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#254735 - 03/31/09 04:27 PM Re: 2 bookshelf + sub, or 2 floorstanding speakers? [Re: davekro]
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Rick,
No they are little brothers. Maybe a good set of sides or backs for the Klipschhorns. ;\)
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#254736 - 03/31/09 04:30 PM Re: 2 bookshelf + sub, or 2 floorstanding speakers? [Re: davekro]
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Still nice though. Matched with a good sub I'm sure they would sound pretty darn good.
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#254748 - 03/31/09 05:04 PM Re: 2 bookshelf + sub, or 2 floorstanding speakers? [Re: Wid]
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bartender, any reason your considering Axiom bookshelfs and not their floorstanding models, especially since your considering Klipsch?
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#254750 - 03/31/09 05:10 PM Re: 2 bookshelf + sub, or 2 floorstanding speakers? [Re: Wid]
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 Originally Posted By: wid

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. \:\)
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#254753 - 03/31/09 05:35 PM Re: 2 bookshelf + sub, or 2 floorstanding speakers? [Re: SirQuack]
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Yes, the reason is, I have a budget. I could get used Klipsch RF-35s for actually about the same price as new M3s. But it seems M60s or M80s, although certainly justified in price, are above my current budget.

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#254754 - 03/31/09 05:47 PM Re: 2 bookshelf + sub, or 2 floorstanding speakers? [Re: dmbartender]
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For that price check out the Klipsch. They would better suit your needs in such a large room. As long as you like the sound then that's all that matters.

Even if ya don't buy the Axioms, stick around the forum. There's a lot of good folks here.
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#254755 - 03/31/09 05:48 PM Re: 2 bookshelf + sub, or 2 floorstanding speakers? [Re: Wid]
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there is always the outlet, you get 10% off.
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#254757 - 03/31/09 05:57 PM Re: 2 bookshelf + sub, or 2 floorstanding speakers? [Re: davekro]
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I setup M22s and an EP350 in my father-in-laws basement theatre space that is around 5000 cu.ft. I have watched many movies in there from about 16 feet away and I have noticed no signs of strain. Be sure to get very good quality amplification, that last thing you want is poor amps driving the M22s to loud levels to only blow the drivers.
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#254766 - 03/31/09 07:09 PM Re: 2 bookshelf + sub, or 2 floorstanding speakers [Re: PeterChenoweth]
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Peter. You really should give those Klipschorns a listen. The very first set of high end speakers I heard where these (or a close cousin). They had a tiny sweet spot, but what a sweet spot it was!

Bartender. You are getting lots of good advice here. Like someone else wrote, stick around, even if you don't end up with something from Axiom.
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#254776 - 03/31/09 09:10 PM Re: 2 bookshelf + sub, or 2 floorstanding speakers? [Re: dmbartender]
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Bartender,
Do you already have a specific seller in mind? The Klipsch's horn tweeters can accentuate the highs more than average, coupled with your room with a lot of reflective surfaces, which would also accentuate the higher frequencies as well. As has been said, this may sound just fine to your ear. If there is any chance to borrow the Klipsch's you have your eye on, that would be a great thing to do. If the seller would let you buy and return in three days if they did not work well in your room,that would be good.
As Rick? mentioned, the fact that the Klipsch's are one of the more efficient speakers, they will require less power to drive them. It also means that for a given (low) amount of power, they will fill the room better than many speakers. Being on a budget, they certainly could be a good fit for the large room to fill it with sound more.

Good luck and welcome to the forum. :o)
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