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  1. Does any drilling or physical alteration to the Forte 2 cabinet need to be done to install these? Which ones work the best?
  2. There's a lot of good subs to choose from, SVS and Hsu both make subwoofers that will play way below 20Hz extremely well if you like, otherwise they have models that don't have as deep of low frequency extension but have more punch in the 25-50Hz range. I personally love my SVS although its more of a movie sub than a music sub since its tuned to play flat down to 16Hz. If you want a more musically inclined sub the SVS 25-31 PC-Plus or the PC-Ultra would be a good choice if you don't mind the odd water-heater look. []
  3. Forte 2s, yes. I can't remember where I read it online but I remember someone who reviewed the Super-T and the original amp and said that sonically the original won out over the Super-T. I had my system really, really loud today jamming to Def Leppard and The Eagles. Sounded more natural and realistic than I've ever heard.
  4. I hope you get it all worked out quickly. I know if it were me I'd be impatiently waiting for everything to get resolved!
  5. Hard to say. I know the Super-T does a better job in the looks department but I've read that the original amp sounds slightly better. If I ever came across one cheap I might.
  6. The day my wife tells me to get rid of ANYTHING in my stereo/home theater is the day all her candles, picture frames and crystal gets torched in our fire pit!
  7. What type of adjustment for treble does the Denon have? Did you check to make sure that it isn't boosted way up? {edit} On second thought that shouldn't really affect any hissing you're hearing with no signal going to the receiver. Just trying to save you from having to ship the receiver in for service. []
  8. Love it! I can't wait to get a Blu-Ray or HD-DVD player some day to take advantage of the 1080p native resolution. 1080i and 720p signals look amazing on it.
  9. Banasikdrummer, Not to sound rude but lately when you've had an issue/question you've started topics in a couple different sections on the same problem. It might be easier for you & us if you stick with one area of the forum so that you don't have to go back and forth in all the areas that you've posted to find answers that people posted. That being said, I answered your post about this problem in the other area of this forum before I saw this one. [Y]
  10. Thanks Bill. Good to hear from someone with personal experience with them. Apparently the Academy/C7 is a better match for the Forte/Chorus.
  11. How loud is the hissing sound? Most Klipsch speakers will emit a small amount of hiss if you're within a foot or two of the tweeters. Does it get louder/quieter if you turn the volume up/down? Sometimes using shielded directional interconnects (RCA cables) can help if its an interference issue, but I think you're simply experiencing the world of very highly efficient speakers. If its something that isn't audible during any listening of music/movies that you do there's no worry as to anything being damaged or set up incorrectly.
  12. I think due to the impedence swings of the RF-7 the T-amp wouldn't be too great of a choice for it. The amp is good for about 7 clean watts per channel before it starts to distort bigtime. The low impedence swings that the RF-7s have might cause it to run out of steam pretty quickly at moderately high volumes. It would be interesting to give it a try, though! And for $50 including AC adapter its a cheap experiment that you could get 90%+ of your money back out of if you re-sold it on eBay.
  13. Fish, that sounds like a DEAL! You could probably eBay them and make a couple hundred $$.
  14. If you plan on keeping your current setup for a long time the RC-52 would probably work out very well. If you plan on upgrading your main speakers in the near future the RC-62 would be a better choice as it would blend better with the new floorstanding reference series speakers than the 52 would.
  15. http://cgi.ebay.com/Klipsch-Forte-Speakers-1987-original-owner_W0QQitemZ320104797286QQihZ011QQcategoryZ14993QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem "They have served me well for 20 years, but my wife thinks they are too big for our living room.... As for the sound, I've never heard better." [:@]
  16. ...and I finally was able to get an AC adapter for it through Sonic Impact's website. I had been running it on the 8 AA batteries it requires if you're not using AC power. First off, I'd like to explain that my system is set up so that my SVS subwoofer amplifies everything from 80Hz on down and the T-amp amplifies everything from 80Hz on up. Due to the flexibility in hookups in my Harman/Kardon HK3480 that I'm now using as a pre-amp I have the flexibility of sending a full-range signal to the T-amp if I wanted to. However, I figured I'd go easy on the little T-amp and free up some of the really low bass so it had an easier time with the rest of the audio range. The first thing that I noticed witht he T-amp is that is almost creates a virtual surround feeling. By that I don't mean the cheesy, hokie virtual type of 'surround sound' that many receivers will implement to a 2 channel system. Its simply that the sound seems to be much more realistically coming from much farther beyond the speakers themselves. I described it to someone as a 'wall of sound' in front of you. If you were to walk blindfolded into the room and be told to point to exactly where you hear a voice or instrument coming from, not only would you be able to do it, but you'd many times be pointing to the left or to the right of where the speakers are actually sitting. Music seems to envelop the entire speaker area. It can definitely get loud! Having speakers with a 99dB sensitivity certainly helps, though. I should hook up my friends KLF-30s and see how they sound with the little amp. Right now I'm listening to Pink Floyd's Pulse concert DVD. Wish You Were Here. I wish those of you who haven't heard this little amp would be here. My wife commented that voices seem clearer. For her to notice any improvement in sound is nothing short of a miracle since she's perfectly happy listening to her iPod through my old Bose 401 speakers. Treble is extremely clear and detailed with the T-amp. You can almost feel fingers sliding on electric guitar strings. Cymbals are crisp and more metallic sounding than they sound on other amps. Total investment including the AC adapter is about $50. It is the one electronic component in my system that has made the biggest impact in the quality of sound. It also happens to be the least expensive electronic component in my system.
  17. Heritage and Reference are a very different sound. If you can fit it, a 3rd Heresy as a center would be the perfect setup. I believe the center speakers that best matched the Heritage speakers are the Academy and KLF-C7 which haven't been made in several years and can be difficult to find in the pre-owned market. The new reference series floorstanders would probably blend with your RC-3 better than a Heresy would.
  18. I'd say in terms of rarity, the CF-4 would be the rarest, followed by the KLF-30 and then the RF-7. Obviously rarity has nothing to do with sound, however. It might help the speakers hold their value better over the long run if you decided to sell them for something else (which I doubt you would) The CF-4 as I'm sure you know is the d'apolitto (sp?) design where the tweeter is in the middle and there are woofers on the top and bottom of it. I've heard some say that the CF series was one of the most musically accurate speakers that Klipsch ever made. I've never heard one though so I can't comment personally on them.
  19. I can bring my Sonic Impact T-amp to the Pilgrimage if anyone likes.
  20. Amen. The crimes I hate hearing about the most is people killing other people and then themself. I don't agree with suicide as a way out, but don't put an end to other people's lives while doing such a cowardly act.
  21. gbogom, what Michael is saying is that in-ceiling speakers are never recommended for front speakers. Like he said, You should have directional sound coming from near the screen, not above you. In-wall speakers would be the best way to go.
  22. wuzzzer

    Sub setup

    Ok, after looking at the manual for your sub online, here's what I would recommend: 1) Set the volume level on the sub at its maximum level. 2) Under 'EQ Mode' on the sub, set it to "Punch" 3) Under 'Lowpass' on the sub, set it to "Lowpass Off LFE Mode" 4) On your receiver, set the subwoofer Lowpass level to 80Hz 5) On your receiver, set the subwoofer setting to 'On' Try running the receiver's auto-setup again and see if anything sounds better. You probably will have to play with the subwoofer's Phase settings as well. That setting is a very key component in blending the subwoofer with your other speakers. Depending on where the sub is placed in the room and what the phase setting on the subwoofer is set to, it is possible that where you sit to listen the other speakers can cancel out the subwoofer's output at the listening position completely. You might also need to adjust the subwoofer output level manually on your reciever if you want increased bass output. I think its safe to say that many people like their subwoofers to be run at a higher level than most auto-setups on receivers will set them to. For the best blend of sound a subwoofer should play at the same level as the other speakers in the room. Many people really enjoy bass though so they set their subwoofer level higher.
  23. wuzzzer

    Sub setup

    What is it about the performance of the sub that you're not happy with? What do you have the gain or level control set at the sub? What do you have the crossover set at the sub itself? Do you have the sub hooked up via LFE out or sub out?
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