PSB Speakers Alpha Bookshelf Speakers

4.75/5 (4 Reviews)


Product Description

PSB BOOKSHELF SPEAKERS 90 WTS 5 1/4 => Model ALPHA B


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by shoes a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: May 18, 2011

Bottom Line:   
i got these used for 160 dol can with the nice oak finnish they sound great but i found they really shine when playing country got the mirage frx three and they sound even better widder soundstage rock ripps paid the same price as the psb i just put a piture in of some of my speakers the frx are there somewhere

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2008



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Stliong a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 3, 2009

Bottom Line:   
No other bookshelves at the price I paid for is more balanced and realistic sounding. The midrange is better against some $1000 bookshelves. Bass is very tight. Treble is acceptable for speakers at that price. Even against the Usher S-520, it still came out on top. So the Usher goes to my office system. Overall rating is for sound quality and satisfaction.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2008

Price Paid:    $230.00

Purchased At:   Authorized Dealer



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by yossarian a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 20, 2005

Bottom Line:   
I was originally turned on to PSB when my best friend bought a pair of the old Alpha Mites (4 1/2" woofer) for our college dorm room. I liked them a lot, but didn't fully appreciate the sound until I went home on a break and listened to my Polk RT25 mains, which sounded boomy in the midbass by comparison. I immediately upgraded to the PSB Alpha Minis, which I loved. I ended up buying the Alpha B speaks because my wife's cat was using the Mini's cloth grills as scratching posts. Since the grills were unremovable, I decided to move them out of reach and bought the Alpha Bs, which have steel grills and matched my center, the Alpha C. On the whole, the Minis vs. the Bs are nearly identical in sound- neutral and detailed, with good bass for the size, but you'll want to add a sub for full range sound. I have a B&W ASW600, and the blend is virtually seemless. The only difference I've heard with PSB's new Alpha series, and it's extremely subtle, is that the older series was a little more laid back sounding. I've read that this was to counter the harsh recordings of early CDs, and that with the advent of high res sound, PSB made the sound a little more forward. Emphasis again on extremely small difference in sound. It took me a long time of A and B comparison to come to a conclusion. Anyway, if you have enjoyed PSB in the past, the Alpha B is a worthy successor, and if you're unfamiliar with the line, it's excellent performer for the price and in general.
My audio system:
Denon AVR 1801 receiver
Toshiba SD-2800 DVD player
PSB Alpha B mains
PSB Alpha C center
PSB Alpha Mini rears
B&W ASW600 sub
AR and Radio Shack Gold wires

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $190.00

Purchased At:   Audio Video Creation



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kane Platt a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 28, 2004

Bottom Line:   
I own a company that edits tv commercials and movies. I was looking for a natural sounding small speaker to replace the flat sound of the speakers that came with our 7 editing sysytems, but did not want to spend $1000 per room. The Alpha B's were highly reccomended in Sterophile so I bought one pair to try. I could not believe the difference between these and the KRK's which were twice as expensive about 5 years ago. They have a pleasingly uncolored and detailed sound reproduction which is perfect for film projects. Voices are clear and true. I have also listened extensively to various types of music at both high and low volumes and have found myself smiling because at this price, I shouldn't be able to suddenly hear backgrouund vocals on songs I've been listening to for years. I also sampled the B&W LM1's in my cutting room, but was dissapointed in the sometimes harsh brightness and anemic bass. While the bass handling of the Alpha B's doesn't really produce below 50hz, the rear port, when the speaker is about a foot from the wall, provides much livelier bass than I expected from a speaker this size. I find the over all sound to exceptionally rich and balanced, especially for a bookshelf speaker, especially at this price.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   800stereo.com




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