PSI Audio A17-M Active studio monitor


Powerful near field studio monitor

The A17-M is the perfect choice for all demanding sound engineers looking for a precise and versatile near field studio monitor.

Main Features


80 + 40W

Frequency Range

43Hz – 23kHz



Typical listening distance

from 1m

100% Analog – No DSP

Flat frequency response

Perfect stereo image

Class A/B Amplifiers

Individually calibrated

5+1 years warranty

Handmade in Switzerland

Your success story with the A17-M

Only you know where your story begins, and who knows where it will take you? With the A17-M, you can trust your judgement every step of the way. Listen better, create faster.

You can trust your speakers, since it is their sound that has earned PSI Audio the respect of audio professionals all around the world. Building on over 40 years of experience and continuous development, the A17-M is the definitive nearfield monitor. Assess your work comprehensively without a subwoofer – or enhance the A17-M with a Sub A125-M, for example. Whatever story you need to tell, the A17-M helps you get your message across – a friend you should definitely listen to.

“Performance far higher than similar sized monitors – tonally extremely accurate and neutral. 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. Auditioning is highly recommended for serious high‑end monitoring applications.”

Hugh Robjohns, Sound on Sound UK

Perfect Stereo Image

Stereo is more than just volume differences between the left and right channels. Phase relations are paramount to determine the accurate position of a signal in the acoustic space – and hence equally important in the development of PSI Audio speakers. The accurate phase alignment provided by PSI Audio CPR technology recreates the vivid spatial listening experience as it was intended. Instrument placement, reverb envelopes, even compression artefacts are easy to identify with the phase-corrected reproduction of PSI Audio speakers.

Extend the low frequencies and add power

Use one of PSI Audio’s Subwoofer / LFE to add more energy and low end to your A17-M:

– Our compact Sub A125-M


– our full range Sub A225-M

Thanks to our Roll-Off technology, both Sub A125-M & Sub A225-M are designed to perfectly match the A17-M.

A17-M Technical Data

Power RMS:80 + 40 W
Program Power:120 W
0.25 s PSI-M SPL@1m:99 dB
Short Term max SPL@1m:104 dB
Peak max SPL@1m:114 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio:95 dBA
Response at -6dB:44 - 23000 Hz
Phase tolerances:±45° (180Hz - 20kHz)
Dispersion:90° x 90° (H x V)
System:2 Way(s)
Crossover frequency:3.6 kHz
Woofer's dim. Ext. / Diaph.:Ø175 mm / Ø130 mm
Tweeter's dim. Ext. / Diaph.:Ø100 mm / Ø25 mm
Input Connector:1 x XLR F / 3P
Dimensions W x H x D mm:200 x 320 x 230
Gross / Net Weight:9.5 / 8.4 kg
Voltage:115/230V (50-60Hz)
Voltage:115/230V (50-60Hz)

Flat Response

Each speaker is individually calibrated in our anechoic chamber and is delivered with its frequency response sheet. A proof of quality.

A17-M – the apogee of near field monitors

Incredibly powerful for its size, the A17-M is the apogee of near field monitors, providing a perfect stereo image and accurate low end.

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A17-M – Who is it for?

Compact in size yet stunningly powerful, the A17-M can be employed in virtually any scenario that requires accuracy and fidelity, from producing and recording to mixing and even mastering.
The A17-M is the ideal choice for studios that provide a large range of services but still prefer a compact monitoring solution.
Recording / Producing
Post Production
Home listening

Handmade in Switzerland

All our products are handcrafted in Switzerland with passion and attention to detail.

Manufacturing by hand allows to match and adjust components so that tolerances cancel each other out instead of building up, as is often the case in industrial production.

Choose your colour

Choose between Studio Red, Metal Black and Pure White.

Cabinets are manufactured with great care and attention from the choice of the wood all the way through to the paintwork.

PSI Audio A17-M Active studio monitor

Technical Data & Documents

  • compact subwoofer Sub A125-M
    add more power, more low end. A125-M perfectly matches an A17-M pair
  • subwoofer Sub A225-M
    more low end (24Hz), more power for your A17-M setup.
  • gig bag
    are you travelling with your A17-M? our gig bag will perfectly protect them and you can easily carry 2 units alone. Handmade in USA.
  • grill protection
    are you using your A17-M in a public space, in broadcast use or at home? protect the tweeter and woofer with our adapted grill.
  • brackets
    do you need to use your A17-M suspended on a wall or on a fixation system? just add a bracket to fix them anywhere.

What our users say

The A17-M is the best near field monitor I’ve ever tested. It’s the perfect all-round monitor for mixing in my studio or outside.
Wes Maebe