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post #766 of 1227
Lol, yeah I know we are both klipsch lovers. I got really lucky with these. Now I need to catch a great deal on another pair of fortes.biggrin.gif
post #767 of 1227

While we're on the subject of Klipsch speakers, I would like to know if my first run-in with Klipschorn's was normal. At the time, I had never heard or heard of a "folded-horn" before. 

 

Upon my introduction to the pair, I looked-listened-studied them for seemingly hours. And with the owner's permission, I caressed 'emrolleyes.gif, too. Never before had I spent a significant amount of time in front of a speaker I was not buying. Or being entertained with before that day.

post #768 of 1227
Anybody know if the HPM-900s are as good as the HPM-100s and what's a fair price for a good working pair?
post #769 of 1227
I think the general consensus is that the 900's are better sounding than the 100's. I had the even bigger 1100s and they were definitely better sounding than the 100's.

The 900s generally don't come cheap though. In very good condition, you would be doing well to get a pair for under $500.
post #770 of 1227

Thanks for the info. Sounds like I should jump on this. Guy is asking $275 for a nice pair.

post #771 of 1227
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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

While we're on the subject of Klipsch speakers, I would like to know if my first run-in with Klipschorn's was normal. At the time, I had never heard or heard of a "folded-horn" before. 

 

Upon my introduction to the pair, I looked-listened-studied them for seemingly hours. And with the owner's permission, I caressed 'emrolleyes.gif, too. Never before had I spent a significant amount of time in front of a speaker I was not buying. Or being entertained with before that day.

In the mid 70s when I was a teen, our next door neighbor had a pair of Klipschorns.  I finally got to hear them in person after a couple years.  I don't recall the specific ancillary equipment used, but remember a huge reel to reel, and a smallish, relatively low wattage class A amp.  Anyway, I was so floored by the sound of those K-horns, that even talking about it now almost 40 years later still gives me goose bumps.  Still the most "live" sounding experience of recorded music in my life, and I still wish I could afford a pair.


Edited by Blue Meanie - 6/16/13 at 12:26am
post #772 of 1227
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In the mid 70s when I was a teen, our next door neighbor had a pair of Klipschorns.  I finally got to hear them in person after a couple years.  I don't recall the specific ancillary equipment used, but remember a huge reel to reel, and a smallish, relatively low wattage class A amp.  Anyway, I was so floored by the sound of those K-horns, that even talking about it now almost 40 years later still gives me goose bumps.  Still the most "live" sounding experience of recorded music in my life, and I still wish I could afford a pair.

beerchug.gif Cheers to your experience!

 

 

Secretly, I'm always lusting for them. But in reality, even if they were gifted to me, where on Earth blink.gifwould I put 'em?

post #773 of 1227

Got these speakers In a trade. Don't really know anything about Frazier Speakers. They sound good but had no grills. I read somewhere about using screen window frames to make speaker grills, so I decided to give it a try. I couldn't have done this without my wife, so a big thanks to her for helping. Here are a few pictures of the process.

post #774 of 1227
Very nice work!!
post #775 of 1227
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Very nice work!!

Thank you! It was actually quite fun and not too difficult. I am very pleased with how they look! 

post #776 of 1227
Moody I want to hear those Cornwalls. When I was on my full range driver kick I thought the Dallas II Horns were amazing. Interested to compare.
post #777 of 1227
Yeah we set something up when you have the free time.
post #778 of 1227
Set of Birch La Scala on EB right now for $1699...caveat, pickup only in Maine. If only I were closer..
post #779 of 1227
Not sure if they're vintage enough, but My Mission 700s are still going strong... smily_headphones1.gif
post #780 of 1227

Heads up: I may be picking up a pair of Realistic Mach Ones in the next couple of days. Anyone know these speakers?

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