According to a company press release, Canadian loudspeaker manufacturer PSB is introducing the SubSeries 500 ($2,150), its new flagship powered subwoofer. The SubSeries 500 is said to be capable of achieving a low-frequency output of 113 dB at 32 Hz thanks in part to its refined internal 500-watt Class-H amplifier and a bevy of technological advancements.
The release continues by saying that the subwoofer features a computer-modeled magnet structure and a 5 lb magnet. The woofer uses a woven-fiberglass 12-inch cone and an oversized surround that allows for exceptional excursion distances.
Borrowing cabinet construction innovations from the acclaimed PSB Synchrony series, the SubSeries 500 uses heavily laminated MDF panels joined by extruded aluminum corner pieces that lock the cabinet together to provide superb structural integrity that is nearly impervious to vibration. The cabinet, which is finished in furniture-grade wood veneers, also features visco-elastic feet to prevent the subwoofer from “walking” when placed on a hard, smooth surface.
The release adds that PSB refined its proven 500-watt Hybrid amplifier and calibrated it to complement the electro-acoustic characteristics of the SubSeries 500. The amplifier also features continuously variable 0°¬–360° phase compensation and continuous level and crossover controls. The speaker features filtered and crossover-bypass line-level inputs, pass-thru outputs, and audiophile-grade binding posts. It also has a 12-volt trigger input so it can be controlled by users’s universal remote controls.
For more information, visit www.psbspeakers.com.