Pioneer HPM

Common Questions About Pioneer HPM Speakers

The right speakers are the icing on the cake for a home-entertainment system. Pioneer makes a variety of quality HPM speakers to suit the needs of any shopper. Before looking through the many affordable Pioneer HPM speakers on eBay, check out these following questions for more information.

Do you need a stand for these Pioneer HPM speakers?

These new and pre-owned Pioneer HPM speakers are floor-standing speakers, meaning they can sit on the floor wherever you use them. Because of their height and weight, this is a safer option than putting them up on a stand where they could fall off and sustain damage.

What models are available of each Pioneer HPM speaker?

Before purchasing a set of Pioneer HPM speakers, you need to know what model suits you. There are multiple versions of the speaker available on eBay, including the HPM 100, 150, and 200. The number corresponds to the amount of wattage of each speaker. The more watts a speaker has, the more headroom it gives, meaning it can play music at a high volume without breaking up or becoming distorted. If you use the speakers in a big room or on a powerful system, you may want to consider a higher wattage.

What materials make up the cabinet?

The cabinet of a speaker refers to the speakers housing. Pioneer HPM speaker cabinets are made of a walnut veneer, which is used to give the speaker a sturdy housing. These speakers are big enough that they can be considered furniture. That is why a wood outer layer is appealing to most buyers.

What are some of the Pioneer HPM speakers features?

These vintage Pioneer HPM speakers come with features to enhance the listening experience. The following are only some of the features of Pioneer HPM speakers.

  • Four-way bass reflex: The back wave, which sends the bass, of each speaker routes from the cone to an open port. That allows the nondirectional low-end frequencies to broadcast more freely.
  • Large magnets: The cones responsible for midrange have larger magnets, helping them get a clean and rich sound.
  • Carbon-fiber cones: This was one of the first speaker lines to use carbon fiber cones, a much sturdier option than the paper cones used in the past.
  • HPM: The acronym HPM stands for "high-powered molecular," which is the technology that helps the tweeters push clear high frequencies.
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