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What are your favorite Klipsch speakers in all categories, expensive, modestly priced, small (stand mount small) medium, large and xtra large. And what makes you like them so much?     
meerzistar

I don't know how many Klipsch "fanatics" frequent Audiogon but I do own and enjoy many flavors of Klipsch.

Bill

I have just purchased an unmodified cheap as chips used pair of Klipschorns. They suit my ears and wallet for most sounds, although for rock/Indie/goth genre's of music I  prefer my Oris 150 horn loudspeakers.
Very interested in comparisons of Klipsch to others by those with experience.

The event that awakened the "audiophile" in me many years ago was first time hearing the Fleetwood Mac album on a pair of Klipsch circa 1977 or so.  

I've had a soft spot ever since but never been an owner.
I have heard several Klipsch speakers over the years and I always thought them to be a little too bright, even harsh for my tastes. I recently purchased a pair of Klipsch RP-160M speakers. These are
6 1/2 inch 2-way monitors.The 160Ms are current production and originally retailed at $540 and have been reduced to $440. About $100 less than the original 685s, making them somewhat equivalent budget wise. As with many, they can be found discounted.  
 
I am in the process of making comparison with my B&W 685s as driven by an NAD 326BEE integrated (my secondary system). As of yet I have only made comparison outdoors w/o room boundary effects.  I also plan on making this comparison in my dedicated audio room with my main system. Please allow me to get back to you on this.