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PSB Synchrony Two B

Bookshelf speakers (Dark Cherry)

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Our take on the PSB Synchrony Two B

by Kristen Schaub
PSB

Why choose bookshelf speakers?

Bookshelf speakers may be small in size, but they can deliver surprisingly big sound. Some ultra-compact models even fit on a desktop. Most are right at home in tight spaces like shelves, so they're usually good choices for your home theater's rear channels. For the best performance, try placing bookshelf speakers on solid speaker stands to help the sound really "open up." If you want full bass impact, add a powered subwoofer and enjoy punchy sound that's as deeply satisfying as that of floor-standing speakers.

Exceptional performance from compact bookshelf speakers

PSB's Synchrony Two B delivers sound so natural and rich, you'll be surprised to hear it coming from a bookshelf speaker. Your eyes will appreciate this speaker's simple, sophisticated looks, and your ears will appreciate PSB's precise driver design. This bookshelf pair works great on its own, or you can add one of PSB's HD subwoofers to create a high-performance stereo music system that's worthy of everything from classical to rock.

Synchrony family

PSB's Synchrony speaker family (Synchrony Two B shown on top of the center channel speaker)


"The Synchrony Two B impressed me as an unflappable performer with tonal qualities remarkably similar to the Synchrony One flagship. The superb construction quality, details, and fittings are also identical. The amazing thing about this speaker (Synchrony Two B) is that except for the lack of deep bass, it sonically mirrors the Synchrony One flagship. PSB hasn't just paid a lot of lip service to the subject of timbre matching; they've achieved it."
—Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound, December 2007


Great sound begins with quality driver materials

The 1" titanium dome tweeter is carefully crafted to produce smooth, accurate highs free from distortion and grain. The woofer cone is made of fine-weave fiberglass, which creates a stiff, self-damping cone. You'll hear exceptionally clean mids with excellent detail and tonal accuracy, plus surprisingly deep bass for a speaker this size. Extra-large voice coils and virtually distortion-free motor structures help preserve clarity and detail. Plus the rigid, cast aluminum baskets are magnetically inert for maximum efficiency.


Woofer

The woofer uses a lightweight, rigid fine-weave fiberglass cone for exceptionally smooth response.

Tweeter

The tweeter uses a high-flux neodymium magnet to maintain clear, accurate highs, even during dynamic peaks like explosions or cymbal crashes.


Top-notch crossover ensures optimal sound dispersion

PSB's years of design experience and tireless testing at the National Research Council in Canada have led to a superior crossover design. The high-quality components are carefully picked to create the fourth-order crossovers that go into Synchrony speakers. Meticulous engineering ensures minimal driver overlap, with precisely chosen crossover points to maintain proper dispersion. The result is a smooth frequency response over a wide "sweet-spot."


A solid cabinet with a luxurious, real-wood veneer finish

Cabinet cutaway

Extruded aluminum front and back panels hold the curved, seven-layered side panels in place, creating an incredibly rigid, acoustically inert cabinet.

The Synchrony Two B's heavy, rigid cabinet helps eliminate vibrations to maintain tonal accuracy. The double-walled aluminum front and back cabinet surfaces hold the curved side panels in place. Each side panel is constructed using seven layers of MDF, each one individually laminated to improve the panel's stiffness and absorb sonic energy that might otherwise color the sound. The top and side panels are clad in real wood veneer that's hand selected for its beauty and quality.


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Highlights:

  • frequency response: 50-23,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • sensitivity: 88 dB
  • 4-ohm impedance — suited for high-current amplifiers
  • recommended power: 15-150 watts
  • 1" titanium dome tweeter with neodymium magnets
  • 5-1/4" fine-weave fiberglass woofer
  • rigid cast aluminum baskets
  • bass reflex (ported) design
  • hand-selected, real wood veneer finish
  • two sets of gold-plated five way binding posts — can be bi-wired
  • 7-3/8"W x 13-1/4"H x 10-3/4"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Features and Specs
Enclosure Bass Reflex
Video Shielded No
Tweeter Type Dome
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
Midrange Size (inches) ---
Woofer Size (inches) 5.25
Woofer Composition Fiberglass
Woofer Surround Rubber
Power Range 15-150
Sensitivity 88 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Frequency Response 50-23k Hz
Connector Type Posts
Bi-amp Inputs Yes
Height (inches) 13-1/4
Width (inches) 7-3/8
Depth (inches) 10-3/4
Weight (pounds) 16
Mounting Bracket Included No
Recommended Stand Height (inches) 42
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years
Product Research
What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • 2 Bookshelf loudspeakers
  • 2 Grilles (installed)
  • 8 Adhesive backed rubber feet
  • Grille removal tool
  • Input terminal jumper (installed)
  • Owner's manual (English/ French/ Spanish)
  • Warranty information
  • psb website information

Our Product Research Team

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Driver Technology
Enclosure Design
Connections
Specifications

Driver Technology

Cone Design: The woofer cones are a laminated sandwich design; each has a fine weave fiberglass layer along with a compressed, felted natural fiber laminate. The result is a rigid cone with added damping properties. The central dustcap offers a second connection to the voice coil to improve bass and midrange control. The inherent distortion resulting from the magnetic field generated by the input signal reacting with the field in the magnetic structure's air gap and the self-induction and impedance that varies with cone movement are addressed using an aluminum shorting ring within the magnet structure, an aluminum phase plug on the pole piece, and a shorted copper turn on top of the pole piece. The aluminum phase plug also mechanically smoothes the response and acts as a heat sink for the voice coil, reducing power compression. The drivers use cast aluminum baskets and rubber surrounds.

Tweeter: The 1" titanium, Ferrofluid cooled dome tweeter has a neodymium motor structure and an aluminum heat sink. The mass (low) and stiffness (high) are optimized for the required wide frequency response.

Crossover Network: The crossover is a 2-way acoustical fourth order Linkwitz-Riley type with a 24 dB/octave slope. Tight tolerances were used when choosing the crossover components; heavy multi-laminated iron cores are used for large value inductors, high gauge wire air core inductors are used for medium and small values, all the capacitors are low loss and film capacitors are used for the midrange and treble frequencies.

Enclosure Design

Cabinet: The cabinet is an integral part of speaker design and has a dramatic effect on the overall sound of a speaker. PSB uses a combination of aluminum and wood in the Synchrony Two B's construction. The front baffle and rear panel are made of double wall aluminum extrusions. The aluminum panels are very rigid and precisely machined with contours to preserve the sonic characteristics of the drivers. The side panels are seven layers of 3mm MDF, curved for added stiffness, with a wood veneer exterior. While rigid, MDF also has inherent damping properties to absorb energy that might otherwise color the music.

Connections

Dual Binding Posts: The dual binding post input terminals are located on the rear panel of the speaker cabinet. The two sets of binding posts are shorted together by a gold-plated jumper. With the jumper removed the Synchrony Two B can be bi-wired or bi-amplified. The binding posts will accept spade connectors, single banana plugs, pin connectors, and bare wire up to 8 gauge.

Specifications

Frequency Response:

  • On Axis @ 0°: 50-23,000 Hz (+/-3 dB)
  • On Axis @ 0°: 50-20,000 Hz (+/-1.5 dB)
  • Off Axis @ 30°: 50-10,000 Hz (+/-1.5 dB)
  • Low Frequency Cutoff -10 dB: 40 Hz

Sensitivity:

  • Anechoic Chamber: 86 dB
  • Typical Listening Room: 88 dB
 
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