Tune up your in-car audio experience with Pioneer’s latest digital car amplifiers

New series of Pioneer GM-D amplifiers pack more power and features

Pioneer Electronics Asia Centre – 19 September 2012- Pioneer Electronics has unveiled its new line of high-efficiency “GM Digital” series Class-D car amplifiers, consisting of the GM-D8604 4-channel model and GM-D9601 and GM-D8601 mono models. The new Class-D car amplifiers are designed to combine high power output and high efficiency. The new amplifiers feature ultra-compact chassis for maximum installation flexibility, a new industrial cosmetic design, and balanced audio inputs for improved sound quality and higher power output.

“We’re continuing to improve on the technology in our Class-D car amplifiers because they’re ideal for automotive applications where high space and power efficiency are essential,” said Mr. Masayoshi Ishikubo, Senior General Manager of Pioneer Electronics AsiaCentre. “Pioneer’s digital amplifiers can produce the same power output as conventional amplifiers more than twice their physical size through improvements in their Class-D amplifier technology and design.”

Power and Performance
The four-channel GM-D8604 and the mono-channel GM-D9601 and GM-D8601 use Class-D circuitry for a significant increase in efficiency. Pioneer has collected multiple national and European champion titles with Class-D car amplifiers in Europe’s most renowned sound-off competitions, which proves that digital amplifiers sound just as good as analogue ones. The amplifiers are 1 Ohm capable for maximum compatibility and power output, and feature both variable low-pass and high-pass filters to finely tune connected full range speakers or subwoofers. An included bass boost remote on the GM-D9601 and GM-D8601 allows the user to increase bass output from the front seat, ideal for quickly adjusting the amplifiers to multiple types of music.

The circuit is fitted with a Protection Control System which senses its internal temperature and automatically adjusts the input level accordingly, resulting in greater reliability. In addition, block‑style terminals allow power and speaker cables to be securely connected to the amplifier.

New Form and Design
The newly launched Class-D car amplifiers utilize a very small, compact chassis that is ideal for applications with limited space. Class-D circuitry makes them very efficient and space-saving, without compromising on the power or sound quality. With the compact size, the Class-D car amplifiers can be easily installed under the seat of a sedan, behind the seat of a truck, in the small trunk of a sports car, or a limitless number of other mounting possibilities.

Each unit has been cosmetically redesigned with a new, more durable industrial design that utilizes perforated aluminium die-cast heat sinks to provide maximum heat dissipation.

Pioneer’s GM-D Series amplifiers are currently available in 3 models, each of which can be used independently or complementary to each other:

  • GM-D8604: 4-channel, RMS power output ranging from 100 to 150 Watts x 4
  • GM-D9601: mono-channel, RMS power output ranging from 500 to 1200 Watts
  • GM-D8601: mono-channel, RMS power output ranging from 300 to 800 Watts

Pioneer’s GM-D8604, GM-D9601 and GM-D8601 digital amplifiers will be available as from now at selected authorized dealers.

About Pioneer Electronics AsiaCentre (PAC) Pte. Ltd.
The regional headquarters of Pioneer Corporation since 1992, PAC’s core business covers the audio and video industries with a diversified range of products encompassing DVD-related products, home stereo systems, speakers, car audio visual and DJ equipment. In line with the corporate vision to become a company that works together in ‘pursuing innovations one after another’, PAC aims to continuously introduce innovative products that will raise entertainment to the level of pure emotion. For more information, please visit www.pioneer.com.sg.