I’m probably going to send the following desktop audio stuff out free to a good home. If you’re interested, let me know.
There are two styles of these that were made: ones that have traditional looking rectangular box satellite speakers, and ones that have funky little round satellite speakers. I have the funky little round ones. They’re still separate midrange/tweeters, and unlike the box ones, the tweeters are the trademark Klipsch horns. While I’m a little dubious of their claimed low frequency of 30 Hz, they unquestionably have pretty serious bass. Originally retailed for around $150.
A favorite of do-it-yourself audio types, this is a professionally-built version which I believe was by Rockhopper Audio, although I confess I wouldn’t swear to it. I believe this went for around $250. This sounds great with every headphone I’ve plugged into it, including the rather finicky “you need a real headphone amp, son” AKG 701s.
(Warning: link to audio review forum that one could find a bit twee.) It’s really high quality, with two caveats: it’s a fairly big box as such things go, and its sampling rate only goes up to 16-bit, 48 KHz. But Nyquist blah blah blah mathematical proof you can’t hear anything better than that anyway, right? Right.
“So if this stuff is any good, why are you getting rid of it?” Because, well, it’s all big. I’m slimming down my office space requirements and that means all this stuff needs to go somewhere.
If you’re in the local area—that is, San Francisco Bay—I can get these to you or you can pick them up. Otherwise, we can figure out shipping.