Klipsch Cornwall IV Speaker Review. The Gentle Giant.

Klipsch Cornwall IV Speaker Review. The Gentle Giant.

By Steve Huff

UPDATE July 28th 2020: I have been listening on and off to these Cornwall IV’s for nearly 5 months now and have to update everyone. These speakers have dramatically changed after about 400 hours of use. Much more open, much more transparent and even better than when I reviewed them initially. I believe these are one of the top five speakers in the world as of 2020, no matter the cost. What they can achieve is incredible. Depending on your setup, room, amplification these have the capability to bring you INTO the performance like no other. Live, dynamics that can startle you and with an impressive soundstage and imaging capabilities.

They are HUGE but what an experience. These are so much improved over the III’s it’s not even close.

Vinnie Rossi L2i SE, Roon Nucleus (used as streamer via USB into L2i SE DAC), Michell Tecnodec (Vinyl) and Klipsch Cornwall IV. Sounding MAGICAL! 

Now on the review written in April 2020 in the midst of a Pandemic. 

April 20202 –  Hello to all! Yes, I know most of you are reading this while in self isolation during this global pandemic. I myself am writing it during the pandemic so I am right there with you (today is April 13th 2020). We are in a bad place as a nation, and as a world. While I know we will get through it, as I said before, I feel it will be a while. We are all in this together.

Quarantine Music Night with the Cornwall IV

With that said, for the last week I have been having some amazing music sessions. Sitting for hours while letting my mind escape, listening to wonderful music that helps take me away. Music does indeed feed our soul, and helps us to de-stress and take our mind off of other things that may not be so healthy for our mind. Music is a natural part of life and I have listened to music almost daily since I was 15. Two channel audio to me is something special as it has a way of transporting me to another space and time if need be and when done right, 2 channel audio can truly touch you heart.

I have three sets of speakers here for review now. The Klipsch Cornwall IV, the Raven Audio Celeste Towers and QLM Prestige 3’s. All sound wonderful but all sound entirely different from one another and the differences are quite big between them all. Each have their strengths and weaknesses but all three sound quite amazing at the same time.

Today I want to focus on the massively large 100 lb each $6000 Cornwall IV speakers. When the truck delivered them in early March direct from Klipsch they were on a pallet as the weight of the set with boxes was 300 lbs! These are monsters, as were the Cornwall III, but it has been so long since I had the III’s in here that I forgot how much real estate they take up!

Before the Cornwall IV’s were put in I was spending some time listening to the QLM Prestige 3 and Raven Celeste Speakers. I was enjoying them both immensely. When the Cornwall’s were put in, as I expected, the scale of the music grew to a massive size. Thee speakers put out some seriously big sound and will make your speakers sound small (even if they are not small).

Imagine a speaker painting sound. Some will paint that wall of sound in a small way, and some will make that painting a little larger. A speaker life this has the ability to paint that sound in front of you from floor to ceiling and in a very lifelike “human” way.

But how do these Version IV Cornwall’s compare to a speaker I fell for a while back, the Heresy IV?

Well, if you read my Klipsch Heresy IV review that I posted not so long ago, take what I said there and multiply it by 4. These have almost the same (but not quite) signature as the Heresy IV but to be honest I felt the Heresy IV image slightly better and have a wider soundstage, yet they lack in the “fullness” department when compared to the massive Cornwall. As I said, all speakers have their own unique strength and weaknesses. Neither is “better” but each are indeed “different”.

The Cornwall IV excel in other areas and one of these areas is again, scale, size, the overall way they bring music into your room. If you have a larger room these will blow your mind and possibly rattle your walls. If you have a smaller room like me, well these are also amazing in that scenario and can even rattle your bones if you are daring enough to raise the volume a bit.

No, they are not “too much” for a smaller room as long as you have quality amplification. In fact, I have had small bookshelf speakers in here that had bass issues (too much, too thumpy) but the huge 15″ bass driver in the Cornwall IV is a “gentle giant” and awakens only when needed and called upon by the music source.

My room with the Cornwall IV’s. After a week straight of listening to the Klipsch I brought in the Qln Prestige 3’s to compare. The $9500 Qln’s are magical but they still can not compete with the massive breathtaking way the Cornwall IV’s reproduce sound when it comes to the large soundscape they create. 

These never boom, not even close to it, even when ramping up the volume and rocking out in my small room. The bass goes deep but will not give you that fake artificial bass that is pumped up to impress (think older beats headphones). The bass is tight as tight can be, and improved over the III. In fact, I have never heard any speaker that gives me what the Cornwall IV give me in sheer size and bass tightness.

These are vastly improved over the older Cornwall III, no question. When I had the III in here I sometimes would get the “boom”. That loose bass would kill the sound. This doesn’t happen with the IV. 

With a new midrange horn, a new tweeter and some design changes the sound character of the Cornwall has changed somewhat, yet at the same time, they still have the Cornwall flavor. 

There is no denying the unique and legendary sound of this speaker. While not super refined like a $25k Audiophile speaker, it’s much more refined than the III. It has more snap and oomph over the III which I found to be more mellow and warm. These version IV’s now have a much better way in how they render the soundstage. It’s expansive, wide and the vocals are so rich, big and yet without that excessive overdone mid bass warmth of the III. It’s still warm leaning but this time I can hear texture in voices that I could not hear with the III. These are much more “alive” than the III.

They have more detail retrieval than the III yet keep the musical flowing style of past models. The IV’s have more energy and drive yet are never bright. In fact they seem very balanced just as the Heresy IV did and they run a smidgen warm in my room with my Vinnie Rossi L2i SE that uses 300B tubes in the pre amp stage.

The Rossi amp brings that oomph, that melodic and also human emotion to the music. It makes for an amazing match to these speakers but the good news? No need to spend a fortune on an amp, but as you scale up, these speakers will scale right with your gear. Is the Vinnie Rossi L2i SE overkill? Yes indeed…for these speakers. But man do they sound so good with the Rossi behind them.

UPDATE 2022: I HIGHLY recommend a nice SET amp with these. Something like a 300B tube amp sounds glorious with Klipsch Heritage. I am running a Dennis Had Inspire 300bv amp with a Dennis Had preamp and my Heritage speakers sound sublime, best I have ever heard them.



My review samples came in black (my choice) and with the new fancy grille and they look pretty damn nice in my room, actually much nicer than I expected them to look. They look much nicer than the III imo. The grilles are now a salt and pepper color and they used to be used on the limited edition heritage line over the last few years. Now they are included as standard and it does add a feel of luxury to the speaker. This is good. ; )

These are hand made in the USA. They are around 100lbs each. They have a ten year warranty. What is NOT to like? 

They are massive but never overpower my 12X13 room. I can turn it up to concert levels and yet no boom, no harshness, no shouting, no ear fatigue at all. Rather, after 100 hours of break in these speakers kept changing and finally settled in to a speaker that does so much right, and so little wrong. The first 100 hours? They were a tad flat, soft and closed in sounding. After 100 hours they opened up dramatically and came into their own.

I will say now that I have several other speakers in the house, and I have been listening and comparing all of them during this lockdown. Dynaudio Special 40, Dynaudio Emit 10, Raven Celeste Towers, Heresy IV and Qln Prestige 3’s.

Here is a rundown of how each sounds:

  1. Heresy IV – Huge sound for the size, and excellent imaging and soundstage. The sound just pushes out from the speaker with a little teeny bit of forwardness… but wow, this is now one of my favorite speakers of all time (Klipsch is kicking serous bootie). In the right size room this could be all one needs. No sub was needed for me at all but if you want that deep thump, a sub will be needed. The high end and midrange here is FANTASTIC. Huge improvement over the Heresy I, II or III. HIGHLY recommended at $3k and excel with any and all music. These can disappear like any good small speaker.  My review is HERE. 
  2. Cornwall IV – Think the Heresy IV on steroids but the high end seems a tiny bit more relaxed with the Cornwall IV (only during the first 100 hours) and the sound is not as forward as the Heresy IV, at least in my room (after 400 hours this remains true). Where the Cornwall III had this massive huge sound it leaned very warm and lacked any kind of great imaging skills. The III gave us beautiful rich big midrange and a soft top end. The IV gives us a new tweeter for the highs but it is in no way bright or harsh, but more extended than the III was. The new Midrange horn is a huge improvement as it manages to sound even richer and clearer and more natural than the III. The bass is as tight as can be, and any boom from the III is gone. The bass is there when called upon and I can feel it in my body at times, yet it still doesn’t boom. Just deep powerful bass when the recording calls for it. NO matter what I throw at these, they rock the house.
  3. Raven Audio Celeste Towers – These are a piano black tower that come in under $4000 and these are very good sounding speakers that lean to the detail, air and imaging side of things in my room. These have treble with the most air and detail by far, and most excitement. A real Audiophile speaker for those who want hear everything in the recording. The midrange is a tad recessed here rather than forward so the voices sound a little distant but dynamics are top notch and again, offer the most excitement of any speakers I have heard here during this time. These are sound staging and imaging champs but lean more to the detail side of sound. If you like detail and air, these are beautiful. 
  4. Dyanudio S40 and Emit 10 – These have more in common with each other than one may think. They sound identical but the S40 has more mid bass thump, hence a meatier sounding speaker. These can have a tendency to give me boomy bass with some music in my room, more so than any other speaker I have here. The Dynaudio sound is here in full effect and that is rich, full and with fantastic imaging skills.
  5. Qln Prestige 3These are VERY special speakers. Pure magic, but expensive at just under $10k. They do the audiophile tricks very well like 3D, disappearing, beautiful texture and layering, etc. With that said, these can not do the wall of sound that the Klipsch excel at from floor to ceiling.

So here I am sitting in my listening seat now with the mighty Cornwall IV speakers playing. It’s a Monday, at 11:22 AM and I am loving what I am hearing. The volume on my Vinnie Rossi is at 13 and the sound is massive in scale, painting a large wall of sound but this time, rather than the details and sound being more mushed together as a whole as it was with the Cornwall III, now we get imaging, soundstage width and depth and height.

YES! They do image and present a rock solid center image with instruments placed in their correct places, though on a smaller stage, and not as surgically cut out as with a higher end “audiophile” speaker. Even so, the music just flows like soft room temperature butter spreads on bread. Smooth, human and even at low volume, these can be delicate and still sound large with keeping the same big sound, even at low volume. These are low volume kings.

The way they render music is so nice, and addicting. I feel that when I listen to a uber high end system that has the capability to have defined images in a 3D space, it takes away from the actual music. It’s almost as if HiFi is fake sounding, and speakers like the Klipsch here are more musical, presenting that music as a whole, with transparency yet punch and kick. I have to say I have listened to these Cornwall IV’s more than any other speaker in recent memory (as in, hours in a day spent with them…every day). They will never fatigue me in this room, with quality amplification.

What the Cornwall IV offers over the Qln and even Klipsch’s own Heresy IV is this:

When you fire up your system with the Cornwall IV in place, set up correctly and with proper quality upstream gear you better be prepared to be blown away by the immense scale of sound. It’s like an aural assault on your senses and you just might feel that nothing is lacking. Breathtaking is a word that comes to mind as they can indeed take your breath away. These are well balanced and the sound has now matured for Klipsch. They sound more and more like a higher end audiophile speaker, and while not as refined as uber $$ speakers they offer things that those speakers could never offer.

A cohesive welcoming sound. It draws you in and yes it gets addicting. As the sound surrounds your ears and room you feel you are inside of the performance at times. Low volume? The speakers still sounds huge but more like a gentle giant. No piercing treble, no shouty midrange and no boomy bass to be found here. While here are not as refined as $10k speakers, they are much more refined than the previous versions of this speaker.

The quality of the cabinets also seems nicer with the IV and the bass ports, still in the front have been refined as well to eek out as much performance as possible. The rear connection plate is also improved over the plastic of the III. Now with metal binding posts, it is more fitting for this class of speaker.

No snobbery here, the Cornwall IV’s are some of the best speakers I have come across in my audio life. They bring the artists to your room and this time the sound is better than it has ever been with this legendary speaker, in all aspects from high to mid to low. Small room or large they sound amazingly natural, musical and fluid. They keep the rhythm and beat pumping and there is a solid foundation to the music.

You will not find anything lacking here yet nothing is in excess either. With a speaker as large as this you would think the sound would be unruly in a small room. Nope, they just fill that room with beautiful music that has life, thrilling dynamics and a massive size to the sound. Think BIG in every aspect but even so, you can listen at low late night volumes and still have that scale as it stays true even at low volumes. Acoustic instruments are amazing with these, as is the Human Voice. Think Leonard Cohen. His voice is full, throaty, and huge with the Cornwall IV’s, yet the clarity is so much better than previous versions.

These are not speakers one will sit down to listen to so they can dissect every sound, every instrument and every breath. Rather, these are made to listen to, to feed your soul with music that just flows like a live performance flows. Play some strings on these and be wowed by the emotional beauty they can push out. Again these sound organic, fluid, and no matter if you point them right at you or straight on into the room, with quality amplification you will never hear any harsh or brightness here. (Try a Single Ended Triode Class A Amp for Heavenly Sonics).

The brightness some associate with Klipsch often comes from the amplification, the pre amp, the cables (YES they make a difference) or the room itself. When powered with quality gear, and set up correctly there is no brightness or hardness to be found. Do not use a cheap receiver with these, as then you may hear the effect of the amplifier/receiver and you will also hear some strange coloration.

The Klipsch Cornwall IV  do have some of this audiophile 3D effect after they have some hours on them. Where the III had little, the IV steps it up and again as yes, these do image nicely.  It’s just that this is not what they are made for. These are made to give you pleasing music for the rest of your life and are super easy to drive. But I will say it again, these deserve amplification as good as the speakers. Spend $6000 on these? Spend at least half of that on a quality amp.

Being so easy to drive means you do not need a megawatt amp as these are more about subtlety than raw power, though they have that as well and most think of RAW POWER when they see these speakers. Yet they also excel at subtlety. 

The Cornwall IV is one of the most impressive speakers I have heard in my life, as what it does well, it does very well. When I go back to the $10,000 Qln Prestige 3 I sense an immediate shrinking of the sound wall. It sounds smaller, and less dynamic. While the Qln excel in other areas they just can not touch the Corn’s in their ability to shake your foundations and bring a live concert into your room. Funny enough, I LOVE both.

As for setup, the Cornwall IV sound their best in the corners, but pulled out into the room some. Toe in? After weeks of trying these with no toe in, extreme toe in, pulled out into the room and even back against the wall I ended up, finally, five months later with the speakers about 1 1/2 feet from the back wall, and toed in slightly. This brings a wall to wall soundstage, a mastic sound with perfect highs and mid and bass along with a 3 dimensional welcoming sound. It’s like real music, live music.

These are lifetime speakers. No muss, no fuss. Easy to set up, easy to drive, and the sound is so pleasing and natural that one could not want for more unless you are an audiophile who has the disease of always wanting to try everything to see what it sounds like.

When I listen for hours, I do not miss the extreme imaging and air I get from other speakers. I just enjoy the music as it flows to my ears, mind and soul. The big warm leaning presentation just feels good, and fills my space with a solid foundation of sound that feels as if the music is coming from the heavens themselves. It just sounds right, as if this is how it is supposed to be.

$6000 PER PAIR

At $6k per pair thee are not cheap but nothing of exceptional quality is these days. If you want something truly fantastic, you have to pay, as you do here. I find the $6,000 price tag to be very fair here as they are made in the USA, use matching wood and offer them in matched pairs only. With a TEN YEAR warranty, these are made to last as all Klipsch Heritage speakers are.

It’s no longer 1981, it’s 2020 and things are more expensive these days ; ) if you want something similar but smaller and cheaper, look to the Heresy IV or THESE from JBL. 

The Heritage line to me is the top of the line from Klipsch and it shows when you unbox the speakers and smell the beauty as well as see the beauty. No, they do not look all fancy nor do they have a glossy appearance. They are not futuristic looking and look more like they traveled from the 1970’s to your home but they sound every bit of 2020. To me there is a special beauty to the Heritage line of speakers, all of them.

The Cornwall IV have no real weakness. They can blow you from the room all while staying composed. They can seduce you at 2am listening at quiet listening levels. They sound gorgeous in my small 12X13 room or when I bring them out to my (4X the size) living room.

I have heard speakers that cost twice as much not sound nearly as good as the Klipsch Cornwall IV. If you have the space and want a speaker than brings it all, take a serious look at the Cornwall IV.

Klipsch is on a roll with the Forte III, Heresy IV and now Cornwall IV.

You can order the Klipsch Cornwall IV from Amazon HERE


I used my Vinnie Rossi L2i SE integrated amp for most listening and then the Naim Atom which is what I would recommend to most with tshi speaker. 

First up. Listening to this obscure Cure song was a treat. The baseline is crisp, tight and powerful in a gentle kind of way. The vocals are SCARY here as Robert Smith sounds so real, it almost sounds like he is in the room with you. I have never heard this vocal so realistic, no matter the speaker used. 

Sinead O’Conner’s Jackie is one of my faves from the 1980’s. It starts out slow and quiet and builds throughout the song to a liquid smooth vocal with aggressive guitar that floats in front of the voice, which is DEAD CENTER by the way. A powerful performance that not all speakers can “flesh out” properly. In fact, this is the first time EVER that I have heard this song sound this good. The Cornwalls have what it takes to bring scale and power to this usually flat sounding song. Turn it up and this will take your breath away.

Perfume Genius has some interesting music and this is one of those songs that can be haunting if the speaker is up to the task. On my Prestige 3’s this song is astoundingly real and textured. With the Cornwall IV it is just there, in the room with a fleshed out cohesive sound. Not as airy as other speakers but more natural, more like a live performance. But the speakers easily do justice to this surreal song.

I love First Aid Kit. Have seen them live, have an autographed Album and own all of their albums on Vinyl. Their harmonies are beautiful and these two sisters are like a modern day Simon & Garfunkel. This is one of their most beloved songs, and it sounds so full, rich, organic and pure through the Cornwall’s. The vocals are so clean and clear and so beautiful due to the midrange horn here. Again, may be the best I have heard this song sound. The presentation brings the artists to you, for a private show.

David Darling’s Cello Blue is beautiful and on the Cornwall IV’s the sound is intoxicating. Smooth, realistic and just the right amount of heft to it. Makes it sound like real music instead of some speakers that make music sound fake with too much detail or high end. This is beautiful and can  take  your  mind  away. The entire album is very good, and the Cornwall’s are up to the task of presenting it to you in such a beautiful human way.

MEGADETH’s RUST IN PEACE live rocked my brain loose. I listen to much more than audiophile music, and being 50 years old I just recently discovered MEGADETH. I always KNEW of them, but have only heard 2-3 songs from them. After listening to this LIVE performance on the Cornwall IV’s I truly understand another beauty of these speakers. I mean, damn…they bring the band to my room and jamming this sounded so amazing. Guitars were rich, defined and jetted out into the room from all sides, drums pounded with authority. I WAS THERE. After one listen, I listened again to the first few songs. Wow. I then put on their recent “The Threat is Real” from Dystopia and it made me realize these Klipsch speakers will be with me for a long time. We may move by end of year and I can already envision a new room just for thee speakers.


The Klipsch Cornwall IV are FANTASTIC. If you have the space, and are prepared to feed them with some quality amplification you will be rewarded for your efforts. These are the biggest sounding, most powerful sounding, most easy to set up and get rocking speaker I have ever had here.

They are improved in all ways over the I, II and III versions of this speaker and offer up a better top end, a better midrange and tighter better sounding bass. My room is 12X13 and they sound crazy good in here. In my living room they sound just as crazily good. Low volume or skull rattling, these keep composure and offer a balanced huge wall of sound. While not up there with the higher end speakers in imaging, air and holographic depth these offer what those speakers can not. SCALE!!

Nope, they do not disappear like a stand mount speaker, and yes, you do feel like the sound is coming from the boxes for the most part, but that’s how it goes with large speakers and I say SO WHAT! These are meant to fill your space with beautiful music. Nothing more, nothing less and boy oh boy do they do this so well.

The Cornwall IV is a speaker that is easy to drive and paints a sonic wall so large you feel as if you can step inside. A human presentation and makes music sound like what we feel it should sound like.

These are without question, the best version of this speaker Klipsch has ever created. If you love the Cornwall sound, or are just curious about what this sound is all about then I urge you to demo these when you can. I call them a “Gentle Giant” not because they are anything less than a giant but because they offer subtlety as well as all out slam. They offer beauty and realism, as well as screams and shouts. They can rock and roll or be as composed as you need them to be, all while staying full and beautiful sounding. Highly recommended.

At $6000 they are not cheap but hey, they are not cheap speakers. You get what you pay for and then some. This is a speaker I can not imagine anyone being disappointed with. A speaker for life!



  1. Hi Steve,

    Great review. Just now ran across your website.

    I’ve been retired for many years, but I became a Klipsch dealer in 1972 (was a dealer for 37 years until I sold my store and retired) and knew Paul Klipsch personally. The Hope, Ar. factory was only 30 miles from my store (in Texas) and I frequently drove over to pick up my own orders and talk with all of the Klipsch guys and gals (been on many factory tours). A man named Bob Moers was president of Klipsch at the time (he was a sort of Hippie-type fellow, but interesting).

    Being the nearest dealer to the factory, I often got special deals when they had a few pairs left of models they were closing out when an improved version was coming to market (I recall being offered 12 pairs of Chorus IIs at $300.00 a pair, in Oak). Another benefit I received was, Klipsch allowed me to bring customers over to tour the factory, and allowed them to survey the wood (grain) and personally pick out their own wood for the speakers they were having built (back then, it took about a month to get the speakers from the time the order was placed). Paul would also sign the backs of speakers my customers ordered after their tours.

    My insurance agent was the same person who took care of the Klipsch Company. I once got a phone call from Mr. Klipsch saying the agent had saved them a lot of money and he (Paul) wanted to give him a pair of Cornerhorns as a gift of appreciation. I said that was fine with me. But being a very ethical man, Paul was concerned that would knock me out of a sale so he phoned to tell me he was sending ME a pair of K-Horns NO CHARGE.

    I sat with Paul numerous times in his old laboratory (a small building across the street from the factory) and watched him at work. He was truly an amazing man (he was also a sharp-witted, “no-nonsense” man who did not put up with incompetence). He was fond of giving out 2″ round, yellow buttons/badges (made to pin on shirts) with the word “Bullshit” written on them. He told me that was a reference to the performance claims of many speaker companies (specs). He particularly didn’t care for Bose.

    Paul regularly published technical papers humorously entitled: “The Dope From Hope.” When I became a dealer (in ’72), the Herseys were $400.00 a pair in Walnut, the Cornwalls were $600.00 a pair in Walnut, the LaScalas were $625.00 a pair but could NOT be had in a hardwood finish, and the Cornerhorns were $1,000.00 a pair in walnut (Oak was an optional finish on all but the LaScalas).

    The prices have certainly shot skyward since then, but so has the performance. When I was a dealer, the audiophile community frowned on Klipsch speakers but the customers loved them. I used to sell them mostly with McIntosh, Marantz, and Yamaha amplifiers, Thorens and Dual Turntables, and Ortofon phono cartridges (MM and MC). I was also an original Advent dealer, an original EPI dealer, an original Boston Acoustics dealer, an original Dahlquist dealer, and an original Paradigm dealer (and later, a B&W dealer).

    I would be happy to serve as a resource (for you) for any information you might like on the “old original” Klipsch company as I’m sure few (if any) of the original Klipsch people I knew still work there.


  2. Hi Steve,
    I wonder if you could briefly compare the sound between these Cornwall IV and Guarneri Evolution or Tradition?
    Many thanks!

    • COMPLETELY different sound. The Cornwalls are horn speakers, the Guarneri are not and sound much different. The Guarneri will have a more prevalent and bigger bass, as well as sweeter highs and a silky midrange. The Cornwall will play LOUD, be easy to drive and have a more ALIVE like sound, though there will be some coloration in the mids compared to the G’s. The Guarneri is technically a much better speaker in build (and some would say sound) but they require a beefier amp to drive them to their best.

  3. Hi Steve!
    I have a question. I am wondering how the phantom golds compare to this speaker, are they in the same league and which do u prefer?

    • Much much different. The Phantom Gold’s are good if you want convenience. All in one. They sound amazing and have some big sound but they will not be anywhere near the Cornwall IV. This speaker is sort of in a class of its own. Nothing else sounds like it. It’s massive scale of sound, and the way it recreates voice is where it’s magic lies.

      • Hello Steve,
        Great review. Reading that your room is relatively small, do you think the Cornwall IVs would sound good in a 11 by 13 foot room? Right now, I’m using Heresy IIIs in this room with the Hersey’s in the corners of the 13 foot wall and the seating position about 10 feet away. I would place the Cornwall’s in the same positions. It was recommended to me to go with the Forte IIIs in this room as the Cornwall’s would overpower this size room. After reading your review, I wonder if I should just get the CWs anyway. Thanks.

        • My room is 12X13, and they sound great here. They went through some weird phases…too warm, too full, to thin, raggedy and after 400+ hours they have settled and just sound incredible. Burn in is real. They do not overpower my room at all, but could if I turned them up to crazy levels. They are low volume masters and sound good regardless of volume. I have had them in and out of my room, and I keep going back to them. Listening now actually! I consider them one of the best speakers in the world for sound and presentation, regardless of cost.

  4. I suggest you try the ancient Altec Voice of the Theatre A7’s. I have them in my house with 200W per side Marantz from the 1970’s The sound stage is Immense! The sound is concert like. Why ? Because these are the same speakers used by the concert venues. It may be too much for your 12×13 room. But Like the Cornwalls these rock and shine. Piano is VIBRANT like its next to you. The Cornwalls are like this. When people come over and ask I now tell them they are Prototype Speakers and I am doing beta testing. Because when I used to tell them these are 50 year old speaker they were confused So I changed the story to fit the times. Sort of funny but I bet that would be the best way to explain the Cornwalls . Enjoy and dont crack the beams in the ceilings!!

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