Pioneer DJ has been a leading brand over the years in professional DJ and electronic music equipment. Now, as the company quickly approaches the end of its first quarter, Pioneer took some time to introduce us all to something brand new. The VM Series is a set of three active studio monitor models — the VM-50, VM-70, and VM-80. Here’s a quick run-down on this new studio monitor family, and everything they offer.
Pioneer DJ VM Series Monitors
Among all three models in the new VM Series, Pioneer aimed these products mainly at its primary base. The speakers cater firstly towards those in the DJ and EDM production industry, as lively reference monitors that effectively recreate the feeling of a live performance. With that in mind however, Pioneer DJ also ensures the VM Series will perform just as efficiently in a flat setting for professional mix and mastering work.
The difference between these models boils down to their woofer sizes. On the VM-50, users will find a 5.25″ woofer. Upwards from there, the VM-70 sports a 6.5″ woofer, and the VM-80 an 8″ woofer. Apart from sizing, all three VM series monitors have some powerful interiors. All three pairs include internal integrated DSP, running at 96kHz. Within this is a 2-band EQ on the back of each speaker with four settings each, to achieve the ideal listening environment for each situation.
Next to these are a main volume control knob, as well as an auto-standby on/off switch. Input sources can be plugged into the VM’s either via combo XLR/TRS, or unbalanced RCA. Finally, between the three pairs of speakers, this series supports frequency ranges from 34Hz to 36kHz. So keep in mind that none will reach down to the 20Hz bottom-end as well as others. The VM Series monitors from Pioneer DJ will be available this April. Price wise, users can expect to pay $169 for the VM-50, $229 for the VM-70, and finally $289 for the VM-80. Any way you go about it, if you’re in the DJ world and need an affordable, yet powerful and versatile pair of active monitors, these may be the best fit for you.
You can learn more about the new Pioneer VM series straight from the Pioneer website.