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Cone Design: The two 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.
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 C'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 top and bottom 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.
Dual Binding Posts: The dual binding post input terminals
are located on the back 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 C 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
- On Axis @ 0°: 55-23,000 Hz (+/-3 dB)
- On Axis @ 0°: 55-20,000 Hz (+/-1.5 dB)
- Off Axis @ 30°: 55-10,000 Hz (+/-1.5 dB)
- Low Frequency Cutoff -10 dB: 49 Hz
- Anechoic Chamber: 87 dB
- Typical Listening Room: 89 dB