|PSB Releases Info on Image Series Speakers|
|Home Theater News Speaker Systems News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Friday, 17 July 2009|
Image B5 and B6 Monitors
The Images’ two monitors — the B5 and B6 — are ideal for multichannel deployments, 2.1 subwoofer/satellite systems, and main-channel use in smaller rooms or systems. They feature a single 5-1/4-inch and 6-1/2-inch speaker plus the one-inch tweeter in 12-1/2-inch and 14-inch high cabinets, respectively. They share the injection-molded, clay/ceramic-filled polypropylene designs of the Tower drivers, which also include dual magnets, polycarbonate baskets, and rubber surrounds. The monitors are rated up to 125 and 150 watts at 6 ohms, respectively.
The speakers also feature 40mm rear ports and, like the Towers, PSB’s sturdy multiway gold-plated binding posts that accept bare wire, lugs, banana plugs, open and closed spades, and enable bi-wiring and bi-amplification. Bi-wiring reduces interference by allowing the two channels to separate electronically when routed through an amplifier. Bi-amping allows the use of two amplifiers to separately power the woofer and the tweeter.
Image B4 Sub-Compact Monitor/Surround
A smaller addition to the Image Series, the B4 is comprised of a new four-inch woofer and a one-inch titanium tweeter. Intended for Home Theater or multichannel applications, the two-way system fits in a cabinet only 5-1/4 inches wide by 9-1/8 inches high by 6-1/2 inches deep, making it as easy to place as a conventional bookshelf speaker. It shares the driver platform and design features of the larger models, and adds to the series’ broad appeal and flexibility. The compact size is ideal for today’s urban, modern decors.
The Image C4 and C5 Center Channels
The C4 and C5 Center Channel speakers deliver their two-way systems in a dual-woofer horizontal format. Engineered to maximize performance in multichannel applications, the C4 pairs two four-inch woofers with the one-inch titanium tweeter, while the C5 employs a pair of 5-1/4-inch woofers. The cabinets are only 5-1/4-inch and 7-1/8-inch high, making them easy to place near today’s legions of new flat-screen TVs.
The Image S5 Surround
Compact and versatile, the bipole S5 Surround performs admirably on a shelf or stand, or wall-mounted (hardware included). It joins a pair of 5-1/4-inch woofers with a pair of one-inch titanium tweeters, and is rated up to 150 watts at 6 ohms for maximum coverage and output. Its cabinet dimensions are 11-5/8 inches wide by 11-3/4 inches high by a mere 6-7/8 inches deep.