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Found 42 results

  1. Selling a pair of 1989 heresy standing speakers (in birch raw finish) with angled risers and a KV-1 center channel. This sound system was purchased in February of 1989 and has had no previous owners- so it's in excellent condition. I've had offers on Facebook and from some friends but I would love to sell them to someone who truly appreciates Klipsch! Let me know if you're interested.
  2. For sale: • 2 MCM HF sections either in fiberglass finished enclosure, or in parts. The horn is BIG, 34" x 13" x28" ( W-H-D ) • 2 MCM crossover in wooden enclosure, modified for use with XLR's location: The Netherlands.
  3. Hello, I am thinking of doing an upgrade/update to my processor, from a Sunfire TGP-III to possibly a Yamaha CX-A5100 for a 5.2 system? Judging STRICTLY by sound quality, not bells and whistles or any other criteria, purely talking about sound, would it be and upgrade or a downgrade?? Any thoughts?? Thank you!!! Sunfire Cinema Grand 5 Channel 200 watts/channel Klipsch RF-63 Mains Klipsch RC-62 II Center Klipsch RS-52 II Surrounds Dual Subwoofers: RSW-10D's (2)
  4. FSAR5641

    Vintage Heresy Speakers

    Pair of vintage Heresy speakers, no damage, cabinet used acceptable condition, finish may not be original. Grill covers also unknown to be original. Serial numbers date to 1975. Located in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Local pick-up, or can meet up to 50 miles away. $325
  5. wesgillett

    Rehoming a Fisher 400 *WORKING*

    To start off, my wife and I are having a baby in the next couple of weeks, and I need something at home that will operate without any future headaches. That being said, this relic from days gone by needs to find a new home! I bought it locally (OKC) a few months ago and after some research, I've uncovered that I have a partially restored unit. Some coupling caps have been replaced along with a few more parts, the electrolytic capacitors are still original and need to be replaced. The output tubes still have some life left in them, and all of the preamp tubes work great. This amp has very minimal noise in it which was a high priority for me in the tube search. It sounds unbelievable. It hurts to let it go, but someone with a technician background would be able to enjoy this amp like I never could. The wooden case is the only obvious quirk. An older gentleman owned this Fisher since its heyday and developed quite the attachment to it. At some point, it no longer fit inside of a furniture piece in his home so he routed the corners off of the back of the case in an effort to force the fit. I'm calling it a folk art piece. Its the back of the receiver so you don't ever see it regardless. Apart from that, the ink on the faceplate has worn off in some places and in its place, some tiny white labels sit in the on and off positions on the front, and on the inputs on the back. You can vaguely see these in the photo provided. I can furnish you with some more photos if you're interested. I'll let her go for $600 OBO.
  6. sevendorches

    1978 Klipsch Cornwall (2) For Sale

    For Sale - Vintage Klipsch Cornwall Speakers (2) - (S Code - 1978) I have never hooked them up, but the components look like they are in great shape. The woofers move freely without obstruction. Cabinets could use refinishing but are in great structural shape (thought about doing it myself, but didn't want to prevent collectors from being able to restore in a certain way). Paper residue on back of cabinet could easily be removed with a degreaser (again didn't want to interfere with restoration). Cash Only and Northwest Arkansas pick up only. Text interest to (479) 685-7295 . ThanksRuss
  7. Hello all, I'm looking for some help identifying what Klipsch set my dad gave me so I can find the right owner's manual. Please let me know what information on the back of these speakers and subwoofer would be helpful. Any advice/help would be appreciated.
  8. I am trying to find out what model number these are and if there are still spare parts available if necessary. They have been stashed away for many years and i just pulled them out to see if they still work. Any suggestions?
  9. Just joined the Klipsch F.U.G. forum at the recommendation of some one on the Audiokarma forum. My wife and I recently purchased a Mid Century Modern home circa 1967. Architecturally the home was ahead of it's time, with a big open floor plan, electric drapes, remote lighting controls, and a media room stereo speakers in every room. We would have never been able to afford a home like this built new, but because the neighborhood schools are not the best, the price was right. Sadly though the floor plan did not provide any good locations to position my Klipsch Cornwalls I had owned for 30 years . So I sold them for more than I paid for and started a fund to up grade the homes audio system. In the home's custom built solid oak media center survived a visually pristine Dual 109 turn table and a Sony 250 reel to reel player. My original plan was to just keep the turn table and reel to reel and replace everything else with modern electronics starting with the speakers. At one time I had dreamed of buying a tube amp to power my Cornwalls, but priorities change. The first speakers on the list for replacing were the wall mounted speakers in the media center. Pulling off the grills I was surprised to discover a pair of coaxial 15" EV Wolverine LT- 15 speakers. I learned how to adjust the "Brightness" knobs and the speakers started to come alive. With a little work on the surrounds and powered by a good amp they should sound great. After the pleasant surprise discovering the Wolverines I decided to find out what was behind the grills in the 6 other room's 12 ceiling stereo speakers. What I found was both good and bad. The good was instead of finding a simple 6" speaker screwed to a hole in the ceiling I found 12 "small" acoustic suspension Frazier speakers. The "small" speakers measure 12' X 12' X 16', have a 6.5" Frazier woofer, a Frazier horn tweeter, and are constructed of 3/4" high grade plywood (see photos). Very heavy and painted black. The bad, the woofer surrounds were literarily gone, and the cones crumbled to the touch. Even worse the woofer is installed from the back and the cabinets must have been installed in the ceiling before the plaster board, so the hole in the ceiling is smaller than the speaker making easy removal impossible without cutting the cabinet. Now my request for technical help. I had been searching the web for a potential woofer replacement and had come out empty handed. My searches centered on home stereo woofer replacements and found only high power (100 watt) replacements for modern speakers. Turns out however there is a market out there for low power, high efficiency replacement speakers for vintage portable guitar tube amps! Eminence Speakers manufactures a 20 watt 6.5" woofer with good specs that may be a perfect replacement . Plus it is made in the USA. Check out the Eminence 620H specs a : https://www.eminence.com/pdf/620H.pdfCan any of the F.U.G gurus take a look at the specs for the Eminence 620H and give me guidance if the 620H would make a good replacement for the Frazier woofer? The best I can determine the Frazier horn tweeter gets flat between 5K and 20K. The installed capacitor is 3.0 MFD 50 VDC. Thanks in advance for any help finding a replacement.
  10. Hello! I've recently purchased the 'Klipsch The One' and now I'm trying to figure out how to connect it to an old 70s receiver (pioneer sx750). Since speakers can just be connected to my receiver with stripped cables, and "The One' has just a mini-jack port, I'm wondering how would be the best way to plug it. Please see attachment. Hope you can help me out! Thanks!
  11. Steve_Alaniz

    Vintage Klipschorns - 1960

    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
  12. Hi everyone, I am looking for additional information and potential buyer regarding a pair of vintage 1950s klipschorn speakers in excellent 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.
  13. Hey all, New guy here. I just inherited a set of Chorus IIs that are unfortunately in a bit of a state of disrepair. One of the negative terminals on the system is busted off. Can anyone detail the process I'm going to need to take to repair it? Am I going to have to solder? I already contacted Klipsch support and they put me in contact with a repair shop that does not have the terminals in stock, so is there a generally accepted after market set to use? Thanks in advance!
  14. Jim, Can you tell me what I have here? I acquired a really nice pair of old Klipsch speakers in huge ornate wooden cabinets. They look like they were used in an auditorium or something. They work great. Can you help me find out more about them like year mfg., age, model, purpose, value, rarity, collectability ? Here's a pdf link with a bunch of more pictures. http://montereymusicclub.com/klipsch/klipsch.pdf I'm being told they're home made cabinets and Klipsch never put out anything like this. They were definitely made by a cabinet shop, not home made. They're a matched set, the cabinet work is A1 and there's no evidence there was ever anything else inside them to think they used to be something else. Each of the back of the horns have a Klipsch tag; PK K-55-V / serial #10035 and #10041. There is a Klipsch id strip on the bottom edge of the electric board that says Type A. What would that mean? Who likely made these and is there any way to trace the history via the above serial numbers ? Thank you, Gary Smith
  15. Hi, I just aquired a really nice pair of old Klipsch speakers in huge cabinets for my band room. They look like they were used in an auditorium or something. They work great. Can anybody help me find out more about them like age, purpose, value, rarity, collectability ? Pics attached. Thanks.
  16. Dyno

    Receiver "Match"?

    Might be moving forward with a HT system that uses Heresys or Fortes for the L/R channels. The purists might want all vintage Klipsch speakers to be driven only with tubes from now to eternity, but that is a non-starter for me. I've read that SS equipment can be "OK" if it "matches well" with horn-driven sound of vintage Klipsches. Short of auditioning a half-dozen receivers (ain't gonna happen), what can I do? Are there particular brands of receivers that have characteristics that match better than others? Are there specific features I should look for in a receiver when driving vintage Klipsches? Or is this issue too subtle for all but hardcore audiophiles? Consider me to be a wannabe audiophile with a degree of age-related hearing impairment. Again, I'm talking home theater, not a dedicated stereo system. Thanks. This is a great forum.
  17. Greekguy

    klipsch KLF 30S

    I own a set of klf 20's for 15 years and I never had any trouble.. I'm Looking to buy a set Klipsch KLF 30 s and a Center.. What are the draw backs of the KLFs series? i have read many issues with them, like the glue failing on cabinets and all the speaker plastic trim cracking with heavy use.. Honestly, Im Kinda considering in buying new speakers to avoid any issues. BTW I'm located in ATLANTA if any wants sell some klf 30s or 20s at reasonable price
  18. I am repairing a built in home stereo system that uses Frazier speakers in every room. Each speaker is a 12 x 12 x 16 cabinet with an 8" woofer and a 5 x 7 tweeter. The tweeters are the black bell type with alnico magnetics. The tweeters are blown in at least 2 of 12 tweeters, and there are at least a couple more. Knowing that there is a lot of common driver parts between Klipsch and Frazier, I am posting my questions here and in the Frazier sites. Checking the internet I cannot find any diaphragm replacement kits. Are there any available? Next option is I have found some 5 X 7 Frazier replacement tweeter assemblies at a decent price, but the magnetic arrangement is different. Instead of the tall small diameter alnico style magnet under a plastic cup, it has a short large diameter magnetic and no cup. The tweeters are marked on the back with: Frazier F-3x7 N4850-F 114850-F U.S.PAT. 3,898,393 Are these equivalent specs? And what are the differences? Thanks in advance
  19. Jazzy1

    LaScala Speakers

    For Sale: LaScala Speakers: Good Condition , Original Owner Asking $1500 OBO serial numbers consecutive Pick-up only in Ellicott City, Maryland
  20. Ol_mcdonald

    K33 Woofers and AK2 networks

    First post here...noob to the site. Bear with me....I'm old too! Testing the waters, updating my Vintage K-horns and looking to finance it...at least partially anyway, through the sale of some vintage parts. I don't really know the value and need some guidance....some price range perhaps. I bought my Khorns in the early 80's. I sent a letter (dating myself here) to Klipsch inquiring about updates to my new acquisitions and they responded with the history of my speakers (built in 1977, BBU) and told me about the upgrades available at that time. That was 1984, I have the original 1977 vintage K33 woofers in pristine condition, in Klipsch boxes, and the 1984 "upgrade" crossovers the AK-7's. they are also in excellent condition save for some dust and what seems to be the standard cankered and corroded driver leads, greenish in color within the insulation. I would appreciate any insight my fellow Klipsch fans can provide!
  21. Selling my consecutive serial numbered Klipsch Chorus II speakers in original condition. Few minor nicks and dings but overall in original excellent condition considering their age. Buyer is welcome to demo before purchase. Other components in pictures are not for sale. I can ship these but buyer will be responsible for cost. Please inquire if you would like these shipped. 3% PayPal fee for transactions. I would like to sell these locally in the SF Bay Area and would be willing to deliver within a reasonable distance or meet halfway. Please ask with any questions. Asking $1200.00 for the pair.
  22. I recently acquired a pair of the Klipsch KG 5.5 speakers in 9.5/10 condition at a garage sale for $200 bucks for the pair! A friggin steal! However as i cranked them up i heard a loud buzzing in the woofer. Upon further research it seems that other people have this same problem with the KG series. The speakers turn 20 this August 27th, so they are old and people have said that with age there will be loose crap under the dust cap that causes the loud and annoying vibrations that i hear when i turn them up to medium volumes. So far I'm going to buy some replacement Titanium Dome Diagaphrams for the tweeters from bob crites, and I'm looking for a good replacement woofer. I know somebody makes a replacement woofer specifically for the KG series listed here. http://www.ebay.com/itm/160962694691?_trksid=p5197.c0.m619 Looking at the specs they don't give you any frequency response graphs, so i decided that i will probably use this woofer https://www.parts-express.com/goldwood-gw-10pc-8-10-heavy-duty-woofer-8-ohm--290-324 The sensitivity and impedance of this woofer is the same as the replacement one so it should work, and the reviews say its great. Does anybody have any thoughts or opinions on this, or any upgrade ideas to make my KG 5.5's even better?
  23. 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.
  24. 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
  25. Uncle Choppy

    Vintage Bookshelf Speakers

    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
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