We have 23 of our residential houses under quarantine, and five of our clients who are presently testing positive. Our number have dropped significantly over the past month, but we've been really strict on our policies to protect those for whom we are responsible.
They look fine... once in a location with other furnishings, they will seem even better.
I have some cabinets from the '70s that are walnut and still look pretty good. My Heresy IIs and MWMs are black (original), and also look fine. They seem to disappear more in the room after placement, i.e., the longer they are there the less noticeable they are. 😉
I have the Forte III’s and I’ll give my testimony to the bass produced by the rear passive radiator. I have mine 8” from the rear wall and listening to music that I’ve had for years when listened to on the Forte III’s I thought my KLIPSCH R-120 SW Subwoofer was on!! Holy cow! My AVR has Direct and Pure direct mode and while in this mode the sub will not be allowed to come on and still swore it was on , that’s how phenomenal the low frequency is with the combination of the 12” Active woofer and that woofer moves enough air to make the passive move and bounce off the rear wall and BAM , smooth deep rich clean bass. Yes , the rear passive is important and makes the Forte ROCK!!
Thank you for this follow up. I'm sure it's going to be of great help for some owners.
I couldn't help thinking... What a great room this would be for a nice set of Heresy speakers! Move your ficus to another room and put the Heresies in each corner. 😉