Calling All "Vintage" Speaker Owners
Jun 14, 2013 at 5:09 PM Post #766 of 1,309

moodyrn

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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.:D
 
Jun 14, 2013 at 5:41 PM Post #767 of 1,309

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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 'em
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, 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.
 
Jun 15, 2013 at 3:13 AM Post #768 of 1,309

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Anybody know if the HPM-900s are as good as the HPM-100s and what's a fair price for a good working pair?
 
Jun 15, 2013 at 11:33 AM Post #769 of 1,309

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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.
 
Jun 16, 2013 at 3:25 AM Post #771 of 1,309

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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 'em
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, 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.
 
Jun 16, 2013 at 11:42 AM Post #772 of 1,309

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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.

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 Cheers to your experience!
 
 
Secretly, I'm always lusting for them. But in reality, even if they were gifted to me, where on Earth 
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would I put 'em?
 
Jun 18, 2013 at 6:44 PM Post #773 of 1,309

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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.







 
Jun 21, 2013 at 12:02 PM Post #776 of 1,309

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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.
 
Jun 23, 2013 at 5:59 PM Post #779 of 1,309

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Not sure if they're vintage enough, but My Mission 700s are still going strong... :)
 
Jun 24, 2013 at 6:31 PM Post #780 of 1,309

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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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