Model No: Klipsch Heritage La Scala AL5

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Klipsch Heritage La Scala AL5

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Klipsch Heritage La Scala AL5


Wall-to-wall sound from Klipsch

I have the privilege of researching a great number of different speakers each year. And increasingly, I've seen a trend toward minimalistic, space-saving designs. Klipsch has boldly headed in the opposite direction with the La Scala AL5 — and has been since 1963, when the first iteration of this beautiful floor-standing speaker make its debut.

The La Scala AL5 is one of Klipsch's largest speakers, second only in stature to the mighty Klipschorn. The latest version of this iconic speaker sports a newly designed Tractrix® horn-loaded tweeter, along with gorgeous bookmatched, real-wood veneer finishes.

Three way horn-loaded design

The La Scala AL5 is fully horn-loaded, meaning that its 1" tweeter, 2" midrange, and 15" woofer all use Klipsch's famous horn-shaped cabinet openings.

This design allows for exceptional sensitivity, low distortion, flat frequency response, and broad, well-controlled dispersion. This translates to unequaled power, detail, and dynamics — the hallmarks of the classic Klipsch sound.

The AL5's high sensitivity also makes it a great choice for low- and medium-powered tube amps. 

Proudly made in the USA

The La Scala AL5 is designed and hand-built in Hope, Arkansas. It's available in several attractive book-matched wood veneer finishes, which provide a "mirror" image of each other. 

That's because each pair of La Scala AL5 is sourced from the same piece of timber, with the speakers precisely arranged to provide an aesthetically pleasing mirror image at the splice.

Bi-amp or bi-wire for the best performance

Each speaker comes equipped with two pairs of speaker inputs for bi-amping or bi-wiring. Since they don't include any speaker wire, consider reading our article on choosing and installing speaker wire to find the best option for your system.

A reminder about size and weight

The La Scala AL5 comes in two separate cabinets — one for the tweeter and midrange, and a separate enclosure for the bass driver. Premium materials make the fully assembled speaker quite heavy. Each La Scala AL5 weighs in at a whopping 201 pounds, so you may want to have a friend (or two) on-site to help you unbox and position them.

Product highlights:

  • matched pair of floor-standing speakers
  • designed and hand-built in Hope, Arkansas
  • three-way, fully horn-loaded design
  • separate upper and lower cabinets
  • 1" polyimide-diaphragm compression driver tweeter with Tractrix horn
  • 2" phenolic-diaphragm horn-loaded compression driver midrange
  • 15" fiber-composite cone woofer with folded horn
  • frequency response: 51-20,000 Hz (±4dB)
  • power handling: 100 watts RMS (400 watts peak)
  • sensitivity: 105 dB
  • impedance: 8 ohms compatible
  • book-matched real wood veneer finish
    • veneer leaves for the left and right speakers are crafted from the same piece of timber
    • they're precisely arranged to provide an aesthetically pleasing "mirror" image at the splice
  • removable cloth grille
  • dual sets of speaker binding posts allow bi-amping or bi-wiring


Klipsch Heritage La Scala AL5


Wall-to-wall sound from Klipsch

I have the privilege of researching a great number of different speakers each year. And increasingly, I've seen a trend toward minimalistic, space-saving designs. Klipsch has boldly headed in the opposite direction with the La Scala AL5 — and has been since 1963, when the first iteration of this beautiful floor-standing speaker make its debut.

The La Scala AL5 is one of Klipsch's largest speakers, second only in stature to the mighty Klipschorn. The latest version of this iconic speaker sports a newly designed Tractrix® horn-loaded tweeter, along with gorgeous bookmatched, real-wood veneer finishes.

Three way horn-loaded design

The La Scala AL5 is fully horn-loaded, meaning that its 1" tweeter, 2" midrange, and 15" woofer all use Klipsch's famous horn-shaped cabinet openings.

This design allows for exceptional sensitivity, low distortion, flat frequency response, and broad, well-controlled dispersion. This translates to unequaled power, detail, and dynamics — the hallmarks of the classic Klipsch sound.

The AL5's high sensitivity also makes it a great choice for low- and medium-powered tube amps. 

Proudly made in the USA

The La Scala AL5 is designed and hand-built in Hope, Arkansas. It's available in several attractive book-matched wood veneer finishes, which provide a "mirror" image of each other. 

That's because each pair of La Scala AL5 is sourced from the same piece of timber, with the speakers precisely arranged to provide an aesthetically pleasing mirror image at the splice.

Bi-amp or bi-wire for the best performance

Each speaker comes equipped with two pairs of speaker inputs for bi-amping or bi-wiring. Since they don't include any speaker wire, consider reading our article on choosing and installing speaker wire to find the best option for your system.

A reminder about size and weight

The La Scala AL5 comes in two separate cabinets — one for the tweeter and midrange, and a separate enclosure for the bass driver. Premium materials make the fully assembled speaker quite heavy. Each La Scala AL5 weighs in at a whopping 201 pounds, so you may want to have a friend (or two) on-site to help you unbox and position them.

Product highlights:

  • matched pair of floor-standing speakers
  • designed and hand-built in Hope, Arkansas
  • three-way, fully horn-loaded design
  • separate upper and lower cabinets
  • 1" polyimide-diaphragm compression driver tweeter with Tractrix horn
  • 2" phenolic-diaphragm horn-loaded compression driver midrange
  • 15" fiber-composite cone woofer with folded horn
  • frequency response: 51-20,000 Hz (±4dB)
  • power handling: 100 watts RMS (400 watts peak)
  • sensitivity: 105 dB
  • impedance: 8 ohms compatible
  • book-matched real wood veneer finish
    • veneer leaves for the left and right speakers are crafted from the same piece of timber
    • they're precisely arranged to provide an aesthetically pleasing "mirror" image at the splice
  • removable cloth grille
  • dual sets of speaker binding posts allow bi-amping or bi-wiring

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