Celebrating 50 Years of PSB Speakers - the Documentary
PSB Speakers arguably created the “Canadian Sound” and celebrates 50 years since its foundation in St Jacob's, Ontario, in 1972 by classically-trained violinist and self-taught acoustics designer Paul Barton and a couple of his high school friends.
We're told that the scientific approach Barton took in designing loudspeakers was rare at the time. Throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s, he conducted thorough and detailed measurements of loudspeakers at the National Research Council (NRC) in Ottawa, Canada, utilising its state-of-the-art anechoic chamber and instruments to perfect the sound signature of his products. Additionally, this saw him working with some of Canada's leading scientific researchers in psychoacoustics and acoustic measurement.
The foundational principles first discovered by Barton's research continue to be the basis of much of speaker design today, with his pioneering acoustics research becoming standard industry practice.
To celebrate the brand's 50th anniversary, PSB Speakers have released a documentary about the brand that was filmed and produced over four months in and around Toronto. It offers an intimate glimpse into the brand's founding, its expansion, Barton's legacy, and PSB Speakers' exciting future. The documentary is peppered with archival photos, videos, and mementoes over the decades, deftly weaving in stories about some of the brand's most iconic and popular products.
StereoNET’s Founder and Publisher, born in UK and raised on British Hi-Fi before moving to Australia where he worked as an Engineer in both the audio and mechanical fields.
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