With attributes making them adaptable for myriad applications, the XY and XPRS Series speakers are the natural choice for Pioneer Pro Audio’s Manager, Alex Barrand. Because the XPRS system features different EQ modes, it’s ideal for venues where the ADE sessions vary from mainly speaking, to more music-dominated presentations. “For the seminars when people are just talking, there’s no need to have low-end response pumping out of the system. So, we just put the XPRS series into speech mode,” explains Barrand.
“Later on, we can switch to Bass Plus mode, where you still get the vocal response but also when presenters are playing music, it engulfs the room more with the lowend.” And because the speakers have a tilt function, it’s possible to adjust their orientation to suit each session. “We’re able to tilt the boxes down, so when everyone is sitting down for the seminars, they don’t have the high frequency shooting over their heads,” Barrand says. Another advantage of the XPRS and the XY Series speakers is that they’re voiced almost completely flat. When installing them into a room with lots of reflection times and inherent in-house frequencies, there’s less issues with having to EQ those frequencies out, says Barrand. “The flat response not only produces a true replication of the music, but it also allows you the scope to EQ the system to actually become a part of the room, not work against it.”
Madeline Tellegen, ADE’s Head of Production, recalls how the speakers helped overcome challenges in one particular space: “The difficult acoustics in the lecture room for the ADE University at the Generator Hostel were well taken care of. The set-up with speakers on different levels, especially the XY-2s on the balcony, worked great.”