Klipsch Speakers

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I have a great deal of exp. with Klipsch speakers since 1980. I owned a mobile "DJ" co. for 15 yrs. I walked into a high end sound equip. store & they were giving a demo with a pr. of Klipsch commercial speakers called "Heresys". They cost @ that time $1400.00/pr. and handled 125 watts continuous and peaks to the 10th power. They were loud, very distinct sounding, and very efficient. I still have that pair in my fam. room and they have never had any failures after about 27 yrs. of use.

Two years ago I bought a Yamaha 7.1 amp. Best Buy sells Klipsch speakers so I purchased all my speakers except for the R & L fronts. I have a pair of Klipsch Cornwall speakers that I use for the fronts. They are about 30 years old- Each has 1 15" woofer, 1 midrange horn, and 1 tweeter horn. I have shaken the house on numerous occasions with the Cornwalls & my DJ amps.

I would highly recommend any Klipsch speakers to anyone who wants speakers that sound great, require very little power to run, and give maximum decibels of sound for the $$.

On a side note: The Heresey's put out over 126 DB's of clean sound @ full bore & the Cornwalls put out around 130 DB's.

Some of you might wonder what the big deal is with DB's. I, as a DJ learned many years ago that: 1) You need "headroom" with any amp so you don't run out of watts & distort your amp & speakers and 2) Efficient speakers "sip" watts & give lots of DB's along with great sound.

How many of you have ever owned a real ass kicking pair of speakers that lasted over 25 years giving NO trouble? Buy Klipsch if you want some of the sweetest sounding speakers that ever were invented.

I have a Yamaha HTR-5890 AV receiver & all Klipsch speakers. This is a very nice sounding system & I have always found Yamaha amps to be trouble free & reliable workhorses.:rolleyes:
 
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I have a great deal of exp. with Klipsch speakers since 1980. I owned a mobile "DJ" co. for 15 yrs. I walked into a high end sound equip. store & they were giving a demo with a pr. of Klipsch commercial speakers called "Heresys". They cost @ that time $1400.00/pr. and handled 125 watts continuous and peaks to the 10th power. They were loud, very distinct sounding, and very efficient. I still have that pair in my fam. room and they have never had any failures after about 27 yrs. of use.

Two years ago I bought a Yamaha 7.1 amp. Best Buy sells Klipsch speakers so I purchased all my speakers except for the R & L fronts. I have a pair of Klipsch Cornwall speakers that I use for the fronts. They are about 30 years old- Each has 1 15" woofer, 1 midrange horn, and 1 tweeter horn. I have shaken the house on numerous occasions with the Cornwalls & my DJ amps.

I would highly recommend any Klipsch speakers to anyone who wants speakers that sound great, require very little power to run, and give maximum decibels of sound for the $$.

On a side note: The Heresey's put out over 126 DB's of clean sound @ full bore & the Cornwalls put out around 130 DB's.

Some of you might wonder what the big deal is with DB's. I, as a DJ learned many years ago that: 1) You need "headroom" with any amp so you don't run out of watts & distort your amp & speakers and 2) Efficient speakers "sip" watts & give lots of DB's along with great sound.

How many of you have ever owned a real ass kicking pair of speakers that lasted over 25 years giving NO trouble? Buy Klipsch if you want some of the sweetest sounding speakers that ever were invented.

I have a Yamaha HTR-5890 AV receiver & all Klipsch speakers. This is a very nice sounding system & I have always found Yamaha amps to be trouble free & reliable workhorses.:rolleyes:

It's funny how tastes are so different. I also like Yamaha amps, having owned three of them. But as far as Klipsch, you couldn't give them to me. I think they are way too harsh sounding. They certainly are efficient, though.
 
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I still have my original Yamaha M-70 amp, C-70 control amp, and T-70 tuner from 1981. They still sound like the day I first bought them...and their looks were 20 years ahead of the competition. Since then, I have purchased a RX-V2095, RX-V3300 and RX-V3800 receivers.

As far as Klipsch...I won't buy any own any other speakers. I purchased a pair of KLF-30s, KLF-10s, and the matching KLF-C7 center channel channel speaker back in '99 and love them. The Heresey and Cornwall lines are legendary. My next pair of speakers will be the Klipshorn.
 
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I still have my original Yamaha M-70 amp, C-70 control amp, and T-70 tuner from 1981. They still sound like the day I first bought them...and their looks were 20 years ahead of the competition. Since then, I have purchased a RX-V2095, RX-V3300 and RX-V3800 receivers.

As far as Klipsch...I won't buy any own any other speakers. I purchased a pair of KLF-30s, KLF-10s, and the matching KLF-C7 center channel channel speaker back in '99 and love them. The Heresey and Cornwall lines are legendary. My next pair of speakers will be the Klipshorn.

I had a pair of industrial Klipsch LaScala's with inverted 15" bottom end woofers and the same mid & high end horns as a Cornwall. They were $2000.00 for the pair and huge. Their power rating was 130 DB @ 200 watts in and peaks to the 10th power. They weighed 170 lbs. each and were very hard to get in and out of places when I DJ'd, so I swapped them back to the store for 2 pairs of full dress commercial Heresey's. It was awesome to hear all 4 of them in a large banquet hall. The dispersion was wide, distinct, and powerful. I ran all 4 of them off of a Yamaha 2002-M pro amp. I once owned a Yamaha 5005-M comm. amp & it was rated @ 500 watts per channel. I should have kept it as I've never seen a 2 ch. amp as powerful as that one again. It cost me $2500.00 in 1983. I sold it to a friend for what I pd. for it & he still has it.

Many people don't know how efficient Klipsch speakers are and the amt. of DB's they put out @ 1 watt in is amazing. My Heresey's are rated for 126 DB @ 125 watts continuous & there have been many times when I setup in a hall where people would ask me where my other speakers were. I told them if they could put an ear up to 1 of them for 5 minutes under full volume I would give them $20. I never had to pay anyone $20. I also love that sweet sound that only a Klipsch speaker makes.

I've had some Bose speakers. I liked them but they didn't hold a candle to the Klipsch. Neither do Bose's top of the line sound systems. My Yamaha & Klipsch blew away Bose's top systems. Like you said, different tastes for different folks.

I'll take a picture of a Heresy & a Cornwall & upload them tomorrow.:up
 
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It's funny how tastes are so different. I also like Yamaha amps, having owned three of them. But as far as Klipsch, you couldn't give them to me. I think they are way too harsh sounding. They certainly are efficient, though.

Yes, opinions vary along with tastes. You own a Studebaker? I would never own one of them, but I did own a Rambler once. What kind of speakers do you own/like?
 
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I love my Klipsch. Decidedly uncheap, but my 7.1 set is tops. Now to hook up my new Onkyo 805.....:D
 
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I still have my original Yamaha M-70 amp, C-70 control amp, and T-70 tuner from 1981. They still sound like the day I first bought them...and their looks were 20 years ahead of the competition. Since then, I have purchased a RX-V2095, RX-V3300 and RX-V3800 receivers.

As far as Klipsch...I won't buy any own any other speakers. I purchased a pair of KLF-30s, KLF-10s, and the matching KLF-C7 center channel channel speaker back in '99 and love them. The Heresey and Cornwall lines are legendary. My next pair of speakers will be the Klipshorn.

Here are pictures of the Cornwall-(Home cabinet) and the industrial Heresey- (Full dress cabinet).:up
 

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Yes, opinions vary along with tastes. You own a Studebaker? I would never own one of them, but I did own a Rambler once. What kind of speakers do you own/like?

Of course I own a Studebaker, two actually! Doesn't everyone? :D
As far as the speakers, I have four Definitive Technology BP2300's and a CLR2500 for the center. Lot's of people wouldn't have them for free, but I like them. That's the thing with speakers, what you like is entirely subjective. That's why I always recommend getting them from a local dealer that will allow you to take the displays home for the weekend to listen to them in your own home.
 
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Of course I own a Studebaker, two actually! Doesn't everyone? :D
As far as the speakers, I have four Definitive Technology BP2300's and a CLR2500 for the center. Lot's of people wouldn't have them for free, but I like them. That's the thing with speakers, what you like is entirely subjective. That's why I always recommend getting them from a local dealer that will allow you to take the displays home for the weekend to listen to them in your own home.

Actually, I have never owned a Studebaker even though I know what they are. An old friend of mine's father had one in the 60's. I also liked fast cars and stayed away from cars that didn't attract girls! I was 16 in 1966. As to speakers, you're quite right. Everyone's ears have their own way of enjoying sound. I don't know your speakers, but I'm sure you're happy. regards, Walker:up
 
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Actually, I have never owned a Studebaker even though I know what they are. An old friend of mine's father had one in the 60's. I also liked fast cars and stayed away from cars that didn't attract girls! I was 16 in 1966. As to speakers, you're quite right. Everyone's ears have their own way of enjoying sound. I don't know your speakers, but I'm sure you're happy. regards, Walker:up

If you like fast cars, and never owned a Studebaker, then you are missing something! Studebaker made a stock 1964 model with a supercharger that did the 1/4 mile in under 13 seconds! Try to find a Chevy, Ford, or Chrysler of that era that can do that! Good luck! BTW, did you ever notice how much room is in the back seat of a four door Studie? :)
 
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i owned a pair of heresay's that i bought second hand at a hi-fi store near DC when i was stationed there in the mid-80's. i always enjoyed them. they were nicer sounding than many others i owned. but nothing outclassed or outdistanced my JBL century 100's. those were some damn fine speakers!
 

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