Pioneer debuts new pro-audio range

Pioneer’s flagship GS-WAVE and XY series of club speakers, the result of collaboration with GSA and Powersoft, will be installed “in a number of world-famous clubs in Ibiza and beyond” in the near future.
By Erica Basnicki,

Pioneer has entered the professional audio market with the launch of the GS-WAVE and XY series of passive club speakers. The sound system is the result of a close collaboration between Pioneer, Gary Stewart Audio (GSA) and Powersoft. Marta Robowsky, manager at Gary Stewart Audio, commented: “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.” GS-WAVE comprises 3m tall dance floor stacks with wide dispersion (110°) designed to deliver sonic clarity and high SPL across the whole frequency range. The more compact XY series is designed for use as DJ booth monitors or as PA speakers in smaller rooms. 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 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.” pioneerproaudio.com