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  1. Yamaha does phantom if you choose only L&R speakers. I just passed on a nice one month old r52c for a great price because I was told it's not a good match. Oh well.
  2. Thank you. I thought about a center because sometimes dialogue is drown out by effects, no matter what setting I choose on the AVR. I'll keep working with it.
  3. A center speaker to compliment Heritage series L&R has been brought up before, but I need some practical advice for a poor soul w/ a small space. I have '86 Klipsch Forte I speakers and want to add a center for use w/ a Yamaha AVR. I'm well aware that another Heritage speakers from that era is the best match, but I do not have the money or space to accommodate this solution. But I can buy the R-52C center for a reasonable price tomorrow. I've read it's very clear so it may match pretty well. Should I move on this center speaker to use w/ my Forte I?
  4. Rega is moving towards more detailed amps, though I don't find my Mira3 lacking in any with a warm analogue presentation. It's not as airy and clear as my modern tube amp but with better PRaT. It's a big step up from my modern AVR in sound quality with more detail and bigger soundstage. This is all I have to compare to and it sounds wonderful w/ my Forte I. I've read time and time again about the pairing of Marantz and Klipsch if that means anything. BTW, Mira3 can be had for a nice price and is a good match w/ my Klipsch.
  5. I ended purchasing the KAB jack plate suggested by a member on another forum.
  6. Here's a bunch of YouTube videos on the new Jubilee. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+jubilee+at+ces
  7. I have nothing vintage or expensive. A nice mid priced Thorens TD-203 w/ their uni-pivot tonearm. It's since been discontinued but is a lot of bang for the buck. The downside is it has a cheap generic captive hardwire phono cable that I would like to change. Below are the best cost options I've seen. Are there cheaper options out there? Pro-Ject RCA junction box at $60 usd and use my own interconnects I have laying around. https://hifiheaven.net/shop/Music-Hall-Pro-Ject-RCA-Junction-Box-for-Hardwired-Tonearms or... Pro-Ject phono cable and cut connectors off one end and hardwire to my Thorens (there are also generic Chinese phono cables for cheaper) https://www.amazon.com/Pro-Ject-Connect-Phono-Interconnect-Cable/dp/B018I08618/ref=sr_1_9?crid=IXDZH6WWZ7Z4&keywords=turntable+rca+cable&qid=1642790389&sprefix=turntable+rca+%2Caps%2C77&sr=8-9 Obviously the junction box is most versatile, but I'm not going to switch cables around to find the best sound. I just want to upgrade from the cheap generic thin phono cable that is fix to the turntable.
  8. Doug M, the Rega Elex-R is a noticable step up from the Brio from my inquiry. I'm driving my Forte I with a Rega Mira3 amp and it's an amazing combination of synergy and PRaT. I've read from users that the Marantz PM8006 is a fantastic combo w/ the Fortes. For me I'm looking at and would have a hard time choosing between the Elex-R and PM8006. Having never had a modern Marantz I'm interest in all the talk about the Forte/PM8006, but dang, that British Rega PRat and warm sound is also tugging at me. As far as loosing DAC connectability, my Schiit Audio Modi3 DAC is a great one at $99 and pairs well w/ Rega.
  9. I love the rustic room but the seating is not to my taste.
  10. I suppose it's hard to get any work done.
  11. This may not help you but here's what I do have experience with. PS Audios older semi-vintage preamps and power amps from the '90s were not bright but robust and full bodied sounding. I've not heard their current modern amps.
  12. Sorry you intercepted my response. I was responding to Tom005 posting.
  13. Maybe you have better equipment but I found a 2 channel integrated amp sounded better, but I like changing the dsp processing depending on the movie/tv program so I have both...a stereo for music in a spare room and an avr for tv/movies in living room.
  14. Yamaha and Denon have options in your price. Marantz is a little pricier. All are good. I've bought 2 items from these guys. Great prices and honest seller. https://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/category/integratedamp/home-audio/receivers-amps/integrated-amps/1.html https://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/category/stereoreceivers/home-audio/receivers-amps/stereo-receivers/1.html https://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/brand_category/denon/1.html
  15. Yup the 1200 or 1500 would be a logical upgrade, unless you wanted a different brand.
  16. A bit of power and finishing sanding, building up the corner and gouges, and staining medium walnut would do wonders to minimizing the damage and improving the esthetics. Nice find. I'd live with them for quite a while before rebuilding xover and upgrading the horn compression drivers, using different set-ups and cabling. I have '86 Forte and like them so much stock that I've never gone down the upgrade route.
  17. You can't tell but system is set up on the short wall. We live in a townhome and behind the sofa is the dining area and behind that is the kitchen. It is set up this way so my lovely wife can watch tv while in the kitchen. It our only option. The Forte's have a room filling sound which we like but make our TH look a little too filled w/ stuff vs. monitors on stands. Everything has trade offs so we go back and forth between Fortes and Dynaudio monitors. It seems like most guys don't think they look out of place. Thanks.
  18. Thanks for the feedback. I'll look into them. I have nice Target Audio sand filled, welded steel, spiked stands.
  19. Wife and I talk all the time. Neither of us like clutter. And no we don't want 5 speakers and sub.
  20. No one has answered my question except one. I suspect the RP-600 is my only option. I'll have to give them a listen if I can. I have high quality Dynaudio monitors (setting in the corners). You'll also notice the Dynaudios on stands are quite a bit smaller. They are very good but the Fortes do something for me soundwise. I also mentioned I'd gain nothing going to the shorter Heresy. The way it is we move the Fortes in and out of the system because they clutter the room with too much big stuff in our opinion to give use a more spacious view, another reason we didn't go larger than a 55" TV.
  21. I have a love hate relationship w/ my Fortes. They sound great...punchy, airy, tight deep bass, and huge soundstage. But are huge for our small place, like 2 additional pieces of furniture. Even the Heresy would be like 2 end tables. I know, big speakers make big room filling sound. But can the Forte sound be duplicated with any of their monitor/bookshelf speakers?
  22. I'm not sure I'd pay a premium for a Klipsch rebadged Project TT. Depends on the price you have to pay. I really like the new Thorens TD-1500 w/ Ortofon 2m Bronze made in Germany. https://www.thorens.com/en/thorensĀ®-td-1500-en.html
  23. I don't think it will affect resale if you do a professional job veneering, because the birch version was their utilitarian Heresy.
  24. It's a great integrated w/ a nice tuner if it's the receiver version. Power doubles from 8 to 4 ohms. My friend had one at the time and said it was the best amp he had, better his Naim before. It's Krell 1st integrated and an earlier design and the sound is hard and clinical by all accounts, but I'd still love to have one. Can your speakers and room handle its ruthless sound?
  25. Good to know, but it's cleaner without unsightly long run of wires to rear surrounds when an in-wall wire or even a prewire is not impossible.
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