PSB Speakers of Canada has announced two new affordable compact, powered speakers, the Alpha AM3 and Alpha AM5.

The Alpha AM3 and AM5 active monitors are easy to set up and use and can serve as the foundation of a compact, home entertainment system. There’s no amplifier to hook up or apps to download. Stream and listen to your favourite music with aptX™ Bluetooth from your mobile devices, simply pair and play.

Both models feature several sound modes allowing you to accentuate dialogue, soundstage and more. Vinyl lovers will appreciate the dedicated RCA phono input. Where desired, use the sub output to add a subwoofer for even deeper bass

Using the amplification expertise from PSB’s sister brands provided the PSB design team with the considerable advantage of designing a speaker for a known amplifier.

The PSB Alpha AM5 on stands

PSB Alpha AM5 & AM3

With similar designs, the differences between the Alpha AM5 and AM3 can primarily be found in the size of the cabinet, the amount of amplifier power and the size of the woofer. Using PSB’s proprietary Alpha drivers, the AM5 features a 5.25” woofer with textured polypropylene cone and a 50W x 2 amplifier. The AM3 utilizes a 4” woofer and a 35W x 2 amp. Both utilize a ¾” aluminium dome tweeter with Neodymium magnet and feature acoustically-transparent detachable magnetic grilles.

PSB Alpha AM3 compact active speakers

“Beyond the Alpha AM’s compact size, affordability and versatility of application is a sonic performance that clearly lives up to the PSB heritage, commented Joe de Jesus, Lenbrook’s Product Manager for PSB Speakers. “Like all PSB speakers, final voicing was performed by Founder and Chief Designer, Paul Barton, at Canada’s famed National Research Council.”

Key Features

Qualcomm® aptX™ Bluetooth

Dedicated RCA Phono Input

3.5 mm Analog Input

Optical Input

USB DAC

USB Power Jack

IR Remote Control

Subwoofer Output

The PSB Alpha AM5 rear

Price

The Alpha AM3  (€399/£299 MSRP) and Alpha AM5 (€599/£399 pr) are offered in a choice of Matte White or Matte Black finish.

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