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Appeared on: Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Pioneer Launches Club Sound Systems

Pioneer is expanding its succesfull audio business to the professional audio market with the launch of a flagship club sound system.

Pioneer and sub-brand TAD's sound engineers have been creating high-quality audio for many decades and, with Pioneer DJ's expertise in the pro-DJ market, the move into club sound systems is a natural progression.

Pioneer partnered with Gary Stewart of Gary Stewart Audio (GSA), whose sound systems have roused clubbers in the world’s most iconic venues, including Singapore's Zouk and Club Vertigo in Costa Rica. The team partnered with Powersoft to provide high-performance amps that maximised the potential of the system.

Pioneer's flagship speaker series includes two series of passive speakers, GS-WAVE series and XY series, the combination of which is versatile enough to suit a wide variety of installations. GS-WAVE are dance floor stacks with wide dispersion, designed to deliver sonic clarity and high SPL across the whole frequency range.

The XY series is more compact in size. Designed for use as DJ booth monitors or as PA speakers in smaller rooms, the XY series offers a wide array of rigging options for installation. The whole system is supported by Powersoft K-Series DSP amplifiers, which come with pre-set data to maximise the performance of the speakers.

"We're installing the flagship sound system in a number of world-famous clubs in Ibiza and beyond, including a complete club re-fit, which we’ll be announcing in the coming weeks," said Pioneer's Alex Barrand, the sound engineer behind the Ministry of Sound London's sound system upgrade in 2008.

Key features

GS-WAVE series featuring GSA technology

The ultimate club system, the three-meter tall GS-WAVE floor stack delivers a warm, solid sound you can feel. Features:

XY series of in-fill speakers

Designed for use as monitors or in bars and lounges, the high power XY series in-fill range features:

Powersoft K-series amplifiers for optimum performance

Chosen for their high-performance and compact build, the amps feature:

Main specifications

GS-WAVE Series Multi-fold hyperbolic horn subwoofer WAV-SUB
Large horn extension for WAV-SUB WAV-HORN
Dual 15-inch high-power upper bass box WAV-LOW
Twin acoustic lens and horn with two coaxial compression drivers WAV-LENS
Omni-directional super tweeter pod WAV-TWPOD
XY Series 12-inch 2-way loudspeaker XY-122
8-inch 2-way loudspeaker XY-81
18-inch bass reflex subwoofer XY-118S
Dual 15-inch quasi-bandpass subwoofer XY-215S

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