With passive loudspeakers, the choice of amplification is left up to the end user. If you already have a favoured amplifier, this may be the route to take; with a supreme-quality amplifier, you are guaranteed superb performance. Much of this is due to the careful design of PMC speakers passive crossovers, which divide the incoming audio signal into the frequency bands best suited to each driver with absolute precision and transparency.
The calibre of a crossover has a powerful influence on the overall sound quality of a loudspeaker; unsurprisingly, PMC allow no compromises in either the design or construction standards. The passive crossover’s foundation is its military-grade, glass-fibre board with the thickest possible conductive copper tracks, which keep resistance low and maximise power delivery to the drive units. Components are matched and selected following careful listening tests, and hand-soldered to guarantee the best possible sound quality and reliability. The layout of the board is carefully chosen to prevent unwanted interactions between components.
No other loudspeaker of the IB2’s size can compete with its transparency or dynamics. The combination of the legendary PMC75 mid-range driver and mighty 10-inch piston driver results in exhilarating, emotional performances that will satisfy the most discerning audiophile and music lover.
The source of PMC’s legendary natural, realistic sound is the Advanced Transmission Line (ATL) bass-loading technology, professionally proven all around the world. ATL uses energy generated by the bass unit in a much more intelligent, efficient way than speaker designs based on ported or sealed boxes.
The IB2’s roots lie in the professional studio realm, where it has become the reference for the world’s leading music-makers and producers, including Kraftwerk, Japan’s premier studio JVC, and Teldex of Berlin, who record for the premier classical label Deutsche Grammophon.
A dedicated IB2-C SE centre channel is also available.
- Available Finishes: SE Grand Walnut, SE Amarone, SE Natural Oak, SE Jet Black
- Crossover Frequency: 380 Hz – 3.8 kHz
- Dimensions (H x W x D): 740 x 330 x 465 mm (Stand 486 +50 spikes x 326 x 438 mm)
- Drive Units:
- LF – PMC 250 mm (10-inch) Carbon Fibre & Nomex™ Piston
- HF – 27 mm SONOLEX™ soft dome Ferrofluid cooled
- MF – PMC 75 SE 75 mm soft dome
- Effective ATL™ Length: 2.4 m
- Frequency Response: 25 Hz – 25 kHz
- Impedance:4 Ohm nominal
- Input Connectors: 3 pairs 4 mm sockets (tri-amp or tri-wire)
- Recommended Amp Power: 15 – 500 W
- Recommended Drive Unit Torque Settings: HF 0.6 Nm / MF 1.0 Nm / LF 1.0 Nm
- Weight: 49 kg (Stand 13 kg)
All PMC SE Series Loudspeakers are available in the following four finishes:
Full PMC Range Available
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