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Pioneer 5.1 Tallboy Speaker set inc subwoofer - £155 (+ QUIDCO) + £11.80 postage...
Pioneer 5.1 Tallboy Speaker set inc subwoofer - £155 (+ QUIDCO) + £11.80 postage...

Pioneer 5.1 Tallboy Speaker set inc subwoofer - £155 (+ QUIDCO) + £11.80 postage...

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This is a Pioneer 5.1 Tallboy Speaker System including subwoofer all-in for £155...absolutely astonishing.

There's some confusion over whether this was a 3.1 or a 5.1 system - the write up suggests the latter, the pictures suggest the former. But I ordered it and it arrived on Friday. It IS indeed a 5.1 system. I was extremely pleased.

Not only that, but hooking it up to my amp the sound quality is better than anything I've ever heard. Pixmania have come up trumps again with this speaker set...

I'd searched the net for something about the speaker set but there was absolutely nothing - no mention, no review, nothing. I have to say that, in my book, this is a brilliant bargain.

P.S. This is a 4-tallboy speaker, one centre speaker, and a sub-woofer set, just in case I didnt make it clear
- zarguio

P.P.S. This is plus £11.80 postage - weighs an absolute tonne and comes in two massive boxes!!
- zarguio

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doesn't the box show a model number of the speaker system? thanks...

are the 4 tallboy speakers the same as floor standing?

Also a follow on from twe's comments, is there a model number for this set?

**edit model number is s-st06

from checking the net seems like the speakers an subwoofer have been bundled together [can be bought separately]....

Was wondering if it does digital decoding etc as well or is it just the speakers and amp? thanks....

Original Poster

Yes, tallboy are essentially the same as floor-standing speakers - they're just tall (about 3.5/4 feet off the ground).

And the speaker set is effectively two bundled together by Pixmania.

The 4 tallboy + 1 centre are called the Pioneer S-ST606

and the subwoofer (this is better known online) is called the Pioneer S-W90-S

this is the sub:

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can't find the speakers yet though

Original Poster

twe

from checking the net seems like the speakers an subwoofer have been … from checking the net seems like the speakers an subwoofer have been bundled together [can be bought separately]....Was wondering if it does digital decoding etc as well or is it just the speakers and amp? thanks....




For best results you'll want to plug this into an amp - but Pioneer are great, and a similar spec will cost you loads more - in my opinion...I have an older Pioneer amp and that in combination with these speakers sounds great as 5.1

Original Poster

withey

this is the … this is the sub:]http://pioneer.co.uk/uk/products/42/99/161/S-W90S/index.htmlcan't find the speakers yet though




Yup, it's still on Pioneer's site...

...let me know if you find a review/anything about the S-ST606 apart from other merchants selling it with the same text as you'll find at Pixmania. Impossible. This is SUCH a good bargain, and it appears that no-one else has found it in the world!

Just searched the Pioneer Archive for discontinued products dating back to 2001 and they have no record of the S-ST606 Speakers.

Is that definitely the correct model number or is there another?

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withey

Just searched the Pioneer Archive for discontinued products dating back … Just searched the Pioneer Archive for discontinued products dating back to 2001 and they have no record of the S-ST606 Speakers.Is that definitely the correct model number or is there another?



Nope - that's definitely the one...

..I'm looking at the box right now and it has S-ST606 all over it.

I wonder whether it's known as the S-ST606 in Europe and in the UK its known as something else..you know that Pixmania source their stuff from the Continent right?

Still - amazing sound, brilliant looks..I don't care. Am happy and this is a bargain!

This is a Pioneer 5.1 Tallboy Speaker System including subwoofer all-in … This is a Pioneer 5.1 Tallboy Speaker System including subwoofer all-in for £155...absolutely astonishing.


No its not...

Delivery charge : from only £ 11.80

Original Poster

Ahhh - very good point indeed.

...I'll get my coat!!

lol :giggle:

Original Poster

Thanks for the 'hots' so far...


...anyone want to see a photo of the set 'in action'?

The subs fairly entry level, can be picked up for around £50, and used to retail for £75inc (Richer Sounds had it once-upon-atime).

So I'm guesisng this isn't a bad starter kit for sombody looking to buy a speaker set. As per usual it's aimed squarely at the homecinema market and not the music market, but thats obvious by the very nature of it being a 5.1 kit (quality music should only really be listend to in stero/2.1 with a stero amp - Even most £1,000+ AVunits don't produce top quality stero. Hence most AudioPhiles have one setup for music, and a seperate one for HomeCinema/Computer use).

I've got to find more on the bundled spakers but all in all it's a good value low level home cinema kit thats look very pleasing to the eye - not alot more you could want for the price tag, nice.


UPDATE:
Bare in mind the inpedance of only 4ohms in this kit means that it isn't suitable for all amps/AVunits

can anyone confirm if it comes with all the cabling. also is there any promo codes out there . there seems to be plenty of £5 offs but with a minnimum £200 spend. i can confirm though if u are alredy a VPIX card holder u get free delivery on this.

pixmania state the composition is 1 CETRAL, 2 TALL and 1 SUB. is it true u get 4 tall speakers . this is confusing as op says opposite of pixmania

£100 + Delivery = deal.
£166.80 = what the price should be.

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cadmus

can anyone confirm if it comes with all the cabling. also is there any … can anyone confirm if it comes with all the cabling. also is there any promo codes out there . there seems to be plenty of £5 offs but with a minnimum £200 spend. i can confirm though if u are alredy a VPIX card holder u get free delivery on this.


Yes, I can confirm that this comes with all the cabling necessary for you to plug it into your amp and go....

...I bought it and it arrived Friday! It won't fit through the letterbox!!

zarguio

Nope - that's definitely the one.....I'm looking at the box right now and … Nope - that's definitely the one.....I'm looking at the box right now and it has S-ST606 all over it.I wonder whether it's known as the S-ST606 in Europe and in the UK its known as something else..you know that Pixmania source their stuff from the Continent right?Still - amazing sound, brilliant looks..I don't care. Am happy and this is a bargain!


can u tell me the width of the tall seakers . pixmania claim there 260mm wide - cant be correct . do these come with long runs of cable and are there 4 tall speakers . cheers

Original Poster

cadmus

pixmania state the composition is 1 CETRAL, 2 TALL and 1 SUB. is it true … pixmania state the composition is 1 CETRAL, 2 TALL and 1 SUB. is it true u get 4 tall speakers . this is confusing as op says opposite of pixmania



I know, was rather confused/worried myself...but this is indeed 4 TALL speakers, 1 sub and 1 central, as well as the sub woofer...

Here's a pic of the setup with two of the tall speakers, the centre one (its under the TV) and the subwoofer to the side on the floor..

...P.S. Anyone guess what's on TV?

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Original Poster

cadmus

can u tell me the width of the tall seakers . pixmania claim there 260mm … can u tell me the width of the tall seakers . pixmania claim there 260mm wide - cant be correct . do these come with long runs of cable and are there 4 tall speakers . cheers




Sure...the tall ones are 10cms x 12 cm (deep and wide) and around 110 tall.

Hope this helps!

What's on TV is that you should pause it, and go sort your cabling out behind the television! MESSY! You can take the time to decorate above your Subwoofer, but can't tidy the cables behind the TV?

Two words: Cable Management.

is it this package?

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cheapest I can see this for is £310

Original Poster

Haha - good point well made!

...I'm going to cook myself alive with some rice and then go and get the cables sorted

oh wait, they don't look like the speakers in your photo!

Original Poster

fungus

is it this … is it this package?]http://www.avland.co.uk/pioneer/sv410/sv410.htmcheapest I can see this for is £310



It's a package that Pixmania have put together - I'm guessing from European stock. As far as I can see, the sub was never intended to go with the speaker set.

The package you've seen for £310 doesn't have the same speakers as the pixmania ones (they are a newer design but appear to have the same specs), but I THINK the sub-woofer is the same.

Happy hunting!

is this the set you have Zarguio?

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**edit** just seen your post above. Sub - Yes, Speakers - No?

You should try a Bose system, you won't know what's hit you!

(but don't buy it off Fleabay):w00t:

AlanSugar

You should try a Bose system, you won't know what's hit you!(but don't … You should try a Bose system, you won't know what's hit you!(but don't buy it off Fleabay):w00t:


If I had £1k to spend on a set of speakers I would!

Original Poster

withey

If I had £1k to spend on a set of speakers I would!



I agree..:)

Original Poster

withey

is this the set you have … is this the set you have Zarguio?]http://www.pioneer.eu/eur/products/42/99/161/S-V410/index.html**edit** just seen your post above. Sub - Yes, Speakers - No?



You've got it in one...speakers are different but the sub is the same...at least it LOOKS the same, but the code for it is different - probably a UK code versus a European one..

...grrr at variations...cant we just ALL get along

So has anyone worked out what's playing on the TV in my pic?

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zarguio

So has anyone worked out what's playing on the TV in my pic?[/IMG]



Big Trouble in Little China?

Can these be used with a computer? I'd like to use them for games

Original Poster

markxtc123

Big Trouble in Little China?




Ahh yes, the man has it...

Original Poster

JLB-8

Can these be used with a computer? I'd like to use them for games



I should think so, although it comes with the cables for you to hook it up to your amp rather than direct to your PC...I daresay will a little detective work that you could find a way!!

zarguio

Sure...the tall ones are 10cms x 12 cm (deep and wide) and around 110 … Sure...the tall ones are 10cms x 12 cm (deep and wide) and around 110 tall.Hope this helps!


cheers zarguio ! top man and a top post !

can anyone recommend a good AV receiver / Amp to go with this?

I'm looking to hook it up to the Sammy LE32R88 TV and Pioneer 545HX-S DVD Recorder.

cheers

hi are all the 5 speakers wall mountable?:?

Original Poster

Brand new

hi are all the 5 speakers wall mountable?:?




Hi there,

Yes they are. All have the little hole you'd expect to find on the back of speakers - or of course you can use the base and put them on the floor...

thanks for your quick reply im trying to find a close up pictures of this cant seem to find anything..:-( so they must detach when they are wall mounted? are they high gloss? any pics would be much appreaciated
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