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  1. Will Quartets without risers sound substantially different? How so? What would a riserless pair be worth?
  2. Try hearing some live music of different types of bass and listen again. See if you still have the same opinions.
  3. I don't disagree with you Moon, they are horns so give them a test drive right? But I found humour (brit sp) in the reviewer's quote as it relates to the product...
  4. "vividness with which dynamic contrasts are revealed and laid bare." Definitely laid bare, yeah, definitely bare.
  5. " It is that logistics equation in calculus that shows that inflection point where the $$ invested begins to yield diminishing returns." I like how you think AN.
  6. Hope it works our for ya man, I know you love how that baby performs....
  7. Basically, he is living (audio wise) a lot of our fantasies....
  8. You got that right Mark! Isn't one of those shelves sagging in the middle, or is it the camera....
  9. This has been mentioned before, but in light of this thread check this out from the very same originator of this thread: http://dallas.craigslist.org/ele/138805530.html Yeah, that's right, depending on model and condition, $1000 for Khorns.
  10. The only pair of speakers I owned before the Forte II's were a pair of the old Mission 700's (the ones with the 8" woofer). They were really nice for their size and price ($400 in 1980). After the Forte purchase I used them as a second system in the bedroom, then they eventually got boxed up and put in the closet for some years. When I pulled them out the woofer surrounds had disintegrated. I refoamed them and gave them to my father in law as a gift a couple of years ago. While testing them after the refoaming, I realized why I bought them in the first place: they were accurate sounding speakers, very different in timbre from the Forte II's. I remember commenting at the time, "now I remember why I bought these in the first place, " and following that up as I A/B'ed them, "and I also know why I bought these to replace them." Both sets were and have great sound for the money. Personally I have never heard anything that compares to heritage Klipsch for the money. I know there are fantastic speakers out there, but at what cost? Not to mention how much power it takes to drive them. A guy on Audiogon sold his Forte II's and had to spend close to 3 grand on used Sonus Faber Grand Pianos to beat them according to his ears. As Homer Simpson once said: "No matter how good you are at something there is always someone else that is better."
  11. I think it was more along the lines of a big heresy, but the specs make it also more like a mini Khorn (ducking from flying objects now).
  12. Colin, the termites are Formosan in Hawaii, in other words they spread by air not just through the ground. Tenting is a common procedure there. As an additional scary thought, these have invaded through the gulf ports of at least New Orleans, and will coming to any warm climate area soon enough on the mainland.
  13. At first I thought it was weird lighting with the camera, but now that you mention it.....
  14. Wheels sound like a great idea. Makes it easy to get to the back for connection purposes. A local blacksmith type guy could custom make one for far less than the premade guys. At least around here anyway, we had a custom wheeled stand for a heavy bronze sculpture made locally for next to nothing relatively speaking.
  15. Ok, so now you have to give us the review or tell us you did not go......
  16. I have a great friend in South Thomaston, would give them in trade if he wanted them.
  17. Those can be arranged dtel, those can be arranged.....(getting ready for more Soprano's)
  18. I knew this would happen. By the ticker, I can tell no one is playing. For those who have seen Team America, just put the words to this acronym: JTFC!
  19. Please give me advance notice of the next unmitigated disaster, because I am very good at those! No problem flying in as long as I can sleep next to the bonfire.....
  20. Bumping for instigations sake! Shame on you Jeff.LOL. Ultimately this will come down to a definition of high end vs. moderate high end vs. low high end vs. middle end (wait, isn't that where the Hobbit's live? no that's Bag's End in Middle Earth, which by the time of the Klipsch Forum days became known as middle end) (wait, isn't that where this started?).
  21. In one of his latest posts he said he would be away for a while, no reason given, none asked.
  22. Pull the triger eh? I can't answer most of your questions except that the least expensive center would probably be a heresy of some kind, depending on your exact Khorn model. Others here will have more specific advice. In the meantime, enjoy the great north!
  23. You said that the Forte II's were the smoothest, but the KLF-10's had the bass you liked for action movies. Interesting enough. Both speakers dig deep but there is a qualitative difference in how they dig to your ears in your set up in that room etc. Do you listen to music more, or watch movies (action) more? Do you have a center speaker and surrounds or are you speaking strictly in terms of stereo? I wish I had the experience of A/Bing with the klf-10's but I don't. I do have a Forte II mains and surround with an academy center and have always thought of a sub as a nice addition as long as it goes REAL DEEP, because there seems to be plenty of bass for the money so far. Don't get rid of your forte's, you will regret it, unless of course you sell them to me at a favorable price! Your location is listed as LA, which in this part of the woods could mean Louisiana or it may mean Los Angeles. If it is the former I could drive there no problem and get those pesky Forte II's off your hands.....
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