W1 and W3 Combine Unique Flexibility, Ease of Installation and Remarkable Sound Quality
Pickering, Ontario November 5, 2012 -- PSB Speakers, long renowned for affordable excellence in loudspeaker design, introduced two innovative On-Wall models for the company's popular Imagine Series.
The inherent sound quality of virtually all flat panel displays is poor at best so the new PSB Imagine W1 and W3 are designed to provide simple, great-sounding audio solutions.
The new low-profile W1 and W3 on-walls, measuring only 3" deep, are engineered specifically for this challenging application and blend ease of installation and solutions-based flexibility with PSB's renowned sound quality. Finished in high gloss black, the elegant industrial design and superb fit and finish of the new PSB on-walls will perfectly complement the finest displays while delivering exceptional sonic performance, typical of PSB.
The Imagine W1 ($599 MSRP) is a single-channel speaker that can be mounted vertically or horizontally and further utilized individually as a front left, center, or surround-sound speaker. W1 can also be used as a stereo pair for high-performance audio.
The Imagine W3 ($1199 MSRP) combines left, center and right channels in one easy-to-install enclosure that can be wall-mounted or placed on a surface. The custom-designed drivers for each channel are sealed internally in individual chambers so they function as three discrete speakers for superior imaging and soundstage. Engineered as a 'front of room' solution, W3 clearly takes the conventional sound bar concept to a much higher level of performance.
For years, PSB's Imagine Series speakers have been hailed by critics and music lovers alike for their clear midrange presence, uncluttered bass, smooth extended highs and natural sound.
The Imagine W1 and W3 On-Wall speakers not only embody these sonic attributes, they are cleverly designed to provide flexible configurations that custom installers will readily appreciate.
The new Imagine On-Walls can be employed on their own or combined with other PSB speakers to create a truly customized Home Theater package.
Coaxing this high level of performance from such a slim profile speaker is an engineering feat, however 40 years of experience along with a deep working knowledge of acoustics gives PSB Speakers
a clear advantage. Like all PSB Speakers, final voicing is performed by Paul Barton at Canada's famed National Research Council. PSB's research has revealed how listener preferences can be integrated into
a wide range of speaker designs for many different applications, yet all featuring consistent sound quality that is natural and lifelike.
"Properly designing a wall-hugging speaker like the Imagine W1 requires a thorough understanding of acoustics to get sound that is true-to-nature," explained Paul Barton, Founder and Chief Designer
of PSB Speakers. "PSB has perfected the tools required to get the optimal result for every loudspeaker application. The Imagine On-Wall speakers are voiced to perfectly integrate with other PSB models of
In-Room, In-Wall, In-Ceiling speakers and subwoofers."
For complete ease of installation in mounted or free-standing applications, each speaker comes with a custom wall-mount bracket, pre-construction template and a tabletop stand. Available in November,
Imagine W1 will sell for $599 and W3 $1199, each MSRP.
Key Features of the PSB Imagine W1 and W3:
· W1 can be mounted vertically or horizontally for flexible configuration. Can be used individually, as stereo pairs or as part of surround-sound system.
· W3 combines sub-divided, discrete chambers for left, center and right channels in one easy-to-install enclosure for a complete front-of-room solution.
· Custom-designed drivers for each channel are mounted in individual chamber for superior imaging and soundstage.
· Designed sonically to integrate with other Imagine Series speakers
· Easy to install, comes complete. Each speaker comes with a custom wall mount bracket, pre-construction template and a tabletop stand for horizontal placement.
· Elegant industrial design, low-profile form factor and superb fit and finish complement the finest flat panel displays.
Founded in 1972, by renowned speaker designer Paul Barton, PSB is a leading global speaker brand celebrating its 40th anniversary. Now sold in more than thirty countries around the world, for music or movie listening, the company has set the standard for high-performance, high-value speakers. PSB products are distributed in the U.S. by Lenbrook America.