I believe that Albert Von Schweikert had something to do in the design of that speaker line, so they would be far from junk.
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I have a pair of Clearfield Diplomat 2 way monitors. I purchased them new in May of '93. I was going to buy a pair of Genesis monitors (the gloss black ones, shaped like cylinders). I went to my local private audio salon to make a deposit. They were having a Clearfield seminar, I met Albert Von Schweikert. He was very personable, and answered everyones questions on speaker design & system compatibility. I ordered the Diplomats & still have them. They cost $1200.00 new, in cherry finish. They weigh 42 lbs each & have a 3" front baffle. VERY over-engineered. I have never had a problem with them. They do have the same Vifa aluminum tweeter Thiel was using back then, they don't sound good with a forward-sounding amp (I could not use my Adcom 555IIs with them). They are now rear channel speakers in my video system, mounted on sand filled Spica stands.