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Streaming Active Speakers with BluOS (PAIR)
ALPHA iQ BLK
PSB Speakers, Bookshelf Speakers, Active Speakers, Bookshelf Speakers, Active Speakers
The Alpha iQ brings PSB's legendary True to Nature acoustics into the modern age of wireless streaming. Minimise clutter and freely listen to anything, anywhere with this true all-in-one hifi system.
iQ takes the PSB experience to a new frontier by merging legendary PSB loudspeaker design with the networked music sharing and streaming capabilities of the highly acclaimed BluOS platform.
The Alpha iQ speakers are built for the modern music lover – thanks to BluOS, users can instantly connect and stream nearly all the music ever recorded without needing any other components or devices.
The options are limitless - play content through wired inputs including analog, MM phono, Toslink, and HDMI eARC or wirelessly via AirPlay 2, aptX HD Bluetooth, and more than 20 fully integrated streaming services. The Alpha iQ’s audiophile-grade DAC supports resolution up to 24-bit/192kHz, with full MQA decoding and rendering capability for high-res streaming.
Simply plug the Alpha iQ speakers into power, use the BluOS Controller app to find your home WiFi network, sign into your favourite streaming service and start listening to music right away. Adding the Alpha iQ to your BluOS ecosystem means that it will be able to communicate wirelessly with other BluOS-enabled devices and players in your home - no other components or cables are required, even for configuring stereo pairs. Eliminate messy cable runs and complexity while enjoying music that stays synched and clear regardless of speaker placement. Add a pair of AST-25 stands for the perfect mounting solution.
Touch controls on the top of the primary speaker allow you to change the volume, pause and resume playback for quick access. Voice control is also possible using Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Siri. The Alpha iQ can be integrated into popular smart-home systems, while IR command learning is also available.
Featuring a sleek, modern design, the Alpha iQ is available in satin white and satin black finishes. Inside each enclosure is a 4″ polypropylene mid-bass driver with steel basket and rubber surround, and a 0.75″ aluminium dome tweeter with neodymium magnet and ferrofluid damping.The Alpha iQ employs a DSP-based active crossover. As with many PSB designs, the tweeter is placed below the woofer. With this arrangement, the blend between woofer and tweeter remains consistent whether you’re sitting or standing.
Plug and Play
The Alpha iQ isn’t just for streaming. The primary speaker has a built-in MM phono preamp and RCA jacks plus ground terminal, so vinyl fans can connect a turntable. An HDMI ARC port lets you experience “True to Nature” sound with TV and movies. There’s also an optical input for connecting a disc player or game console, and a 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting analog sources.The Alpha iQ has Bluetooth connectivity, with support for the high-quality aptX-HD codec, for wireless playback from smart devices. You use the BluOS app to play music files stored on an external drive connected to the Alpha iQ’s USB port.
Available for Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows, the intuitive BluOS app lets you control every aspect of the Alpha iQ’s operation. Convenient touch controls on the top of the primary speaker let you adjust volume and pause and resume playback.You can also control playback by voice using Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Siri (via AirPlay 2). And PSB’s Alpha iQ BluOS Streaming Powered Speakers can be integrated into popular smart home systems like Control4, Crestron, ELAN, RTI, and URC. IR command learning is available for listeners who use remote controls to operate multiple A/V devices.
|On Axis @ 0° ±3dB
|LF Cutoff -10dB
|Amplifier Power (per speaker)
|Tweeter = 30 Watts
Woofer = 60 Watts
|3/4” (19mm), Aluminium Dome with Ferrofluid, Neodymium Magnet
|4” (100mm) Cone, Rubber Surround, Steel Basket
|3.5mm, Phono MM
|BluOS, HDMI eARC, Optical
|aptX HD Bluetooth (sink & source, 2-way)
|MDF on Aluminum
|145 x 246 x 192mm
|268 x 402 x 385mm
|Matte Black, Matte White
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