Bookshelf Speakers

PSB Imagine B Bookshelf Speakers

 

Introduction

Speakers PSB Imagine B Bookshelf ratings

The Imagine speakers are PSB's newest speaker line. There are four models in this line – The Imagine T towers, the Imagine B bookshelf speakers, the Imagine C center speaker and the Imagine S surround speakers. I opted to review the Imagine B's for the mains versus the much more common towers for two reasons – first, this is the inaugural Secrets system review and the point is to review affordable system and the bookshelf speakers are somewhat less expensive than the towers and secondly, my system works better with bookshelf speakers. I have a Pioneer Kuro display and a front projector with a screen that lowers down in front of the Pioneer display. The main front speakers typically sit below the big screen on a set of custom Sound Anchor stands. I can accommodate tower speakers in my room, but the right channel speaker tends to block a doorway a little bit.

All the speakers share elegant and curvaceous cabinets that feature 7-layer laminated construction. The samples I received for review were finished in a dark cherry real wood veneer. The look was pure class. The only issue I had was that the grilles are black and the way the speakers were designed, that's the most visible part of the speakers. It's a shame you can't see the finish on these speakers more readily.

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Specifications:

    • Model: PSB Imagine B (Main Channels)
    • Design: 2-Way, 2-Driver Bass Reflex (Ported)
    • Tweeter - 1" Ferrofluid-Cooled Titanium Dome
    • Woofer - 5-1/4" Clay/Ceramic filled Polypropylene Cone, Rubber Surround
    • MFR: 52 Hz -23 kHZ +/- 3 dB
    • Sensitivity: 87 db
    • Power Handling: 150 watts
    • Nominal Impedance: 4 Ω
    • Crossover: 1,800 Hz; LR4
    • Dimensions: 7-1/2" (W) x 13" (H) x 12" (D)
    • Weight: 17.2 lbs (net, each)
    • MSRP: $999.99/pair
    • MFR URL: http://www.psbspeakers.com/
    • Model: PSB Imagine C (Center)
    • Design: 2-Way, 3-Driver Bass Reflex (Ported)
    • Tweeter - 1" Ferrofluid-Cooled Titanium Dome
    • Woofer - 2 x 5-1/4" Clay/Ceramic filled Polypropylene Cone, Rubber Surround
    • MFR: 47 Hz -23 kHZ +/- 3 dB
    • Sensitivity: 87 db
    • Power Handling: 150 watts
    • Nominal Impedance: 4 Ω
    • Crossover: 1,800 Hz; LR4
    • Dimensions: 20-1/2" (W) x 7-1/2" (H) x 13-5/8" (D)
    • Weight: 30.5 lbs (net)
    • MSRP: $799.99/each
    • MFR URL: http://www.psbspeakers.com/

  • Model: PSB Imagine S (Surrounds)
  • Design: 2-Way, 4-Driver Acoustic Suspension (Sealed)
  • Tweeter – 2 x 1" Ferrofluid-Cooled Titanium Dome
  • Woofer – 2 x 5-1/4" Clay/Ceramic filled Polypropylene Cone, Rubber Surround
  • MFR: 65 Hz -23 kHZ +/- 3 dB
  • Sensitivity: 87 db
  • Power Handling: 150 watts
  • Nominal Impedance: 4 Ω
  • Crossover: 2,000 Hz; B3
  • Dimensions: 10-3/4" (W) x 12-5/8" (H) x 6-7/8" (D)
  • Weight: 16.3 lbs (net, each)
  • MSRP: $1,199.99/pair
  • MFR URL: http://www.psbspeakers.com/

Click here to read the full review and rating criteria for the PSB Imagine B Bookshelf Speakers (Main Channels), PSB Imagine C (Center) and PSB Imagine S (Surrounds)