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    p17b bookshelf

    these are very interesting for guys who have low watt amps and are looking for monitors. me id love to hear them.

    The P-17B raises the bar for bookshelf speakers with full rich sound that belies its smaller size, and a striking visual design that could easily be considered a work of art.

    Modern design, incomparable craftsmanship and proprietary technologies
    Exotic zebra-grain Linia veneer cabinet
    0.75-inch horn-loaded tweeter, 4.5-inch midrange and 7-inch woofer
    Bass-reflex design via a rear-firing port
    Frequency Response: 51Hz-24kHz +/-3dB
    HIGH FREQUENCY EXTENSION: 30kHz
    LOW FREQUENCY EXTENSION: 40Hz
    SENSITIVITY: 94dB @ 2.83V / 1m
    POWER HANDLING: 150W continuous / 600W peak
    MAXIMUM ACOUSTIC OUTPUT: 115dB (2 speakers in-room)
    NOMINAL IMPEDANCE: 4 ohms
    RECOMMENDED AMPLIFIER POWER: 50 - 350W
    HIGH FREQUENCY DRIVERS: 0.75" (1.9cm) titanium diaphragm compression driver mated to 90 x 60 Tractrix Horn
    MID-FREQUENCY DRIVERS: 4.5" (11.4cm) aluminum diaphragm compression driver mated to 90 x 60 Tractrix Horn
    LOW FREQUENCY DRIVERS: 7" (17.8cm) high-output, aluminum / Rohacell / Kevlar hybrid cone woofer
    MID-FREQUENCY CROSSOVER: 600Hz
    ENCLOSURE MATERIAL: Constrained layer MDF (medium density fiberboard)
    ENCLOSURE TYPE: Bass-reflex via rear-firing port
    HEIGHT: 19.9" (50.6cm)
    WIDTH: 9.2" (23.4cm)
    DEPTH: 13.5" (34.3cm)
    WEIGHT: 30 lbs (13.6kg)
    FINISHES: Zebra-grain Linia veneer in a natural, merlot or espresso stain
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    Re: p17b bookshelf

    20" tall seems big for a bookshelf speaker, but they look cool. How much do they run?



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    Re: p17b bookshelf

    klipsch sells alot of their speakers individually. they are $2k each so $4k for the pair.
    id like to hear them. and see if they run nice on 12.5w
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    Klipsch Palladium P-17B loudspeaker | Stereophile.com

    A proviso
    For all my raving about them, there was one thing I could not get the Klipsch Palladium P-17Bs to excel at in my room: Try as I might, I could not get them to throw a truly deep soundstage. No matter what amps, cables, or speaker positions I tried, the soundstage was a bit flatter than I'm used to hearing. This was confirmed when I borrowed from a friend a pair of old Revel Ultima Gems. Sitting on the same stands as the Klipsches, the Gems produced an illusion of a soundstage vastly deep. Most likely, the Revels' rear-firing tweeters went a long way toward helping them achieve this illusion. Still, the Klipsches did excel at throwing a broad and precise lateral soundstage that often extended beyond the speakers' outer side panels, and their image specificity was some of the best I've heard—in the lateral plane, they "disappeared."

    Hope (Arkansas) for us all
    The Klipsch Palladium P-17B is a world-class bookshelf loudspeaker. Yes, it's a bit expensive, and it doesn't play the lowest octave of bass. However, its performance and appearance reflect well-grounded engineering, thoughtful visual design, and immaculate execution. I've heard many other speakers that cost much more that don't offer this level of performance and beauty of appearance. If you mate them to gear that doesn't itself sound too bright, and are ready to agonize a bit over their placements in the room, you'll be rewarded. I haven't been this excited about horn speakers since my visit to Uncle John's house 22 years ago. These are horns a horn-hater can love.
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    Re: p17b bookshelf

    my kef monitors had that same problem with soundstage depth. but the rest of the review is good enough to still make me want to hear for myself. thanks !!!
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