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Old 09-26-2017, 11:18 AM
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S80 vs S85 Tower Speakers

Coming from a 4 speaker JL system on my X25 tower, and after the large number of people darn near rendered unconscious ramming their heads into the speakers when entering the boat, I was intrigued by the new Kilpsch tower speaker options.

While going through the ordering process of a new X23, I was trying to decide what speakers to get. If you want cans, they are only offering sets of 2. If you want 4 speakers, you go with their Pods which is a 7K option.

The S80 is the standard tower speaker I believe.

The S85 is a 4K upgrade. 4 freaking K.

Anybody have experience with these speakers? Worth the 4K? Just seems like an insane amount for an upgrade like that.
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Old 09-26-2017, 11:48 AM
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The S85s definitely have more depth and maybe a little more punch. The cans themselves look a little better too. We have been ordering X series with S85s and XT series with S80s for the most part.
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Old 09-26-2017, 10:01 PM
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4k More depth and punch?
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Old 09-30-2017, 09:20 AM
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This from Klipsch-

The difference between the S80 and S85 is in the can itself, not the speaker or amplifier. The S85 is the new premium style can while the S80 is the standard style, similar to last year's.
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Old 09-30-2017, 10:25 AM
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4k More depth and punch?
sucker punch

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Old 10-01-2017, 02:53 PM
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This from Klipsch-

The difference between the S80 and S85 is in the can itself, not the speaker or amplifier. The S85 is the new premium style can while the S80 is the standard style, similar to last year's.
So it's 4K for a different can and that's it? Geez...
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Old 11-16-2017, 03:03 PM
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Yeah, joke show. AND the sound isnt poweful... Its clear, but no punch. A big miss for MC and im willing to bet there are going to be alot of unhappy new MC owners out there - such as myself.
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Old 11-16-2017, 04:43 PM
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Hey guys. If you use "design a boat" the S80's have an MSRP of $2370 while the S85's have an MSRP of $3960. So technically, the S85's are really a $1590 upgrade
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