According to a company press release, Pioneer is expanding the line of architectural loudspeakers it introduced at CEDIA 2008 by launching a new range of Elite branded models. The release says that the speakers are inspired by “the dynamic sound reproduction” of Pioneer’s TAD speakers and are developed by chief speaker designer Andrew Jones and his engineering team.
In the press release, Jones is quoted as saying, “At the heart of our engineering efforts was a no-compromise attitude toward every element of the development process, resulting in some of the most advanced architectural speaker products to date. This line of Elite models is quite extraordinary on its own, but only when combined with the rest of Pioneer’s award-winning home theater products, the new speakers deliver a magical emotional home entertainment experience that is unmatched by any single manufacturer right now.”
The release continues by saying that the speakers feature titanium tweeters, woven aramid fiber woofers, and cast aluminum chassis. The line has three in-wall models, including a 3-way LCR speaker, and two angled in-ceiling models. The speakers incorporate Pioneer’s CST (Coherent Source Transducer) technology, which, by concentrically mounting a tweeter at the apex of the bass/midrange driver, helps to create a wider, more accurate “sweet spot” and to “maintain sonic coherence and seamless linearity.” The Elite speakers also have specialized angled baffles to further widen the “sweet spot.”
The release adds that the speakers are equipped with additional treble and bass controls that enable installers to optimize output and balance for a given room’s acoustic characteristics. The speakers include a five-year warranty.
Prices were unavailable at press time.
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