PSI Audio – A14M Nearfield Active Monitors
Sound On Sound Magazine
by Hugh Robjohns
Do monitors now deserve a place alongside chocolate, watches and army knives on Switzerland’s list of exemplary exports? We think so! There is no shortage of small active monitors in the marketplace, and I’m sure everyone reading this could name a half a dozen different high-quality monitor speaker manufacturers without breaking into too much of a sweat! However, one company who don’t seem to get the recognition they rightly deserve are Swiss manufacturers PSI Audio. For the uninitiated, PSI Audio were previously known under the Relec brand in the late ‘70s, and the company’s professional monitor speakers are all designed and assembled in Yverdon, on the shores of lake Neuch tel.
Good engineering is very high on the priority list, and the PSI factory boasts a 150 cubic-metre anechoic chamber to enable comprehensive testing of every finished monitor, each model being shipped with its own QC measurement chart. Very few other monitor manufacturers can claim to be so thoroughly objective.