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PSB Alpha B1

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Superb inexpensive speakers

lopezislander, Ebay
3 June 2013
  • Summary: Believe the magazine reviews. The Alpha B1's (mine driven by a Yamaha RX-497) provide sound for my home office. I had suffered with another inexpensive speaker for several years and found myself simply not listening. One of the main reasons people like PSB speakers is they don't get tired of them. Many other speakers have characteristics that catch your ear to begin with but become unpleasant over time.
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Overall 10
10

Outstanding Speakers

Kevin, Crutchfield
13 May 2013
Overall 10
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Big Sound

Jeff, Crutchfield
22 February 2013
  • Summary: I have very little space In my bedroom, so I needed speakers that could go In front of my TV on Its stand. These PSB`S did the job. Great sound!! Super clear and open!!
  • Pros: Small speaker with a big sound!! Great looking. Very open sound. Give these speakers a try.
  • Cons: If you need more bass, get a subwoofer. I have a 8 Inch sub that helps to get the real lows.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent budget speakers

Anonymous, Crutchfield
11 January 2013
  • Summary: These are excellent budget speakers. You will be surprised how solid and attractive they are. They have a nice soundstage, and a balanced tonality. The bass is not deep, but they are bookshelves, so no one would expect that. I can't imagine someone not being happy with these for the price. I also cannot imagine someone thinking there is a better speaker at this price point. Maybe for a hundred more, you could get a little improvement, but not at this price.
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Value for money 10
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User Review

Cyra Paul a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
30 June 2012
  • Summary: Great for medium sized spaces. Bass extension is surprising for a package so small. The midrange is superb. I traded in a large set of Polk Monitor 70's for these - which were huge floorstanders that were much more expensive. These PSB's put them to shame. Great musicality and articulation. I pair these up with a Cambridge Audio 540C CD player and Rotel 1062 Amp. The speakers are mounted on a set of 28" Bowers and Wilkins floor stands.
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Overall 8
8.0

PSB Alpha B1

Rajah., Crutchfield
30 April 2012
  • Summary: Reasonably priced and sounds good though I am not a audiophile but has a good ear for music. I have been buying all my electronics from Crutchfield for about 20 years as no one could beat their service and Eddie is my favorite sales advisor.
  • Pros: Good base for its size and clarity of music.
  • Cons: Struggles a bit with high octaves.
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Overall 10
10

Surprising sound, modest price

OMS, Crutchfield
18 November 2011
  • Summary: I have to say I've been surprised and impressed by the sound coming from the Alpha B1s, from the overall smoothness and balance to the surprising bass to the mids, which are the "special" strength of this model. I have owned significantly more expensive tower and bookshelf speaker speakers, and the Alphas do not compete on output or size (nor did I expect them to).
  • Pros: Mids, overall balance, well-rounded bass. Understated appearance. Very surprising performance from a bookshelf speaker of this price and size.
  • Cons: Not much, actually. Maybe it would be nice if Crutchfield carried some of the other finish choices.
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Overall 10
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Amazing sound in a small package

ChrisW, Crutchfield
12 June 2009
  • Summary: I'm blown away by the musicality and sound space of the small, entry level speakers.
  • Pros: Simply fabulous in the mid-range, especially on vocals and instruments like the clarinet, violin, etc.. The sound space is great as well - "sounds like you're there". Big sound, especially in a small or medium sized room.
  • Cons: As you would expect from small bookshelf speakers, bass output will be lacking if you are listening to music that wants that. Add a subwoofer in that instance.
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Overall 10
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Fantastic Bookshelf Speakers

TravisM, Crutchfield
12 June 2009
  • Summary: These speakers are incredibly clear. I love the big speaker sound from such a small bookshelf speaker. After listening to many different bookshelf speakers from many differnt manufacturers the PSB Alpha B1 had the best combination of clear, crisp highs and very impressive lows in an econmical package.
  • Pros: Space saving design. Well made enclosures. Awesome music/movie sound reproduction.
  • Cons: None so far. I've only used them in my home theater for a couple weeks.
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Overall 10
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Great small speakers

kdd, Crutchfield
12 June 2009
  • Summary: I've only had these speakers for a few weeks now, but I think they are great so far. They are small, but do better on the low end than I would have guessed. I thought I might have needed a subwoofer, but right now, I am not planning on getting one. Another great things about these PSB's is that they are not picky as far as placement.
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