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PSB Synchrony T600 and B600 Loudspeakers Unveiled

PSB is celebrating 50 years of award-winning loudspeaker design with the launch of the PSB Synchrony T600 and B600 flagship models.

PSB Synchrony T600 and B600 Loudspeakers

PSB Speakers have been one of the most respected audiophile loudspeaker brands for almost 50 years. The Canadian manufacturer is part of the larger Lenbrook Group that includes NAD and Bluesound; PSB’s Paul Barton is actively involved in the design and engineering of multiple products across all three brands including headphones, wireless and powered loudspeakers like the brand new Alpha AM5. The flagship PSB Synchrony speakers represent their new assault on affordable state-of-the-art loudspeakers.

T600 Tower Speakers

PSB Synchrony T600 Loudspeaker in High Gloss Piano Black and Satin Walnut Veneer
PSB Synchrony T600

The PSB Speakers’ Synchrony T600 towers represent the finest application of the brand’s “True to Nature” design philosophy since its founding in 1972. Designed and engineered in Canada at the world famous Acoustics Labs at Canada’s National Research Council (NRC) by a team of highly regarded acoustic specialists guided by renowned PSB Founder and Chief Acoustic Designer, Paul Barton, this latest flagship tower features a new 5-way transitional driver array, 4-chamber cabinet, and custom IsoAcoustic isolators to deliver an immersive, tonally accurate, true to nature soundscape that transcends mere listening, carrying the listener right to the mystical edge of the actual ‘being there’ experience.

Previous generations of Synchrony speakers have been acknowledged worldwide for their consistency, outstanding performance and excellent value. The latest generation is no exception, continuing PSB’s legacy of scientific principles and honest acoustic design.

PSB Synchrony T600 Loudspeaker Exploded
PSB Synchrony T600

The PSB Synchrony T600 features an all-new 5-way transitional array capable of delivering the most technically refined and demanding music and film recordings, with unmatched tonal, spatial and dynamic accuracy. Consisting of 3 x 6.5” woofers and a 5.25” midrange driver, all with cast aluminium baskets, woven carbon fibre cones and rubber surrounds, and a 1” titanium dome tweeter with Ferrofluid and Neodymium magnet, the new driver platform results in a dramatic reduction of non-linear distortion, allowing for higher sound pressure levels without compression or increased THD and IM distortion.

PSB claims you can hear it immediately in the more open midrange and greater bass impact. Small gradations in sound, what PSB calls micro-dynamics, are said to be vastly improved compared to all previous drivers. The advanced driver assembly features four elements (Faraday ring, shorted turn, longer voice coil, symmetrical magnetic drive) that all work in harmony to reduce driver distortion.

The T600s feature an unbelievably robust, acoustically inert MDF cabinets with aluminum-clad front baffles for maximum rigidity and density, with individually-tuned chambers and rear-firing ports for each woofer to break up in-speaker standing waves.

This is the most advanced amplitude-perfect Linkwitz-Riley 4th order crossover that PSB Speakers has ever utilized, featuring high-voltage poly film capacitors and oxygen-free interconnect wire for complete driver control.

The T600s incorporate custom-designed IsoAcoustics integrated isolation feet, based on the same 3-part technology of their award-winning GAIA II isolators. Along with the outrigger stabilizers, the isolators provide a high degree of speaker isolation, while resisting lateral movement and oscillations to maintain accuracy and alignment with the listening position. Internal reflections with the supporting surface are attenuated resulting in greater sound clarity and openness.

The T600 also features magnet-mounted acoustically-transparent fabric grilles. Using the two provided bass port covers, listeners can fine tune the bass to control common room resonance problems at low frequencies.

PSB Synchrony T600 Loudspeaker Rear
PSB Synchrony T600

Also included are two speaker terminal jumper bars to allow for tri- and bi-wiring, as well as tri- and bi-amping. Though the audible differences of these features may be subtle, transitions are less likely to cause clipping and/or speaker damage, and they reduce distortion, especially at low frequencies, while also providing better matching between the power amplifier and speaker. The insulated 5-way binding posts offer versatility in speaker terminal connectors.

B600 Bookshelf Speakers

PSB Synchrony B600 Loudspeakers Front Angle and Back
PSB Synchrony B600

The PSB Speakers Synchrony B600 is the company’s latest flagship bookshelf speaker designed by Paul Barton and the same PSB team that built the T600. The B600 utilize the same all-new driver platform as the flagship Synchrony T600 towers in a 2-way bass reflex design, that includes a 6.5” woofer with cast aluminium basket, woven carbon fibre cone and rubber surround, and a 1” titanium dome tweeter with Ferrofluid and Neodymium magnet.

The B600 builds on the advances introduced with previous generations of this venerated speaker line. Just like the T600, the B600’s advanced driver assembly features four elements (Faraday ring, shorted turn, longer voice coil, symmetrical magnetic drive) that all work in harmony to reduce driver distortion. Likewise, PSB claims the B600 offers a more open midrange and greater bass impact, along with improved micro-dynamics.

PSB Synchrony B600 Loudspeaker Woofer Detail
PSB Synchrony B600

Heavily braced MDF cabinets with aluminum-clad front baffles provide maximum rigidity and density to reduce “baffle talk” around the drive frame. A rear-firing port regulates air compression in the cabinet. IsoAcoustics isolators are integrated directly into the B600 cabinet. The patented isolators provide a high degree of isolation and provide a secure, stable and non-resonant connection with the supporting surface.

This is the most advanced amplitude-perfect Linkwitz-Riley 4th order crossover that PSB Speakers has ever utilized, featuring high-voltage poly film capacitors and oxygen-free interconnect wire for complete driver control.

PSB Synchrony B600 Loudspeaker Top with Grill
PSB Synchrony B600

The B600 also features magnet-mounted, acoustically transparent fabric grilles. Listeners can customize their experience with speaker terminal jumper bars to allow for bi-amping or bi-wiring for better matching between the power amplifier and speaker. The insulated dual 5-way binding posts offer versatility in speaker terminal connectors.

The B600 custom speaker stand is perfectly sized at 24” tall (without spikes) for the ideal listening height when seated and provides a secure footing for the B600 speakers.

Price & Availability

Both PSB speakers are due out June 2021. Each come in either Satin Walnut Veneer or High Gloss Piano Black finishes at the following prices:

  • T600 tower loudspeakers: $7,999/pair (USD) / $10,999/pair (CAN)
  • B600 bookshelf loudspeakers: $2,499/par (USD) / $3,499/pair (CAN)

Specifications

B600T600 
MSRP$2499/pair$7999/pair
Frequency Response
On Axis @0 +/- 3db50-33,000Hz 24-23,000Hz 
On axis @0 +/- 1 1/2db55-20,000Hz 30-20,000Hz 
Off Axis @ 30 =/- 1 1/2db55-10,000Hz30-10,000Hz
LF Cutoff 35Hz 20Hz 
Sensitivity (Anechoic)86dB 89dB 
Sensitivity (Room)88dB91dB
Impedance (Nominal)6 Ohms 4 Ohms 
Impedance (Minimal)4 Ohms4 Ohms
Input Power (Recommended)15-150 Watts  20-300 Watts 
Tweeter1” (25mm) 1” (25mm) 
Titanium Dome with Ferrofluid Titanium Dome with Ferrofluid 
Midrange5 1/4” (133mm) 
Cast Basket Carbon Fibre Cone Rubber Surround 
Woofer6 1/2” (165mm) 3 x 6 1/2” (165mm) 
Cast Basket Carbon Fibre Cone Rubber Surround Cast Basket Carbon Fibre Cone Rubber Surround 
Crossover2,200Hz, L4 450Hz B3, 1800Hz LR4 
Design2-way system Bass ReflexTransitional 3-way system Bass Reflex
Rear facing port Triple Rear facing ports
3 Individual Woofer chambers 
Dimensions (WxHxD)9 x 15 1/2 x 11 1/2” 9 x 41 1/4 x 13 1/2” 
228 x 393 x 298mm 228 x 1048 x 343mm 
Net Weight23 lbs 77 lbs 
10.4 kg 34.9 kg 
FinishWalnutWalnut
High Gloss Black High Gloss Black 
FeaturesDual, 5-way, Gold-plated Binding PostsTriple, 5-way Gold-plated Binding Posts
Bi-wireable/Bi-ampableTri-wireable/Tri-ampable
Magnetic Grille Magnetic Grille
isoAcoustic isolation FeetOutrigger stabilizers with isoAcoustic GAIA II feet
Rear Facing Port3x Rear Facing Ports 
Port Plug (x2)
Subdivided discrete chambers
3 Individual Woofer Chambers

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  1. Don Dunn

    April 13, 2021 at 1:22 am

    Great Review! Always been a fan of PSB.

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