Dolby Atmos Done Better
Most Dolby Atmos-compatible speakers use a single, full-range upward-firing driver to produce a ceiling-speaker effect. But speaker designer Andrew Jones knew a single driver could never deliver true high-fidelity sound. After the success achieved with concentric drivers in the Elite Home Theater System, Andrew Jones decided to bring the CST technology to these Pioneer speakers. The SP-BS22A-LR’s upward-firing driver is a concentric array with a tweeter inside a woofer. This design allows Andrew to highlight the details in action movie sequences as well as your favorite music tracks.
Built Like High-End Speakers
The SP-BS22A-LR incorporates a true multi-element crossover to route high frequencies to the tweeter and lower frequencies to the woofer. This circuit allows the speakers to sound equally great in stereo, 5.1 surround sound and Dolby Atmos.
A speaker’s cabinet must be as sturdy to eliminate the occurrence of vibrations, which can change the sound of the music and movies you’re playing. This is why the SP-BS22A-LR use a curved cabinet, similar to the Pioneer SP-BS22-LR and SP-FS52-LR speakers. The curves stiffen the cabinet to reduce vibration and also reduce standing sound waves inside the cabinet, resulting in high-performance and exceptional sound quality.
Behind the Grilles
The SP-BS22A-LR’s upward firing concentric speaker comprises a ½-inch soft-dome tweeter mounted in the center of a 4-inch woofer. This speaker reflects sound off the ceiling to produce an immersive surround sound landscape. Because of the upward firing speaker's two-way design, it produces a more spacious and detailed sound than speakers using a single full-range driver. The SP-BS22A-LR compact speakers are built from our SP-BS22A-LR compact speakers. The same components were used to create the award-winning sound that consumers and enthusiasts have come to expect from our Pioneer Home Theater speakers. The same structured surface 4-inch woofer for bass and midrange and a 1-inch soft-dome tweeter follow the same efficiency as the SP-BS22-LR speakers, while blending with the top firing concentric driver for an affordable step into an immersive surround sound landscape. Whether you’re using the SP-BS22A-LR compact speaker in the front channels or as a rear surround speaker, it delivers all the audio action of Dolby Atmos at a price far more affordable than most speakers currently available.