The three-day International Music Summit (IMS) 2016 recently took place in Ibiza and as always, attracted key influencers of the dance music industry. Central to the event are conferences and discussions which take place on stage in front of large audiences of delegates from around the world.
This year saw Pioneer Pro Audio’s new XPRS series of active speakers selected as the official choice of the IMS conference PA System, an endorsement that says much about the quality of these compact and versatile active wooden enclosure speakers. The combination of Pioneer Pro-Audio sound engineering heritage and the reliable, energy efficient power of Powersoft amps, makes for a perfect plug and play system that is at home in a variety of applications. At IMS the system displayed all the necessary power and punch for music playback as well as the natural clear, clean sound required for speech reinforcement in presentations and discussions.
The XPRS Series comprises the XPRS-15 and XPRS-12 two-way full range speakers and the XPRS-215s dual 15-inch Quasi-bandbass subwoofer. The full range active speakers with their four EQ pre-sets allow for a multitude of applications, from PA clear of voice to mobile DJ’ing with full range of high to low frequencies. Both the XPRS-15 and 12 speakers can be pole-mounted with a 0 and 7-degree tilt or wedged on the floor for use as feedback monitors thanks to a 60/90 degree rotatable horn.
With dual 15-inch ferrite drivers, the XPRS-215s is the perfect complement for enhancing low end power. Powersoft Class D amps deliver a massive 2400W output, while Power Factor Correction (PFC) ensures energy efficiency and reliability.
It is clear that XPRS’s power and quality combined with its flexibility, durability and portability makes it a versatile solution in a host of situations – something noted by Simeon Friend of The Shop Ibiza, Ibiza’s leading events management company, who supplied the system:
“XPRS was the perfect fit for IMS. It was able to meet all the demands of the application with plenty to spare and I can see a very successful future for this really versatile range. It was quick and easy to set up and delivered a crisp, powerful sound throughout.”