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PSI Audio A17

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2-way reference active studio monitor


A classic near-field precision monitor, the A17-M is the ideal entry model to the PSI Audio range. Perfectly suited for surround sound and near-field applications, the A17-M is ideal for studio application where the ultimate in precision is required. Its compact form incorporates the full range of PSI Audio’s outstanding technologies.

The powerful bi-amplified output features the unique “AOI” output stages, while the active crossover, with integrated “CPR”, delivers unprecedented impulse behavior – with excellent stereo imaging. The crossover is also optimized for maximum phase coherence, projecting a wide horizontal and vertical ideal listening area.

Designed to work in harmony with the full range of A series monitors the A17-M also makes ideal rear speakers in a surround sound setup, or can be developed in to a more powerful system by adding the A225-M sub – thus protecting your investment.



-Very broad bandwidth in a compact cabinet.

-Flat frequency response.

-Optimised directivity by phase coherency.

-Optional metal bracket.

-Protection circuits with overload indicator.

-Real balanced input.

-Designed for stereo and multichannel monitoring.

-Magnetically shielded for use close to video monitors.

-AOI Technology.

-ALG Technology.

-CPR Technology.

-PSC Technology.

*Price per unit


Power RMS:

80 + 40W

Program Power: 


Input Impedance: 

Sym, 10k Ohms

Sensivity for 100 dB @ 1m: 

0.775 V

Signal to Noise Ratio: 

96 dBA

Continuous Max SPL@1m: 

103 dB (single)

Input Overload: 

24 Vpp

Program Max SPL@1m: 

114 dB (pair)

Response at -6dB: 

43 - 23000 Hz


±2.5 dB (50Hz - 20kHz)

Distortion THD: 

less than 1.5% (100Hz-12kHz)

Phase tolerances: 

±45° (180Hz - 20kHz)

Dispersion (P.N. 4 - 16 kHz) at -6 dB: 

90° x 90° (H x V)


2 Way(s)

Crossover frequency: 

3.0 kHz

Woofer's dim. Ext. / Diaphragm: 

Ø175 mm / Ø130 mm

Tweeter's dim. Ext. / Diaphragm: 

Ø100 mm / Ø25 mm


1 x XLR F / 3P

Signal input: 

1=GND, 2=(+), 3=(-)



Dimensions W x H x D mm: 

200 x 320 x 230

Gross / Net Weight: 

9.5 / 8.4 kg


115/230V (50-60Hz)

Consumption Standby-Quiescent-Max: 

1.4 - 6 - 150 W

Mean / Max Humidity: 

less than 75% / less than 90%

External Temperature: 

5 - 40°C

I can count those models I have reviewed that I would suggest fall into the 'outstanding' category on the fingers of one hand… However, the time has now come to introduce my second hand to the count…

In short, these speakers are extraordinary and deliver a level of performance and accuracy that vanishingly few two‑way designs can match, and which would shame a great many three‑way offerings.

Sound On Sound

Read the complete review here

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