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Sancho Panza

1980 La Scala: THANK YOU, snailtrax!

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First, La Scalas are not ugly. They look a bit different, but you get used to the look, and you never get over the sound.

Second, those bass mods do help a bit, but they're not a substitute for an actual subwoofer. A sub (or subs) will improve the sound of La Scalas with all kinds of music, even acoustic folk, and is pretty well required to hear everything in movie soundtracks.

Sancho, with your new (to you) La Scalas, you're right in wanting to hear them as they are. Whether you make any changes later does not matter right now. However, you may want to experiment with their placement and direction, so you can hear the best sound they can give you.

All in good time. Congrats and happy listening! :emotion-21:

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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!

What did you do in the Air Force?

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Air Transportation Ops (Cargo & Pax) we had C-141 & C-17 Aircraft.

What did you do in the Air Force?

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Just seen this, Congratulations on the LaScalas........If a party ever arises they sound great outside !

I remember the first time I heard LaScalas, I picked them up for a forum member buying them and got to listen for a few months until he could pick them up, I was shocked and ruined, we went on a quest which ended up like more like an elephant hunt.

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Thank you & thanks again to snailtrax.

Looks like the Caos weren't just replaced by a previous owner, but rebuilt with Sonicaps.

When I compare mine with the before & after pics on Bob Crites site, that's the conclusion I come to....

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Is there an easy way to tell if the Diaphragms on the tweeters &/or mids have been replaced?

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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

well I tried to go to the link for your picture and got this;

Sorry, we couldn't find that!
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We could not find the attachment you were attempting to view.

Need Help?

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Look in my gallery.

OK. I like. How much further back was the top La Scala then the bottom one in the trunk. I had to look many times trying to figure out why one was so much bigger from bottom to top of speaker then the other one? Done more then one double take.

:D

I have gotta learn to post pictures in here. :wacko:

John

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Bruce I thought I remembered you trying the ported riser?

Ported riser? Is that passive &/or reversible? I'd like to get the horns to EAR level, & get more BASS, too.

If anyone has a thread to point me to...

Sancho-

If you haven't already located some of the many ported La Scala threads, go to: https://community.klipsch.com/index.php?/topic/72504-ported-la-scalas-photos-and-review/

Due to the forum conversion, many of the "links" in the earlier posts are now broken. Go to the most recent post for some working links. Also, some of the photos have been deleted due to new forum file size limitations.

I was at the school yesterday dealing with a crackling amp issue. The ported LaScalas continue to impress. The ported base/bass box will elevate the tweeters and is totally reversible. Try it, you'll like it.

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On 12/21/2013 at 8:21 AM, Sancho Panza said:

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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Dang, guess that is how you do it in the middle of the road with a Crown Victoria... Cool and good read...

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