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Few pics of the new to me 1979 Klipsch La Scala speakers. Not minding the black finish at all, always thought it had less shine. Digging em more daily! :)

I cant see any defects in the wood - did you fix these up yourself -

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Are those glass tops, looks like it.

 

As mentioned above I always thought that the tops were like the sides with less of a shine to them. I do like how the tops have a lot more luster to them. Are all BB like this? 

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Are those glass tops, looks like it.

 

As mentioned above I always thought that the tops were like the sides with less of a shine to them. I do like how the tops have a lot more luster to them. Are all BB like this? 

 

nope - again -they must have been reworked or simply waxed -

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Few pics of the new to me 1979 Klipsch La Scala speakers. Not minding the black finish at all, always thought it had less shine. Digging em more daily! :)

I cant see any defects in the wood - did you fix these up yourself -

 

Nope I purchased them this way and then spent some time just wiping them off with warm damp cloth over and over. I would agree with waxed as I did take a lot of build up off the tops. I applied some spray can Pledge to them to continue the sheen look.

There are a few marks and also the veneer has split at the top of one but not enough to even allow me to glue it. (2015 and I post a blurred pic, sorry was a quick shot)

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The seller originally wanted $1200 US for them and I offered him $875.00 US and he was happy and so was I. He had upgraded to KHorns and had these sitting for a few years. He was second owner and both owners took really good care of them, and I will continue that as well. They are in nice shape, think I did well! (pat on back) joking! :)

 

Again all, thanks for the info.

 

I was an original Klipsch La Scala owner back in the 80's and now again with a set in 2015! Good to be back where my ears belong! :)

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Few pics of the new to me 1979 Klipsch La Scala speakers. Not minding the black finish at all, always thought it had less shine. Digging em more daily! :)

I cant see any defects in the wood - did you fix these up yourself -

 

Nope I purchased them this way and then spent some time just wiping them off with warm damp cloth over and over. There are a few marks and also the veneer has split at the top of one but not enough to even allow me to glue it.

 

 use PVA glue before it gets worse - these speakers have  a birch veneer on plywood -as it lifts , it dries and cracks -all these 1979 's do that in the back -

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Congrats on your new La Scala's. La Scala's were the first Klipsch speaker I got. My wife found them in the Sunday paper way back in 1990. Still got em.

They live in the far left and right of my "wall-o-Klipsch" lol lol. Take care best of luck...

MKP :-)

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"it just digs the bass a bit lower"

 

It digs down about the same as the Cornwall, but still has the 'slam' in the midbass of the LaScala.

 

With the addition of the Electro-Voice Interface or Sentry equalizers the vented LaScala can do 31hz in room.

 

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Congratulations. You'll enjoy them for a long time.

SSH

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This design was built and is being used with my La Scala'sattachicon.gifimage.jpg

that give more bass -as the door opening of the dog house is removed and this port  added -simple but it works -this is not a sub however - it just digs the bass a bit lower

That description is correct - but it works so well

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Maybe 950-1200 depending on the finish and of course the condition.

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On 6/6/2020 at 2:14 PM, Eagledown said:

What do you think a pair of black 1978 lascalas should be going for nowadays?

you'll have to swing closer to 1500$ for a decent pair -with covid 19-----everything is selling fast  -------and even with that 1500$ is a great deal for such  speakers -- -

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I would say they are in very good shape. They have a small blemish on the front of one but if I polished them up and did not tell you I don't think most would notice.99291144_542642339719218_4958847606487777280_n.thumb.jpg.56213183461d07ae887b7cbb3b8ce8dd.jpg

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Prices can vary widely depending on location. Where are you located? Those look nice.

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Last set of LS I know of close to Nashville sold for $2,000 and they were nice but not upgraded in any way. Hardly anything Klipsch is for sale at all. Prices actually achieved around here have gone up at least 50% in the last year and a half. If you can find any. I have a set I will list soon with work done on them and they will be $2,000 and maybe more if stock LS's are bringing that much. Another set locally has been listed for $2,900 for a couple of months now and the dude is not backing off.

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1 hour ago, Eagledown said:

I would say they are in very good shape. They have a small blemish on the front of one but if I polished them up and did not tell you I don't think most would notice.99291144_542642339719218_4958847606487777280_n.thumb.jpg.56213183461d07ae887b7cbb3b8ce8dd.jpg

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great shape ----------buy them ---is all I say  ----what is the asking price -------------are you under 1500$

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Asking $2000 but I still think they are worth it . They look nice & sound nice too. We are located in Michigan between Flint & Detroit. I am actually selling them but I have a guy trying to tell me they are only worth $950- $1200. I will stand my grounds on my asking price.

 

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5 hours ago, Eagledown said:

Asking $2000 but I still think they are worth it . They look nice & sound nice too. We are located in Michigan between Flint & Detroit. I am actually selling them but I have a guy trying to tell me they are only worth $950- $1200. I will stand my grounds on my asking price.

 

 

You should post in Garage Sale with photos, your location, and a price.  GLWS.

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Thanks; I have them posted in a few sites I am hopeful to sell them but if not I can hang on to them for a bit.

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