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#254686 - 03/31/09 02:04 PM Re: 2 bookshelf + sub, or 2 floorstanding speakers? [Re: SirQuack]
Wid Offline
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 Originally Posted By: sirquack
I would look at the M60's or M80's for that room. I'm listened to a lot of Klipsh speakers, used to own some RF floorstanders years ago. Axiom, is in a different league in my opinion than retail sold Klipsch speakers.

My room is bigger than yours, but I would still consider full range speakers AND a sub if possible..


I don't know Randy, I'd give up my m80s in a NY minute for a set of Klipschorns
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#254688 - 03/31/09 02:07 PM Re: 2 bookshelf + sub, or 2 floorstanding speakers? [Re: Wid]
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 Originally Posted By: wid
I don't know Randy, I'd give up my m80s in a NY minute for a set of Klipschorns


Yuck. 1972 called, they want their speakers back. ;\)

Sorry, but as acoustically glorious as they may be, they look like they belong in a garage sale. \:D

Edit: Holy moly: "As the only speaker in the world to be in continuous production for 60 years, the Klipschorn has remained relatively unchanged since its inception." Not 1972, 1946! I do have to give them props for being faithful to their original design!!! \:D


Edited by PeterChenoweth (03/31/09 02:18 PM)
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#254689 - 03/31/09 02:07 PM Re: 2 bookshelf + sub, or 2 floorstanding speakers? [Re: SirQuack]
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I agree with Peter's assessment of the Klipsch. Make sure you take your time, give them more than the "10 minute" listen that many people do in the box stores. I, too, liked the bass and midrange of the Klipsch but found the highs sharp and painfull after about 10-15 minutes. I'm in no way saying that you'll feel the same way about them, just saying to give them a good...very good listen before you judge them.

I also agree on looking at floorstanders for that size room and putting off getting a sub until you can afford it. M60s and 80s go very low as it is, btw, so for MOST music, you'd be fine. Get a sub when you can afford it, but don't scrimp on the fronts.
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#254690 - 03/31/09 02:08 PM Re: 2 bookshelf + sub, or 2 floorstanding speakers? [Re: Wid]
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Ah, but Randy said "retail sold Klipsch speakers" those don't count.

15" drivers, holy, those would give the A1400 a workout.
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#254691 - 03/31/09 02:09 PM Re: 2 bookshelf + sub, or 2 floorstanding speakers? [Re: Wid]
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wow, 4grand. ;\)
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#254692 - 03/31/09 02:09 PM Re: 2 bookshelf + sub, or 2 floorstanding speakers? [Re: PeterChenoweth]
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Holy Cow! You have answered a question for me though, Wid! \:\)

A few weeks ago at the local HT store, they had a set of these weird-looking speakers sitting in one corner of the store. I didn't know what they were and forgot to ask or go look at them. They looked like some old trade-in so I didn't really give them much thought. But now I know - they were Klipsch La Scala's...

http://www.klipsch.com/products/details/la-scala-ii.aspx

Alright, maybe I'll have to go give those a listen some time, just to see what the hubbub is about. I have certainly not heard anything from that lineage of Klipsch speakers.

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#254693 - 03/31/09 02:11 PM Re: 2 bookshelf + sub, or 2 floorstanding speakers? [Re: Wid]
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 Originally Posted By: wid
I don't know Randy, I'd give up my m80s in a NY minute for a set of Klipschorns


I kind of know someone who has some. It's the husband of a friend of my sister's. I don't know if they're those ones or not. Did they make more than one kind of Klipschorns? I never got to hear them, but I know he enjoyed them a lot.
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#254694 - 03/31/09 02:19 PM Re: 2 bookshelf + sub, or 2 floorstanding speakers? [Re: CV]
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it is a big space to fill, but the couch is in the middle of that space, so that would be just about 10 feet away from the speakers. Here's a pic:



My back is to the wall in this pic, and to the left is our dining table. As you can see, I have a slanted roof, which subtracts some volume of the room.


Edited by dmbartender (03/31/09 02:23 PM)

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#254695 - 03/31/09 02:23 PM Re: 2 bookshelf + sub, or 2 floorstanding speakers? [Re: CV]
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Peter, if you ever get a chance give them a listen. Don't know if you will like them or not but they are quite pleasing to my ear.

Jason. They are available in certain retail stores. Not you Best Buy variety but retail non the less. As far as giving the Axiom amp a work out....not. Their sensitivity is so high (105dB @ 1watt/1meter) it really only takes a couple of watts to power them too ear splitting levels.

CV. As far as I know there is only one Klipschorn.
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#254696 - 03/31/09 02:23 PM Re: 2 bookshelf + sub, or 2 floorstanding speakers? [Re: dmbartender]
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It looks to be a very reflective environment. Not much on the floor/walls, or furniture to help with echos and reflections? Have you heard the Klipsh speakers in your environment? The horns might be a little harsh or bright, unless you like it that way. \:\)
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