PMC Adds the OB1i to its Range of Signature Models

Friday, June 10, 2011

New OB1i Signature

PMC has expanded the range of special edition Signature Series models with the launch of the OB1i Signature, bringing all the benefits of the upgrades to one of the most popular models in the company’s range.

In response to the positive reaction to the PB1i Signature, which followed hot on the heels of the FB1i and TB2i Signature models as well as requests from customers, the company has decided to give the OB1i the upgrade treatment too. As with the other Signature models, Peter Thomas, founder and chief designer of PMC, has re-worked the crossover to provide even finer detail and transparency to the mid vocal range from the 75mm soft-dome driver. Combined with the high frequency output from the PMC/SEAS developed 27mm tweeter and 170mm bass driver, the OB1i Signature provides a reproduction quality unprecedented in a speaker of this size and price.

As with all PMC’s loudspeakers, the bass drive unit works in an Advanced Transmission Line (ATL™), providing a low frequency output that is very clean, fast and exceptionally extended, right down to 28Hz.

Each component in the 24dB/octave, 31-element hand-built crossover is carefully selected, measured and recorded to ensure perfect performance and conformity to the original design. Supplied with a personally signed certificate of authenticity from Peter Thomas, the OB1i Signature comes with a brushed aluminium serial number plate. The handcrafted, British made cabinets are finished in a distinct and rare Rose Palissandre veneer, only available with the Signature Series products.

The OB1i Signature comes with a 20-year warranty, standard across all the company’s passive loudspeakers, such is the confidence of PMC in the build and engineering quality.