Pioneer VM-50, VM-70, and VM-80 active monitor speaker: Aramid bass speakers, aluminum pads, and Vortex Bass Accelerator
According to the company, the three premium Pioneer VM series monitors are designed for those who “seek to integrate a club and studio atmosphere into their own space”. And this is in the context of a pandemic, when the club atmosphere is almost unattainable. The presented models-VM-50, VM-70 and VM-80-belong to the near-field monitors.
All three models received the same body design with large beveled front panels, reinforced with 4-mm aluminum plates. Among themselves, the monitors are distinguished by the size of the low-frequency speakers with a diffuser made of aramid composite (it is claimed that it has become 30% lighter than its analogues). These are three versions with a diameter of 5.25, 6.5 and 8 inches.
Accordingly, the size of the cabinets differs, and with it the low — frequency limit (40, 37 and 34 Hz). At the same time, all three models received the same tweeters in a horn design, working up to 36 kHz.
To improve the bass, the Pioneer VM Series monitors received a rear-facing Vortex Bass Accelerator with fins that align the flow. The new products are equipped with Class D amplifiers with a DSP operating at a frequency of 96 kHz. On the back panel, the volume control and the frequency response controls on the upper low frequencies are displayed with four presets for each.
All three models will be available in early April — in black. The youngest, VM-50, will be complemented by a white and silver version of the VM-50B.
In the US, both versions of the Pioneer VM-50 monitor will cost $170 apiece, the VM-70 will cost $230, and the VM-80 will cost $290.