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  1. It is a no brainer to get the fortes or forte II's, whatever they are over heresies for the same price. You are confusing used and new regarding these products. Age is not an issue, condition is. Your only other consideration might be space if it is cramped. For primary speakers in a ht set-up, the heresies will be preferred only if you are cramped for space and have a killer sub. ----------- We are the Aqua teens, make the homies stay at home and the girls all scream....
  2. My current guilty pleasure is "Torque." It is a classic throwback to the old biker movies with current sound and FX. I saw it first on the big screen (for free) and now own it on dvd (not free). What is yours? -------------------------------------------------------------------- "I live my life one quarter of a mile at a time." "That is the dumbest thing I have ever heard."
  3. The forte II's will dig deeper if you are not using a sub. Look at them without the grilles and tell me they are not as pretty as the rf 35's. Pretty is subjective of course, but they scream "I will rock you into your back wall." And they will, too.
  4. Nice story artoo! Don't ever get worked up about who is in the audience though, just blow it out and let it fall.....What was it that MIles said...there are no mistakes, something something....ah the memory...
  5. OK, so you have earned them. This is like an option that you have a choice to exercise. Without getting graphic, I say to you that you should exercise this option. No matter what you eventually want to do you cannot go wrong. My opinion is that once you audition these in your home you will understand what we are all saying and figure it out for yourself. Economically speaking, the Forte II speakers represent one of the highest BPD (buzz per dollar) values that you will ever find past or present. I bought mine brand new for 1400 in 1989, and I still maintain that it is the best 1400 bucks I have ever spent in my life for sound reproduction. Your mileage may vary.
  6. Ummm, what is your friend's phone number? Second question: Are all of your friends this generous?
  7. Conversely, it's too bad you live in Toronto. I have time to drive during most months up to a day and a half to retreive items, but Toronto is a longer proposition. You never know, it could work out if and when.... I do have my original boxes so renting a van and packing them up is not a problem.
  8. Should I be tempted to finish out the all Klipsch HT with a pair or more of Quartets, or hold out for a great deal on a pair of Forte II's? I currently have Forte II's as mains and an Academy center...In a 15 by 15' room with vaulted ceiling. Thanks.
  9. Dude you are definitely on to something. The smell alone would guarantee to heighten all of your senses, it would be like you are there!(at the dog pound, listening to a stereo)
  10. I just had to laugh----I saw the photograph.
  11. Has anyone heard the $10,000 entry model turntable that elp of japan puts out? It reads the vinyl like a laser disk player, therefore no more wear on your records! Just curious, I've only seen it on the web from one of those look what I stumbled onto google searches.
  12. I suppose I could sell my house and buy a nice tent.....
  13. Now you are agreeing with TWO drummers. How scary is that?
  14. I have used adhesive tape to pull out a dust cap dent before. Try this before the pin hole method. There will be no difference in sound with the dents. You can also replace just the dust caps if you want, try simplyspeakers.com for the right size. Therefore, whatever you try can always be rectified.
  15. I have read that the Sunfire amps run way cooler than most. Living in Texas that would make a big difference when using it in the summer, at least in my house (20 year old a/c).
  16. Still using the Technics SL-D2 I purchased in 1979, with the same Audio Technica AT962XE cartridge (more commonly know as the AT11E). Never had a problem.
  17. Last week someone had a like new pair of KG 4.5 starting at $900, now this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=14991&item=5739381753&rd=1 The 4.5's got no bids will these? ---------- OK children, drugs are bad, mkay.........
  18. no profile,no avatar, no life, no heart, no soul, no nothing -------------- Dude!!!!
  19. I don't know man, the noses are way different.
  20. The quartet should make an excellent center, especially when it is shielded, for those with the space for it. It shares the same tweeter as the academy (different than the forte II or the chorus II) and the same midrange as the forte and chorus II. Plus, it has a lower bass range than the academy. Ideally, i would match all five speakers the same, given space and center shielding or enough space between the center and the screen to avoid interference. For now, the academy is my best solution. At 275, the quartet as a center is a knockout bargain.
  21. jason found a pair on buy it now ebay, from what i can discern. i would be interested however. give me a shout, Brian.
  22. Very well spoken Artto. I feel very fortunate that Klipsch made the Forte's and Forte II's for those of us who are both players and listeners without an unlimited budget. BTW, my newest car is an '88, my Forte II's are '89. How's that for priorities?
  23. LOL Dodger, I just edited my post too. Why don't we get together and call ourselves an institute.....
  24. I was directly replying to the initial topic post, and I agree with your observations(dodger). Most people don't realize the vast amount of performances a musician has attended as a listener, both acoustic and amplified.
  25. The first time I read this post I let it slide, no one had responded, maybe it would die. A few hours later I decided to respond and found four replies. Beethoven may have become deaf, but even this old drummer is not. Musicians have probably been to more live performances as a listener than any other audiophile who exists. They know what music should sound like from just about any angle you would care to construct. Before I go on any longer, lets just repeat bclarke421, "hogwash."
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