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JMON

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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
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    Klipschorns (DFW)

    https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/ele/d/arlington-vintage-klipsch-klipshorn/6836449928.html
  11. https://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/ele/d/plano-klipsch-jubilee-speakers/6831010440.html
  12. I'd guess that demo went something like this:
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    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.
  15. If you're close by I don't see why you can't stop by and see their shop an inventory. I'd bet they wouldn't mind. I actually just had a thought about letting them know about the Lone Star Audio Fest. Maybe they'll sign up and display their goods. There would be plenty of more expensive speakers there.
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    Klipsch Restorations

    Yeah, I noticed that too. I wondered where they got it from. Maybe it came from Klipsch (since they do have the speakers in their possession). They do advertise the speakers as Forte IIs, so no false advertising.
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    Klipsch Restorations

    I agree, most of the veneers I've seen I haven't been that fond of but I have also seen some nice ones (e.g., that Zebrawood KLF-20). I am also not a fan of those metal feet. I think I'd prefer the stock risers. However, the bases they made for the KLF-20 is an improvement in my opinion. I think the best option is to allow the customer to pick the veneer/finish and I'd bet they would offer that option if they were approached. We have seen several want to buy ads here. For those looking, it might not hurt to give these guys a call. Their website shows the following speakers currently in stock: HERESY HERESY II CORNWALL LA SCALA BELLE KLIPSCHORN FORTE FORTE II CHORUS II
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    Klipsch Restorations

    I hadn't considered the other "work" they do in terms of tracking down speakers, buying them, picking them up, etc. But you are right, there is a lot of time involved in what it takes to turn out these restorations. I'd be curious to know how much labor time is spent in doing the actual restorations. I'd guess they could do it faster than most hobbyists here since this is their profession, but that doesn't mean they should charge less -- skill and expertise cost more and nobody works for free. As I mentioned in the other post, I believe their prices are comparable to our forum friend that started a business of restoring Klipsch speakers. The market will tell them if they are overpriced and my understanding is that they have been able to make sales. I think it is great that someone is doing this. I don't believe our forum friend is doing restorations any longer now that his business has taken off. It's nice to know that if you don't have the time, skills, or tools but want something of this quality, it is available. And you don't even have to bring your own speakers.
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    Klipsch Restorations

    https://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/ele/d/aubrey-altec-lansing-voice-of-the/6797099665.html
  20. JMON

    Klipsch Restorations

    https://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/ele/d/aubrey-altec-lansing-valencia-846b/6768246322.html
  21. JMON

    Klipsch Restorations

    https://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/ele/d/aubrey-klipsch-forte-ii-speakers/6775719947.html
  22. JMON

    Klipsch Restorations

    https://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/ele/d/aubrey-klipsch-heresy-speakers/6780786761.html
  23. JMON

    Klipsch Restorations

    https://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/ele/d/aubrey-klipsch-heresy-speakers/6782127331.html
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