For the past several years, I’ve had my eye on a North Carolina audio company called Audioengine. They’re actually headquartered on the coast, in Wilmington! They had not moved up on my radar until recently as their products seemed too inexpensive to be very good. After hearing just how good the $149 Audioquest Dragonfly was, I started thinking, “hmm, maybe that inexpensive Audioengine stuff might be worth a test after all.” When one of my old friends left Tidal to go work for Audioengine, I knew the stars were aligning and that I should give them a try.
"PSB's Alpha PS1s have tuneful bass, tangible mids and a sweet, airy treble. They are conservatively rated: their performance goes beyond the power and bass extension ratings. They also have an uncanny imaging quality that lends itself to desktop listening in the nearfield. On the test bench, these little speakers measured very low levels of THD particularly when you consider...
"PSB’s Alpha PS1 is the perfect desktop companion, and $299 is a paltry outlay for speakers with so much engineering tucked into them.... They just worked, and quite well. And if they meet Paul Barton’s expectations daily, odds are they’re more than sufficient for everyone else. Kudos, PSB." Read the full review here: