Following on from its popular DM-40 home monitor speakers, Pioneer DJ has today announced the DM-50D, a desktop monitor system aimed at both DJs and home producers.
With 5″ woofers and a new 2 x 25W Class D amplifier, the MDF-built speakers are front-ported, making them ideal for use in tight spaces. They follow the primary/secondary speaker format, where one speaker contains all the electronics, the other being passive, with a simple wire connection between the two speakers.
The smart, all-black design is deep and boxy but with contours on the front, including diffusers to help spread the treble further. Their unique selling point is a switch to flip from DJ mode to producer mode, the latter giving a flatter response. Apart from that though, there are no EQ controls at all on the speakers.
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The volume control is on the front of the primary speaker, and there’s also an 1/8″ headphones socket on the front, although you’ll still need to reach around the back to get to the on/off switch (a small white LED shows you the speaker is switched on).
A nice touch is that around the back are RCA, TRS (new over the DM-40s) and minijack inputs, and there is a choice of black or white.
They retail at €239 / $199 / £199, and will be available from 6 December. More info on the Pioneer DJ website.