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I have a pair of Cornwalls.  I understand they were called Cornwall IIs due to the vertical components. I can't find the speaker serial numbers, but the components are:

 

    K-33-J woofers (#1186 & 1191)  220119 on rim

    K55V midranges (#2050 and 2040) with K-1000 horns

    K77 tweeters (#110 & 111)

 

I understand that the code on the rim dates the woofer to 1961.

 

I bought them used in 1983. I replaced the grill cloth, removed the paint, and stained them.  Otherwise, i believe that everything is original and pretty much in perfect shape.

 

I'm asking $900 for the pair.

 

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Not sure "what" they were called, but definitely not "II" series. (EDIT: OK; I was corrected ... see posts below.) For a Cornwall history, see ...

 

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I have Cornwall II 'verticals'.  I was told they are 1967 but I'm not sure.

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^^ There was an early II, and a much later II -- similar nomenclature, different variants, and decades apart from each other.

[Edit] It was an "Ask the Historian" post (5/17) that clarified this for me.

 

 

 

 

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Also, the original looked like a shorthorn:

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* By 1981 it was forgotten that the “original Cornwall II” occurred in 1963 when the K-1000 horn was replaced with the K-600 horn. Same thing with the Heresy, so we have had two II’s in both models!

 

https://www.klipsch.com/cornwall-history

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I’ve looking Cornwall’s. I think you in a good price range for them. I’d jump if you were In Florida

 

 

Dollar for dollar Klipsch has no equals

Name one other speaker company that can build a speaker and keep working like new after 45 plus years of service. Answer NO ONE !!!!!!

 

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Can you post a pic with the grills off? I'm probably wrong but it doesn't look like there is a port in the photo with the back panel off.

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