PSB Alpha B1 loudspeaker Specifications

Sidebar 1: Specifications

Description: Two-way, magnetically shielded, stand-mounted, reflex-loaded loudspeaker. Drive-units: 0.75" (18mm) ferrofluid-cooled, aluminum-dome tweeter; 5.25" (135mm) metalized polypropylene-cone woofer. Crossover frequency: 3kHz (3rd-order Butterworth). Frequency response: 65Hz–21kHz, ±3dB. Impedance: 6 ohms nominal, 4 ohms minimum. Sensitivity: 89dB/2.83V/m (anechoic). Recommended amplification: 15–80W, 60W program.
Dimensions: 11.75" (299mm) H by 7" (178mm) W by 9.5" (241mm) D. Cabinet volume: 8 liters (0.29 cubic foot). Weight: 8.8 lbs (4kg) each.
Finishes: Black Ash, Maple, Sienna.
Serial Numbers Of Units Reviewed: 04240-605083 & '4.
Price: $279/pair. Approximate number of dealers: 300.
Manufacturer: PSB Speakers International, 633 Granite Court, Pickering, Ontario L1W 3K1, Canada. Tel: (905) 831-6555. Web:

PSB Speakers International
633 Granite Court
Pickering, Ontario L1W 3K1
(905) 831-6555

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Would the PSB Alpha B1 loudspeaker be a good match for my rotel RA-1520 amp.

Right now I am leaning towards the B&W 685 (as I have listened to this setup with my amp) but am hesitant due to the cost of the 685.

I am currently running Boston Accoustics T-1030 that I bought new in the mid 1990's (I think it was like $1,200 Canadian at the time for the pair) and had recently refoamed. But they take up too much space in the office.