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Need help on IDing some cornwalls

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Could anyone help me to confirm on these cornwalls? Are they worth getting at 1K?

 

Here is the owner's claim:

 

These are the original Cornwalls, and they were “Decorator Models,” which were sold unfinished and without grill covers.

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Cornwall decorators, correct.

 

Why does the one have a grille and extra trim?

 

If all drivers are working, that's a fair price.

 

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not worth the money in that condition to me

i used to have a mint condition set from 1976 that i paid $850

 

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3 hours ago, Budman said:

not worth the money in that condition to me

i used to have a mint condition set from 1976 that i paid $850

 

I am of the same opinion.

 

6 hours ago, wuzzzer said:

Cornwall decorators, correct.

 

Why does the one have a grille and extra trim?

 

 

Because they are decorators ;)  Seems they were bought separately or a project not completed.

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4 hours ago, pzannucci said:

I am of the same opinion.

 

Because they are decorators ;)  Seems they were bought separately or a project not completed.

 

The current owner states he bought them from another gentleman that happened to built those custom stands. So I am guess maybe the covers were custom made as well?

 

Personally if I am going to get these I would most likely redo the covers and the maybe re-coat the cabinets next. I have not decided what color I want for the front of the speaker, but I'm leaning towards matte gray.

 

So...now the question comes down to, how much do you think I should pay assuming all the hardware works and the stands come with them?

 

Wait..do I even need those ugly stands?

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$600 to $700 or perhaps less if all the drivers are original and working.  The "N" in S/N indicates the year but I don't have my Klipsch date decoder wheel handy.

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48 minutes ago, DahaiTX said:

So...now the question comes down to, how much do you think I should pay assuming all the hardware works and the stands come with them?

 

I track Heritage Prices.  Cornwall I's in Good Condition average $843.  Cornwall I's in Avg/Poor Condition go for about $636.

 

The C1's pictured look to be Avg/Poor condition.

 

The Heritage Prices spreadsheet is attached if you want to do further research.  Run your mouse over any cell with a red triangle to see my detailed notes.Klipsch Heritage used prices ver 2019-02.xlsx

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6 hours ago, pzannucci said:

Seems they were bought separately or a project not completed.

 

It looks to me like the naked-front box has a lighter band around its perimeter about as wide as the face trim on the other.  If I were inclined, I'd offer 500 sans the bass-killing stands.

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No one should have to pay money for something that ugly. Yikes.

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Diamonds in the rough. They can be cleaned up to be beautiful, but not at that price. I agree with around $500

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14 hours ago, dtr20 said:

Diamonds in the rough. They can be cleaned up to be beautiful, but not at that price. I agree with around $500

Not quite diamonds but I agree with the rest.

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