PMC to demonstrate the new SE version of the legendary BB5 speakers at Sound & Vision, The Bristol Show
Thursday, January 24, 2013
PMC will be using its appearance at Sound & Vision, The Bristol Show, to demonstrate the SE version of the BB5 for the first time at a UK hi-fi show. The BB5 SE is a domestic version of the world’s leading studio monitor, the BB5-Active, which is used at major recording studios across the globe. Visitors to the SS Great Britain 3 room at the show will be able to hear recordings sounding exactly the way they did in the studio and just as the artist intented.
The BB5 SE is the flagship of the new SE series of loudspeakers which also includes the other large three-way models, the IB2 and MB2, and combines PMC’s uncompromising build quality with luxurious Rose and Rich Macassar veneers. Internally, the cabinets have been redesigned to generate a lower cabinet resonance for further reduced cabinet talk, a purer musical signal and better handling of bass transients. The SE series posseses improved clarity in the midrange, through the use of an innovative profiled dispersion flange for the renowned PMC 75 midrange driver; which, in the case of the BB5 SE, is handed to eradicate baffle diffraction to further improve the imaging.
Special attention has also been given to the detailing on the terminal panel and the new tactile Nextel™ texture provides a luxurious finish on the drive units. Custom designed stands, in a matching veneer and fitted with large spun precision spikes, complete the aesthetic and provide a firm foundation for the speakers.
Reflecting the company’s pedigree, the sound quality is second to none and encompasses all the attributes of a manufacturer at the very pinnacle of professional studio monitoring.
The original BB5 was developed for the world famous BBC Maida Vale studio complex and subsequently installed in many leading studios, which have been responsible for music and movie soundtracks from the biggest names in the entertainment industry. Facilities such as Metropolis in London, Teldex in Berlin and major artists including Prince and Stevie Wonder have specified the BB5 monitors, because they know it is the only speaker system that will enable them to mix and master their creative output accurately.
Peter Thomas says of the new models, “Our i series has been a fantastic success all across the world, building upon our studio heritage to bring accurate music reproduction to music lovers in the home. Now, with the SE editions, we have improved the performance of these models even further so that the most discerning of audiophiles can enter right into the heart of their music and hear it sounding just like it did in the studio.” He continues, “And with the beautiful new veneers we have chosen, the speakers look every bit as stunning as they sound.”
The entire SE range will be featured at Sound & Vision in SS Great Britain 3 on the ground floor.