(September 6, 2021) Preorders are open for PSB's all-new flagship Synchrony Series of speakers. Comprised of the T600 Tower Speaker (MSRP $7,999/pair) and B600 Bookshelf Speakers (MSRP $2,499/pair), both models are offered in Satin Walnut Veneer and High Gloss Black finishes.
The Synchrony T600 and B600 were designed and engineered under the direction of Paul Barton in the acoustics lab at Canada's National Research Council. The speakers' acoustic foundation is anchored by rock-solid MDF cabinets with aluminum-clad front baffles to suppress baffle talk around the drive frame, while the T600 isolates each woofer with tuned chambers and rear-firing ports to combat in-speaker standing waves. Advanced Linkwitz-Riley 4th order crossovers, 6.5" woofers complete with mass-loaded rubber surrounds and woven carbon fiber cones, 1" titanium dome tweeters, and, for the T600, IsoAcoustic GAIA II isolation feet and a five-way transitional array deployed to randomize floor bounce, round out a lengthy list of features.
Synchrony is scheduled to begin shipping in North America on September 16, 2021, the same day that PSB is unveiling the speaker with an online event hosted by founder and chief designer Paul Barton. For more information, read PSB's full press release, below.
PSB Launches Flagship Synchrony Series in North America
The Synchrony T600 tower and B600 bookshelf speakers represent the finest application of the brand's "True to Nature" design philosophy
PICKERING, ONTARIO, CANADA SEPTEMBER 1, 2021 - PSB Speakers, long renowned for excellence in loudspeaker design, announced their new flagship Synchrony Series consisting of the T600 Tower Speakers (US$7,999/pair MSRP), and the B600 Bookshelf Speakers (US$2,499/pair MSRP). Previous generations of Synchrony speakers have been acknowledged worldwide for their consistency, outstanding performance, and excellent value. This latest generation is no exception, continuing PSB Speakers' legacy of balancing scientific principles and honest acoustic design. Both models are offered in a choice of Satin Walnut Veneer and High Gloss Black finishes. Pre-orders begin September 1st, with product availability and delivery commencing September 16, 2021. North America only at present.
Like all PSB Speakers products, the Synchrony T600s and B600s were designed and engineered at the world-famous acoustics lab at Canada's National Research Council (NRC) by a team of highly regarded acoustic specialists guided by renowned PSB Speakers Founder and Chief Acoustic Designer, Paul Barton.
The Synchrony T600 Premium Tower Speaker features an all-new 5-way transitional array capable of delivering the most technically refined and demanding music and film recordings, with unmatched tonal, spatial, and dynamic accuracy. Consisting of 3 x 6.5" woofers and a 5.25"midrange driver, all with cast aluminum baskets, woven carbon fibre cones and rubber surrounds, and a 1" titanium dome tweeter with Ferrofluid and Neodymium magnet, the new driver platform results in a dramatic reduction of non-linear distortion, allowing for higher sound pressure levels without compression or increased THD and IM distortion. The advanced driver assembly features four elements (Faraday ring, shorted turn, longer voice coil, symmetrical magnetic drive) that all work in harmony to reduce driver distortion.
The T600s feature unbelievably robust, acoustically inert MDF cabinets with aluminum-clad front baffles for maximum rigidity and density, with individually-tuned chambers and rear-firing ports for each woofer to break up in-speaker standing waves.
The amplitude-perfect Linkwitz-Riley 4th order crossover network of the T600 is the most advanced crossover that PSB Speakers has ever utilized, featuring high-voltage polyfilm capacitors and oxygen-free interconnect wire for complete driver control.
The T600s incorporate custom-designed IsoAcoustics integrated isolation feet, based on the same 3-part technology of their award-winning GAIA II isolators. Along with the outrigger stabilizers, the isolators provide a high degree of speaker isolation and control, while resisting lateral movement and oscillations to maintain accuracy and alignment with the listening position. Internal reflections with the supporting surface are attenuated resulting in greater sound clarity and openness.
Available in two gorgeous finishes, Satin Walnut veneer and High Gloss Black, the T600 features magnet-mounted acoustically-transparent fabric grilles. Using the two provided bass port covers, listeners can fine tune the bass to control common room resonance problems at low frequencies. Also included are two speaker terminal jumper bars to allow for tri-and bi-wiring, as well as tri-and bi-amping. The insulated 5-way binding posts offer versatility in speaker terminal connectors.
Using the same all-new driver platform as the flagship Synchrony T600 towers, the B600 can be an easy complement to the towers or a standalone stand-out compact listening option. The 2-way bass reflex design features a 6.5" woofer with cast aluminium basket and woven carbon fibre cone, and a 1" titanium dome tweeter with Ferrofluid and Neodymium magnet. The light and rigid nature of woven carbon fibre cone delivers wider bandwidth -- about half an octave deeper bass response over other PSB driver designs -- with greater efficiency (88dB at 1m), higher power handling, and lower distortion.
Heavily braced MDF cabinets with aluminum-clad front baffles on the B600 provide maximum rigidity and density to reduce "baffle talk” around the drive frame. A rear-firing port regulates air compression in the cabinet. The IsoAcoustics isolating feet on the B600 provide a secure, stable, non-resonant connection with the optional SST-24 stand or other mounting surface.
The amplitude-perfect Linkwitz-Riley 4th order crossover network of the B600 features high-voltage polyfilm capacitors and oxygen-free interconnect wire for complete driver control.
Listeners can customize their experience with speaker terminal jumper bars to allow for bi-amping or bi-wiring for better matching between the power amplifier and speaker. The insulated dual 5-way binding posts offer versatility in speaker terminal connectors.
“Rooted in legacy, the new PSB Synchrony T600 and B600 represent the finest application of the brand's design philosophy”, says Joe De Jesus, PSB Product Manager. “Featuring new drivers, crossover network, cabinet design and built-in IsoAcoustics isolators, Synchrony delivers an immersive, tonally accurate, true to nature soundscape that carries the listener right to the edge of the "actually being there" experience.”
Key Features of the PSB Synchrony Series
- 6.5" woofer(s) with woven carbon fibre cone, cast aluminum basket, mass-loaded rubber surround, and advanced motor structure
- 1" titanium dome tweeter with Ferrofluid damping and Neodymium magnet
- Amplitude-perfect Linkwitz-Riley 4th-order acoustic crossover
- Low-resonance MDF cabinet design with aluminum-clad front baffles
- Integrated acoustic isolators from IsoAcoustics
- 5.25” midrange driver*
- Individually tuned chambers with rear-firing ports for each woofer*
- Five-way transitional array design that randomizes the floor bounce*
- Outrigger stabilizers with integrated IsoAcoustics GAIA II isolators*
- Satin Walnut Veneer and High Gloss Black finishes with acoustically transparent, magnetically attached grilles
Synchrony Live Event
Join PSB for an intimate look at the new Synchrony Series, PSB Speakers’ latest flagship line, with Founder and Chief Designer Paul Barton on September 16th at 4PM ET (1PM PT)
To register, sign up online: http://www.psbspeakers.com/synchronyliveevent/
About PSB Speakers
Since 1972, Founder and Chief Designer, Paul Barton, has been cementing his legacy as an expert in designing and building high-fidelity speakers that incorporate scientific principles in psychoacoustics. Almost 50 years later and now a strategic part of Lenbrook International’s global portfolio, PSB Speakers’ products are sold in more than 70 markets where the brand sets the standard for “True to Nature” sound and is critically acclaimed for its value-driven and non-fatiguing speaker design. With an expansive suite of products that include audiophile speakers, ANC headphones, powerful and musical subwoofers, and a family of installed speaker solutions, PSB Speakers is designed and built to bring life to recorded music at world class levels.