Langerton Configuration 217

Langerton

$15,540.00 USD 

Configuration 217

The latest technology generation of a phase-neutral development concept by Norbert Heinz from the year 1988.

Its parameters set standards even today. Technology and production changes were compiled by R&D4C, analyzed and integrated in the 217 series.

This configuration is specified so that the parameters are highly stable and cover a broad field of application.  The result is a system that is easy to handle and highly adaptable.

The Absolute Sound Oct.2015, Robert E. Greene wrote (THE Show Newport 2015): "While I was working on speakers at moderate prices ($20k), or what passes for moderate today, I looked into a few of the pricier items just out of interest. I was struck by the piano sound from the Langerton Configuration 217. This speaker allows adjustment of the positional relationship between the mid/bass driver and the tweeter to get phase/time exactly right for a given listening position. Whatever for this reason or not, this speaker sounded remarkably like a real piano: at a price of - around $31k for a pair..."

Mr. Greene obviously got the price wrong - $15,450 is not for one speaker only, but for the pair C217!!

Modular separation/decoupling
Time coherency adjustable
89dB 1W/1m
40Hz - 25kHz Frequency response
8 Ohm nominal impedance
110 watts long term
240 watts short term
2-way bass reflex
89 dB sensitivity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 17x42.5x11 inch
93 lbs weight each 

Finish:
Piano lacquer, black
Smoked service tree veneer, high-gloss

The Absolute Sound Oct.2015, Robert E. Greene wrote (THE Show Newport 2015): "While I was working on speakers at moderate prices ($20k), or what passes for moderate today, I looked into a few of the pricier items just out of interest. I was struck by the piano sound from the Langerton Configuration 217. This speaker allows adjustment of the positional relationship between the mid/bass driver and the tweeter to get phase/time exactly right for a given listening position. Whatever for this reason or not, this speaker sounded remarkably like a real piano: at a price of - around $31k for a pair..."

Mr. Greene obviously got the price wrong - $15,450 is not for one speaker only, but for the pair C217!!

Wojciech Pacula of High Fidelity wrote:
"... if something is good, it will most likely be different from other good things. The Langerton Configuration 217 speakers are also different from most others, resembling – I couldn’t help saying that – the Ascendo speakers I once auditioned at home. I don’t know how it’s possible, but the 217 seem more refined to me." - "...These are speakers that show the soundstage as it really is. Instead of creating it, they do their best to re-create it as faithfully as possible. The price for it is a smaller optimal listening field and smaller sound sources further down the soundstage. The advantages are truly amazing, however. I believe that you will hear many of the elements that create recording’s holographic dimension for the first time, no matter what kind of speakers you currently use." - "...their bass is really special because it is natural and deep at the same time, also well differentiated. Finish quality is outstanding. The speakers receive the RED Fingerprint Award!" Check out the entire review

Marco Kolks of Hoererlebnis:
"...all of the existing individual virtues of the 217 take a back seat to a magnificent relativity, as well as an ability to maintain musical relationships and to transport them unchanged to the listener. The resulting amazing unobtrusiveness is more of a consequence rather than a trait. This speaker has the potential to play on  the top international levels. People, you have to listen to this..." Check out the entire review (in German language)

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