P-17 is a speaker like no other. Its design criteria and budgeting are radically different from "the norm".
We do it our way - designing for sound.
Basically we wanted to make speakers you always wanted but you thought you couldn’t afford. These are the speakers you thought did not exist. These are the speakers the way speakers should be. Beautiful. Bold. Big.
The "intellectual property", added value of this project is the concept, phenomenal driver selection and the artisan crossover.
The main design criteria are:
full frequency range and three-way
biggest part of budget on tweeter
dipole operation principle in all three ways (speakers play equally in both directions - forward and back)
high sensitivity - tube friendly, extremely easy to drive
fits any size of room because dipole doesnt need a room as big as a large traditional speaker.
real bass versus pseudo bass (fast, dynamic, tuneful)
if midrange is no good, nothing else matters
paper cones and cloth surrounds have been used for both dynamic drivers. It is a long life and a natural sound feature. These speakers will last a lifetime.
ribbon dipole tweeter
18" open Baffle bass
LAMPIZATOR PROJECT P-17 speakers
P17 speakers not only look but also sound differently from the industry average. Perhaps the closest description is that they are like the Apogees with real world bass. And unlike Apogees, they run from just a couple of watts, like 300B SET amps. The music is everywhere, fills the entire room, envelops the listener, you have sensation of "swimming in music".
My obsession in the design stage was to create the speakers which combine seemingly impossible mix of features:
total disappearing act
human voice midrange realistic to the point of goose bumps, emotionally connecting the listener and the musician
pristine, impeccable treble without fatigue
giant unlimited and pure bass
room friendly and amplifier friendly
The tweeter is the gem of P-17’s. It is perhaps the finest tweeter in the world, and this is a special variant of this gem - a dipole ribbon. Probably the only commercial application known to us. Without the ribbon with rear firing capability the P-17 wouldn’t be the real dipole, would it?
you can choose from our selected finishes
You can order plain mdf speakers
CRAFTSMANSHIP SKILLS TRADITION
THE DAWIDCZYK BROTHERS
" P-17 sports grand soundstage in terms of its width, height and depth. It sings big, bold loud and proud. Some instruments are served in even grander fashion than usually. But the gist is that these are remarkably separated, with generous amount of air in-between. There’s this sensation of breath present, which makes the outcome very lively and effortless and that’s hard to pull off. OB designs excel in this, yet not every of this sort delivers it to such degree. P-17 surely does and it also remarkably well shows layer after layer of what’s going on in front of a listener. On some recordings one can literally drown in the soundstage..."