Product Comparison: Pioneer SP-BS22-LR vs Micca MB42X

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General Specifications
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 Micca MB42X builds on the success of the sensational MB42 by significantly raising the performance bar while still taking up very little space and budget. Handsomely styled with classic contours and updated design cues, the MB42X is easy to place and blends into any room or decor. Its enhanced tonal balance and clarity makes it a great fit with a wide range of usage scenarios, from background music to home theater.
Key Specs
Power RMS
80 watts
150 watts
85 dB
85 dB
6 ohms
8 ohms
Size & Weight
12.6 in.
9.5 in.
7.1 in.
5.8 in.
8.4 in.
6.5 in.
18 lbs.
9.3 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.
Micca MB42X Bookshelf Speakers With 4-Inch Carbon Fiber Woofer and Silk Dome Tweeter
  • Beautiful build quality and attention to detail, especially in this price class
  • The cabinets are relatively light weight 1/4" thick particle board, and it is a ported design, so expectations should be reasonable.
  • I like the looks of the speaker immediately and weight told me it was not a cheap WalMart knockoff.
  • Simple to hang, light weight, easy to hook up and good sound
  • The speakers are kinda light weight wise, but it makes quite a bit of sound and bass for its size and weight
Min. Frequency Response
55 Hz
60 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
20 kHz
20 kHz
Tweeter Size
1 in.
0.75 in.
Woofer Size
4 in.
4 in.
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 )
Micca MB42X Bookshelf Speakers With 4-Inch Carbon Fiber Woofer and Silk Dome Tweeter
  • Sound quality is definitely a step above the logitech speakers I was using before. They can fill up my entire apartment with music at fairly normal volume levels, haven't been testing much above that.
  • My amp has the capability to set the frequency response and volume levels for good balance. The end result is what I was hoping for and expecting. Listening/watching a Blu-Ray movie with 7.1 DTS is awesome
  • The frequency response on these is great. I was surprised by how much bass they actually had for such a small form factor. After setting them up with my Dayton Sub-1000 subwoofer, they perform even better!
  • I'm an Audiophile and the sound these produce from a low wattage receiver is simply amazing. Wide frequency range, crisp highs, and very exceptional base. I'm proud to have these connected to my record player
  • Not perfect sound quality (though good enough for the price), I found that using my ODAC actually produced a worse sound through these than my motherboard's onboard as the realtek dac seemed to fit the sound signature of these speakers.
  • A big drawback is that they have significant and annoying audible amplifier hiss while powered on.
Tweeter Material
Gold 5-Way Binding Posts, 6 Element Sophisticated Crossover, Oversized Magnets with Vented Pole Piece for Improved Bass Response
Balanced woven carbon fiber woofer for enhanced transient and impactful bass, High performance silk dome tweeter for smooth treble and accurate imaging, Highly optimized 9-element crossover with full 18dB/octave* alignment and compensation network
Woofer Material
Carbon fiber with rubber surround
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
Micca MB42X Bookshelf Speakers With 4-Inch Carbon Fiber Woofer and Silk Dome Tweeter
  • Magnetic Removable Speaker Grill
  • Everything from the cabinet finish to the post free magnetic grill, all of it says quality!
  • I had a feeling of what I was getting into when I bought them, but a front volume knob and an input selector switch would make these even better! They sound great for what they are, a good powered desktop setup
  • The Speakers are rated at 75Watts and the Stereo at 40Watts,but with a CD player connected to the RCA inputs-It makes a Great Little Stereo System.
  • Will Only Accept RCA Input if Aux/Line Input Isn't Plugged In (very annoying)
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)

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