Pioneer DJ professional equipment has long been the lifeblood of DJ booths in Ibiza and around the world. We decided to combine Pioneer’s heritage of sound reproduction with Pioneer DJ’s unrivalled expertise in the dance music industry to offer a 360-degree club solution.
In the XY-3B, an 8-inch cone driver delivers clean and precise mid-range frequencies using Pioneer Pro Audio’s X-Phase system. A 1-inch compression driver produces crystal-clear HF which, thanks to the moulded Bi-horn, seamlessly blends with the mids. Two 12-inch drivers create tight, chest-pumping low mid.
The 8-inch mid-range driver and the 1-inch compression driver are attached to the integrated waveguide with their depths perfectly aligned to minimise the difference of physical distance and reduce cancellation around the crossover frequency. This unique Bi-horn combines mid and high frequencies in a deep position inside the waveguide, improving the blend of the sounds compared to the performance of a conventional separated horn structure. The waveguide’s curved shape perfectly controls dispersion at 50 degrees horizontal and 35 degrees vertical, providing natural sound with high SPL in the targeted area while reducing the sound pressure outside that area.
X-Phase system with gold X-Phase plug
Driver cone cancellation is minimised thanks to Pioneer Pro Audio’s X-Phase system. The convex shape forces sound waves into small slits which are arranged in a fan shape, allowing all sound waves to exit in perfect phase aliment. The sound waves are forced over the top and bottom of the X-phase plug, producing higher SPL and greater sound projection over long distances.
Hybrid low-mid section
A hybrid dual 12-inch chamber in the low-mid section allows the drivers to produce tight notes. The LF drivers are also coated with a water-resistant finish on both sides, so you can use the XY-3 speakers outdoors. Plus, the added stiffness of this treatment allows the drivers to deliver a natural tightness rather than using thicker speaker cone material which would add weight and slow down the speed of the cones.
MF：8-inch neodymium cone driver
HF：1-inch exit neodymium compression driver
MHF：200 W(RMS), 400 W(Program)
MHF：130 dB(cont.), 136 dB(peak)