JeffS Posted November 15, 2016 Report Share Posted November 15, 2016 While I was doing some sale browsing a few weeks ago I stumbled upon a sale that was featuring a pair of Klipschorns. I skimmed through the pictures hoping to find other interesting and hopefully related equipment when I spotted part of a neglected AR sitting next to a floor lamp. Bait! Now I've got to go just to see if it's a pair of 2AX's or 5's (and of course bring them home). Much to my surprise it was a pair of 5's sitting on a stairway landing between the 2nd and 3rd floor of the house underneath some random plastic stuff and far away from the main music system which was still in place and being used to provide music to the sales staff. I was hoping that they would play music through the Klipschorns just so we would get a chance to hear them in a home environment, which they did. I haven't heard a properly set up pair in decades. We only got a chance to listen briefly and at low volume, not really a full demonstration, but it was fun. I didn't hear anything, however, that would make me part with my AR's. When I got the 5's back home I did the first hookup to check driver health and I'm happy to report that the pots on both of these speakers work throughout their entire range (maybe I should play the lottery). One tweeter has low output, one mid had it's cover cut away and the pad removed (?!), one speaker is painted white, one has a stamped serial # while the other is handwritten and ~ 16000 units apart, and I'm excited to finally have a pair of 5's! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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