The perfect size loudspeaker for any room
The ground-breaking aspen series of loudspeakers sets new standards for what is possible in home audio reproduction. Now, with the introduction of the smaller FR20, it is finally possible to bring the magic of aspens into more people’s homes.
The aspen loudspeaker series represents the culmination of 50 years of industry experience; learning in intimate detail what works and what does not; what it takes for a loudspeaker to disappear and leave only the magic of the music; designing a no-compromise phase-correct crossover; constructing a cabinet that does not color the sound; crafting a near-flat impedance curve for driving the speakers with any power amplifier, and when not even the most advanced driver manufacturer’s products are good enough to meet our exacting standards, designing woofers, radiators, tweeters, and midranges from scratch. In all respects, both the FR30 and FR20 will transcend your expectations of what it means to be called a reference loudspeaker.
No longer do you have to compromise.
Breathtaking to listen to, beautiful to behold, and compatible with any room size the aspen FR20 is a dream come true.
By far the most important piece in the HiFi chain is the loudspeaker. If the speaker cannot reproduce what's it is fed from the electronic chain, the missing musical information is forever lost. To achieve all that music demands, over the years loudspeaker designers have tried to leverage every trick in the book: electrostats for details, conventional drivers for dynamics, planars for transparency, ribbons, domes, horns, open baffles, bipoles, dipoles. The list is endless and the choices and their inevitable sonic compromises daunting. With close to 50 years under our collective belts, we at PS Audio determined to design the perfect loudspeaker. Our strategy would be to combine the best of all possible driver and crossover technologies in a single coherent design. We would call it the FR30 and we would follow it up with a smaller model, the FR20. Both would have unquestioned dynamics. They would be full range and capable of being driven by just about any amplifier. Their high-frequency drivers would have lower mass than the air they were driving and the speed and clarity of the best electrostats. Their midrange driver would be so transparent and uncolored as to be unnoticeable. And our speakers would never be shy when it came to the low end. With the FR20's 4 woofers per pair of speakers supported by 4 high-compliance passive radiators, in-room bass response would be nothing short of legendary.
- FULL RANGE 3-WAY SYSTEM
- 87 dB SENSITIVITY
- ONE 2.5" PLANAR RIBBON TWEETER
- 10" PLANAR RIBBON MIDRANGE
- TWO 8" LOW DISTORTION HIGH EXCURSION WOOFERS
- TWO 10" LOW DISTORTION HIGH EXCURSION BASS RADIATORS
- ADVANCED CARBON FIBER PMI FOAM COMPOSITE WOOFER CONES
- THERMOSET FIBERGLASS RESIN FRONT BAFFLES
- FLAT IMPEDANCE CURVE FOR EASY AMPLIFIER LOAD
- SMOOTH AND FULL OFF AXIS RESPONSE
- IN-ROOM BASS RESPONSE TO 20hz @ -6db
- ONE PIECE CABINET FOR EASY SETUP
- ADJUSTABLE MILLED BRASS FEET
- EASY TO POSITION FOR BEST PERFORMANCE
- HEAVY INTERNAL BRACING FOR LOW CABINET VIBRATION
CUSTOM FILM CAPACITORS & PREMIUM AIR-CORE INDUCTORS
Specifications - Aspen20
Color Options：Pearl White, Sable Black
Enclosure Type：Passive radiator (two, 10” side-firing passive radiators)
High Frequency Transducer：2.5” planar magnetic with Teonex diaphragm
Mid Frequency Transducer：10” planar magnetic with Teonex diaphragm
Low Frequency Transducer：2 x 8” woofers, cast frame, carbon fiber Rohacell sandwich cone, 12lb advanced magnet structure
Crossover Frequency：400 Hz, 2500 Hz – Linkwitz-Riley 4th order acoustic
Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1M)：87 dB
Nominal Impedance：4 ohm (3.5 ohm minimum impedance)
Recommended Amplifier Power：50-300W
Frequency Response：23Hz-20kHz (-6dB) half space, 20 Hz (-6dB) in-room
Dimensions (HxWxD)：50.5” x 16” x 18.75″
Net Weight ：133 lbs (60.3 kg)