For those unfamiliar with Klipsch or this legendary model, the brand is an international speaker icon with the original LaScala speakers launched way back in 1963.
Named after the Theatro alla Scala in Italy, the LaScala speakers have been on music lovers' radar for more than half a century.
The $32,000 LaScala making music in the QualiFi suite with Marantz electronics will be a horn-loaded 3-way model with a folded horn 15-inch woofer, 2-inch midrange, and 1-inch tweeter.
The LaScala II generates the same crystalline treble, high output levels and ultra-low distortion bass response as the original 1963 design.
Less ambitious but still highly desirable, is the Klipsch R-15 powered monitor speakers and matching turntable pack that is bound to draw budget-conscious buyers to the QualiFi room.
The R-15 is wireless, and Bluetooth enabled. A hi-res Heos link will comprise the source for these powered speakers.
The R-15 speakers have a built-in amplifier, and the matching turntable is built for Klipsch by ProJect. Cost of the package is $1899.
Klipsch will also be demonstrating its sweet-sounding Klipsch Heritage Wireless speaker range comprising three beautifully retro-styled models called the One, The Two and The Three.
Marantz will be showing its new $4990 10-Series integrated amplifier, the PM10 is a purely analogue model without any digital to analogue circuitry.
Amplifiers comprise the core of Marantz’s long history and not commonly known is that the brand’s first product was a high-end preamplifier.
As befitting a flagship model, the PM10 features dual mono construction and a massive power output of 200 watts channel. Styling and presentation is top shelf, and the jewel-like finish of the hefty chassis will inspire pride of ownership.
Crammed with Marantz’s best technology and equipped with dedicated MM and MC phono stages, the PM-10 will attract a crowd of admirers.
QualiFi will be located in Room 1310.