Two horns for better coupling and three conventional woofer with abundant membrane surface help the Klipsch P 37 (8000 euros the pair) to moderate Watt demand. Civilian listening sessions are possible from 24 Watts into 3 ohms. The full exploitation of resources (up to 109 dB) requires 200 watts.
- Floorstanding loudspeaker Klipsch P 37 F
- Data sheet
Klipsch is the probably most traditional manufacturer of Watts lightweight transducer based in the United States. The legendary Klipschorn, named after the company founder Paul Klipsch, comes after all, dating back to 1946.
The Watts needed of a box was at the time much more important than it is today, because all of the amplifiers of the post-war period were rarely more than ten watts tubes. Who wanted to level the House, nothing remains other which, as careful in selecting the boxes on a high SPL output.
The way leads usually about horns, hyperbaric chambers and sound guided tours of all types, ensuring a better coupling of membrane and air and reduce so the power consumption by up to 90 percent.
The advantages of horns are the same as at that time, the development methods thanks to high-performance CAD programs and methods of measurement but not fine. So the present P 37 from the Palladium series has today only with their ancestor – the Klipsch nor to order supplies – as well as no similarities.
The ancestor was a full field of Horn for use exclusively in corners of the room to use the adjacent wall surfaces as Horn extensions in the bass. With this trick, 2 volts for sound pressure levels of up to 100 decibels at 1 meter distance meet the oldie. The price of this are intensively stimulated room resonances and significant discoloration in all frequency ranges.
The presented here P_37_F uses horns in the MIDs and highs. Their three subwoofers equipped with ultra linear drives work in conventional bass reflex manner and thus achieve a cutoff frequency in the range of 40_Hertz HiFi typical wall also installation.
37 P is significantly louder than the most HiFi-boxes that are often barely above 85 decibels, with just under 90 decibels of 2 volts. In comparison with their ancestor, the Palladium, however, is however an extremely cultured a veritable Watt vacuum cleaner.
What is because the Americans for its top series to pull all the stops. Vibration systems and sound guides such as also housing are trimmed down to the smallest detail on perfection. Dispersion (see images above), linearity and distortion are often better than in boxes without horns.
The sound of Klipsch, who succeeded in actually was so advanced as the technology to connect Horn typical virtues as a seemingly limitless dynamics with the sophistication and neutrality of not sound guided HiFi-boxes. The dreaded Horn discoloration were nowhere to make out but an unbelievable directness, coupled with an insanely powerful and firm-level bass. stereoplay reader should the P 37 just the free CD from January of this year offer: so Bell-clean and impulsively Yello rock only with the fewest boxes in the class until 10_000 euro.
On the tubes tipped unison S 9 the bass of the comparatively low-impedance Klipsch sounded rather Muddy and contours. The otherwise smooth tubes timbre in the harsh tipped at high volume. 37 on transistor cars such as the reference Monos by Ayre P felt worlds better, here the dynamics was truly explosive, the timbres knotless.
Klipsch Palladium P-37 F
Technical data and test results
|Installation tip:||free-standing, distance 2.5 m, normal damped rooms from 30 m²|
|Operating voltage for 90 dB SPL||2.7 V|
|Impedance minimum stp||2.6 ohm|
|Maximum volume upper value||109 dB|
|Maximum volume lower value (> 45 Hz)||109 dB|
|Lower cut-off frequency (-3dB)||42 Hz|
|Lower cut-off frequency (-6 dB)||31 HZ|
|Short conclusion||State of the art Nobel stand box with horns in the MIDs and heights as well as conventional bass range.|
|Sound||Absolute top class|
|Sound points (70 points)||60|
|Overall rating (max. 120 points)||very good 82|
|Price / performance|
|tested in output||6 / 10|