Pioneer Pro Audio has introduced the XPRS Series of high-powered active speakers. “The compact, portable, wooden enclosure XPRS Series combines Pioneer Pro Audio sound engineering heritage with the reliable, energy efficient power of Powersoft amps – to give you a versatile plug-and-play system that fills the room with a natural sound,” the company says.
The Series comprises the XPRS15 and XPRS12 two-way full-range speakers, and the XPRS215S dual 15″ subwoofer. All three have 15mm birch plywood enclosures for “a dynamic sound that works across all musical genres”, say Pioneer. The XPRS15/12 have a 15/12″ ferrite LF driver, a 1.75″ titanium diaphragm compression driver and Pioneer Pro Audio’s ‘AFAST technology’ which, the company says, delivers “a clear, clean sound with a deep bass range”. Also featured are four EQ modes with built-in DSP.
The XPRS215S enhances the low-end, thanks to its dual 15-inch neodymium drivers and a versatile crossover switch that lets you adjust the low pass filter cut-off at stages between 80 Hz and 150 Hz.
The Powersoft Class D amps deliver a 2400 W output, while Power Factor Correction (PFC) ensures energy efficiency and a reliable performance. Features include thermal limiting, an input limiter, DC offset removal, and AC mains protection. The auto-ranging power supply detects and adapts to the voltage without compromising the sound quality, making the XPRS Series a reliable performer in any environment.
The road-ready XPRS Series is durable and easy to transport, with the PA speakers’ handles ensuring the weight is distributed equally, and the sub being provided with removable castors.
The wedge-shaped XPRS15/12 can be placed on the floor and used as a foldback monitor for stage performances, or you can pole-mount it and choose between a 0° and 7° tilt to suit your set-up. The XPRS Series is available from May 2016.