Pioneer's new Z series of automotive speakers follow the company’s ‘Open and Smooth’ sound philosophy, featuring smooth off-axial frequency response, superior directivity and an extended frequency range engineered to “achieve unprecedented audio artistry” in your vehicle.
“Your vehicle will always be one of the most enjoyable environments to listen to music,” says Pioneer Electronics Australia’s Product Manager Benjamin Crawford. “During Pioneer’s remarkable 80-year history, our loudspeaker technology has advanced the limits of quality sound reproduction, transforming the musical recording into reality and offering an experience that only we can provide.”
The Z Series use a 29mm aluminium-alloy balanced dome tweeter, developed using HSDOM (Harmonized Synthetic Diaphragm Optimum Method) computer analysi to deliver accurate control of differential vibrations produced by the diaphragm, and improves high frequency dispersion, while the aluminium-alloy allows the tweeter to remain pistonic and linear at frequencies quoted up to 96kHz, allowing replay of high-res audio.
The bass units use both Twaron, a synthetic aramid fiber that is very strong, heat resistant and rigid when woven, and cellulose fibre, naturally self-damping to reduce unwanted resonance. The dual-layer cones combines the strengths of both materials, Pioneer claiming a resultant fast response and clear bass, with low coloration and distortion.
The CH and C variants offer the tweeter and woofer as splits with varying levels of corossover, while the TS-Z65F delivers a coaxial version with the tweeter mounted forward within the bass unit, yet still only requiring a 2.6-inch mounting depth.
The new models are:
- TS-Z65CH 6.5” 2-Way Component System ($600, above)
- TS-Z65C 6.5” 2-Way Component System ($470, above)
- TS-Z65F 6.5” 2-Way Coaxial System ($400, above)
TS-Z10LS2 10" Subwoofer
The Z series subwoofer uses much of the same highly advanced technology as the Z full range loudspeakers, promising “fast, detailed and extended bass with tremendous impact and clarity”. As a compact, shallow design, the placement of the Z subwoofer can be optimized for sound quality and bass reinforcement, unlike conventional subwoofers that must be installed where they physically fit, while the TS-Z10LS2 is a low Q design for high performance in small enclosures, with an oversized cone (15% larger compared to a conventional 10" subwoofer) and a motor structure with a powerful 67.7 oz. magnet. It also uses Twaron, aramid fibre cone’s low mass improving both sensitivity and the speed of the Z subwoofer. Price $500. Product page here.
More info: www.pioneer.com.au