Summary: I had Klipschorns. Klipschorns are the best in the heritage. Yet a little too harsh compare to the Cornwall III. <br /> <br />La Scalas are a step down from the Klipschorns as far. <br /> <br />Cornwall III are a big step up from previous Cornwalls as to trebles, transparency and musicality.
Pros: Trumpets, guitars, musicality, drums and rhythms and disappearing act
Summary: I've owned many sets of speakers as well as associated audio components. Speakers are very subjective. For many reasons, people have varying opinions on gear that is for the most part, equal in cost, design and build quality.
Pros: Build quality. Big sound stage. Handles dynamic range with ease. Sound is 'live'.
you will truly be amazed. I've had many different speakers but the CWS ...
Tony T., Amazon
23 June 2015
Summary: I've owned my CWs since 1981 and nothing compares to their massive sound. If you can get by the size and price, you will truly be amazed. I've had many different speakers but the CWS dominate. I would certainly purchase them again, but they'll probably outlive me!
Summary: A true classic that will last a lifetime. You will enjoy listening to even bad music because it will sound so good.
Amazing dynamic range and realism in midrange, smooth highs, quick bass that is never boomy.
Super efficient needs little power
Sound never distorts even at crazy volume
Sounds good at low volume as well
Made in Little Rock AK, not China
This is a classic speaker around for decades 30 y...
Cons: Freaking huge, I think black finish is ugly, so go for the natural wood.
These will sound a bit muffled if you try to wedge them into a little room
SOme other speakers are more forgiving of bad quality recordings and music sources.
Summary: I have owned my Cornwalls since 1973 (or there a bout). Bought them new from an audio dealer in Little Rock, AR. Several years ago I upgraded the tweeters/crossovers (Bob Crites). They are the walnut version and still sound great after all these years.
Summary: I've had these speakers for a couple of months now and as someone who's been an audiophile for over 50 years, I can tell you that they are truly awesome. With all components (pre-amp, amp, EQ, CD & tape players) remaining the same, I'm hearing a so much higher level of quality and enjoying notes...
Pros: Fantastic sound and hard to beat at this price point for a solid return on an investment. It's hard to imagine that higher priced speakers could deliver that much more quality than these. And, the folks at Crutchfield continue to be the very best to deal with, bar none.
Summary: Excellent all around speaker, very efficient (5/5) and decently proficient (4.5/5) mine have rarely sounded muddy even on some of the more challenging and complex musical passages. Very little wattage is needed to hear these fine speakers roar.
Summary: If your room have corners for the Klispchorn then good. These magnificent Cornwall speakers can be placed anywhere in a large room. They are large heavy solid speakers that won't diminish the quality ambiance of any room...with your choice of finishes .
Pros: Clarity , accuracy, no distortion and a firm solid boom of a base drum sounds exactly like the bass drum with no distortion. At very low volume all the detail comes through alive and clear. Speakers do not cause ear fatigue. If you want to crank these speakers hard they can be heard a block ...
Cons: None. . . These are large speakers a pair of these aren't made for a small. Room must be moderately large.
Summary: Once I realized that my Kilpsch Chorus speakers were over 25 years, I decided to purchase a pair of Cornwalls. My expectations of buyer’s remorse did not happen as these speakers sound so good and brings out a new dimension to both music and television shows.