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    • I went through great pains to obtain a very nice pair of Altec Model 19s. First thing I did was a full recap.    So, I’ve been trying speaker placement, different amps (tube and SS) and acoustic treatment. The Altecs are fantastic sounding…   BUT…I’ve made a huge effort to make myself love the 19s more than my Forte III. I have them set up for easy A/B auditioning.    For me the Forte III win. They are more forward, detailed and, most of all, cohesive.    I’ve read the 19s are the pinnacle of speaker quality but I have to remind myself the Forte III are modern $4k speakers (msrp). They are REALLY good.    I’ve owned and compared dozens of speakers and the FIII are the best I’ve ever owned.    Am I crazy?  Am I missing something with the Altecs?  It COULD be the room and placement but, as I said, I’ve done a lot of experimentation (not easy with 150 pound speakers!).    Damn. I just love the Forte III. A lot.  They image and have incredible intimacy the Altecs seem to lack.   I’m listening to the F III now. Just magic.          
    • I wonder if the airline would allow them on the plane. I could ticket 3 seats cheaper than these sell for here.
    • Hello all I hooked up new F300 klipsch tower speakers to my Sony DN1080 receiver and only the horns made a noise so I tried previous F30 tower speakers and only the horn made a noise so I hooked up some Polk tower speakers and they worked fine am I doing something wrong please 🙏 me 
    • I'd been wanting either La Scalas or Belle Klipsches, ever since I saw them at Executive Stereo at Fairview Mall in Toronto in 1972.  In 2006, I nearly bumped into a La Scala in a local vintage hi-fi shop, and two days later it and its brother were in my living room.  Since then, I got a pair of 1980s Belles from the Music Department at UVic (I just needed one, to serve as Front Centre and TV stand.  The spare one sits in a back corner), and later a pair of La Scala IIs from a guy south of Vancouver.  They became my new main left and right speakers, then the OG La Scalas became my Surround speakers, replacing a pair of Heresy IIs.   The Heresy IIs, which had come from a guy who lived north of Kingston, Ontario, are now with a Forum member from up-Island, who's very happy with them.  That's 4 Heritage speakers that I've brought to the Island.  A noble mission, IMO.   My TO connection?  I lived there for 30 years, from Richmond Hill to Etobicoke, and many points in between.  Now I live in Victoria.
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    • As long as the risers are closed, they should do no harm to the sound.     But if you think the HF section on your Scalas is too low, maybe you should get a nice reclining armchair or love seat, and get yourself down to squawker level.     I don't like reclining sofas, because the middle seat doesn't recline, due to the lack of a place to put the control lever.  However, there are some love seats that are just as wide as a sofa, and have two extra-wide cushions, instead of three regular-width ones.  Then you have full-width recline action (reclination?, which makes for a pleasantly large near-horizontal viewing area.  Some of the powered sofa-width love seats even have a separately-operated headrest section, which you can raise up so you don't fall asleep.
    • Replaced the Aiyima with the PA5 I got today. Was out picking up studio equipment I got from a friend who's moving to SC. Used my Pink Noise CD to set the gain to match the Aiyima (jiggling between 83.3 and 84.1 db). With no other adjustment I listened my usual test CD's on the Edgar Horn Titan II's with Seismic Sub (full horns all around). This amp seems to tilt everything to a different "room curve" favoring the BASS in a very strong fashion, whereas the Aiyima seemed to favor the high end with more ambience. But man Amp graps hold of the BASS and thumps your chest. I got a new DB meter and used it in A mode (not C) to do the gain adjustment. After female vocals, sax, guitar, and the drum solo on Take Five by Joe Morello on Dave Brubeck's classic, the kick drum transients were nothing short of amazing and I ended up reaching 111 db peaks with a Totally EFFORTLESS sound and total lack of strain and distortion. This is a keeper for sure! I'll do some enhanced listening on a different day since I'm tired from moving stuff up and down stairs and I fell on the ice twice. Unhurt, just sore muscles. Canadian born, I'm a former hockey player so ice doesn't bother me but moving heavy photo gear does! All for now. More later!
    • Although I didn't brave the weather, just for giggles I put my La Scalas on some dollies that I had laying about. They raised my speakers 5" off the floor (not 3" like the AL5 risers).   I didn't do a before/after test with REW and my UMIK-1 so that my observations are based solely on my hearing/perception. And ... I'll be the first to admit that my hearing likely isn't as discriminating as some others on the forum, so that my observations may not be entirely correct.   I may have been seduced by the novelty of the change, but I thought the speakers sounded better: I thought that the music sparkled a bit more. But, if there was an improvement in bass, it was pretty modest.   @Bubo may have explained why I thought the speakers sounded better.   I'll definitely be building risers for my La Scalas (and replacing the gaskets on the bass bins). Until then I'm going to leave them on the dollies.  
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