PSB Speakers' Alpha VS21 with VisionSound Makes it Debut
PSB Speakers had debuted the PSB Alpha VS21 with VisionSound, which features a three–way active design with six independent amplifiers totaling 100 watts.
The low-profile black-ash enclosure is designed to either go below the TV on a shelf or cabinet or be placed directly under the TV. The PSB Alpha VS21 was unveiled during CES 2015 in Las Vegas.
The VS21 features two amplified woofers and a subwoofer output to add an optional powered subwoofer at any time. The VS21 offers different ways to tailor the sound to particular applications: dialog mode incorporates a circuit that separates vocals from background sounds making speech more intelligible and lifelike; WideSound includes three-dimensional surround-sound processing, ideal for watching movies and can be combined with dialog mode to blend clear dialog with surround; and Dolby Late Night reduces sudden loud sounds while raising the level of softer sounds allowing the volume to be kept at a lower level to not disturb others.
Bluetooth aptX wireless audio is included for streaming from virtually any smart device such as a smartphone or tablet. For ease of installation, the VS21 is a simple one-cable setup with optical or coaxial digital inputs with built-in Dolby Digital decoder that will accommodate most TVs, cable boxes, and DVD/Blu-ray players. There is also a stereo analogue input to allow connection to TVs, VCRs, CD players or iPods that don’t have digital outputs.
The VS21 comes supplied with a remote control or the user can easily program the remote from their TV, cable box or satellite receiver.
“Today’s flat panel TVs have outstanding picture quality but their sound leaves much to be desired” commented Paul Barton founder and Chief Designer of PSB Speakers. “Their cabinets have gotten so thin that there is no opportunity for even passable sound quality. It is well documented that good sound enhances the viewer’s experience so our goal with the VS21 was to deliver nothing short of stunning sound quality for both video and audio applications”.
The PSB Alpha VisionSound VS21 is currently being demonstrated at the Venetian Hotel in Suite 34-204 during CES.