Originally designed for professional use and initially released in 1963, the La Scala took its name from the Teatro alla Scala in Italy
Often referred to as the “mini Klipschorn”, the La Scala AL5 features a three-way, fully horn-loaded driver configuration.
It includes a 25mm tweeter, a 50mm mid-range driver and the same 381mm woofers as the flagship Klipschorn.
The 25mm thick cabinetry is split into two sections, “…for effective decoupling of the high- and low-frequency transmission systems,” said the company. The mid/high enclosure features a newly-designed, K-771 tweeter, with light-weight polyimide diaphragm, mated to Klipsch’s 90° X 40° Tractrix horn.
Alongside this is a K-55-X mid-range compression driver with phenolic diaphragm, mated to an exponential horn. Sensitivity, you won’t be surprised to learn, is 105db. It spans 1016 x 615.9 x 642.9mm and weighs 91kg.
The low-end enclosure masks the large woofer. The bass response reaches 45Hz.
The cabinetry – in Natural Cherry, Satin Black Ash or American Walnut – is finished in book-matched wood veneers, so the top and bottom cabinets and the left/right speakers look like a truly matched set.
The mid/high section is also supplied with a new magnetic grille, featuring a metal-mesh weave.
On the rear of the mid/high enclosure there is also a new aluminium input panel, capable of handling high-gauge cables. Made to order in Hope, Arkansas, the price is £12,000.
To learn more, call 01235 511 166 or call www.henleyaudio.co.uk
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