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Munich High-End 2019 : PMC Fact 8 and 12 Signature

Reference quality floor-standers

PMC Fact 8 and 12 models have been a premium stalwart in the range for some time. Some customers were preferring the twenty5 range even with ‘Fact’ being the premium offering, so this is welcome news.

These speakers have been developed from the ultra premium PMC Fact fenestria speakers, which were revealed not that long ago. This new Fact 8 retains its 2 way design and similarly so does the Fact 12 with its 3 way drivers.

Fact 12 Signature

Nothing’s changed in the classic transmission line that PMC use in all their models : internally braced partitions that tunnel the bass air within the speaker, emanating from an ‘Advanced Trasmission Line’ or ATL port, PMC call it. This port being at the front lower surface is great as it makes room integration easy. Less issues with rearward bass projection that you get on some rear ported designs.

These models are designed for medium to large rooms and PMC say the Fact 8 and 12 Signature models give improved clarity and transparency over the older models, using the typical Norwegian SEAS tweeters. Having heard the originals quite a few times, you do need space. It is interesting how much of an improvement the signatures will yield as the original were truly phenomenal speakers already.

It’s not clear from the initial launch if these models are tweaked mods of the original design or a totally redesigned model both internally and with new drivers. It is known they use new crossovers designed from the Fenestria apparently. I have asked PMC for some more information in this respect. I wonder if they use Laminair from the twenty5 range, and if the laminar port is tucked away behind the ATL face plates you see. Laiminair is a means of speeding up bass air from the ATL ports. It really does work from comparing twenty range speakers, which didn’t use them, and the twenty5’s that do. This technology is developed from F1 technology on all accounts.

They come in a metallic graphite or white silk finish, which do really look terrifically modern. The Fact 8 is priced at £6,995 and Fact 12 is £14,995 and I believe they are available now.

Specifications

Fact 8 :
Available Finishes: White Silk, Metallic graphite
Crossover Frequency: 1.7kHz
Dimensions: H 1030mm (40.6″) + 25mm spikes, W 155mm (6.1″) +80mm ingot feet, D 380mm (15″) + 10mm grille
Drive Units: LF – 2 x fact 140mm (5.5″) super-long-throw
HF – 1 x fact 19mm high-res, SONOMEX soft dome, ferro-fluid cooled Effective ATL™ Length: 3m (9.8ft)
Frequency Response: 28Hz – 30kHz
Impedance: 8 Ohms
Input Connectors: 2 pairs 4mm PMC Ag terminals (Bi-amp or Bi-wire) sensitivity: 89dB 1W 1m
Weight: 20kg (44lbs) each

PMC fact 8

Fact 12 :
Available Finishes: White Silk, Metallic graphite
Crossover Frequency: 400Hz, 4kHz
Dimensions: H 1110mm (43.7″) + 25mm spikes, W 168mm (6.1″) + 100mm ingot feet, D 420mm (16.5″) + 2mm Ag terminals
Drive Units: LF – 2 x fact 140mm (5.5″) super-long-throw
MF – 1 x fact 50mm (2″) super clarity soft dome, ferro-fluid cooled
HF – 1 x fact 19mm high-res, SONOMEX soft dome, ferro-fluid cooled Effective ATL™ Length: 3.3m (11ft)
Frequency Response: 26Hz – 30kHz
Impedance: 8 Ohms
Input Connectors: 3 pairs 4mm PMC Ag terminals (Tri-amp or Tri-wire) sensitivity: 84dB 1W1m
Weight: 26kg (57lbs) each

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Written by Simon Price

I'm an AUDIO-LOVER who likes sharing experiences of faithfully reproduced audio in a CREDIBLE way. I am primarily interested in products; their looks, functionality and features, and most importantly how they sound! My reviews are not overly technical and I don't use pretentious language, as I believe great audio is non exclusive and is to be enjoyed by all! It's all about the music!

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