CNET First Look
Pioneer Elite SP-EFS73 speakers do Atmos and hi-fi with aplombThe Pioneer Elite SP-EFS73 produces startling clarity, precision surround imaging, and solid low bass extension in an attractive package.
[MUSIC]. The Pioneer SP-EFS73 full standard is one of Andrew Jones's final designs before he left the company for e-lab. It's also one of our favorite speakers for 2015. This is more expensive than anything else he's done for mainstream audio in the past 12 months, but it also sounds like Cost even more. This is a three way floor standard with a concentric tweeter and mid range driver. It's also an atmos speaker with a second concentric driver on top for height affect. Well [UNKNOWN] speakers and more about slam and excitement, these Pioneers are about refinement. These are highly suited to home theater with loads of detail. And even if you don't use the Atmos part, they're excellent as a set of true hi-fi speakers. These have an open wide sound stage and sound effortless with every type of movie and music. At $1400 they're not for everyone, however, the ear for 73 other speakers we keep coming back to when we just want to enjoy music. Highly recommended. [MUSIC]