Summary: I had Klipschorns. Klipschorns are the best in the heritage. Yet a little too harsh compare to the Cornwall III.
La Scalas are a step down from the Klipschorns as far.
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 am the original owner of a pr of 1983 Cornwalls- I ordered them in raw birch, and hand stained/finished them. They had Paul Klipsch authorized up grades to zener diode kits and low gauge , low oxygen copper wiring with gold plated terminals,internally, and fused circuit for main driver.
Summary: After struggling with low efficiency speakers and high power solid state amps to play them, I am in heaven with the Cornwalls powered by my 20watt or 7 watt tube amps! Sparkiling trebles, matching punching bass and balanced midrange.. These speakers are a real joy!
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'.
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'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: 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: No other speaker sounds or looks the same. If your a Klipsch fan this is one of Arkansas's best. If your not, you will be. Get some ear protection and make friendly with the neighbors. These babies will blow you away. Loud, super deep bass. Clear, accurate and clean.