Blog: PMC Twenty5i vs Twenty5 - A Comparison
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PMC Twenty5i vs Twenty5 - A Comparison
PMC Twenty5 vs Twenty5i – A comparison
Since the launch of the new PMC Twenty5i series at the Bristol Show 2020 we have had a raft of enquiries asking about the differences and improved performance compared to the Twenty5 series. We recently had a demo in store of the Twenty5 22, Twenty5 23 and the new Twenty5 22i. So, thought we would write a little piece on what we heard.
For those who aren’t aware, the main changes to the new Twenty5i range over the Twenty5 series is improvements to tweeter, the Twenty5i series now houses a 19mm SONOMEX™soft-dome design, derived from PMC’s premium fact range.
A new re-engineered crossover design is also incorporated into the Twenty5i series as well as different finishes. Finally, the new range has a brushed rather than polished back panel. A more in depth article about the Twenty5i series can be read here.
First in the line-up was the PMC Twenty5 22 – The stand mounts give a very open, clear and wide soundstage with a defined tight bass delivery. Nimble and organized timing.
Next up we had the Twenty5 23 – The floor stander gave a sense of deeper bass over and above the Twenty5 22. Although they have a smaller Bass driver then the 22, the longer transmission line of the Twenty5 23 balances this out nicely. The transmission line vent is closer to the floor which can be responsible for the extra bass weight.
Last but by no means least we listened to the Twenty5 22i – Which delivered significantly improved high frequency performance. Higher registers feel more open. It has an even taller and wider soundstage due to the increased dispersion, didn’t think that was possible as the Twenty5 series already had a massive soundstage. The Twenty5 22i are Incredibly fast and has more immediate dynamic punch than Twenty5 23 but, a more robust bass and fuller sounding all round than the Twenty5 22.
Even though it is the same size as the Twenty5 22, the i version delivers a much-improved performance, like something you would expect from a much larger loudspeaker. After listening to the speakers side by side they were our pick of the three, without a doubt.
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