Starting with High End 2018 from 10th to 13th May 2018 at the MOC in Munich, Germany, Swiss manufacturer PSI Audio ventures into the home entertainment area. The company, well known in the professional audio world for its extremely accurate speakers, presents a range of products at the consumer hifi trade show. The PSI Audio hifi speaker prototype is an active 3-way speaker derived from the professional studio monitor A25-M, offering the same natural and authentic sonic reproduction adapted for the living room. The revolutionary AVAA C20 active bass trap will also be present at the show, as will the immersive audio speaker LiveBox in cooperation with Weiss Engineering. All three products can be experienced and listened to at High End 2018 in Hall 4, room W08.
The contents of this press release
- PSI Audio at High End 2018
- Swiss precision with long tradition: PSI Audio
- Studio juggernaut goes entertainment
- Most compact room acoustics: AVAA C20
- LiveBox: Binaural audio in cooperation with Weiss Engineering
- Experience PSI Audio at High End 2018
Yverdon-les-Bains, 11th April 2018 – PSI Audio has long established itself as the go to manufacturer for top precision loudspeakers in broadcast, recording, mixing and mastering studios around the globe. To cater to all those who wish for studio grade accuracy and the most natural, true-to-original sound in their home entertainment, PSI Audio presents a range of products for home use at High End 2018 in Munich, Germany, from 10th to 13th May 2018, in Hall 4, room W08. The products showcased include the revolutionary compact room acoustics device AVAA C20, the LiveBox in cooperation with Weiss Engineering, and the most recent addition to the PSI Audio portfolio, the prototype of an upcoming hifi speaker.
Swiss precision with long tradition: PSI Audio
While the name PSI Audio may sound new to a large number of audiophiles, the manufacturer has been around for over 40 years in professional audio monitoring. Earning widespread praise for their monitors while still building and developing for the Studer brand, PSI Audio continued to improve on the products and introducing new technology after the split with Studer. From Adaptive Output Impedance to the Active Velocity Acoustic Absorber, the active analogue designs from Yverdon-les-Bains in Switzerland have amazed producers and engineers all around the world. Always striving for the most accurate sound reproduction possible, all PSI Audio products are developed, hand-built, measured and calibrated in the company’s own workshop. PSI Audio speakers do not have a sound – they reproduce the natural sound of the source material, the original quality of any instrument without alteration. From the National Film and Television School in Britain to mastering legend Bob Katz, professionals everywhere swear by the products from Yverdon.
Studio juggernaut goes entertainment
The pursuit of precision does not end at the studio gates. Many audiophile listeners want to have their homes engulfed in the most natural sound reproduction, too. They ask for speakers that playback music as close to the original instruments as possible, without adding colour or trimming detail. PSI Audio is listening and has taken its most accurate studio monitor to adapt it for home entertainment use. The result is a floor-standing 3-way speaker with class G amplifiers. Its entirely analogue technology with no DSPs or digital helpers of any sort means extra emphasis on smartly designed circuitry for the best and most uncoloured sound imaginable. The speaker’s look is as simple as it is elegant, making the PSI Audio hifi speaker prototype blend into a living room both visually and acoustically to provide an incredible sound experience.
Most compact room acoustics: AVAA C20
While speakers can go a long way to ensure maximum audio precision, the room they play in needs to be considered, too. Professional sound studios spend fortunes to have their acoustics optimised so the sound of the room does not affect the sound coming from the speakers. The most problematic of all frequencies is the low range, requiring a lot of volume to be treated properly. Fortunately, PSI Audio came up with an alternative method of treating the frequency range between 15 and 150 Hz: the Active Velocity Acoustic Absorber AVAA C20. The extremely compact system uses smart analogue circuits to eliminate room modes that may spoil a listening room while requiring only a fraction of the space traditional treatment would use. Due to its ingenious technology, the AVAA C20 is up to 25 times as efficient as traditional acoustic elements. So while developed with professional studios in mind, the AVAA C20 may just as well optimise living rooms or entertainment rooms at home.
LiveBox: Binaural audio in cooperation with Weiss Engineering
One more exciting product PSI Audio participated in developing is the LiveBox from Weiss Engineering. The specialist for digital audio processing teamed up with the expert in analogue and acoustic audio design to create a unique speaker system. The LiveBox reproduces sound in an incredibly immersive three-dimensionality that seems to defy the laws of physics. While the crosstalk cancellation system responsible for the encompassing acoustic impression comes from the smart digital processing of Weiss algorithms, the fact they work as impressively as they do is another testament to the impeccable accuracy of the analogue sound reproduction designed by PSI Audio.
Experience PSI Audio at High End 2018
The outstanding accuracy of the PSI Audio hifi speaker prototype, the almost eerie efficiency of AVAA C20 and the uncanny authenticity of the Weiss LiveBox can be experienced from 10th to 13th May at High End 2018 at the MOC in Munich, Germany. PSI Audio and Weiss Engineering are located in Hall 4, room W08.