September 30, 2013
Pioneer is still the first name we think about when it comes time to buy a new set of CD players. They are still the club standard for DJs who are in need of a 4-channel controller, who expect nothing less than the best. Some will stand by the fact that Pioneer uses their branding to promote products at a high price, and if the same piece of gear were dressed under a different label – it wouldn’t sell or be valued at the same amount. Regardless, there are few Pioneer product owners who have anything bad to say about their gear, other than the cost of it.
Pioneer has made steps to stick their foot into other parts of the music industry, mainly with monitors and speakers. They aren’t exactly known for producing speakers and monitors, but they already have a lot behind then that will help them make …
March 19, 2013
The world of high end audio can be ridiculous and pricey from an outsider’s perspective. It’s is probably a good thing that most of us don’t know what good audio actually sounds like because if we actually had a taste of it, we might never want to go back to our old setups. The average DJ can expect to spend a decent amount of cash on their speakers, whatever type they may be. A good pair of monitoring headphones can run up to three hundred dollars. That’s not much. Step up to a good pair of near field monitors and you can easily take that cost up to a thousand dollars. But even that is chump change when compared to the cost of a good pair of loud speakers.
The price will continue to rise form there once the technology becomes more sophisticated and less available. A speaker company like …