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  1. It's been seven or eight years since I sold the Chorus II and I didn't to any kind of "scientific" comparison. I simply replaced the Chorus IIs with the Fortes when the Chorus IIs were sold. I had been listening to the Chorus IIs on occasion in a small office room for maybe a couple of years. They sounded good, but when the Fortes were brought in, I was quite impressed. They seemed to sound more "lively" and with deeper/more bass. They just seemed to be a little bit more enjoybable to listen to, but I have to admit I didn't listen to those Fortes for very long. I ended up moving not long after that and ended up selling the Fortes sometime after that, not really using the Forte's again except to demo them to the new owners. There was a time when I had the Chorus II in a large room and they did sound good, they were able to fill the large room with sound probably a bit better than the Fortes could've (though I didn't have the Fortes at that time). One thing that seemed to be surprising is that the Chorus IIs didn't seem to be that efficient -- it took a lot of power to get them going. Keep in mind though that I had other very efficient speakers that I was more used to which included Klipschorns and La Scalas, but even my Cornwalls seemed more efficient and I believe Chorus II and Cornwall efficiencies are supposed to be comparable.
  2. I'm a bit confused on what you are trying to accomplish. Are you try to determine if there was another owner prior to the person you bought it from? If so, what is the purpose?
  3. I like 'em! I probably wouldn't put them in my living room, but they would go great in a dorm room, kid's room, garage, or shop.
  4. I have owned both. I may be the only person in the world that feels this way but after I sold the Chorus IIs, I put the Forte's in their place expecting lesser sound. That didn't happen! I think I liked the overall sound signature of the Fortes better but in very large room I may have preferred the Chorus IIs. Both were driven with a Nakamichi CA-5 and PA-5 combo. Cornwalls on the other hand are better than both of them (my opinion of course).
  5. I've been a big Cerwin-Vega fan. My first "high quality" speakers were PD-15 models. They are like small Cornwalls (15" woofer, horn mid, horn tweeter, smaller vented cabintet) -- and having had both at the same time, they actually had a similar sound (with 105dB sensitivity). They were not quite as "refined" as Klipsch Heritage, but they still sounded very good and clean -- don't dismiss them too quickly. There are better models than others. The PD-15s have cloth surrounds on the woofers, whereas most CVs typically have foam surrounds. I had those speakers for over 30 years (still in outstanding condition with original boxes, packing material, owner's manual, pamphlets) and reluctantly sold them a couple years ago due to just having too many speakers. I'm currently using a similar set of speakers in my garage. Without going out to check the model number, I beleive they are the V-15B models as they look like this:
  6. https://dallas.craigslist.org/sdf/ele/d/italy-klipsch-cornwall-speakers/7228051391.html
  7. Another pair in Texas: https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/ele/d/mount-pleasant-klipsch-lascala-speakers/7247297670.html
  8. Price was definitely on the high side. Price will eventually go down. I can't remember what it was orignally, but it's already dropped to $2500. If you like them, offer what you think it is worth and you might just make a purchase.
  9. In store, or delivered free... https://www.costco.com/klipsch-promedia-2.1-thx-computer-speakers.product.100657992.html
  10. https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/ele/d/dallas-klipsch-speakers/7231170314.html
  11. Here is my very first tube amplifier -- an Audio Research VT-50. It replaced the nicest solid-state amplifier I had ever owned -- a Jeff Rowland Model 5. I've been a tube convert ever since.
  12. I don't own these any more. I sold them to a forum member many years ago. Wish I still had them.
  13. Wright Sound Company WPA 3.5 Monos (2A3 Single Ended Triode Monoblocks) sans tubes.
  14. Looks like the XL versions are also on sale $125. https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=39167 If you don't mind placing a review of your rack(s), please post here (I'm still on the lookout and have been torn between spending more or getting something like the Monoprice XL version):
  15. JMON

    CD's at Amazon

    How about Wal-Mart? For the past several years I've been scrounging the $5 CD bins and have usually found something worth buying that I didn't already have. Occasionally, I found something on my "wanted" list -- getting something I intended to buy at a much price lower than what I expected to pay. Recently, I've found that these $5 CDs can also be purchased online. There are many that are even less that that. The only problem is that they have so many available online, it can take time so sort through them all. Shipping is free if you buy enough stuff.
  16. I have and have had multiple 2A3 SET amps putting out a whopping 3.5 watts/channel. With high efficiency horns, they played more than loud enough for most of my listening needs with startling dynamics. As an example, I could get live volume levels with life-like dynamics of a drum set in my room with this system.
  17. Looks like someone has done just that:
  18. JMON

    Done sold

    Pictures are also located here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/133453186758
  19. I'm a big fan of Classé Audio. The CAV-75 will come in under $1000 and if you need more power, the CAV-150 will likely run over $1,000. There was a member here that was selling a CAV-150 for somewhere around $1000 or maybe just a little above that but I think it sold (that was a great deal). I'm fairly certain you'll be very happy with either of these amps in terms of sound quality. These amps can be configured to 3, 4, 5, or 6 channels. Here is one that just popped up on eBay (but beware, eBay now charges sales tax in case you weren't aware). https://www.ebay.com/itm/174311064811?ul_noapp=true Others I just saw: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Classe-CAV-150-Multi-Channel-Power-Amplifier-6-Channels-150-Watts-CH/353094954084?hash=item5236196c64:g:SOAAAOSwv7pee3WM https://www.ebay.com/itm/Classe-CAV-75-Theater-Amplifier-Bargain/283826134287?hash=item42155b1d0f:g:9EEAAOSw3axeem3f https://www.ebay.com/itm/Classe-CAV-Model-75-6-Channel-Power-Amplifier/264671171069?hash=item3d9fa191fd:g:vnoAAOSwgrJeiT47
  20. Thanks for all the replies. Looks like it's not the bulb. I had to send the projector in for repairs. I tried doing a projector "reset" per JVC tech support and also tried cleaning the air filter but unfortunately neither worked (the filter was actually very clean).
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