Acoustic Research Chronos F17

Brief description[edit]



  • Manufacturer: Acoustic Research
  • Model: Chronos F17
  • Years of manufacture:
  • Made in: Germany
  • Color: Black/Ahon/Beech
  • Dimensions: (WxHxD) 214 x 990 x 331 mm.
  • Weight: 24 kg
  • New price approx:


  • gold-plated BiWiring connectors

Technical Data

  • load capacity: 160 watts
  • input impedance: 6 Ohm
  • Frequency range: 25 - 50.000 Hz
  • Crossover frequency: 2.800Hz
  • Recommended amplifier power: 20 - 300 watts
  • SPL (1W/1m): 91dB

Special Features

  • Super Audio Tweeter with frequency range up to 50 KHz
  • Two 150 mm magnesium-filled aluminium cones
  • Bi-wiring, magnetically shielded
  • High-end crossover components


  • AR Chronos Series:


Test reports[edit]

The AR Chronos F17 impressed in the test with its finely drawn, highly resolved sound. This is not least due to the Super Tweeter, which enables true flights of fancy in terms of frequency. The bass range of the F 17 unfolds especially when placed close to the wall. And that's exactly how most people want to position their speakers, as inconspicuously as possible. If the brilliance in the high and overtone range is too much of a good thing, combine the F 17 with rather warm sounding electronics or tube amplifiers.