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What speaker pair would best match a Pioneer VSX-524-k 700

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What speaker pair would best match a Pioneer VSX-524-k 700 watt 5.1 channel 4k ultra receiver. I will just have 2 to begin with.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Home Theater-Stereo
Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I’m Nathan, and I’ll be assisting you today. My livelihood depends on your positive feedback, so your satisfaction is my highest priority.

Sorry to hear you’re having trouble, Bob.

When talking about speakers, "best" is very subjective, and depends highly on your room layout, content to be listened too, and just personal preference.

What really matters here is that your receiver will output at most 80 watts per channel.

If you don't have a full surround setup and want to do stereo speakers to start, you'll do best with a pair of good floorstanding speakers. Here is a set I'd recommend:

this is actually a pioneer speaker as well and would match well with your system.

You would benefit greatly from adding an active subwoofer to the mix as well:

Best regards,


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks Nathan,but can't have floor speakers, was looking more of a bookshelf speaker. Any is 15'x11'.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The receiver and speakers will be at the wall on the long (15') side.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

Good morning Bob, sorry I missed you earlier.

A bookshelf speaker will be a bit small/under powered for a room that size, but there certainly are some options,

Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

I'd actually still point you to the same item I did previously (the first link sent), which is a listing for several models, there is both a floor and shelf speaker there, just go with the shelf one which has comparable specs. If using smaller speakers though the subwoofer then becomes even more important, and I'd also suggest you even consider adding the center channel speaker at the same time, even if you can't do the rear/surround ones just yet.