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The Superior Satellite-Style Speaker
Although the Alpha LR1 is the smallest speaker from PSB, it still easily delivers unwavering performance. As "sub/satellite" speaker packages evolved as a popular choice for home theaters, PSB engineers worked to create an economic and effective solution. The result is a superior satellite that makes for scintillating cinematic surround experiences as well as serving up superb stereo sound.
The Alpha LR1 can be wall-mounted, placed on stands or fit into most entertainment centers to deliver maximum performance while still remaining aesthetically pleasing. The true 2-way design employs a single 3.5-inch mid-woofer paired with a single .75-inch ferrofluid-cooled tweeter. The result is an extremely tight sound with excellent imaging characteristics.
"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 LR1 begins with a solid modular bass-reflex cabinet and loads it with PSB's newly designed, hand-built drivers and crossover network. The 3.5-inch injection molded metalized polypropylene cone woofer with damped rubber surround woofer paired with a single .75-inch ferrofluid-cooled tweeter deliver 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 LR1 has a 100-21,000 Hz frequency response, 85 dB sensitivity, 15-80 watt power rating, and measures 4-1/4" wide, 6-3/4" high, and 6-1/4" deep.