Pioneer HPM 60 loudspeakers. Classic Vintage. Fully revitalized.
In 1937 Nozomu Matsumoto created the first magnetoelectric speaker in Japan, and a year later, in Tokyo, he registered the company under the name Fukuin Shokai Denki Seisakusho. In 1961, the company’s name was changed to Pioneer Electronic Corporation. However, the breakthrough came in 1962, when the company entered the Tokyo Stock Exchange and created the world’s first stereo system with speakers in separate housings. Four years later, Pioneer opened branches in the USA and in Europe. In 1978, the company created one of the best-known and most powerful receivers in its history SX-1980. Pioneer can also be proud of great successes in the world of auto-moto, as it introduced in 1975 the world’s first automotive stereo subassembly, then in 1984 a CD player and GPS navigation in 1990. The company also played a major role in the development of DVDs, plasma TVs and technologies Organic LED display (OLED). The company is currently part of Pioneer & Onkyo Corporation.
HPM is an iconic series designed by Bart Locanthi (once vice president of engineering at JBL) right after his moving to Pioneer. That is why, it was seen as an attempt to improve the classic JBL L100. The name of the series comes from the high polymer material technology used in high power ribbon tweeters.
The HPM-60 is a four-way design with bass reflex based on a large, over 24 cm woofer and the already mentioned ribbon tweeter. Thanks to its construction, this model is characterized by powerful and dynamic sound and very pleasant soft treble.
The enclosures have been completely revitalized. American cherry wood adds incredible charm to the speakers. High quality finishing screws. The wood finish is Chinese oil produced from natural oils. The wood is extremely nice to the touch.
The set is 100% functional, the loudspeakers are in perfect condition.
– 4-way system, bass-reflex – 7cm
– power: 60W
– impedance 8Ohm
– frequency response: 35 – 25 000Hz
– dimensions – 61cm (height) x 35cm (width) x 29,5cm (depth)
– weight – approx. 17,5 kg (pcs)
– woofer – 25 cm
– midrange speaker – 10 cm
– tweeter – 4,5 cm
– super tweeter – 4 cm
– sensitivity 92,5dB
– crossover frequency – 1200, 4000, 12000Hz
– Japanese production from 1976-79