PSB Imagine T3 loudspeaker Specifications

Sidebar 1: Specifications

Description: Three-way, five-driver, reflex-loaded, floorstanding loudspeaker. Drive-units: 1" (25mm) titanium-dome tweeter, 5.25" (133mm) compressed felt/fiberglass-cone midrange, three 7" (178mm) compressed felt/fiberglass-cone woofers. Crossover frequencies: 450Hz, 1.8kHz, with fourth-order Linkwitz-Riley filters. Frequency response (on-axis): 23Hz–20kHz, ±1.5dB; 24Hz–23kHz, ±3dB. Sensitivity: 89dB/2.83V/m. Impedance: 8 ohms nominal, 4 ohms minimum. Power handling: 20–300W.
Dimensions: 47.6" (1208mm) H by 11.5" (292mm) W by 15.04" (382mm) D. Internal volume: 53.1 liters. Weight: 71.2 lbs (32.3kg).
Finishes: High Gloss Black, High Gloss Cherry.
Serial numbers of units reviewed: 16310-401183, -401197.
Price: $7498/pair. Approximate number of dealers: 75.
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

audiodoctornj's picture

We here at Audio Doctor,, would like to thank John Atkinson for such a nice review of a product we love!

Audio Doctor, has one of the largest collections of high end audio on the East Coast, and we sell many different brands of High End loudspeakers, including Dali, Paradigm, KEF,KEF Reference, KEF Blades, Polymer Audio, Jantzen,Tannoy, Cabasse,and others.

We ordered our demo pair of the T3's, without ever hearing them, based on some positive rumors that the speakers were extremely good, and were comparable to much, much, more expensive loudspeakers.

We also had positive experiences with the previous PSB Syn Ones which were excellent, however on comparison, the PSB T3 were in a totally different league!

The PSB T3's tweeter although it looks to be identical, is actually far cleaner with more extension and sweetness over the earlier incarnation of this tweeter.

The PSB's midrange is also cleaner, and the entire speaker's sound stage is considerably larger.

The bass of the PSB T3 is awesome, deep, tight, and prodigious!

If you look at how much speaker you get with the T3, it is clear that you have to spend $5,000.00-$7,000.00 over the cost of the T3's, to really move into a higher class of speaker one that will be actually better and better by degree.

To say that the T3 is revelation, and a bargain for the price, is an under statement.

Many people would never think that a PSB product could be listed as a true reference and compete with the world's best loudspeakers man you would be so wrong!

Paul Barton has done it again, he has raised the bar for affordable reference speakers, we have found that a pair of the PSB T3's, with good electronics, and a good source, will give you one hell of sound!

Anon2's picture

Our friends from the north seem to have some solid offerings with their Paradigm and PSB speaker products.

What happened to the Synchrony line of PSB speakers? I recall that they had a couple of stand-mount models, both of which disappeared from the company's website. If I recall one of these Synchrony stand-mounts had 5.75" or so woofer; the other a 6.5" or 7" woofer.

These products, again by my recollection, had interesting looking drivers (some sort of woven fiberglass), a nice fit and finish, and had a very solid billed weight. Will this Imagine line come with some successor products of sorts to those two discontinued Synchrony stand-mounts?

Allen Fant's picture

Nicely done- JA. Happy Listening!

Axiom05's picture

Hello JA. I have seen you refer to the "lowest-frequency diagonal room mode" in many of your speaker reviews. Would you please elaborate on this and define exactly what this is? I have never heard of a diagonal room mode before and none of the room mode calculators that I use mention this specifically. I would also be interested in learning what steps you have used to try to control this mode (difficult due to the long wavelength involved). Thanks!

smileday's picture

I see very complicated dips and peaks in 1/48 oct smoothed curve. I cannot explain them using the simple standing wave modes between parallel walls of rectangular box.

I am wondering how successful the room mode calculators were in your listening room.

Axiom05's picture

I have found that room mode calculators are of limited help. This is probably due to the presence of windows, doors, closets, different construction materials within room, on and on. I have an unexplainable large peak at 38 Hz which is not listed in any room calculation based on primary, tangential, and oblique modes, thus leading to my question.

smileday's picture

Sorry. Blocked comment test.

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Sorry again. I am doing this test because my real comment is blocked in Stereophile's Bose review page right after I posted a test comment on that page.

tm1070's picture

Not to knock these things, as I am sure they are excellent, but I do miss reading the PSB site in the '90s when PSB described Stratus Gold (paraphrasing) "the best we know how to do for ~$2100". I am sure this Imagine T3 is good deal relatively speaking, but it's pretty expensive. This feels pretty corporate to me.