Markham, Ontario – IsoAcoustics, a Canadian manufacturer of superior acoustic isolation products for home and professional speakers, and PSB Speakers, a Canadian loudspeaker manufacturer recognized around the globe as a leader in high-quality speakers, are coming together to offer world-class home audio (HiFi) and home theater speaker systems. A number of upcoming PSB Speakers will feature integrated IsoAcoustics isolation technology. IsoAcoustics isolation products complement speakers to deliver greater sound clarity and a more open three-dimensional sound stage.
Paul Barton, innovator and founder of PSB Speakers, is known as one of the pioneers of the Canadian audio industry. Paul recognized the way IsoAcoustics manages the interaction with the supporting surface and is making IsoAcoustics an integral part of his upcoming releases. The first PSB Speaker with IsoAcoustics integration, the CustomSound In-Room Sub (CSIR Sub), will be shown at Integrated Systems Europe show in Amsterdam this February.
For many years the industry standard has been to use mass and floor spikes to manage the interaction with the supporting surface, but IsoAcoustics award-winning isolation technology is an entirely different approach that is quickly gaining traction and changing the way people listen to music in homes and professional recording studios around the world. In the same way modern tire technology is part of the advancement of modern racing cars, IsoAcoustics technology compliments speakers by managing the connection with the supporting surface. IsoAcoustics products connect to the base of the speaker and to the supporting surface so that the energy is effectively managed by the internal isolators. The 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. The patented isolators are directional and are aligned with the speaker’s drivers to provide greater sound clarity and focus. IsoAcoustics innovative isolation design is a natural fit for PSB Speakers, enhancing the listener’s overall experience by allowing the speakers to perform at their best.
David Morrison – the founder of IsoAcoustics – and Paul Barton 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 twenty years. Barton’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 was so impressed with Barton’s Passif II speakers that he purchased a pair for himself. When Morrison finally met Paul Barton, Paul kindly offered to assist Morrison with setting up the speakers in his home. The two acoustic specialists 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. Like PSB Speakers, IsoAcoustics has become a globally distributed, award-winning brand catering to the audiophile community.
“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,” says Dave Morrison, founder of IsoAcoustics. “I am so pleased he recognizes 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,” says Paul Barton, founder of PSB Speakers. “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 optimized to our consumers’ expectations of quality.”
IsoAcoustics Inc. has been manufacturing and distributing award-winning isolation products in the audio industry since January 2012. In this relatively short time, IsoAcoustics has grown rapidly and now sells in over 70 countries. IsoAcoustics technology provides superior acoustic isolation, which enhances the sound clarity of speakers and audio equipment. Based on patented designs, IsoAcoustics has developed products for the Professional Audio and home project studio, the HiFi and consumer market, and large applications that include Pro Audio, HiFi and Live sound reinforcement.
About PSB Speakers
Founded in 1972 in a small town in Ontario, Canada, PSB Speakers has set the standard for “True to Nature” sound. Harnessing groundbreaking research into psychoacoustics involving PSB Speakers Founder and Chief Designer, Paul Barton, the company’s products are among the most critically acclaimed for value-driven and non-fatiguing speaker design. Currently sold in more than 70 countries around the world, PSB Speakers manufactures high-quality speakers, headphones, subwoofers, and installed speakers.