Saturday, May 26, 2012

PMC's 20/20 vision

The just-launched PMC twenty.C centre speaker for AV systems.

PMC's newly-launched twenty series is a great success and has introduced the British brand to a new set of younger buyers.

PMC sales manager Andy Duffield, who was in Malaysia to visit his distributor AV Designs yesterday, said the twenty series has been selling well due to its price and performance.

"It appeals to existing PMC owners who want to upgrade, but we have also seen younger buyers, people in their 20s and 30s who have successful careers, buying PMC twenty series speakers for both AV and stereo systems.

"They no longer consider PMC to be a conservative and traditional British company.

"The twenty series speakers are designed to be slim and elegant and merges lifestyle with audiophile aspirations."

He said the 5 degree slope backwards of the front baffle is not just for design purposes but also to time align the tweeter with the mid/bass unit.


Andy at AV Designs in Kuala Lumpur.
Beside him is the PMC twenty24 speakers.

He opined that the success of the twenty series was due to the realistic pricing (the range is priced below the FACT series) and the fantastic performance.

"It also matches a wide range of electronics. There is a misconception that transmission line speakers are difficult to drive, but we ensured that the sensitivity of the twenty speakers was high at around 89dB and posed an easy load.

He was in this region to visit his distributors in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia and also to launch the twenty.C centre speaker, which matches the rest of the twenty series speakers in terms of sonic signature for AV purposes.

The twenty.C centre speaker was launched at the Bristol hi-fi show in February and was also on demo at the Munich High-End show two weeks ago.

The PMC twenty.C centre speaker uses the same drive units as the twenty21 and twenty23 -  twin 5½” bass/ mid units and the Sonolex 27mm fabric dome tweeter. And, surprisingly for a centre speaker, it also uses PMC's propretary Advanced Transmission Line technology and has a very wide frequency response of 45Hz to 25kHz and a high sensitivity of 90dB.

* The rrp of the twenty.C centre speaker is RM6,900. It comes in the glossy premium piano black finish which is normally priced higher. But AV Designs will be selling them at normal finishing prices.








2 comments:

  1. Mr. Lam,

    Any idea on how much the speakers are going for here in Malaysia?

    Gibran

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  2. hi gibran, the rrp is RM6.900.

    tq

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