Posted Tue Feb 9, 2016 at 09:00 AM PST by Steven Cohen
A new Atmos-enabled speaker module has been detailed.
PSB has revealed the latest addition to their speaker lineup. The Imagine XA is the company's first Dolby Atmos-enabled speaker module.
"Dolby Atmos takes home cinema sound to a completely new level by adding the 3rd dimension of height to the two-dimensional front/back left/right 5.1 sound mix." stated Paul Barton, Founder and Chief Designer of PSB Speakers. "Our team worked closely with Dolby engineers to meet and exceed their specs, which when properly implemented can move 'sound objects' like the sound of a bird in a tree above or the swoosh of an arrow past your face, delivering moving audio around the room with pinpoint accuracy. We believe the effect of the Imagine XA is totally convincing and really elevates the Home Cinema experience to new heights."
The Imagine XA Atmos module is designed to sit atop PSB's Imagine X floor-standing and bookshelf speakers, and can also work with other existing speaker models as well. To meet the Dolby Atmos spec and simulate overhead audio, the module features custom upward firing drivers that bounce sound off of the ceiling. The drivers include titanium dome tweeters with ferrofluid cooling and a neodymium magnet structure, clay/ceramic reinforced injection molded polypropylene cone woofers, and an advanced crossover design.
PSB's Imagine XA Dolby Atmos speaker modules will be available in March for a suggested retail price of $499 per pair.
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