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    • Nobody has any experience with this?   I'm not an audiophile.  I just want to be able to hear it clearly. I have 2 Klipsch bookshelf speakers in there now and I would leave them if it could be neatly done. This house is over 100 years old and no way to conceal wires without sheetrock/shiplap work.
    • I've been listening to my new to me Fortes for a little over a week. Horns stir strong opinions on both sides, and if I'm being honest I never considered Klipsch an "audiophile" brand. I was actually very happy with my B&W CM5s (now for sale if someone is interested), but I wanted to try something different. I found the Fortes at what I thought was a good price and the owner was close enough for me to audition. Needless to say, I brought them home even though the audition room was less than ideal. I'm glad I took the chance. These things reveal more than I've ever heard from music that I know well. Do they image as well as the B&Ws? No, but they're pretty close. The British speakers also have a little more definition as well. For me, where the Fortes excel is in involvement. They bring you into the music. If you're not familiar with it, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Will The Circle Be Unbroken was recorded with minimal engineering, as I understand it everything was mastered straight to two tracks. The result is an intimate, natural sound. The three-album set captures the conversations of some iconic bluegrass artists between songs that really adds to the experience. Why am I telling you all this? Cause I was there. Practically speaking. These speakers put me in that place. In chorus sections, I could pick out individual voices. These Fortes have had their caps replaced, so perhaps that's a factor. I also have the luxury of a dedicated listening room without any compromises in speaker or seating placement—I don't think you can exaggerate the importance of that when it comes to good sound.    On the downside, these speakers revealed an annoying hum in my turntable that wasn't so apparent before. I had to add an additional ground wire to the tonearm because the sound was more than I could bear. Also, some records just don't sound so good anymore. I think I'm finally hearing a truth that was obscured before. Despite that, these 1985 vintage speakers have impressed me beyond what I was expecting. Here is the gear I use with the Fortes:   Marantz TT15S1 with Clearaudio Virtuoso cartridge  Marantz PM15S2 Limited Edition integrated amp Adcom ACE-515 AC Enhancer Kimber speaker wire cut to shortest length possible Coming soon: 4wpc Spud     
    • Yes, I’m in Yellowknife Northwest Territories. We do have a shop here that sells Klipsch. He can order the Heritage products but hasn’t stocked any. He keeps the reference line and Paradigm on hand.
    • There’s been a price drop on these. Now $3200
    • Probably the right thing to do, nothing.  Use them for mono in two different rooms.  How much better could you do for a bluetooth speaker with a little BT amp.  
    • Clinton, couple thoughts: The low growl you mention sounds like feedback from a turntable.  Does it happen on other sources?  If not, you need to provide better isolation for your tt. The rapid onset of crap sound at high volumes sounds like a clipping amp.  Yamaha typically employs an impedance selector switch on the rear of the unit.  You should put it in the high impedance setting; the low impedance setting throttles back the supply and prevents the unit from delivering full power.  So check that first. And that's a big enough room, particularly if it's well damped as you say, and RF7's are current hungry enough (4 ohm load), that a more meaty external amp may be in order. Some helpful reading for your edification: https://www.audioholics.com/audio-amplifier/impedance-selector-switch-1 https://www.audioholics.com/home-theater-connection/connecting-an-external-amp-to-a-receiver  
    • Do you have a Chorus II passive radiator you'd be willing to sell?
    • We used to vacation in Panama City every year.  I also lived in Daytona for 6 years and we would camp in the keys.  I've seen pretty water and beautiful beaches.  The ones around here can't compare though.
    • Last time I think Tom and I started with about 6 bottles between Tequila, Scotch and Irish Whisky, but I had to babysit Tom on Saturday night when he was getting into deep thoughts and conversation regarding "we're all Americans"  and "look at how amazing the stars are out here"  LMAO, I still bust his *** about it every few months although he's cut back on his intake of Johnny Walker.
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