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Pioneer S-H810V review

The tall and imposing Pioneer speakers deliver an arresting scale of sound, which is also smooth and inoffensive Tested at £700.00

Our Verdict

In all peripheral respects, these are worthwhile speakers. Where the fundamentals are concerned, though, they’re also-rans


  • Build and finish belie the price…


  • …as does the sound, unfortunately

The tall and imposing Pioneer speakers deliver an arresting scale of sound, which is also smooth and inoffensive. However, despite the Undertones' Teenage Kicks being launched with a degree of drive and attack, and the rhythm timed adequately and without fuss, the S-H810Vs demonstrate some significant sonic imperfections.

The ribbon tweeter is distressingly pronounced and poorly integrated with the rest of the frequency range. The plentiful low frequencies are solid enough in the centre, but soft and blurred around the edges. Voices in the midrange are isolated and unnatural.

These Pioneer speakers aren't able to integrate information as coherently as their rivals, and signficantly lack dynamic reach.

If you're anxious to fill a large area with sound at a budget, these offer the sort of widescreen presentation that can reach every corner of the listening room, and you won't find a better-finished speaker at the money – yet there are far more complete designs on the market for the same money.


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General Information

Manufacturer Website Address
Brand NamePioneer
Product TypeSpeaker
ManufacturerOnkyo & Pioneer Corporation
Manufacturer Part NumberS-H810V
Product NamePioneer S-H810V
Product ModelS-H810V

Technical Information

Minimum Frequency Response35 Hz
Crossover Type4-way
Sensitivity89 dB
RMS Output Power130 W
Impedance6 Ohm
Maximum Frequency Response100 kHz
Driver Type130 mm Cone Midrange
Speaker Configuration2.0

Physical Characteristics

Form FactorFloor Standing
Width250 mm
Depth300 mm
Weight Approximate25 kg
Height1190 mm
Dimensions1190 mm (H): 250 mm (W): 300 mm (D)