Jump to content
The Klipsch Audio Community
ThedukeMW

Wedding Speakers?

Recommended Posts

How many gorillas would it take to handle 153 pound speakers?

JJK

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do you have decent corners or built in backs??

 

Pending on the type of music and tastes of the guests, you may need a sub or two also.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, ThedukeMW said:

Has anyone used Klipshorns as speakers in a wedding reception?

 

My guess would be "no" as that would be incredible overkill.  Moving a pair of 175 pound Khorns requires two people, a truck and hours of labor.  It would take incredible luck to lug them out of someone's house and into the reception hall, then reverse the process to get them home again without damaging them. 

 

And all for what?  To play music through speakers that nobody but you would appreciate?

 

If you are considering using your beloved Khorns for a wedding as a special wedding gift or something of that nature, my vote would be to rent PA speakers from the local music store.  Believe me, the bride won't care.  B)

  • Like 1
  • Sad 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

K-Horns would be incredibly hard to move and set up. If you have the manpower, time and experience you could get two Pro LaScalas and build a couple Cinema F-20 horn loaded subs. Make sure you call the local police and have them clean their uniforms so they look nice when they show up. :cool:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I used forte IIs and Chorus Is to DJ several dances.  Always got compliments on how good the sound was.

For subs I used SVS CS-Ultras.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Renting a half decent PA would be best. Also a good way not to damage any Khorns.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Used Cornwall's many years ago, If you were anywhere around this area I could set you up, not Cornwalls but better.

 

5 hours ago, wvu80 said:

My guess would be "no" as that would be incredible overkill. 

And what is this overkill you speak of?

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dont know how to reply directly but thanks everyone for,your responses. 

I love d-tel’s life journey directions.....hehe

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/7/2019 at 11:46 AM, wvu80 said:

 

My guess would be "no" as that would be incredible overkill.  Moving a pair of 175 pound Khorns requires two people, a truck and hours of labor.  It would take incredible luck to lug them out of someone's house and into the reception hall, then reverse the process to get them home again without damaging them. 

 

And all for what?  To play music through speakers that nobody but you would appreciate?

 

If you are considering using your beloved Khorns for a wedding as a special wedding gift or something of that nature, my vote would be to rent PA speakers from the local music store.  Believe me, the bride won't care.  B)

This brought back memories...... In my college days, I once took my Klipschorns out of my dorm room ( 4th floor ) using the freight elevator to a Christmas party and dance  for the employees where I worked. The boss rented an Elks lodge hall for the occasion. Yes, much work for a dinner and dance party but I never forgot the SOUND!  35 foot spacing and perfect corners available for my use. And yes, everyone was in awe of the sound they heard.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My brother set up Cornwalls for his daughters wedding.  Worked out great.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Seadog said:

My brother set up Cornwalls for his daughters wedding.  Worked out great.

 

Cornwalls are not that easy to move, at least when your over 50.

JJK

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, Seadog said:

My brother set up Cornwalls for his daughters wedding.  Worked out great.

We used yours (I think it was) one year on the back porch of the farmhouse at Pilgrimage, plenty enough.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

post-14182-13819657273486_thumb.jpg

1 hour ago, dtel said:

We used yours (I think it was) one year on the back porch of the farmhouse at Pilgrimage, plenty enough.

Those were my brother's.  Same pair he used at my niece's wedding.  He hauled them from Houston to a family reunion in Indiana once to make sure we would have good audio. I guess his motto is "Have Cornwalls, will travel".

 

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought you did, I couldn't find a picture, must have been some lost when a hard drive died and they weren't on a disc.

They sounded good and I would think playing louder than at a wedding.

 

I think it was 2006 ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/7/2019 at 10:19 AM, ThedukeMW said:

Has anyone used Klipshorns as speakers in a wedding reception?

 

Late to this party!!

 

I used my LaScalas for a wedding.  Also used them for frat parties.

 

Downside of them is they become a natural place for folks to set their beers so I was constantly floating around removing said items.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Had a DJ service for 15 years 78-93, We did school dances , weddings, parties etc. We were booked almost every weekend of the year. We used La Scalas,  talk about a lot of fun lifting those things around. Some of the halls we did events at were a nightmare to get them in. One in particular I hated was the Elk's club. We had to carry them up the fire escape stairs, because management didn't want the members to be disrupted. I am glad we were young and strong back then, wouldn't want to do it now. We got a lot of business because of those La Scalas, everyone loved the sound of them, and how loud they could be cranked. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The choice is obvious..........

 

Wedding Belle's

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/7/2019 at 10:19 AM, ThedukeMW said:

Has anyone used Klipshorns as speakers in a wedding reception?

 

Yes, sort of . . .  During my misspent youth in the 70s, I used four Speakerlab SKhorns in a mobile DJ biz. They had enclosed backs.  Using a hand-truck, it was easy to move the 175# speakers, until stairs were involved.  

 

That said, I would be reluctant to use furniture quality Khorns at a wedding reception.  The potential for injury and hard feelings is too great.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My younger son used two JBL bluetooth speakers that could be linked for stereo operation. Their reception was outside in a huge garden in in the early evening. They streamed a bunch of classical and other orchestral music throughout the evening. No one came to dance, they all had a great time with the food and drinks. Kinda nice, I didn't lose my voice trying to talk over the music.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...