Klipsch® announced today that it will offer two additional 70th Anniversary Heritage series speakers, creating a limited run of the legendary CornwallTM and La Scala®. Klipsch will meticulously handcraft 70 pairs of each model at its manufacturing facility in Hope, AR. Each 70th Anniversary Heritage speaker will feature an exotic Australian Walnut wood veneer, a unique silver luster grille cloth, special edition logos, and a signature 70th Anniversary plaque identifying its numbered sequence in the series.
The 70th Anniversary Cornwall (MSRP $6,000 per pair) and La Scala (MSRP $14,000 per pair) will be available at authorized retailers and at Klipsch.com October 2016.
Audio pioneer and company founder Paul W. Klipsch, initially introduced the Cornwall in 1959. The Cornwall derives its name from being the first Klipsch loudspeaker designed to operate from either a corner or against a wall (corn/wall). The speaker was designed to serve as a larger, full-range alternative to the Heresy when used as a center channel speaker between two widely spaced Klipschorns. When it was discontinued in 1990, there was an outcry from consumers, resulting in a letter-writing campaign and even a petition to bring back the storied Cornwall.
This famed speaker, now dubbed the Cornwall III, is a three-way design using horn-loaded compression drivers for the midrange and treble and a direct-radiating 15-inch woofer for the low frequencies. The Cornwall delivers the full-range bass response of the Klipschorn® with sensitivity and output approaching the fully horn-loaded models.
The La Scala launched in 1963 when Paul W. Klipsch made it for Arkansas gubernatorial candidate Winthrop Rockefeller to use as a public address speaker. Because some considered it a “portable” and more affordable version of the revolutionary Klipschorn®, the La Scala found success beyond the campaign. Despite its raw, unfinished appearance, the fully horn-loaded, three-way La Scala sounded so good that people still wanted to put it in their living rooms.
The La Scala brings the most subtle musical details to life, always delivering the legendary Klipsch sound with clarity and ease. On a single watt, it generates 105 decibels of sound pressure, which means that the La Scala will delight the listener even while using the most modest amplifier power. (source)