I saw it from a distance, spotlit and turning on a turntable. It was curved and sensuous, with its deep red flanks casting off highlights. I glanced up at the brandname and saw . . . Klipsch.
Klipsch? Then the turntable brought it face first toward me and I saw its tweeter and midrange contained in Tractrix horns. Yes, Klipsch!
The $15,000/pair P39-F Palladium is the flagship of Klipsch's new Palladium line. The P39-F boasts in-house drivers—all hand-matched to within 0.5dB (and each speaker is matched to within 0.5dB to its mate). The 0.75" tweeter and 4.5" aluminum upper-midrange driver are mounted in 4:1 compression Tractrix horns. The 9" aluminum-composite midrange and two 9" aluminum-composite woofers look serious.
"It's pure Klipsch, while being unlike anything we've ever done," said product planning director Jim Garnett. My thoughts exactly.