Summary: 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.
Summary: 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.
Summary: 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.
Summary: 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.