Pioneer Introduces STEEZ for Dance Community (Part 1)

Of course Les Twins would be the ones to help promote the new brand Pioneer has launched for dancers called, “STEEZ!” Better yet, there are other dancers around the globe promoting the new boomboxes and headphones from Steez! Well get set for the release of Steez to the USA! STEEZ has made its way around the globe and is now dropping in North America very soon! World of Dance San Diego essentially became the launch event for STEEZ in the US with a STEEZ Battle Stage, STEEZ shirts and glowbands, and two “testing and review” stations with the boomboxes and headphones.

       New Brand Offers Products Designed for the Dance Community

LONG  BEACH,  Calif.  – (October 19, 2011) – Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.
embraces  the  art  of  dance  with  the  launch  of STEEZ™, a new brand of
portable  entertainment  products designed for the youthful, passionate and
culturally  diverse  dance  community.    A  first  in  the industry, STEEZ
addresses  all  dance  levels  and  styles offering products with exclusive
features  that help dancers practice and perfect their techniques.  Offered
in  three  models,  the STZ-D10S-L “Solo,” STZ-D10T-G “Duo,” and STZ-D10Z-R
“Crew,”  STEEZ  portable  music  systems  incorporate mobility, durability,
style and unique dance tools that make them a “must-have” for any dancer.

“In the ‘90s, Pioneer entered the professional DJ market and quickly became
the  industry  leader  with  award winning Pro-DJ gear,” said Chris Walker,
director  AV  marketing  and  product  planning  for the home entertainment
division  of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.  “In this same fashion, Pioneer
is now expanding into the exponentially growing dance community with STEEZ.
Our  lineup of portable music systems gives any type of dancer a variety of
ways  to  play  back,  control and change various aspects of their music to
make practicing and competitive dance easier and more fun.”

Dance to the Beat
Each  STEEZ  music  system, when used with a free PC software application1,
incorporates  features  that  make  it possible for dancers to change music
tempo,  set  choreographed  cue  points,  battle with friends, create smart
playlists and more, all seamlessly on-the-fly via the STEEZ unit.

 ** Tempo  Control  –  All three music systems let users change the tempo of
  the music without changing the pitch.  Song tracks can play at slower or
  faster  speeds,  enabling  dancers  to follow along with the pace of the
  music without distorting the song’s characteristics.
 ** 8-Beat  Skip  –  Users  can skip forward and back by eight counts with a
  push of a button.
  **Dance  Cue – Eliminating the need to find a particular point in a track,
  users  can  set cue points to make playback begin at a desired spot in a
  piece of music extremely fast and easy.
  **Auto  DJ  Mode – Each player offers non-stop music mix playback based on
  the  genre.   An  entire  music library is automatically categorized and
  grouped creating a mix based on the style of dance picked by the user.
 ** Dance Boost – The Dance Boost feature emphasizes specific instruments in
  a  track  such  as  the  hi-hat  and  bass  drum  to make the beats more
  pronounced  and  easier to hear.  This is ideal for training or teaching
  when used at low volume levels or in noisy (outdoor) environments.
 ** Remote  Control  – Each player also comes with an ultra-thin credit card
  sized wireless remote that eliminates the need for users to run back and
  forth to the player.

STEEZ  music  systems also boast a cool Auto Battle Mode that enables users
to  automatically create a battle sequence, complete with a countdown timer
on  the  player’s  LCD  screen and voice and tone prompts to signal when 10
seconds of music is left before switching to the next user.  

Three STEEZ Models and Styles

Available in light blue, Solo is ultra-compact and lightweight designed for
the individual/beginner dancer at home or other indoor environments.
MP3, WMA, AAC, LPCM support
4GB internal memory
2.4” LED QVGA screen
Dock for iPod & iPhone
Full range drivers (40mm x 2)
5 Watt power output
6-AA batteries or AC adapter

The STZ-D10S-L is available in November for a suggested price of $299.

STZ-D10T-G “Duo”
Offered in stylish neon green, Duo is the rugged, go-anywhere model.  It’s
designed for the intermediate dancer and small dance groups.  And, its
water resistant design allows for both indoor and outdoor use.  The unit
Sealed iPod & iPhone Enclosure
MP3, WMA, AAC, LPCM support
4GB internal memory
2.4” LED QVGA screen
Full range drivers (40mm x 2)
5 Watt power output
6-AA batteries or AC adapter

The STZ-D10T-G is available in November for a suggested price of $349.

STZ-D10Z-R “Crew”
The  largest  of the three models, Crew is designed for providing big sound
in  large  or  outdoor  environments.    Offered  in  flashy  red, the unit
provides  more output and bigger bass performance, perfect for dance crews,
instructors and choreographers.  The unit features:
Large 3.5” LED QVGA screen
Tweeters (25mm x 2)
Woofers (75mm x 2)
Dedicated subwoofers (135mm x 2)
40 Watts total power output
Sealed iPod & iPhone Enclosure
MP3, WMA, AAC, LPCM support
4GB internal memory
10-D batteries or AC Adapter

The STZ-D10Z-R is available in November for a suggested price of $499

It all began with a passion for music that Pioneer founder Nozomu Matsumoto
hoped  to  share with the world.  He started Pioneer in 1938 as a specialty
speaker  company,  building  products  out of his garage.  Today, Pioneer’s
Home  Entertainment  and  Business  Solutions  Group  continues Matsumoto’s
enthusiasm,  developing award-winning audio and video home theater products
including  A/V  receivers,  Blu-ray  Disc™  and  DVD players, and speakers.
Long-standing  partnerships  and collaborations with the creative community
have  provided Pioneer unique insight in its quest to capture the purity of
a  movie  or  musical artist’s original vision into its broad range of home
entertainment  products.  The company’s brands include Pioneer® and Elite®.


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