I moved on to Sonus Faber when heard a 3d soundstage from Extremas that just moved me in a different way. Temporarily Out of Stock. Apparently hell hath no fury like an audiophile whose speaker he likes the sound of is shown to have sub-optimal measured performance :-). At least offer an in-house designed and optimized optional unit. If body, soul, and musicality were essentially to be found in a lab, things would be different. :) Very cool Stereophile reviewed these speakers! The first Klipschorn, which hit the market in 1947, was a two-way, single-cabinet speaker in which frequencies below 400Hz were reproduced by a 12" woofer loaded with a bidirectional folded horn, the mouth of which was, as described above, formed by the space between the Klipschorn's plywood bass cabinetry and the user's corner walls. The Klipschorn can now be toed in or out to obtain the best imaging. A.W. Klipsch built its name in audio thanks to great speakers like the La Scala and the Cornwall. Impact. set out to achieve comparable extension in a much smaller package, and in that regard he certainly succeeded while at the same time complying with the needs of costumers wanting for more decor "friendly" (i.e. Each Compare: 1066446. May be J-10 could review the new Synergistic Research $10,000 'World's reference power cable' for Stereophile? Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. I could easily make a Rival speaker have flatter frequency response. The Khorns may run out of extension below 35-40Hz, which is what you're facing when dealing with a "only-so-big" 1/4 wave horn, but for what it does its 15" driver, horn-loaded at that, will have to move much less than a smaller direct radiating, say, 8" woofer to attain the same SPL at a given frequency. While Klipsch has added the back panels meaning the speaker doesn't have to be flush against the wall it still needs the corner loading to finish the horn flare. Klipsch Heritage Series Klipschorn AK6 - speakers | 1066445. -All speakers have serious flaws. And time alignment of the various drivers using a RTA is critical to ensuring a cohesive presentation. If a person wants a speaker with a flatter frequency response, they should go buy one. : physically less intrusive) speakers. A few British speaker makers still employ that lossy-jointed, thin (and damped) wall concept of cabinet design. The corner still serves as an extension of the low frequency horn, improving low frequency performance. Klipsch Heritage products are also available to order online from a select network dealers in the United States. Phew !!!! It has, however, been well-served by seeing speakers as transient energy devices, which is how music manifests. I am sure Paul probably helped them set up the system as they were close to Hope. Thanks for telling it like it is. I don't think the answer lies in using a typical SS amplifier. There was a shop in Ferndale California, really beautiful all-wood construction, probably built in the early 1900's. A loudspeaker simply cannot be snap-shotted like too many of us seem to want to believe. perhaps some accessory wings to expand the new artificial corner the back baffle provides would go a long way to improving the new sonics. If your readers think it is, then that's fine. And they were playing. Have a nice life in your incomprehensibly understood world. Apparently we are all beginning to not just accept the value of DSP in real-world implementations as being an outlier, but that it is becoming "normal." The filters comprising its crossover network were changed a few times from the gentle 6dB/octave slopes of the original two-way Klipschorn to much steeper slopes in later, three-way versions.