|PSB Platinum Ovation Theater System Plus|
|Home Theater Loudspeakers Speaker Systems|
|Written by Thomas Garcia|
|Tuesday, 01 February 2005|
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Shortcomings for the PSBs are few and pertain mostly to optimization and installation rather than overall performance. Though the main loudspeakers occupy a very small footprint, the subwoofer is another story. The sub is moderately large and the opposing drivers make for a challenging exercise in optimizing its location. Locating it too close to a corner, unless it is positioned diagonally, will corner-load one of the drivers and cause some abnormalities in the frequency response.
With the gray color option and light or dark grilles available for the surrounds, some décor conscious individuals will struggle to put these sizable loudspeakers on neutral colored walls.
The PSB Platinums are solid, well-built loudspeakers and their fit and finish is topnotch. Great attention has been given to the system’s overall design engineering and final sound quality. Their ability to handle wide dynamics, together with a neutral, smooth frequency response, made the PSBs equally capable of deciphering both demanding home theater and complex music reproduction. Timbre matching between loudspeakers produced seamless left to right and front to back transitions. The cohesiveness between the T6 mains, C2 center and S2 surrounds imparted an openness and transparency that allowed acoustical nuances to bloom from all quadrants of the soundstage. Coupled with the low-frequency extension and visceral impact of the SubSonic 10 subwoofer, the Platinum system had few limitations. There is no doubt that the high performance standards established by the Platinum Ovation Theater System Plus will continue the long-lasting legacy of PSB.