PSB M4U 4 Named CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honouree
November 10, 2015
New York, NY, November 10, 2015 – PSB Speakers, long renowned for affordable excellence in acoustic design, today announced that it has been named a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree for their M4U 4 In-Ear Monitor. The award was presented as part of the Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase at CES Unveiled, a media preview event in New York City. This prestigious award is sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, which has recognized achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.
“We are truly proud to be an honoree in the prestigious CES Innovation award” said Dean Miller, President & CEO of Lenbrook Americas. “The M4U 4 is PSB’s first in-ear monitor and has already received accolades from all who have experienced it. This product is another example of the decades of Paul Barton’s cutting-edge research at Canada’s prestigious National Research Council (NRC). Awards like CES Innovations confirm that PSB’s painstaking efforts are well rewarded.”
Voiced for a flat, neutral response, the PSB M4U 4 was developed at the NRC (National Research Council of Canada) using the KEMAR dummy head testing system, with the addition of low frequency room gain that one would expect to hear with normal loudspeakers in a room. This is the same room gain compensation transfer function that was developed in the ATHENA PROJECT at NRC.
These findings have led PSB to a unique feature the company calls, RoomFeel™. RoomFeel makes music sound more natural by taking into account the effects of the room on music playback. Almost all recorded music is monitored using direct radiating loudspeakers to determine the acoustic balance for the final mix. So the transfer function PSB developed for its M4U 4 headphones takes into account the "room gain" that occurs when playing direct radiator loudspeakers in a room. The result is a much richer, more immersive and more natural listening experience.
The PSB M4U 4 will be displayed at Innovations Showcase at the Sands Convention Center during the 2016 International CES, which runs January 6-9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. PSB will also be exhibiting at CES with parent company Lenbrook in the Venetian Hotel Suite 34-204 where the M4U 4 will be available to audition.
All Innovations 2016 Design and Engineering Honourees are featured on www.CESweb.org/Innovations, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, description, photo and URL.
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