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Pioneer Introduces S-DJ 50/60/80X DJ Monitors

Pioneer has just launched a brand new line of speakers targeted specifically at the bedroom DJ market  – the S-DJ speaker line. These active speakers have a very familiar form factor to anyone familiar with the KRK line of products, with a range of models that scale up in driver size (between five to eight inches) and price depending on the volume needs of the DJ.


Pioneer is touting a number of audio quality features in their press release for this speaker line, including:

  • Groove Technology: To improve airflow through the port of the enclosure, Pioneer engineered the port hole with grooves to help direct the sound waves smoothly.  The technique decreases standing waves from the mouth of the port, resulting in smooth bass and midbass output, with more impact.
  • Convex Diffuser: Matching the bass output of the speakers, the soft dome tweeters are set in the center of a convex diffuser optimizing output and dispersing the sound energy in both left and right directions for wider imaging.  For a cool cosmetic look, the diffuser also illuminates in white when the speakers are powered on.
  • Class AB bi-amp: Driving the speakers is a highly efficient Class AB amplifier in a bi-amp configuration to power the tweeters and woofers separately.
  • EQ Controls: The speakers also enable users to adjust high-pass level output via the built-in equalizer from the back of the speaker. The equalizer adjusts the high frequency range in one decibel increments (-2dB to +1dB), tailoring the audio output to the user’s listening preference.

Watch the introduction video for the speakers below – and then see full pricing even further down:

The S-DJ80X, S-DJ60X and S-DJ50X/S-DJ50X-W are sold as individual speakers (not in pairs) and will be available in September with suggested retail prices of $299, $239, and $179 respectively.

  • Mark Selby

    When do these to on sale, anyone know????

  • I doubt these speakers could entertain a rooftop party.

  • jspot55

    Will these be available on the DJTT website?

  • Masso

    no specs, rear shots or price…?

    • Prof_Strangeman

      Specs and Rears on the site and prices aren’t known yet.

  • Masso

    LOL…Shouldn’t the speakers these be aimed at the dj on the rooftop party and not the crowd.

    • Prof_Strangeman

      Not necessarily. Pio is marketing these as DJ monitors and the 8″ will probably pack quite a punch, so for the dozen or so people on that rooftop, it’d prolly be okay!

  • b

    A sub to compliment would be very nice!

  • Chaser720

    So cheaper than the KRKs? That’s very unlike Pioneer. Maybe trying to steal their segment of the market. And yes a comparison is needed.

    • Prof_Strangeman

      This was on the video’s comments. Pio seems confident.

  • S_Rig

    I wouldn’t mind seeing a comparison test to its competition Dj Techtools!

    • Dan White

      versus the KRKs – it will be interesting!

      • Prof_Strangeman

        Pio seems rather confident about them. This was on the YouTube comment section.

  • Anski


    • Dan White

      Not according to my press release – those could be street prices, maybe.

      • Anski

        Their website says *$249/$199/$149, but that’s just Pioneer, haha.