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  1. It has been a long time since I had them checked and getting old but they are two different speakers that have a different overall sound. I think the different midrange horns used on the Forte and CHii are one of the things I will have to get use to. Also the Forte's bass goes to 32 and the CHii is 39 . Eventually I may decide I like the Fortes better and sell the Chorus iis or the opposite. If you can run youtube thru your system try this acoustic guitar video sounds very good on the chorus ii https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBfBYfPNXqE&list=PLw-Qq5GTBCwbP0FFcdVof8zqv7eP3baUb
  2. I have a Denon 4800 AVR that I use as a preamp(good but need to find a true preamp) and a Amps and Sound Stereo 15 tube amp. The link is for the special edition and mine is one of the first he built and is not the special edition. http://ampsandsound.com/products/amps/stereo-15-special-edition/ One of the things I have noticed so far is the Fortes room placement was easier to find than the Chorus ii(still working on it) and the Fortes are more forgiving of the source material. Back in 2003 when I bought new La Scalas(LS) so much of my music sounded bad on the LS and the same is true on the CHii. So far I have one crossover switched to Bob Crites new one and will do the other tonight. I was going to wait to put in the diaphragms for the tweeter/midrange but I think I will do it this weekend. Over the next 3 months pick a preamp and then around June next year get it. Thinking about trying to veneer the Fortes(never done this before) and if I don't screw it up then try the Chorus iis.
  3. Bought my first Heresys back in 1985 in the base exchange for $570 when I was in the Air Force. Then I had to worry they would make it home okay after shipping them from Dhahran Saudi Arabia to Montgomery Alabama. They made the 7467 mile trip okay and since then have had KLF 20s, La Scalas, Fortes, and last week picked up a pair of nice Chorus IIs. About 3-4 years ago I bought new crossovers and diaphragms for my Fortes. Improved the sound was happy! Until last week saw a Craigslist add for Chorus iis and all of a sudden they were in my living room! I knew the Chorus iis were bigger but until you put them next to the fortes you don't realize how much bigger. Today in the mail were new crossovers, tweeter and midrange diaphragms From Bob Crites. Going to put in the crossovers first and give it a month and then the diaphragms. Trying to post pics but they are over 4 MB.
  4. What kind of equipment do you have to use with the LS?
  5. !!!!!! People have also used the GG base and then upgrade some parts for not much more money for a great preamp. I bought the GG used and paired it with a Welborne Labs 2A3 Moondogs and La Scalas for a outstanding sound! I bought a Juicy Music Merlin preamp but returned it. The GG sounded just as good and a little better. Too many choices!!
  6. Transcendant Sound grounded grid pre. Probably way under your budget but it's a fantastic tube pre. I can personally ditto this..... I agree I!!
  7. In Houston there is this pair of LS on Craiglist. Pretty beat up for $900 but if can get them lower price they might be a good fix up and upgrade parts project. https://houston.craigslist.org/ele/5501727039.html I have never done any kind of cabinet work so it would be a learning experience. Money wise it would be a long term project at least a year. That way could spread out cost of upgrading parts.
  8. I normally don't like the cane grills but on those LS I like it!
  9. I have been thinking about one to go with my Amps & Sound Stereo 15 tube amp. It will have to wait till later this year . Looking forward to your review and pics!
  10. I have a 103 and a one terabyte harddrive that has all my music, pictures, and videos on it plugged into the 103. I also have the Sony S790 and run a hdmi cable into the 103. Also I run my ps3 into the oppo(two hdmi inputs and two hdmi outputs) so I have one hdmi cable to my tv instead of three. 103 also has three usb ports. The Sony S790 is great choice if $500 is too much.
  11. Enjoyed those amps when I had them!! I used them with a Ground Grid preamp with great results. Glad to hear you still have them.
  12. I have had mine for 1 1/2 years and love it! I have a 1 terabyte external hardrive hooked up to it and access all my music, videos, and pictures. Also Netflix, youtube, Pandora, and others. ENJOY!!
  13. 300 Rise Of An Empire: tonights movie.
  14. I have a Denon 4800 that was doing the same thing checked everything out. Finally found 1 very small strand of speaker wire going from the front left to the front right binding post on the rear of the reciever. It worked fine after that. If you have not checked try it.
  15. Justin Weber from Amps and sound gave me a discount on a pre production model Stereo 15 he had and I have been enjoying it for the last 5 days now. I do not have a preamp so first I hooked my Oppo 103 up to the Stereo 15(ST 15) and used the volume control on the Oppo remote with very good results. Next I tried the passive preamp Justin provided with about the same results as the O 103. Finally I tried the pre out of my Denon 4800 with the best results. It had been 5 years since I had used a tube amp and I have been enjoying the ST 15 since I got it! I plan to use the tubes Justin sent with it for 2-3 months and then try some different EL-84s. I want to thank Justin for answering my questions and the quick responses to my emails! I want also want to thank him for adding the passive preamp to the deal at no extra cost! Here is two links on the Klipsch forum to other people who have bought or used one of Justin’s amps. https://community.klipsch.com/index.php?/topic/148025-my-new-tube-amp-from-ampsandsound/ https://community.klipsch.com/index.php?/topic/147874-amps-and-sound-se-84/
  16. Congrats on the Stereo 15!! Looks great in your system! I know it sounds great too. I talked with Justin last Sat and he had a pre production model ready so I bought that one and it arrived tonight. I will start a new post Sunday after I play with the ST 15 over the weekend.
  17. Here is a review of the Oppo 103 Darbee version. http://hstrial-jrodriguez996.homestead.com/OPPO-BDP-103D-Darbee-Edition-Blu-ray-3D-Review.html?_=1382407813601
  18. Go to Yahoo Luxman Group and you will have to sign up to ask questions and post there they should have some idea. http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/luxman/info I have owned a Luxman R-113 receiver from the late 80s with great results!
  19. I had KLF 20s and had a friend who had Chorus ll and the Chorus ll to me sounded better. If you can afford both then get both. If you can afford the Chorus ll I would get them.
  20. Missed a pair on Craigslist in town for $400. Just waiting still. Good thing I have Fortes to hold me over till I can find a pair of Chorus.
  21. Just remember mistakes are fatal.
  22. I had a GG preamp and used it with moondogs and SS amps with great results. For $500 in kit form it is a great preamp if you have the skills to build things which I do not!! You can buy it built for around $900.
  23. This was from from CES 2008 tvs will be replaced by these someday.
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