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  1. I'm just asking for someone's opinion on the value of two brand new 1970s La Scalas still in their original shipping boxes. I'm undecided whether to sell them and need some guidance. I picked them up at the factory in Hope Arkansas about 40 years ago and they've been kept in storage since then. I believe the cabinets are unfinished birch.
  2. Hey guys, I'm new here! Long time lurker and I could really use some help from the guru's I've been using my old Kenwood km-209 power amp paired with the kc-209 amp controller to drive my vintage KG4's. The kenwood is rated at 150w although the specifications say 155+155 for both channels and says 'Music Power' Is 310w. Here's the specs: http://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/kenwood/km-209.shtml I ran the volume at about 50% for about 30-35 minutes until I came downstairs to lower the volume for about 30-60 seconds and then powered the system off. When I turned the system off, I heard a pop go through the speakers. It wasn't blaringly loud, but it was loud, and concerned me. I noticed the amp was pretty warm at that time, too. After letting it cool off for about ten minutes I turned the system back on and heard a strange garbled sound coming from the speakers. When I played music through them, the tweeters weren't putting out any sound. I plugged in my EPI's to test, and their tweeters worked, so, I'm pretty sure something happened to my KG4's. Now, I'm a little concerned.. Can't these KG4's handle some juice? I was very skeptical that I might have damaged them with this system. I am also an idiot when it comes to audio equipment so please forgive me, I'm learning. Does anyone find it peculiar that both tweeters would blow exactly at the same time, AFTER I turn the system back on at a low volume? So weird to me. Thank you for your help! Sean
  3. Greetings from the Arkansas lowlands - home of tall grasses, heavy soil and indestructible bugs! I am searching for vintage bookshelf speakers for a small listening room. Something in the 12"h x 8"w x 8"d (or slightly larger) would be ideal. Being definitely old school, birch plywood cabinets with real wood veneers are preferable to MDF. The closest I have found so far are the KG-1 and KG-1.5 models. Can you suggest any other Klipsch speakers to consider? We have Heresy originals in another room and really like them. Best wishes. -Robert
  4. A pair in really good condition. No shipping of course. Located in Delaware and willing to drive within reason. Asking $500 or decent offers.
  5. For sale are a pair of Klipsch Quartet floor standing speakers. They are completely original and perform flawlessly. Aesthetically they are a solid 9, with only a few minor scratches on the risers and one scratch on the top of one of the boxes. I've had these speakers for about 3 years, 2 of them were spent in a closet. Just figured someone else might get more enjoyment out of them. More images upon request. Local (San Antonio) cash sale only. Sorry, No Shipping. Price is $350, firm & fair.
  6. I have a pair of Klipsch Heresy speakers for sale. They are factory sequential numbered. Serial numbers are 37R348 & 37R349. They are in excellent condition, with one small area on the lower left back corner of the 348 speaker (see photo). Walnut finish. Made in 1977, I have owned them since 79, bought from a friend who upgraded & they have been with me since! Also have wooden floor stands for them that are included. Hopefully, all my pictures come through. Prefer local pickup, but I am willing to ship if you're willing to pay! Any questions, let me know. $600 I'm in the Sarasota, FL area.
  7. Hi everyone, I am looking for additional information and potential buyer regarding a pair of vintage 1950s klipschorn speakers in excellent and working condition. The serial#s are 1671-1672 on the cabinets and 1832 & 1681 on the horns. I'm looking for information regarding their collectibility, value and a potential buyer. I'm located in Houston so anyone local interested please msg me otherwise I can ship at buyer's expense.
  8. Hi All, We've inherited a (single) 1955 Klipsch K-357 floor standing corner speaker, plus a (single) 1967 H-700 Heresy. Does anyone know how much we should ask for them? Many thanks, Greg
  9. Hi All, My brother and sister and I inherited a (single) 1955 Klipsch K-357 floor standing corner speaker, plus a (single) 1967 H-700 Heresy. Does anyone know how much we should ask for them? Many thanks, Greg
  10. I have 2 black klipsch academy's for sale. I'd prefer a local cash sale. Aesthetically, the boxes arnt in the best of shape, a little scuffed up in the usual places. However, the sound is amazing. Lmk, if you have any questions, I'm located in San Antonio TX. 350 each, 650 for both.
  11. These speakers came with my house and were clearly treasured by the original owner. Sadly, they are wasted on me and are now seeking a good home. I have read thru the forums so have some (very) limited knowledge about what they are. The Klipschorn pair have consecutive serial nos. 8P125 & 126 and are the model KB-BR which I think means Birch. They might have been the unfinished models and the owner added the finish (note that in the attached pics it looks like they don't match but they do). They are in very good condition. However, we were not as good caretakers as the owner and they do have some small fraying of the speaker material on the very back edge. The 1957 Shorthorn is model SPI-15 and serial 803. This is also in very good condition. There are some very small pulls in the material on the front and a minor scratch on the top. Additionally there is a 4th speaker that I know pretty much nothing about. All the speakers were checked recently by an audio tech and found to be in good working order. I have attached some pictures. They are available for inspection & pickup from Wilmington, NC. I will consider all reasonable offers. Please let me know if you have questions or need add'l pix. Thank you for looking :-)
  12. Hey guys. I'm totally new to the whole stereo system thing. I haven't even heard of Klipsch till I picked up a pair of KG4s at a yard sale this past weekend. I've been doing research on watts and ohms, receivers, and set up but everything is kinda over my head. I need help but broken down real simple like. I'm not trying to get some perfect setup I just want to be able to play some music nice and loud without breaking something. So like I said I got a pair of the KG4's and I bought this old receiver RCA RK327C http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-RCA-RK327C-HI-FI-RECEIVER-/221540828945?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item3394dcc711#viTabs_0 (pics attached) it has 120 volt, 60hz, 300watt, 2 channels. I hooked'm up yesterday and found out the right channel of the receiver is messed up it is low and kinda cycles up and down. Left is fine, that speaker was thumping pretty good. I get a little buzzy sound with some music not sure if thats the speaker or receiver. So since only one side is working I hooked both speakers to that side. That worked. So questions 1. Are the speaker and receiver compatiable, as in will something break if I keep using it? 2. I do plan on getting the other channel fixed on the receiver but for time being is having everything go to side messing something up? 3. Is that buzzing coming from the speaker or receiver? Thanks yall, remember please explain plainly. Also if this a bad pairing could you tell me the right kind of receiver to get. I like the vintage look and I'm not trying to spend much, again I just want to play loud without breaking something.
  13. Hi everyone, I am looking for a buyer for this pair of vintage 1950s klipschorn speakers, they are in excellent working condition and belonged to their original owner. The serial#s are 1671-1672 on the cabinets and 1832 & 1681 on the horns. I'm located in Houston so anyone local interested please msg me otherwise I can ship at buyer's expense. The owner is proud of these speakers and would like to get 2k for the pair.
  14. Hi everyone, I am looking for a buyer for this pair of vintage 1950s klipschorn speakers, they are in excellent working condition and belonged to their original owner. The serial#s are 1671-1672 on the cabinets and 1832 & 1681 on the horns. I'm located in Houston so anyone local interested please msg me otherwise I can ship at buyer's expense. The owner is proud of these speakers and would like to get 2k for the pair.
  15. Hi everyone, I recently came in to a pair of beautiful Klipsch Klipschorns. Serial numbers note they were built in April 2000. They are oiled oak with black grilles. They have the AK-3 crossovers. They are almost perfect, with just two small (smaller than thumbnail) dings to the veneers on the back corners. It took me several days to notice them. Otherwise they are beautiful. The sound is terrific too - they are really bewitching. If they weren't so massive (far too big for anywhere in my small house) I would definitely keep them. In any case I've caught the bug for horns - is there any way to get even part of this beautiful sound in a smaller package? In any case, these must go. I'm going to play them every night until they do and as long as my very-patient wife lets me park them in the middle of the living room. I have a bunch of photos on my camera at home and I'll post a few here from my iPhone as well. I am located in the DC metro area in Silver Spring MD. I won't ship these as they are absolutely massive and require lots of care in transport. I'll help you carry them out but they will take a pretty large vehicle - they are about 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide and deep. I have these advertised on DC Craigslist for $3875. I may also put them on eBay but would love to work a sale with a fellow Klipsch aficionado (I'm a lurker here on the forum and have a pair of KG-4s that I love). Please contact me via PM if you are interested, know anyone who is interested, have questions, or would like to come out and take a look. Thanks!
  16. I am putting together my first ever stereo system (turntable, speakers, receiver), and I recently purchased a pair of vintage 1980 Klipsch Heresy HWL speakers. My dad had a similar pair when I was younger, so I purchased them partly for nostalgia and sentimental reasons. My earliest musical listening experiences were through Klipsch. They had a tremendous impact on me and are a huge reason why I'm a musician today. My next step is getting a tubed receiver. All the research I've done on the vintage Heresy speakers suggest that the Heresys really sing through tubed instead of solid state, as that is what they were designed for. They also recommend getting a receiver or amp with a mid level controller. So far, I've been looking at Marantz (specifically the 2270 and 2275 model), Mcintosh, and Fischer. However, I'm also trying not to break the bank and am open to other suggestions. I will only be playing vinyl through this set-up. Let me know if you guys have any suggestions, recommendations, or advice. I'm brand new to this! Thanks!
  17. I recently purchased these at an auction and don't know much about them. Someone we had look at them said the boxes looked homemade. Same guy tested all of the parts and the only non-functioning parts was one of the k77's. We opened one to see the sub. I figured I'd go to the source of Klipsch knowledge to find the real story on these.
  18. Hello, I am new to the Klipsch community and I have been listening to Klipsch speakers my whole life, love them, and I have something I would like to share with everyone so here is my story. About two years ago I was online looking for a pair of Klipsch speakers. I wanted a pair of La scala or Cornwalls but I didn't have a lot of money at the time and just wanted see what was out there and what the going prices were. Then I found a listing for a pair of Cornwalls that were pretty rough looking and had blown speakers but they were only $500 and for some reason I had to have them, so I bought them. I live in Dayton Ohio and the seller lived in Chicago. He wouldn't ship them so I rented a SUV and headed to the windy city. When I got to the sellers house he greated me and we talked for a bit (really good guy, Klipsch nut) and then he said, well let me show you your speakers. When I turned the corner and saw them the first thing I thought was, I made a huge mistake and it's to late to turn back now. The cabinets looked like they had never been cleaned, covered with a dark film and dirt. The grills were both broken and there were some pretty deep scratches. This guys cat was sleeping inside one of the cabinets and had been using them as a cat scratcher too, they were in bad shape. He helped me load them up and I headed home thinking all the way, I screwed up big time. When I got to my home there were two of my buddies waiting on me to help me unload them and take them in the house. Man did they give me a hard time, laughing and ribbing me about how bad they looked and, You rented a SUV and drove all that way and paid $500 for these, and to make things worse we unscrewed the back panels and they had Radio Shack woofers in them. Everything else was there and all original but Radio Shack woofers, Really. After making the drive there and back and getting razzed about how bad they looked and the RS woofers it was time for a beer and let that day go. The next morning I started working on my diamonds in the rough, taking everything out of them (the RS woofers went right in the trash) and started to clean them up. They had the correct crossovers, tweeters, horns, drivers so things were starting to look up. I started wiping the cabinets down with some Murrphys oil soap in warm water but this stuff wasn't coming off. After getting them as clean as I could they still looked a little dark. I could start to see the gain and the real color of the wood starting to come out but I didn't know what kind of wood it was. It didn't look like any finish on a Klipsch speaker that I had ever seen. I got some very fine sand paper and started sanding them down very lightly, taking my time and being very careful not to go to deep. As I was sanding I suddenly realized these were something different, something very different, and I was right. After doing some research on Klipsch web site I knew I had found some diamonds in the rough and it was all well worth it. The cabinets have consecutive serial numbers and were made in 1973. They are made with Zebra wood and according to Klipsch they are very rare. Only a few pairs were ever made using this type of wood and Klipsch never used it again. In 1973 a lot of groups were protesting about the destruction of the rain forrest and all the trees being cut down. Zebra wood comes from the rain forrest and Klipsch wanted to avoid any bad publisity for importing this exotic type of wood so they stopped using it before they really even started to. I don't know how many they made but I have never seen a pair like it and probably never will. I was able to find a nice clean pair of the correct 15" K-33E woofers along with replacing all the diaphragms in the K-55 and K-77 drivers. I sent the crossovers to Bob Crites to replace the old capacitors and make sure everything was up to spec. I went to a local wood working/ cabinet shop and talked to them about what would be the best way to refinish the cabinets and make that zebra wood pop. They were very helpful and told me what to do and what not to do. It has taken some time and money but it was well worth it. In the sun light the zebra wood looks awesome, very detailed lines and color running through the grain, sometimes I just stand there and look at them. After I got them back together and started listening to them on my 10wpc set tube amp I was amazed. Nothing sounds like a Cornwall powered by a single ended tube amp and nothing looks this good either. So that's my little story about how my diamonds in the rough became to be the crown jewels. I have some pictures of the whole process they went though and I just wanted to share them with everyone. Let me know what you think and thanks for taking the time to read my post.
  19. I just aquired these real nice Electro-voice aristocrat speaker cabinets loaded with even nicer Jensen ST875 H222 coaxial 2-way 12" speakers with tweeter control nicely installed on back angle panel, the cabinets are in very good condition but need refinishing they are a light walnut, grilles are good with a littlepatina on metal grid and small hole in one of the screens, these speakers are beautiful and its a shame you can't see them in the cabinet, gold colored dust covers these do not appear to have been tampered with and look all original and surround is in excellent condition on both speakers. The enclosures have what appear to be factory blank off plates for 2 more horns? I have not hooked these up yet to test but I'm confident based on condition they will sound awesome and once I do I may not want to sell them. I will update with test results. Asking $800 will deliver within 75 miles of westerly RI for free and possibly further for additional cost, plz pm me if interested I can send additional pictures, I may also entertain parting out but would prefer to sell as is, thanks for looking
  20. I am looking for a pair of Vintage Heritage or 3 way Klipsch for a 2 Channel living room system. I'm looking at the older models to stay within my budget. I am willing to drive from Cincinnati, OH.
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