Pioneer Launches No-Holds-Barred Digital Mono Amplifiers
Powerful Digital Amplifiers Powerful Enough to Match Pioneer Premier SPL Subwoofers
Engineered to produce power without restraint, the new Pioneer Premier digital mono amplifiers offer the extreme performance required for sound pressure level (SPL) competitions. The new Premier PRS-D5000SPL and PRS-D3000SPL digital amplifiers match the capabilities of Pioneer’s new line of Premier SPL subwoofers. Pioneer is confident these amplifiers will rival any other bass amplifier in the market, and will provide the performance required for SPL competition as well as everyday use.
“Our goal is to create a ‘no-holds-barred’ power amplifier suitable for SPL competitions,” said Michael Townsen, vice president of marketing for mobile entertainment at Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “This line of Premier amps is the most powerful amplifier we’ve ever offered. It provides massive power with maximum installation flexibility.”
The Premier SPL amplifiers are externally bridgeable, allowing two separate amplifiers to be joined together as one, doubling the power to a single woofer or voice coil. The amps use a Pioneer exclusive technology called MASS, Multi-Amplifier Synchronization System, which allows one amplifier (the master) to control the settings of many other amplifiers when two or more amps are “strapped” together. This is especially important for competitors with multi-amplified systems, preventing the need to adjust each amplifier gain separately.
Internally, unlike conventional amplifiers where only the positive rail is truly regulated, which causes the negative rail to become unstable during high power demand, the Premier SPL amplifiers feature an independent rail regulating power supply (IRRP) which takes the positive and negative rail voltages and separately regulates them. Using IRRP results in unsurpassed reliability and performance. To protect the amplifiers from failing, Pioneer uses a protection circuitry called Dynamic Amplifier Protection (DAP). The amps automatically reconfigure themselves based on output signal level. For utmost reliability and efficiency, Pioneer uses components that have been designed with the highest possible power carrying capability also known as “low current density.”
The Premier PRS-D5000SPL and PRS-D3000SPL are both 2-Ohm stable and feature a low pass filter 40~240Hz (-18 or -24dB /Oct. selectable), Bass Boost from 40~120Hz (0~12dB) and a Subsonic Filter (20Hz, -18dB). Pioneer Premier amplifiers are CEA 2006 compliant.
Pricing and availability will be announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2005.
Pioneer’s Mobile Entertainment Divisionis the leading manufacturer of audio, video and information products for in-car use. Its focus is on the development of new digital technologies including audio video, navigation and satellite radio, while maintaining its strong heritage in products for car audio enthusiasts and competitors. The company markets its products under the Pioneer and Premier brand names. When purchased from an authorized dealer, consumers receive a limited warranty for one year with Pioneer products and two years for Premier electronic products.
PIONEER PREMIER SPL AMPLIFIERS SPECIFICATIONS
|4 Ohm Mono||750W x 1||500W x 1|
|2 Ohm Mono||1500W x 1||1000W x 1|
|Externally Bridged (4 Ohm)||3000W x 1||2000W x 1|
|Built-in Crossovers||40-240 Hz (-18 and -24 dB) LPF||40-240 Hz (-18 and -24 dB) LPF|
|Bass Boost||40-120 Hz (0-12dB)||40-120 Hz (0-12dB)|
|Subsonic filter||20 Hz (-18dB)||20 Hz (-18dB)|
|Hi-Volt Input||200mV – 6.5V||200mV – 6.5V|
|Suggested Retail Price||$TBA||$TBA|