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  1. Classé doesn't seem to get that much attention on the Klipsch forums which is a shame. I've mentioned it many times that Classé is among my very favorite solid-state amplifiers. Performance-wise, Classé doesn't take a back seat to any of the brands mentioned above and may actually be preferable in some (maybe all) cases. Some mention the tube-like qualities and I have to agree -- the smoothness of this amp approaches tubes. While I still prefer tubes, I've wondered to myself what I'd miss if I just went solid-state for the convenience. The answer -- I could live very happily with Classé. Classé is a great match for Klipsch Heritage. The great thing about Classé is the value you get, especially when buying used. I currently own two of their amplifiers. While I use tubes for two-channel, I use a multi-channel Classé amp for home theater. $1000 is a GREAT price for this model and a better value than what I paid for my own Classé multi-channel amp! This amp can be configured for 6, 5, 4 and 3-channels. If I didn't already have my other Classé amplifiers, I would buy this in a heartbeat!
  2. I am interested. Will need to figure out how much I would need but should be able to use at least one bag.
  3. There is a chance, but I'd say it is very, very small. I've owned both sets for a long time, only recently selling one of them.
  4. I've owned two sets of 1978 Klipschorns (both Walnut Oil). The older one had the laser badges and the newer one had the badges that are shown on the Belles in this thread. You can probably guess that Klipsch did not wait until the calendar changed to January 1st, 1979 to make the switch. They used up all the laser badges and made the switch then -- on whatever day of the calendar that happened to be.
  5. I'd suggest you also look at Classé. The CAV-150 is a multi-channel amp that can be configured to 3, 4, 5, or 6 channels. In six-channel mode, each channel puts out 150 watts but you can bridge two channels to get 300 watts. If you only need 3 channels, bridge three pairs to get 300 watts per channel. The CAV-75 works similarly but is 75 wpc unbridged and 150 wpc bridged. https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649518011-classe-cav150-6channel-power-amplifier/
  6. You are correct, but the laser logo's did not run the full calendar year of 1978. The changeover was made sometime in 1978. Ask me how I know. 😉
  7. 1978 was actually the first year for those logos.
  8. They've arrived safe and sound. Thanks Speakmeister!
  9. I'll take these ones. Thanks
  10. JMON

    Klipschorns (DFW)

  11. https://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/ele/d/plano-klipsch-jubilee-speakers/6831010440.html
  12. I'd guess that demo went something like this:
  13. JMON

    Lone Star Audio Fest

    I'll make plans to attend. Will Klipsch be there?
  14. JMON

    Klipsch Restorations

    I was thinking the same thing. It would be a shame to see great Klipsch speakers disappear. It's almost like bringing a classic car back to life. Although the main difference is that most of these great Klipsch speakers are still being produced. That's not true with classic cars, although some of the new cars are attempting to have the same retro look as those classics.
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