Klipsch Heritage

La Scala AL5

Delivering top-of-the-line sound in a more compact design, the La Scala AL5 is the only other fully horn-loaded speaker in the Heritage series, besides the legendary Klipschorn.

Why would you buy the Klipsch La Scala AL5? Two words: bass horn. The Klipsch Heresy IV, Forte IV & Cornwall IV all have horn loaded tweeters and a midrange with conventional bass drivers. The La Scala AL5 & Klipschorn have horn loaded bass drivers as well - that big wood box below has a woofer that fires into a big folded horn, producing much more dynamic bass. See cutaway in picture carousel. 

The La Scala AL5 is a big speaker yes, but it's also the smallest fully-loaded horn Klipsch Heritage loudspeaker. If you want the huge dynamic impact that is truly a hallmark of a Klipsch, the fully horn loaded models are the way to go. Get a Klipschorn if you have a lot of room, want the biggest bass, and have corners to put them into - sometimes Klipschorns are referred to as Corner Horns. If you want a more living room friendly speaker, and one that doesn't go in a corner, get a La Scala AL5. 

The fairly unique benefit of a folded-horn speaker is that they can produce huge forceful bass from a low wattage amplifier, a tube amplifier if you wish. A McIntosh MC275 tube amp lights them up like cannons on the 4th of July.

The Downside? Well it's a good sized speaker, and you need to have the front to back depth available in your room to make them work. You also need to be a person who likes your speaker to have an enormous jump factor and bass drive - one would not describe the La Scala AL5 as a shy loudspeaker.  


Includes New 10-Year Warranty.
Three-way, fully horn-loaded loudspeaker.
One watt can generate a concert sound experience.
Clarity, accuracy, and remarkable tonal definition.
A best-in-class, highly durable speaker enclosure assembled with pride in Hope, AR, as part of the Klipsch Heritage Series.

When the La Scala AL5 first launched in 1963, Paul W. Klipsch offered it to Arkansas gubernatorial hopeful Winthrop Rockefeller to use as a loudspeaker. Rockefeller went on to use the speaker on a train car later in his political career.

The La Scala AL5 mixes contemporary and classic design. The updated design features a silver metallic grille cloth, a vertical-grain match to smooth the lines of the piece, and book-matched real wood veneer finishes.

The AL5 features a newly-designed, highly-efficient tweeter with an extremely high 109 dB sensitivity.

The 90° X 40° Tractrix horn’s high-frequency performance creates a mammoth sound, bringing the most subtle nuances to the forefront of your listening experience.

Available in Distressed Oak, Black Ash, American Walnut, and Natural Cherry

Price is per pair