Pioneer Enters Club Speaker Market With New GS-WAVE & XY Series
Pioneer has announced its entry into the professional club speaker environment with the introduction of the GS-WAVE and XY series speakers. The GS-WAVE series is designed with clubs and extra-large spaces in mind, utilizing a subwoofer enclosure with dual 18-inch subwoofers, dual 15-inch back-loaded bass enclosure, twin acoustic lens and horn-loaded compression drivers, and an omni-directional super tweeter pod. Created with nightclub sound technicians in mind, the speakers are also stackable.
Complementing the GS-WAVE series is the XY series, which was made for smaller venues, such as bars and lounges. This set is equipped with an 18-inch subwoofer, quasi-bandpass enclosure with two 15-inch subwoofers, and two full-range speakers with a choice of 12-inch woofer and 1.4-inch compression driver or 8-inch woofer with 1-inch compression driver.
Pioneer has partnered with Gary Stewart Audio and Powersoft for the creation of these speakers. Maury Dent, director of product planning, Professional Sound and Visual Division for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. said:
“Behind the DJ booth, Pioneer is well known for its highly advanced electronic products and our goal with these new professional speakers is to provide a fully immersive Pioneer club-going experience.”
Full product details for both products are available below. For more information, go to PioneerProAudio.com.
With the assistance of Gary Stewart Audio™, known for designing nightclub speakers for more than 45 years, Pioneer developed the GS-WAVE as a “stacked” dance floor speaker system utilizing three sets of component speakers and a hanging tweeter pod. The GS-WAVE series delivers deep, warm sound with high-impact and crystal clear high frequencies established using a stackable system, which is preferred by most nightclub audio technicians.•Hyperbolic Horn Subwoofer: The WAV-SUB hyperbolic subwoofer enclosure uses two 18-inch LF drivers to produce extreme low sub frequencies. The specially designed 18-mm birch plywood cabinet is complemented with the WAV-HORN, a wave guide to help dispersion and significantly increase sound pressure levels (SPL) without the need to increase applied power to the drivers. The large horn extensions increase the bass output level by as much as 5 dB at 50 Hz.•Mid-bass Cabinet: To produce low to mid frequencies, the WAV-LOW enclosure uses two highly efficient 15-inch drivers. Both subwoofers are installed using a specially designed enclosure that is back-loaded to further increase SPL and work with the WAV-SUB enclosure.•Acoustic Lens: For highly efficient output of mid to high frequencies, Pioneer’s WAV-LENS uses an exclusive horn design attaching two coaxial compression drivers to a uniquely-shaped acoustic lens. The design diffuses the high frequency sound waves horizontally and vertically to enable listeners to hear crystal clear sound without causing listening fatigue.•Super Tweeter Pod: Pioneer uses four super tweeter bullets installed in a small square enclosure for reproducing ultra-high frequencies above 5 kHz. Designed to be hung from a ceiling, the WAV-TWPOD produces 360 degrees of high frequency output to give the effect of a larger space than the actual room size.
Pioneer’s XY Series is designed for use as PA/monitor speakers. The compact speakers are ideal for near-field monitoring to deliver high quality audio both to a room full of listeners and to the DJ performer. The system is composed of four components that include:
•Bass Reflex Subwoofer: The XY-118S is a high-power subwoofer enclosure utilizing a single ceramic 18-inch subwoofer capable of reproducing bass frequencies as low as 35 Hz without any distortion.•Quasi Bandpass Subwoofer: A uniquely designed bandpass enclosure, the XY-215S uses two 15-inch LF drivers to deliver tight and punchy bass. Made of premium birch plywood, the speaker enclosure generates low frequencies as low as 42 Hz and can be stacked, hung or pole mounted.•Full Range Loudspeakers: Pioneer’s XY series offers two full range speaker models to produce mid to high frequencies efficiently. Utilizing either a 12-inch woofer and 1.4-inch compression driver in the XY-122 or 8-inch woofer with 1-inch compression driver in the XY-81, the 2-way loudspeakers provide high output levels with an extremely wide dispersion pattern of 90 X 60 degrees. Both models include built-in passive crossover networks to provide a natural transition between the woofers and the tweeters.