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"Mid-Priced Loudspeaker of the Year" 2012 - The Absolute Sound Magazine
"An Outstanding Loudspeaker"
PSB's class-leading Imagine T floorstanding speaker suddenly has a bigger and better brother. The Imagine T2 is a high performance, transitional five-way tower speaker equipped with Triple Port Bass Reflex and subdivided discrete chambers.
With its exceptional tonal accuracy and an elegant design, the Imagine T 2 offers a sound experience that rivals loudspeakers costing two to three times more. Adding a third 5.25" polypropylene woofer, a dedicated 4" polypropylene midrange driver, and a 1" titanium dome tweeter with ferrofluid creates an experience that is literally music to your ears. Listen to smooth and detailed soundscapes as they slowly dance out of beautifully curved, hand-crafted cabinets to fill your listening room.
The Imagine T2 won a Product of the Year Award for 2012 from The Absolute Sound magazine, which reports that it "produces a sound that many larger and more expensive products fail to achieve
The PSB T2 is a great speaker, a stone-cold bargain, and our 2012 Mid-Priced Loudspeaker of the Year."
"All told, the T2 is an outstanding loudspeaker that delivers a sophisticated, distinctive sound that qualifies it as truly high-end, but without a super-high-end price tag," notes Doug Schneider in his SoundStage! review for May 1, 2012. "Consumers today are reaping the benefits of Paul Barton's 40 years in the speaker-design game; his Imagine T2 is further proof that experience counts"
"Even without the aid of the SubSeries 300, the Imagine T2s' two-channel musical performance was absolutely stellar," reports Darryl Wilkinson in his November 2012 review for Home Theater magazine. "They had that wonderful character of having almost no character sonically, there's nothing that draws specific attention to the speaker."
The PSB Imagine Series
The PSB Imagine models challenge expectations of just how an affordable high-end loudspeaker can look, and of the quality standards to which they can be crafted.
With the Imagine series, PSB has taken the hard-won knowledge and technical accomplishments it achieved in the rigorous and costly three-year development process of flagship PSB Synchrony line to create four models of refreshingly affordable speakers that reach remarkable heights of performance.
All New, Purpose-Driven Drivers
An all-new family of purpose-designed drivers results in clear midrange presence, uncluttered bass, extended smooth highs, and high power handling. All Imagine models share a common driver family, with an all-new, very high-output 5.25" woofer, and an impressively wide-band and ultra-accurate, titanium-dome 1" tweeter inspired by the amazing performance of the Synchrony high-frequency unit.
Ceramic-filled Polypropylene Woofers
The PSB Imagine woofers incorporate injection-molded diaphragms of a proprietary, ceramic-filled polypropylene that delivers a unique union of stiffness, inherent internal damping, and amazingly low mass. A highly efficient motor system's unique compound magnet structure in essence 'forces' the driver into delivering higher sensitivity at declining frequencies, effectively extending response at no penalty in size or system efficiency.
The woofer's molded-polycarbonate basket contributes ideal stiffness and aerodynamics as well as complete magnetic indifference, while its bullet-shaped aluminum phase-plug (a frank borrowing from the Synchrony design portfolio) enhances linearity at higher frequencies and measurably lowers distortion.
Highly Linear, Remarkably Efficient Tweeter
The Imagine tweeter, also common to all models, exploits an advanced, highly linear, and remarkably efficient neodymium-magnet design (again, Synchrony-derived). It helps to extend output at both frequency extremes for effortless, airy top octaves and smooth, uncolored response through the critical crossover region coupled with high power handling.
'Cathedral' matched wood veneers and timbre-matched designs ensure the best in looks and sonics. Imagine includes a new method of cabinet construction combining the precision of computer-controlled machining with the irreplaceable touch of hand craftsmanship.
Compound-curved on every vertical face and heavily braced internally, each Imagine enclosure is impressively solid and acoustically inert. Their precisely radiused, unbroken baffles - a full 1.5" thick - and flush, fastener-less driver mounts promote singularly smooth, ripple-free high-frequency response and carefully calculated horizontal dispersion.
Like nearly every PSB Speaker design, the Imagine networks employ fourth-order acoustic Linkwitz-Reilly crossover topology. It combines discrete drivers into cohesive acoustic entities with minimal impact in either amplitude domain (frequency-response) or that of time (phase-response).
Select Components and Careful Layout
Select components and careful layout maximize signal transfer and keep static and dynamic distortions well below meaningful limits. Heavy, all-metal multiway binding posts on all Imagine models accept bare wire (up to 10-gauge), lugs, banana plugs, open and closed spades, and enable bi-wiring or bi-amplifying.
The Imagine T 2 has a recommended power of 20-300 watts, frequency response of 3423,000 Hz, 90 dB sensitivity, and measures 8-3⁄8" wide, 40-5/8" high, and 13-5⁄8" deep.