Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air AirPlay Speakers
Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air AirPlay Speakers
The Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air Speaker fills any room of your house with compelling, powerfully detailed sound that has the emotion of a live music event. Even better, you can use multiple G-17 Air units for a simple whole-home audio solution. And thanks to a unique, twelve-step process, the speaker has a piano black, high-gloss exterior that's as rich as the sound.
- Two 0.75 inch (1.9 cm) aluminium diaphragm compression drivers mated to 90 by 90-degree square Tractrix Horns
- Two 2.25 inch (6.35 cm) long-throw IMG woofers
- USB for digital input and charging from select iPod and Apple smart devices
- 3.5mm analogue input for any device with a headphone/3.5mm output
- 60W total power, bi-amplified for audiophile resolution
- Dual keyholes for optional wall-mounting
- Credit card style remote control
Did you notice?You can have up to four G-17 Air units on an existing network for a simple, whole-home audio solution.
Apple Recommends ForListening to and controlling your entire iTunes library from your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad via AirPlay.
What's in the Box?
- Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air speakers
- Pedestal stand
- IR remote control
- AC power supply and power cord (1.83 m)
- White cloth gloves
- Owner's manual
- Quick wireless network setup guide
- Frequency Response: 57Hz - 23kHz +/- 3dB / useable bass to 47 Hz (f10)
- Input Type: 3.5mm Stereo Jack, USB
- Other Features: AirPlay
- Connections: AirPlay
- Speaker Configurations: Stereo
- Drivers: High frequency: 0.75 in./1.9 cm aluminium diaphragm compression driver mated to 90 by 90-degree square Tractrix Horn; Low frequency: Two 2.5 in./6.35 cm long-throw IMG woofers
- Power Source: AC
- Height: 7.0 in./17.78 cm
- Width: 16.87 in./42.86 cm
- Weight: 7.5 lb./3.4 kg
- Length: 4 in./10.16 cm
- Mfr. Part Number: 1013027
- UPC or EAN No.: 743878023749
Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products
- Note: Apple's One Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer - Please see your product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer's warranty are in addition, and not instead of, any rights that you have under consumer protection laws.
Ratings & Reviews
The Only Airplay Speaker That Has Impressed Me
Most airplay speakers elicit a "meh" from me. I've tested the Zeppelin, the Beolit, the Libratone Lounge, and the iHome. They're f Most airplay speakers elicit a "meh" from me. I've tested the Zeppelin, the Beolit, the Libratone Lounge, and the iHome. They're fine. This unit has impressed me. It's compact, attractive, powerful, and sounds better than its rivals. Sometimes significantly. Klipsch clearly put a lot of thought into it and then priced it to undercut some of their immediate competition. Good. It officially goes on my list of things that aren't terrible.
1. Apple should have this in all caps, but this speaker (like all the others) does not currently work correctly with the iPhone 4S. There is a software glitch that has been addressed in the iOS 5.1 beta, but has not yet been pushed to normal phones.
2. Be sure to download the Klipsch App. It makes setup very easy, and shames the convoluted process employed by alternatives like the Beolit. …
- Written by Travis T
128 of 132 people found this useful
An Excellent System!
I'm an old audiophile who has been dying to get something I could place on the deck for entertainment for the warm months. A frien I'm an old audiophile who has been dying to get something I could place on the deck for entertainment for the warm months. A friend bought one of these and loves it so thought I would give it a try. Not being a computer "geek" I was a bit hesitant on hooking this to my wireless network but it only took about ten minutes and it was up and running! I've had a chance now to do some serious listening with lots of different music on the G-17 and it sounds fantastic (soft or loud)...very accurate sound with unbelievable bass for its size. It's very solid built and my wife seems enamored with the looks too. One reviewer here seems to be having trouble unless its close to his router, but not the case with me...it streams flawlessly. I have heard you need to have a good wireless signal to make these new Airplay speakers shine and my older, basic router seems to be doing the trick. Congratulations Klipsch on a quality product! …
- Written by Philip H from Indianapolis
70 of 72 people found this useful
I've been an airplay (formerly AirTunes) fan for a long time via AirportExpress. Spending the cheese on this unit has taken my lo I've been an airplay (formerly AirTunes) fan for a long time via AirportExpress. Spending the cheese on this unit has taken my love for wireless home audio to a different level. The amount of rich distortionless sound at any volume that this small sound bar creates is amazing! We installed it in our kitchen and absolutely love it. It's expensive, but totally worth it if you consider yourself an audiophile. I just ordered my second unit to install in my sunroom. …
- Written by Chris T from Atlanta
62 of 65 people found this useful
one of the best options in this price range.
i bought one of these 4 months ago as a solution for a small, 500sq/ft multimedia room in my quest to outfit my home with AirPlay i bought one of these 4 months ago as a solution for a small, 500sq/ft multimedia room in my quest to outfit my home with AirPlay speakers throughout. despite the size, this unit sounds as good as it looks and was simple to set up using their software. despite my network having 1 Time Capsule and 2 Airport Express units used as range extenders secured using WPA2, setup was a breeze using their web-based setup tool. the sound is excellent since it uses uncompressed AirPlay rather than the excessively compressed bluetooth 2.1 or 3.0 standards. unfortunately, Apple hasn't integrated the AptX codec into their devices, making bluetooth a poor choice to stream on a midrange or better sound system.
many people are now using 802.11n and 802.11ac at 5GHz networks due to higher throughput and reduced interference, locking out the b/g 2.4GHz channels to keep them from affecting network performance. however, the G-17 only operates on the 2.4GHz 802.11b/g standard, so if you have problems during setup like i did, this is probably why. i chose to dedicate an Airport Express to the standard just to feed the G-17 so as not to affect my throughput between 802.11n and 802.11ac devices on the network.
the sound you get is very, very large and it responds well to the iTunes "Sound Enhancer" setting with great separation and staging. just keep it within 2 feet of a wall for the best bass response and don't fear turning it up as it can handle it with very little distortion as the amplifier is well matched to the drivers. never bass or midrange heavy, the G-17 produces a very smooth, full sound that trends toward neutral and distinct highs that aren't harsh. in some ways, the highs can seem slightly muted but can be fixed with equalization.
overall, the Bowers & Wilkins A7 produces slightly better sound overall, able to fill a larger space or outdoor area but won't look nearly as good hanging on the wall and certainly doesn't produce $200 better sound. their A5 is equally priced to the G-17 but doesn't sound nearly as good while their Z2 is excellent, especially for the price, but is limited to smaller spaces compared to the G-17, all based on my own observations through ownership. …
- Written by Mark O from Seattle
1 of 1 people found this useful
Great product - Buy elsewhere
I did a lot of looking around before purchasing a wireless speaker this summer. I eventually went with the Klipsch because of the I did a lot of looking around before purchasing a wireless speaker this summer. I eventually went with the Klipsch because of the AirPlay feature, its excellent sound reviews, and the fact that I found it at Best Buy and other places for only $150. There aren't even that many AirPlay options out there for this price, let alone ones that sound this good. Just hopefully helping out some consumers like me. …
- Written by Daniel S from Saint Louis
2 of 2 people found this useful
This speaker works excellent with my iPhone and iPad. I stream music from my music app and the audio from any video I'm watching.
- Written by Dave M from Oshkosh
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
can two of these units be made to play stereo
- Asked by James S from Koloa
Do I need an AirportExpress connected to my network in order for this speakers to stream wirelessly from my MBP or iPhone? Or is nothing else needed?
- Asked by Dennis L from Cd. De Mexico
All you need is to "assign" it to your local wifi network. The Klipsch app makes it quite easy.
- Answered by Mark C from Zionsville
can i connect this with my tv?
- Asked by Misha C
If your tv has RCA analog audio outs or analog audio out via a headphone jack then you can connect i If your tv has RCA analog audio outs or analog audio out via a headphone jack then you can connect it with the appropriate cable. …
- Answered by Lauren H from New York
Will the Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air AirPlay Spleakers connect to iPad via BlueTooth? Alternatively, will it connect via AirPlay without a network?
- Asked by Doug R from Penn Valley
It uses AirPlay from the iPad, not Bluetooth. There is a wifi direct mode that can bypass a router ( It uses AirPlay from the iPad, not Bluetooth. There is a wifi direct mode that can bypass a router (making a network unnecessary, similar to bluetooth) and it is explained at the Klipsch website. The direct wireless mode is pretty easy to engage and use. Hope this helps! …
- Answered by Mark C from Zionsville
Can I play straight from the USB input without having to use AirPlay? Does the USB connection also charge devices?
- Asked by Kevin E from Edmonton