IsoAcoustics, a Canadian manufacturer of acoustic isolation products for pro sound speakers, and PSB Speakers, a Canadian loudspeaker manufacturer, have partnered to offer home audio and theatre speaker systems.
With this collaboration, a number of upcoming PSB Speakers will feature integrated IsoAcoustics isolation technology. The first PSB Speaker with IsoAcoustics integration, the CustomSound In-Room Sub (CSIR Sub), will be shown at ISE 2020 in Amsterdam this February.
IsoAcoustics’ isolators significantly reduce the transfer of resonant energy from the speaker to the supporting surface and prevent them from reflecting off the floor below and being conducted back up into the speaker.
David Morrison – the founder of IsoAcoustics – and Paul Barton, founder of PSB Speakers, first met in Toronto in the mid-’80s at the national TV and radio broadcaster, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), where Morrison worked for close to 20 years. PSB’s Passif II speakers had been chosen by the CBC to be used in their radio studios across the country based on performance evaluations carried out by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC).
While working for the CBC, Morrison purchased a pair of Barton’s Passif II speakers for himself. The two acoustic specialists then had in-depth discussions involving speaker design, placement, and testing. Inspired by Barton’s expertise and methodology of measuring sound, Morrison worked on design concepts and tested them at the NRC over the following years and ultimately founded IsoAcoustics.
“Paul Barton has always been an innovator in the audio industry. He was instrumental in building the audio industry in Canada and paved the way for companies like ours,” said Dave Morrison, founder of IsoAcoustics. “I am so pleased he recognises the contribution IsoAcoustics products make, and I am excited to be working with him and his team at PSB Speakers.”
“What Dave has done with IsoAcoustics is really a Canadian audio success story and we’re proud to be able to collaborate with them,” said Barton. “In the end, we don’t have a lot of control over a consumer’s listening environment, so knowing that IsoAcoustics’ products will be integrated into a number of our upcoming products gives me confidence that our speakers are optimised to our consumers’ expectations of quality.”
Representatives from both IsoAcoustics and PSB Speakers will be on hand at ISE in Amsterdam, February 11-14, 2020, in hall 5, stand T-140.