Originally Posted by Eyleron
Would you stay away from the speaker if it's discontinued (disregarding price, which of course is affected either up or down if discontinued)?
I personally would not mind buying used. Heck, my LaScalas are over 30 years old and STILL going strong. If I were buying them used, I'd just want to get decent cabinets instead of some run over by a truck. You can fix everything else. Ironically, just as soon as I say that, I realize I bought my LaScalas new, my three Academy's new, Promedia's new, Custom 3's new (two pair) and the Jubilee's new.
Originally Posted by Eyleron
Coytee, I realize I'm thoroughly confused by the Jubilee (made for home, is this discontinued?, and 2-way) and the KPT-Jubilee and the KPT Jubilee 535!
From your post in January: it kind of made it sound like you were referring to a new Jubilee versus a 535, but maybe you were debating finding a used Jubilee versus a new 535?
I can't find the Jubilee on the Klipsch website. They say the KPT Jubilee is discontinued, but the KPT Jubilee 535 is current, but they give no list price.
Can you point me to the specs for these and MSRP? (or realistic used price if discontinued?) Thank you for your education!
The Jubilee as the current 2-way home owners are using it is NOT a standard SKU in the Klipsch lineup. It's a special order. (how many companies will take their black cinema speaker & dress it up in Walnut or Cherry for you?)
So you can't go 100% by the website when you look at the Jubilee. The speaker most are using is the bass bin (which is the "Jubilee"). We are then keeping the midrange horn
but dropping the midrange driver
. Then we drop the tweeter horn
and move the tweeter driver
, down to the midrange horn
. (actually they come delivered this way)
So for residential use, we are using the bass bin shown on the commercial lineup but, using the tweeter driver on the midrange horn.
Don't let that mislead you. They sound fantastic and will pin your ears back if you want them to AND sound fantastic while doing it. When using active, the tweeter is crossed to at 380hz.
So you don't need to worry about the Jubilee being discontinued. Truth be told it was never officially offered for residential use and still isn't 'officially' offered. There are one or two hurdles that one needs to surmount between making the decision to buy a pair (or quad as someone has done), and flipping out your credit card to have them arrive several weeks later at your front door.
As for pricing, none of their commercial stuff shows prices. That is up to the end vendor and their proposals. This is where someone needs to be careful and not pretend to know everything and defer to those who might know more.
Your pricing above is close enough since you have it listed for a single speaker. To date, there are about 26 owners and I'm only aware of three buyers who for various reasons, needed to sell. Point being, to wait for these to come to the used market is futile.
One of the original owners who had to sell did so because he was diagnosed with some kind of tumor by his nearing nerve and will be losing his hearing. Unfortunate. I say that to point out that not everyone who sold them did so to find greener pastures.