UK-based PMC, which manufactures professional monitors and audiophile speaker systems, recently announced the awards that it has received for 2009.
PMC’s FB1i speaker picked up the award for Best Floor-Standing Speaker Over £1,000 at the recent AV Review awards, held at the AV Review offices in Islington, North London. David Oliver, editor of AV Review, presented the award to PMC’s founder Peter Thomas. Critics praised the FB1i ‘s ability to handle high-energy material with ease and superb definition. This award follows the FB1i’s win in the AV Review group test for Best Floor-Standing Speaker earlier this year. Mark Wilson of AV Review comments, “If there is a product to beat it on sound quality, bring it on! In the meantime, it seems quite in order to award it top points, something rarely seen.”
A PMC surround system comprising EB1i, TB2i and a CB6i three-way center channel won Best Performance of the Year at the Prime AV awards in Taiwan. Alex Shih of Jadex, PMC’s longstanding Taiwanese distributor, says, “It is an honor to share another leading award with PMC.” Prime AV states, “The EB1i is definitely an impressive monitor by providing pure, neutral and accurate sound performance. Besides PMC’s Extended ATL (Advanced Transmission Line) design, the EB1i features new precision built SONOLEX tweeter and midrange drive. These unique innovations bring PMC monitors to another technology’s top. The CB6i and TB2i share the same characteristics. This surround system provided not only supreme audio performance, but also the finest visual experience.”
Also in Taiwan, PMC was awarded Best Value of the Year for the EB1i by Taiwan’s leading consumer magazine, Audio Art, at its annual awards ceremony. “It brings a new dimension of imaging and transparency to the high-frequency region,” the publication sates. “With the identical characteristics, EB1i is able to present the HF feature of Blu-ray and makes people experience a stunning, vivid musical image. Moreover, EB1i reproduces every detail of all instruments and it is like that a symphony orchestra is playing before you. Even without the active subwoofer EB1i is nothing short of spectacular in every area of audio reproduction. You should never miss to experience EB1i’s breathtaking power!”
Lastly, Professional Audio Magazine (Germany) presented PMC with the 2008 Professional Audio Magazine Editors Choice Award for the DB1S-A and TLE1S, citing “very fine resolution and a balanced analytic sound down to the deepest bass.”
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