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Certainly the first and overwhelming impression of the twenty.23 is an open, engaging and communicative loudspeaker. Its size defies both the depth of bass and scale of presentation by taking any music or film material in its stride. The sound is vivid and dynamic and delivered with authoritative bass. Close your eyes and their location dissolves.

Available Finishes:
Walnut, Amarone, Diamond Black, Oak
Crossover Frequency:
H 918mm 36.14” (+25mm spikes) W 152mm 6.0” D 330mm 13.0” (+6mm grille)
Drive Units:
LF PMC twenty series, lightweight doped 5.5”/140mm cone with cast alloy chassis , HF PMC/SEAS®, 27mm twenty series, SONOLEX™ soft dome, Ferrofluid cooled
Effective ATL™ Length:
2.4m 7.8ft
Frequency Response:
29Hz – 25kHz
8 Ohm
Input Connectors:
2 pairs 4mm sockets (Bi-amp or Bi-wire)
87dB 1w 1m
13.2kg 29 lbs
Review Author Datesort ascending Publication
Best buy of the year 2015 Staff 08/10/2015 Hi-Fi Review - HK
Review - PMC twenty.23 Staff 01/11/2012 Gramophone
Small, but with a sound to behold 01/08/2012 What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision
Twenty.23 review 19/06/2012 Stereoplay, Germany
Twenty's Vision Paul Messenger 05/12/2011 Hi-Fi Choice
Award Description Date Publication
Best buy of the year 2015

"Overture of New Generation"

Thursday, October 8, 2015 Hi-Fi Review - HK
Best Floor-Standing £1500+

"Brilliantly balanced and undemanding, but they sound terrific"

Monday, October 21, 2013 What Hi-Fi, Sound & Vision


"Well-made, fine-sounding loudspeaker"
Mr A, London
"Fantastic speakers. They are so natural with great detail. Improvement would be difficult."
Mr J, Bristol
"Back when I purchased my first "proper" system I lusted after some PMC's, but they were out of my price bracket. Fast forward a few years and having upgraded to the Twenty.23's I realised that what I thought was a decent system was only scratching the surface of what's possible. These speakers have rekindled my enjoyment in music and I couldn't be happier. A dream come true."
Mr S, Caulfield North
"Only a few hours in to the running-in process but, so far, the speakers are awesome!"
Mr J, London
"Although I did not buy new the original owner has barely used them. Matched with a Roksan K3 they sound fantastic."
Mr K, Bromley
"Wonderfully revealing speakers, so happy with my purchase of these fantastic speakers."
Mr P, Ashford
"The PMCs are absolutely fabulous - even straight out of the box actually. They produce 'that sound' I always aspired to but never really expected to achieve in my own lounge."
Mr M, United Kingdom
"First PMC speakers I've owned after enjoying Proac 1SC mini monitors for many years. Extremely delighted with the Twenty23's as it suites my listening taste and integrates well into my modest sized lounge. Fit and finish is exemplary and the design in piano black is just stunning to my eye at least."
Mr R, Angmering
"Amazing overall sound, detail and soundstage are stunning. Extremely pleased, can't stop smiling when listening to my music now. Perfect partners for my Naim amp too."
Mr N, Dereham
"So far I am enjoying the performance very much. Better still when they run in."
Mr A, Buckingham
"They are a revelation - Thank you for your excellence and perfection."
Mr N, London
"Early days but so far very pleased. Diamond black finish & styling look fantastic and draw comments before even switching them on."
Mr C, Peebles
"Being a studio and live audio engineer, I wanted to come home to a pair of speakers that would let me enjoy my music for what it is and not be caught up in the critical listening that I'm so often used to during my day. Simply put the Twenty 23's in my small apartment do everything I need them to do and more. I'm enjoying listening all over again and it doesn't feel like work."
Mr C, Yarraville
"I purchased a pair of PMC GB1 speakers about 8 years ago. I still have these and have been delighted with both the sound and build quality. They have been first class. I have moved these to my streaming/TV room and because of my previous experience and after listening to the Twenty Series 23's was convinced I should purchase another pair of PMCs."
Mr R, Thrumpton
"The detail of the PMCs is stunning. They sound superb and look great."
Mr D, Nottingham
"So far so very good!"
Mr M, Nottingham
"So far so very good!"
Mr M, Nottingham
"Hugely pleased with the new Gloss Black twenty.23's! What a superb pair of loudspeakers!"
Mr A, Frimley
"Only a couple of days old and not had their 15-hour settling in period yet, but already they sound excellent in a 19 foot by 12 foot room with plenty of soft furnishings and around 10 cm from the rear wall. Powered by a Naim SuperUniti mainly streaming from a NAS. Very Happy !"
Mr M, Worthing
"This is our first pair of PMC speakers and even after a brief listening period it is obvious that they are head and shoulders above any other speakers I have previously owned."
Mr M, Blackpool
"Extremely pleased with the sound quality of my new speakers. The best hi-fi product i've ever purchased."
Mr S, Newcastle Upon Tyne
"Good detail retrieval, natural mid range, great timing, and even tonal balance. Potent bass power in small or medium sized rooms. Revealing, but polite enough for bad recordings. Particularly good with pop music, but also great with classical and jazz."
Mr S, Cronulla
"The speakers are of fine build and sound warm and smooth.... bass is just right. They're very easy to place in the room. It's still very early days and they have only had a around 8 hours to loosen up. So still along way to go! Simply brilliant."
Mr G, Ipswich
"Very good, so far."
Mr G, Milano
"The level of detail is stunning. A wonderfully musical presentation. Totally involving."
Mr R, Lymington
"Upgraded from the GB1i's, they were great but the 23's with my Leema amp & cd player are awesome and that's straight out the box!"
Mr G, Exeter
"I have only just unboxed and plugged in the twenty.23's and they sound fantastic. I can't wait for them to reach their best."
Mr S, Caldicot
"The sound is stunning, my wife and I have rediscovered our music collection because of these speakers. "
Mr. O, Bridgwater
"The sound out of the box is stunning and I know it'll only get better!"
Mr M, Dunstable
"The 23's perform perfectly in my small furnished (4.5mx3.75m) listening room. I was totally captivated, during a comparison audition, by the natural "open" sound - with the fine controlled bass being absolutely essential to my requirements. "
Mr D, Bristol
"The 23's perform perfectly in my small furnished (4.5mx3.75m) listening room. I was totally captivated, during a comparison audition, by the natural "open" sound - with the fine controlled bass being absolutely essential to my requirements."
Mr D, Bristol
"...they are totally stunning! "
Mr P, Westhead
"Small size big sound."
Mr S, Rivera
"I went to Sevenoaks with a view to replace my elderly floor standing speakers that needed to be two to three feet away from a wall, with speakers that could be placed near to a wall, but still sound good. I do not read any Hi Fi magazines so went in with an open mind. The dealer said at the start that he felt these speakers would suit our needs best, but they cost more than I anticipated paying. After three hours of comparing various cheaper speakers my wife and I agreed with the dealer and bought these Twenty 23 speakers. A decision I am pleased I made, as back home they fit in their surrounding well, look great and sound very good indeed."
Mr B, Farnborough
"Well had them one day, they sound amazing, saw lots on the Naim forums talking about pmc and decided to take the plunge."
Miss S, Loughborough
"Fabulous! I auditioned a lot of speakers from £1000 to £3500 and the PMC's stood out from the crowd. There is some fierce competition out there but the 23's excited me more than any of the others. "
Mr S, Cinderford
"These 23's look and sound absolutely stunning in my room. Even my wife likes them! "
Mr S, Romsey
"Absolutely wonderful. "
Mr H, Tatsfield
"Beautiful quality of sound and looks. All the clarity, depth and fullness you could want in a speaker. "
Mr S, Isleworth
"My old speakers were no slackers & matched my kit well, so a replacement had to really stand out. No lows, insightful highs. More emotion & energy. Spot on. "
Mr B, Crowthorne
"Amazingly clear and transparent speaker, almost 3d in their stereo imaging. I'm really going to enjoy going through my back catalogue of CD's and listening to how they should of always sounded! "
Mr W, Tamworth
"I absolutely love the speakers. I listened to several others speakers when auditioning hifi equipment recently. The PMCs produce such a clear, balanced sound. They make it seem as though the musicians are in the room. "
Mr T, Huntingdon
"Superb, detailed sound filling the room from stylish enclosures which bely their size! Worth every penny. "
Mr .H, Coaley
"Expansive sound without the expense. A thoroughly rewarding purchase. "
Mr W, Felthorpe
"Only installed a few days ago, so early days, but the Twenty 23s sound absolutely amazing. "
Mr G, Ashford
"Excellent reproduction of recordings. Love the speakers, beautiful design. "
Mr W, London
" I am delighted with the sound quality. I can now hear distinctly previously hidden instruments. "
Mr B, Shefford
"I am impressed with the reach, detailed and well balanced sound quality. Relisting my record collection will take quite a while, but discovering ‘new sound’ of the ‘old records’ is quite an enjoyable activity "
Mr W, Bristol
"I can believe you get such an awsome sound with brilliant sound stage from such small cabinets. "
Mr M, Airdrie
"The speakers are brilliant a retirement present to myself. "
Mr L, Debenham
"Excellent. "
Mr B, Ashburton
"Beautiful "
Mr P, Hastings
"Still running the speakers in but the sound is excellent. No complaints about the product. "
Mr C, Banchory
"Very pleased so far. "
Mr D, Tunbridge Wells
" I'm extremely pleased with the 2023s! "
Mr S, Chingford
"Brilliant speakers, no words can describe! "
Mr W, Poole
"Amazing! "
Mr J, Isleworth
"They're awesome. I've been trying to replace my existing speakers for many years and these are the first speakers I've heard on a realistic budget that beat them in every area. "
Mr D, Chesterfield
"Lovely speakers. Fresh, feels live no matter what you play. Superb quality. Good to see that they are hand made. "
Mr B, Bristol
"I was blown away with the sound. "
Mr E, Newton Abbot
"The sound is excellent and the separation outstanding. Its like hearing the music for the first time! "
Mr H, Kent
"They are perfect "
Mr H, Blagdon
"I've only listened to them for a couple of hours, so still not run-in yet, but a huge step up for me. Very pleased. "
Mr H, Leeds
"I'm really, really pleased with my purchase, well done! "
Mr D, Chesterfield
"Perfection - I enjoy the speakers each and every time they are used. "
Mr N, Warwick
"totally amazing set of speakers on my first proper listen today! "
Mr Y, North Shields
"Absolutely captivated by the presentation of these twenty 23's - they sound so much better than I remember from first auditioning them. I'm also impressed by the very high quality of workmanship and the modern yet classy appearance. "
Mr .S, Weybridge
"Brilliant! "
Mr .G, Ruislip
"Sublime. Transparent. Airy. Detailed. Live. Big clear and tight image. Acoustic guitars mirror their true sound and individual character. Violins sound like violins. Bass is clear, unmuddled, tuneful and balanced. I could go on! "
"They are replacements for my OB1s which were too large for my new home. I am delighted with them. "
Mr M, Long Compton
"Beautiful design - the wife loves them…Had only a few hours and they're warming up and getter better. Demonstrably better than my old speakers - here's to another 25 years! "
Mr S, Colchester
"Chuffed to bits. "
Mr C, Nottingham
"Sounded glorious even 10 minutes out of the box, and are still getting better. Sounded glorious even 10 minutes out of the box, and are still getting better. "
Mr B, Burntwood
"In the short time I've had them, they sound sublime. Bass is deep and well controlled and midrange and higher frequencies are refined and exciting. "
Mr MARLBOROUGH, . Marlborough
"These speakers really let you "see" and hear the muscians. The TWENTY.23's communicate to the listener on a deep musical level." "
"Awesome!!!! "
Mr W, London
"I'm still burning the speakers in but already the sound is incredible. I love them! "
Mr T, London
"Excellent clarity "
Mr G, Buckfastleigh
"Fantastic Loudspeakers. Open detailed sound with natural musicality "
Mr I, Tadley
"Earlier in the year I received very helpful and courteous service at your demo (Bristol Hi Fi show).Thanks in part to that I have now been able to purchase my long desired speakers when funds allowed. Thanks again for a great service. "
Mr MARLBOROUGH, . Marlborough
"I'm listening to real music...the speakers seem to have disappeared. ***** I could give stars all day long. Thank you "
Mr K, Abergele
"Stunning! Brilliant sound staging, tremendous sense of space between instruments, astonishing mid range clarity, depth of bass and sweet natural treble. "
Mr F, Liskeard
"Great build quality. Sound is fast, detailed with good base response compared to any speaker I have owned before. "
Mr R, Morden
"A great all round speaker worth five stars and even more "
Mr P, North Shields
"Speakers are very punchy but smooth in delivery. "
Mr W, Abernathy
"Sound quality is magnificent. Operatic voices are wonderfully clear right across the range. "
Mr F, Winchester
"Breathed new life and clarity into my music collection. "
Mr M, Westerham
"Yes the reviews already tell you that, but you have to hear it to really understand just how good these are. Every track played brings a new sonic experience that'll have you grinning from ear to ear! "
Mr F, Liskeard
"The musical presentation is such that all CD's I have played, so far sound much better, with more separation between instruments and many sound like totally different recordings. "
Mr R, Morden
"Very pleased so far "
Mr C, Swindon
"Speakers are great, very impressed with quality. "
Mr .W, Ashford
"Simply wonderful! "
Mr B, Berlin
"Excellent, as expected. "
Mr L, Penarth
"I still don't know how I came to be seated in a demo room listening to speakers. Boy, did Lewis know what he was doing when he played me the PMCs. Blew the competition away...and at any price. As the saying goes, they got me at hello. "
Mr C, Sidmouth
"Highly recommend these speaker, but unfortunately I will soon be upgrading to Fact 12's. Can't wait! "
Mr R, Morden
"Excellent sound and you can physically feel the music, almost as good as being there. "
Mr P, Bolton
"My new PMC speakers are, needless to say, wonderful. "
Mr W, London
"Purchased on the basis of three independent dealer recommendations and a subsequent listening test in competition with other manufacturers' products...We are delighted with our purchase. "
Mr W, Manchester
"Nice product! Great sound. "
Mr C, Hong Kong
"Fantastic product, well done guys. "
Mr B, Worksop
"Fantastic sound!!! "
Mr R, Surrey
"Very impressed. "
Mr M, Oxford
"They were by some margin better sounding than any of the other similar loudspeakers in the dealer's shop. "
Mr B, Paignton
"I've just got the Twenty.23s set-up. Fabulous, easily the best speakers I've owned. An ease and a joy to listen too. "
Mr P, Penarth
"Fantastic loudspeaker, ideal size for small to medium rooms. Very open, detailed sound with a incredible bass performance for size. Workmanship and finish of speaker is outstanding. "
Mr J, Liverpool
"Really like them they replaced FB1i as FB1i were a little too big but 23 more than a match for the FB1i. "
Mr F, Martlesham Heath
"Terrific speakers! "
Mr L, Singapore
"I've just got the Twenty.23s set-up. Fabulous, easily the best speakers I've owned. An ease and a joy to listen too. "
Mr P, Penarth
"All I can say is I am enjoying every minute as my CDs have never sounded so good, it is almost like hearing them for the first time. "
Mr B, Lincoln
"Just running them in but already they sound fantastic...Thank you! "
Mr B, Guisborough
"F'in marvellous, so laid back, clean and detailed. Thanks Paul @ hifi lounge for the suggestion and pmc for such good kit. "
Mr C, Milton Keynes
"Great British high quality product, keep it up! "
Mr T, North Shields
"Only just taken them out of the box and they sound stunning. Looking forward to many hours of wonderful listening. Many thanks! "
Mr P, Bolton
"Absolutely love my twenty 23 speakers. Not only do they sound better and clearer than I expected, but the sloping back walnut cabinets look marvellous too - its like having a piece of art in our living room... "
Mr , Kingston Upon Thames
"What brilliant speakers!!! They sound open, natural and have brought a degree of life and realism to my music that is as close as I've experienced to actually being there. "
Mr S, Cowes
"Got a giant improvement in my system. All music I'm listening to sounds like new now: more detail, presence of (human) voices, strings and cymbals with a real sound and piano with full range of frequencies. Highly recommended. "
Mr F, Gerenzano
"Great opened sound stage, precise, fast, detail resolution, with space and air. Replacement of large towers that costed the double, the 22 are more musical and breathing, I like them better, Very happy! Thanks! "
Mr C, Berlin
"Awesome sound, awesome looks! "
Mr NETHERLANDS, B. Netherlands
"Amazing ! So much cleaner sound than the speakers which they have replaced. "
Mr S, Checkley
"Superb deep bass when its there on the recording not boomy but smooth balanced sound "
Mr P, West Wickham
"Straight out of the box and they sound great. I can wait to get then "run in" as they will get even better...Thanks to Notts HiFi for they’re time and advice and to the team at PMC who were always there to answer any of my questions." "
Mr C, Sutton
"Totally satisfied customer...,The Twenty 23's excel in my system and have amazed me in so many ways. "
Mr T, Croydon
"They are far and away the best thing I have heard at this price range...Brilliant! "
Mr H, Bath
"Superbly balanced pair, formidable bass without boom and reverberation found in others and high frequency clarity that is unsurpassed...These speakers handle it all effortlessly. "
Mr W, Stocksfield
"Very happy - surpassing my expectation on day one. It may be 32 degrees outside but who cares - this is magic! "
Mr J, Surrey
"The speakers performance is excellent. The presentation & attention to detail is also excellent. I am very pleased with my choice. "
Mr C, Kent
"I'm absolutely thrilled with the quality of sound emanating from my twenty.23s and they haven't even been broken into yet. I'm looking forward to many years of listening pleasure. "
Mr D, Blackwood
"The wife loved them immediately she saw them installed at home and was impressed by their presentation. I was right to upgrade. "
Mr .M, Luton
"Amazing product. Everything I expected and more! WAF is very high, as well. "
Mr P, Issaquah
"We have only had the speakers for a couple of weeks but so far they have lived up to our expectations! "
Mr T, Ashford
"What a speaker! "
Mr M, Netherlands
"Absolutely brilliant mid range, so much detail. Great bass and balance, so pleased I got them."
Mr G, Edenbridge