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IMAGINE XB

PSB Imagine XB Bookshelf Speakers
IMAGINE XB
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Attractive and compact

Ideal for smaller rooms or in combination with a powered subwoofer for a compact full-range system, Imagine XB bookshelf speakers are proof that good things do come in small packages. Used as the foundation of a great starter system or in combination with a more powerful receiver and subwoofer, the Imagine XB will bring you excellent hifi sound, and an affordable price.

  • 150 watts input power
  • 1” (25mm) titanium dome tweeter with ferrofluid and neodymium magnet structure
  • 5¼” (133mm) Clay/ceramic reinforced injection moulded polypropylene cone woofers
  • Bass reflex (ported) design
  • Gold-plated five-way binding posts
  • Black ash vinyl finish

The perfect compact addition to your setup

Perfectly matched timbre with the X1T and X2T towers make the XB a great choice for surround channels in home theatre system setups. While the Imagine XB is small in stature, it is more than capable of filling a room with beautifully detailed acoustics. Voices and instrumentals are delivered with clarity and evenness that seem closer to live music.
 

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Product highlights:

  • Frequency response: 55-23,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • Sensitivity: 89 dB
  • Impedance: 8 ohms
  • Recommended power: 20-150 watts
  • 1" titanium dome tweeter with neodymium magnet
  • 5.25" clay ceramic-filled polypropylene woofer
  • Bass reflex (ported) design
  • Gold-plated five way binding posts
  • Black ash vinyl finish
  • (W x H x D) 170 x 302 x 271mm each
  • Weight: 5.6 kg (each)


Features

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-moulded, clay/ceramic reinforced polypropylene woofer.

  • 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 levels.
  • 5.25" Woofer: The PSB Imagine XB houses one 5.25" injection-moulded clay/ceramic reinforced polypropylene cone woofer with rubber surround that have been refined to improve stiffness, internal damping, and low mass. By optimising 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 also included.

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 feet add 5mm to the height of the speakers, and help secure the speakers effectively and prevent unwanted vibration. 

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.

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Canada is almost as far away from New Zealand as you can get, but it seems we are close on more than just stunning scenery and a large neighbour.

We also appear to share similar tastes in a great sounding loudspeakers. For over 30-years Canadian speakers have been popular addition to New Zealand homes. The Canadian sound differs from USA and UK markets, with their scientific approach being woven into the DNA of their products for the last 4 decades.

Perhaps inspired by nature, science or both, PSB are among the most awarded and reviewed Canadian loudspeaker companies.

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THE “NATURAL AND OPEN” CANADIAN SOUND: INSPIRED BY NATURE

In 1974, Paul met Dr. Floyd Toole, a world renowned psychoacoustician at the NRC, who conducted numerous studies to understand how sounds were interpreted by the human sense of hearing at both the psychological and physiological levels. To Paul, who had devoted much of his childhood to become an accomplished violinist, it was a “Eureka” moment. He had long puzzled over how to consistently reproduce on a set of speakers the unique timbres of different violins exactly as they would sound to him when he played them.

What Paul immediately recognised upon listening to Dr. Toole describe his research was that his findings gave him the formula he needed to design speakers that to the human sense of hearing, would be perceived as organic sounding.

In other words, he could create speakers that wouldn’t fatigue a listener over long periods of listening because the listener would perceive those sounds in the same way they would the nature’s roaring thunder of Niagara Falls to all the subtleties of the soundscapes at the Algonquin Provincial Park.

In Dr. Toole, Paul found a lifelong friend and peer who would influence him and whom he influenced, all in the pursuit of a way to reproduce sounds that listeners would perceive as equivalent to that which was real, alive, and natural.

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