IMAGINE XC CENTRE SPEAKER
As a two-way system in a dual-woofer horizontal format with a pair of 5 1/4″ woofers, this centre channel is engineered to maximize performance in multi-channel systems. Its clean lines and slim cabinet design will suit today’s ultra-flat TVs. We matched this carefully in timbre with the other Imagine X models for ultimate flexibility when setting up your home cinema system.
True-to-nature sound is the design goal of all PSB Speakers. Imagine X brings a new level of realism to these affordable speakers applying the latest speaker materials and technology to PSB’s most popular models. PSB’s designers focused on simplicity—distilling sound to its purest essence—in order to bring listeners, the experience that they really love.
ACOUSTIC RESEARCH MAKES THE DIFFERENCE
Through many years of research at the National Research Council Canada NRC, home to one of the world’s most advanced acoustical laboratories, our design team at PSB Speakers has learned not only what people love to hear, but also how they hear it in a room. Critical to the Imagine X 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, we were the first company to use the NRC for loudspeaker development and we remain the most active user of the facility today. Our experience with the NRC, how we interpret the data and implement it into the design of our Imagine X speakers, sets us apart from other speaker manufacturers. It has allowed us to focus on our primary goal—delivering real sound for real people.
“By conducting carefully controlled blind speaker tests, then measuring all the speakers to see what sonic characteristics appealed to the listeners in the tests, we were able to figure out what matters and what doesn’t.” – Paul Barton, Founder, and Chief Designer
REAL SOUND FOR REAL PEOPLE
Four models, one objective: to reproduce the most accurate sound available for the money. Imagine X models are all carefully matched in timbre, giving you the flexibility to combine any of the models to work together in many different rooms and system setups.
On-Axis @ 0°±3dB – 50-23,000Hz
On-Axis @ 0°±1 1/2dB – 65-20,000Hz
Off-Axis @ 30°±1 1/2dB – 65-10,000Hz
LF Cutoff -10dB – 45Hz
Anechoic Chamber – 88dB
Listening Room – 90dB
Nominal – 8 Ohms
Minimum – 4 Ohms
Recommended – 20 – 150 Watts
Program – 150 Watts
Size W x H x D
19 1/8 x 6 3/4 x 11 1/8” **
485 x 170 x 280mm
Net – 19.8lb 9kg/each
Shipping – 22.2lb 10.1kg/each