PSB Synchrony T800 is a 3-way Passive Bass Reflex Floor-standing speaker by PSB. It features a 1" Dome Tweeter, 1 x 5.25" Midrange and 3 x 8" Cast Basket Carbon Fibre Cone Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 21-23k Hz and a sensitivity of 89 dB. PSB Synchrony T800 has an MSRP of 11999$ per pair.
What size of room is the PSB Synchrony T800 speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the PSB Synchrony T800 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 Synchrony Series?
Synchrony T800 is a member of PSB's Synchrony series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
PSB Synchrony Series Speakers
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What is the Frequency Response of the PSB Synchrony T800 speaker?
PSB Synchrony T800 has a Frequency response range of 21-23k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 20-300 watts. At a minimum frequency of 21 Hz, Synchrony T800 will provide a deep bass that will probably satisfy majority of listeners, especially for music. Movie lovers and music listeners who like to experience a full range response will still benefit from the use of a subwooofer though.
Visit our Powered Subwoofers section to find out more about the available subwoofer options.
Here we have a comparison of how Synchrony T800'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 Synchrony T800?
Synchrony T800 is a 3-way speaker and its crossover frequency between the woofer and the midrange set to 450Hz and the Crossover frequency between the midrange and the tweeter is set to 1800Hz.
What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the PSB Synchrony T800? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
PSB Synchrony T800's nominal impedance level is 4 ohms
but can go down to as low as 4 ohms
, and has a sensitivity of 89 dB
Nominal Impedance of 4 Ohms means that the PSB Synchrony T800 is a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective, make sure that you choose an amplifier than can provide 4 Ohms for this speaker.
Many AVRs (audio/video receiver) in the market may have difficulty when the speakers dip below the 4 Ohms levels (this may cause clipping or even physical damage), so we recommend to not pair the PSB Synchrony T800 with an AVR but use an Integrated Amplifier instead.
89dB of PSB Synchrony T800 is an average sensitivity for stereo speaker so it is neither easy nor difficult to drive Sensitivity wise.
Check the amplifiers that are in a similar price range to the PSB Synchrony T800:
Synchrony T800 has Binding post type connectors and lets bi-amping/bi-wiring. Bi-wiring can provide improvements in the overall transparency of your loudspeakers by running separate speaker wires to the low & high frequency drivers from a single amplifier. Bi-amping allows the use of separate amplifiers for the high & low frequency drivers of your loudspeaker which may result in greater dynamic range & lower distortion.
PSB Synchrony T800 External Dimensions and Weight
PSB Synchrony T800 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 47 3/4 x 14 7/8 x 15 5/8-inch (1212 x 377 x 396mm ).
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 Synchrony T800 is approximately 1492.0cm2 / 231.3inch2.
To get a better perspective on the real life size of PSB Synchrony T800, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we place the PSB Synchrony T800 virtually next to a standard width amplifier and turntable on a media center to get a better idea about the size.
The PSB Synchrony T800 weighs 45.40kg / 99.9lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how Synchrony T800's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
PSB Synchrony T800 has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet and a MDF/Lacquer 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 Synchrony T800 comes with Outrigger stabilizers with integrated IsoAcoustics isolators
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 Synchrony T800 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. Synchrony T800 comes with 2 Port plugs
so if you don't have any choice but place the speakers too close to the walls or other surfaces, you can use these plugs in order to avoid boomy or too much bass.
PSB Synchrony T800 is available in Gloss Black and Satin Walnut.
Does the PSB Synchrony T800 come with a Grille?
Synchrony T800 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 Synchrony T800?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Synchrony T800:
Floorstanding loudspeakrGrille2 Binding-post jumpers (pre-installed)4 Isolation feet2 Port plugsOwners ManualWarranty Card
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the PSB Synchrony T800 speaker:
Official Brochure for PSB Synchrony T800
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the PSB Synchrony T800 speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for PSB Synchrony T800
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.