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Vintage Klipsch La Scalas for $2,800. Deal?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: November 15, 2021 12:09AM
1978 one-owner all original Birch in very good shape. 2.5 hours away.



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Re: Vintage Klipsch La Scalas for $2,800. Deal?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: November 15, 2021 07:13AM
I really like my Cornwalls but sadly they're in storage as we no place to put them at the moment. LaScala's are big. New La Scala's are over $13K.

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I paid $300 or 350 for my early 80's Cornwall's at a yard sale about 15 years ago with the intention of flipping them until I heard them. Guy was moving back to SF and said he wasn't dragging them back across the country again.



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Re: Vintage Klipsch La Scalas for $2,800. Deal?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: November 15, 2021 07:43AM
had them in the 1st studio I worked at years ago.
But those surrounds, I'd bet, are dried.
And the cones could be tired.
I'd be sure Klipsch has parts to fit the drivers, jic.



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Re: Vintage Klipsch La Scalas for $2,800. Deal?
Posted by: rz
Date: November 15, 2021 07:50AM
Maybe a deal for you, but not for me. My ears probably couldn't tell the difference between them and, say, a $500 pair of speakers.
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Re: Vintage Klipsch La Scalas for $2,800. Deal?
Posted by: Randalls
Date: November 15, 2021 11:13AM
Here is another thread that discusses longevity of parts. I love my senior Klipsch collection but the prices are going up. Still using my Heresy 2’s and Kg 5.2’s but would love to try La Scalas. Can you ask for a price adjustment? Listen to them first obviously.
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Re: Vintage Klipsch La Scalas for $2,800. Deal?
Posted by: Z
Date: November 15, 2021 11:16AM
JBL Paragon or northing!
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Re: Vintage Klipsch La Scalas for $2,800. Deal?
Posted by: deckeda
Date: November 15, 2021 11:26AM
These won’t have foam surrounds on the woofer. They (and the cones) could be just fine. If you’ve got the time to invest it seems well worth to go and take a listen, especially if they’re in good shape. Would a trip to the factory on Arkansas be an option?
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Re: Vintage Klipsch La Scalas for $2,800. Deal?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: November 15, 2021 11:55AM
Paragon is beautiful, but I wonder how they'd sound to todays ear, even with real music, not modern squashed pop.

Self powered have become so good. JBL, Focal, etc.

40-year-old Klipsch.

Dunno that they'd thrill like they did at Secret Sound in '76. They had KLIPSCHORNs custom tuned by one of Pauls disciples.
Unfortunately, connected to an MCI 424 console. The Crown amp could not help what came off that dog. It was not discrete, but Harris 411s I think. The discrete strips were a different beast all together.
Nice on drums and P-bass.



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Re: Vintage Klipsch La Scalas for $2,800. Deal?
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: November 15, 2021 02:01PM
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Fritz
Unfortunately, connected to an MCI 424 console. The Crown amp could not help what came off that dog. It was not discrete, but Harris 411s I think. The discrete strips were a different beast all together. Nice on drums and P-bass.

Is this paragraph available in English?
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Re: Vintage Klipsch La Scalas for $2,800. Deal?
Posted by: deckeda
Date: November 15, 2021 02:06PM
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Fritz
Unfortunately, connected to an MCI 424 console. The Crown amp could not help what came off that dog. It was not discrete, but Harris 411s I think. The discrete strips were a different beast all together. Nice on drums and P-bass.

Is this paragraph available in English?

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Re: Vintage Klipsch La Scalas for $2,800. Deal?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: November 15, 2021 02:47PM
MCI JH400 recording console.

The Harris 411 was an early IC. In the case of the MCI, a "can" type, not a DIP.

Discrete is/was an amp made of individual transistors (in that time).

Sort of like an M1 processor chip, except unable to leap short buildings in a single or many bounds.
A wheel-barrow to a Tesla . Apples and oranges.

MCI "design" (from a "cookbook) for discrete transistor amps had more balls especially when couple with whatever input transformer they used on those strips, which I don't think were the Jensens they used for later versions of the console.

Everyone knows Crown amps.

Congratulations! You have finished pro-audio gobbledygook 101.
You can now try your hand at fixing music consoles for $15/hr that will be used by (very lucky, in many cases) "musician" millionaires.

After a time (15 years or so) you will realize that the money isn't in fixing whats broke unless you're a plumber or electrician.
The $$ is in being a friendly operator that says yes to whatever the client would like to believe .... that day.

I hope that clarifies things.



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Re: Vintage Klipsch La Scalas for $2,800. Deal?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: November 15, 2021 03:36PM
La Scala in Milano has excellent acoustics.
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Re: Vintage Klipsch La Scalas for $2,800. Deal?
Posted by: Randalls
Date: November 15, 2021 04:09PM
Well from past sales it looks like a good price if In great shape. Low ball them for $2,500 (for your gas).
A friend that used to buy used cars as a side job would have a fat roll of paper money and spread it out as he counted.
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Re: Vintage Klipsch La Scalas for $2,800. Deal?
Posted by: testcase
Date: November 15, 2021 04:56PM
Sounds like a great deal.......


For the seller.........
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Re: Vintage Klipsch La Scalas for $2,800. Deal?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: November 15, 2021 05:43PM
It’s sold. Good.
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Re: Vintage Klipsch La Scalas for $2,800. Deal?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: November 15, 2021 05:56PM
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Dennis S
It’s sold. Good.


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Re: Vintage Klipsch La Scalas for $2,800. Deal?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: November 15, 2021 06:27PM
I've never hear actual Klipsch speakers (their computer speakers don't count) except for some Klipschorns (Corner-Horns) in the late 60s at an audio store in SF.

I love the sound of a horn-loaded speaker.

Well, at least by judging by those.

Before I die, I think I'd really like to own a pair of much more practical and reasonably priced horn loaded boxes.






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Re: Vintage Klipsch La Scalas for $2,800. Deal?
Posted by: jawg
Date: November 15, 2021 07:06PM
This summer my adult son found 2 La Scalas at an estate sale for, I kid you not, $500 each. Maybe they didn't know what they were selling, although it wouldn't be too hard to find out with little effort. He snapped them up in a heartbeat. This was in Portland, OR.
I am no audiophile, but when I listened to some music of which I am very familiar via YouTube (HD recordings) over bluetooth, I heard things I never ever heard before on lower quality equipment.
I felt they were nothing short of amazing. So my opinion is this was a good deal.



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Re: Vintage Klipsch La Scalas for $2,800. Deal?
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: November 15, 2021 07:18PM
Thanks, Fritz! Let me see if I understand correctly…

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Fritz
The Harris 411 was an early IC.

An integrated circuit? Okay, but what's it for doin'?

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In the case of the MCI

Is MCI a manufacturer?

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DIP

Yep, I knew that one!

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Discrete

And I also know what discrete (as opposed to integrated) means when referencing electronic components.

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those strips

What's a strip?

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used for later versions of the console

What console?

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Everyone knows Crown amps.

Except for me apparently…

In the 70s I ate, slept, and breathed audio electronics but it seems I nevertheless missed a lot…

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I hope that clarifies things.

Well, so far I now understand that you've been talking about old school audio but that's about as far as I've gotten…
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Re: Vintage Klipsch La Scalas for $2,800. Deal?
Posted by: Cary
Date: November 15, 2021 08:42PM
I had a pair of oak Forte's that I bought in the 80s for $500, and sold a few years ago for $750.

I loved the sound, but they took up too much space...



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Re: Vintage Klipsch La Scalas for $2,800. Deal?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: November 15, 2021 09:47PM
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Article Accelerator
Thanks, Fritz! Let me see if I understand correctly…

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Fritz
The Harris 411 was an early IC.

An integrated circuit? Okay, but what's it for doin'?

It's the mic pre as well as another for each of 3 bands of equalization.

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In the case of the MCI

Is MCI a manufacturer? Was. Yes

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DIP

Yep, I knew that one!

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Discrete

And I also know what discrete (as opposed to integrated) means when referencing electronic components.

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those strips

What's a strip? A console channel. 1 per mic or line. I believe that MCI were the 1st makers of strip consoles.
IE: all under one piece of metal.
Others mentioned below made modules. Better grounding lower noise, more robust in every way. A pre amp module, EQ, mutlitrack assign, Aux (efx) sends, fader ...


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used for later versions of the console

What console? The MCI was a recording and mix console of the day. It was the Ford of it's time.
British Neve and US (from my hometown, actually) API (and others) were hand built full of flavor recording beasts. Whether rnr, jazz, classical ...
Even Rudy Van Gelder replaced his original hand built Fairchild (of aeronautic fame) with a Neve. I think it is still there.


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Everyone knows Crown amps.

Except for me apparently… Respected like McIntosh and Bryston

In the 70s I ate, slept, and breathed audio electronics but it seems I nevertheless missed a lot…

As well, but I guess I was more deeply. It grew out of being a musician .... well, a drummer

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I hope that clarifies things.

Well, so far I now understand that you've been talking about old school audio but that's about as far as I've gotten…

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Re: Vintage Klipsch La Scalas for $2,800. Deal?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: November 15, 2021 10:14PM
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rz
Maybe a deal for you, but not for me. My ears probably couldn't tell the difference between them and, say, a $500 pair of speakers.

LOL I read that as "sneakers."



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Re: Vintage Klipsch La Scalas for $2,800. Deal?
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: November 16, 2021 12:17AM
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Fritz
Study hard. Test tmrw am, 1st period. And an essay.

Fritz, thank you!
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Re: Vintage Klipsch La Scalas for $2,800. Deal?
Posted by: Randalls
Date: November 16, 2021 07:48PM
It was not meant to be. They do take up a lot of room. Something else will come along.
There is a thrill in the hunt
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