Speakers PSB Image T 5 + Center

Character has tended the PSB image T 5 (1000 euros the pair) to take a more gentle, deliberate on thoroughness and race game.

  1. Speakers PSB image T 5 + Center
  2. Data sheet

The sixth candidate comes from PSB, a Canadian provider with about 40 years of experience. Appropriately attractive and timeless the image seems T 5, which is among the more elegant representatives of their class, eventually many optical reasons want to have no caliber as jamo and Nubert under the nose.

What’s wrong with the PSB in size, trying to make up for it by clean processing and ambitious chassis. The clean painted wall of sound is noticeably rounded at the edges, takes the rigor to the design. The body is covered in black ash or cherry veneer either.

The cone chassis divided into two and a half ways classical manner lows and MIDs and use high-attenuation membranes made of polypropylene with stiffening offerings of ceramic. In the heights attacks the T 5 to a titanium dome that protects from overheating with Ferrofluid in the air gap.

The Canadian sounds delicate and stressed cultivated

Character toward the Canadian to take a rather gentle, deliberate on thoroughness and race game. The impetuous attack of the jamo she held their considerable neutrality, sounded at all roundness but not quite so Bell-clean and lively as the monitor audio. Nevertheless: For lovers of authorized and cultured pace the PSB is worth a sin.

The corresponding Center: PSB image C 5

Boxes with coax chassis, as do yourself KEF, Tannoy, Cabasse at Center harmony easier, because there is no difference in this form of construction between horizontal and vertical dispersion. But also here there is the problem that Center will find many other acoustic conditions through furniture and close screens as the main speaker. Even three completely identical front speakers can produce then not very homogeneous Frontstaging.

All that same high and angled to three identical boxes have good cards. This also with standing speakers, such as a high-mounted canvas as a screen is feasible. The center of PSB is one of the bright spots in the field. He uses the same chassis as the status box and comes to similar timbre and dynamic values. The quieter deep bass due to the much smaller housing upsets in practice hardly.

PSB image T5

Manufacturer PSB
Price €1000.00
Rating 48.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

General data
Width 21.4 cm
Height 93.6 cm
Depth 32.5 cm
Weight: 16.6 kg
Installation tip: free-standing, distance 2.5 m, normal damped rooms up to 35 m²
Measured values
Operating voltage for 90 dB SPL 4.3 V
Impedance minimum stp 4.0 ohms
Maximum volume upper value 103 dB
Maximum volume lower value (> 45 Hz) 103 dB
Lower cut-off frequency (-3dB) 38 Hz
Lower cut-off frequency (-6 dB) 32 Hz
Short conclusion Timeless shaped price obtained very high quality stand box with ceramic-reinforced membranes and two and a half ways. Elegant, laid-back sound character with a pleasant precision and high neutrality.
Sound Top-class
Naturalness 11
Fine resolution 9
Border dynamics 8
Bass quality 9
Figure 11
Sound points (70 points) 48
Measured values 8
Practice 5
Valency 7
Overall rating (max. 120 points) well 68
Price / performance good – very good
tested in output 2 / 10