Dolby Atmos Loudspeaker: The Imagine XA is the first
PSB speaker to be Dolby Atmos enabled. Specifically designed to be used as the
"elevation" or "height" speaker in a Dolby Atmos system from 5.1.2 to 7.1.4 or
higher, the Imagine XA creates a captivating layer of sound above the listener,
and delivers the excitement of Dolby Atmos-encoded soundtracks with 3D realism.
Immerse yourself in the multi-dimensional, sonic atmosphere created by the
Imagine XA, and hear the lifelike detail of your favorite films as if you were
Dolby Atmos takes surround sound to a completely
new level, by adding the third dimension of height to the two dimensional
front/back left/right 5.1 or 7.1 sound mix. In Dolby Atmos, the floor speakers
create the sound "bed" and the Dolby Atmos Enabled elevation speakers are fed a
separate, discrete signal to move "sound objects" around the room with pinpoint
accuracy. The effect is totally convincing, and really elevates the home cinema
experience to new heights.
5.1.2ch-to-7.1.4ch Configuration: To enter the world
of Dolby Atmos you'll need to upgrade your sound system. You'll need to add
the height information required via either two (2) or four (4) speakers
(front and/ or rear Dolby enabled pairs), to create a 5.1.2/7.1.2 or
5.1.4/7.1.4 system. Of course, you'll also need a processor/receiver with
the extra Dolby Atmos decoding, and additional amplifier channels.
Dolby Atmos Enabled Speakers: While four elevation
speakers give the best result, you can get to about 85% of the effect with
just two elevation speakers. For dedicated home theaters, discrete speakers
mounted in the ceiling are the original system design intent. But Dolby
recognized that this isn't always possible or practical, so they developed
the Dolby Atmos Enabled Speaker specification. The Dolby Atmos Enabled
Speaker (such as the PSB Imagine XA) works by creating "phantom ceiling
speaker locations" by reflecting sound off the ceiling at a precise angle.
NRC (Nation Research Council): Working with
Dolby, and using advanced acoustic research discovered at Canada's National
Research Council, PSB crafted the Imagine XA with custom-designed vertically
firing drivers that accurately reflect sound off of your ceiling. The Imagine
XA's frequency response and directivity pattern have been specifically
engineered to meet Dolby's Atmos specs.
Two-Way Driver Design: The PSB Imagine XA utilizes a
two-way driver design with a 1" titanium dome tweeter, 4" injection-molded,
clay/ceramic reinforced polypropylene woofer, an advanced crossover, and a
distinctive wave-guide grille. Its been designed sonically to integrate with
other Imagine X Series speakers.
1" Titanium Dome Tweeter: The PSB Imagine XA features
a 1" titanium dome tweeter with ferrofluid and a neodymium magnet structure
for extended high frequency response that remains distortion free even at
extreme volume levels.
4" Clay/Ceramic Reinforced Polypropylene Woofer: The
PSB Imagine XA houses one 4" injection-molded clay/ceramic reinforced
polypropylene cone woofer with rubber surround that have been refined to
improve stiffness, internal damping, and low mass.
Advanced Crossover & Wave-Guide Grille:
The loudspeakers advanced crossover
design and distinctive wave-guide grille dial the Imagine XA precisely into
the Dolby Atmos target function specification.
Acoustic Suspension Cabinet: The PSB XA Dolby Atmos enabled
loudspeaker utilizes a critically tuned acoustic suspension (sealed) cabinet. A
black ash wood-grain finish complements the compact cabinet to integrate
seamlessly with your other PSB Imagine X series speakers and almost any decor.
Detachable cloth grilles are also included.
5-Way Binding Posts: The PSB XA Dolby Atmos enabled loudspeaker is
fitted with 5-way binding post terminals that will accept bare wire (up to
10AWG), pin-connectors, spade-lugs, and banana plugs (single or dual).
Mounting Options: The Imagine XA is designed to fit
perfectly on top of
PSB's Imagine X floor-standing and bookshelf speakers (sold separately),
creating an integrated one-piece look for your home theatre system. The Imagine
XA is also well suited to be used on top of any other quality speaker brand, or
wall-mounted (bracket included) as stand-alone Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers in a 5.1.2, 7.1.4 or
higher Dolby Atmos system.
The PSB Imagine XA Dolby Atmos enabled speaker should be positioned at least 36"
off the floor and are no higher than 48".
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