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Item #: 760IMNX2T
Your price: $649.99 each Earn up to 650 Rewards points
Experience the kind of clean, balanced sound that has earned PSB speakers a sterling reputation among high-end audio circles. The Imagine X2T borrows from driver technologies developed for PSB's top-tier Synchrony speakers, giving you audiophile sound quality at a budget-friendly price. The Imagine X2T also features clean lines and a sleek cabinet design that won't clutter up your listening room.
The Imagine X2T features a 1" titanium dome tweeter that effortlessly dishes out smooth, uncolored highs. Just above the tweeter in its own tuned sub-enclosure is a 5-1/4" poly-filled carbon fiber midrange. This unique arrangement of midrange and tweeter is designed to prevent diffraction that can cause coloration of voices and instruments.
The tower's dual 6-1/2" woofers use an advanced clay/ceramic-filled polypropylene cone design. This stiff, lightweight material helps them deliver surprisingly deep bass. Each woofer is contained in its own internal ported chamber, which allows for extended, well-defined bass response uncommon for a speaker of this size.
Sure, floor-standing tower speakers buck the industry trend toward smaller, visually inconspicuous speakers, but they're hard to beat if great sound is your primary goal. Tower speakers produce powerful sound with excellent bass, making them a great choice for serious music lovers and for folks who want high-impact home theater.
Ten years ago I listened to some PSB speakers. They were fantastic. Regretfully I did not buy them. I saw a deal on another brand and purchased them without listening to them. Recently, I found myself with a wife approved opportunity to upgrade our audio quality of life. After listening to several brands of speakers in my price range, I repeated my action of buying a pair of speakers without listening to them, however I did my research and bought the Imagine X2Ts. I could not be happier. I believe it is important to respect the work of the artist you are listening to. The X2Ts help me do that. Very pleased with the pre-purchase support and product delivery from Crutchfiled.
Pros: Musical reproduction is astounding. I have had occasion to sit feet away from some of the best acoustical guitarists in the world and listen to them play. The PSBs show appreciation for their work.
Cons: Too large to carry on my shoulder like a "boombox".
These are an amazing speakers. Have these for a 5.1 home theater and music setup and are a really great value for this level of performance.
Pros: Crisp, finely detailed sound for use with music or home theater.
Cons: If you play low quality audio it will be all the more noticeable through these.
It's true everything that is said about these speakers. After opening the boxes, (by the way that the speakers are very well protected), I put them in my room and after making some moves, to couple them well to the room acoustics. I am extremely happy with the performance of these speakers. I am sincerely happy and worth their price. It has a wonderful sound quality.
Pros: good price for quality high quality sound across the spectrum
Cons: nothing to say
Honestly, every review you have read (and you should be reading them) and absolutely true. If you have the ability, like I did, stop into a dealer that sells PSB and take a seat...and listen. I'm a newfound audiophile and these are my first major investment and every night I'm glad I did. I have about 60 hours on them, running an NAD D3020. I think they are just about broken in fully. I noticed the first major changes in the first 4 hours. The sound seemed to mold itself out. Like a ball of soft dough slowly flattening into a large pancake. The sound coming out of the speakers is just as soft and delicious as a large pancake. I first played Dark Side of the Moon followed by Wish You Were Here, and believe me Shine on You Crazy Diamond is mesmerizing. I followed with some Glitch Mob and Crystal Method...never realizing exactly how complex their music actually is until played on these speakers. Incredible bass that isn't Earth shattering, it fills the room and the air and makes you want to stand up and dance. Movies are just as alive and clear. Forget surround sound, these speakers seem to project sound around the whole room. At times I swore my television had its volume turned up. The NAD 3020 is a perfect match for these, but definitely the minimum wattage. Look forward to some day connecting some serious power to these. Thank you PSB, truly job well done.
Pros: Beautiful construction, solid, amazing sound with only 30 watts.
Cons: Absolutely none.
These speakers have powerful bass plus clean midrange and treble. They passed my black sabbath 13 test playing way loud with no distortion. They also sound great at normal volume with other types of music. I'm completely sattisfied with these.
I have owned quite a few name brand speakers. Polk audio, Boston acoustics, Klipsch, and Cambridge are the most popular ones. I did enjoy them all. My experience has been that most speakers in this peer group, when adequately powered do sound good. This is my first time owning PSB speakers. After reading the reviews and checking my budget I decided to go with the Imagine X2T towers. I power them with (two) EMOTIVA (small) mono block XPA-1L amps. I play music from my EMOTIVA stealth DC-1 DAC connected to windows media player on my PC. The first thing I noticed about the X2T towers is that the bass timing and response in truly incredible. Bass frequencies consistently hit very hard and tight regardless of musical genre. Next I noticed that the mid frequencies are not lost to the highs or bass. They are all well balanced (I think it is due to the 3 way design and the way these speakers are chambered and ported). Although, I have owned other speakers at this price point, they do not match up to the X2T towers. These towers are excellent, all types of music (even lesser quality recordings) sound really great! If you give these speakers the power they need you will be in for quite a treat.
Pros: Performance exceeds others in this class of speaker
Cons: Large foot print, need plenty of space for these
Amazing clear sound with excellent bass too. Totally fills my large 18'x30' room. Packaging is extremely good. No damage, arrived in perfect condition and quickly too. Highly recommended.
Pros: Great sound, especially considering the fair price. Looks good.
Cons: Wish they came in other wood finishes.
These speakers are an incredible value , they come extremely well packaged and are finished beautifully. As an aspiring audiophile I appreciate their relatively low price point versus the superior sound quality they deliver. The recent audio magazine reviews bear witness to the musicality of the speakers, jazz and acoustic and classical orchestra sound is simply amazing, you'd swear the performance is happening in your living room. Of course bass driven rock is equally authentic sounding and distortion is undetectable. I'd recommend some high quality speaker wire and about 30 hours + of break in. I'm most impressed with the mid-tones and bass - these speakers put out some sound in a mid-sized room! Excellent for Home theater too- I paired with the PSB Imagine C Center Speaker and a pair of PSB Imagine XB bookshelf rear speakers- all timbre matched- the sound quality blows me away. Even my wife and skeptical son have commented on how clear and good these speakers sound- highly recommended.
Pros: Impressive sound delivery of multiple genres of music and home theater. Very well made, high quality, over- deliver for the moderate price.
Excellent speaker. Really amazing sound - highs, mids, and lows usin a NAD356DAC Amp. BUT I would argue you need a room that is at least 24 x 14 feet long to enjoy these speakers. With anything smaller in size you may be sitting too close to these speakers. You want to be at least 10-13 feet away and still have some room behind you. I had to retun these speakers for that very reason. I could not keep them in the spaces in my home that meet those specifications due to children running around. The room I'm setting my soundsystem in is 12 x 15 and I found this space to be way too small for these speakers. They are excellent if you have the room.
These are the PSB Image T6 speakers with a different name. I upgraded to these speakers from the PSB Alpha T1 speakers. A remarkable difference. In fact, I have not heard a better (passive) speaker yet with the exception of the PSB "flagship" towers which used to be the Synchrony series but is now called Imagine T3 & T2 towers. I now power these with a Cambridge Audio AZUR 751 v2 AV receiver (170 watts per) using Audioquest Type 4 speaker cables and a Furman PL-Plus C power conditioner . Previously, I used a Marantz AV 5004 receiver (90 watts or so they say) . The difference in the sound of these speakers with the Cambridge amp vs the Marantz is immense. I was floored by the difference! It turned these speakers into what sounds like a whole different speaker. Bottom line here is this : I do not know of a better sounding speaker for the money anywhere.
Pros: finest quality sound for the money anywhere, gold plated speaker posts
Cons: speaker cabinets are not of the highest quality when examined closely
I've had these for three weeks now and I am amazed by them. Great build quality, awesome looks and unreal sound. I could not be happier. Sound great with music of all kinds as well as movies. Very dynamic! Very fast, and image very well.....almost spooky sometimes how they can float instruments in space. I think I'll keep these!
Pros: - Great looks - Very well made - VERY dynamic with my Aragon 2004 amp in a pretty large room - These babies image - Deep musical bass.....not boomy. - Sweet, non-fatiguing treble - I turned my subwoofer off. No need for it unless I want the house to rumble if watching a movie - Very reveling on well recorded music, yet unlike like many audiophile speakers, my hundreds of not so well recorded CD's sound great too - My music tastes are all over the place and these X2T's play everything I
Cons: Can't think of any. For the price, these are a steal.
I've had the privilege of owning these speakers along with the imagine xc for about 3 months now and in that time I have definitely fallen in love. The speakers are heavy and although PSB says the wood is lower grade they still are beautiful. The speakers posses brilliant clarity and really bring anything to life. Whether I'm listening to music, watching a movie or football it all just sounds superb.
I have them hooked up to the Marantz SR5008 receiver.
My music taste: Pink Floyd, Rush, nine in nails, LCD soundsystem and Daft Punk.
I listen to a lot of other things too, but those artists paint a good picture of the spectrum. Every single piece of music that corms through them is just astounding.
The Lord of the rings on Blu ray was particularly astounding. I can only imagine how cinematic the sound would be if I had the rear speakers and the sub. Some day.
Highly highly reccomend.
Pros: Amazing sound, looks really nice, legs make them very stable
|Tweeter Size (inches)||1|
|Midrange Size (inches)||5.25|
|Woofer Size (inches)||6.2|
|Built-in Powered Sub||No|
|Connector Type||5-way post|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
|Frequency Response||30-23k Hz|
3-Way Speaker Design: The PSB Imagine X2T floor-standing speaker employs a three-way speaker design with a single 1" tweeter, one 5.25" midrange driver, and two 6.5" bass woofers for a realistic, true-to-nature sound for music and movie soundtracks.
Bass Reflex Cabinet: The Imagine X2T floor-standing speaker utilizes a bass reflex enclosure with two front-firing ports 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. The narrow cabinet design helps prevent diffraction effects that can create early acoustic reflections that color the sound of voices and instruments. The 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 X2T 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 X2T can be bi-wired or bi-amplified.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 X2T 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 theater system.
PSB's Imagine X line of speakers gives you the kind of clean, balanced sound PSB is known for without breaking your budget. PSB takes driver technology developed for their top-tier Synchrony line...
Reviews have been outstanding on this speaker, unfortunately I have not been able to listen to them. But after talking to Sam who was great and with the 60 day return policy I felt very good about this purchase. Thanks Sam, you were very professional and informative. [ Bryan Dec 30, 2015 ]
Made a mistake 8 years ago and did not buy PSBs. I am correcting one of my regrets. [ Paul Dec 12, 2015 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Krissy Jun 15, 2014 ] Staff