Klipsch® Palladium™ Series Back Story

Driven by a passion for music, Klipsch founder Paul W. Klipsch took his desire to hear a “live” orchestra inside his home and revolutionized the way people listened to recorded music when he introduced the Klipschorn®, a corner horn-loaded loudspeaker, in 1946.

Over 60 years later, the heritage and drive for perfection of Paul Klipsch’s early work is the standard by which the company produces loudspeakers today. In fact, Klipsch designers, acousticians and scientists are continuously pushing the laws of physics and developing new and improved ways for audio lovers to experience the company’s signature high-output, low-distortion sound.

Offering the highest level of perfection in every respect, the Klipsch Palladium Series is the pinnacle of modern-day horn-loaded technology and craftsmanship. Taking the “live” music concept into a new realm, this high-end seven-model lineup—three floorstanders (P-39F, P-38F, P-37F), one bookshelf model (P-17B), one center channel (P-27C), one surround speaker (P-27S) and one subwoofer (P-312W)—utilizes new materials, transducer advances as well as unprecedented proprietary technologies to create a luxurious balance of performance and lifestyle.

Conceptualized as the ultimate global expression of Klipsch, the carefully planned and executed Palladium Series brought in design and engineering teams from around the world. Top professionals from Indianapolis, Indiana; Los Angeles, California; Hope, Arkansas; Munich, Germany; Guangzhou, China; and Shenzhen, China participated in bringing this remarkable vision to fruition.

However, it was not a vision that came overnight. While the Palladium design itself was a 1½ year process, Klipsch’s quest to bring live-performance sound into the realm of high-end audio dates back nearly a decade. Setting no timeline and sparing no expense, Klipsch saw to it that every innovative idea was pursued and every expectation was surpassed. Time and time again, the company returned to the drawing board to push the boundaries of sound, style and technology as never before.

So, after years of refusing to ever lower its standards even the slightest degree, Klipsch brings you Palladium—a true work of art.

Watch Palladium video that highlights our relentless quest to bring live-performance sound into the realm of high-end luxury audio.