Pioneer Takes the Dance Scene by Storm with STEEZ

New Brand Offers Products Designed for the Dance Community

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. embraces the art of dance with the launch of STEEZ™, a new brand of portable entertainment products designed for the youthful, passionate and culturally diverse dance community. A first in the industry, STEEZ addresses all dance levels and styles offering products with exclusive features that help dancers practice and perfect their techniques. Offered in three models, the STZ-D10S-L “Solo,” STZ-D10T-G “Duo,” and STZ-D10Z-R “Crew,” STEEZ portable music systems incorporate mobility, durability, style and unique dance tools that make them a “must-have” for any dancer.

“In the ‘90s, Pioneer entered the professional DJ market and quickly became the industry leader with award winning Pro-DJ gear,” said Chris Walker, director AV marketing and product planning for the home entertainment division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “In this same fashion, Pioneer is now expanding into the exponentially growing dance community with STEEZ. Our lineup of portable music systems gives any type of dancer a variety of ways to play back, control and change various aspects of their music to make practicing and competitive dance easier and more fun.”

Dance to the Beat
Each STEEZ music system, when used with a free PC software application1, incorporates features that make it possible for dancers to change music tempo, set choreographed cue points, battle with friends, create smart playlists and more, all seamlessly on-the-fly via the STEEZ unit.

STEEZ music systems also boast a cool Auto Battle Mode that enables users to automatically create a battle sequence, complete with a countdown timer on the player’s LCD screen and voice and tone prompts to signal when 10 seconds of music is left before switching to the next user.

Three STEEZ Models and Styles

The STZ-D10S-L is available in November for a suggested price of $299.

STZ-D10T-G “Duo”
Offered in stylish neon green, Duo is the rugged, go-anywhere model for both indoor and outdoor use.  It’s designed for the individual dancer and small dance groups.  The unit features:

The STZ-D10T-G is available in November for a suggested price of $349.

STZ-D10Z-R “Crew”
The largest of the three models, Crew is designed for providing big sound in large or outdoor environments. Offered in flashy red, the unit provides more output and bigger bass performance, perfect for dance crews, instructors and choreographers. The unit features:

The STZ-D10Z-R is available in November for a suggested price of $499.

It all began with a passion for music that Pioneer founder Nozomu Matsumoto hoped to share with the world. He started Pioneer in 1938 as a specialty speaker company, building products out of his garage. Today, Pioneer’s Home Entertainment and Business Solutions Group continues Matsumoto's enthusiasm, developing award-winning audio and video home theater products including A/V receivers, Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD players, and speakers. Long-standing partnerships and collaborations with the creative community have provided Pioneer unique insight in its quest to capture the purity of a movie or musical artist’s original vision into its broad range of home entertainment products. The company’s brands include Pioneer® and Elite®.

1Select features of STEEZ available when music is analyzed by Pioneer's free PC software

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