PSB Intros New Line of Premium CustomSound Solutions
High Performance Architectural Speakers Feature Quality Construction, Ease of Installation
CEDIA Expo Denver Colorado September 25, 2013 — PSB Speakers, long renowned for affordable excellence in loudspeaker design, introduced four new CustomSound speakers designed for high performance custom installation. Two new in-wall (W-LCR, W-LCR 2) and two in-ceiling (C-LCR, C-SUR) models offer the same natural sound that PSB is known for along combined with high quality construction and remarkable ease of installation.
All four CustomSound models feature premium materials such as Clay/Ceramic-filled, Polypropylene cone woofers with rubber surround, 1” Titanium dome tweeters with Ferrofluid cooling, Sealed MDF backboxes, frameless magnetic grilles, and gold-plated spring-loaded binding posts. Pre-construction brackets are available to order.
W-LCR ($799 MSRP) – an In-Wall, 2-Way design features two 5 ¼” Woofers combined with PSB’s renowned 1″ Titanium Dome Tweeter to provide a natural sound that is perfect for stereo music or as a left, center or right speaker in home theater applications. These can also be used as surround speakers for 5.1 and 7.1 systems.
W-LCR 2 ($999 MSRP)- an In-Wall, 3-Way design adds a 4″ Midrange driver in addition to the two 5 ¼” Woofers providing enhanced output capability and lower distortion, especially at high SPLs. The Midrange and Tweeter are mounted together on a rotatable sub-baffle to provide perfect dispersion characteristics whether mounted vertically or horizontally. This makes the W-LCR 2 perfect for use as a Center speaker in a home theater or for ultra-high performance stereo presentations in larger rooms.
C-LCR ($799) – In-Ceiling design uses the same driver complement as the W-LCR but due to the additional depth offered by ceiling mounting provides a useful increase in sensitivity and bass extension. The C-LCR offers an optimal solution for installations where wall mounting is not desired or practical (masonry walls for example). The driver angle has been carefully calculated for optimal dispersion characteristics and special damping material is used to prevent early reflections from the baffle, which could compromise stereo imaging and voice articulation.
C-SUR ($799) – the diffuse dispersion characteristics of the CustomSound C-SUR In-Ceiling dual mode speaker is perfect for side and back surround channels in a multi-channel home theater. Another interesting application is in long narrow spaces like corridors and hallways where one C-SUR can take the place of two or more In-Ceiling speakers while offering superior sonic performance with fewer amplifier channels and easier installation.
Unlike other In-Wall and In-Ceiling speakers whose performance is compromised by the very structures into which they are installed; PSB includes a superbly engineered enclosure that ensures the acoustic integrity of the design in every installation.
For years, PSB’s speakers have been hailed by critics and music lovers alike for their clear midrange presence, uncluttered bass, smooth extended highs and natural sound. The new CustomSound in-wall and in-ceiling speaker not only embody these sonic attributes, they are cleverly designed to provide flexible configurations that custom installers will readily appreciate.
The new CustomSound models can be utilized on their own or combined with other PSB speakers to create a truly customized Home Theater package.
Coaxing this high level of performance from a custom speaker with narrow depth 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 an architectural speaker like our CustomSound models 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 CustomSound speakers are voiced to perfectly integrate with other PSB models of In-Room, On-Wall and subwoofers.”
Key Features of the PSB CustomSound models:
Clay/Ceramic-filled Polypropylene Cone Woofers with Rubber Surround
1” Titanium dome tweeters with Ferrofluid cooling
Sealed MDF backboxes for sound isolation predictable results
Frameless magnetic grilles for finished seamless appearance
Gold-plated, spring-loaded binding posts
Lenbrook will be showing the new PSB CustomSound models at CEDIA Expo in Denver, Colorado September 26-28 in Booth # 1624.
Founded in 1972, by renowned speaker designer Paul Barton, PSB is a leading speaker brand celebrating more than forty years of innovation and value. 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 U.S. by Lenbrook America.
Mark Stone, Marketing Manager
Phone: (540) 349-9648
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