Klipsch Klipschorn Floorstanding Speakers

Klipsch Klipschorn Floorstanding Speakers 

DESCRIPTION

Considered a watershed industry event, the introduction of the Klipschorn set the standard for high sensitivity, wide dynamic range, low distortion, and smooth frequency response. Commonly called a corner-horn speaker, the remarkably uncommon Klipschorn includes a highly efficient horn-loaded tweeter and midrange compression driver. Its patented folded-horn 15 woofer delivers powerful low frequencies. These principles and these components, which drive the creation of every single Klipsch loudspeaker, are what make the Klipschorn as sought after today as it was decades ago.

  • Highly efficient: 105 dB 1W / 1M
  • Fully horn-loaded, full range, three-way system
  • 2 Capable of extreme output levels

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 11, 2017]
Dr. Glen Rasmussen
AudioPhile

I have had my Klipshorns since I graduated.8T1. Heard them at a dealer in Toronto while I was at U of T. After blowing up a number of mid efficiency speakers, and being a Classic Rock, Blues, Jazz fan. I have to say that K-horns sound like a live Concert in your living room. The bigger the room you have the better, but I have most recently compensated by putting some Bass traps, and acoustic elements on the walls to soften the brightness. The human voice, and horns sound alive and real coming out of the K-horns. I have not heard a bigger sound, that being said, they can get a bit fatiquing with long really loud sessions. They are a great value, and as has been mentioned, you do not have to have a monster amp to make them come to life. I have brought them to a number of Halls and Bars over the years and they outperform most PA systems. I currently run a Outlaw sub to cover movie and sound tracks, to real low Hz, but they are one of the only stand alone speakers. I have a pair of old Paradigm's as my rear for 5.1 sound, and you barley notice they are on, but they fill in the rear nicely.

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[Jul 21, 2016]
Scotty Mac
Audio Enthusiast

I purchased my circa 1964 Klipschorns in 1976 after reading a book about the physics of sound and Klipsch's designs. The tweeter horns are made of wood. I still have these speakers and listen to them every day. My first equipment was a used HK Citation I,II and III system with an AR turntable and the sound was superb. I much later moved to a McIntosh receiver (still have the HK) I later retired the Mac4100 as the radio crapped out and McIntosh no longer had parts for it. I bought a separate Mac system and after a lightning strike fried the Mac equipment, I had a lot of problems with the Mac equipment and was tired of sending the units back and forth for repairs so the lightning moved the music along. I bought a NAD receiver and are still evaluating it. No matter what amplification I used, the corner horns sound wonderful. In my 5.1 home theater system, I use two 1978 Cornwall and three Heresy speakers. A few years ago I had the Klipschorn caps and crossovers updated but can't say that the sound improved much. I don't know much about other Klipsch speakers but the corner horns, Cornwalls and Heresy speakers are a joy.

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[Feb 20, 2016]
Geo
Audio Enthusiast

I bought my K-horns in 1978 and I have never looked back!! During the 38 years I have owned them I have listened many a time to the very latest in speaker tech and speakers that cost upwards of $50K twenty some odd years ago, nothing compares to the transparency and accuracy of these wonders, PERIOD!! I have them hooked up to some old 75 watt valve amps and that is plenty in a room that is huge with still headroom to go. You don't have to listen to them loud, they sound soulfully great at low volumes too, the only caveat is to make sure your source material is the very best, because badly recorded programs are just plain bad. Don't be fooled by the latest in tech, as Mr. Klipsch would say "Bulls^&t!!"


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[Jan 10, 2014]
Chad
Audio Enthusiast

I worked in a "record store" in the late 80's. We sold the Klipsch lineup. I was just a teenager, and would marvel at the K-Horns in the brochures. We never ordered any unfortunately. A guy came in and said he needed money, wanted to sell his 1976 K-Horns. I went and listened to them, and borrowed money from my grandma to buy them. That was 1989. I am listening to them right now, still as pleased today as I was in 89. They are still beautiful, sound quality and looks. I did change out the old school cloth with more modern fabric, and it looks gorgeous. My Denon amp effortlessly streams music to whoever is within a block of the house... :-) Thanks to Klipsch for the longest running production speaker today in existence. 60 years, relatively unchanged!! I wont ever sell these monsters of beauty!

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5
[Jan 13, 2012]
ART VANDELAY
AudioPhile

I started with Heresy's after passing on ESS AMT-1's and JBL 100's. When CD's were introduced in the early 80's I upgraded to Klipsch Cornwalls. I've always wanted a pair of K-Horns. They were the best speaker I've ever heard. I got my dream come true last month. I found a used pair that needed a total refurb. It was the only way I could afford them. I love every note they produce. Well worth the wait.

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5
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[Sep 21, 2011]
Dandoyen
Audio Enthusiast

Truthfully, for what these speakers can do in the right environment, the price is actually great. Purchased mine through Acoustic Sound Design (www.acousticsounddesign.com). Great transaction. The dynamic range on these speakers is phenomenal. When placed correctly, they truly do put you in the recording studio or up on stage with the artist. As with any speaker with high sensitivity, component matching is crucial. Some just don't mix well. Additionally, if you don't have these in the proper corners, prepare for disappointment. They'll really sound lacking. But place them as prescribed and prepare to be amazed. I could not be happier!

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[Jul 07, 2011]
Ears Only
Audio Enthusiast

I'm glad that this site is still in existence. What a service to everyone. There used to be well over 100
reviews offered here about the Klipschorn! I wonder what happened. I was first introduced to the
amazing Klipschorn in 1972 and have had so many pairs of them and then selling them for one
reason only, family comes first. Now kids are gone and I'm in my senior years and I will never sell
them again. If you look deep enough, there is no such thing as a perfect speaker, but the Klipschorn
comes closest in performance to perfection. They are so effortless and fast. They can produce the
quiet passages very accurate, then stun you with a thunderclap that will make you think that the
lightning bolt was in your front yard. Some people might ask what does that have in common with
pure music. Well, in a word-everything. While the so called super accurate or audiophile speakers
will leave most amplifiers sucked dry trying to do this, the Klipschorn just coasts along almost yawning
as if to say, "Is that all that you can throw at me?" I've owned so many fine speakers over the years
and to be fair, I will name them. Carver Platinum Amazings, Polk SDA-SRS(the big ones),Mcintosh
XRT-20's, Yamaha NS-1000, ESS AMT 1B, The whole Klipsch Heritage line, Altec Valencia, EPI 1000
towers etc. Some of the mentioned speakers are very accurate. So are the Klipschorns. You must have
them set up correctly, use clean gear upstream and feed it a well recorded source. If you feed poorly
recorded music, it will definitely be presented that way. The inverse is also true. Patricia Barber's Cafe
Blue or Jennifer Warnes's Famous Blue Raincoat is delightful. Reggae, Tusk and you just name it
sounds so heavenly on Klipschorns. Some people say that they are too big and in the way. In reality.
they are tucked away in corners and you may place almost anything directly in front of them with no
ill effect. They are beautiful, looking like a fine piece of furniture instead of a speaker. You could hang
a model of a SR-71 Blackbird above them with a sign that points with arrows up and down that reads,
performance made in AMERICA! I fear that soon they will be gone, so get you a pair as soon as you
can. They are so efficient, most people play then too loud. One watt is perfect and it sounds so pure
and it is still pumping 104 decibels of pure bliss. A lot of folks change the crossovers and try to
improve on the "measured system" and in my opinion make them worse. With the purchase of
Klipschorns, you can finally sit back and just Listen to the music. No more wondering if the sound is
audiophile worthy or not. Even a tiny T amp can make them sound so good. Take time to find a pair.
show the wife what she has been missing and see what has stood the test of time. Thank you
Paul Wilbur Klipsch for your wonderful gift, thank you Fred Klipsch for continuing to offer them. Happy
listening to all and may GOD bless you.

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