Pioneer Electronics unveiled Tuesday a new micro amplifier with 4 channels for easily fitting into most installations, as well as two new subwoofers.
The micro amplifier uses Class D technology and is smaller than a brick. It is rated at 45 watts by 4 at 4 ohms or 9- watts by 2 (bridged). Called the model GM-D1004, it measures 7-inches by 1.5-inches by 2.6-inches. It has speaker level inputs and signal sensing power for automatic turn on and sleep mode. Pioneer said the amp “ requires only 15 amps of current to achieve full rated output driving all four channels and can be tied into the radio power harness of most vehicles.”
The GM-D1004 is expected to ship in November at a suggested retail price of $150.
Pioneer’s new subwoofers come in 10- and 12-inches under the company’s Champion Series. Each has a new design using a 5-spoke IMPP cone that helps deter unwanted resonance. The odd number of spokes and the depth of the cone increase rigidity so the cone doesn’t flex even at extremely high sound levels.
The subwoofers come in single and dual 4-ohm voice coil versions and use a newly “flat-less” spider , pole yoke and speaker surround.
The models TS-W311D4/S4 and TS-W261D4/S4 will ship in November starting at $100 suggested retail price.
Source: Pioneer Electronics