Up Close: PMC Speakers

PMCSpeakersA NEW PRODUCT IS BORN: PMC, a U.K. based, world leading manufacturer of professional monitor and audiophile speaker systems, was founded in 1990 by Peter Thomas of the BBC and Adrian Loader of FWO Bauch. The combination of knowledge and a life-long passion for the music led to the production of PMC’s first product—the BB5-A—an active main studio monitor. This design was snapped up by BBC Maida Vale and Metropolis Mastering and remains used by Stevie Wonder’s Wonderland Studio, Prince, Capitol Studios and for many renowned classical labels.

PMC is one of the very few companies who have been awarded an Emmy® for its contribution to recording excellence. Blockbuster film titles include: Skyfall, Argo, The Help, Iron Man and Man of Steel.

PMC experienced dramatic growth during a recent time that was considered one of the worst ever in the audio industry; in the U.S. they established a growth over 30% year after year. In a strategic move to facilitate PMC’s ambitious future growth plans, the business has acquired new headquarters at Holme Court near Biggleswade, in a Georgian style mansion set on five acres and built in the 1860s.

RECENT & NOTEWORTHY: • The IB2 XBDS-A studio monitors, designed to deliver the full-scale dynamics and no compromise performance of the world’s leading reference loudspeaker, the BB5 XBD-A, in a smaller stylish package. Four thousand watts of PMC designed Class-D amplification (stereo pair) and DSP (digital signal processing) crossover control makes the IB2S-XBD one of the most accurate monitoring systems in the world.

• The twotwo series™, which combines PMC’s world-class design pedigree and respected Advanced Transmission Line™ (ATL™) bass loading technology with sophisticated digital signal processing. The stylish, midnight blue range comprises three models, the twotwo.5, twotwo.6 and twotwo.8, which share the same core design and features. The model number refers only to the approximate size (in inches) of the bass driver, with larger numbers denoting increasing cabinet volume, greater bass extension and higher SPLs.

• 4X10, PMC’s latest model, is a revolutionary larger main speaker system.

Contact Maurice Patist, 949-922-9603

By Jonathan Widran