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April 14th, 2015

Clear cut: Pioneer DJ launches the RM Series of professional studio monitors with HD coaxial driver units

RM-07/RM-05

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 IN DETAIL

1. HD-Coaxial driver unit for accurate point source monitoring

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.

2. 50 kHz tweeter for precise, electrifying high frequencies

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.

3. 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.

4. AFAST acoustic tube reduces standing waves for clean low-mid frequencies

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.

5. Front-loaded bass reflex system with grooves for a smooth, clean 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.

6. 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.

7. Other features

  • 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

*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)

MAIN SPECIFICATIONS

RM-07 RM-05
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