Klipsch P-17B
Klipsch and Jamo have just unveiled new speaker ranges in Paris. What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision Editor Richard Melville reports live from the launch

Klipsch today revealed a new range of Palladium speakers in Paris, as well as showcasing a pair of giant floorstanders from Jamo which are expected to cost around £5500 when they launch next month.

The Klipsch Palladium range is based around seven speakers which comprise of a pair of floorstanders (P-38F, P-37F), standmounters (P-17B, pictured) and further surround speakers, including a subwoofer (P-312W) and a centre channel speaker (P-27C).

The flagship Klipsch P-39F speakers are £14,000 a pair, available in cabernet or espresso zebra-grain wood veneer.

Other models are available in three colours – natural, merlot and expresso – and all feature dedicated drivers, designed by Klipsch.

More after the break

The hybrid drivers in the entire range deliver a higher level of performance than similar-sized components used by rivals, according to Klipsch president Paul Jacobs, speaking exclusively to What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision.

Prices are £2800 for the P17B, the same for the P27C centre, P27S surround and P312W subwoofer, £6000 for the P37F and £8500 for the P38F. The standmount and floorstanding models will be available in November, the rest are on sale now.

The giant Jamo R-907 speakers (the R stands for Reference) are based around Jamo's 2006 R-909 speakers but are flatter, doing away with a cabinet and therefore much lighter than before – a key concern with the original R-909s. They're available in black or red.

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