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stormin

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  1. LMAO. Tell them how you really feel Roger[Y]
  2. You have hit the nail on the head. Some folks don't get it because they haven't experienced it. For the OP, I tried for a few years to warm up to Adcom with my Chorus II's and I personally could just not do it. I had about every adcom ever made. Theres another world of gear out there that really makes these speakers shine.
  3. It appears your doing all this with a very inexpensive receiver. I guess just enjoy some of us can't find what we are looking for even with taking out a mortgage on the house.
  4. 650 for a pair of Chorus II's is a descent deal if they are nice. Excellent condition should yield 750. These people and their price assumptions crack me up. Some haven't even heard a pair but "wait I heard Leroy got his for a couple hundred bucks so heck you sure wouldn't want to give over 400 for a pair". Kg line doesn't deserve to even smell where a Chorus II sat. Wake up people.
  5. My experience as well. Nice, wide sounding speakers but I've yet to hear them rock out in a hard way. I've heard them with 150 tube watts and 500 ss watts. Personally, I like them but they seem to be lacking real "drive" in the low end when it comes to listening to rock IMO. Midrange can be overwhelming as well......but the same is true with other Heritage speakers. Agreed. This is from someone who has owned CWs most of his life. When you listen to Khorns VERY loud, it's an experience you don't forget. Cornwalls sound great but at very high volume they can be ear piercing with many recordings. Nothing beats them with acoustic jazz at low to moderate volume. As far as using more than one pair for non-multichannel music, it's fun but not for me. I'm a 2-channel vinyl guy and I like having a soundstage, imaging, depth and all that good stuff. Maybe some day I'll find a way to enjoy my tube gear in a multichannel environment but so far I always end up where I started. I am glad to see that others are not afraid to admit the truth about the Cornwall. Indeed at lower to moderate volumes maybe the best or at least one of the best Jazz speakers on the planet. Also it does an admiral job at rock and roll at lower to medium volumes. But come on people, Klipsch made much better rock speakers than the Cornwall. I think Colter is probably right though. Best bang for your buck or all around honors would probably favor the Cornwall.
  6. Well these have been on Chicago craigslist for about 3 months. http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/ele/1665838917.html I would say 350 is a good buy but at 600 you will be holding on to them for a long while. Hes even resorting to trades and asks what ya got?
  7. Classic Stereo of South Bend introduced me to the wonderful world of Klipsch.
  8. Thats a very good buy for the KLF 20s at 350.
  9. Chorus IIs do rock, and are easier to place than the LaScalas, considering their narrower cabinet. Older Corns do have an upper bass peak that can certainly muddy things up. The LaScalas are great for higher volume for sure, and being fully horn loaded are nice. Opinions around here are split pretty even on whether or not a sub is needed with the LS. If I didn't have my LS, the Chorus IIs would be my next favorite. Or a pair of each. Bruce I bet I would really enjoy a pair of LaScalas with a nice sub.
  10. Cornwalls are great speakers but I still just dont see how they are such great rock speakers. They will rumble under extreme power. I actually got mine to flutter. Plus that midrange gets aweful shrill unless your the type that doesnt mind finger nails on a chalk board. But my experience is with 500 WPC SS. I guess its possible a nice tube amp could change the characteristics of the Cornwall. A high damping factor obviously isn't the proper way to run a Cornwall because they do start to rumble. I laugh when people talk about how their receivers make Cornwalls sound the best in the world. I'm willing to bet that Winchesters setup is about the best you can ever make a Cornwall sound and I still rather doubt it would be what I call a heavy metal setup. Buy KLF 30's or Chorus II's and rock out. Lascala's or RF 7's with mandatory sub.
  11. Congrats! Klipsch Instruction Manual c.1996.pdf Klipsch Instruction Manual c.1996.pdf
  12. One more win and they've basically got home court in the Final Four. Go Dawgs!
  13. He can't be serious about the sweetspot. Worst positioning of speakers I've ever seen.
  14. I thought Peter Frampton "Live in Detroit" was outstanding. The guy can play a guitar.
  15. This and room acustics may be the reason. If the Forte's are functioning correctly, not even at their best, they will kick out the base. They are rated to 32 HZ, lower than some sub's. If you are unable to run the current or put the watts through these things, I don't think you will get what you want. We need sound pressure levels, even with high efficiency you need to push the drivers. IMHO. I agree. I notice at low volumes my Forte IIs don't put out as good a sound as they do when I turn them up. I know my Cornwalls sound much better at low volumes than my Forte IIs do so it may just be the nature of the beast. But if you turn them up the bass is there for you with the Forte IIs!! That is exactly how I hear. The Cornwalls walk all over the Chorus II/Forte II/Quartets at low to medium volumes. Its at higher volumes where the Cornwalls get left in the dust. At low volumes I personally like the addition of either loudness compensation or tone controls. It keeps the speaker more even top to bottom. A stepped attenuator to lower the mids at lower volumes would probably be even more beneficial. To clarify that last paragraph. I feel those compensations are only needed on the less than optimal recordings.
  16. 500 WPC of Pure SS Bliss here!!!!!!!!!![Y][H][Y]
  17. Excuse me? Nobody pushed for anything. Chorus/Forte have been unamed basically for 25 years. Klipsch announced that they are Heritage not any of us end users. I don't remember anyone saying please,please name the Chorus/Forte Heritage. If Klipsch says that Chorus/Forte are Hertiage then thats what they are. They did design them you know. They do own the company. They can call them any damn thing they want to. If they say my Chorus II's are Heritage who are you to tell me different? Its more of the Cornwall fanatics getting all worked up. I've had Cornwalls side by side with my Chorus II's in my house. I know which one is better.
  18. I figured those local boys would of had you hung by now the way your were rooting for everyone but Kentucky! [^o)]
  19. Klipsch is indeed an amazing company. They have been giving me great sound for decades and early on when I had problems they were there immediately to take care of me. Thanks Klipsch!
  20. The bass of my Fortes has been described as jackhammer like, for reasons why see my thread here for photo's and the threads last pages for some Klipsch owners comments that have heard them. The problem is not your gear so much as its the wimpy networks IMO and I listen with just 10 watts! http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=159340&page=12 Cheers SET12 I understand you have fancy networks and all. I'm sure they sound excellent. But almost everyone who owns Forte II's know they produce bass. These things aren't wimps at any stretch of the imagination. He either has something wrong with his speakers or it is just a matter of location from the wall with the passives. My Chorus II's can hit like a jackhammer and my networks are stock. I just use a different approach. I use an insane amount of power. By power I mean the kind that can control a woofer. Some amplifiers talk the talk but just cant walk the walk.[]
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