I've spoken to Alex a couple of times as he has been working on developing these and the science / technology driving these units is simply staggering. They sound fantastic!
[CLOSED] Pioneer Pro Audio Sound System @ Booom! Ibiza
Have any of you seen this yet? http://pioneerproaudio.com
Bomba Ibiza launches on July 9th and they are the first venue to have a customized Pioneer
02 July 2013 **– **Pioneer is set to enter the professional audio market with the launch of its flagship club sound system. Drawing on Pioneer’s rich heritage in sound reproduction, deep understanding of the club industry, and close collaboration with Gary Stewart Audio (GSA) and Powersoft, this exciting arrival promises to make waves in Ibiza this season.
Pioneer and sub-brand TAD’s expert sound engineers have been creating high-quality audio for many decades and, with Pioneer DJ’s unrivalled expertise in the pro-DJ market, the move into club sound systems is a natural progression.
To create the ultimate club sound system, Pioneer partnered with the legendary 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 maximized the potential of the system.
Marta Robowsky, Manager at Gary Stewart Audio explains: "We wanted to partner with a manufacturer who shared our vision of re-producing the best sound for the club environment. The technological synergy between Pioneer and Gary Stewart Audio will provide the ultimate nightclub entertainment 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 explains: “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, 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 maximize the performance of the speakers.
Barrand concludes: “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.”
I could confirm to you it's "Bomba Ibiza" and attached a photo of the Club Layout :)
Can't wait to land in Ibiza in a few weeks to check it out!
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They look fantastic... proper build quality and Powersoft Amps are some of best modern amps in the modern world. Minus the S-DJ08s last pair of speakers I've inherited from my father were manufactured the year I was born (1981)- good step for Pioneer! :)
A whole club setup full of Pioneer equipment?! Genius (and logical) move!