Pioneer Designs New Subwoofer and Amplifiers to Meet Consumer Trends

  Pioneer Designs New Subwoofer and Amplifiers to Meet Consumer Trends

   Champion Series Pro Subwoofer and Line of GM-A Amplifiers Made to Fit in
                                Tighter Places

Business Wire

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- November 6, 2013

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today released its new TS-W3003D4 Champion
Series Pro subwoofer and line of GM-A series amplifiers that are designed to
match today’s consumer trends of driving more fuel-efficient vehicles and
using pre-made subwoofer enclosures. The latest TS-W3003D4 incorporates key
technologies, including Pioneer’s patented IMPP composite seamless cone,
reinforced drive cone, dual spiders and large double stacked magnets, to
produce powerful bass output utilizing both customized and prefabricated
enclosures. Pioneer’s highly popular GM-A series amplifiers were also revamped
in size, look and performance with added convenient features such as a turn
on/off input sensor, bass boost and low/high-pass filters for quick and easy

Pioneer TS-W3003D4 Champion Series PRO Subwoofer (Photo: Business Wire)

Pioneer TS-W3003D4 Champion Series PRO Subwoofer (Photo: Business Wire)

“More consumers are looking for faster ways to install an amp and subwoofer,
and they’re doing this by purchasing ready-made enclosures and using the
factory speaker wires in the car to connect outboard amplifiers,” said Ted
Cardenas, vice president of marketing for the Car Electronics Division of
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “Unlike our previous model, the TS-W3003D4
subwoofer is engineered to perform in preassembled speaker boxes, while the
new GM-A amplifiers takes on a smaller footprint for increased installation

Champion Series Subwoofer

Made to perform within differently sized, readily available prefabricated
enclosures, the 12-inch dual 4-ohm voice coil Champion Series Pro TS-W3003D4
features Pioneer’s seamless IMPP composite cone for high strength and
durability. The exceptionally strong cone can produce massive air movements
without flexing or buckling, which can cause added distortion.

The subwoofer’s cone is enhanced with a dual-layer elastic polymer surround,
reinforced drive cone, and dual spider to ensure crystal clear bass output.
For further reliability and great sound quality, the subwoofer uses a
four-layer copper voice coil with an aluminum former that improves heat
dissipation for higher input power handling, and air vents in the metal basket
construction below the spider to alleviate pressure build up in the chamber
and cool the voice coil.

The Champion Series Pro TS-W3003D4 subwoofer is rated at 600 Watts (RMS) /
2000 Watts (Max) and will be available in November with a suggested retail
price of $180.

GM-A Amplifiers

Pioneer’s next generation of GM-A series amplifiers was completely redesigned
to be more compact in every dimension, including height, to increase physical
installation flexibility. Available in four models, the amps incorporate a
smaller chassis, slimmed down significantly in size from the previous
generation to take up less space in the vehicle.

  *GM-A6604 (4-channel), 760 Watts MAX
  *GM-A4604 (4-channel), 480 Watts MAX
  *GM-A5602 (2-channel), 900 Watts MAX
  *GM-A3602 (2-channel), 400 Watts MAX

Both GM-A6604 and GM-A5602 shrank 28 percent from previous models, while the
GM-A3602 is down by 35 percent to fit in tight areas of the car such as under
seats and in extremely small trunks. For added installation convenience (for
example - connecting to factory installed stereo systems), each model is built
with an input sensor that triggers the amplifiers to automatically turn on
(and off) through the speaker connections, making the installation process
faster and eliminating the need for additional wiring.

Each model also features a variety of audio adjustments for increased sound
quality. The more powerful models, GM-A6604 and GM-A5602, include variable
bass boost that can be set to levels between 0 to 12 dB for optimizing bass
levels according to preference and music style. The GM-A6604 also features
variable adjustments from 0 to 12 dB and the GM-A5602 provides three step
adjustments (0 dB/6 dB/12 dB) for precise control and overall audio balance.
Additional enhancements throughout the line include low and high pass filters,
RCA inputs and speaker level inputs.

Pioneer also refined the cosmetics to create a smoother and modern design
utilizing black cast aluminum heat sinks and a bold red accented body, ideal
for custom installations where the amplifiers can be seen.

All four GM-A series amplifiers are currently available with suggested prices
ranging from $80 to $160.

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Corporation, is a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio, video and
computer equipment for the home, car and business markets and is celebrating
75 years of innovation in the consumer electronics industry.

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Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.
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Katherine Harbeston, 310-952-2388
Dana Block, 310-496-4460
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