RECORDING WEEK 2022: Pioneer DJ VM series are high-quality near-field monitor speakers.
The VM-50, VM-70, and VM-80 active monitor speakers produce clear audio with fast-attacking, punchy bass. And, thanks to flexible DSP settings, the speakers can be tuned to suit the characteristics of a room, making them perfect for recreating a club sound when you’re DJing or providing a flat frequency response when you’re producing music in a home or professional studio setting.
Performing from home continues to grow in popularity as DJs livestream sets to friends and fans via online platforms and social media.
To recreate the feeling of playing in a club, DJs need high-quality monitor speakers and, because every room reflects sound waves differently, it’s a huge advantage if they can tune the audio to suit the shape and characteristics of the space. Great aesthetics are also important, to help a DJ’s home setup look like the booth in a club.
The design of the VM series units includes high-quality components and innovative features to deliver pure audio. With flat voicing, Class D amplifiers, and Aramid fiber cones, they accurately reproduce sounds from their original sources, including deep low-end frequencies thanks to the Vortex Bass Accelerator.
Clear, low-distortion audio with fast-attacking bass: Recreate club-style sound
Each model in the VM speaker series includes a Class D amplifier with 96 kHz sampling DSP to enable wide-bandwidth audio reproduction. Its highly efficient performance results in low distortion and brings increased energy to the sound. The 4-mm-thick rigid aluminum front baffle also suppresses resonance and reduces vibrations, helping the speaker to deliver sound that’s authentic to the original source.
Aramid fiber woofer cones and Vortex Bass Accelerator
From minimum to maximum volume, Aramid fiber woofer cones provide outstanding punch that you’ll feel in the bass and low-mid frequencies. These newly developed cones are 30 percent lighter than conventional paper-lined Aramid cones, making them stronger and helping them to pump out deep sounds.
The Vortex Bass Accelerator also ensures that low-end audio is tight and free from unwanted vibrations, as ribs in the bass reflex port enable air to flow freely from the speaker to deliver pure sound – whether you’re listening to vocals or instrumentals.
Constant directivity horn
Mid and high-frequency sounds are delivered with power from the VM series speakers thanks to the constant directivity horn, which also creates a broad, uniform listening space.
The shape of the horn and the woofer edge are specially designed so that the flat playback frequency crosses over to the tweeter easily, resulting in a natural sound.
DSP control: Easily adjust the sound to suit your room
The VM series speakers are voiced flat to ensure you hear the natural sound of the music. But every room reacts differently to audio waves. To help you tweak the output and find the sound that’s perfect for the room you’re working in, each VM speaker includes DSP settings.
Reach around to the back of the speakers and you’ll find 2 knobs: Low EQ and High EQ. Without needing to look at the rear panel, you can click the knobs into 4 different positions each, giving you 16 possible EQ settings that are simple to engage.
Choose the one that sounds best for DJing or producing music in your home or studio, depending on the shape, size, and construction of the room.
For example, if your speakers are positioned near to walls or if you’re working at night, you might want to minimize bass vibrations by switching the Low EQ to Room 1 mode. Or if you find that you’re not getting enough treble, you can boost the highest frequencies by switching the High EQ to Room 2 mode.
Fresh, professional design: Enhance the look and sound of your setup
The brand-new design of the hexagonal aluminum front baffle brings a fresh look, as well as improved sound quality and durability.
It cuts down unwanted vibrations for lower distortion while the tweeter protective guard reduces the risk of damage to the high-frequency diaphragm if you accidentally poke that area. And the Alumite-treated brushed texture gives the speakers a professional finish so they look right at home next to Pioneer DJ gear.