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hi-fi loudspeakers that enable a much wider audience to ‘bring the studio home’.
Following the phenomenal reception given to the new PMC prodigy loudspeakers at the recent High End Show in Munich, the prodigy 1 and 5 will receive their UK debut at the Northwest Audio Show on 17/18 June. Show visitors will be able to hear for themselves just why the world’s audio media and Munich show-goers were so enthusiastic about this duo of speakers. prodigy takes the very essence of everything that makes PMC the speakers of choice for the world’s leading music makers and most discerning audiophiles and presents it to a much wider audience.
The pair of two-way speakers includes the compact prodigy1, a standmount design and the floorstanding prodigy5, both featuring a 27mm tweeter and 130mm bass driver. Each model will be on demonstration in the Bentley room, powered by the AVM AS2.3 and CS5.3 all-in-one streamer/amplifiers.
The prodigy models are born out of the 30 plus years of research, development, measurement and listening that has gone into the creation of speakers that get as close as is possible to what is being played and recorded.
“prodigy can trace its lineage back to the PMC QB1 flagship studio monitors,” says Oliver Thomas, commercial director and head of design. “Not only is there a stylistic resemblance, but many of the technologies that were developed for QB1, such as Laminair, have been trickled down into prodigy, so users really can ‘bring the studio home’ when using these new models.”
prodigy1 is a compact standmount speaker, ideal for small and medium size rooms, that delivers the richly dynamic and full sound that is expected of a PMC. Both drive units are professionally proven, with the bass unit featuring in the PMC ci series, which have become the reference for Dolby Atmos music mixing around the world. The soft dome tweeter is a development from the PMC result6 studio monitors, giving the prodigy1 a genuine studio heritage, reinforcing PMC’s ‘from studio to home’ philosophy.
prodigy5 is a floorstanding speaker that is compact enough to take up no more space than bookshelf speakers on stands and delivers a sound that can fill any room. In common with the prodigy1, its performance is characteristic of PMC’s studio monitors and is packed with the familiar traits of a wide dispersion high frequency response, a very wide ‘sweet-spot’ and exceptional detail.
Both models feature the Advanced Transmission Line (ATL™) bass loading found in all PMC speakers. The ATL uses the energy that the bass unit generates in the most intelligent and efficient way to produce a far deeper, tighter and powerful bass than would otherwise be possible from a cabinet of this size and, additionally, through absorption of unwanted frequencies, creates a much clearer midrange.
Complementing the ATL is Laminair. This aerodynamically designed vent at the end of the line controls the air as it exits by dramatically reducing resistance, which increases efficiency and eliminates airflow noise. The result is a bass response with precise timing and an excellent dynamic range.
Jeff Willcocks, CEO says, “We are very excited to be able to showcase the new prodigy models, which were so well received in Munich, to the UK audiophiles at the North West Audio Show. The demonstrations of prodigy with the AVM electronics will, I am sure, make the PMC room the best sounding at the show and we are looking forward to enabling a wider UK audience to ‘take the studio home’ with these two speakers.”