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Uncompromising clarity: Pioneer DJ launches the S-DJ X series of active monitor speakers for DJs

 

August 8, 2013

Pioneer DJ releases the S-DJ X series of active monitor speakers designed with dance music in mind. The S-DJ X models are loaded with high-quality speaker technology from Pioneer and pro audio sub-brand TADi to deliver accurate monitoring, a strong bass, and clear mid to high frequencies.

 
S-DJ X Series

The robust S-DJ X series is optimised to produce a rich bass and a tight, punchy kick even at high volumes. The 5-inch, 6-inch or 8-inch woofers are crafted from stiff aramid fibre, and mounted directly on thick baffles, to produce a robust base with no unwanted resonance; while the highly rigid bass reflex ducts feature grooves to reduce resistance.

Drawing on Pioneer’s heritage in speaker production, the S-DJ X series boasts 1-inch soft dome tweeters that use DECOii convex diffusers from TAD to deliver a wide sweet spot. And newly designed Class AB bi-amplifiers in the tweeter and woofer units ensure a well-balanced response with no loss of clarity.

With a range of inputs, volume control, high frequency adjustment and auto standby with Auto ON, the S-DJ X series is perfect for home DJing as well as producing.

The S-DJ X series line-up comprises the 6-inch and 8-inch in classic black, and the 5-inch in classic black or cool white; so DJs have a choice of sizes and designs to meet their environment and budget.

The S-DJ X series is available from the end of September 2013 at an SRP of:

S-DJ50X/S-DJ50X-W*: EUR 149/GBP 129 including VAT
S-DJ60X*: EUR 199/GBP 169 including VAT
S-DJ80X*: EUR 249/GBP 199 including VAT

*Speakers sold individually, not as pairs.

Watch the S-DJ X series in action:

KEY FEATURES IN DETAIL

Tweeters use convex diffusers from TAD to deliver panoramic high frequency sound

The 1-inch soft dome tweeters are fitted with convex diffusers that use DECO technology from TAD Labs’ iconic TAD Pro TSM-2201-LR monitor speakers, which are found in professional studios across the world. The diffusers improve the directivity of high frequencies – channelling left, right and up – to ensure a wide sweet spot and 3D stereo sound.

Aramid fibre woofers and front-loaded bass reflex system ensure rich, powerful bass

The S-DJ X series was designed to deliver a robust bass and tight, punchy kick at any volume. The speakers output bass from the front rather than the back, while the highly rigid bass ducts feature grooves to reduce air friction and give a smooth, powerful sound. Woofers are crafted with aramid fibres and large aperture magnets, and directly mounted onto thick MDF baffles, to provide excellent damping and reduce unnecessary resonance. iii

Custom-designed Class AB bi-amps ensure balance needed for accurate monitoring

The S-DJ X series delivers a well-balanced response across all frequencies thanks to newly designed Class AB bi-amplifiers for the woofer and tweeter units, which ensure perfect clarity with low-distortion and no loss of quality.

Auto stand-by with Auto ON eliminates the need to fiddle with the back of the speaker

The speakers switch to stand-by if there is no input detected for 25 minutes, and power up again when input resumes. So there’s no need to reach for the back of the speaker to find the ON/OFF switch.

Packed with features for hassle-free set up and everyday use

Designed with the DJ’s convenience in mind, the new monitors come with a variety of flexible features:

  • Range of inputs: DJs can choose between balanced XLR and TRS phone, and unbalanced RCA.
  • High frequency level control: DJs can adjust the treble levels (-2 dB/-1 dB/0 dB/+1 dB) to suit their needs and environment.
  • Power illumination: an arc-shaped power light shows when the speaker is on.

Main specifications

  S-DJ50X/S-DJ50X-W S-DJ60X S-DJ80X
Format Bi-amp 2-way bass reflex active monitor speaker Bi-amp 2-way bass reflex active monitor speaker Bi-amp 2-way bass reflex active monitor speaker
Tweeter 1-inch soft dome tweeter 1-inch soft dome tweeter 1-inch soft dome tweeter
Woofer 5-inch aramid fibre woofer 6-inch aramid fibre woofer 8-inch aramid fibre woofer
Frequency response 50 Hz~20 kHz 45 Hz~20 kHz 40 Hz~20 kHz
Maximum SPL 107 dB 113 dB 115 dB
Amplifier output (rated output) Class AB bi-amp 80 W
LF:54 W (30 W)
HF:26 W (15 W)
Class AB bi-amp 125 W
LF:90 W (50 W)
HF:35 W (20 W)
Class AB bi-amp 160 W
LF:125 W (70 W)
HF:35 W (20 W)
Input Ports Balanced Inputs XLR x 1 TRS (1/4 inch jack) x 1 XLR x 1 TRS(1/4 inch jack) x 1 XLR x 1 TRS(1/4 inch jack) x 1
Unbalanced Inputs RCA x 1 RCA x 1 RCA x 1
Input impedance 10 kΩ 10 kΩ 10 kΩ
Level control -∞ dB ~ +6 dB -∞ dB ~ +6 dB -∞ dB ~ +6 dB
HF level adjust -2 dB/-1 dB/0 dB/+1 dB -2 dB/-1 dB/0 dB/+1 dB -2 dB/-1 dB/0 dB/+1 dB
Power consumption 100 W 140 W 160 W
Maximum external dimensions(W x H x D 197 x 301 x 262 mm 228 x 342 x 295 mm 276 x 401 x 315 mm
Unit weight 6.5 kg 8.5 kg 11.8 kg
Accessories included Power cord User’s manual Power cord User’s manual Power cord User’s manual

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i Technical Audio Devices Laboratories (TAD Labs) is a Pioneer sub-brand preferred by professional studios since 1978
ii Diffusion Effectual Convexity by Olson (DECO) is a TAD proprietary technology for improved directionality
iii Maximum thickness of inner baffles is 30 mm for the S-DJ50X/S-DJ60X and 33 mm for the S-DJ80X