PSB Imagine Mini C
Center channel speaker (Dark Cherry)
Our take on the PSB Imagine Mini C by Crutchfield's Dave Bar
The cornerstone of your home theater system
Great home theater sound is all about clear dialogue and engaging special effects. That's why it's important to invest in a quality center channel like PSB's Imagine Mini C. This compact speaker is much more than just a cute center channel. It packs the power and performance needed to anchor your home theater system's front soundstage to the action on your TV's screen. The Imagine line borrows technology developed for PSB's higher-end Synchrony series, so you get audiophile-quality performance in a high-value speaker. The Imagine Mini C also features a seamless, curved cabinet finished with gorgeous, real-wood veneers — a stylish addition to any listening room, and a perfect match to an Imagine Mini-based home theater speaker system.
The Imagine Mini C is the perfect voice-matched center channel companion for PSB's Imagine Mini bookshelf speakers, and comes in five beautiful finishes.
Precise driver design for natural sound
The drivers are mounted flush with the smooth front baffles, for improved sound dispersion.
The Imagine Mini C features a highly accurate 1" titanium dome tweeter that produces smooth, sparkling highs. The dual 4" woofers use proprietary clay/ceramic-filled polypropylene cones, which makes them very stiff and light. The resulting midrange is clean and balanced, with tight bass response. You'll hear unmistakably clear dialogue and dynamic special effects with all your movies, TV shows, and video games
- frequency response: 55-23,000 Hz (±3dB)
- sensitivity: 88 dB
- impedance: 8 ohms
- recommended power: 10-80 watts
- 1" titanium dome tweeter with neodymium magnets
- two 4" clay/ceramic-filled polypropylene woofers
- bass reflex (ported) design
- included port plug lets you seal the bass port to adjust for room acoustics or user preference
- real wood veneer finish
- gold-plated binding post speaker terminals
- 13-15/16"W x 5-15/16"H x 8"D
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Center-channel loudspeaker
- Detachable cloth/metal grille
- Port plug
- Quick Start Speaker Guide
- Warranty Card
Small, clear, neutral. Replaced a C-5 that I had but needed something a little smaller. For the money, however, I think that one should consider the Imagine C if possible. For just a little more money, I think that you get a lot more speaker.
Bill, Westminster, SC
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Features and Specs
|Midrange size (inches)||N/A|
|Woofer size (inches)||4|
|Connector Type||Binding post|
|Frequency Response||55-23k Hz|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
True-to-Nature Sound: The PSB Imagine mini C center-channel loudspeaker produces a large soundstage and impressive bass along with the true-to-nature sound for which PSB is known. The PSB Imagine mini C has a wide frequency and dynamic range, natural tonal balance, and precise spatial imaging needed to make both music and movies lifelike and enjoyable.
Two-Way Design: The PSB Imagine mini C employs a two-way speaker design. It houses a single 1" ferrofluid-cooled titanium dome tweeter with a neodymium magnet and tw0 4" clay/ceramic filled polypropylene woofers with rubber surround. The result is startlingly big and commanding sound with fine detail and emotion.
- 1" Titanium Dome Tweeter: The 1" titanium dome, ferrofluid-cooled tweeters use a neodymium magnet structure to help extend the frequency response at both ends for effortless, airy top octaves and smooth, uncolored response.
- Dual 4" Clay/Ceramic Filled Polypropylene Woofers: Dual 4" woofer cones are clay/ceramic filled polypropylene to optimize the combination of stiffness, internal damping, and low mass. The woofer's magnetically neutral polycarbonate basket contributes additional stiffness, and the bullet-shaped phase-plug enhances linearity at higher frequencies.
Crossover Network: PSB engineers designed the crossover frequency very low relative to the woofer size in order to provide the same sound no matter where the speaker is placed. The crossover is a 2-way acoustical fourth order Linkwitz-Riley type with a 24 dB/octave slope. The tweeter and woofers are crossed over at 2,200 Hz.
Small Cabinet: The PSB Imagine mini C center-channel loudspeaker is the smallest center speaker of the imagine family. The cabinet measures just 13.9375" (w) x 5.9375" (h) x 8" (d), and weighs only 9.8 lbs.
Bass Reflex Enclosure: The PSB Imagine mini C center-channel loudspeaker uses a bass reflex enclosure with a rear-firing port for higher efficiency and deeper bass. There is an included port plug to decrease the amount of bass output from the speaker cabinet.
Detachable Grille: The PSB Imagine mini C includes a detachable cloth/metal grille.
Binding Posts: The binding post input terminals are located on the back-panel of the speaker cabinet. The binding posts will accept spade connectors, pin connectors, banana plugs (single/dual), and bare wire up to 8 gauge.
Color-Coded: The speaker's binding posts are color-coded (red/black) for easy identification between positive and negative.
Rubber Base: The PSB Imagine mini C features an integrated rubber base to help secure the speaker in place to prevent slippage and vibration.
Placement: You should place the PSB Imagine mini C loudspeaker directly above or below the center of your TV screen.
- On Axis @ 0°: 55-23,000 Hz (+/-3 dB)
- On Axis @ 0°: 65-20,000 Hz (+/-1.5 dB)
- Off Axis @ 30°: 65-10,000 Hz (+/-1.5 dB)
- Low Frequency Cutoff -10 dB: 50 Hz
- Anechoic Chamber: 86 dB
- Typical Listening Room: 88 dB
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Why did you buy this?
Needed a set of L/C/R speakers that didn't take up much space. Was looking at passive soundbars and bookshelf speakers to connect to my Pioneer SC-05 AVR. Always like to check out Crutchfield due to their good selection and organization, and saw the PSB Imagine Mini and Mini C. Mocked them up using foam-core and liked their size in the space I had available, and I've seen good reviews so I decided to take the plunge. Looking forward to seeing (and hearing) the real thing when they arrive. [ Scott Feb 14, 2017 ]
PSB makes quality speakers that sound great and are worth the cost. [ Kenneth Feb 02, 2016 ]
Above average build quality and sonic performance. [ Ronald Jan 27, 2016 ]
Because I had 4 PSB Imagine mini's but no center channel and this was on sale! [ Robert Oct 23, 2016 ]
I have multiple PSB speakers and they are some of the best sounding speakers for the cost. [ Douglas Jan 21, 2017 ]
Read reviews, discussed it with my advisor Larry and then just took the chance:) Larry's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=159 [ R Sep 10, 2016 ]