Originally Posted by sid369
No not from people that own bose, but from people in this forum in different threads say get something else over the klipsch, they are too harsh and you can do better etc.
Every brand has an outstanding model....and every brand might have a dog.
When I was 18, I was reading about speakers and started going out to audition them. I ended up bringing home a pair of Electrovoice Interface D's. (I still own them). A while later, I was at another store just milling about as a window shopper might do and I saw some strange looking speakers. I had never seen a speaker look like this and was fascenated with them....how did they work? Where was the woofer? (I was looking at a pair of Klipshcorns).
Gave them a listen and was floored. Given that I was off to college, I wasn't in a place to afford Klipschorns so, I did the next best thing. I bought a pair of LaScalas (which I still have).
I had never even heard of the brand Klipsch. Therefore, I was hearing them with no assumptions and was stunned with their clarity & especially, their dynamics. So, I bought the LaScalas in 1979 and they're still going stong.
A number of years ago, I was at a Klipsch corporate gathering in Hope, Arkansas. They played PWK's final creation, the Jubile. Originally designed to replace the Klipschorn as the Klipschorn II.
Within the first 30 seconds of the audition, I knew I loved them. Orderd a pair the following week. (much to my wifes dismay)
To people who make comments about Klipsch being harsh & all... well... to each his own. I don't agree. Then again, I sometimes wonder if mating a horn midrange/tweeter to a dynamic (non-horn) woofer might cause some issues.
I personally love the dynamics that the horn loaded bass gives. Like others have said, you need to hear something for yourself. I'm in Jacksonville, FL right now. If you are ever in the neighborhood, you are more than welcome to see what it's like to get assulted by a large pair of fully horn loaded speakers.