Pioneer Blings Out Limited Edition HDJ-1000
Pioneer has announced a limited edition gold HDJ-1000. The limited edition model, which will also come in black, claims to provide a more comfortable fit, and produce better low frequency reproduction for more effective mixing.
The HDJ-1000 headphones provide the high-quality sound that DJs expect as well as choices of colors and styles that make a fashion statement. The HDJ-1000 headphones come in two new colors, black and gold, in addition to the original chrome model. Pioneer, not satisfied with the response of the HDJ’s has decided to tweak the audio reproduction by retuning the drives to deliver more impact in the lower bass frequencies of music. The Japanese giant claims that the 38 micrometers diaphragm and 1.5 mm voice coil are more efficient in generating the critical midrange and mid-bass frequencies in music and produce a more linear response even at high volume levels. Furthermore, the mono/stereo selector circuit was modified to obtain clearer playback, especially in the midrange frequencies.
» Type: Fully enclosed dynamic stereo headphones
» Frequency range: 5Hz – 30kHz
» Impedance: 36?
» Maximum input power: 3,500 mW
» Output sound level: 107 dB/m
» Unit type: 50 mm diameter dome type
» Plug: 3.5 mm diameter 3P mini plus (gold-plated, screw in)
» Weight: 9.52 oz. (excluding cord)
» Included accessories: 6.3mm 3P plug adapter (gold-plated, screw-type), carrying pouch
» Connection cord: 1.2m side mount coil cord (extended 3m)
The headphones use low rebound urethane for the ear pads providing a better fit and increased comfort when used for long DJ sessions. Along with the urethane pads, the design of the headphones wrap around the ears to achieve excellent sound insulation, making monitoring effortless even in the noisiest environments. Additional features of the HDJ-1000 include an easy fold-away structure design, convenient carrying pouch, a swivel mechanism with 90-degree housing rotation to support a wide range of monitoring styles, and a convenient mono/stereo switch for single-ear use.
Pioneer’s refined gold HDJ-1000-G and the black HDJ-1000-K will be available in December 2010 for $209. More information on the Pioneer HDJ-1000.