Potent Desktop Powered Speaker System with Matching Sub
Here's an easy, great-sounding way to enjoy music on your desktop without needing to buy a lot of equipment. All you need is this one package, which includes the PSB Alpha PS1 powered speakers and the PSB SubSeries 100 powered subwoofer. Connect your computer or portable music device, and you have an instant hi-fi system of remarkable quality for compact components.
PSB Alpha PS1 Powered Speakers
The PSB Alpha PS1 takes its most popular Alpha Series concept to a new level. It has built a high performance amplifier into the left speaker to make a versatile desktop solution with enough acoustic output to rock a small-to-medium-sized room.
"The PSB Alpha PS1 powered desktop speakers are some of the cleanest, clearest-sounding speakers to have graced my desktop," notes Michael Lavorgna in his December 10, 2012 review for AudioStream.com. "There's no boom in the bass, no tipped up treble, just clean, clear, music."
"Large and Exquisitely Detailed Sound Image"
"You'll be pleasantly surprised by its output capability and solid tuneful bass response that belies the Alpha PS1's diminutive size," reports ListenUp.com. "The response off to the sides of the speaker has the same smooth response as the sound directly in front, making the Alpha PS1s acoustically 'disappear' by projecting a large and exquisitely detailed sound image…"
True-to-nature Sound Quality
The Alpha PS1 Powered Speakers are engineered for the true-to-nature sound for which PSB is known. Many small speakers employ tricks like exaggerating the treble or falsely boosting bass to overcome limitations and poor performance, but not the Alpha PS1. Using sound research and exhaustive testing at Canada's National Research Council, the PSB team designed the Alpha PS1 with extremely smooth and refined sound. You'll be pleasantly surprised by its output capability and solid tuneful bass response that belies the Alpha PS1's diminutive size.
The response off to the sides of the speaker has the same smooth response as the sound directly in front, making the Alpha PS1s acoustically 'disappear' by projecting a large and exquisitely detailed sound image—a PSB performance hallmark. This is no ordinary computer speaker!
It's a Complete Sound System
Sporting a 3.5" metalized polypropylene cone and oversized magnet structure, the Alpha PS1 boasts a 3/4" aluminium tweeter. The Alpha PS1 also includes a highly efficient 2 x 20W power amplifier.
The Alpha PS1 combines the amplifier and speaker together into a complete system solution that's designed like no other. Finding separate amplifiers and speakers with this level of performance and at this price would be impossible. Add in the small size, beautiful high gloss finish, and exceptional flexibility, and you have a speaker that is perfectly in sync with today's world.
Just plug your computer, game console, tablet or smart mobile device into the Alpha PS1 and you have a complete sound system with a high-end audio pedigree. For the ultimate in gaming excitement and dramatic home theatre effects, an optional powered subwoofer can easily be added by connecting to the convenient subwoofer output. The volume control will now adjust the Alpha PS1 speakers and the subwoofer together in perfect synchronization.
If you crave a sonic boost for your TV, computer, CD, DVD or Blu-ray player or any other device, the Alpha PS1 won't disappoint. You can even go wireless by using Apple's AirPlay ecosystem and connecting an Airport Express to the Alpha PS1.
The universal power supply works with any AC voltage making it convenient for world travelers. Its curvaceous organic form is functional as well as beautiful, allowing maximum internal volume for good bass response.
PSB SubSeries 100 Compact Powered Subwoofer
Don't be fooled by its cute looks and tiny proportions. The SubSeries 100 compact powered subwoofer from PSB may be small, but it's got plenty of might. It's ideally suited for bringing full range sound to smaller rooms and to complement smaller speakers and offers plug 'n play performance to any home theater, desktop audio, or game station audio system.
The SubSeries 100 is thoroughly engineered by PSB Speakers, one of the most highly reviewed brands of high-end speakers in the world and winner of countless awards in its 40-year history. It's solid, powerful. and articulate.
Despite its compact size, the SubSeries 100 packs a lot of muscle. A specially designed 5.25" woofer is computer optimized to get the best bass extension and dynamic range without distortion. An innovative filter pole shifting technique squeezes the maximum deep bass from the specially engineered drive unit. The enclosure is extremely rugged and resonance free, assuring that only the desired bass frequencies are radiated into the room for clean articulate bass response.
The efficient and cool running 50-watt (continuous) Class D amplifier is capable of 100-watt dynamic peak power. And by carefully matching the amplifier to the driver, a synergy is achieved that boosts the level of performance far beyond what could be achieved otherwise.
The SubSeries 100 is a fully featured product, giving nothing away to its acclaimed big brothers in the PSB subwoofer family. Along with adjustable volume, there are controls for setting the crossover frequency and inverting the phase to facilitate a perfect and seamless integration with full range or satellite speakers. There are even special markings that indicate the optimal settings when used with the PSB Alpha PS1 powered speaker, a combination that creates an incredible micro-sized full range system.
Flexing Its Muscles
The SubSeries 100 is at home in a variety of audio applications thanks. Whether used with PSB's small powered Alpha PS1 powered speaker or partnered with the PSB Imagine W3 on-wall sound bar in a home theater system, the SubSeries 100 adds powerful and articulate bass, creating a solid foundation for movies or musical enjoyment.
Need more bass power, but still don't have space for a big subwoofer? Add a second SubSeries 100 to double the power. Using two smaller subwoofers is often better than one large subwoofer, since this configuration offers smoother, more even response in most rooms. Line level inputs accept both stereo preamp outputs and the mono LFE channel input from an AV receiver.
The PSB SubSeries 100 compact power subwoofer brings so much to so little a subwoofer. It's an all-new smaller dimension to high performance audio!
PSB Alpha PS1 Powered Speakers
PSB Alpha PS1 Powered Speakers
"The PSB Alpha PS1 powered desktop speakers are some of the cleanest, clearest-sounding speakers to have graced my desktop. Even using my iMac's 3.5mm analog output, the music taking up residence on and around my desk is remarkably free from any sort of sound other than the music itself. There's no boom in the bass, no tipped up treble, just clean, clear, music."
- Michael Lavorgna, AudioStream.com, December 10, 2012
"Many small speakers employ tricks like exaggerating the treble or falsely boosting bass to overcome limitations and poor performance, but not so with the Alpha PS1".
"You'll be pleasantly surprised by its output capability and solid tuneful bass response that belies the Alpha PS1's diminutive size. The response off to the sides of the speaker has the same smooth response as the sound directly in front, making the Alpha PS1s acoustically 'disappear' by projecting a large and exquisitely detailed sound image – a PSB performance hallmark."
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