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  1. Just saw a klipschorn that looked pretty old on eBay selling for 15,000 bucks! Nice condition but 2 D 121 for a serial number, I couldn’t find a listing for that serial number but it looks authentic. Maybe built late ‘50’s to early’60’s?
  2. I recently picked up a pair of 1989 Klipschorns. They’re pretty awesome, but do have an area I’m looking to improve. To my ears, the highs sound grainy or dusty, sometimes. It’s particularly noticeable to me with vocals. I’m running them through a Schiit Freya+ tube preamp and Schiit Tyr solid state amps. (I got these previously for my Maggies, which needed more power.) It doesn’t seem to make a difference to the grain whether I engage the tubes or not. My question is - what should I try changing to address this? I’ve heard other horn speakers (e.g. Ojas, Altec) that don’t have this quality, so I don’t think it’s an intrinsic property of horns. I can think of these options Try different amplification Recap the crossover network (AK2 that hasn’t been touched since ‘89 afaik) Update the crossover network to AK3 spec Replace the crossover network (e.g. ALK) Replace the tweeter Replace the midrange horn Room treatment How should I approach narrowing it down?
  3. Hi there! I recently upgraded my Klipsch Chorus ii with a nice pair of Khorn! I'm the third owner, the original owner upgraded the crossovers and tweeters with B&C tweeters and A crossovers. I was under the impression Khorns should use ak-3 crossovers. Am I missing something? Should I upgrade to AK-3 crossovers? Not sure if I'm getting the best of my speakers with A crossovers. Any advice will be greatly appreciated ! Thanks in advance. Ed
  4. Extra set of original Klipsch K-77 horn tweeters that came with a pair of 1976 Klipschorns I purchased earlier this year. $175+ shipping/fees.
  5. It pains me a bit to do this, but I'm putting my Klipschorns up for sale. I've enjoyed the heck out of them for the last three years, but I've now downsized to a more "location appropriate" pair of Cornwalls. The Khorns are Walnut (KB-WO). Cosmetically, they're in good shape. A few bits of edge banding are missing and a couple of minor scratches, but they look great for forty-six years old speakers. Serial numbers are consecutive. The cross-overs are modified "AA." They were done by @Deang while he owned them and sound great. You'll also note that I built false backs that are easily removable. The speakers are currently located in Carrabassett Valley Maine. If you'd like to hear them, that's the easiest location. I can also move them to the much more convenient Freeport Maine, but it'll be tough to audition them here. First $3750 takes them. Please don't hesitate to reach out with questions or for more photos.
  6. Set of 1976 matched pair of Klipschorn speakers with consecutive serial numbers in good condition overall. The grill are in very nice condition. They have the original copper laser badges. They have some chips in the veneer on the lower front edge along with some minor surface wear marks consistent with their age. The original owner replaced the original woofers and tweeters with new ones purchased directly from Klipsch. The original woofers and tweeters will be included along with additional parts including 2 T-35 repair kits. They sound fantastic and work as they should with no issues. They are hooked up and can be tested. I originally purchased these a few months ago to use in my garage/shop and they work great there. However, I need to free up space in the garage and now, regrettably, I have to let them go. For the short time I had them, I had the best sounding garage/shop in the neighborhood. I can take/send additional pictures if needed. Asking $3700. Located in Yorktown, Virginia, 23692. Thanks for looking!
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    Oliver Sayes 45 amp in walnut base. Only had a short time, great with Lascala, Khorn Altec and or bi-amping . I’m in Chattanooga Tn and I’m willing to meet someone in any of the 4 major cities within 2 hours from me. It can be demoed here and sounds incredible with a pair of zu speakers I have. I have the packaging that Oliver shipped it to me in. This is designed to use a preamp but my buddy recently tried it on his Altec 605 without a pre and say that it was the best amp he’s ever tried including his 2a3 monoblocks. I also used it driven by a node and got sufficient volume for the zu in my large open living space. This isn’t Oliver’s basic build it’s all premium parts. Below is the description from Oliver. The details, it’s a single ended 45 amplifier with 6n7 driver and 80 rectifier with ~1.7v input sensitivity for ~1.5 watt output. Parts are finemet core output/choke transformer, film power supply/cathode bypass caps, copper foil/paper/oil coupling capactors, carbon composite resistors, Teflon sockets, $1900
  8. Have some Klipsch horns for sale. The type of crossover is AA. They are pictured below. Looking for $3k Have some Cornwall 2's for sale. They have been refinished and had their internals upgraded. I acquired them that way. Looking for $2k. Also have a SB-2000 that has been lightly used. Looking for $400 for that. Have more pictures and willing to send all info needed over PM! Thanks!
  9. I have 2 k-400 horns that I pulled out of a really rough pair of Lascala. They do not match, apparently one is older than the other (sand cast). Obviously this doesn’t effect the sound. I would need to work on getting a proper box to ship these, but I can figure that if someone is interested. Of course they’re available for pickup in and around Chattanooga. Message me and we can discuss it. possible trade for a set of Dave's LMAHL. Thanks.
  10. Pair of Klipschorn Speakers. This pair was built in the mid-90's. Still has original horns, woofers, and crossovers (AK-3 crossover). They still sound incredible! Speakers are in great shape but do have a few minor scuffs from moving. Speakers are located in Mesquite, NV. I am willing to deliver within 100 miles. Asking $2,300 **SOLD**
  11. Lets face it: prices on heritage Klipsch speakers have gotten out of hand. I have 2 pairs that could sell for triple what I paid but I didn't buy them to make money so I will continue to enjoy them and maybe improve them instead of moving up the food chain because I cannot afford to. Its a free market so whatever someone is willing to pay dictates value.
  12. Hello everyone, For those who are interested, I am unfortunately parting ways with my Dad's speakers because of their size I cannot move them with me into my new condo. Starting with the first pair which are the Klipschorns my dad purchased them from the original owner in 1984 and were made in 1977 based on the serial numbers. The Serial Number stickers are on both pairs of Klipschorns as well. The only replacement parts on the Klipschorns are a pair of Bob Crites Crossover's which I installed them back in 2016 other than that they are in original condition and in excellent working order. The second pair which are the La Scala's my dad purchased back in the early 2000's again same as the Klipschorns my dad purchased them from their original owners. Both pairs of La Scala's are in original condition and in excellent working order. The Serial Number stickers are on both pairs of La Scala's as well. I will list the info, serial numbers etc below as well as contact info for those who are interested. I am asking $5,000 for the Khorn pair & $5,000 for the LaScala pair or best offer. I currently live in CT, but for anyone interested in the tri-state area or on the east coast this is your chance. If anyone outside of the northeast area is interested, I will work with you regarding shipping. I know these loud speakers aren't for sale that often, and both pair's would be an excellent edition to your home theater setup so that you can enjoy them as much as my dad and our family have enjoyed them over the years. Thanks, Jeff P.S. Feel free to contact me via email for more info, or pictures at durkinj56@gmail.com Klipschorn: Type: KBWO Serial: 10R518, 10R519 La Scala: Type: LS-BL Serial: 8511790, 8511791
  13. Located in Magnolia, AR. This pair of Klipschorns is for $3,500.00 These were purchased circa 1975 I believe, by my father. We live very close to Hope and were bought from factory. Picture attached below. Thanks everyone!
  14. Hi there, I need help valuing and selling these two Klipschorn speakers. Serial numbers 6M508 & 507 is what I located on the back (pictures below). I am not sure where to sell and I need an estimated value to sell these. Would appreciate any input from the experts out there! I know these are some good ones. We had four, but two were stolen unfortunately many years ago. Thanks everyone, Perrin
  15. Someone put me out of my misery here please. I’m trying to gain access to the bass bin crossover in my ak3 1992 klipschorn. I took off the input panel but that doesn’t provide enough room. i can tell that the crossover is mounted inside to the right of the input connector box. That box is connected to a 2’x2k piece of plywood. I took out all 9 screws attaching the plywood piece that the ak3 is mounted to but that piece of plywood does not seem to be coming apart from the larger side piece. It’s like it’s glued down too. Is that piece not designed to ever come off? so my next option would be to remove the entire left side of the bottom unit. I didn’t count but it has about 2 dozen screws. Before I remove all of them only to find out it too does not detach, can anyone tell me if or if not this is the way to go to gain access to the lower ak3?
  16. New Member, I just inherited my grandfathers KHorns they ae completely original and unmolested as far as I can tell. I grew up listening to these amazing speakers and I'm looking forward to revitalizing them. My question is about the Style: JR I can't seem to find any information about them. Thanks in advance for any information, Newbie
  17. I own serial numbers 357 ( Signed by paul Klipsch 11 Aug 54; Salem, OR) & serial # 453 klipschorn. Owned them several years, both work. They do not match due to Mono then.. People bought just one.. Have set of NOS Complete set of grills go with them . Am willing to sell..Let me know if interested. Live on Mobile Bay Area in Alabama.. tried put pics, but files too large..will have to take smaller files or reduce the ones i have..
  18. https://bham.craigslist.org/ele/d/birmingham-mcintosh-klipsch-high-end/7278536530.html
  19. I currently have a pair of Cherry Khorns driven by an Audio Nirvana 300b tube amplifier designed by David Dicks of Commonsense Audio. I was apprehensive about purchasing this amp due to reading comments about the design and assembly characteristics described by a plethora of audio enthusiasts in a negative light but the common thread that was described was that their reviews were based solely on the design and components and not a physical audio experience. Every review I read by someone who had actually heard this amplifier indicated a premium audio experience and for me, that came at a cost of just under $2000. I recieved a letter from David Dicks stating that this was the last AN-300b to be sold as "New" due to their weight and his increasing age. Well, I am very pleased with the results however, I'm just getting started with my system and I'm looking to add on. Starting with a subwoofer(s) that will pair well with my Khorns. I am new to the audiophile world so I have been all over the place with ignorance and questions alike but I've been reading feverishly to try and reign in my thoughts and present "realistic" questions but I'll leave that to you to decide. First, a breakdown of my rooms and intended use. I am currently remodeling and preparing a theater room in my current house. The dimensions are 11'6"W × 15'10L × 7'10"H. I also have another house that I plan to remodel and move into in a few years where I intend to have a theater room in the basement with a much larger space and there are patio doors that can open up for out entertainment so I don't mind preparing equipment now. The Khorns sound great but I want to add to the low frequency for heart thumbing bass with music as well as theater surround as the system grows. I have seen a few recommendations but I understand enough to know that I don't know $#!@ about how this works in terms of pairing these speakers to account for delays as well as any other issues that I might be completely unaware of. I understand that the Khorns produce sound down to 20hz but it's insufficient for my taste, especially with such loud and clear highs. I also understand that these speakers are highly efficient as well as high quality and I fear that a sub-par subwoofer would take away from their performance. So I am considering either the THX-1200-SW subwoofer with the KA-1000-THX amplifier or possibly moving up to the KPT-684-SW with dual 18" drivers. If went this route I was considering a Behringer EP4000 with twice the wattage as the KA-1000-THX for a quarter the price. Here are a few questions that I have. If I purchased the THX-1200-SW and later decided to add a second one, would I also need a second amplifier? If I went with the KPT-684-SW would this present any other issues considering it's a commercial subwoofer? Another question I have is for my current stereo setup, I am using only the integrated two channel tube amplifier and is does not have an LFE output. Can I safely connect either of the above mentioned amplifiers and subs to the high output connections in conjunction with the Khorns?
  20. Hey gang. Thought I would share the custom heritage channel I made for my LaScala based home theater. This started when I refurbished a vintage pair of La Scalas (AA crossover). After some excellent two channel listening, I decided to convert that room into a theater room and went about collecting 4 Academies for surrounds. I got super lucky when a single LaScala (later model with a AK-3 Crossover) became available. The problem I had was that the third 'Scala was too tall in the center position as for comfy viewing I wanted my screen lower. After some research, consulting Mr. Crites, and enlisting the help of a friend with a woodworking shop, I scavenged the tweeter, midhorn, got the crossover Mr. Crites sells for his Cornscala design, estimated the surface area of the Cornsacala woofer and translated that to two Classic Woofers from PartsExpress, and designed a cabinet to hold everything w/ proper cabinet volume and can fit under the screen, and voila: The LaSquata The results are beyond my expectations. Wide dispersion, crystal clear clear voice tracks on movies, matching timbre and response. I am powering this with an NAD AVR and added two HSU 15" subs. It's quite epic, comparable to a commercial movie theater and the whole house shakes during LFE segments.
  21. UPDATE: These speakers are under deposit. If/When sale is complete, I will mark them "sold." I have just listed my Klipschorns on U.S. Audio Mart: https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649648153-1976-klipsch-klipschorn-speakers-consecutive-serial-s-brand-new-type-aa-crossovers-tweeters-and-squa/ -- see that listing for details and pictures. In that listing, I offer to replace, as needed, any tweeter and/or squawker driver(s) that may be worn out (though all the drivers sound to me like they're working fine). But instead of this modest guarantee (worth no more than $210 to replace with same from CritesSpeakers.com), as a gesture of my appreciation to the members of this forum, I am instead offering a 15% discount off the top of the asking price of $2,875: that works out to $2,443.75 for Klipschorn speakers (must have already been a member of this forum as of this past Thursday, 8/20/2020). Pick up only. I live in Easthampton, Massachusetts. PM me if interested.
  22. I have a set of (very not stock) K-Horns that I'd like to sell. I have a set of Heresy's that I'm converting to Claude's Super Heresy and think it's time to let their big brothers go to someone who will love them as I have. I'm hoping one of the community members here can help me understand what they are (model type, mod/abomination) and what I can do to make a proper sale. Big thanks to anyone who can help me sort this out. Pictures: Album here The cabinets aren't labelled, no sticker, and don't have binding posts built in. Does this mean they're speakerlab or maybe a custom build or is it possible that they're original k-horns? This is the most important question I have because I don't want to misrepresent something that I'm trying to sell. The crossovers are type AA The tweeters are the k-77, unmounted. The mids: Altec 511b horn, 808-8a driver Woofers: mismatched Electrovoice EV15, I replaced the other with a Crites 1526c The midhorn and drivers were replaced with an Altec Voice of the Theater combo 808-8a driver and 511b horn. Is this common? I have an extra set of k-55 mid drivers that I made some adapters for to fit on the horn. Should I probably sell with those on it instead? The grill cloth is worn out. Should I redo it before selling? Am I overthinking this? Last question: if I want them to sell in the next few months, how much should I try to get for them? I'm willing to deliver if that makes a difference.
  23. According to the "KLIPSCH HERITAGE REFERENCE DATA - (V.3 - 23 Aug 2013)" found here on the forum: "July 29, 1955 was the last day for the four digit serials (i.e. 1811). After that the "number- letter-serial" system went into effect (2 August 1955). The first "number-letter-serial" speaker was produced on the 2nd of August 1955; that serial number was 1A812." Despite this I continue to see documented Klipschorns delivered after that date with four letter serial numbers (including my #1251 manufactured in 1957 and the subject of the last thread; #1751 delivered March 29, 1963 ) Maybe just the singles (both xx51...curious...) continued with the 4 digit serial numbers? When was the last four digit khorn built? Any thoughts?
  24. I am looking at a pair of La Scala that came out a of a local theater. They are 1974 units. One is missing one of the K77 tweeters otherwise everything is pretty much untouched. They are black plywood/ lacquer paint cabinets, have little Klipsch badges on the wood in the top corners. How difficult is it going to be for me to find one or a pair of K-77 AlNiCo tweeters from that era? Currently running HK730 with KG4s and HK430 with KG2s. Really would like to own these La Scalas as a natural progression into Kilpschland. Still debating with guy he wants $1,000 for them. Would like to grab them for around $600. Any opinions?
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