PSB Debuts W1, W3 Imagine On-Wall Speakers
PSB Imagine W1 Speaker
PSB just debuted the W1 and W3 as part of the company’s Imagine Series. Both work nicely alongside today’s flat-panel displays. PSB designed both speaker options to give today’s HDTVs a sound boost, without stealing away the spotlight from that big, beautiful image.
Both of the new models boast a black finish and a low profile of about 3 inches deep. The Imagine W1 is a single-channel speaker that can be mounted vertically or horizontally. PSB also says it can be used individually as a front left, center, or surround-sound speaker, or as a stereo pair. The Imagine W3, on the other hand, combines the left, center and right channels into one enclosure. It doesn’t have to be wall-mounted (although it’s an option), and it has custom drivers that function as three discrete speakers. Both models are designed to work alone or with other PSB speakers.
“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, PSB’s founder and chief designer. “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.”
PSB Speakers will start selling the Imagine W1 and Imagine W3 this month for $599 and $1,199, respectively. Expect both models to come with a custom wall-mount bracket, a pre-construction template and a tabletop stand.