What's so good about Cornwalls??

Discussion in 'The Klipsch Korner' started by Polarbear, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. Dr Morbius

    Dr Morbius Active Member

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    If your ever going to redo your Cornwall's you might want to look into upgrading your mid range horn from a LaScalla. It's then called a "CornScala". I have 2 pairs and the word that keeps coming to mind is incredible!
     
  2. twiiii

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    I measured any number of Cornwalls used in stereo and HT systems. And they are pretty flat up to 10 or 12khz with a slight roll off above that. Especially the MK III models. The issues is a peak on some models using the 18 db crossover for the tweeter adding a nasty little peak around 6.3 khz. But that said they are so much smoother than some speakers, JBL with ring radiators for instance, especially the earlier Klipsch models with the EV T-35 tweeter. When Klipsch started making their own tweeter because EV would not retool the K-77 there was a little bit of an irritability factor with recordings that had been compromised in the studio with over emphasized highs. Some amps, pre-amps, and especially phono cartridges are exposed for what they really are with Klipsch speakers as true distortion producers. I can remember some Yamaha, Denon, Audio Technika, Shure, Pickering, Grado, Ortofon, and B&O products being exposed as quite irritable. So don't blame the speakers as much as what sources and amplification choices you have made. I wouldn't have a Krell, Cary or Threshold product with in a mile of my any later Klipsch speaker. They can be that raw. Remember you are not dealing with point source speakers where the room can totally change the sound of your speakers, Like line arrays from Mac you are dealing with highly directional speakers that can reveal every last nuance of distortion.
     
  3. RuralTom

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but one would have to cut their cabs for this, correct?
     
  4. twiiii

    twiiii Super Member

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    Or you could find a Altec 311 90 with a throat adapter to put on top and lower your crossover to 400 hz where it should be.
     
  5. RuralTom

    RuralTom Active Member

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    We shall see.... Just pulled the Legacy Classics and moved my trust ol' Cornwalls back into the living room and happy to have done so. I have considered various mods to these speakers, but I can more than live with them as is.
     
  6. Cosmicmes

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    King Tut your favorite as well?
     
  7. bolero

    bolero Well-Known Member

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    I am pretty sure he's been dead a long time!
     
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  8. biscuithead

    biscuithead Me likes the eargasm retroplasm... Subscriber

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    I tried two different mods to my Cornwalls. Each time, I ended up reversing the mod, and putting things back to original. I like my Cornwalls just as they are, and I will never change them again.
     

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