Alpha P5 Bookshelf

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Breakthrough design for incredible studio-quality sound.

The P5 bookshelf speaker is a classic two-way design that can be placed on a
stand, a shelf, a desk or a table and is equally well-suited for home theater or stereo listening. Available in choice of simulated Walnut or Black Ash, the P5 delivers outsized performance compared to its nearest competitors. Simply add a subwoofer (for even deeper bass) and/or other Alpha models for an awesome home theater experience.

  • ¾” 19mm Aluminum Dome tweeter with Neodymium magnet
  • Woofer with Polypropylene Cones and Rubber Surrounds
  • 5-Way, Gold-Plated Bing Posts
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Colour

Black Ash Woodgrain, Dark Walnut Woodgrain

How to Improve on a Legend
Speaker of the yearWhile the original intent has not changed, today’s Alpha designs benefit greatly from improved materials and production techniques, not to mention an additional 30 years of experience. These new Alpha models are ‘clean sheet” designs taking full advantage of the latest available technologies to create speakers that are smooth and dynamic with the ability to express the full range of musical sounds with nothing added and nothing taken away.

Improved Drivers and Materials
For the new Alpha P5, PSB developed a new 5 ¼” woofer employing dual layer voice coils with powerful magnets and polypropylene cones for detail, low distortion and power handling. A new ¾” (19mm) tweeter is ferrofluid cooled and features a Neodymium magnet for high sensitivity and power handling. A wave guide on the front of the tweeter helps match the response of the tweeter near the crossover point with the woofer for a seamless transition. Of note, the tweeter is placed below the woofer on some models which, in concert with the precisely engineered crossover network, provides a uniform sound field whether the listener is seated or standing.

Unsurpassed Value
In keeping with the Alpha philosophy, the P5 indeed represents remarkable value for its size and performance. In fact, though the new models easily outperform the originals, all of the new Alphas are slightly cheaper than the original models, when adjusted for inflation. Better performance for less money means outstanding value.

  • 19mm Aluminum Dome tweeter with Neodymium magnet
  • Woofer with Polypropylene Cones and Rubber Surrounds
  • 5-Way, Gold-Plated Bing Posts
  • Choice of simulated Walnut and Black Ash finishes with magnetic grilles
  • Design and final voicing engineered by Paul Barton
Colour

Black Ash Woodgrain, Dark Walnut Woodgrain

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Frequency Response

On Axis @ 0° ±3dB

55-21,000Hz

On Axis @ 0° ±1 1/2dB

65-20,000Hz

Off Axis @ 30° ±1 1/2dB

65-10,000Hz

LF Cutoff -10dB

37Hz

Sensitivity

Anechoic Chamber

87dB

Listening Room

89dB

Impedance

Nominal

8 Ohms

Minimum

4 Ohms

Input Power

Recommended

10 – 90 Watts

Program

60 Watts

Acoustic Design

Tweeter (Nominal)

3/4” (19mm) Black Anodized Aluminium Dome with Ferrofluid and Neodymium Magnet

Woofer (Nominal)

5 1/4” (133mm) Textured Polypropylene Cone with Rubber Surround

Crossover

2.500Hz, L4

Internal Volume

0.29 cu ft (8.3L)

Design Type

Tuned Port Bass Reflex, 2” (49mm) Rear Port

Dimensions / Weights / Finish

Size (W x H x D)

6 3/4” x 11 3/8” x 9 1/2”*
(170 x 290 x 240mm)

Weight

10.15lb (4.6kg)/each
22.8lb (10.4kg)/pr

Finish**

Black Ash
Walnut

Notes

* Non-metric measurements are approximate.
** Some finishes may not be available in all models and/or all countries.
All specifications are subject to change without notice.

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