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I remember the K-horns being about $3000 a pair in 1980.
I bought Heresy 1's in 1978 for $600. The dealer had a 100% trade in credit if you went up the line within a year. I traded them plus $300 for LaScalas in unfinished Birch. Spent countless hours applying many coats of tung oil. I kept them for 23 years and wish I still had them.

I don't remember what K-horns cost but I do remember hearing them at the dealer driven by McIntosh. My jaw dropped.

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I can remember saving money and choosing between Concert Grands and Klipschorns. They were under a $1000 each back in 65.
In '68 I chose Bozak B-4000A Symphony over Klipschorn which was a mistake. Bozak is long gone but Klipsch is still relevant. Since horns are designed using sound science and physics the sound is much more dynamic and closer to the original performance.

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Klipschorns, La Scalas and Cornwalls all kick sonic a$$! Very dynamic indeed.
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They go great with tubes!
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Once my wife decides on our future living circumstances (house, condo, whatever.......... wish she would make up our minds) a pair of Forte IIIs are, hopefully, in my future. When I visit my brother I'm always smitten by the dynamics & detailed sound of his Forte IIs driven by a Dynaco ST-70. Can't imagine the Forte IIIs not being at least as good. They'll cost what they cost.
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They'll cost what they cost.
When you consider that you get the latest and best horn design from Klipsch for less than $4k, it is a bargain compared to alternative expensive direct-reflecting choices, especially two-way offerings from 'brand image' US and European makers.
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I bought Heresy 1's in 1978 for $600. The dealer had a 100% trade in credit if you went up the line within a year. I traded them plus $300 for LaScalas in unfinished Birch. Spent countless hours applying many coats of tung oil. I kept them for 23 years and wish I still had them.

I don't remember what K-horns cost but I do remember hearing them at the dealer driven by McIntosh. My jaw dropped.

in 1981 the cornwall's cost $1600.. i still have, enjoy, love as much now as then
.. mine too raw birch, never stained'm, they have age nicely, they turn 38 this yr and are currently hooked up to a Mcintosh MA252

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