Alpha iQ are all-in-one powered loudspeakers, best of all, controlled by the BluOS multi-room streaming platform. All you need to do is plug each speaker into a power outlet, they have built-in amplifiers that power the woofer and tweeter separately. Alpha iQ has a wide variety of inputs allowing you to plug in a preferred turntable, TV, disc player or games console. The speakers feature HDMI eARC.
The BluOS platform is available on Android, iOS and Windows and it is among the easiest to use in the game with Tidal, Qobuz, and Deezer integrated into the architecture; PSB claims there are in fact over 20 streaming services integrated offering lossless, hi resolution audio. Connectivity of the Alpha iQ is via Ethernet, WiFi or Bluetooth. There is a wireless connection between the primary and secondary speakers.
Under the hood, the drivers feature a 4″ polypropylene mid-bass driver with a steel basket and rubber surround and a 0.75″ aluminium dome tweeter with a neodymium magnet and ferrofluid cooling. The loudspeakers have a fully active design, with DSP crossover and dedicated amplifiers for each driver; 60W for each woofer and 30W for each tweeter.
Joe De Jesus, product manager, PSB Speakers said:
The Alpha iQ is a perfect choice for music lovers who want a sophisticated all-in-one system that delivers great sound without the fuss of cables and multiple components, We think of it as beautiful sound made simple.
PSB’s Alpha iQ will be available for pre-order online on October 19, 2022, for US$1,499 / GBP£1,299 / EUR€1,499 / CDN$2,199. Retail availability will begin in late November 2022. They are available in satin white and satin black finishes. Dimensions are (W x H x D) 145 x 246 x 192mm, and the speakers are 7.4kg a pair. Full details are on the site.
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. 50 years later and now a strategic part of Lenbrook International’s global PSB Speakers Alpha iQ Launch 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