PSB Speakers Alpha Mini Floorstanding Speakers

4.72/5 (25 Reviews) MSRP : $199.00


Product Description

This tiny (6-1/2 x 10-3/8 x 9-3/4 inches) bookshelf speaker combines a 5-1/4-inch woofer (treated fiber cone and rubber surround) with a 1/2-inch polycarbonate dome tweeter that is cooled with ferrofluid.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Henry Underwood a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 3, 2003

Bottom Line:   
An amazing bookshelf speaker with great bass response and "musicality." I have used them alone for a few years listening to mostly electronic and dance music. I am currently driving them with a Yamaha USB device called with RP-U100, which claims to have about 30 watts for each f the two channels. But I have found they make more volume than i ever care to use anyway :). They have also been powered much more generously by a Nakamichi RE-3. These are great bookshelf speakers that don't need a lot of power. They make very good bass, but are a great match for a tight, powered subwoofer.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Local Retailer



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

Date Reviewed: September 20, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I have often recommended the Alpha Minis to those looking to budget bookshelf speakers but realize I have never reviewed them.

I have reviewed several other speakers at audioreview: Aperion 502d, Axiom Mzeroti, Polk r10, and Pinnacle PN5+ and these are probably the most difficult ones to review.

Difficult because they really seem to be to have any particular sound or coloration. Treble is detailed but not analytical, midrange neutral and bass appears to go deeper then any of the above speakers.

I get the impression these speakers were voiced to work well with budget components and recordings of less then audiophile quality. Using a tube amp in place of a generic receiver didn't have the impact on the sound that seemed to help some of the other speakers.

Conversely the Alpha minis seemed to sound good regardless of the type of music or recording quality. A rare quality indeed.

Without knowing ones musical taste or what equipment a listener would be using I would probaly be inclined to recommend these before any of the above mentioned speakers.

Are they better then all the above? No. But all around think most listeners, especially new into hifi, would really appreciate the overall sound and their ability to add life to flat or poor quality recordings.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   YAWA



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by johnrivers a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: January 27, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Great set of speakers (for the price and size). I bought them for the kitchen and was rather surprised at the bloom and bass of these little speakers. Upper octave range was handled well too.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   YAWAonline.com



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

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Wonderful, open sound, with surprising base from so small a speaker. Outstanding vocals as well. My listening room is 13x13, and this speaker fills it nicely.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   YAWA



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

Date Reviewed: March 1, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Excellent! No drawn out review here. These speakers sound wonderful and I'm surprised at the quality of the low range. Superb speakers for the money.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $149.00

Purchased At:   YAWA




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