Alpha AM5 is a 2-way Powered Bass Reflex Bookshelf speaker by PSB. Alpha AM5's built-in amplifier provides 100-watt RMS. The built-in power amplifier saves space & eliminates the need to connect PSB Alpha AM5 to a stereo receiver or external power amp. It features a 0.75" Hard-Dome Tweeter and 1 x 5.25" Polypropylene Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 55-20k Hz. PSB Alpha AM5 has an MSRP of 599$ per pair.
Alpha AM5 is a member of PSB's Alpha series of Powered speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
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PSB Alpha AM5 has a Frequency response range of 55-20k Hz. At a minimum frequency of 55 Hz, Alpha AM5 will provide an average bass depth so depending on your use case, you may consider supplementing your system with a subwoofer.
Visit our Powered Subwoofers section to find a subwoofer to find out more about the available options.
Here we have a comparison of how Alpha AM5's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Among the speakers in our database with a max MSRP price of 750$ (Pair), these are the 5 Powered Bookshelf speakers that have the deeper bass levels than the PSB Alpha AM5's 55Hz:
PSB Alpha AM5 employs Built-in 5.0 Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from your Bluetooth-enabled devices such as Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC, Mac computers/laptops. Alpha AM5 can playback up to 24-bit / 48 kHz with compatible devices.
PSB Alpha AM5 supports the following Bluetooth Codecs when used with supported devices:
Inputs and Outputs
- 3.5mm Minijack Input
- USB Port: microUSB
- Phono Input
- Digital Input: Optical
PSB Alpha AM5 Speaker Size: Weight and Dimensions
PSB Alpha AM5 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 11.5 x 6.75 x 11inch (292.1 x 171.5 x 279.4mm ). Each speaker weighs 9.75kg / 21.5lbs.
Base Surface Area and Volume
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of PSB Alpha AM5 is approximately 479.2cm2 / 74.3inch2.
To have a better perspective on the real life size of PSB Alpha AM5, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we place the PSB Alpha AM5 virtually next to a standard width amplifier and turntable on a BDI Octave Media Cabinet to get a better idea about the size.
Here we have a comparison of how Alpha AM5's weight compared with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
PSB Alpha AM5 has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet and MDF, Wood-grain vinyl finish. Bass Reflex type loudspeakers (aka Ported, Vented or Reflex Port) have enclosures that uses a port, hole or vent cut into the cabinet. Ported designs are generally more efficient than the Sealed designs.
PSB Alpha AM5 comes with 8 Self-adhesive rubber feet
which you can use to secure your loudspeaker on the surface that you are putting on.
It is always recommended to use some kind of feet under all types of speakers. Besides limiting the movement of the speakers, it also compensates for non-flat surfaces and limits the contact surface area of the speaker. Rubber based feet also help isolating the vibrations within certain frequency ranges.
PSB Alpha AM5 is a rear-firing port speaker so you have to make sure you leave enough space between the back of the speaker and wall or bookshelf so that it has room to breathe.
PSB Alpha AM5 is available in Matte Black, Matte White.
Alpha AM5 doesn't sport any built-in mounting bracket so you need an external structure to mount on walls.
Alpha AM5 comes with Magnetic grilles. The purpose of the grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound pass as clearly as possible.
What's in the Box of PSB Alpha AM5?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Alpha AM5:
Powered speaker Passive speaker 2 Grilles AC power adapter (attached 45-inch DC cord) 4-feet AC power cord Remote control (PSR-1) 2 AAA batteries 8-feet Speaker cable 58-inch Stereo minijack cable 8 Self-adhesive rubber feet Connection Diagram Warranty Card
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the PSB Alpha AM5, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for PSB Alpha AM5
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the PSB Alpha AM5 speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for PSB Alpha AM5
1 Year of parts warranty and 1 Year of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.