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Pinnacle Black Diamond BD 1000 Tower Loudspeaker System Review

by August 27, 2010
Pinnacle BD 1000

Pinnacle BD 1000

  • Product Name: BD 1000
  • Manufacturer: Pinnacle
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarhalf-star
  • Value Rating: StarStarStar
  • Review Date: August 27, 2010 11:24
  • MSRP: $ 1299/pair
  • System Type: 3-Way, 4-element, 4th Order Front Vented
  • 1" liquid cooled silk dome tweeter with neodymium magnet
  • 5.25" polymer cone midrange with rubber surround and die cast phase plug
  • (2) 5.25" polymer cone woofers with rubber surrounds
  • Frequency Response: 34 - 20 kHz (+/- 3 dB)
  • Crossover Frequency: 200 Hz & 5 kHz
  • Recommended Amplifier Power: 15 - 200 Watts RMS per channel
  • Operative Power Range: 15 - 150 Watts, 300 Watts Peak
  • Sensitivity: 88 dB @ 1 Watt / 1 Meter (2.83 Volts Pink Noise)
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Dimensions: 6 1/2" Wide x 40 3/4" High x 10 1/2" Deep (with grille and isolation cones attached) 
  • Finish: High Gloss Piano Black
  • Warranty: 10 years transferable on parts & labor
  • Weight: 33 lbs. each


  • Blends into any room décor
  • Impressive sound for its size
  • Surprisingly good bass extension


  • Tends to sound compressed at high listening levels
  • Some poor design choices in crossover
  • Pricey (see notes)


Pinnacle has done a decent job with the execution of their BD 1000 3-way, 4 driver slimline tower speaker system both aesthetically and performance-wise. They understand the tradeoffs in providing a small form factor tower speaker system and know their audience of buyers for such a product. A few tweaks to the crossover, and usage of a smaller non horn-loaded tweeter could have potentially improved product performance but I suspect many folks will appreciate the overall sound of this product as is. If you’re looking for an unobtrusive, relatively affordable compact tower speaker system that gives you plenty of boom and sizzle with excellent midrange clarity, then this is your speaker.
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