Passif 50 - Tower

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Celebrating 50 Years of Audio Excellence

The PSB Passif 50 Standmount Loudspeaker, an Anniversary Edition, combines retro charm with contemporary audio prowess. Crafted to celebrate 50 years of PSB Speakers, it echoes the legendary Passif I and Passif II models. Immerse yourself in rich, true-to-nature sound with a touch of nostalgia and cutting-edge technology.

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  1. MUST be bi-wired or bi-amped
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    I love this speaker. The details in the midrange are stunning. The bass is dry and precise. But what was initially lacking was a clearly defined three-dimensional sound space. The sound stage was there, but somewhat flat. The music was too ethereal, came from nowhere. I sensed that something was wrong. I took out the cheap bridges in the speaker terminals and connected the speaker with a bi-amping cable to the A/B speaker outputs of my amplifier and ran it in the A+B modus. The result was stunning, I am not exaggerating, trust me!. Other listeners also noted that the difference was striking. The sound stage was now projected holographically into the room. I fell in love with the speaker. It's musicality is outstanding. My recommendation: get rid of the golden metal bridges and connect the speaker via a bi-amping or a bi-wiring cable. You won't believe your ears when you hear what then happens. I love this speaker! Highly recommended

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  2. Smooth and Strong
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    Did a lot of research on choosing the speaker with the characteristics I wanted. Decided these anniversary PSB’s were the one. Once set up, I was not disappointed. The bass is smooth, strong and deep. Overall these are not sharp or harsh speakers, they sound very comfortable on the ears if that makes sense. They don’t add unnecessary colour, and with the right source material and amp they are wonderful and sound well broken in and conditioned even after a few hours usage. And they look both vintage and stunning, like a pair of speakers you have been enjoying for the last 40+ years

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  3. Sounds just like I was hoping
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    Bought these a few months back and mainly due to their vintage looks, which I thought would look nice sitting next to my just acquired restored-to-mint NAD 3020 amplifier. I also had a Paradigm Defiance V10 I intended to use due to the small size of our music room and everyone was telling me get a sub otherwise you'll never sustain good bass in there. Well turns out everyone was wrong, that passive driver can deliver the delicate bass notes below 600Hz without a sliver of it ever bleeding into mid-bass, I was speechless, this is the sound I had been seeking for the last 40 years or so and finally it was there with us thanks to the perfect match between an exceptional amp and a no less exceptional speaker. Thank you PSB!

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  4. Stunning speakers
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    I bought these speakers earlier this year to pair nicely with a new NAD 3050LE. These are amazing speakers, delivering precisely the beautiful, refined sound I was looking for. I've paired them with a KEF 12b sub which integrates superbly with the help of the Dirac Live intrinsic to the NAD 3050LE. Overall, I can't recommend these speakers enough and I look forward to a lifetime of enjoyment from some very special kit.

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Price $3,299.00
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Specifications

Frequency Response

On Axis @ 0° ±3dB 50 - 20,000Hz
On Axis @ 0° ±1 1/2dB

70 - 16,000Hz

Off Axis @ 30° ±1 1/2dB

70 - 10,000Hz

LF Cutoff -10dB

30Hz

Sensitivity

Anechoic Chamber 87dB
Listening Room 89dB

Impedance

Nominal 8 Ohms
Minimum 4 Ohms

Input Power

Recommended 30 - 200 Watts
Program 200 Watts

Acoustic Design

Tweeter (Nominal) 1” (25mm)
Black Anodized Aluminium Dome with
Ferrofluid and Neodymium Magnet
Woofer (Nominal) 6.5” (165mm)
cast aluminum basket, paper cone,
and filleted rubber surround
Crossover 1,800Hz, L4
Design Type 2 way with passive radiator

Dimensions / Weights / Finish

Size Without Stands (H x W x D)

660mm × 280mm × 254mm ”
(26”x 11” x 10”)

Size With Stands (H x W x D)

870mm × 280mm × 254mm
(34” x 11” x 10”)

Weight

30.3 lbs (13.7kg) per speaker

Finish

Open grain walnut veneer

Features

Retro-styled open-grained walnut veneer enclosure and dedicated speaker stands

Magnetically attached woven cloth grilles

50th anniversary design touches, including original PSB logo and pull tab on the grille, and rear-panel plaque that reads “Passif 50 – 1972-2022,” adorned by a maple leaf

Felt surrounding the tweeter minimizes edge diffraction

Bi-wirable/bi-ampable five-way gold-plated binding posts

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Data Sheet
Setup Guide