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  1. I cannot figure out how to get the URL, so see attached screenshot of post. No affiliation. <screenshot removed at request of owner>
  2. https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/ele/d/high-end-vintage-audio/6480815521.html Vintage gear I haven't used for too long! They've been sitting collecting dust so it's time to pass them on. The pre amp is a McIntosh C26 in good condition. Small blemish in glass (too hard to photograph) and some scratches on top and sides. Amplifier is a McIntosh MC2105 in excellent condition. Glass and bulbs were replaced 3 years ago at a cost of $260. The power switch has been bypassed. I just kept it plugged into the preamp and used the preamp to turn the amp on and off. The chrome strips on the sides are missing 2 small screws though I imagine a quick trip to the hardware store would fix that. The turntable is a Marantz 6300 also in excellent condition. Wood looks beautiful! Small scuffing on plastic dust cover from age. Recommend a new needle though. All equipment has been sitting for several years so it should be cleaned and tuned. (I would clean the pots at least once a year. They get scratchy over time. ) I can demo for serious buyers. Also available but not shown is a pair of Klipsch Klipschorn loudspeakers. (Currently in storage upstairs) These sound incredible through the gear I have listed! AA crossovers. I was planning on recapping the crossovers and refinishing the cabinets but life keeps getting in the way! Sound is excellent, physical appearance is not. Cabinets are black but need to be refinished. Scratches, chips etc but the grilles are good. I will only sell these if the other equipment is purchased with them! Sorry, I have a hard time letting them go. McIntosh C26 preamp - $575McIntosh MC2105 power amplifier - $1650Marantz 6300 turntable - $575Amp and Preamp together- $2100Amp, Preamp and turntable- $2600Klipschorns- $1800 with purchase of other equipment.Please text/email with questions. I usually don't answer phone calls from numbers I don't recognize. Thanks
  3. I purchased the ST-120 kit without the tubes from Bob Latino, shipping was fast and everything was very well packed and organized into neat sections. Instructions are very clear and concise. the entire kit went together in about 10 hours just like estimated. Anyone with decent soldering skills and some patience can do this kit. I enjoyed the whole assembly process, very satisfying to get to fire it up when finished and hear just how the work paid off. I was having a problem getting any kind of voltage readin from the bias pins and sent Bob a email he was able to quickly help me check some connections and voltages. He identified the issue very quickly, I had placed a connection in the wrong place. I got very lucky it didn't cause any major issues. Very good customer service though he really knows his amps! The sound of this amp is just beautiful, crips highs and nice deep lows. Now I have it connected to the pair of stock 1982 Klipschorns I recently acquired, they make quite the match made in heaven. Way more than enough power for me, I was worried I would be pushing the 60 watts per channel to the limit. Boy was I wrong, I haven't moved it much past one o'clock (half volume) for my daily listening. If I wanted to shake the paintings off the walls this amp could probably do it. I got the 21 step attenuator and it's just perfect for playing straight from a DAC without a preamp. I can't get over how this amp sounds every instrument sounds very real, like the artists are standing in the room playing in front of me. Truly a wonderful amp and experience. Someday if I decide to upgrade to the monoblocks I know I will go right back to Bob at www.tubes4hifi.com for them.
  4. One pair (Qty. 2) of Black Klipschorn Horn Loaded Speakers purchased in 2010 from an authorized dealer, first and only owner. Moving and unfortunately must sell. All paperwork included but tossed the crating as I never thought I would be selling these. Very low usage on them and they are really just being broken in. No cosmetic damage at all and very lovingly cared for by a lifelong Klipsch fan. Must be picked up North of Houston, TX in Magnolia, TX or shipping arranged. Demo is available if serious and by apt only with valid ID provided before hand but the record player and albums have already been packed away so CD or IPOD connection only. These loudspeakers only get better with age and unfortunately I've put much less use into them than I wanted so they are very much like brand new. Supra Sword speaker cable is included, $10,000.00 for pair. Also have a Bryston 4BSST 2 Amplifier and Bryston BP-6 Preamp for sale and willing to make a deal for all three items if purchased as a package. Still 13 years left on the warranty, all paperwork included. Bryston Amp/Preamp Package, $4,700.00 This amp provides all the power and clarity you need. I'll include the Supra Sword speaker cables. 4BSST 2 Specifications: Design: Two-Channel Solid State Power Amplifier Power Output: 300 Watts RMS x 2 into 8 Ohms/500 Watts per channel into 4 Ohms MFR: 1 Hz - 100 kHz Inputs: RCA Unbalanced, XLR Balanced Input Impedance: 50 kOhms Unbalanced, 20 kOhms Balanced THD+N: 0.003% Dimensions: 5.25″ H x 17.25″ W x 19″ D Weight: 50 Pounds MSRP: $4,195 USA Bryston Ltd. is a Canadian company which has been designing and manufacturing audio equipment for over 35 Years. While there are many companies competing in their market, Bryston's gear is coveted by enthusiasts and professionals alike. They have earned the reputation of providing bullet-proof reliability, high performance and value. Byston's value is not due to a bargain basement price. You won't find them at the local Wal-Mart. It's the sound and their 20 year guarantee of high performance that can make a Bryston purchase a value. This remarkable warranty speaks to Bryston's confidence in their own quality standards, and it is definitely the exception versus the rule in the A/V industry. BP6 Preamplifier Specs: The Bryston BP6 preamplifier is a simplified state-of-the-art preamplifier combining outstanding function with complete musical accuracy, providing an exact duplication of the original recording experience, without distortion or coloration. Input: 4x RCA single ended pairs*, RCA single ended (tape loop), SPDIF (RCA)** Output: 2x RCA single ended pairs Features: Class A discrete operational amplifiers Four pairs of high level stereo inputs Gold plated input and output contact surfaces
  5. I recently acquired a pair of 1980 KCBR Khorns. After some reading I am planning on leaving them totally original and having the crossovers rebuilt to factory. They make a very faint hiss when powered and no source playing, my Latino ST-120 is dead silent on its own so am I correct to assume the crossover caps are going bad? I am planning on using pipe foam to seal the corners against the wall to improve the bass. Only problem is both of these have a clover shaped cut out on the rear panel I have not seen on any other pics and I can only imagine that the hole is allowing the bass pressure to pass through and is killing the sound. I have seen other Khorns with what looks like black plastic over the backs. Does anyone have any experience with said clover shaped hole or is this likely something the first owner cut in himself? I can take a few pics if that would help. Thanks in advance for the help. -Ben
  6. Hey there gents, I am new to this particular forum. Im looking to get some used La Scala's off craigslist. I am no stranger to the hobby, but I have only ever purchased a pair of Heresy II's for restoration. What are some of the checklist items that someone needs to look for when making an offer for the heritage speakers, in my specific case, the la Scala. Ill start off with some of the basics that I know of e.g. Crites components, serial numbers, finish. etc Thanks in advance, I would appreciate your expertise!
  7. So I'm wondering, what would the exact specs and full instructions for proper installation be for the notorious Horns? Here's what I've come to understand. I welcome any true to fact corrections; 1. Khorns should be placed no closer than 12' yet no farther than 24' apart'? 2. Must be installed with a one sided sticky neoprene (black spongy stuff) so as to push against the wall surface in order to properly isolate cabinet chamber? 3. From the corner of room, nothing but unobstructed wall 42" to the left, and 48" to the right of speaker location? No obstructions within this area including windows, doors, etc? 4. And finally, is it true that PKW's "optimal room size" is, in fact, 27' x 16' x 10' ceilings? If so, was his Khorn placements on the long wall or the short wall? Guessing the long wall. I custom built a (26' x 38' x 10' walls) room for my Khorns and LaScala's. The room also has vaulted ceilings at 14' tall going the direction of 38'. My intention is to place the Khorns on the short wall and naturally, LaScala's on the opposite side of the room. I feel certain this isn't the optimal room. Oh well! Thanks, Tony
  8. I want some opinions from folks that might have gone down the path... If you had the choice... would you: A: get Jubilees B: get Klipschorns with enclosed backs I think I can guess what the ultimate choice would be, Jubilees. My problem is I don't want an active system right now because of additional complexity and additional equipment needed to implement a new speaker. If the Jubilees had a passive option, the choice would be simple. I can get a pair of FACTORY enclosed backed Klipschorns for a very very good price right now... but it's almost as much as a brand new pair of Jubilees. Lets say the jubilees are $100, I can get these particular Klipschorns for $80... (Jubiless are another 20%) and that is pretty close in price to me. would you save up the additional $20 and get jubilees, or would you take a great great deal on VERY LIMITED factory sealed Klipshorns?
  9. Hi guys, My brother and I are proud owners of a '79 Klipschorn and two Forte 1s in generally excellent condition. Since owning these, we haven't done any wood work and have little experience in doing so. We wanted to ask you two things: 1) What type of wood are these? I've attached pictures of the Khorn and each Forte 1. My guess is Walnut throughout. 2) What is the best way to treat / maintain the wood on these? Both pairs of Fortes have slight water ring damage on the top side - we would like to fix that. We've looked at a few threads such as this one below. Seems like the best process is to sand any water damaged parts and apply Watco Rejuvenating oil. Did we get that right? Thanks a lot! Much appreciation from two hardcore Klipsch fans Alex
  10. Reading some old topics on the forum got me to wonder who has the earliest known Klipschorn as a forum memeber? This can be a single... Jim doesn't count LOL...... Pics woudl be great.
  11. Hi, I want to update the crossovers on my 1979 Klipschorns but am not ready to alter "my original ones".... Does anyone have AA crossovers they would be willing to sell? I would consider original ones to re-cap, recapped ones, or upgraded crossovers that work with this model Klipschorns. Let me know what you have. Thanks, Jo
  12. I have two Cornwall Vertical speakers for sale. Sorry for the lousy photos but it's the best I can do for now. They both work well and sound great. New caps on the original Crossovers. Asking $800.00 for the pair. Local Pick in Tucson Only. Thanks
  13. Vintage Klipschorn Speakers built in 1979. Speakers are in excellent, near mint condition. They were purchased new, and haven't moved from their original setup location in my parents house. Feedback on the Klipshorn forum is that this model of Klipschorn speaker is the finest that Klipsch has ever produced. Seeking $3850 for the pair, or a best offer. Speakers are located in northwest Atlanta. Buyer would be responsible for coordination of pickup / delivery. Please e-mail mtbakerstu@gmail.com or call/text at: Three 2 Three Two 4 3 3 three 23 with any questions or a request for any additional photos.
  14. I have a pair of Klipschorns I purchased in 1977. In 1989 I updated the crossovers, drivers and such. Don’t know the specifics but just ordered an update ‘kit’ from Klipsch. Question: I moved, haven’t used them in two years and want to put them into a new, custom built room. I’m an audiophile in ears only and don’t get into the mechanics of using electronics like the new Xbang z1v0059 crossover with the latest Blastophere ST50009s3’s (fictitious of course). The speakers sounded great when I put them in storage two years ago and hoping they will when I hook them up again. BUT, is there an update issued since 1989 that would be worth the cost and effort for my new application?
  15. Don't know if this is the right place to ask, but I purchased my walnut Klipschorns in 1977. I've hauled them through six states in multiple moves over the years and upgraded the drivers and crossovers and such in 1989. Two questions... After the latest move, they've been in storage for the last two years and I'm getting them ready for a new, custom built room. Over time, my wife who doesn't believe these works of art's beauty should stand alone, has adorned them with decorations that have left rings and marks. Regular restoration miracles in a bottle will not remove them and I believe the only true remedy is light sanding. IS THE WALNUT JUST VENEER, AND IF SO, HOW THICK? Second, would you recommend updating the works again. Just before I put them in storage two years ago, they sounded great, but since I'm refinishing, have their been any changes worthwhile since the upgrade in 1989 that would warrant the expense and effort? Thanks for the help.
  16. $2650 for the pair. 1983 https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/ele/d/vintage-klipsch-klipschorn/6284530065.html
  17. Hi All! Looking for advice to build the best possible sound experience for an upcoming event I'm organizing. At my disposal are 6 pairs of Klipschorns, a pair of Industrial split LaScalas, and a pair of "Keystone" 18" folded-horn subwoofers that measure about the height and width of the bass bin of a Klipschorn, and stack nicely under the LSI's. I have false corners for the Khorns and risers for the top hats, to bring the high end above guests' heads. The event is a dance-focused evening inspired by the Mancuso Loft parties in NYC. All vinyl, songs played start to finish and a wide journey of genres. Room dimensions are 40 feet by 60 feet, with 12 foot ceilings, and a main dance floor area of 32' by 32'. The goal is an immersive-as-possible sound field surrounding the dance floor, while trying to avoid major combing issues or conflict between the horns. The attached file shows the scale of the room and the Khorn's and LSI's for reference. My knowledge of live speaker placement is low- would love some suggestions or best practises to make this an incredible experience for our guests.
  18. Isn't this a scam again? http://www.ebay.com/itm/322670254603 I think these might have been posted up before, I seem to recall the orange storage unit behind them. I can't find the previous scam post to be sure about it.
  19. Hello everyone, A few years ago while working for an estate sale company, I picked up a pair of rare 1960s Klipschorns from the original buyer and am looking to sell them. The serial#s are 1671-1672 on the cabinets and 1832 & 1681 on the horns. According to Klipsch personnel, these serial #s were made between 1948-1961 back when their serial numbers consisted only of 4 digits and were manufactured under the moniker, Klipsch & Associates. These are in excellent condition and sound absolutely amazing. Serious inquires / buyers please contact me via email at gaiason@gmail.com Thank you, Steve
  20. I recently acquired a single Klipschorn SN1703 from about 1960 with the K-5-J mid horn and K-500/5000 crossover. I know it's a long shot, but I'll looking for another single speaker like this one to make a stereo pair. Please let me lnow if you have one to sell or if you can give me advice on where I might find one.
  21. Hello, I have a set of vintage corner speakers that I would like to find out more information about. Can anyone tell me what they are and what the value might be on them. They are in very nice working condition. Thank you
  22. Hi, I am new to this forum and need your help. I need to connect the speaker cables from Mcintosh MC240 to Klipshorn speakers. There are 4 outputs: COM, 4, 8, 16. How do I connect? Thank you!
  23. Original owners asking $3800 for a sequential pair of 1979 Klipschorns (14T659, 14T660). Birch Raw, finished by the owners. These units have spent their entire lives connected to McIntosh gear, used often and with great affection. We need to downsize, and are sad to let them go, but we're sure they'll bring their next owner much joy. We'll accept cash or PayPal. Location Roseland, VA (between Charlottesville and Lynchburg). Purchaser will be responsible for pickup/shipping by May 7. See related postings, with some additional photos, on eBay and craigslist.
  24. Besides Electro-Voice, did Klipsch license the Klipschorn bass horn design to any other manufacturers? I have had several Electro-Voice Georgian speakers over the years. As far as I can tell, the bass horn is an exact duplicate of the K-horn. I have seen a variation where the front corners of the horn are squared off making the width across the front a bit narrower and the woofer access panel is located at the front of the enclosure. Attached are two images of an enclosure I have. Generally if it were strictly an EV product it would have an EV tag stapled on the rear of the horn. There is no such tag or holes where staples would have been. It does not appear to be a kit from the quality of the construction and joinery. From the design it is most certainly a Klipsch enclosure but I believe it was not manufactured by Klipsch. All the early K-horns I have owned always have serial numbers stamped into the wood in various locations. Any suggestions as to who could have made this enclosure would be helpful and perhaps identifying some of the companies who were licensed to construct Klipsch enclosures would assist in identification.
  25. I have a pair of Klipschorns, Conwall II's, and Belle Klipsch's all for sale. I am the original owner and all are in mint working condition. I am located in the Pittsburgh area. Let me know if you're interested and we can discuss a price. Photos to follow. Klipschorns $5,000 for the pair Belle's $2,500 for the pair Cornwall II $2,300 for the pair
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