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My question is about production numbers for Klipsch Bells with the Rambling Rose finish. How many pairs were actually sold ? I've seen more than a few Klipsch tags but I've never seen a number after the finish designation, what does the number represent?

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On 7/12/2023 at 10:54 PM, Tom Washington said:

My question is about production numbers for    

I have never seen a klipsch Belle with Rambling Rose veneer , do you own a pair of Klipsch Belle speakers with RR ? 

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Yes I do, but unlike most of the tags in the rear which contains the model and finish designation mine have a number following the finish designation, do you know what that number represents? I have a idea just not sure, thanks Thomas. Was going to send you a pic of the speakers don't know how to get the size down to 2 mb.

 

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10 hours ago, Tom Washington said:

Yes I do, but unlike most of the tags in the rear which contains the model and finish designation mine have a number following the finish designation, do you know what that number represents? I have a idea just not sure, thanks Thomas. Was going to send you a pic of the speakers don't know how to get the size down to 2 mb.

 

 

it would be best if you posted the sequence of the serial no  Tag , rough guess would be the nos indicate the year  /week of manufacturing 

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Yes I do, but unlike most of the tags in the rear which contains the model and finish designation mine have a number following the finish designation, do you know what that number represents? I have a idea just not sure, thanks Thomas. Was going to send you a pic of the speakers don't know how to get the size down to 2 mb.

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1 hour ago, Tom Washington said:

Yes I do, but unlike most of the tags in the rear which contains the model and finish designation mine have a number following the finish designation, do you know what that number represents? I have a idea just not sure, thanks Thomas. Was going to send you a pic of the speakers don't know how to get the size down to 2 mb.

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I believe it’s for #20 grille cloth.

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20 hours ago, Tom Washington said:

Yes I do, but unlike most of the tags in the rear which contains the model and finish designation mine have a number following the finish designation, do you know what that number represents? I have a idea just not sure, thanks Thomas. Was going to send you a pic of the speakers don't know how to get the size down to 2 mb.

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 The   Belle RR you own  were manufactured   in 1979 ,   however ,   as far as we know  , the #20  Brown grille cloth was  used by klipsch  starting in  1985  for the Chorus - Forte-Quartet   ,   so the dates are off here 

 

 

can you please show us a picture of the grille cloth , that should tell us whether the digits 20 refer to the grilles or to something else  

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I'm pretty sure that it doesn't have anything to do with the grill cloth, but then again. I know that to get these with the RR finish they had to be special ordered from the factory also the cost was considerably more than in one of the other finishes. Since 79 was the only year they would have been available I  can't imagine the production numbers being very high. Thanks for your time by the way, I do appreciate it. Oh and if by chance you might know someone that's in the market to buy a small to medium size lot of vintage electronics I've got one for sale. I'll be 70 this year been doing this since the early 70s when I was in the service, my wife says it's time to let it go. There are some very nice pieces in this collection, including tube amps many tubes test equipment reel to reel pre amps power amps many speakers turntables receivers anyway enough to fill a medium size U-Haul truck, thanks for letting me ramble.

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Not actually a reply, but same subject matter.. I have pair of Bells that I purchased new in early 80s. Was told they were a special order customer backed out. Was told finish is Ebony. They were really nice looking which is why I bought them, aside from the sound. Wanted to find out if there is a way to confirm information? On tag for type it says BK MEL. Serial #s are 8512929 and 30. Thanks for any info.

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On 2/24/2024 at 12:09 PM, Motoguy said:

Not actually a reply, but same subject matter.. I have pair of Bells that I purchased new in early 80s. Was told they were a special order customer backed out. Was told finish is Ebony. They were really nice looking which is why I bought them, aside from the sound. Wanted to find out if there is a way to confirm information? On tag for type it says BK MEL. Serial #s are 8512929 and 30. Thanks for any info.

 

and they were made in 1985 (first two digits of serial number).

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