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2.5-Way Speaker Design: The PSB Imagine X1T floor-standing speaker
employs a two-and-a-half speaker design with a single 1" tweeter and two 5.25"
woofers. This dual-woofer transitional
two-and-a-half way design features identical 5.25" woofers that work in tandem
at the lowest frequencies but crossover at different frequencies to integrate
better with room acoustics and give the optimum dispersion and power response.
Like all Imagine woofers, the cone materials have been carefully engineered for
optimal control, allowing for a simpler, more cost effective crossover design.
With the Imagine 1" pure titanium dome tweeter, the Imagine
X1T delivers refined sound with tonal, spatial and dynamic accuracy
- 1" Tweeter: The PSB Imagine X1T features a 1" titanium dome
tweeter with ferrofluid and a neodymium magnet structure for extended high
frequency response that remains distortion free even at extreme volume
- 5.25" Woofers: The PSB Imagine X1T houses two 5.25" proprietary injection-molded
clay/ceramic reinforced polypropylene cones with rubber surrounds that have been refined to improve
stiffness, internal damping, and low mass. By optimizing the control and performance, the PSB engineering team was able to reduce the complexity of
the crossover design.
Bass Reflex Cabinet: The Imagine X1T floor-standing speaker utilizes a
bass reflex enclosure with a front-firing port for greater efficiency and bigger
bass response. The cabinet's front baffle is made from 1-1/4" thick MDF and is extremely rigid
to prevent unwanted distortion and vibration. A black ash wood-grain finish complements the crisp, clean lines, and slim cabinet to
integrate seamlessly with almost any decor.
Dual Binding Posts: The Imagine X1T floor-standing speaker features
dual 5-way, gold-plated binding posts that
can accept bare wire (up to 8AWG), spade-lugs, pin-connectors, and banana plugs
(single or dual). The two sets of binding posts are shorted together by a
gold-plated jumper. With the jumper removed the Imagine X1T can be bi-wired or
NRC (Nation Research Council):
Through many years of
research at the National Research Council (NRC) in Canada, home to one of the
world's most advanced acoustical laboratories, PSB's design team has learned not
only what people love to hear, but also how they hear it in a room. Critical to
the Imagine X series design is this research into human perception of sound
using double-blind listening tests. Double-blind testing removes any listener
bias to give us the most accurate test result. It allows PSB to understand what
is most important to listeners and allows us to create the ideal blend of
performance and price for every application. In 1974, PSB was the first company
to use the NRC for loudspeaker development and remains the most active user of
the facility today. PSB's experience with the NRC, how they interpret the data
and implement it into the design of the Imagine X series speakers, gives PSB a
real advantage in speaker design.
Rubber & Spiked Feet: The PSB Imagine X1T floor-standing
speaker comes with four rubber feet and four spiked feet. The rubber feet should
be used on hardwood and tiles floors, while the spikes should be used on
carpeted flooring. The feet thread into the bottom of the speaker and are
adjustable to level the speaker up with your floors. The rubber feet add
approximately 0.375" to the height of the speaker, while the spiked feet add
approximately 1.0" to the height of the speaker.
Applications: All PSB's
Imagine X series speakers are carefully matched in timbre, giving
you flexibility to combine any of the models to work together in many different
rooms and system setups; from a simple stereo application to a complex home