The T3 is a five-way floor-standing speaker with three 7-inch woofers in a five-way transitional array. This allows the speaker to reach all of the high and low frequencies, as well as everything in between. Because it has multiple woofers, it boasts a more efficient transfer of energy into the air. It also has a 5.25-inch midrange driver isolated in its own sealed chamber, ready to handle the midrange. Other features include a 1-inch titanium dome tweeter, as well as smaller cones with large motors, tuned chambers for each woofer, and a one-piece aluminum plinth with adjustable spikes for use on the carpet.
Designed to complement the T3, the C3 is a three-way designed center channel. It has two of the 7-inch woofers and the same tweeter as the Imagine T3. However, the specially developed midrange driver is unique to the Imagine C3 and is what handles the dialogue. Also worth noting is that the enclosure is rear-ported, with a tuning plug to adjust bass output for different placement options.
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Each of the new Imagine speakers has new drivers designed to reduce distortion and respond more faithfully to musical transients. That is achieved by using a copper cap over the pole piece of the motor structure and having a symmetrical drive design.
“For some speaker designers, when they design a flagship model, they do it with little to no regard to cost. In the end, they may produce a good speaker but it can wind up being unaffordable for most and perhaps even a questionable value.” explained Paul Barton, PSB’s founder. “To achieve ultra-high performance and value together, there are no fancy gimmicks or short cuts. These are speakers that eschew any fads in favor of timeless design. The PSB way is to build upon our decades of painstaking research and continually refine our designs until they represent the culmination of our design expertise and traditional virtues. The Imagine T3 and C3 are speakers designed to give the listener complete enjoyment and satisfaction for years to come.”
PSB Speakers will start selling the T3 and the C3 in late November. Available in both black and cherry finishes, the speakers are being sold individually for $3,749 and $1,999, respectively.