Pickering, Ontario May 26, 2014 -– PSB Speakers, long renowned for affordable excellence in loudspeaker design, introduces four new models to their Imagine Series that resets the price-to-performance ratio. Imagine X is comprised of four models that follow a time-honored tradition of producing high performance, high-value loudspeakers that PSB has established for more than four decades. For years, critics and music lovers alike have hailed PSB’s Imagine speakers for their clear midrange presence, uncluttered bass, smooth extended highs and true-to-nature sound.
Joining the current products within PSB’s Imagine line-up, the new Imagine X models consist of two tower speakers (the Imagine X2T at $649 each and the Imagine X1T at $449 each MSRP), one set of monitors (the Imagine XB at $499 per pair) and one center channel (the Imagine XC at $399 each). Available now, all four models feature a slim design and are offered exclusively in simulated Black Ash finish. Imagine X models are carefully matched in timbre, providing the system designer or end-user flexibility to combine any of the models to work seamlessly together in a variety of applications, venues or system setups.
Coaxing this high level of performance in high-value price points is an engineering feat. However 40 years of experience along with a deep working knowledge of acoustics gives PSB Speakers a clear advantage. The Imagine X range clearly benefits from trickle-down technology from PSB’s award-winning flagship models. Like all PSB Speakers, final voicing is performed by Founder and Chief Designer, Paul Barton, at Canada’s famed National Research Council. PSB’s research has discovered how listener preferences can be integrated into a wide range of speaker designs for many different applications, yet all featuring consistent sound quality that is natural and lifelike.
Imagine X2T ($649 ea. MSRP) This slim, floor-standing tower borrows many design innovations from the multiple award-winning Imagine T2, yet also showcases many of its own advancements. The Imagine X2T is a three-way, dual-chamber, dual front-ported design with a one-inch titanium dome tweeter, two 6.5-inch woofers, and an innovative discrete 5.25-inch self-contained midrange driver, a unique development within the entire Imagine Series. Designed specifically for the Imagine X2T, the injection-molded poly-filled carbon fiber midrange driver features a novel shape and filleted surround to optimize the reproduction of voices. Each woofer, refined for stiffness and performance, sits in its own individual chamber to achieve incredible control and spatial, dynamic sound quality. Dividing and individually porting the chamber eliminates standing waves inside the X2T’s tall, slim speaker cabinet. The placement of the woofers in multiple positions also reduces the first reflection phenomenon, minimizing the negative effects of the primary ‘floor bounce’ reflections, resulting in a much more accurate and tuneful bass performance.
Imagine X1T ($449 ea.) As a deceptively slim and discreet floor-standing design, the Imagine X1T has wide bandwidth and high SPL output capabilities that defy its size. This dual-woofer transitional two-and-a-half way design features identical 5.25-inch woofers and one-inch titanium dome tweeter that delivers refined sound with tonal, spatial and dynamic accuracy. Like all Imagine Series woofers, the X1T’s cone materials have been specially developed for optimal control, allowing for a simpler more cost effective crossover design.
Imagine XB ($499 pr) An attractive, compact design with a single 5.25-inch woofer and one-inch titanium tweeter can be easily placed in most spaces. It is ideal for multi-channel, 2.1 subwoofer/satellite systems, or main-channel use in smaller rooms.
The Imagine XB shares the injection-molded, clay/ceramic-filled polypropylene designs of the Imagine X towers and includes dual magnets, rubber surrounds and a rear-facing port.
Imagine XC ($399 each) A two-way system in a dual-woofer horizontal format with a pair of 5.25-inch woofers and one-inch titanium dome tweeter, this center channel is engineered to maximize performance in multichannel systems. Its clean lines complement today’s ultra flat TVs while its compact footprint allows it to be nestled below.
True-to-nature sound is the intrinsic characteristic of PSB Speakers’ Imagine X Series. In engineering Imagine X, PSB designers focused on simplicity—distilling sound to its purest essence - in order to bring listeners the experience that they truly enjoy.
“With the Imagine X, our mandate was simple - to produce the best performing speakers with the most value in the market for real people who want real sound.,” stated Paul Barton who founded PSB more than forty years ago. “To achieve performance and value together, one must begin with performance. In the Imagine X speakers, the objective is never less than doing music justice: These are speakers that eschew any fads in favor of timeless design. Imagine X represents the culmination of PSB design expertise and the refinement of our traditional virtues. These are speakers designed to give the listener complete enjoyment and satisfaction for years to come.”
Key Features of PSB Imagine X:
- Custom-designed drivers for each model utilizing technology from PSB flagships
- Tweeters are Titanium dome with Ferrofluid and Neodymium magnet structure
- Woofers are Clay/Ceramic reinforced injection molded polypropylene cones
- All models feature gold-plated, five-way, binding posts; X2T, X1T, XB models are bi-wireable/biampable
- Designed sonically to integrate with other Imagine Series speakers
- Slim profile, compact footprint is stylish and designed to work most everywhere
- Final voicing performed by Paul Barton at Canada’s famed NRC
- Offered exclusively in simulated Black Ash finish
Founded in 1972, by renowned speaker designer Paul Barton, PSB is a leading global speaker brand, now celebrating more than 40 years. Currently sold in more than thirty countries around the world, for music or movie listening, the company has the standard for high-performance, high-value speakers. PSB products are distributed in the U.S. by Lenbrook America.