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  1. I wanted a nice cherry or walnut finish... but the black is growing on me. I use a Line Magnetic LM211ia always on triode mode. I'm definitely going to refinish these... but everything is working great and it sounds awesome. I want to get a nice warm solid state integrated amp to really push these with some power to hear how that feels.
  2. so life has been very busy... since my last reply I have sold my condo and have just entered into contract on a new house. However, during all this I have not wavered in my pursuit of my very own La Scala's. I am very happy to announce that today I picked up my "new to me" 1976 La Scalas. They are beat up, they are black, but they are mine! Was able to audition them before buying for $900 and they sound amazing. The seller was really cool and went over all the upgrades he made to the XO's... he built the XO's himself from the ALK design back in 2004 before the prebuilt XO's were offered. He made a few additional upgrades to the crossovers over the years like Tweeter specific hookup wire, fuses from Japan, varying taps for time alignment and others I didn't quite understand. Point being, they are working awesome. Some quick pics below taken right before I put them in my storage space... so hard to close that door. Won't be able to listen to them on my system until September 28th when I move into the new house. Sucks, but happy to get have them waiting for me when the new listening room is ready. just wanted to update you all since everyone was so great about helping me find a pair. The plan is to listen to them for a month or so and then get them freshened up with some 1/4" panels and stain them. Want them to look as good as they sound. thanks again for the support!
  3. awesome... would you be able to to send some pics of the guts?
  4. Damn... you guys are the best! Looked at the ones in Denver and have reached out to the seller and found another pair in Sacramento CA for 1400. Tempest is the best! Thanks for that tip. And they don’t have to mint! But would hope for very good condition.
  5. Hey Rob... is this your listing? https://houston.craigslist.org/ele/d/highlands-klipsch-la-scala/7166982558.html Price seems fair, would you be willing to ship, I know that's no small task!
  6. Those are beautiful Marvel, that is ultimately what I want aesthetically. I've settled down quite a bit from my initial post... reason has returned.
  7. thanks Randy... Auditioning them would great! I would love to compare by listening to both as 've never heard a La Scala of any variety with my own ears. However, the closest pair of LSI's appear to be in California. That is not going to happen anytime soon. I live in a HiFi wasteland. I've just read through some of your other posts regarding the K43 and the LSI's and it all sounds great. Hopefully a pair show up closer to home soon. Per your post on power handling, my purposes for these would be a 2 channel set up, mainly for vinyl. They will be powered by a Line Magnetic LM211ia tube amp (15wpc). So their ability to shine with low powered amps is where my interests lie. And yes, looks do matter to me (and my wife), so the rugged club look won't fly. Wouldn't be opposed to a project restoring to a more Domestic version look... but many say it is a very big job to get even an average result. Unless a pair popped up locally at a reasonable price, I think the best way forward to wait for the La Scala pair that checks off at least most of the boxes for my situation.
  8. thanks Claude! that is first time I have heard anything positive regarding the the LSI's... not that I heard anything negative either. I guess I just never heard much about the sound of these at all. thanks again!
  9. yes... the black pair are about an hour away from me... the other pair I have yet to get details on are about 4 hours away.
  10. I wish, no response yet from Tony T. just mean that you're my Klipsch agent, determined to get me those La Scalas. I'm going to try to get out to see the black pair this week. Bringing my amp and hoping thew blow me away.
  11. billybob... I feel I need to give you a finders fee!
  12. those are the LSI's I was referring to in my original question about renovating these into the home version. Most say the project wouldn't be worth the effort. What is the reason behind saying the LSI's will sound better?
  13. sorry, didn't mean to hijack this thread, thought I was posting on another conversation!
  14. Hey Randy... so it seemed that to that the majority of the replies advised against buying the LSI's with the intent to restore them to the classic La Scala home version. There is no way I would get them and keep them stock. Just trying to get what I want and not have any regrets later. and on a side note, I did get a message from another forum member offering up some la scala's he's had for awhile. They came to him with bad paint job, but in good shape and all stock. he replaced the caps and repainted black. Looks good, but I would still want to sand and refinish with a wood stain. $1600 sound fair?
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