Pioneer SP-PK21BS 5.1 Speaker System Review

May 16, 2023
Justin Lumiere


At a time of sound bars and home-theater-in-a-box systems that fall short, the Pioneer SP-PK21BS 5.1 speaker system stands out as an impressive alternative. At $600 for an outstanding home theater experience that delivers spectacular big sound without breaking the bank, this amazing set delivers spectacular big sounding home theatre at great value for money. This system features four SP-BS21-LR bookshelf speakers, one SP-C21 center channel speaker and the SW-8 subwoofer with all-wood curved-sided cabinets finished in faux black wood grain; satellites measure 12.6 inches high by 7.2 wide by 8.1 deep; while center channel speaker stands slightly taller. These speakers and subwoofers may be too big for shelf placement and lack furniture-level finishes that other models boast, which might turn off buyers who prefer more subtle, lifestyle-focused aesthetics. Our tests showed they sounded amazing both with stereo recordings as well as with our "Tron: Legacy" Blu-ray's immersive surround mix.

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