Klipsch KSM-2 II Monitor_Speaker - $100 (Leverett)

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condition: good
make / manufacturer: Klipsch
model name / number: KSM-2 II
This monitor sounds amazing. Audiophile quality. Big, full bass response !! It is also heavy AF.
Perfect for a fixed location, a rehearsal space ... or somebody with a better back than mine.

A brief history on the KSM 2 monitors. They're the bigger Klipsch slant monitors, much larger than the original HSM Heresy Slant Monitor. There was a 12 and 15 version and a II version of each of those. This is the 15”. The KSM 2 was kind of a Industrial Cornwall monitor in that it has the K43 heavy duty woofer as used in LSI and CP-1 (Cornwall Professional). The horn is the K601, which is the composite CW horn as used on the CW II. The driver should be a K58 which is a very nice driver that handles the mids and highs very well. It almost sounds like a 3-way. Another feature that gives a Cornwall-like sound and appearance is of
the 'shelf' slot port, which faces the listener on stage. Trey Cannon calls these the 'Drummers Dream' and I'm inclined to agree- talk about some serious thump and output!

There is a special crossover built for these speakers and like Klipsch Heritage, this is built on a 3/4 birch plywood slab and attached to the rear side of the cabinet. Caps, autoformers, resistors, and air coil chokes make up the elements. There is a standard Heritage barrier strip that is simlarly labeled. The jack cup features two standard metal 1/4" jacks wired in parallel for easy daisy-chaining on stage, and there are two fuse holders labeled HF 1amp and LF 3 amp.
Electrically the II versions used the locking 1/4 jacks and added two dual banana jacks for the speaker termination system favored in that era.
Original hardware was recessed handles on one end for carrying and a pole socket mount on the other. These could be elevated for drum monitors or presumably used as mains (yes they're that good).

Klipsch. Audiophile, Wedge, Floor speaker, floor monitor, Bass Cabinet

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