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"GR" Khorns 2008
Klipsch Klipschorns Restored by Greg Roberts



Koa with Cane grills

I also modified and restored a single La Scala to be used as a center channel speaker in a three-channel stereo setup.  Although my living room won't accommodate it and I will probably never use it as a center channel.   But I had the single La Scala kicking around here, so what the heck.

I got these Khorns from New England Hi Fi in Scarborough, ME in 1990.   I traded a pair of La Scalas that I had restored from LSBB to Split Industrials with fiberglass, paint, and aluminum trim.  These Khorns were manufactured in 1981, and they came from the factory as "C" style (with no riser) in raw birch, that the first owner finished with polyurethane.  I don't have too many pictures of them before the restoration, but here's one with one of my Mini-Khorns in front of it.

They have served me well over the years, but after hearing the "M Khorns", I knew I had to do something to upgrade the sound, as well as the aesthetics.   So this last year I spent some time figuring out what I wanted to do.   I've always loved rosewood, but I had already done a few of them in rosewood, and I thought it would be nice to do something a little different.  It took a while, but I finally found a really unique veneer from Oakwood Veneer..  The Koa has heavy figuring and grain patterns like the rosewood, and once I saw the veneer sheet, I knew I could do something special with it.

These have the full package of component upgrades.



I didn't take any pictures of the restoration process of this project.   If you're interested in seeing photos of how that process works, , please visit the "M" Khorn webpages. "M" Khorns

Here are the rest of the photos of the finished restoration.





























Volti Audio - Klipsch Khorn V-Trac Upgrades and Restoration