PSB Brings Decades of Speaker Expertise to Compact, Powered Speakers

Two affordable active monitors, Alpha AM3 and Alpha AM5, built on the success of highly acclaimed Alpha Series

PSB Speakers, long renowned for excellence in loudspeaker design, announced the immediate availability of two new affordable compact, powered speakers, the Alpha AM3 and Alpha AM5. The new models are founded on PSB’s almost 50 years of critically acclaimed speaker design expertise and the award-winning Alpha P3 and P5 introduced last year. The Alpha AM3 ($399/pr U.S. MSRP) and Alpha AM5 ($599/pr) are offered in a choice of Matte White or Matte Black finish.

Versatile Design

The Alpha AM3 and AM5 active monitors are effortless to set up and use and can serve as the foundation of a compact, home entertainment system. There's no amplifier to hook up or apps to download. Stream and listen to favourite music with aptX™ Bluetooth from mobile devices - simply pair and play. Connect to a computer or TV for room-filling, crystal clear, natural sound. Both models even feature several sound modes allowing listeners to accentuate dialogue, soundstage and more. Vinyl lovers will appreciate the dedicated RCA phono input. Where desired, use the sub output to add a subwoofer for even deeper bass. The flexible design of these Alpha active monitors make them perfectly suited for a desktop, bookshelf or stand-mount placement.

Matched Components/Unmatched Performance

Leveraging amplification expertise from its sister brands provided the PSB design team with the considerable advantage of designing a speaker for a known amplifier. Add the power of DSP and, suddenly, the frequency response, bass extension and total output are optimized to a remarkable level of performance for such compact speakers. Where desired, it is easy to utilize the sub output to add a subwoofer, for even deeper bass. Exceptionally few powered speakers share intellectual resources of this magnitude, making the Alpha AM5 and Alpha AM3 standouts in the crowd of powered speakers.

With similar designs, the differences between the Alpha AM5 and AM3 can primarily be found in the size of the cabinet, the amount of amplifier power and the size of the woofer. Using PSB’s proprietary Alpha drivers, the AM5 features a 5.25” woofer with textured polypropylene cone and a 50W x 2 amplifier. The AM3 utilizes a 4” woofer and a 35W x 2 amp. Both utilize a ¾” aluminium dome tweeter with Neodymium magnet and feature acoustically transparent detachable magnetic grilles.

“Beyond the Alpha AM’s compact size, affordability and versatility of application is a sonic performance that clearly lives up to the PSB heritage," commented Joe de Jesus, Lenbrook’s Product Manager for PSB Speakers. “Like all PSB speakers, final voicing was performed by founder and Chief Designer Paul Barton at Canada’s famed National Research Council.”

​Key features of the Alpha AM3 and AM5: 

  • Qualcomm® aptX™ Bluetooth
  • ​Dedicated RCA phono input
  • 3.5mm analogue input
  • Optical input
  • USB power jack
  • IR remote control
  • Subwoofer output

About PSB Speakers

Since 1972, founder and Chief Designer Paul Barton has been cementing his legacy as an expert in designing and building high-fidelity speakers that incorporate scientific principles in psychoacoustics. Almost 50 years later and now a strategic part of Lenbrook International’s global portfolio, PSB Speakers’ products are sold in more than 70 markets where the brand sets the standard for “True to Nature” sound and is critically acclaimed for its value-driven and non-fatiguing speaker design. With an expansive suite of products that include audiophile speakers, ANC headphones, powerful and musical subwoofers and a family of installed speaker solutions, PSB Speakers is designed and built to bring life to recorded music at world-class levels.


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