite® developed Concentric driver with a three 3-way design developed by Andrew Jones

  • Pioneer Elite developed CST driver
  • True three-way speaker design
  • Front mounted 5-inch passive radiator
  • 5-inch bass driver for dynamic bass performance

 

Price: $399.99

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Pioneer Elite Home Theater Speakers Bring Reality Home.

The Elite Center Channel Speaker employs the very same CST and bass driver as the bookshelf to maintain a consistent sound signature in the critical center channel. A small, elegant cabinet makes it easy to integrate with your monitor and equipment, while an additional 5 ¼-inch passive radiator enhances bass impact for the most authoritative voices and sound effects.

Its Concentric Driver Hits the Spot.

At the heart of the Elite Home Theater Speaker System is the CST (Coherent Source Transducer), a revelation in accurate sound. This driver dramatically reduces interference between the midrange and tweeter, precisely controlling sound directivity at all frequencies and ensuring that direct and reflected sound arrive at the listening position with identical timing and timbre. It does this with a 1-inch tweeter positioned centrally at the apex of the 4-inch midrange drive unit. Unlike a coaxial driver, which positions its high-frequency driver further forward of a larger cone, the CST concentric design eliminates audible time domain errors that cannot be avoided when drivers are not aligned on the same axial or vertical plane. Such distortion that is normally readily apparent but is virtually eliminated in the sophisticated, proprietary CST used in the Elite Home Theater Speaker range.

The 1-inch soft-dome tweeter delivers smooth, extended response, positioned in the center of an aluminum midrange cone that exhibits true pistonic action and eliminates break-up modes within its range of operation. Cone profile is optimized for both midrange performance and wave-guide directivity. A matching horn around the tweeter seamlessly integrates both drivers and creates a continuous surface for the expansion of sound waves. Driving both transducers are dual Neodymium magnets that provide powerful and stable flux fields in their gaps. The midrange cone terminates in a double-roll surround designed to minimize wave front disruption while also allowing maximum excursion of the midrange cone.

Value Exceeded Only by Performance.

Delivering a sound experience far exceeding their price, the Elite Home Theater Speakers have been designed as a complete system for Dolby Atmos. Together, they offer an unbeatable value-to-performance ratio for putting together a high-performance 5.1.4-channel surround sound system.

Bass That’s Fast, Tight, Dynamic and Low.

Critical to the realism and authority of the Elite Home Theater Speakers is bass response that delivers all the power and impact of the most challenging music and film. Developing a driver that seamlessly integrates with mid- and high frequencies is a particular challenge: large drivers can be too slow and smaller ones may fail to convey weight and substance. The 5¼-inch aluminum cone and dust cap of these woofers ensures true pistonic action, eliminating break-up modes within their operating range. A large diameter vented pole piece allows unrestricted airflow under the dust cap, reducing unwanted noise caused by turbulent air. An oversized magnet ensures greater bass control, while a 1½-inch long throw voice coil improves power handling for full, dynamic bass.

The 1-inch soft-dome tweeter delivers smooth, extended response, positioned in the center of an aluminum midrange cone that exhibits true pistonic action and eliminates break-up modes within its range of operation. Cone profile is optimized for both midrange performance and wave-guide directivity. A matching horn around the tweeter seamlessly integrates both drivers and creates a continuous surface for the expansion of sound waves. Driving both transducers are dual Neodymium magnets that provide powerful and stable flux fields in their gaps. The midrange cone terminates in a double-roll surround designed to minimize wave front disruption while also allowing maximum excursion of the midrange cone.

Attention to Details Makes the Difference.

The Elite Home Theater Speakers include such details as Gold-plated connectors and multi-element, complex crossovers. Cabinets of floorstanding, bookshelf and center-channel speakers are designed with gently curved sides to eliminate standing waves encountered in typical square-box designs. The CST driver is mounted in its own individual enclosure, isolating it from the pressure waves in the main enclosure. The black-finished cabinet integrates perfectly with contemporary and traditional interiors, while a small footprint allows flexible placement in the room.