La Scala II: The La Scala was developed as a more portable Klipschorn
to serve as a public address speaker for the 1963 gubernatorial campaign of
Winthrop Rockefeller. Like the Klipschorn, it displays extremely high
sensitivity and is a fully horn-loaded, three-way speaker featuring a shorter,
two-fold bass horn that can operate independently of listening room corners. As
a result, the La Scala's only sonic compromise as compared to the Klipschorn is
a slightly higher bass cutoff.
3-Way Design: The Klipsch La Scala II consists of two
speaker cabinets. There is a top loudspeaker cabinet which consists of a
horn-loaded 1" phenolic diaphragm compression tweeter and horn-loaded 2"
phenolic diaphragm compression midrange driver for powerful highs and mid
frequencies. The bottom loudspeaker cabinet houses a 15" fiber-composite woofer
with a folded horn for smooth bass response. The top cabinet gets placed on top
of the bottom cabinet.
Book-Matched Wood Veneers: Klipsch only uses book-matched
wood veneers for the Heritage series. Each pair of La Scala II loudspeakers is
grain-matched using wood veneer panels that come from the same timber. The
veneer leaves are kept in order as they are delicately sliced from the timber
and precisely arranged to provide a mirror image at the splice joint - like
turning the pages of a book. This gives each speaker a more aesthetically
appealing and consistent appearance that is treasured more than any other cut of
wood veneer. Each cabinet is carefully matched so that each speaker in the pair
is practically indistinguishable from the other. The speakers move seamlessly
together through the factory. Each finished product is inspected and labeled
with sequential serial numbers, ensuring that each pair of speakers leave the
factory as a meticulously crafted set.
Binding Post Speaker Terminals: The La Scalla II is
outfitted with binding post terminals that will accept banana plugs (single
only), pin-connectors, spade-connectors, and bare wire. The top and bottom
speaker cabinets connect together and then speaker wire is run from the top
speaker cabinet to your amplifier.
Placement: The La Scala II will perform well in a variety of
locations. However, corner placement will deliver the highest degree of low bass
reinforcement. Best results will be achieved using the following general
- Place on a common wall 6' to 15' apart and position them equidistant
from the wall behind the speakers.
- Angle speakers toward the listener and even with or forward of any
- Placing them near a corner or wall provides the greatest amount of bass
while moving the speakers away from room boundaries reduces bass.
- Asymmetrical placement of a pair of speakers from adjacent side walls
can smooth room-induced bass unevenness.
Note: Experiment with the above guidelines to suit your
taste and to compensate for your room's acoustic characteristics.
Heritage Series (Made in the USA): The Klipsch Heritage
Series is built and handmade in the USA at Klipsch's manufacturing facility in
Hope Arkansas. They are meticulously handcrafted and assembled using the finest
quality materials, even down to the highest-grade adhesives and fasteners (no
detail goes unnoticed). Each Heritage Series loudspeaker utilizes Klipsch
proprietary horn-loaded technology to bring a live music listening experience
into the home. All Heritage Series loudspeakers are available in a variety
high-quality wood veneers. Klipsch Heritage loudspeakers are built to rock the house and stand the test
of time. This is a speaker that will be handed down for generations to come,
Note: The Heritage Series consists of the
La Scala II,
Heresy III, and
Forte (all sold separately).
4 Principles of Klipsch Sound: Paul W. Klipsch believed four
principles to be the foundation for great sound. They continue to drive the
design of every new Klipsch speaker, today and tomorrow.
- High Efficiency & Low Distortion: Klipsch horn
technology is highly efficient, providing more accurate sound with less
power and less distortion - resulting in louder, cleaner audio. Klipsch's
Law: Efficiency is inversely proportional to distortion.
- Controlled Directivity: Klipsch horn technology
accurately directs sound to the proper locations, which, in turn, creates a
more lifelike soundstage without wasting acoustic energy where sound is not
needed or desired.
- Wide Dynamic Range: The softest sounds are reproduced
with remarkable clarity and the loudest sounds are delivered without
harshness or distortion - with the greatest possible range between the
softest and loudest sounds.
- Flat Frequency Response: Audio is delivered without
frequency bias - no unnatural highs, mids or lows - reproducing recorded
sound as accurately as possible without colorization.
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