Jump to content
The Klipsch Audio Community
John Chi-town

Cornwall IV vs. CornScala Type D

Recommended Posts

Anyone have the opportunity to A/B a Cornwall IV vs. a CornScala?  My interest lies in the 2 way D model, but any version would be appreciated.  The CornScala would be a great quarantine project and quite a savings if  similar attributes.  I know to a certain degree I am comparing apples to oranges with the Type D being a 2 way design.

 

Regards,

John

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's a question of wanting to build and finish (especially important) cabinets or buy nicely finished cabinets that you can enjoy right away. I had Cornwall III for several years and enjoyed them but I didn't like the smaller Heresy horn so I went to the CornScala D and enjoyed the horn much more but they were a little too large for my room. I now have the Forte III with two SVS subs and they fit my room much better. I understand that the Cornwall IV has received good reviews but I haven't heard them. The new Forte may be an option to consider also. Hope this helps a little?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Justin Webber has a real nice pair of CornScala in the garage sale section that may interest you.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am still interested in the question from the OP!  I have a pair of Cornscala Ds...but want them nicely veneered/etc - and am thinking about placing them differently in the room - and I wonder if just stepping up to the Cornwall IVs would be better...

 

Anybody who’s heard and/or lived with both?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had the "C" version with ALK xovers a few years ago and they were a lot of fun. Ultimately though it was the cabinets that were their undoing for me. They could sometimes sound boxy and at other times the cabinet would resonate with strong midbass material. I sold them and moved on, many different speakers since then, so I won't go into detail there. 

 

But now I have the Cornwall IV and they are a much different animal. Zero cabinet resonance and much better detail and refinement over the cornscala. I say if you can, go with the IV.

 

Shakey

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cabinet resonance issues aside (which can be fixed pretty easily), the two-way speaker will work a lot better in a smaller listening space. If you have 10'-12' or more between you and your speakers either should perform well for you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I’m not sure you’ll ever completely remove the issues as long as you have a removable back wall In the cabinet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The other solution is a CornScala with 3 lanes. A Mahl B&C DE120, Faital HF102 or 104 tweeter, or other will be just as thin as the CWIV

 

😉

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not sure exactly what you mean, but I assure you the CWIV has none of the cabinet issues that bob crites cabinets do.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You're making too big of deal out of this, I no longer have my Cornscalas, but resonance issues were easily fixed with 4 lengths of 1 3/8" dowel rod to better couple the front and rear panel together. I used glue and clamps to attach them to the front panel and flush mounted bolts to attach to the rear. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
42 minutes ago, dmckean44 said:

You're making too big of deal out of this, I no longer have my Cornscalas, but resonance issues were easily fixed with 4 lengths of 1 3/8" dowel rod to better couple the front and rear panel together. I used glue and clamps to attach them to the front panel and flush mounted bolts to attach to the rear. 

 

A big deal?

 

Seriously..........?

 

Neither you or your now departed speakers are a blip on my radar.........

 

  • Confused 1

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...