PSB Synchrony

We get a kick out of Paul Barton, so we wandered into PSB's room to see what's new. He was talking to a good-looking man of a certain age (ours, approximately), to whom he introduced us: it was Vance Dickason, the man who wrote the book on designing DIY loudspeakers: The Loudspeaker Design Cookbook.

What a nice guy.

Then Barton showed us his new Synchrony line of loudspeakers, which are sleek and quite different from the older, boxier PSB Stratus designs. Paul, being Paul, didn't show us the $4500/pair Synchrony One (which JA has for review)—he caressed his $300/pair Synchrony Two and said, "I think this is a speaker that 'real people' will get."

Paul thinks that design isn't just engineering, but an art of engaging the senses. "If you engage two senses, the experience is more involving than with just one. I love touching these speakers, with their curved wood surfaces and cold metal baffles—and I suspect that enhances the 'touch' I receive from their music."

Paul thinks most people feel cheated by the industrial design of "bad"-sounding loudspeakers. "Wouldn't you rather listen to—and look at—something like this?"

Yup.

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COMMENTS
Poor Audiophile's picture

I sure hope someone reviews this speaker soon!

Dave's picture

I think the price for the Synchrony Two listed here ($300/pr) is incorrect. On the PSB website the Synchrony Two B Bookshelf is listed as $1500/pair, the Synchrony Two Tower is listed as $3000/pair. Some one slipped an extra zero.BTW, I don't know how many "real people" are buying $3k/pair speakers these days.

Pavlov's picture

I just bought a pair of B25s for $450. If these beauties are really $300/pr(and I'm sure they're not)then I really got screwed. If these sound as good as they look I will most likely be the victim of an upgraditis attack in the near future.

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