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Since 1982.

VINTAGE / USED KLIPSCH STEREO SPEAKERS
REFERENCE GALLERY PHOTOS / ARCHIVE SOLD UNITS

 
Photo gallery / Reference Archive of Vintage / Used / Pre-Owned / Second-hand Klipsch Stereo Speakers that we have had in the past that have already been sold. Keep checking as more Klipsch (not “Klipsche”), Home Audio / Stereo Speakers will be added periodically. Vintage 1970's thru more recent Klipsch models such as; Klipsch Stereo Speakers Klipsch Home Audio / Stereo Speakers Klipsch Heresy, Heresy H-WO-12, Heresy HWO, Heresy HBR Birch, kg3, kg4, km4 / kg 3.5, KV4 Center Channel A/V speaker, Tangent T10-WO, Tangent T30, Tangent 300 home audio / stereo speakers / monitors. Some of our 'past' listings may have a portion of their original text remaining, but not necessarily intact, and not likely complete as that has been archived for potential future purposes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Jerry of OakTreeVintage from high-atop 'Mt. Sansui'
Sansui Lattice Grill Speaker models SP-200, SP-2000, SP-2500, SP-3500, SP-5500
 from Late 1960's thru 1970's

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR STEREO SPEAKERS
 CURRENTLY FOR SALE!

 

 

 
     

    

    

       NEW LISTING 11/8/17
 
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UPGRADED
/ REFURBISHED / FULLY SERVICED
PRE-APPRECIATED KLIPSCH STEREO SPEAKERS
KLIPSCH FORTE II
W/ BOTH BOB CRITES UPGRADES
'WESTERN ENVIRONMENT SPEAKERS SO NO 'HIGH HUMIDITY' CABINETS'!
CIRCA 1989-96
MADE IN U.S.A.

SOLD 4/21/18
SHIPPING TO ARKANSAS

Our senior tech has completely gone through and 'Certified' these.  (in fact, these are some of the personal speakers of our 'senior technician'. If they were mine, they wouldn't be leaving)
All drivers were removed, tested individually.

The tweeter diaphragms were replaced with 'Bob Crites', 'Titanium' diaphragms.
The original crossovers were also removed and entirely replaced with 'Cedar Planked' Bob Crites crossover networks, and an upgraded internal wiring harness to the drivers.

New, thick gasket
/ sealant material was added to all driver mounting flanges, prior to re-installation, as well as the input panel to the mounting surfaces, to eliminate any possibilities of vibration, air leakage or acoustic anomalies that can be allowed with the 'anemic' foam rubber gasket installed at the factory.
Poly-Spun batting added to minimal existing damping material to 'tighten up bass response' and reduce cabinet 'ring'.


Cosmetically the cabinets were cleaned, coated in Restore-A-Finish, followed with Lemon Oil, and look fabulous with only a very minimum of wear (see photos above). The real, walnut wood, veneer looks great, with lots of well defined and 'book matched' grain. You can't get walnut grain like this for the past couple dozen years.
Both grills in perfect 'structural' shape as is the original, terry / knit cloth. All 'magnetic' fasteners in place as are the original logos. Felt feet were installed to the cabinet bottom plates.
Next, as always, they were tested with both recorded material, PN 20-20k and swept them with our AF generator from 5Hz-5kHz.

 
Even following their upgrades / tech work, I found a couple 'sonic anomalies' that needed to be corrected prior to listing.

Then came our standard, 'issue exposing' and on some levels, 'abusive' test recordings. These speakers are ready to go!

We auditioned this pair extensively and 'THEY DELIVERED' beyond what was expected. The 'bass' is not only completely solid and tight on these speakers, but goes VERY DEEP. Handling power from our 'more than adequate' power amp FLAWLESSLY up to 'painful levels'.
Worth noting, these have spent the past couple of decades in 'The West', where the humidity is generally less than 30% (usually WAY less), so the cabinets and veneer has acclimated and dried out well. They've settled well, with no issues.
No need to worry if speaker cabinets from more 'humid' (read Florida, and most of the Southern / South-East Coastal states) environments will shrink and have joints open up, or veneer start to split and separate.

Our demo cuts included the following; Dire Straits' "So Far Away" from their album 'Brothers in Arms' album,
Donald Fagens, "I.G.Y." from the album "Night Fly"
(solid / snappy reproduction), '24K Gold Edition of Jennifer Waren's "Famous Blue Raincoat' (open, airy, natural and balanced'),
TLC's "Scrub" from their album 'Fan Mail' (did 'sub-bass' note @ 1'25" & 1'35" VERY WELL. It shook the concrete floor better than most speakers we've had, including most powered subwoofers!!!),
Cowboy Junkies ‘Sweet Jane
(airy and open’),
Donald Fagens, "I.G.Y." from the album "Night Fly" "solid and snappy"
Calvin Hampton's, "The Wedding March" from "Digital Pipes, The Splendor of the Organ", a digital recording of a cathedral pipe organ
(
'natural low-end and good top-end! Open and HUGE!),
Trapt’s “Headstrong”
(was ‘solid’ and the woofers exhibited no sign of fatigue even at upper power levels)
Just about anything from "KORN" ROCKED!!!

Don Williams' DDD version of 'Country Boy'
(a bit 'beamy' without the addition of an EQ to 'settle them' for acapella male vocals that are as strong as this recording),

Most of the cuts from Michael Jacksons' 'Number Ones' such as "Bad" "Beat It", and "Billy Jean", were ‘strongly’ reproduced and VERY solid (and I didn't have to worry about backing off the volume with it as I usually do),
Van Halens' cut "Drop Dead Legs" and "Hot for Teacher" from the CD "1984" ROCKED!
YAZ" "Punchy, snappy and solid"
Malcom Arnolds, "The Padstow Lifeboat" from our 'Tutti' Reference Recording; "great balance, and a wide sound-stage"
Mussorgsky-Ravel's, "Baba Yaga; Great Gate At Kiev" from "Pictures At An Exhibition" , again, from our 'Tutti' Reference Recording; "was HUGE and a very 3-D feel'"
'Friday Night in San Francisco', with Al Dimeola, John McLaughlin and Paco DeLucia, "
WOW!!!...was fabulous at about 'half volume' on the Hafler DH-500"


Nickel Creeks’ “When in Rome” from their CD "Why Must the Fire Die?"
(was a BIG, open and up-front),
and a few others, all digitally recorded and some 'DDD'.

 Incredible power handling characteristics for a speaker this size. They are able to handle "power" MUCH better than your average speaker. Not simply referring to their wattage rating, but just the way they perform at higher power / volume levels without "falling apart" sonically. We 'stood' on them HARD with our test Hafler 500 Watt power amplifier. 'Solid', punchy and 'tight' low-end, with no, I repeat, NO 'mush'.

Klipsch Forte II Features include:

 
- 3-way,
'Vented' (via, rear mounted, 15" 'sub-bass', passive radiator)
-12" Low Frequency Driver (woofer)
- 15" "Sub Bass", Passive Radiator
- Klipsch K-61 Midrange Horn
- Klipsch K-75 Tweeter Horn w/ 'Bob Crites' Titanium diaphragms installed
- Cedar Planked, Bob Crites Crossover Networks installed
- Banana style 'Binding Post'
 
Klipsch Forte II Specifications include:
 
System Design: 3-way, 'Vented' (via, rear mounted, 15" 'sub-bass', passive radiator)
Frequency Response:
32Hz-...


HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' (...) OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?

...+/-3dB

Sensitivity: 99dB SPL, 1W@ 1m
 Nominal Impedance:
8Ω each
Power Handling:
100 Watts continuous / xxx Watts peak

 

Again, we have completely gone through these, and afterward, each was AF swept from 5000 Hz all the way down to 5 Hz! Interestingly in doing this we did find a 'spider wire' touching the spider on one woofer. That is just one of the things that without doing an AF sweep, you wouldn't likely have found and might never have been rectified. These speakers ROCK!!! (and no, I don't just mean they excel at "rock". Just re-check the list of demo pieces listed above.
I used to sell the Klipsch Forte's when new, back in the mid '80's. We had the K-Horns room with a few other speakers, but we had the Fortes in a dedicated room, on their own system. Once someone heard them, isolated from other distractions, they were an 'easy sell', meaning that 90% of the folks that listened to them, LOVED them, with about any genre of material, and if the price wasn't too much for their wallet, it was hard to find another speaker at any other dealer in town that could compete with them.   Great speaker for just about any volume level and any genre of music
. I would recommend decent amount of power to appreciate these, meaning at least 90 to 100 Watts of "old school" power (not from some anemic AV / Surround sound, 5.1, 7.1 or 8.BR549, crappy receiver. I mean a REAL amp / receiver (likely from the '70's) with 'real' output transistors, backed up by a 'real' power supply. Perfectly happy as back ground music reproducers (check their "99dB" efficiency rating) or for "peeling paint off the walls" at your next party! Look beautiful, work perfectly and sound AMAZING! Cabinets measure 35.5" H x 16.5" W x 12.25" D and weighs a hefty 67 lbs each. Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering.)
KLIPSCH FORTE II
Cond. 8+++
(Cons.) B.F.
SOLD 4/21/18
SHIPPING TO ARKANSAS

(Due to the nature of these speakers, S,H & I will slightly more involved than most 'bookshelf' style speakers. Custom, double-wall boxes will be manufactured specifically for them (not really a 'big deal' as we are having custom boxes made most every week locally). This will however, add about 5-10 days to their ship time.)

(Above text, in it's entirety, property of www.oaktreevintage.com / Oak Tree Enterprises, LLC. See 'Copyright Information' page for details)
 
 

 

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VINTAGE KLIPSCH STEREO / PA SPEAKERS
KLIPSCH HERESY

Circa 1975-80'ish
SOLD

 

 
 
   

               NEW LISTING 12/17/07
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VINTAGE & ORIGINAL KLIPSCH STEREO / PA SPEAKERS
KLIPSCH HERESY

HERESY H-WO-12

STEREO / PA SPEAKERS

5K449 & 50

SOLD 2/6/08
    



        NEW LISTING
7/4/08
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VINTAGE KLIPSCH STEREO / PA SPEAKERS
KLIPSCH HERESY

HERESY HWO
WALNUT VENEERED

70S118 & 119
Circa 1978

SOLD 7/4/08

 

  

 

    



          NEW LISTING
7/4/08
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VINTAGE KLIPSCH STEREO / PA SPEAKERS
KLIPSCH HERESY
HBR
STAINED BIRCH

158Y478 & 118
Circa 1983

SOLD 12/11/08

 

 

    

         NEW LISTING 3/26/10
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PRE-OWNED
KLIPSCH STEREO SPEAKERS
KLIPSCH kg3

 #...1210 / #...N/A

 Circa 1990-92
 Made in USA

SOLD 9/19/12

SHIPPED TO GEORGIA

 
....We have completely tested them with both recorded material, PN 20-20k and swept them with our AF generator.....

HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' (...) OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?

 
KLIPSCH kg3 Specifications:
 Frequency Response: xx-xxkHz ± 3dB
 Efficiency:
xx dB 1w @ 1m
Tweeter: ......
High Frequency Horn: ......
Woofer:
......

HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' (...) OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?

Nominal Impedance: xΩ each
Recommended Minimum Power amplifier rating: xx watts
Max power rating:
xx watts maximum continuous (xxx watts peak)

HEY, WHY ALL THE 'X'd' (...) OUT / OMITTED SPECS AND TEXT?


....Includes our standard 90 day limited warranty (excluding problems due to under / over powering)
KLIPSCH kg3 STEREO SPEAKERS
 
Condition 8
(C)
B.M.
SOLD 9/19/12

SHIPPED TO GEORGIA


 
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KLIPSCH STEREO SPEAKERS
KLIPSCH kg4

WALNUT VENEERED

SOLD

 

 

 
    

        NEW LISTING 1/7/10
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PRE-APPRECIATED
KLIPSCH STEREO SPEAKERS
KLIPSCH KM4 / KG 3.5
 #...3942 / #...8069

  AUDIO / VIDEO SPEAKERS
 Circa 1994-99
 Made in USA

SOLD 9/24/11

 

 

 

  

   

NEW LISTING 5/12/07
KLIPSCH CENTER CHANNEL A/V SPEAKER
KLIPSCH KV4

SOLD 5/31/07

 

 

 

 

 
     




KLIPSCH / TANGENT STEREO SPEAKERS
KLIPSCH / TANGENT T10-WO
WALNUT VENEERED

SOLD 8/9/06
    

KLIPSCH / TANGENT STEREO SPEAKERS
KLIPSCH / TANGENT T30
WALNUT VENEERED

SOLD

 

    



         NEW LISTING 3/26/10
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PRE-OWNED
KLIPSCH / TANGENT STEREO SPEAKERS
KLIPSCH / TANGENT 300

 #...5561 / #...
5591
 Circa 1991-93
 Made in USA

SOLD 3/14/11
(C)
B.M.

 

 

     
 


 

Jerry of OakTreeVintage the 'Wall-O-Sansui'
Sansui Lattice Grill Speaker models SP-200, SP-2000, SP-2500, SP-3500, SP-5500
 from Late 1960's thru 1970's topped with a Sansui G-7700
(No, that receiver couldn't power that kind of speaker load, it was just to hold them down incase the wind kicked up)

 






 

     


 

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