In Barn for Review: PSB Alpha AM5 Powered Bookshelf Speakers

The new PSB Alpha AM5 Powered Bookshelf Speakers ($599/pair) offer digital, analog, and MM phono inputs with a Bluetooth cherry on top.

The Alpha AM5’s drivers were custom designed by PSB and feature a ¾” aluminum ferrofluid-cooled tweeter and 5 ¼” midbass woofer. A 50 Watts Class D amplifier resides in the main speaker along with the 3.5mm analog, MM Phono (RCA), USB Audio, Toslink, and Qualcomm aptX Bluetooth receiver. There’s a Subwoofer Output which you can mate with PSB’s Alpha SUB8 ($499/ea), one is on its way to the Barn, and a pair of speaker binding posts to connect the pair.

The M5’s cabinet is MDF and comes in black or white and measures a petite 6 3/4” x 11 2/5” x 9 1/2”. The Alpha M5’s On Axis (@ 0°±3dB) frequency response is 55Hz-20Khz according to PSB, while the Alpha SUB8 takes that down to 35Hz.

those acoustically transparent magnetic grilles are detachable

Company Website: PSB Speakers