Pioneer DJ is drawing on its rich heritage in speaker design to launch the RM Series of coaxial active reference monitor speakers for the professional studio. The RM-05 and RM-07 speakers deliver a high SPL and a neutral sound with clear separation across the frequencies – making them the ideal companion for near-field studio monitoring.
The RM Series uses a coaxial driver unit from Pioneer pro-audio brand TAD to ensure audio from the tweeter and woofer emanates from the same point for a more accurate sound. The aramid fibre woofers and front-loaded bass reflex system with grooved ducts ensure a clean bass, while the aluminium hard dome tweeter has been optimised to deliver rousing high frequencies of up to 50 kHz.
The rigid die-cast aluminium cabinets are designed to look and sound superb – featuring curved contours to eliminate resonance and a proprietary acoustic tube to reduce standing waves and ensure the quality of the low to mid ranges. The speakers also boast a three-band EQ and multiple inputs, giving producers the ultimate flexibility and simplicity in any environment.
The RM-05 and RM-07 professional studio monitors will be available from May 2015 at an SRP of £399.00 (RM-05) and £539.00 (RM-07) per speaker, including VAT.
The Pioneer RM Series In Detail
HD coaxial driver unit for accurate point source monitoring and sound isolation The RM Series adopts its HD-coaxial driver unit from Pioneer sub-brand TAD, placing the woofer and the tweeter on the same axis to ensure a truer response across the frequencies. A newly developed waveguide minimises interference between the drivers to produce a true, neutral sound with excellent isolation, perfect for near-field monitoring in a professional studio.
50 kHz tweeter for precise, electrifying high frequencies The 1.5-inch hard dome aluminium tweeters were designed using unique Pioneer technology for added frequency response. The diaphragm’s shape and materials are optimised to deliver precise, rousing high frequency sounds.
Front-loaded bass reflex system with grooves for a smooth, strong bass The RM-05 and RM-07 feature aramid fibre woofers for a robust bass response. Plus the front-loaded bass reflex design and innovative grooves on the bass ducts reduce air friction, even when the speakers are positioned right against the wall.
Rigid die-cast aluminium cabinet with curved contours for superb sound clarity The RM Series housings are made from die-cast aluminium for maximum rigidity and reduced resonance at all volumes. The cabinet’s curved surfaces optimise the rigidity and reduce external diffraction – while giving the speakers a sleek design that will look good in the studio.
AFAST acoustic tube reduces standing waves for stronger low-mid frequencies Pioneer’s patented AFAST technology drastically reduces standing waves that can produce a muffled response in the low to mid ranges. An acoustic tube in the cabinet absorbs just the standing waves, ensuring true reproduction of low to mid frequencies.
Low/Mid/High EQ settings for added flexibility and control A three-band EQ (Low/Mid/High) gives producers the option to tailor the monitor speakers’ sound or audition tracks for certain scenarios and has four pre-sets for each band.
- Custom-designed Class AB bi-amps ensure balance across the frequencies
- Exclusive toroidal transformer power source for excellent S/N ratio and no distortion
- Clip indicator to protect the unit from excessive input
- Wide range of inputs (XLR and RCA)
- Auto standby On/Off function