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1980 La Scala: THANK YOU, snailtrax!

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1980 La Scala (THANK YOU to Forum Member snailtrax!!!)

Went over to his place, "Down in Louisiana, Louisiana - Land of Creole Sues, Patois, Mardi Gras and romantic blues", Sunday & picked these up, after a nice listen to these & other gear. Serial numbers check out to 1980. Previous owner had stained the original BR finish to a nice dark reddish brown, with clear lacquer and had installed Bob Crites Sonicaps on the Type AA Crossovers. Mid Horns are K-55V & Tweeter K-77M. Have NO plans to change or repair anything working properly, for now, or run them on Tube Amps I don't own, nor play records on a Turntable I lost in 1990 & am not looking for, please don't take offense; it took me somewhere around 30 years to get over the fact that they are butt ugly....but, this set has had some nice make-up, including a Factory Top Grille...wish it were full length (but my wife sez the cats would play hell with that) & CANE (yes, I understand CANE was not a factory option, but I won't get rid of the original).

Haven't really cleaned them up or gently tightened screws, although they seem to be pretty clean, have both original SN labels intact. Have, however listened to the Shiite Moslem out of them & when I didn't have JURY Duty, as I did Monday, Tuesday & ALL DAY Wednesday, working them out, even to late & odd hours.

They are being driven, by a Denon AVR-3312CI AVR, using Monster Cable from circa 1991, when I bought my original kg1 & Klipsch dealers were pushing this type wire (as was Klipsch, at least in the Owner's Manual, I still have mine) other gear in my sig-tag. I have listened to them with Dolby Pro Logic II Music (5 Heresy II), RW-12d & km-rsw, Direct, Pure Direct, MULTI CHANNEL STEREO, STEREO with and without SWs. Like them best in STEREO, 2.2 & take back all I ever said about 2 channel audio; at least until I get more La Scalas, Klipschorns &/or Belles.

For movies, they are wonderful in all forms of Lossless, I hear details on movies I never heard, and the Heresy II Center, circa 2001, keeps up effortlessly (until I can replace it with a La Scala, or similar).

Don't have many pics just yet, but will attempt to attach a few. Last 3 are from Bill BEFORE we loaded them in the trunk of my car. First 1 is while they were in my trunk. Have another but can't get it to post.

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Welcome to the club! And nice use of tags on that post!

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I would not do that again; but Bill strapped it in securely & my Air Force training allowed me to verify; meantime, I want a receiver hitch for my car.

Very nice. Glad to hear the top one didn't fall out on the way home :)

Enjoy!

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Thank you! Lee & Jackson are still asleep, so I got to use a real computer; tags aren't possible with iPhone, LoL.

Welcome to the club! And nice use of tags on that post!

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That's an amazing trunk! What is that a MB E class? I just keep staring at those monster LS in there and just can't believe you fit a pair in a trunk!

Nice going, and nice speakers.

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2001 Ford Crown Victoria LX Class... 75000 actual miles, still a nice car...& paid for...Thank you.

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Glad you are considering 2 channel at times. Enjoy! Nice set! :)

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Glad you are considering 2 channel at times. Enjoy! Nice set! :)

99% of the time, for music! Thank you.

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P.S. Looks like a previous owner re-wired the Woofer & Mid-range. How hard is it to re-wire the Tweeters???

snailtrax also has some nice CF-3 & Quartets among others for SALE or TRADE.

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P.S. Looks like a previous owner re-wired the Woofer & Mid-range. How hard is it to re-wire the Tweeters???

Nice job!!

Are the tweeters soldered?

If so, take 'em out, solder a replacement & put back.

If however, they are working, I wouldn't worry about them but, that's just me.

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Just got home from work. Saw this thread and figured I'd reply. We had them tied in good, they weren't going anywhere. Plenty of room in those old Crown Vic's. You could hide a bunch of dead bodies in there ;). I loved the way they sounded, but needed the space back. Hard to displace my Chorus II's. The wires on the tweeters is plenty big enough, not much power going through them. You might want to clean and tighten the spades. Glad you like them. I'm happy with the deal. Bill

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Thank you; Merry Christmas, everyone!

Right back at you!

Yeah the Vic's had a trunk like the older LTD's...cavernous. Not so with the LTD II's Enjoy them speakers!

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1980 La Scala (THANK YOU to Forum Member snailtrax!!!)

Went over to his place, "Down in Louisiana, Louisiana - Land of Creole Sues, Patois, Mardi Gras and romantic blues", Sunday & picked these up, after a nice listen to these & other gear. Serial numbers check out to 1980. Previous owner had stained the original BR finish to a nice dark reddish brown, with clear lacquer and had installed Bob Crites Sonicaps on the Type AA Crossovers. Mid Horns are K-55V & Tweeter K-77M. Have NO plans to change or repair anything working properly, for now, or run them on Tube Amps I don't own, nor play records on a Turntable I lost in 1990 & am not looking for, please don't take offense; it took me somewhere around 30 years to get over the fact that they are butt ugly....but, this set has had some nice make-up, including a Factory Top Grille...wish it were full length (but my wife sez the cats would play hell with that) & CANE (yes, I understand CANE was not a factory option, but I won't get rid of the original).

My '89s look similar, but I wouldn't begin to call them ugly. I think they are hard to beat. Yours look good for being a few years older.

Also think the new way to post pics is far better than the old forum software allowed.

Here's a ling to a pic of one of mine:

https://community.klipsch.com/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=86343

Bruce

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