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  1. Matallo I run a Mc 152/ C 48 system with my Chorus II's..... Which I occasionally switch out to Forte. Great sounding system with both sets of speakers. To be honest.... While I'll probably keep the Mac's.... A tube set is probably in my future. A good friend has a great tube system to drive his Chorus II's. He runs a Pima Luna with a Vincent preamp..... Great sounding...... Very detailed... Just my thoughts.... George
  2. Read a review lately. Was impressed till I saw the price. Probably wait for a Decware.. Not as pretty.... But still Just talking out loud... Again George,
  3. Just thought I'd say. I ran an RC 35 with my forte's in home theater setup for 5.1 for years. RC35 could probably be had used for about 150 bucks. Sounded pretty good . But then again, that's just me talking out loud again. George,
  4. Wow, Sounds like you asking a lot for a receiver. You seem to be looking a 14.1. Most top out at 13.2. I did hear the Onkyo was picked as home theater receiver of the year by that Andrew Robinson guy. As far as the Denon..... Best bet contact Corey Harrison or Steve Due...Paducah Home Theater. Bought my Marantz SR 8500 from them.... Very happy with the entire experience But that's just me talking..... Again George
  5. The speaker exchange has one for $65 George
  6. New to recapping crossovers... I've done Chorus, Chorus II, Forte, Forte II, Heresy, Quartet, KG... All of them... Best thing for you to do is contact Crites and buy a crossover kit.... You can either get a Dayton kit or a more expensive Sonicap kit. You will need at least a 40 watt soldering iron (pencil), a damp sponge, solder, solder wick and a hot glue gun. Take your time. Make sure when soldering new ones in you get a nice solder joint around the terminal George,
  7. Big problem is water damage... Going to to be re veneered in those areas. Reminds me of a set of Quartets I bought while back..... Cabinets were mint except a candle burn one one. And of course the passive dust caps were pushed.... A visit to Rockler's web sight.... And Simply speakers for the caps.... $75.00 well spent. The one on the right has a new top. Oh Yea I live in Cay Illinois George
  8. If I was in the market I'd be all over those. Good luck with sale George
  9. I use these rubber cork pads...... 3X3 under each corner on wood floors https://www.supplyhouse.com/Pads-11752000 George
  10. New VS Old.... Interesting subject. Haven't heard a set of Fort'e IV's or Hersey IV's. Heard a set of Fort'e Iii's at Chicago Axpona. I was not impressed.... Didn't think room or placement was correct but still left disappointed. Thought about a pair of Fort'e IV's about a year ago after reading and hearing al the stellar reviews. Just couldn't bring myself to sell my collection to pick up the 4K (collection consist Chorus Ii's, Fort'e Ii's, Fort'e and Quartets) Being retired I think I'd go Old.... The price of the old series seemed to skyrocket in the last 2 years while prices on new series (used) has not.... you can probably buy old and still get more than you paid in the future.... George
  11. DougM, Placement is very inportant with all of the rear passive models in order to get as much low end as possible. And it does differ from speaker to speaker.... My first set of Forte's are the only ones I have kept... I have had other sets that I have sold that just didn't seen as good. As far as a reciever/amp. I probably stay away from any Home theater receiver for 2 channel.... Unless it's a Marantz or Anthem. I had a Yamahe MX series amp /pre amp that I liked a lot. I now run a Mac C 48/MC 152.
  12. +1 to this. I believe in changing things out every once in a while.....Not buying something different.....but taking things off the not in use shelf (area) and swapping them out... whether speakers.....amp /preamp...CD player.....The only thing I don't change out is my turntable... Just my thoughts, George
  13. +1 to what Willland said..... George
  14. Looks to me this guy is a collector....like the rest of us. https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/ele/d/crystal-lake-klipsch-quartet-speakers/7327471121.html George
  15. Yes...WXRT Chicago....Remember it well. George
  16. I think I understand....But I have to say I think you are going to be disappointed with the Sunfire....I have one (TGA 7201) sitting on a shelf with my not in use gear. I was not impressed with the difference between the current / voltage. While it was a decent home theater amp. As a 2 channel amp for music it just seemed lifeless. I also had a problem with calibration on my SR 8015. I kind of went through it again using the Audioholics guys methods with a few changes. I also added a separate amp for the front channels. I feel that I am getting closer to perfection. I plan on looking to add the Decware to my 2 channel system in different room...again after I hear one. Like I said I think I understand where you are coming from. George,
  17. JohnW, What kind of sound are you looking for? The reason I'm replying is because I too am looking at Decware lately. Been looking at reviews...and YouTube videos You seem to be looking for some distinctive type of sound. Everything has a different type of sound. My Mac system sounds different to my Marantz ....Which sounded different then my Yamaha MX I haven't heard the Decware yet....but I will before I place an order. I have always been a solid state guy...Then a buddy bought a Prima Luna....It blew me away as to the detail at low volume levels.. Like I asked earlier....What are you looking for? George
  18. Simply speakers does a good job....had a couple of pairs of Forte II pairs done by them.....They stopped doing repairs for a while...but is seem like they are back at it... Can't got wrong sending them out to them.... George,
  19. I have had a few sets of Quartets.....I kind of use do rebuilds as a way to relax before I retired 3 years ago....Yea you can do the caps and tweeter diaphragms.... I 'd usually not do the midrange ones unless they were bad....Never had to brace the cabinets .The only complaint I have ever heard about them is they either need to be raised or angled up because of their size. Enjoy them, George
  20. Got a new AVR form our friends at Paducah Home theater....SR 8015 Watched this the other day. George,
  21. I have a spare set of Forte grills for sale. One has a snag in the cloth. $50.00 plus shipping. Thanks George
  22. I have been noticing those lately.....Good Price. Problem is I got a house FULL of speakers not in use including a pair of KG 2.5s Years ago ...would have jumped on it. George
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