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2-Way Bookshelf Loudspeaker: The PSB Imagine XB is an
attractive compact two-way bookshelf loudspeaker featuring a 1" titanium dome
tweeter and 5.25" injection-molded, clay/ceramic reinforced
- 1" Tweeter: The PSB Imagine XB 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" Woofer: The PSB Imagine XB houses one 5.25"
injection-molded clay/ceramic reinforced polypropylene cone woofer with
rubber surround 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 PSB XB bookshelf loudspeaker's
critically tuned cabinet employs a rear-facing port for high sensitivity and
extended bass response. A black ash wood-grain finish complements the slim
cabinet to integrate seamlessly with almost any decor. Detachable cloth grilles
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.
Mounting Options: The PSB XB bookshelf loudspeakers come with
self-adhesive rubber feet to protect your AV furniture, stands, or shelf. The
rubber feet help secure the speakers effectively and prevent against unwanted
vibration. The rubber feet add 0.1875" to the height of the speakers. There are
no threaded inserts or keyhole slots on back of the the speaker to mount it on
the wall. However, you can use PinPoint's side-clamping bookshelf speaker wall
mount system (121AM40B,
sold separately) to wall mount the PSB XB speakers.
Applications: The XB is ideal for smaller rooms or in
concert with a powered subwoofer (sold separately) for a compact full-range
system. The perfect timbre match with the X1T and X2T towers (both sold
separately) also make the XB bookshelf loudspeakers a great choice for surround
channels in home cinema installations.