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Palladium P-17B vs P-37F for home theater

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Hi.

 

I've started to assemble my Palladium home theater set.

I started out by purchasing a pair of P-27S and a P-27C in Espresso for 1800$.

My next move was to look for the P-37F but another pair of P-27S in Espresso popped up less than an hour away for 900$.

 

Now i'm left with the choice of purchasing the P-37F or purchasing the P-17B and putting the extra money into subwoofers.

It will be a while after this purchase before i have enough money for subs if i purchase the P-37F.

 

Prices in Norway is usually 3500$ for the P-37F and 1200$ for the P-17B so the extra 2300$ would go a long way for subwoofers.

 

Any advice in this situation?

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how big of a room are you trying to energize? if it's smallish, 17's are great. But as always, there is little replacement for displacement.

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1 hour ago, Schu said:

how big of a room are you trying to energize? if it's smallish, 17's are great. But as always, there is little replacement for displacement.

Agree.

 

One analogy that I can contribute is I once moved my RB-75 "bookshelf" speakers and hooked them up in my main HT system where my RF-63's are located and ran some demos.  Very little change in dynamics and impact.  Both sets sound fantastic for HT and music.

 

Bill

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9 hours ago, Schu said:

how big of a room are you trying to energize? if it's smallish, 17's are great. But as always, there is little replacement for displacement.

 

The room is about 3 meters wide, 6 meters deep with 8 foot ceilings.

I've been reading a lot about bookshelves vs towers and a lot are saying if you are running subwoofers the towers are wasted as they will play similar above 100hz.

 

8 hours ago, willland said:

Agree.

 

One analogy that I can contribute is I once moved my RB-75 "bookshelf" speakers and hooked them up in my main HT system where my RF-63's are located and ran some demos.  Very little change in dynamics and impact.  Both sets sound fantastic for HT and music.

 

Bill

 

Yeah that helps a a lot. So even if the 17's wont be as dynamic the difference still wont be massive?

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6 hours ago, ssmh said:

The room is about 3 meters wide, 6 meters deep with 8 foot ceilings.

So about the size of a large bedroom at about 1500ft3.

 

6 hours ago, ssmh said:

I've been reading a lot about bookshelves vs towers and a lot are saying if you are running subwoofers the towers are wasted as they will play similar above 100hz.

I would not say "waste" but the larger speakers can afford you a lower crossover to subwoofers which will help prevent localization of the lower frequencies.

 

Bill

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On 4/25/2020 at 3:01 PM, ssmh said:

Hi.

 

I've started to assemble my Palladium home theater set.

I started out by purchasing a pair of P-27S and a P-27C in Espresso for 1800$.

My next move was to look for the P-37F but another pair of P-27S in Espresso popped up less than an hour away for 900$.

 

Now i'm left with the choice of purchasing the P-37F or purchasing the P-17B and putting the extra money into subwoofers.

It will be a while after this purchase before i have enough money for subs if i purchase the P-37F.

 

Prices in Norway is usually 3500$ for the P-37F and 1200$ for the P-17B so the extra 2300$ would go a long way for subwoofers.

 

Any advice in this situation?  

 

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That baby will work ! 

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This one is a Saturn 12 

the other one is Klipsch p312 w 

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i say, get the bookshelves and a good subwoofer (or 2?) that blends well and goes deep - later, when you have the budget, move the bookshelves to rear/surround duty and get P-37F's for fronts.

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Focus on some subwoofers for I believe it will cost some money to do so . 

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