Audio Asylum Thread Printer
Get a view of an entire thread on one page
|For Sale Ads|
My friend is looking for some large Klipsch speakers for his large long living room. After inquiring at a vintage stereo shop I left my name and a guy emailed me about some La Scala Klipsches he had. He claimed they were in perfect condition and beautiful.
My question is what sort of price should my friend be expecting to pay for these?
Any input is helpful.
Low ball and work from there. Depending on the town there may be no interested and the person might not want to ship. AS always price is determined by supply and demand. Even if there is only one pair, with less than one buyer the price maybe a lot lower than Ebay.
you have not supplied any info as to the condition and as noted here that will have a significant impact on selling point. Given the Calgary market I don't see you snagging a pair of good condition LaScala for under a K. good condition Cornwalls are selling in the 800 - 1200 dollar range or more depending upon the vintage and the shape. A Cornwall will get you down to 40 Hz where it drops like a rock. If you want a speaker which does not require a sub you should consider a Forte ll or a quartet or a KLF20 or a heresy with a sub. I have some of these you are welcome to come over and have a listen to get a better idea of what to expect and to talk about what is out there in Cow town. Best regards Moray James.
As a former klipsch LaScala owner I can say they are a great speaker to own. Best part is you don't need very much power. A 30 watt amp will drive them louder than you can listen to indoors. You can spend your money on a nice, high quality amp, without breaking the bank. And add a sub if you want. I ended up with a REL sub but was happy without it for many years. As far as price goes, a beat up band PA pair that is good function wise should go for about $500. A pair that needs new drivers is still worth $200 if can be rebuilt and refinished. A new pair (yes, they still make them) cost $7000.00. I would say that the pair as you describe them, would be worth probably in the $900-$1500 range.
A tip, go to a tombstone maker (or countertop maker) and get a piece of 1 to 2in thick granite cut for the tops. It really helps damp the cabinet vibrations and tightens up the sound.
(Worshiping at the Universal Music Altar)
The LaScala rolls off in the mid 50 cycle range. Most will want to run a sub with it. If that's not in the cards, the Cornwall, which is 3db less sensitive, will go down to the upper 30s and sounds more balanced sans sub.
When the message arrived in my email I just got the CONTENT on your message, not the heading.
The heading answered the question and the content was about the speakers needing a sub.
Thanks...I have your input and it was just what I needed.
However. it is the La Scalas that have been offered and the question is, how much should he have to pay for them?
Condition, condition, condition.
Are they raw birch plywood, or finished oiled Veneer? Do they have the original drivers (square or round K-33 woofers)? Have the crossovers been re-capped? Were they in a theatre/night club, or a home?
I have seen them go for as little as $700 for a cosmetically challenged pair, and up to $2,000 for a vintage pair in very good condition.
Viridian is right - They roll off pretty fast below 55hz and after 15,000hz (with the K-77 tweeter). I had a pair while in the service in the mid 80's and found them too un-balanced with their lack of bottom end - Just my opinion.
Sam Tellig did a pretty good review on them about 3 or 4 years ago where he went into some detail about their "polite" top end which he tried to fix with a super tweeter.
Bring a pick-up truck and some help schlepping if you buy them; They are huge!
Below is a link to a forum that will likely have a ton more information. Good luck.
........I was a vegetarian for 15 minutes... until the main course.
Post a Followup:
Post a Message!
This post is made possible by the generous support of people like you and our sponsors: