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  1. I see now that while sales slip says November 1974 that is when I ordered them so they could have been made and delivered in 1975. Birch-Raw makes sense, I finished them myself but they came to me with grill cloth. There is notation on the order relating to grill cloth and CD-R , #13 grills Does this mean anything to me as far as replacing grill cloth?
  2. Not a very good pic. What info do you need to see? Mine are late 1974, definitely horizontal. Probably because of dust I can see the horns behind the grill cloth The ink on the Type and serial number have faded beyond recognition, though Type may read "D"
  3. So, he front molding does not have the grill cloth under it. Can't really tell. Thanks, for the bad news! You are right, both options are choose your poison. Doesn't it cause issues to glue (I imagine you glue it) a grill board onto the original motorboard? And wouldn't it stick out from the molding due to the extra thickness? And I have not seen an exploded view and am having trouble imagining taking off the back and somehow removing the motorboard with the speakers and all attached to it. Is there an exploded view some place? And what is a motorboard, never heard that before. And, how dumb are these questions????
  4. While I am currently trying to sell my 1974 Cornwalls (original owner) an option is to replace the grill cloth and refinish the cabinets. I have never had them apart. Not sure how the grill cloth works. Narrow wood strip nailed to front of cabinet, a dozen screws on the back. Seems like if I tried to pull off the wood trim it would surely crack. I tried to do a number of searches in the forum but none were on the simplistic level I need! They seem to talk about stretching grill clothe over the "motor board" and even cutting a new one. Anyways, what is the easiest way to replace the grill cloth? I actually worked in the biggest speaker grill manufacturer in the mid 1980s but they were all injection molded frames with cloth stretched and glued to the frame. Frames had feet that pushed into plastic cups on the speaker face. The way I understand it until the home stereo market exploded in early 1970 wood frames were the only cost effective method to produce low volume grill frames. The injection molding tooling cost only made sense when JBL/Pioneer/Sony sold bazzilions of speakers. We shipped over 10,000 or so grills a week Thanks
  5. http://tucson.craigslist.org/ele/5909740474.html Tucson, Arizona Had some activity locally but have not closed the deal. Caps not replaced, grill cloth rough and finish not perfect. Trying to get my wife to agree to keep them. Sure, I could just tell her I am keeping them but I am about to retire and will spend the rest of my days with her!
  6. Came this way from the factory with the grills this way. Not even sure how to remove them!
  7. They are what they are. But I agree they are not showroom condition. Bought in late 1974. Definitely need new grill cloth and a refinish (some marks and the original stain on the birch veneer has yellowed). But they have aged better than me! Are these as bad as the $300 pair you have seen? I know they are not $800 level appearance wise.
  8. Thanks so much for the feedback. Many seemed concerned about the crossover caps, but I hear no diminished sound quality. Is the concern just precaution, like a timing belt on a car with over 100,000 miles? I will post some pics this weekend. Again, speaker cloth need replacing, birch is in good shape but needs strip or do over. I will post here and on Craig's list. Complicated shipping is not something I want to deal with so a local buyer will have an advantage. I love them, but my Tucson lifestyle is much more outside and mobile. Tough to part with but it is time. Thanks again
  9. I have been out of touch with the Klipsch community for decades. I have a pair of 1975 Cornwalls, original owner, birch, finished by me. Mechanically correct, speaker cloth rough (damn cats, long since gone), finish is aged, some stains, but wood is good. It is time for me to send them to a good home as I downsize. But if they are worth little, I will keep them. Still have awesome sound with a low power Yamaha RX450. Any idea of what they are worth ( I know,the market will set the price, but I need a range)? Located in Tucson, AZ
  10. As the original owner the Cornwalls came to me with grill cloth and the molding. They were unfinished birch. Money was a concern and that was the cheapest version. Not sure what you mean by removing the cloth without removing the molding. The cloth appears to be under the molding. But maybe not, I will look. Though if I do remove it without removing the molding not sure what I would tack it to.
  11. Thanks, will get picutres up soon There is no arrow tag on the back, only the model/SN tag. Model is barely legible, could be C D BR or C D 8 R serial is illegible on the tag but is stamped into the upper edge of the back SN 5N760 and 5N760 Can not read Inspected By but Tested By is clearly N W Bradford Any of that tell us anything? Excuse a noob, but how does removing back screws tell me anything about the front? Does the whole speaker assembly slide out of the cabinet or something? Are there any diagrams in the forum? I am so pleased to have found this forum. Back in the day I was the only one I knew that heard of Klipsch much less own a pair!
  12. First, I had no idea there was such a community on Klipsch. Have loved my Cornwalls from the beginning. Recently moved from a house with a finished basement which housed the Cornwalls and now they are in a living room. Had to convince the wife...she wanted to get rid of them! Uh....no. Believe I bought them from HiFi Hutch in Northwest Chicago suburb (Prospect Heights maybe) in late 1974 or early 1975. I seem to remeber just missing a visit to the store by Mr. Klipsch himself by a few days, heard he did random visits and did presentaions back then, but it could just be lore too! As far as I can remember they were unfinished birch which I stained in light color (maple?). They are on risers. While the stain is yellowed and has some defects, the main problem is the grille cloth.I see many posts on how to buy some acceptable replacement cloth but I need help on how to remove the old. It appears that there is a wood frame with wood finishing nails holding a very thin bezel to the front. I am afraid if I try to remove it it will crack after so many years. The nails are very tight. I notice many screws on the back, is it possible the whole cabinet slides out and I can somehow access the cloth that way? Any help would be appreciated.
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