Don’t be distracted by PMC twenty5.23 speakers’ slim-line form.
The twenty5.23 plays music and moves you, by design, no matter what type of music you love. They will let you absorb the quietest and most dramatic moments without missing a beat, and its realism with vocals puts you in the best seat in the house. Twenty5.23 bass response, despite its tiny footprint, approaches the limits of human hearing!
Twenty5.23 shares PMC’s heritage of exacting standards in driver and cabinetry manufacture. Other small-scale manufacturers limit themselves to off-the-shelf components. PMC designs and manufactures its own unique drivers, and is an expert in the application of transmission line bass loading. The twenty5.23 5.25″ bass unit is set in an internal 2.4m long rectangular ‘pipe’ folded like a maze within the speaker cabinet. As a result, the output of the bass cone not only doubles but ATL affords a bass presence that is otherwise unavailable in this driver category.
Each pair of PMC speakers comes to you in a matched pair. Left-and-right woofers – matched – left and right tweeters – matched – crossovers, even cabinet timber grain is matched to produce a perfect stereo pair to listen to as well as to look at. Other manufacturers don’t deliver to this degree of perfection. It’s why PMC speakers are expensive – that and their in-house UK manufacture – but, when you compare other brands that share this manufacturing ethos, PMC models are only a fraction – sometimes a third, a quarter – of the price of their competition.
So, what do you get when you order your twenty5.23?
Well, you get a speaker that is amongst the finest examples of its product type in the world at any price. In this case, a 5.25″ two-way that is manufactured and treated to the highest degree of perfection in the world.0
And why would you choose a 5.25″ two-way?
Well, for purity of design. Without a lossy three-way crossover and large bass driver, the 5.25″ midrange-bass unit delivers a wide band of audio flawlessly. A larger cone can’t produce perfect midrange, with a smaller cone the bass suffers. Application of PMC’s trademarked ATL transmission line extends the bass output from this tiny driver to 28Hz! That’s almost the threshold of human hearing. The 27mm tweeter is larger than convention and that affords a much lower crossover point for a seamless transition from midrange to high frequencies and maximizes dispersion. The raked front baffle time-aligns the drivers for ideal phase response and combines for PMC’s legendary stereo imaging
Available Finishes: Walnut, Diamond Black, Amarone Export
Crossover Frequency: 1.8kHz
Dimensions:H 907mm 35.7” (+20mm spikes) x W 162mm 6.4” (238mm incl. plinth bars) x D 330mm 13” (+9mm grille)
Drive Units: LF – PMC twenty5 series 5.5”/140mm long-throw g-weave™ cone with cast alloy chassis, HF – PMC/SEAS®, 27mm twenty5 series, SONOLEX™ fabric soft dome, Ferrofluid cooled
Effective ATL™ Length: 2.4m 7.8ft
Frequency Response: 28Hz – 25kHz
Impedance: 8 Ohms
Input Connectors: One pair 4mm binding posts
Recommended Amp Power:30 – 150W
Weight:15kg 33 lbs ea.