PSB Speakers Announces Passif 50 Anniversary Floorstanding Set
Canadian brand PSB Speakers made good on its promise to present “something special” in early July for its 50th anniversary. The surprise was the Passif 50 rack-mount speakers – the heirs of the classic Passif II, which debuted back in 1974.
The replica will receive a completely modern set of emitters: an inch tweeter with a titanium dome, a neodymium magnet and ferrofluid damping, a 6.5-inch woofer and an 8-inch passive cone.
This option was hardly possible in 1974, but the style is observed to the maximum: there are deliberately rectangular cabinets in natural walnut veneer and grills made of wicker fabric, however, with a magnetic mount, but this did not affect the appearance. The ensemble is completed by special stands – with them the speakers look quite artistic.
On the back of the Passif 50, you’ll see a plaque that says “Passif 50 – 1972-2022” emblazoned with a maple leaf. The speaker cable terminals located there provide for both single-channel and band-by-band connection.
The first 500 pairs of Passif 50s sold will be accompanied by a handwritten letter from founder and brand leader Paul Barton. The owners of these systems will also receive an offer to purchase an anniversary gift set via a QR code – a cotton backpack, a braided water bottle and a commemorative keychain.
Pre-orders for the Passif 50 will open on August 1st, with systems due in September.
In the US, the PSB Speakers Passif 50 will cost $2,500.
Check out the PSB 50 Years full documentary below: