Pioneer is set to enter the professional audio market with the introduction of its flagship club sound system.
To create the club sound system, Pioneer partnered with Gary Stewart of Gary Stewart Audio (GSA). The team partnered with Powersoft to provide high-performance amps that maximised the potential of the system.
Marta Robowsky, Manager at Gary Stewart Audio, explained: "We wanted to partner with a manufacturer who shared our vision of reproducing the best sound for the club environment. The technological synergy between Pioneer and Gary Stewart Audio will provide the ultimate nightclub sound system.”
Pioneer’s Alex Barrand, the Sound Engineer behind the Ministry of Sound London’s award-winning sound system upgrade in 2008, oversaw the development process. He explained: “We didn’t just want to enter the market; we wanted to be the best in the market. So we gathered the dream team: Pioneer’s pro-Audio R&D expertise combined with GSA and Powersoft’s club system credentials. You have to hear it to believe it.”
Pioneer’s flagship speaker series includes two series of passive speakers, GS-WAVE series and XY series (pictured), 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 without compromising sound quality. 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.
Barrand concluded: “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.”