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Phase Technology PC1
3 Reviews
rating  3.67 of 5


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Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Mark Chandler a an Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 22, 1998

Bottom Line:   
I recently purchased 2 pair of the PC-1's and a PC center for a new home theater system I put together. After listening to many different speakers including, Mission 701's, Paradigm Titans, Klipsch KSB 1.1 and 2.1's I kept returning to the PC-1's. These speakers are incredible. Yes there are better sounding speakers but for the price I couldn't find anything close. The other equipment I purchased was a Denon AVR-2700 and a HSU Research TN-825. After I purchased these speakers I went with a friend to listen to some B&W, Theil, & Martin Logans. After listening to these incredibly expensive speakers I was even more pleased with my purchase. While they are not as good as the Theil's I felt they sounded as good as the B&W's and better than the Martin Logans. They also weren't anywhere close to the price of any of the three speakers. If your looking for a speaker in the $500.00 price range these are speakers you should hear!

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Overall Rating:1
Submitted by PAUL a an Audiophile

Date Reviewed: March 26, 1998

Bottom Line:   
If you like the dry analytical sound of the NHT Superone's, you'll love these speakers. They sound like the Superone's on steroids. The bass is thick and boomy, which overuns a thin midrange. The highs are tinny and bright. However the one strength these speakers have is a huge soundstage. Even so, instruments are poorly defined and there is an overall lack of focus.

And this is with a McCormack amp.


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Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Dennis a an Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 6, 1998

Bottom Line:   
The PC1's are the entry level speaker in Phase Technology's Audiophile PC Range. They are a small bookshelf speakers, beautifully handcrafted in Oak and made in the US.
Tonally they are one of the best sounding speakers i've heard at any price range. Clear crisp and detailed, with a transparant and articulate midrange which makes them great for vocals and Jazz. I auditioned them against the Sonus Faber Concerto's and Proac Tablette 50. I preferd the PC1's over both. The PC1's greatest strength may be their huge soundstage. Instruments float in space and the soundstage is deep and wide. This is unusual for a small and inexpensive bookshelf speaker.

As with any small bookshelf speaker overall bass is limited. The Pc1's produce a large amount of bass for their size. Unfortunately most of it is boomy midbass. The designer of these speakers has seemed to put too much performance in such a small package. The bass often becomes rough and compressed with rock music. At times this speakers can be quite unmusical.

OVERALL. The Phase Technology PC1's are a phenomenal value. However they are unmusical at times. But what the hell do you want for $550.00. Their neutrality and transparency make them a great match for tube amps like the Jolida502.
System matching is critical. These speakers are a must hear in the $500 price range.

Current system:
Marantz CD17
Jolida 502B

Other equipment used:
HK 620 integrated amp
HK ap2500 preamp and HK 2100 power amp.

5 stars

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