PSB Alpha IQ - Small & Mighty!

PSB Alpha IQ: Small & Mighty!

In an era where smart speakers are becoming more and more prevalent, the PSB Alpha IQ speakers stand out by seamlessly merging cutting-edge technology with high-fidelity sound quality. PSB, a Canadian brand with 50 years of experience, have ventured into the smart speaker market with a product that not only meets the expectations of tech-savvy users but also caters to the discerning ears of audiophiles.

Design and Build Quality

The PSB Alpha IQ sports a small sleek, modern design that fits effortlessly into any home décor. Available in five colourful finishes, the speaker features a minimalist aesthetic that emphasizes clean lines and a robust build. The solid MDF cabinet construction minimizes resonance, ensuring that the sound remains pure and uncoloured. At 9.5 inches tall, the Alpha IQ is compact yet substantial, signalling its serious approach to high-fidelity sound.

Audio Performance

At the heart of the Alpha IQ is PSB’s legendary audio engineering. Each speaker houses a 4-inch woofer and a 0.75-inch aluminium dome tweeter, powered by a 60-watt (woofer) and 30-watt(tweeter) amplifier. This setup delivers a balanced sound signature, characterized by deep, punchy bass, clear midrange, and crisp highs. The speaker's ability to produce a wide soundstage is impressive, making it ideal for both casual listening and critical audio sessions.
PSB's use of DSP (Digital Signal Processing) further enhances the audio quality. DSP optimizes the frequency response and minimizes distortion, ensuring that the Alpha IQ delivers a clean, detailed sound at any volume level. Whether you're playing your favourite vinyl records or streaming the latest hits, the Alpha IQ promises an immersive listening experience.

Smart Features

The Alpha IQ isn’t just about superior sound; it’s also a smart speaker packed with modern features. Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity allow seamless streaming from a variety of sources, including popular music services like Spotify, Tidal, and Apple Music. The speaker supports high-resolution audio up to 24-bit/192kHz, ensuring that even the most demanding tracks are reproduced with pristine clarity.
Voice control is another standout feature of the Alpha IQ. Integrated with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, users can control their music, check the weather, or manage smart home devices with simple voice commands.

The speakers bolster a HDMI eARC input allowing the speakers to be connected to a TV to enhance the audio quality of your favourite films, TV shows and games. Vinyl lovers will also be pleased to hear that the speakers have a built in MM phono stage allowing for a turntable to be connected.

Ease of Use

Setting up the PSB Alpha IQ is straightforward, thanks to the BluOS app available for both iOS and Android devices. The app guides users through the initial setup process and provides access to various settings and features. Users can customize their listening experience, adjust EQ settings, and even create multi-room setups, making it easy to enjoy music throughout the house. The speakers can also be linked with other BluOS compatible speakers on the app allowing for a multiroom set up.

Pop into the store to hear these wonderful speakers, you will not regret it!