New speakers, designed for 'precision, poise and power', are built for wide bandwidth and ease of drive

PMC has added to its i range of speakers the PB1i, which sits between the big OB1i and the enormous EB1i.

Designed to offer an easy load for a wide range of amplifiers, the new speakers stand just over 108cm tall, sell for £5500 a pair and claim to work all the way down to 24Hz, thanks to the company's Advanced Transmission Line design.

The three-way speaker combines twin 16.5cm bass drivers , a 7.5cm midrange unit and a 27mm tweeter. The bass units are a new PMC model, using stiffened doped cones, and are of a long-throw design mounted in cast magnesium chassis.

The 7.5cm soft-dome midrange unit, familiar from other PMC designs, is mounted in its own acoustically inert enclosure, while the tweeter is a PMC/SEAS Solonex design, using a soft-dome diaphragm and the same slotted faceplate found in other i-series PMC speakers.

A 31-element crossover splits the drivers up at 380Hz and 3.8kHz, and the speaker is fitted with three pairs of terminals for triwiring or even triamping.

More after the break

The speaker has 87dB/W/m sensitivity and 6ohm impedance, comes complete with stabilising plinth and spikes, and is available in a choice of real wood finishes: walnut, cherry, oak and black ash.