If Dad's got the space, nothing sounds as good as a full 5.1 speaker system. The Pioneer SP-PH52FS is a phenomenal choice, offering outstanding sound quality at a seriously budget price. They're not the nicest looking speakers, but if Dad has a den or a basement, they're a perfect fit and an unbeatable value.
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The good: The Pioneer SP-PK52FS breaks new ground for quality sound at a budget price. The 5.1 speaker system is highlighted by two tower speakers in the front, plus a 100-watt, 8-inch powered subwoofer completes the system. And although it's not stylish, the curved wooden cabinets look better than a cheap boxy speaker.
The bad: The speakers are bulkier than many alternatives and the large center channel can be difficult to place. Black wood-grain vinyl is the sole finish option and might not be a good fit for every living room.
The bottom line: If you've got the space for it, the Pioneer SP-PK52FS is simply the best-sounding, budget-price home theater speaker package you can buy.
May 5, 2013 10:10 PM PDT
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