Still nice though. Matched with a good sub I'm sure they would sound pretty darn good.
After taking them out of the HT I got a Paradigm Servo-15 sub. I dare not scare my wife by even bringing them back for a test drive with the Paradigm sub. The problem is they always dominated the center channel (101 dB). My wife always complained that the SPL needed to hear dialogue was too loud (I know, wimp ;o). So out go my 26 years with these babies and in with a full Axiom entourage!
Funny, back in 1983 when I bought these Cornwall II''s
(link is actually III's), I lived in a 4-plex. My neighbor, a friend, had a pair of La Scala's. His living room wall, where the La Scala's sat, was the wall that my bedroom was on the other side of. My head board was against that wall! (and he was a ROCKER!) Those things were legend and the envy of all of us. (the other neighbors.... not so much)
I was feeling rich at the time (not enough for La Scala's though ;o) so I bought a pair of Cornwall II's. We both had 900 sq' 2 bed 1 bath, living spaces. These were a perfect fit (at our 30ish ages ;o)! The Klipsch product line went: Klipschhorn > La Scala > Cornwall (Heresy's etc below). Very fun times, but maybe that is why my hearing is somewhat compromised these days. I don't hear any crickets, honey.
Peter, lets not go disrespectin' your elders here sonny! Did I mention the 4-plex was a log cabin!
The fact that the Klipschorn has been in production for twice as long as Axiom has been in business, is to be lauded. The Cornwall's are younger. They are only 50 years in production! So, yeh, I am definitely an old school Klipsch lover along with Rick.