To the right you see the powered speakers available from PTE. Both the Phoenix and the Statement use multiple small class A/B amplifiers combined in both parallel and series. This technology decreases noise and distortion, while improving system power and reliability.
The speakers also include switches for tweeter level adjustment and bass adjustments for tailoring the speakers to the acoustic environment.
The electronics are designed by Jim Rush who has over 20 years experience in the design of powered speakers.
Click on either speaker for more information. The Owners manual contains an excellent description of the Phoenix.
$5700 Per Pair
The Phoenix SG
$9,500 Per Pair
Building on our great success with the Phoenix Loudspeaker we have created "The Foundation."
Shown below, the Foundation is a dedicated low frequency extension device that can be added to the Phoenix, creating a world class loudspeaker system with astonishing dynamics, bass and imaging. The dedicated crossover in the Foundation removes the low frequency load from the Phoenix and produces absolutely flat, accurate bass: -3dB @ 19 Hz. The total system now has the phenomenal frequency response of 22Hz to 22 kHz +/- 1.5 dB. The sound of the bass is now even tighter and deeper, and the total system will produce levels that make audiophiles tremble.
Pictured above is the Foundation mated to a pair of Phoenix Loudspeakers.
The Foundation is a true audiophile low frequency device. While many modern subwoofers use class D amplification, the foundation is a 400w class A/B design with a large power supply and generous output devices. Designed with many years of service in mind and producing zero RF emission, the Foundation is done right.
The Foundation supports the Phoenix and provides adjustable tilt so that the correct listening axis can be provided for many listening heights.
Both balanced and RCA connections are accommodated. The level of the bass may be adjusted +/- 4 dB from flat anechoic response. And this is a flat subwoofer. Measured via the Ground Plane method in the park outside my home, The 80 Hz crossover was completely invisible, and the -3dB point was just below 20 Hz.
I contend that the Phoenix mounted on the Foundation produces one of the flattest loudspeakers in the world.
The Foundation uses a professional 15 inch woofer and dual 15 inch passive radiators in a very well damped alignment. Many years of designing subwoofers has shown that tuning a subwoofer to a very low frequency with a gentle knee produces the least group delay in the audible region. This is the technical way of saying that the Foundation's bass is very tight.
Power: 400 Watts class A/B
Cross Over: 24 dB/ octave @ 80 Hz
Low frequency : -3dB @ 19 Hz
Sytem Power: 790 watts total
Sytem SPL: 115 dB