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Ask any producer worth their salt what the most important component is of their studio and they’ll likely say a good pair of monitor speakers.

To that end, Pioneer Audio has today announced the release of their new RM Series studio monitors that uses a coaxial driver unit for a more accurate sound.

Clean and precise bass is delivered via aramid fibre woofers, with a front-loaded bass reflex system, while the aluminium hard domed tweeter has been optimised to deliver rousing high frequencies of up to 50 kHz.

The speakers are housed in rigid die-cast aluminium cabinets and feature 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.

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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 patented 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

Andrew Rafter

Andrew Rafter is the editor and founder of Harder Blogger Faster.