PSB Imagine XB is a 2-way Passive Bass Reflex Bookshelf speaker by PSB. It features a 1" Hard-Dome Tweeter and 1 x 5.25" Clay/Ceramic/Poly Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 55-23k Hz and a sensitivity of 87 dB. PSB Imagine XB has an MSRP of 649$ per pair.
What size of room is the PSB Imagine XB speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the PSB Imagine XB is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various sizes of environments considering its size and max power parameters:
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(* Approximate Room sizes: Small < 100sq. ft / 9 m2, Mid-size: 100-220 sq. ft / 9-20 m2, Large 220-400 sq. ft / 20-36 m2, Very Large: > 400 sq. ft / 36 m2.
Average Floor Height: 9" / 2.7m. Typical room sizes differ from country to country, and the actual listening experience changes depending on floor height, room shape, surface materials, listening position, speaker locations, etc.)
What are the speakers in PSB's Imagine Series?
Imagine XB is a member of PSB's Imagine series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
PSB Imagine Series Speakers
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What is the Frequency Response of the PSB Imagine XB speaker?
PSB Imagine XB has a Frequency response range of 55-23k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 20-150 watts. At a minimum frequency of 55 Hz, Imagine XB will provide an average bass depth so depending on your use case, you may consider supplementing your system with a subwoofer.
To focus on the subwoofers that are in a similar price range with PSB Imagine XB, check out the Powered Subwoofers under $750. Alternatively, find the Full list of Powered Subwoofers regardless of the price.
Here we have a comparison of how Imagine XB's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
What is the Crossover frequency of PSB Imagine XB?
The Crossover frequency of the Imagine XB is set to 1800Hz. This is the threshold frequency where the higher frequency signals over this level are sent to the tweeter and the lower-frequency signals are sent to the woofer by the crossover component.
What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the PSB Imagine XB? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
PSB Imagine XB's nominal impedance level is 8 ohms
but can go down to as low as 4 ohms
, and has a sensitivity of 87 dB
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard nominal impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so PSB Imagine XB is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
With a sensitivity level of only 87 dB, PSB Imagine XB is a difficult to drive speaker from Sensitivity perspective, make sure to choose an amplifier with a high output if you like listening to your music at high volume levels. You may especially have a hard time using Tube amplifiers which are traditionally very low power compared to Class A/B or Class D speakers.
Minimum Impedance of PSB Imagine XB
Even though the nominal impedance of the Imagine XB is 8 ohms, the minimum impedance level of this speaker according to PSB is 4 ohms PSB Imagine XB so while choosing an amplifier, you should ideally check if the unit you are considering can provide this impedance level.
Check the amplifiers that are in a similar price range to the PSB Imagine XB:
Imagine XB features 5-Way post type connectors. Bi-amping and Bi-wiring are not possible.
PSB Imagine XB External Dimensions and Weight
PSB Imagine XB has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 12inch x 6.75inch x 10.75inch (302 x 170 x 271mm ).
Base Surface Area
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 Imagine XB is approximately 460.0cm2 / 71.3inch2.
The PSB Imagine XB weighs 5.60kg / 12.3lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how Imagine XB's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
PSB Imagine XB has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet and a MDF/Wood-grain 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 Imagine XB 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 Imagine XB is available in Black.
Imagine XB doesn't sport any built-in mounting bracket, so you need an external structure to mount it on walls.
Does the PSB Imagine XB come with a Grille?
Imagine XB comes with Magnetic grilles. The purpose of the grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound to pass as clearly as possible.
What's in the Box of PSB Imagine XB?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Imagine XB:
2 Bookshelf loudspeakers2 Grilles8 Rubber feetQuick Start GuideWarranty Card
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the PSB Imagine XB, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for PSB Imagine XB
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the PSB Imagine XB speaker:
Official Brochure for PSB Imagine XB
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the PSB Imagine XB speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for PSB Imagine XB
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.