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Pioneer's Premier Amplifiers Bring About the Next “ICE” Age

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today ventures into the “ICE” age with the PRS-D2000T 2-channel and PRS-D4000F 4-channel Premier Reference Series amplifiers, which utilize the ultra-compact ICE Digital Power, a new full-range class FD amplifier technology that offers superior audio quality, reliability, high efficiency and low power consumption. The new series of PRS amplifiers were built to complement Pioneer’s other offerings to give consumers a one-brand solution in high quality car audio.

“This is a step forward from conventional amplifiers, merging the great sound quality of class AB amplifiers with the efficiency of class D amps,” said Larry Rougas, vice president of marketing and product planning for the mobile entertainment division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “The ICEpower technology offers the best of both worlds with ultra clean sound quality.”

The ICEpower circuitry takes the amplified signal and compares it with the original input signal, compensating for any signal variance while it suppresses distortion. The result is optimal sound quality. The circuit also counteracts the imperfections of power supplies. By using this circuitry, bass produced by the PRS-D1000M is tight with less lag effect. Mids and highs from the PRS-D2000T and PRS-D4000F are crisp and airy.

The PRS amplifiers that utilize the ICEpower circuit feature low impedance connectivity to 2-Ohm and include built-in variable crossovers for increased installation flexibility.

PRS-D1000M mono amplifier

For amplification of subwoofer speakers, Pioneer added the PRS-D1000M mono channel amplifier to the line-up. The PRS-D1000M, which uses class D amplifier technology, generates power with very low distortion in the low frequency range, perfect for low bass response. The amplifier also features Pioneer’s Multiple Amplifier Synchronization System (MASS), which allows two or more amplifiers to be “strapped” together, doubling power to a single woofer or voice coil. With the MASS technology, one amplifier controls the settings of many other amplifiers when two or more amps are connected together.

Designed for maximum installation flexibility, the new PRS amplifiers are all identical in width, height and length providing a unified congruent look. Terminal connections for power, ground, speakers and signal connections are located on one side of the amplifiers making installation neat and easy. And, because of ICEpower’s compact design and efficiency, Pioneer was able to construct the amplifiers using a smaller footprint.

Pioneer’s Mobile Entertainment Division is the leading manufacturer of audio, video and information products for in-car use. Its focus is on the development of new digital technologies including audio video, navigation and satellite radio, while maintaining its strong heritage in products for car audio enthusiasts and competitors. The company markets its products under the Pioneer and Premier brand names. When purchased from an authorized dealer, consumers receive a limited warranty for one year with Pioneer products and two years for Premier electronic products.

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 leader in optical disc technology and a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio, video and computer equipment for the home, car and business markets. The company focuses on four core business domains including DVD, display technologies, Digital Network Entertainment™ and components.

Pioneer Premier PRS ICEpower Amplifiers

 

PRS-D1000M

PRS-D2000T

PRS-D4000F

 

1-Channel

2-Channel

4-Channel

Amplifier Class

Class D

Class FD

Class FD

ICEpower Technology

-

Yes

Yes

Maximum Output

1200W

1200W

1200W

4 Ohm Power

400W x 1

150W x 2

75W x 4

2 Ohm Power

600W x 1

300W x 2

150W x 4

Bridged 4 Ohm

-

600W x 1

300W x 2

Externally Bridgeable (SEPP)

Yes

-

-

MASS (Multiple Amplifier Synchronization System)

Yes

-

-

Built-in Crossovers

40 ~ 240Hz (-18 dB) LPF

40-120Hz (-12 dB) LPF/HPF

40-120Hz (-12 dB) LPF/HPF

 

Subsonic Filter

20 Hz (-18dB)

-

-

Bass Boost

Selectable 50 Hz

(0/6/12 dB)

Selectable 50 Hz

(0/6/9/12 dB)

-

Bass Boost Remote

Yes

Yes

-

ICE Digital Class D Circuit

Yes

Yes

Yes

Speaker Level Inputs

Yes

Yes

Yes

Speaker Line Input Turn-On Sensor

Yes

Yes

Yes

RCA Through Outputs

(Sync Output)

Full Range

Full Range

Hi-Volt Input

400 mV ~ 6.5V

400 mV ~ 6.5V

400 mV ~ 6.5V

CEA-2006 Compliant

Yes

Yes

Yes

Suggested Price

$400

$350

$400

Availability

Apr.

Mar.

Mar.



   


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