April 14th, 2015
Pioneer DJ is drawing on its rich heritage in speaker design to launch the RM Series coaxial active reference monitor speakers for the professional studio. The RM-05 and RM-07 speakers are packed with pro-audio technology to deliver a high SPL and a neutral sound with clear separation across the frequencies – making them the ideal companion for near-field studio monitoring of high-res sounds.
The RM Series’ uses a coaxial driver unit from Pioneer pro-audio brand TAD*1 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 domed 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 June 2015.
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.
The 1.5-inch hard dome aluminium tweeters were designed using unique Pioneer technology*2 for added frequency response. The diaphragm’s shape and materials are optimised to deliver precise, rousing high frequency sounds.
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.
Pioneer’s AFAST*3 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.
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.
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.
*1 Technical Audio Devices Laboratories (TAD Labs) is a Pioneer sub-brand preferred by professional studios since 1978
*2 Harmonised Synthetic Diaphragm Optimum Method (HSDOM)
*3 Acoustic Filter Assisted System Tuning (AFAST)
|Type||Bi-amp 2-way active speaker|
|Enclosure||Bass reflex/Aluminium die-cast|
|Tweeter||1.5-inch hard dome aluminium HSDOM Tweeter|
|Woofer||6.5-inch aramid fibre woofer||5-inch aramid fibre woofer|
|Frequency Response（-10dB）||40 Hz～50 kHz||45 Hz～50 kHz|
|Maximum Sound Pressure Level||109 dB SPL (peak @ 1 m)||104 dB SPL (peak @ 1 m)|
|Amplifier output (rated output)||Class A/B bi-amp 150 W
LF： 100 W / 4Ω
HF： 50 W / 4Ω
|Class A/B bi-amp 100 W
LF： 50 W / 4Ω
HF： 50 W / 4Ω
|Input ports||Balanced input XLR×1|
|Unbalanced input RCA×1|
|Input impedance||10 kΩ|
|Input Sensitivity||-40 dB ～ +6 dB|
|High EQ||-2 / -1 / 0 / +1 dB at 10 kHz|
|Mid EQ||-4 / -2 / -1 / 0 dB at 140 Hz|
|Low EQ||-4 / -2 / 0 / +2 dB at 50 Hz|
|Cross Over Frequency||1.6 kHz||1.7 kHz|
|Power consumption||195 W||142 W|
|Power consumption during standby mode||0.3 W or less|
|External dimensions（W×H×D）||244 x 337 x 260 mm||203 x 281 x 225 mm|
|Weight||12.3 kg||9.3 kg|
|Accessories included||Power cord, Operating instructions, Rubber leg, Bottom cushion|