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New Series of Pioneer GM-D Amplifiers Pack More Power and Punch



  New Series of Pioneer GM-D Amplifiers Pack More Power and Punch

2012 SEMA Show Booth #11761

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- October 30, 2012

SEMA BOOTH #11761 - Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today unveiled its new line
of high-efficiency “GM Digital” series Class-D automotive amplifiers,
consisting of the GM-D8604 4-channel model and GM-D9601 and GM-D8601 mono
models. Pioneer’s digital amplifiers can produce the same power output as
conventional amplifiers more than twice their physical size through
improvements in their Class-D amplifier technology and design. The new
amplifiers feature an extremely compact chassis for maximum installation
flexibility, a new industrial cosmetic design, balanced audio inputs  for
improved sound quality and higher power output compared with previous models.

Pioneer GM-D9601 Amplifier (Photo: Business Wire)

Pioneer GM-D9601 Amplifier (Photo: Business Wire)

“We’re continuing to improve on the technology in our Class-D amplifiers
because they’re ideal for automotive applications where high space and power
efficiency are essential,” said Ted Cardenas, vice president of marketing for
the Car Electronics Division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “The new GM-D
amps can produce more power in the same size footprint as last year’s models
while maintaining the same great sound quality.”

Power and Performance

The GM-D9601 and GM-D8601 mono amplifiers are designed specifically to power
large subwoofers that can produce low bass frequencies that are often missing
in most vehicles. Both models feature 1-ohm stability, allowing them to
deliver extreme power and high current in a wide variety of connectivity
configurations, from a single subwoofer to multiple subwoofer applications.
The larger GM-D9601 can deliver up to 1200 Watts (1-ohm) of RMS power while
the GM-D8601 produces up to 800 Watts (1-ohm) of RMS power. Both units feature
selectable bass boost at 0dB, 6dB, or 12dB at 50Hz.

The 4-channel GM-D8604 amplifier complements the mono amp models by providing
ample power for speakers that reproduce a wider frequency range. The 4-channel
model can produce up to 100 Watts x 4 (4-ohm) RMS power, 150 Watts x 4 (2-ohm)
of RMS power, or 300 Watts x 2 (4-ohm bridged) RMS power when configured to
play in 2-channel mode. The 4-channel model features speaker level inputs and
a built-in low pass or high pass crossover with a frequency slope of 40-500Hz,
making it easy to add on to any system.

All three amplifiers utilize a very small, compact chassis that is ideal for
applications with limited space. Each unit has been cosmetically redesigned
with a new, more durable industrial design that utilizes perforated aluminum
die-cast heat sinks to provide maximum heat dissipation.

The GM-D8604, GM-D9601 and GM-D8601 will be available in November with
suggested retail prices of $220, $280 and $200 respectively.

For more information follow us on:
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YouTube at youtube.com/pioneerelectronics

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., and its
U.S. Web address is www.pioneerelectronics.com. Its parent company, Pioneer
Corporation, is a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio, video and
computer equipment for the home, car and business markets.

PIONEER is a registered trademark of Pioneer Corporation.

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Contact:

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.
Jaed Arzadon, 310-952-2451
jaed.arzadon@pioneer-usa.com
or
Katherine Harbeston, 310-952-2388
katherine.harbeston@pioneer-usa.com
or
Dana Block, 310-496-4460
dana@allisonpr.com
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