Pioneer Elite SP-EC73 Andrew Jones Center Channel Speaker
At a glance Pioneer Elite developed CST driver True three-way speaker design Front mounted 5-inch passive radiator 5-inch bass driver for dynamic bass performance Pioneer Elite SP-EC73 Pioneer Elite developed Concentric driver with a three 3-way design developed by Andrew...
At a glance
- Pioneer Elite developed CST driver
- True three-way speaker design
- Front mounted 5-inch passive radiator
- 5-inch bass driver for dynamic bass performance
Pioneer Elite SP-EC73
Pioneer Elite developed Concentric driver with a three 3-way design developed by Andrew Jones
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 5-1/4-inch passive radiator enhances bass impact for the most authoritative voices and sound effects.
A Once-in-a-Decade Breakthrough.
A Pioneer product has to be special to carry the Elite name, and the latest Elite Home Theater Speakers are just that. From the brilliant mind of Andrew Jones—Pioneer's and TAD's Chief Speaker Engineer—these are the first speakers from the Elite brand in more than a decade. They are designed to take advantage of advancements in engineering, transducer technology and of course, groundbreaking Dolby Atmos sound.
Value Exceeded Only by Performance.
Delivering a sound experience far exceeding their price, the Elite Home Theater Speakers have been designed as a complete Dolby Atmos-enabled system comprised of four models. Together, they offer an unbeatable value-to-performance ratio for putting together a high-performance 5.1.4-channel surround sound system.
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. 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.
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 which cannot be avoided when drivers are not aligned on the same axial or vertical plane. Such distortion is readily apparent but is virtually eliminated in the sophisticated, proprietary CST used in the Elite Home Theater Speaker range.
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 5-1/4-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 1-1/2-inch long throw voice coil improves power handling for full, dynamic bass.