September 04, 2008
| by Rachel Cericola
While some people may imagine a great speaker setup, PSB did more than dream—they made Imagine a reality.
The Imagine speaker line includes the T three-driver tower ($2,000 per pair), the B two-way bookshelf unit ($1,000 per pair), the C center channel ($800), and the S tri-mode surround-channel speaker ($1,200 per pair). All four boast a high-output 5.25-inch woofer and a titanium-dome 1-inch tweeter. The baffles are 1.5 thick with tops and bottoms constructed with 7 layers of 3mm MDF laminated together with strategically placed internally braces.
“The Imagine lineup is the latest example of what PSB does best,” says Paul Barton, company founder and chief designer. “That is, to make top-of-the-heap sonics and quality accessible to the widest possible range of potential owners.”
Heavy, all-metal multiway binding posts on all Imagine models accept bare wire (up to 10-gauge), lugs, banana plugs, and open and closed spades, and enable bi-wiring or bi-amplifying. The dual-ported Imagine T tower and Imagine C center channel are each supplied with one port-cover per speaker, enabling a modest degree of system tuning to accommodate individual room acoustics, speaker setup or listener preference.
Each model comes in a choice of black-ash or dark-cherry furniture-grade veneers. The Imagine series is available now.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.