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Paul Barton and PSB Unveil the Synchrony T800 Loudspeakers

Paul Barton has finally taken the plunge and introduced a cost-no-object speaker. The $11,999 PSB Synchrony T800 is quite something.

PSB Synchrony T800 Flagship Floorstanding Loudspeaker

When PSB Speakers asked us to host the global launch of the new Synchrony Series to commemorate their 50th anniversary, we were both honored and quite happy to participate. The Synchrony B600 and T600 loudspeakers are state-of-the-art loudspeakers from one of the most revered Canadian companies in the high-end audio world. Paul Barton has always placed enormous value on performance and value for your money; he has waved off all requests over the years to produce a PSB loudspeaker that is in the $10,000 to $20,000 range.

Until now. 

Enter the PSB Synchrony T800 Flagship Floorstanding Loudspeakers that will retail for $11,999 USD or $16,999 CAD.

PSB Synchrony T800, B600, T600 Loudspeakers
Left to right: PSB Synchrony T800, T600, B600 Loudspeakers

What the Synchrony T800 Loudspeakers Offer

Building on the design of the T600 Tower Speakers launched in 2021, the T800s feature larger drivers, wider frequency bandwidth, and larger power handling capacity than the T600. 

The T800 expands the Synchrony flagship series with improvements developed by the PSB acoustic design team, under the leadership of Paul Barton, to push the limits of speaker innovation since the brand’s founding in 1972.

PSB Synchrony T800 Flagship Floorstanding Loudspeaker Views

Core Features

The T800 Premium towers feature a 5-way transitional array employing three 8″ woofers, a 5.25-inch midrange driver, all featuring cast baskets and woven carbon-fiber cones, and a 1-inch titanium dome tweeter in a heavily braced MDF cabinet.

The new driver platform results in a reduction of non-linear distortion, allowing for higher sound pressure levels without compression or increased harmonic and intermodulation (IM) distortion. 

The new driver platform allows for a more open midrange and deep bass impact. Small gradations in sound, or micro-dynamics, are improved compared to the brand’s previous driver platforms. The driver assembly features Faraday rings, shorted turns, a longer voice coil, and a symmetrical magnetic drive, which all work in harmony to reduce driver distortion.

True to Nature Sound

The T800 Premium Towers furthers the Synchrony Series, by elevating PSB’s “True to Nature” sound to deliver the highest possible tonal accuracy, dynamics, impactful bass, transparent midrange, pinpoint imaging, and precise detail. 

Tip: All PSB speakers, including T800s, are fine-tuned by a team of acoustic experts under the direction of PSB Founder and Chief Acoustic Designer, Paul Barton.

PSB Synchrony T800 Flagship Floorstanding Loudspeaker Lifestyle Black

T800 Specifications

  • Speaker Type: 5-way transitional array.
  • Tweeters: 1 x 1-inch (25mm) titanium dome tweeter with Ferrofluid damping and neodymium magnet
  • Midrange: 1 x 5.25-inch (133mm) midrange driver  (Cast Basket Carbon, Fibre Cone Rubber Surround)
  • Woofer: 3 x 8-inches (203mm) woofers (Cast Basket Carbon, Fibre Cone Rubber Surround)
  • Ports: Each woofer is paired with a rear-firing port for each woofer.
  • Frequency Response: 21Hz-23kHz (±3db), 24Hz-20kHz (±1.5db)
  • Sensitivity: 91dB (listening room)
  • Impedance: 4 ohms
  • Crossover: Linkwitz-Riley 4th-order acoustic crossover with high-voltage poly film capacitors and oxygen-free interconnect wire.
  • Input Power (Recommended): 20 to 300 watts.
  • Cabinet Construction: Low-resonance MDF cabinet with extensive bracing and decoupled aluminum-clad front baffle.
  • Stabilization: Outrigger stabilizers with integrated IsoAcoustics isolators.
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 14 7/8 x 47 3/4 x 15 5/8-inches (377 x 1212 x 396mm)
  • Net Weight: 100 lbs/45.36 kg
  • Finish: Satin Walnut Veneer, High Gloss Black with acoustically transparent magnetically attached grilles
PSB Synchrony T800 Flagship Floorstanding Loudspeakers Pair Front Lifestyle

Availability and Pricing

The T800 Synchrony Towers are available across North America for $11,999/pair USD or $16,999/pair CAD MSRP. 

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Also available at PSB dealer locations are the Synchrony T600 Towers and B600 Stand-mount Speakers in Satin Walnut or Gloss Black.

  • T800 – $11,999/pair (coming soon)

Related reading: PSB Synchrony B600 Review

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Ww

    August 20, 2022 at 7:53 am

    U dont believe the amount of mistakes in this design for this price.

    • Ian White

      August 20, 2022 at 10:37 am

      Yet you list or fail to mention any of them.

      Best,

      Ian White

      • Boyd

        August 26, 2022 at 9:46 pm

        Well let us all hear your review

        • Ian White

          August 26, 2022 at 11:20 pm

          Boyd,

          When then send us one, you’ll hear all about it.

          Our review of the B600s is on the website.

          Best,

          Ian White

    • W. Jennings

      August 20, 2022 at 1:07 pm

      I think you have to remember that what some view as mistakes others view as compromises and every system has a list of priorities that influence the decision making. Building anything with no-compromises tends to make a product that fits a very narrow niche at an extremely high cost.

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