PBN's WAS2 Speaker
Robert Deutsch reported below on PBN's $14,999/pair Liberty speaker. My attention in the company's large room at T.,H.E. Show was attracted by the large WAS2 (right), which costs $55,000/pair, with its piano-black lacquer-finished enclosure and mahogany hardwood front baffle, and weighs 1000 lbs/pair. It combines two 15" subwoofers, driven by a 1kW ICE-Power amplifier, two 8" coated paper-cone woofers, two 5.25 Nextel-coated paper-cone midrange units, and a 1.1" soft-dome tweeter. Frequency response is quoted as 18Hz22kHz ±1.5dB and sensitivity is said to be 94dB!
With the WAS2 speakers driven by all-PBN amplification, I listened to a QRP pressing of Shelby Lynne singing "I Only Want To Be With You"Oh my! The PBN room was decorated with a number of beautiful paintings of musicians from Merryl Jaye Studios, including the one you see here of Chick Corea next to another WAS2 speaker on passive display.