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That is the original grill cloth, it was still wrapped in its original shipping material as was the walnut top.

JR

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Those are super nice looking - Wow! Do they require corner loading? Or is that just the way they are designed. Beautiful work by the way!

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Yes, they require corner loading. The back of the cabinet has a vertical slot running the length of the cabinet acting as a real loaded folded horn. The bass response is good, but not as solid as my Cornwall.

JR

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I once spoke with PWK about Speakerlab kits and the possibility of Klipsch kits. He explained that the experiment to license Klipsch designs to Electro-Voice resulted in spotty quality. He didn't want the Klipsch name associated with products over which Klipsch had little control, i.e., kits were out of the question.

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JR - Beautiful collectors items no matter how they sound. Thanks for the pics. Can't be too many of those around. Certainly the first I've seen.

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I think PWK was referring to the K-horn when he said that. The big horn is real complicated to make and requires attention to detail to work properly - see HDBR's many posts on the topic.

However, I have a pair of Shorthorns that are clearly stamped "Klipschkit," suggesting that, at least for a while, it was available in a do-it-yourself version. The Shorthorn is a much simpler project, with only two sides, a front, a top, a bottom, two back pieces, and, (at least on mine) a decorative top plate, with cleats all around.

I think I've seen Heresy kits listed in old price lists too.

In any event, PWK stopped selling kits, because, as you said, he found quality control to be too much of a problem, and he didn't like speakers with inferior workmanship and performance being labeled as his.

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Beautiful work! Love that vintage grillecloth! Enjoy, I'm sure it was a labor of love.

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