Product Comparison: Pioneer SP-BS22-LR vs Elac B6


General Specifications
Brand
Pioneer
Elac
Model
SP-BS22-LR
B6
Origin
Germany
About the Product
High quality home audio doesn't have to break the bank. As proof, Pioneer introduces the SP-BS22-LR bookshelf speakers. Whether you use them as stereo speakers or part of a multi-channel home theater system, their ability to handle 90 watts the SP-BS22-LR's deliver wide frequency response and sophisticated sound quality regardless of the source. Whatever your system, the SP-BS22-LR Bookshelf Speakers are ready to step it up with authentic audio reproduction to bring your listening experience to the next level.
The Debut B6 takes the incredible B5 sound profile and adds an extra dollop of bass and dynamic range, making this 2-way, bass-reflex design a stand-out choice for multi-channel systems and critical music listeners seeking a superb bookshelf speaker that packs real performance and punch.
Key Specs
Power RMS
80 watts
50 watts
Sensitivity
85 dB
87 dB
Impedance
6 ohms
6 ohms
What customers say about "Key Specs"
 
Elac B6 Debut Series 6.5" Bookshelf Speakers by Andrew Jones
  • Outstanding sound for the money. You could spend a lot more for a lot less
  • Output was too good with Deep Tight bass and its imaging was good. Tested them with Tamil & English albums they are sounding good.
  • Excellent sounding, clear highs and surprisingly good lows. Will buy another set for height speakers. Very happy about my purchase.
  • Excellent sound quality just got them but really add to the surround sound.
  • Affordable price. Versatile. Clear, full sound.
Size & Weight
Height
12.6 in.
14 in.
Width
7.1 in.
8.5 in.
Depth
8.4 in.
10 in.
Weight
18 lbs.
14.3 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Pioneer SP-BS22-LR Andrew Jones Designed Bookshelf Loudspeakers
  • Small, convenient size
  • Small size. excellent sound for a 4" woofer
  • Well made and have a nice heavy weight to them
  • Make sure you measure, these speakers are almost 9 inches deep. This depth really helps with the sound, but make sure you have room for them.
Elac B6 Debut Series 6.5" Bookshelf Speakers by Andrew Jones
  • IMHO, Elac has itself a legit winner with these speakers and they definetly punch above they're weight class.
  • The speaker build quality is top notch for the price, in fact it's amazing to get this quality at the cost. The weight of the speaker is pretty heavy due to the large magnet on the bass/mid driver.
  • These things are large (seriously get a ruler/tape measure and draw the dimensions) but they are INCREDIBLE.
  • I also placed these on stands to place them at listening height from my chair, this was an improvement over sitting on a carpeted floor. I found these ELACs to give a nice broad soundstage and have no obvious flaws.
  • The imaging seems pretty accurate (in placement and depth) and the sound stage is pretty wide.
Audio
Min. Frequency Response
55 Hz
44 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
20 kHz
20 kHz
Tweeter Size
1 in.
1 in.
Woofer Size
4 in.
6.5 in.
Peak Power
120 watts
What customers say about "Audio"
Pioneer SP-BS22-LR Andrew Jones Designed Bookshelf Loudspeakers
  • The sound is great, and my audiophile friends/relatives agree (e.g., friend owns speakers that cost several thousands of dollars and genuinely likes these). I would describe the sound as lively and punchy, energetic, clear, and full.
  • The sound from these is warm and inviting. What the heck does that mean? It means they have a lovely well balanced sound that is in no way shrill or overbearing in any frequency range
  • Excellent sound from a small package. We use them as rears, but after a bit of testing I believe they would make good stand alone speakers in a small living room or dorm.
  • Good price but dissapointed with high end sound (voice, string instruments).
  • Nice sound but 6 ohm speakers require too much volume ( power level )
Elac B6 Debut Series 6.5" Bookshelf Speakers by Andrew Jones
  • Excellent sounding, clear highs and surprisingly good lows. Will buy another set for height speakers. Very happy about my purchase.
  • These are really good speakers but not phenomenal as some have said. However, at the price, pretty amazing! I paired them with a 10" klipsch sub and the sound is super smooth and pretty full.
  • The B6's offer outstanding performance for the price and prove that Andrew Jones knows that good speakers don't have to cost thousands of dollars a piece.
  • Crisp and powerful bass. Aesthetically pleasing.
  • I'm not an audiophile by any means, so these seemed like great value for entry-level bookshelf speakers. They sound fantastic to me, with good range.
Features
Color
Black
Black
Tweeter Material
Cloth
Silk
Extras
Gold 5-Way Binding Posts, 6 Element Sophisticated Crossover, Oversized Magnets with Vented Pole Piece for Improved Bass Response
Gold Plated 5-Way Binding Posts, Dual Flared Vent, Sophisticated Crossover
Woofer Material
Aramid-fiber
What customers say about "Features"
Pioneer SP-BS22-LR Andrew Jones Designed Bookshelf Loudspeakers
  • Great Build Quality, love the wood grain and removable grills
  • The styling on these is good and basic, although the drivers look a little puny with the grills off.
  • I mounted them on the wall with the VideoSecu clamp mounting brackets. They are a bit big but I prefer this to having a small speaker that doesn't sound good.
  • The woofers look laughably small with the grills off. Do yourself a favor and keep the grills on!
  • Slim choices if you wanted to expand your setup and timbre (musical tone color/quality) match within Pioneer speakers
Elac B6 Debut Series 6.5" Bookshelf Speakers by Andrew Jones
  • All of that being said, the finish on these speakers is garbage. The vinyl wrapped brushed finish scratches if you look at the wrong way and one of my speakers arrived with a noticeable dent on one of the edges.
  • Excellent sounding, clear highs and surprisingly good lows. Will buy another set for height speakers. Very happy about my purchase.
  • They are in a very large (800 sq ft) living room and fill the space adequately. I replaced Polk rti 8s with these and prefer the elacs. They work well across all genres of music without needing adjustments to bass/treble/sub (unlike the 8s).
  • Outstanding sound for the money. You could spend a lot more for a lot less
  • The vinyl wrap is very delicate and can scratch easily, handle them gently.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE

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