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Pioneer HTP-4600 Home Theater Review

by May 24, 2005
Pioneer HTP-4600 Review: HTiB System with Wireless Surround Speakers

Pioneer HTP-4600 Review: HTiB System with Wireless Surround Speakers

  • Product Name: Pioneer HTP-4600
  • Manufacturer: Pioneer
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Review Date: May 24, 2005 20:00
  • MSRP: $ 650

Features

  • Room setup
  • Sleep timer
  • FM/AM Presets (30 stations)
  • Power requirements: AC 120V, 60Hz
  • Power consumption: .5W
  • 96kHz/24-bit DAC
  • Warranty: 1 year parts & labor
  • 3 analogue audio inputs
  • 3 digital inputs (2 coax, 1 optical)

Power - Stereo Mode
334 Watts (Din Music, 10% THD @ 6 Ohm) 250 Watts (1 KHz, 10% THD @ 6 Ohm) 200 Watts (FTC 200 Hz - 20 KHz 1 % THD @ 6 Ohm) Subwoofer: 10% THD @ 100Hz

Power - Surround Mode
1,000 Watts (Din Music, 10% THD @ 6 Ohm) 750 Watts (1 KHz, 10% THD @ 6 Ohm RMS) 600 Watts (200 Hz - 20 KHz 1 % THD @ 6 Ohm FTC) Subwoofer: 10% THD @ 100Hz

Front Speakers

  • Drivers: 2-3/4" Cone, Front Stage Surround or Conventional Wall Mounting, Magnetically Shielded
  • Dimensions: 9-7/16 x 37-7/8 x 9-7/16 inches
  • Weight: 7 lbs. 15 oz.

Surround Speakers

  • Drivers: 2-3/4" Cone, Front Stage Surround or Conventional Wall Mounting, Magnetically Shielded
  • Dimensions: 4-1/8 x 5-1/2 x 3-5/16 inches
  • Weight: 1 lb. 3 oz.

Center Speaker

  • Drivers: Large 2-3/4" Cone, Magnetically Shielded
  • Dimensions: 9-7/16 x 3-7/16 x 3-1/8 inches
  • Weight: 1 lb. 14 oz.

Digital Wireless 2.4GHz Surround Speaker

  • Transmission: 2.4 GHz Digital Transmission (DSSS)
  • Power Handling: 18 Watts x 2 (Din Music 10% THD @ 1kHz), 10 Watts x 2 (RMS, 10% THD @1 kHz)
  • Drivers: 2-3/4" Cone Woofer x 2
  • Dimensions: 18-3/16 x 6-15/16 x 3-3/4 inches
  • Weight: 6 lbs. 6 oz.

Subwoofer

  • Drivers: 6-5/16" Cone, Passive
  • Dimensions: 7-1/2 x 14-3/16 x 12-7/8 inches
  • Weight: 11 lbs. 1 oz.

Pros

  • Super simple setup
  • Nice aesthetics
  • Convenient wireless surrounds
  • Optional 3-point front surround
  • Optional detachable rear surround speakers
  • Good overall sound quality

Cons

  • No video switching
  • Lack of inputs
  • No subwoofer out
  • Limited Frequency extension of bass module
  • Spring clip speaker terminals

Introduction

The world of home theater has practically exploded over the last several years, with everyone scrambling to purchase AV systems to bring that theatrical sound into their living rooms. Whether you choose to credit (or perhaps blame?) Hollywood or rising ticket prices for the new trend, home theater is certainly becoming a realization for more and more families. But what happens when you introduce these surround sound systems into existing living rooms?

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