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PMC PB1i review

Simply excellent speakers: big, bold and accomplished Tested at £6650

5 Star Rating

Our Verdict

These are simply excellent speakers: big bold and accomplished. You'll really enjoy listening to them


  • Very articulate with exceptional dynamics


  • Need space

Although slimmer than some of the company's loudspeakers, PMC's new PB1is will still dwarf a smaller room.

At 109cm tall and 40cm deep, these hefty floorstanders need space to work, although they're not fussy about positioning or partnering kit.

Internally, there's more to the PB1's outwardly conservative design than meets the eye.

They feature a transmission-line design with four sections for exceptional bass response (the company claims extension down to 24Hz), and as is PMC's wont, every drive unit is designed to exacting standards, with exceptional attention to detail.

And the sound? The biggest compliment we can pay the PB1is is that they simply let the music flow.

They're beautifully rounded, supremely articulate and blessed with exceptional dynamics, but they're also unshowy, with a likeable knack of getting out of the way (sonically, at least) to leave you focussed on your favourite tunes.


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General Information

Manufacturer Website Address
Brand NamePMC
Product Seriesi
Product TypeSpeaker
ManufacturerPMC, Ltd
Manufacturer Part NumberPB1i
Product NamePMC PB1i
Product ModelPB1i


Package Contents
  • PB1i Speaker
  • Spikes
  • Allen Key
  • Lock Nuts
Environmentally FriendlyYes
Environmental CertificationEU WEEE

Technical Information

Minimum Frequency Response28 Hz
Crossover Type3-way
Sensitivity87 dB
RMS Output Power350 W
Impedance6 Ohm
Maximum Frequency Response25 kHz
Driver Type165.10 mm Alloy Woofer

Physical Characteristics

Form FactorStand Mountable
Width204 mm
Depth401 mm
Weight Approximate26 kg
Height1084 mm
Dimensions1084 mm (H): 204 mm (W): 401 mm (D)


Limited Warranty5 Year