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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.
- 1" Tweeter: The PSB Imagine X2T
features a 1" titanium dome tweeter with ferrofluid cooled high-tempeature
voice coil and a neodymium magnet structure for extended high frequency
response that remains distortion free even at extreme volume levels.
A carefully engineered phase plug (the little
plate in front of the dome) extends high frequency response and helps
control the inevitable high frequency breakup mode while protecting the
delicate dome from prying fingers.
- 5.25" Midrange: The Imagine X2T utilizes a
separate 5.25" midrange driver in its own tuned enclosure for ideal
dispersion and low distortion at high SPLs; this midrange driver is designed
specifically for the Imagine X2T. Featuring an injection-molded poly-filled
carbon fiber cone, the 5.25" midrange driver features a novel shape and
filleted surround to optimize the reproduction of voices.
- Dual 6.5" Woofers: The PSB Imagine X2T houses two
6.5" proprietary injection-molded clay/ceramic reinforced polypropylene
cones with rubber surrounds that have been refined to improve stiffness,
internal damping, and low mass. Each 6.5" woofer has its own
separate acoustic chamber tuned with a front-facing port to achieve
incredible control and spatial, dynamic sound quality. Dividing and
individually porting the chamber eliminates standing waves inside the X2T's
tall, slim speaker cabinet. The placement of the woofers in multiple
positions also reduces the first reflection phenomenon, minimizing the
negative effects of the primary "floor bounce" reflections, creating a much
more accurate and tuneful bass performance. The result being low distortion
bass response that speaks with powerful authority.
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
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