Save on an Xceptional X1T Speaker System
Here's your chance to put together an amazing PSB multi-channel system for movies and music. Our money-saving package consists of two PSB Imagine X1T towers for front-channel duties, one PSB Imagine XC center channel speaker, two PSB Imagine XB bookshelf speakers as surround speakers, one PSB SubSeries 200 subwoofer, and FREE ($140-value) 100-ft of Kimber KWIK-16 speaker cable.
PSB Imagine X1T Floorstanding Speaker
With its deceptively slim and discreet floorstanding design, the PSB Imagine X1T has wide bandwidth and high SPL output capabilities that defy its modest size. This dual-woofer transitional two-and-a-half way design features identical 5.25" woofers that work in tandem at the lowest frequencies, but cross over at different frequencies to integrate better with room acoustics and give the optimum dispersion and power response. Like all Imagine Series woofers, the cone materials have been carefully engineered for optimal control, allowing for a simpler more cost effective crossover design.
Combined with the Imagine 1" titanium dome tweeter, the Imagine X1T delivers refined sound with tonal, spatial and dynamic accuracy.
Pure Titanium Tweeter Dome
The 1" dome tweeter combines a high stiffness-to-mass ratio for ultra-fast transients and extended response without break-up until way beyond audibility. The high-temperature voice coil with ferrofluid cooling allows for high SPLs without compression, and the rare-earth neodymium motor magnet gives high sensitivity and accurate response at the lower end of its response range. A carefully engineered phase plug (the little plate in front of the dome) extends high frequency response and helps control the inevitable high frequency break-up mode while protecting the delicate dome from prying fingers.
The Imagine X Series
True-to-nature sound is the design goal of all PSB speakers, and the Imagine X Series brings a new level of realism to these affordable new speakers. Imagine X applies the latest speaker materials and technology to PSB’s most popular speaker models. PSB’s designers focused on simplicity – distilling sound to its purest essence – in order to bring listeners the experience that they really love.
Acoustic Research Makes the Difference
Through many years of research at the National Research Council Canada (NRC), home to one of the world’s most advanced acoustical laboratories, the design team at PSB Speakers has learned not only what people love to hear, but also how they hear it in a room. Critical to the Imagine X design is this research into human perception of sound using double-blind listening tests.
Double-blind testing removes any listener bias to provide the most accurate test results. It allows PSB to understand what is most important to listeners and allows the company to create the ideal blend of performance and price for every application.
"PSB was the first company to use the NRC for loudspeaker development in 1974, and we remain the most active user of the facility today," notes Paul Barton, PSB Founder and Chief Designer. "Our experience with the NRC – how we interpret the data and implement it into the design of our Imagine X speakers – sets us apart from other speaker manufacturers. It has allowed us to focus on our primary goal, which is delivering real sound for real people."
According to Barton, "By conducting carefully controlled blind speaker tests, then measuring all the speakers to see what sonic characteristics appealed to the listeners in the tests, we were able to figure out what matters and what doesn't."
Unmistakable True-to-Nature Sound
There are four models in the PSB X Series, but only one objective: to reproduce the most accurate sound available for the money. Imagine X models are all carefully matched in timbre, giving you flexibility to combine any of the models to work together in many different rooms and system setups.
PSB Imagine XB Bookshelf Speaker
Full-frequency response and compact size makes the PSB Imagine XB bookshelf speaker a stellar choice for surround sound duties.
The PSB Imagine XB is an attractively compact two-way speaker system featuring an advanced 5-1/4" woofer and a 1" titanium tweeter. The Imagine XB shares the injection-molded, clay/ceramic-filled polypropylene designs of the Imagine X towers, and includes dual magnets and rubber surrounds. The critically tuned cabinet employs a rear-facing port for high sensitivity and extended bass response.
The Imagine XB is ideal for smaller rooms or in concert with a powered subwoofer for a compact full range system. The perfect timbre match with the PSB X1T and X2T towers also make the XB a great choice for surround channels in home theater installations.
PSB Imagine XC Center Channel Speaker
The PSB Imagine XC center channel speaker is a two-way system in a dual-woofer horizontal format with a pair of 5-1/4" woofers and 1" titanium tweeter. PSB engineered the Imagine XC to maximize performance in multichannel systems. Its clean lines and slim cabinet design will suit today’s ultra flat TVs. It matches the timbre of the other Imagine X models for ultimate flexibility when setting up a home theater system.
The Imagine XC shares the injection-molded, clay/ceramic-filled polypropylene designs of the Imagine X towers and XB bookshelf speakers. It includes dual magnets and rubber surrounds. The critically tuned cabinet employs a rear-facing port for high sensitivity and extended bass response.
PSB SubSeries 200 Powered Subwoofer
PSB's SubSeries 200 is an energy efficient subwoofer powered by a custom-designed NAD amplifier in a small-scale design. In addition to PSB's 'smart bass' limiting circuitry, the SubSeries 200 offers extensive musicality and high-powered bass impact.
The deceivingly compact design and trim cabinet provide equivalent SubSeries power in a small, highly developed package. The 'green' and powerful NAD 'Class D' discrete MOSFET amplifier uses less energy to produce more power reducing standby power to an industry low. Capable of 200 watts of continuous power and dynamic peaks of 560 watts, this is one potent sub!
The SubSeries 200 is a bass reflex design with 2-5/8" down-firing port. The 10" woven fiberglass cone driver has a rubber surround, 1.5" voice coil, and 35 oz. magnet. It has a variable 50 - 150 Hz crossover and a low pass filter.
All speakers play an important role in your home theater system but the performance of your subwoofer can greatly affect the overall performance of your system. Think of a subwoofer as a vital component to your system, adding excitement to your music or theater experience and understanding that not all subwoofers are created equal.
PSB places a particular emphasis on the overall musicality of its subwoofers. Distinct attention is given to their ability to seamlessly match the company's high quality speakers under the most demanding music and film score passages. Equally important is the subwoofer's ability to sustain powerful lower frequencies for extended periods of time.
Front panel controls include Volume and Crossover controls and a phase switch. There is also a LED power indicator. The rear panel has LFE Output and LFE Input, Left/Right Low Level Input from Preamp, Left/Right Low Level Output to Amp, Left/Right High Level Input from Receiver, IEC Power receptacle, ad an On/Off Power Switch.
Kimber Kable KWIK-16 Speaker Cable
Dual-gauge configuration KWIK-16 from Kimber Kable boasts a large-gauge conductor and a small-gauge conductor for each channel, for four spiraled conductors in all.
This unique 16-awg strand design, along with Kimber Kable's special-recipe dielectric, adds up to one of the best sounding bulk cables for home theater and distributed sound you're ever likely to hear. The slippery PVC outer jacket pulls easily through walls.
PSB Imagine X1T Floorstanding Speaker