Every audiophile had somewhere born. My “birth” occurred during a family visit to my uncle’s house when he heard “Pure Energy” on its brand-new “Klipsch Heresy II”. While listening to my uncle did three things that made me, 12-year-old in the audiophile as I am now: he lost the music that I liked, he lost it really loudly and then he took the time to explain to me. How the system works, and why it was such a good sound. His Klipsch amplifiers Nelson Pass under the influence of the device Nakamichi – I’ve never heard of speakers playing music with such ease and with such amazing dynamics. I was immediately hooked. In many cases, there is nothing that I heard after that, do not hit me as much. There was such a revelation as something that can make a home audio. He only experiences set me on the path of worries about how to recreate the musical performance at home.
Review US speaker System Klipsch Palladium P-17B
The audio sound was caused by a tripartite that old Heresy II. My relationship with my speakers with horns has always been a mixture. Firstly, the obsession, and some disgust. While I really like the fact that the speakers can do with horns. I had never heard of some of them, which would not attach a high-pitched sound.
When I read a rave review about Wes Phillips Klipsch P-39F in Stereophile, I was looking for and rock it to point out that the representative of a new line of Klipsch Palladium gave a squeaky sound. But the more I studied the review of weight relative to this aspect, the harder it was to find it.
Since most people cannot afford a model P-39F, which is worth $ 20 000 for a couple. I thought the least Palladium, models P-17B, costing $ 4,000 for a couple. It may be more cost-effective option to make the most of the functioning of his big brother. I also hoped that the model P-17B will give the good sound with some low-power amplifiers, which I like.
Review US speaker Palladium gets a gold star
Klipsch Palladium P-17B has a design with three speakers and a thread for attachment to the rack (whether we call still speaker of this size, “speaker on a bookshelf?”). His diaphragm, loudspeakers, crossover, and enclosure were designed by Klipsch to zero. And used throughout the line Palladium. The 7-inch woofer, it uses aluminum cone of Kevlar and rosella, the latter is very strong sintered material.
Review US speaker is used to produce blades of helicopters. The woofer has a frame, cast aluminum, and complex magnetic systems neodymium. Woofer reflected wave falls in a 3-inch diameter port on the back of the speaker. Midrange, which has a range of 600 Hz-3,4kGts is inverted aluminum dome with the surrounding material of low density. The speakers designed to minimize distortion at the edges of the speaker. Loudspeaker for reproducing high frequencies, dome diameter of 0.75 inches of titanium, has two magnets from neodymium.
And midrange and tweeter horns are Tractrix configuration with a gradual expansion of 90° horizontal by 60° vertical. Also, review US speaker creating a compression ratio of 4: 1. The horns in both loudspeakers are solid blocks of molten acoustically inert material of carbon fiber, designed to reduce vibrations. STATEMENT weakest models P-17B is 94 dB at a voltage of 2.83 W at a distance of 1 meter.
Some characteristic impedance amplifier rated at 4 Ohm speaker can be a problem. But John Atkinson solves this problem when measured it.
The front of the review US speaker system Klipsch Palladium P-17B
Enclosure designed so that there are no parallel inner surfaces made of medium density fiberboard (MDF) with a thickness of at least 1 inch on all sides. The entire speaker is finished with veneer Linia. With clear stripes, it looks more like endangered ebony. But in reality it is made from wood grown trees.
Forget about his green origins, Klipsch! Veneer Linia, used in all models of the line Palladium. The review US speaker has three colors: natural, merlot and espresso. My model is the color of Merlot. Each model P-17B is connected to the amplifier via two pairs of binding posts on the back and a black grille.
A general view of the structure and model perfectly. This is the most beautiful speaker, which I have ever had at home. The every inch is more like a sculpture than to an audio device. When placing on a rack on the model of P-17B cannot see visible screws on the front, back, top and side panels.
Cast mouthpieces meet spectacular veneer, seamlessly. The metal cap over the tweeter with the famous logo Klipsch beautifully merges with the sloping top and rounded side panels.
Decorating the tree and slightly rounded side panels cause the desire to touch. The overall effect is striking but muted, modern, but still traditional. In terms of appearance, Klipsch has surpassed itself and most other manufacturers of speakers that line Palladium. Go and find a pair of speakers, just to see them – the pictures do not show them to the fullest. Bravo, Klipsch!
The rear part of the review US speaker Klipsch Palladium P-17B
Set Palladium P-17Bs was easy. And it’s hard. Connect my cords Kable BiFocal XL to four racks each speaker was easy enough, but not so easy to find a place to install the speakers. Model P-17B does not go with his reception. And Klipsch does not endorse any. In connection, it has three problems.
Firstly, the base of each P-17B is much larger than that of your model bookshelf. Many stands are not the sufficiently large cap. Review US speaker would stand firmly all four rubber feet models P-17B. And my own racks were too large for their accommodation. Second, I have found that for optimum sound speakers P-17B should be located at a height such that the mid-range speakers have been on the level of my ears when I sit.
Any deviation alters the tonal balance more than any speaker I’ve ever heard. Fortunately, my racks have approximately the desired height. The third pillar of my B & W rough design, filled with sand, looked quite rough for speakers P-17B. They not only did not match the Klipsch for color and materials. Their performance and it was not close like the design of P-17B.