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PSB Synchrony One B
Bookshelf speakers (Black Ash)
Item # 760SYN1BB | MFR # Synchrony One B BK
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Our take on the PSB Synchrony One B by Crutchfield's Kristen Schaub
Capable bookshelf speakers for the stereo music enthusiast
PSB's Synchrony One B produces remarkably natural sound that's similar to the line's impressive floor-standing speakers. Your eyes will appreciate its simple, sophisticated looks, and your ears will appreciate PSB's precise driver design. This speaker's compact bookshelf design and outstanding performance make it a great fit for dedicated two-channel music systems.
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.
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
The Synchrony One 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.
What's in the Box:
- 2 Bookshelf loudspeakers
- 2 Grilles (installed)
- 8 Adhesive backed rubber feet
- Input terminal jumper (installed)
- Owner's manual (English/ French/ Spanish)
- Warranty information
- psb website information
- frequency response: 47-23,000 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
- 6-1/2" 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
- 8-3/4"W x 14-3/8"H x 12-3/4"D
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
PSB Synchrony One B Reviews
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Features and Specs
|Tweeter Size (inches)||1|
|Midrange Size (inches)||---|
|Woofer Size (inches)||6.5|
|Frequency Response||47-23k Hz|
|Mounting Bracket Included||No|
|Recommended Stand Height (inches)||42|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
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 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 One 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.
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 One 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.
Dual Binding Posts: The dual binding post input terminals are located on the lower rear of the speaker cabinet. The two sets of binding posts are shorted together by a gold-plated jumper. With the jumper removed the Imagine 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.
- On Axis @ 0°: 47-23,000 Hz (+/-3 dB)
- On Axis @ 0°: 47-20,000 Hz (+/-1.5 dB)
- Off Axis @ 30°: 47-10,000 Hz (+/-1.5 dB)
- Low Frequency Cutoff -10 dB: 38 Hz
- Anechoic Chamber: 86 dB
- Typical Listening Room: 88 dB
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1 question already asked
Absolutely. This is a full range bookshelf loudspeaker. Generally, your room size will determine what speaker design (bookshelf versus tower) will play best. I use these as a 2.0 system in a 17 by 20 foot room, and I am more than happy with their volume and bass. Most speakers will benefit from a subwoofer especially if you're looking for extra low and loud bass. [ EDWIN Dec 19, 2013 ]
I use them in a 2.0 system (no sub-woofer). The sound they produce is exquisite. Personally, I don't find the bass to be lacking. For me, a sub-woofer is not needed. I am very pleased with the purchase. [ James Dec 19, 2013 ]