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Vintage (1978) Klipsch La Scala Speakers near perfect

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I have a pair of Vintage  (end of 1978) Klipsch La Scala floor standing speakers, consecutive serial numbers in near perfect condition. They are  birch with a walnut lacquer stain. I am reaching out to the community to get a feel for an asking price for local pick up in Los Angeles. Attached are some pictures of the beasts...thank you

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Nice Speakers.  They look to be in good shape; the walnut stain looks good.  I don't know local prices for La Scala's in LA since I'm at the other corner of the country, but my guess is $1,000 - $1,800 range, maybe $2k tops in a high market, which doesn't narrow it down too much.

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I would value those between $800 and $1200, leaning towards the high end. Fifteen hundred is not out of the question.

 

Those are in very good condition, and I am assuming they have not been modified in any way.  Someone who wants a LS and is not familiar with them does not want mods.  People who are more familiar will pay a premium for upgraded tweeters, mid-range and re-capped crossovers which can drive the price to $2000.  LA is a big place so there is a bigger potential market for them, but it is also possible there are more LS's available.

 

At $800 you can expect to sell them in a very short time like less than a week.  At $1200 it is a fair value to both buyer and seller, but they may sit for a month or so until you can find the right buyer.

 

I'm not including industrial models or "junker" LS in this price range.

 

You have a picture showing the S/N, but can you expand that slightly to show the crossover model, like AA?  A full shot of the crossover components would also be helpful to evaluating condition, therefore pricing.

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Here in Chicago, I think they would run in the 800-1200 range and more in the middle. People who buy RB want the yellowing patina from the birch. They are very nice condition wise. Can you post a pic of the type of crossover please?

 

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Thank you for the pic.  The AA crossover is desirable and although I am not an LS authority, everything I've seen looks stock and un-modified.

 

A selling price of around a thousand would be a solid guess for a relatively quick sale, but you might want to start your price a little higher because a knowledgeable buyer will want to talk you down from that price due to the need for routine upgrades to the aging crossover, which is a legitimate argument.

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I would not go under a thousand!  

If I was in the market as a buyer I'd feel pretty good if I got them for that but if I was selling I wouldn't want to go that low unless in a hurry.   Look like they have had some good care!  Good luck!

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Sent you a PM I have a friend in LA that has been looking for a pair like those for months he is ready to buy his name is Mike I think he has also sent you a PM are you getting them?

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Do a search on the CL for Calif, you will get a pretty good idea what these go for, we always have a Glut of them on the CL in NorCal.

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There is a pair in Chico CA on CL; search Sacramento CL. He says "fair" condition though...there are a couple of other pairs there also: $800---$1350.

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My friend Mike is purchasing these $1500 

 

It looks like your friend Mike is getting a really nice LS in stock form (I like the patina) and the seller is getting a solid price.

 

Win-win. 

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I wouldn't sell mine for less than $1200, and they aren't as nice as yours.

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I wouldn't sell mine for less than $1200, and they aren't as nice as yours.
But you got grills with yours... :D

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I have seen a few sell in the LA area for 500-800. People ask more, but they dont seem to sell.

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