Pioneer Awarded DJ Manufacturer of the Year

Pioneer Honored in Five Categories at the 27th Annual International Dance Music Awards

The Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. Professional Sound and Visual Division (Pioneer DJ) won five awards at the 2012 Winter Music Conference (WMC) held on March 22, including the prestigious Manufacturer of the Year and Best New Product award for its new DDJ-T1 DJ controller. Pioneer DJ was honored for three other award categories including Best Headphone (HDJ-2000), Best CD player (CDJ-2000) and Best Mixer (DJM-900nexus). These awards highlight Pioneer’s technological contributions to the industry and commitment to bringing the very best product offerings and experiences to the DJ community.

Celebrating its 27th consecutive year, the WMC’s week-long gathering in Miami, Fla. is considered as one of the most popular music gatherings in the world, attracting thousands of DJs, producers and music industry professionals from over 70 countries. More than 100,000 attendees take part in the annual music event that incorporates over 400 mini events, seminars, workshops, parties and over 1,400 artists and DJ performances. The International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) put on by WMC is the only longstanding awards event dedicated to the electronic and dance music industry. The awards highlight innovative artists, products and technologies from the previous year.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by our peers in the DJ and music industry,” said David Arevalo, senior marketing manager, Professional Sound and Visual Division for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “We want to continue to bring the most innovative and technologically advanced products to market so DJs around the world, from aspiring DJs to professionals and everyone in between, can perform to their utmost potential.”

Pioneer won the following coveted IDMA industry awards:
27th Annual International Dance Music Awards (IDMA)
– More than two million votes were cast from music enthusiasts to recognize the most innovative and elite artists, DJs, producers, equipment, manufacturers and labels in the business in 57 award categories.

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Pioneer offers a complete line of professional DJ Equipment through its Professional Sound & Visual Division. Its DJM series of mixers has become an industry standard at clubs, studios, mobile rigs and homes around the world, known for its high quality sound and reliability. For more information, visit

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., and its U.S. Web address is Its parent company, Pioneer Corporation, established in Tokyo in 1938, is a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio, video and computer equipment for the home, car and business markets.

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