Pioneer SP-C22 Review

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The Pioneer SP-C22 is piece of the Andrew Jones signature series. Designed by Pioneer’s Chief Speaker Engineer, globally eminent Andrew Jones, this speaker comes with a remarkable pedigree of over 70 years of Pioneer audio heritage and industry firsts. Like every speaker, this one is built to offer profound design and astounding sound quality at an extremely reasonable cost. The SP-C22 is the center speaker from the SP line that incorporates bookshelf speakers and floor standing speakers also.

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The Speaker utilizes a true curved cabinet design resulting in a stiffer cabinet wall. This reduces standing sound waves inside, resulting in high-performance and striking sound quality. Elegant speaker grills do double duty by also doing a superior job of protecting the drivers. The SP-C22 is a genuine beauty in the service of excellent audio reproduction.

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The SP-C22 center speaker has a similar 1-inch tweeter, however two 4-inch woofers, and two rear ports. It’s unusually large for a budget-price system, coming in at 18.25 inches wide by 7.2 inches high and 8.4 inches deep. The top and bottom panels are curved front-to-back, and it comes with two small “cradles” to provide a stable base for shelf mounting over or under your TV. The cradles additionally permit the SP-C22 to be set up straight ahead, or calculated up or down to a little degree so you can “point” the speaker’s sound toward the fundamental listening position.

Andrew Jones has created a master piece with this center channel at this price point. The 4 inch drivers are amazingly smooth, create adequate bass for their size, and represent sound neutrally with very little coloration of sound. The crossover in this speakers is amazing at this price range, the build quality is extremely well done, and the imaging of sound from this speaker is amazing for its price.

The job of the crossover in a speaker is to break the audio signal into low, high, and sometimes mid-range frequencies using circuitry like inductors and capacitors. While the competition uses a simple, low-cost single capacitor/inductor crossover, the SP-C22 utilizes a sophisticated 6-element, high-quality crossover. Dialogue is crisper. Car crashes are crunchier. Explosions are louder. It’s one more way of insuring high quality and accurate sound reproduction from your favorite movies and events. Whatever your system, the SP-C22 Center Channel Speaker is prepared to step it up with genuine sound proliferation to convey your amusement experience to the following level. When seeing a Concert Film on Blue Ray, you can actually hear the inhale & exhale of the vocalist performing. That is an astonishing accomplishment when you consider the various instruments playing in the Concert mix. When watching an action Film, the sound from this speaker delivers a 3D, in the room quality that’s quite impressive. That too, is a feat of magic considering the explosions, gun blasts & other sounds whizzing around in the surround track. This speaker slices through the boisterous sections in the motion picture enabling us to hear discourse without losing the front stereo effects. That is a great achievement for a relatively cheap center speaker! No matter how expensive your other speakers are in your surround sound system, this Pioneer gem will be the perfect match if you’re seeking a center speaker to round out your setup.

About Andrew Jones CP-22

The Pioneer SP-C22 speaker does the job in stunning fashion utilizing dual woofers in a full-sized cabinet for enhanced vocal performance. If you want your entertainment as real as it within budget gets, this is one of the most important speakers you can own.

Whatever your system, the SP-C22-Center Channel Speaker is ready to step it up with authentic audio reproduction to bring your entertainment experience to the next level.

8.8 Total Score

Sound Quality

8.8 Total Score

Sound Quality


Walnut Black
88 db
Impedance (Ohms)
6 Ohms
Frequency Response
55 hz - 20 khz
Power Handling
90 Watts


19-1/2 Inch
7-1/8 Inch
13 lbs 7 oz


1 Year
1 Year

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Pioneer SP-C22 Andrew Jones Designed Center Channel Speaker

$99.99  in stock
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  • Twin 4-in Woofers and Soft Dome Tweeter
  • Built-in 6 Element Sophisticated Crossover
  • Frequency Range: 55 Hz-20 kHz
  • Magnetically Shielded
  • Two rear side wire connections; requires audio amplifier

Product Description

Highly acclaimed and award winning series of speakers designed by world-renowned speaker engineer Andrew Jones. The SP-C22 center channel speaker was designed to offer extraordinary performance and remarkable sound quality for music and home theater at an affordable price.

Price history for Pioneer SP-C22 Andrew Jones Designed Center Channel Speaker
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  • $99.99 - February 5, 2020
  • $98.99 - February 4, 2020
  • $90.37 - February 3, 2020
  • $99.99 - November 5, 2019
  • $99.00 - September 29, 2019
Since: September 29, 2019
  • Highest Price: $99.99 - November 5, 2019
  • Lowest Price: $90.37 - February 3, 2020


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