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The Main, Center, Surround, Do-It-All Speaker
The Alpha CLR1 is a stellar performer for small room home theater systems, not to mention limited budgets, thanks to its compact size and remarkable sound characteristics. Despite its "center" designation, the CLR1 is well suited for center, left, or front-channel duties. It makes a great hi-fi speaker, too. The Alpha CLR1 does it all!
The D'Appolito speaker array employs a single .75-inch ferrofluid-cooled, aluminum dome tweeter flanked by a pair of 3.25-inch mid-woofers to create a wide soundstage with increased on and off axis performance.
Designed to be wall-mounted or placed into an entertainment/media center, the CLR1 is perfect for rooms with various seating positions or out-of-the-ordinary architecture. Matched with a PSB compact subwoofers, the CLR1 is an extraordinary loudspeaker.
"Highly Recommended" by Home Theater Magazine
"The redesign of these Alphas is a total success," reports Mark Fleischmann in his February 2007 review of a PSB Alpha home theater system for Home Theater magazine. "Here, then, is a great set of affordable speakers with a fine pedigree, designed by someone with a good ear…. Highly recommended."
"PSB's entry-level Alpha Studio Theater System is a winning compromise between relatively small size and exceptional sound quality at an affordable price," observes Steve Guttenberg in his June 2006 review for CNET.com.
Hand-built Drivers and Crossover
The Alpha CLR1 begins with a solid modular bass-reflex cabinet and loads it with PSB's newly designed, hand-built drivers and crossover network. The dual 3.5-inch injection molded metalized polypropylene cone woofer with damped rubber surround woofer paired with a single .75-inch ferrofluid-cooled tweeter deliver crisp, clear dialog, realistic effects, and full-range musical reproduction.
A keyhole slot lets you wall-mount these beauties, and a 1/4-20 threaded brass insert is also included for ultra-rigid mounting.
Designed 'From the Ground Up'
The design team at PSB worked tirelessly to build a speaker line from the ground up using technologies found in our higher-end offerings. The end result is an affordable speaker with a modern, yet simple look that has already received accolades from professional reviewers. From newly designed drivers to solid modular cabinets, the Alpha series is a tangible illustration of PSB's commitment to excellence and value.
The CLR1 has a 90-21,000 Hz frequency response, 99 dB sensitivity, 15-80 watt power rating, and measures 9-3/4" wide, 4-1/4" high, and 6-1/4" deep.