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Thrift Shop Cornwall-ISH Find! What do you think?
LandCrime posted a topic in 2-Channel Home AudioHello, I'm new to Klipsch forums and to Klipsch. I need some of your collective knowledge. So, I found these massive speakers in a second-hand store a few weeks ago for $150. No badges or identifying info and I had no idea what they were. The build quality looked really good. I tried to do an image search on my phone at the store but I was in a dead zone. I've dabbled in speakers casually and recognized that I should just buy them now and figure out later what I'd bought. After I got them home and did the photo search again, some Klipsch Cornwall's came up in the results (With a hefty price tag showing) and I was VERY pleased with my score. I made sure my wife knew what they were worth to help her tolerate them and me. Well, that was a tiny picture of the Cornwall's on my phone and while I initially thought I'd lucked upon some super primo speakers, upon closer examination I realized mine were some kind of Cornwall cabinet replicas with Electro Voice hardware. I was a little disappointed but everything looks quality but I know ziltch about EV speakers and where they land in the speaker caste system. I hope they're still a good find. Not telling my wife either way. I hooked them up for a test drive and all the components worked on both speakers and matched each other in output levels and tone. The sound was mid-range heavy to my ear. The horns and tweeters seemed a bit subdued and the 15" drivers put out some gut-solid thuds and volume but still seemed light on bass IMO. I opened one up to find the Electro Voice components and found that there was a tone control knob inside! It was turned all the way down to 'Cardboard'. I turned it up and got my horns and tweeters back in the mix. Sound was greatly improved by that. More like what I was expecting but still not enough bass though. -Room placement to be figured out later to see if that helps and maybe tuning the ports from what I've read on other posts here. Here's the stuff: EV T35 Tweeters EV 1823M Horns EV 15" Woofers, EVM-15B EV X36 3500hz 8 OHM Crossovers EV X8 800hz Crossovers I've since dollied them out to my garage for a refresh on the dried out cabinet finish. I applied three coats of tongue oil (sanded in between) and managed to get some life and depth out of the birch veneer ply. I also decided to add the missing cabinet bases, which I built to Cornwall I dimensions. They turned out nicely I think. I don't have a picture of the speaker grill and fabric at the moment but the builder of these speakers intentionally made the grill short, leaving the bottom ports of the cab fully exposed and it looks pretty great! Anyway, I'll be bringing them back into my living room for a longer test drive and see If they'll work out in my space and ears... and wife. Good find or Ehh?