The NSMT PSM Super Monitor Loudspeaker
The New PSM with wave guide tweeter
Price per pair: $5,995
Dimensions: 24 X 7.5 X 16 inches (H X W X H),
61 X 19 X 41 cm
Frequency Response: 30 Hz to 20 kHz +/- 3.5 dB
The NSMT PSM Professional Studio Monitor, the Super-Monitor, AKA Pharaoh Saunders Monitor, is a two-way loudspeaker that throws an incredible soundstage and handles dynamics with ease that's on par with most floor standing loudspeakers. It has a very neutral frequency response over its entire operating range. And its bass extension meets the THX standard for subwoofers.
From the dawn of the Stereophonic age, two-way monitors have been some of the purest loudspeakers, because of their tonal and timbral accuracy, and because of their imaging and accurate spatial presentation. Well designed two-way monitors provide a special window into a musical soundstage that other designs rarely realize.
However, the magic of two-way monitors is often limited by mediocre bass extension and constricted dynamic performance.
To solve these problems, we combine acoustic suspension and folded eighth-wave transmission line designs into a single compact cabinet to deliver the spatial, tonal and timbral qualities of the best two-way minimonitors and the bass extension of floor standing loudspeakers.
By combining a transmission line design with an acoustic suspension design the PSM exhibits the best performance qualities of both designs while avoiding the limitations of each. The PSM produces bass that is extreamely neutral, linear and extended. And imaging and soundstaging are on par with the very best minimonitors.
This innovative cabinet design measures only 7.5 inches wide by 16 inches deep by 24 inches high which allows the PSM to deliver the best imaging, soundstaging, and bass response in the most compact package.
No cost is spared in the design and execution of the PSM. Only the highest quality drivers and components are used. The PSM is unshielded and uses an excellent soft dome tweeter and special composite paper woofers.
To complement the performance of the drivers, we use the highest quality crossover components, wires, and custom insulated terminals. Only high quality capacitors and air core perfect lay inductors are used in the crossovers. For internal wiring, silver plated oxygen-free copper is used to the tweeter and multi-strand oxygen free copper is used to the woofers.
The PSM is simply one of the best loudspeakers you will hear.
Shown: birdseye maple (left) and red birch (right)
Hybrid acoustic suspension and folded eighth-wave, tuned port, transmission line design (For greater accuracy, frequency extension, and dynamic range)
Time coherent driver alignment
One inch soft dome wave-guide Ferro cooled tweeter
Two 6.5 inch custom cast frame composite paper fiber long- throw woofers
10-year limited warranty
Frequency Response: 30 Hz-25 kHz,+/- 3.5 dB
-6 dB referenced to 1kHz: 25 Hz.
Sensitivity: 93 dB 1/watt/m
DCR: 4 ohms
Minimum Impedance: 4 ohms
Connectors: Custom fully insulated, gold plated five-way binding posts
Dimensions: 7.5 X 24 X 16 (W x H x D)
Cabinet construction: Cross-braced 3/4 inch MDF
Finish: Satin gloss red birch with semi gloss black front and back panels
Shipping Weight: 445 pounds each
Recommended amplifier: 5-200 watts
-10 dB referenced to midband (1kHz) response: 23 Hz