Power to Perform: Pioneer Pro Audio Introduces the XY-3B and XY-2

Speakers designed for fixed installations and full touring solutions
for rental and festival use

TORRANCE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Two powerful new speakers are joining Pioneer Pro Audio’s XY Series: the
XY-3B three-way full range speaker and the XY-2 mid-high speaker. Both
are designed to deliver natural audio at the high sound pressure level
(SPL) required for large venues and outdoor events.

The XY Series is well-known for providing excellent sound quality to
nightclubs and music venues around the world. With the introduction of
the XY-3B and XY-2, which offers the highest output in the Series, even
more venues and events can benefit from an XY Series sound system
tailored to their specific needs.

The next-level XY-3B was developed over the course of three years using
3D printers to create natural sound with high output. It’s been tested
at numerous international festivals and outdoor events such as Xtrema
Outdoor; Belgium and Netherlands; Lovebox, London; and Tomorrowland,
Belgium. The XY-3B received enthusiastic feedback every time.

In the new XY-3B, an 8-inch cone driver delivers clean and precise
mid-range frequencies using Pioneer Pro Audio’s X-Phase system. A 1-inch
compression driver produces crystal-clear HF which, thanks to the molded
Bi-horn, seamlessly blends with the mids. Two 12-inch cone drivers
create tight, chest-pumping low end.

The XY-2 speaker is the mid-high section of the XY-3B. Designed
specifically for large-scale venues and stadiums, the XY-2 can be used
for PA applications, as a DJ booth monitor or as a down fill in an XY-3B
cluster setting.

The new XY Series speakers will be available from early 2018 at MAPs of
$5,500 for the XY-3B and $3,000 for the XY-2.

the introduction video
or find out more about
the XY-3B
and XY-2.


1. Molded

The 8-inch mid-range driver and the 1-inch compression driver are
attached to the integrated waveguide with their depths perfectly aligned
to minimize the difference of physical distance and reduce cancellation
around the crossover frequency. This unique Bi-horn combines mid and
high frequencies in a deep position inside the waveguide, improving the
blend of the sounds compared to the performance of a conventional
separated horn structure. The waveguide’s curved shape perfectly
controls dispersion at 50 degrees horizontal and 35 degrees vertical,
providing natural sound with high SPL in the targeted area while
reducing the sound pressure outside that area.

2. X-Phase
system with gold X-Phase plug

Driver cone cancellation is minimized thanks to Pioneer Pro Audio’s
X-Phase system. The convex shape forces sound waves into small slits
which are arranged in a fan shape, allowing all sound waves to exit in
perfect phase alignment. The sound waves are forced over the top and
bottom of the X-phase plug, producing higher SPL and greater sound
projection over long distances.

3. Hybrid
low-mid section

A hybrid dual 12-inch chamber in the low-mid section allows the drivers
to produce tight notes. The LF drivers are also coated with a
water-resistant finish on both sides, so you can use the XY-3 speakers
outdoors. Plus, the added stiffness of this treatment allows the drivers
to deliver a natural tightness rather than using thicker speaker cone
material which would add weight and slow down the speed of the cones.

4. Rigging
and tour ready

  • Rigging: Flying hardware options are available, along with
    ground stacking configurations.
  • Tour ready: Every detail of the XY-3 was designed to make it
    the perfect speaker to take on the road. You can load the speakers
    into trucks with the minimal amount of space lost, and they can be
    stacked two-high and four-wide when used with the XY-3 wheel board.


The XY-2 is a mid-high speaker taken from the mid-high range horn
section of the XY-3B. A yoke is installed as standard and it can be used
for various applications including as a PA speaker for large stadiums, a
DJ booth monitor, or as a down fill for an XY-3B cluster setting.

Main Specifications

Type   3WAY Bi-amp loudspeaker
Model (Color) XY-3B (Black), XY-3B-W (White)
Enclosure 15 mm birch plywood
Drivers LF 12 inch neodymium cone driver x 2
MF 8 inch neodymium cone driver
HF 1 inch exit neodymium compression driver
Frequency Response 55 Hz~17 kHz
Sensitivity LF 102 dB
MF 107 dB
Power handling LF 1200 W(RMS), 2400 W(Program)
MHF 200 W (RMS), 400 W(Program)
Max SPL LF 133 dB(cont.), 139 dB(peak)
MHF 130 dB(cont.), 136 dB(peak)
Terminals speak ON® NL4 x 2
Impedance LF

4 Ω


8 Ω

Dimension (W x H x D) 530 mm x 1080 mm x 540 mm
Weight   57.6 kg
Type   2WAY Mid-High loudspeaker
Enclosure Polyurethane
Drivers MF 8 inch neodymium cone
HF 1 inch exit neodymium compression driver
Frequency Response 170 Hz~17 kHz
Sensitivity 107 dB
Power handling 200 W(RMS), 400 W(Program)
Max SPL 130 dB(cont.), 136 dB(peak)
Terminals speak ON® NL4 x 2

8 Ω

Dimension (W x H x D) 480 mm x 480 mm x 376 mm
Weight   12.5kg


* speakON® is a registered trademark of Neutrik® Limited.

* Other stated company names, product names, technology names, etc. are
the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

About Pioneer DJ

Pioneer DJ Americas, Inc. is the subsidiary of Pioneer DJ Corporation
responsible for sales and marketing in North, Central, and South
America. For more than 20 years, Pioneer DJ has been a market leader in
the design and production of innovative DJ equipment and software. The
company works closely with DJs and clubs to deliver next generation
products that inspire and shape the global dance music community and has
recently launched a new range of musical instruments for production and
live performances. Its portfolio includes brands such as TORAIZ, Pioneer
Professional Audio and Pioneer DJ Radio, as well as social platforms
KUVO and DJsounds. Pioneer DJ Corporation is a privately held company
headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. The company is led by Chairman
Yoshiaki Ide, and CEO and President Akio Moriwaki.

Website: http://www.pioneerdj.com/

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