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PSB CS1000 Universal Speaker First Look

PSB CS1000

PSB CS1000


  • Product Name: CS1000
  • Manufacturer: PSB
  • Review Date: September 28, 2010 12:30
  • MSRP: $499/pair
  • First Impression: Gotta Have It!
  • Buy Now
  • Frequency Response: 45Hz to 23kHz +-3dB
  • Sensitivity: 86dB
  • Impedance: 8 ohms
  • Input Power: 20-150 watts
  • Tweeter: 1" titanium dome with ferrofluid neodymium magnet
  • Woofer: 6 1/2" ceramic injected polypropylene cone
  • Xover: 2.2kHz
  • Size (WxHxD): 9 1/4" x 12 1/4" x 11 5/8"
  • Weight: 11lbs/ea
  • Finishes: Black or White




PSB Speakers expands its highly acclaimed CustomSound Series and introduces a new product category for the brand, with the introduction of the CS1000 Universal/Outdoor Speaker.  The CS1000s feature a sophisticated multi-purpose design ideal for outdoor residential and commercial environment. Specially designed for open spaces, the CS1000 serves such residential areas as decks and patios in addition to a wide range of outdoor and indoor commercial environments, including retail stores, restaurants, hotels, and fitness centers.

The CS1000’s rugged, weatherproof construction is designed to stand up to the rigors of commercial use, including extreme temperatures and humidity. Its durable features include a thick, UV-resistant polypropylene cabinet, an aluminum grille, and rustproof terminals with a rubber cover for protection from the elements.

Equally important are the CS1000’s multiple mounting options, based around a unique, highly flexible dual-axis bracket that allows the CS1000 to be mounted vertically or horizontally and rotated along either axis, up to 90 degrees on one and 170 degrees on the other. The bracket’s rotational flexibility allows the speaker to be perfectly positioned and aimed, even in tricky spaces.

The speaker’s two-way system includes a 6.5-inch woofer with a clay/ceramic injection-filled polypropylene cone and rubber surround that complements a 1-inch titanium dome tweeter to deliver full-range music reproduction. Additional features include extensive internal ribbing for extra stiffness, a front-facing port with a rubber port plug, a unique wire management system, a paintable enclosure and grille, and five-way, gold-plated binding posts.

PSB’s CS1000 Universal/Outdoor Speaker is available Q4 of this year in a black or white finish at a manufacturer’s suggested price of $499/pair (US MSRP).

For more information, visit PSB Speakers

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