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Thread: Klipsch La Scala Opinions....ASAP?

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    LaScalas lack bass

    There is also a 12" version I heard yrs ago and it would peel paint from the walls, but I found it not very musical without a sub!

    Ron

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    I agree the La Scala is a harsh sounding speaker. It was originally designed as a public address speaker. Its sound would chase the public away. Ive had Klipsch speakers for 50yrs & the La Scalas are at the bottom of the list for home use.
    Vlad

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    what is the best then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by opimax
    what is the best then?
    Most Klipsch fans would likely call the Klipschorn the ultimate speaker... the Cornwall is likely their most neutral speaker from the Heritage line.


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    Thanks

    Let me add or rephrase what non heratige lines are better than others?

    And I have read/heard the La Scxalas were beter sounding than the Belles because the speaker was too thin, xover too high. i have aslo heard if you are not a Klipsch sound fan the Cornwalls might be the best choice.

    When i got my 250TIs , the seller had his Khorns hooked to a 30w tube amp. he only played some blues from the 40's so it was hard to tell. He didn't even have them corner loaded. We used the same connection to verify my 250s and the difference in bass was large. The difference in effeciancy was even larger than anticipated

    They seemed like very nice speakers but it just wasn't a good situation and we only listened for 2-3 minutes. That beaming comment although not fully appreciated was maybe shown by how much the sweet spot mattered on them, that was the only fair "complaint". Oh and they are much larger in person than I thought.

    So how about a quick rating of the non heratige speaker lines?

    Thanks

    Mark

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    How 'bout taking this to the Klipsch forum...

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpy
    How 'bout taking this to the Klipsch forum...
    HUH?

    The opinions would be BIASED over there....

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    I thought this was the appropriate place ??? I wouldn't ask if I thought this was incorrect, my apologies

    Mark

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    Feel free to ask....I own both JBL & Klipsch products...Dont let the Intelligencia here intimidate you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maron Horonzakz
    Dont let the Intelligencia here intimidate you.
    Intelligencia?

    I don't think Grumpy was scolding anyone... he made a very good suggestion. The people on the Klipsch forum know much more about La Scalas and the like than all but a handful of folks on this forum. I think it is best to ask for opinions at both places... I doubt anyone over at the Klipsch site will call the La Scalas harsh... I used to have a pair... I loved them... but only in concept, form, and for nostalgia reasons... sonically I did think they were a bit hard to take, especially with their lack of bass. I haven't heard the new iteration of the La Scalas... I would expect that they still need a sub, but I would expect that they have tamed them a bit.

    Recently I have been lurking over at the Klipsch Forum a fair amount... and have found it to be a very good resource... they have some very informative participants... much like we used to. I also like the way it is laid out with their crap Best Buy lines segregated from the more interesting discussions.


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    I knew Paul Klipsch on a personal basses....Yes the La Scala was indeed designed for Public adress. It also came as a ruggidized version with a different woofer..... We should be more hospitable to any one making a civil question. Shoeing people off did not seem friendly to me,,, I travel both sites. Wonderful people on Lansing & Klipsch sites. I learn from both. I feel that i can give valid replys to members on both sites.
    Vlad

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    Intelli-what?

    Hi Maron,

    I just thought a more useful answer regarding a Klipsch Heritage comparo
    could come from the bunch over there. I've coexisted with older Cornwalls and
    currently have a nice walnut pair of mid-70s Khorns sitting in my living room
    (not nearly the depth of your Klipsch experience, but a perfectly happy one,
    nonetheless).

    When the Klipsch-JBL comparison stopped, I figured it was time to offer up
    an alternative channel.

    Sorry if my less wordy comment wasn't taken as intended... Nature of
    electronic communication. Anyone want to talk about my Acoustats?
    (I don't really, but they do cool imaging tricks)

    -grumpy

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    Well, I will get to pick them up on thursday(gloat) and I will see how I like them in my enviroment. As I stated before, if I like em', I will keep em'..........if not, they go to the trading block

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    Cool. With the right source material, those things should kick serious butt.
    Make sure your preamp is quiet...

    -grumpy

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    Since so many Altec and JBL fans are hornys it seems fitting enough to talk a little Klipsch here.

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