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    I have 1975 Cornwalls. Other than refinishing, new woofer cones and 5 way binding posts, they're completely original.
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    Finally good weather to get these out and breathing.....wow. Thanks to Derek @Fleawatt for helping out with the crossovers. These are seriously badass....
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    Another classic on Sunday. In mono.
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    Lounge Lizard Japanese Style
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    Sweet sweet music ; crank up those Pro-Medias
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    I agree that this project wouldn't make sense but it begs the question what would a newly discovered inventory of vintage NIB Heritage speakers bring in today's market? Of course it would be something Klipsch would be interested in but I can't imagine it bringing a premium even in the audiophile market.
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    Klipsch has always gradual, slow, continuous improvement of their products and still goes on today! I agree with the Chief's sentiments here. I would say find some used old ones, they will be worth the price, or buy new for the best sound.
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    True, but still many trees here for that size boards just not many are cut, just enough since they can get more of a more popular size from the same board feet. Most in this area are grown on tree farms owned or leased by paper companies. Paper should be going up also since those companies are now selling for lumber instead of to paper mills. But it is also all the other things you said causing the price to go up. Even a 2x4 stud length is close to $7.00, they were around $2.00 6-8 months ago. From what I read online supply and demand can cause price increases, and building is going crazy because of low interest rates. But some are changing there minds when it adds such a large expense for a new house. Our middle daughter and her husband has a new house almost complete, the contractor said he could never do it at that price again, it's changing that fast..
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    When wood exported from Canada is affordable (that includes a wide range of prices, depending on the buyer, of course) to USA consumers, the US government sometimes steps in, calling low prices “unfair competition”, and adds tariffs. I don’t want to step on any toes or offend anyone, but when it comes to softwood lumber, it often looks like the US government (not the American people) insists on always coming out on top, regardless of what Canadian negotiators or the World Trade Organization have to say. Canadian pricing structures reflect Canadian policies and nature of government. Expecting Canadian pricing structures to be closely parallel to the US situation, or else be considered unfair, is actually kind of unfair. Since this is a situation that at least two decades of negotiations by experts have been unable to resolve, it might be best to just leave this topic alone. All I originally said was that huge thousand-year-old trees are getting rare.
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    I upgraded one of my Heresy IIs with the Klipsch Heresy III upgrade kit to use as a centre speaker, and it sounded better in every way. As well, I have a pair of original La Scalas (1974) and a pair of La Scala IIs (2007), and the newer speakers sound better in every way, just like the newer Heresys. They also look much better. According to all reports, the new Heresy IVs and La Scala AL5s are much improved over the earlier models. What would be the point of resurrecting the original speakers, since in nearly every case, the newer speakers sound better? This is not a question of a new flavour of sound making the old flavour of sound obsolete and nostalgic; the new speakers sound measurably better, allowing listeners to have a better sense of hearing the entertainers playing live in front of them, which is the goal, right? The sound is usually more clear and realistic, and in the case of the Heresys, the new ones are also more sensitive, so you get more volume from the same amplifier. Win-win! If Klipsch were to cut and assemble new cabinets, and then somehow find the old drivers and transformers and capacitors, the new “old” speakers would be as expensive as the new “new” speakers, so they’d be no bargains. Also, Klipsch would likely have to set up a separate build line for the new originals, and train the workers to build them, because the assembly methods would be a bit different, and the factory would want to get them right, right from the first pair. Klipsch speakers, like most speakers, are listened to every day. In car terms, they’re “daily drivers”. This means that you don’t just listen to them on rare occasions, like you might with a fully restored or very low mileage vintage car. When you drive a like-new old car, you soon realize that the engineers back then just didn’t know as much. The old cars don’t handle as well, stop as well, or accelerate as well as modern cars. However, it’s fun to take them out sometimes, and remember how they made you feel in your younger days. With speakers it’s different. You power up your system, and listen to your new “old” or fully-restored old speakers, and soon notice the areas where their sound falls short of the sound of your new speakers, especially when you play your favourite tunes on both vintages of speakers. You may look at them and remember how they seemed so great when you were much younger, and the good times you had when you listened to them. Great, but you probably can’t just roll them back into the garage until the next time you feel nostalgic, and roll out your late-model speakers that you listen to every day. Okay, some people don’t mind shifting big Heresy Series speakers in and out of their systems, or have the money and space to have a separate system for the old or “new-old” speakers, but that’s probably a small number of Klipsch owners. For the rest of us, we choose a pair (or more) of speakers to install and connect to our system, and that’s it. That’s the system we’ll be listening to every day, with all its wonders and annoyances. So does a new pair of vintage speakers, at new-today prices, still sound like a good idea, for either Klipsch, or for a significant numbers of buyers?
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    Until recently, I had forgotten some of old Phil's "famous" remarks. On the subject of marriage: "When a man opens the car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife." 😀
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    You know what I did when I felt like upgrading and improving? I bought new Heresy III's and left my old ones as is.
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    Especially when your on the working end.
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    No matter what the weather is, The King always rules!
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    I'm very fortunate to own a pair of 44 year old Heresies that are all stock, all original and look like this. They sound just as good as they look. I am not messing with them. I don't need a revival, mine never died. 😉
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    It seems that if you vote "NO" then there should be an option on the second question "None of the above." I mistakenly picked one and couldn't go back and delete it.
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    Everyone in my neighborhood listens to Klipsch speakers. Whether they want to or not.
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    If you wanted one built to original specs, just but an original and don't immediately start replacing parts. 🙄
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    Forgive me Howard as it was not on Long Island. However, a great deal of pride which still exists today forces me to interject. I hope you understand. In the third quarter of 1979, myself(at the ripe old age of 21) and a partner were awarded our Klipsch franchise. We felt that opening our retail establishment totally and completely hinged on being able to offer Klipsch to the public in the small California, Central Valley town of Merced. We opened our doors and began operation in August of 1979 thanks to the help of a lot of GREAT folks in the audio industry of that era. Jack Thornton Co., Dale Sprock, Bill Rogers, Woody Jackson, Kent Sheldon, Chuck Mulhearn and the list goes on. Georgia helped us a lot on the credit end of things as well. We proudly named our new baby "Sound Encounters". The license plate on our delivery vehicle(a white, 1962 Ford Falcon pickup with three on the tree)proudly declared we had "HiFi4U". The store was gorgeous. Dark Wood and blue carpeting on the walls and floor. Live plants, art, etc. We had one enclosed sound room which contained only the Heritage line in it's entirety(except for Belles)later on the KG's, Fortes and Chorus, etc.. Boston Acoustics and the "other stuff" was outside. LOL! Merced had never seen anything like it. We were SO proud. Those were grand times, times which I will never, ever forget nor the folks that were met along the way. Just when I thought things could not become anymore surreal, in 1983 I believe, myself and a small contingent of about five other guys from California dealerships were invited to Hope to spend a week at the plant and the "Compound". Talk about giddy, wow! The folks in Hope were ALL world class hosts. We felt SO welcome. From the plant tours, the educational and sales tools, to heading out to Garland over "Piss Bridge" for Catfish and Hush Puppies, it just could not get any better.....or could it? Mid week we were told we were going to the Bosses home for lunch. The Boss? Turns out when we get there it is the home of PWK and Ms. Valerie. Holy Cow, I have never been so intimidated in my life. That soon passed. They could not have made us feel more at home. We had a wonderful lunch. PWK showed us his model Trains in the pool house(yes, the one that carried refreshments to guests by the lap pool), Ms. Valerie was gracious enough to play the same song on both her Steinway and Bosendorfer pianos so we could hear the difference between them. We were commoners in the presence of royalty, but we did not once feel as such. One of the most memorable experiences of my life. I also stood shoulder to shoulder(well, i'm only 5'4", but you know what I mean)with PWK in the fairly recently completed Anechoic Chamber. GREAT experience but a weird place. Standing in that thing made me feel "off" somehow, haha. Anyway, I'm sorry if I have gone on and on. Happens to me every time the subject comes up. But those times will never be again and I will forever cherish the memories, the people and the customers that allowed us to change their lives forever by bringing Klipsch into their home. though my partner and I have not been involved since the '90's, the business still stands today, 42 years later, in it's current format. I still run into old customers, old friends who thank me, thank us, for the enrichment that we brought into their lives through Klipsch.
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