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  1. Longdrive03, Taking a long shot here with this post being over a year ago, but wondering if you still have any of the wire posts? Freak accident that snapped off both posts. Super easy to repair IF I can find the correct part. Help me Obi One, you're my only hope. Kernel
  2. Selling my Forte II speakers. They are in excellent condition and have consecutive serial numbers in oiled oak. Really would like a forum member to buy and enjoy them. I just have way too much equipment right now and these shouldn't sit in storage. I've got them up on CL for $750 but for forum member I'd be willing to let go for $650. I live in SW Portland, OR. Don't want to ship, could possibly roadtrip if reasonable. My photos are too high res so I can't even post one! Geeesh! Here's the link to Portland's CL https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/ele/d/klipsch-forte-ii-speakers/6715348490.html *** SOLD *** 11/7/2018
  3. Rivernuggets made me promise to post some comparisons after getting it hooked up. Currently running Forte IIs with a HK 430 in the garage. Maybe one day the wife will let me bring it in the house! More to follow. Thanks guys and happy holidays.
  4. Rivernuggets, let's do this. I have a 430 and have always wondered how much better the 730 sounds. Xmas early for me! Let me know how you want to do this. I have a Paypal acct. Thanks, Kernel
  5. David, I basically have these two speakers running together in my garage (KG4's on top of HII's) and I have to say they sounds pretty good together IMHO. By themselves, neither speaker really does much for me but together they fill in each others holes. The acoustics in my garage make pockets of really heavy bass. If I want, I can really fill the street with sound. ;-) Everyone's ears are different and certainly the power source will affect how they sound to you. I am running mine with an old HK 430. I took the advise of others here and picked up this receiver without auditioning it on my speakers first... very pleased with the combination. Have fun mixing and matching, John
  6. I like my Chorus I's better after adding 7" mailing tubes into all the bass ports. I get just as much deep bass out of the C1's as the F2's in my room set-up and can have the C1's right up against the wall. I will be upgrading my tweeters as soon as BC gets them in. I'm not bagging on the Forte II's. Awesome speakers, I just like the flexibility of not dealing with the passive radiator. That's my $0.02... why the hell did they get rid of cents symbol on keyboards??? Kernel
  7. Amy, you did a great job of giving us lots of options. I think a few more garments in black would do well (i.e. S/S & L/S T's, polos and hooded sweatshirts). A neon sign would be awesome! Yes, I realize it would be a $200+ item but I think if you numbered the back (even with a Sharpie) you'd go through 50 pretty quick. What about a mouse pad? A 12 month calendar show casing the old and new would be cool too. Thanks again for all that you do for us.
  8. Let me explain how I have things hooked up and then ask the question. Sansui G-8000 with speakers connected to both A and B Tape 1 "play" input RCA cables from CD player Tape 1 "rec" output RCA cables to input on subwoofer When the Selector is on FM and the Tape Monitor is on Source, all the speakers including the sub are playing the FM signal. When the Tape Monitor is switched to Tape 1 the speakers switch to the input (CD player in this case) but the sub stays with the FM signal. Why is the sub stuck on the FM signal? Should I be using the PreAmp out for the sub?Thank you, John
  9. Moray, you lost me. Are you saying taking the banding (nylon or steel) used for securing loads on pallets and strapping the speaker cabinet? That would certainly tighten up all the joints but how would that stiffen up the sides where it would most likely flex? These cabinets are pretty beefy. If they are flexing, I can't feel it. There isn't a whole lot of vibration felt at all. Maybe my 40 wpc NAD just isn't breathing the fire that these speakers can handle, but it is F'in loud and not lacking in the bass department either... especially now with the added port tubes. I am all ears though. I am not interested in drilling holes in the cabinets or anything because I like the stock look they have now. This recent modification is about the best bang for the buck (pen intended) I could imagine. I've had every guy at the office come in to hear the difference between the two speakers. We have all been astonished in the difference. Now I am installing them into the other speaker and never looking back. JWK
  10. Moray, you called it. I have some Chorus I's from '88. Been saving up for the big B.C. upgrades, stumbled upon this post and thought hmmm cheap experiment. I walked over to our shipping dept., grabbed a 4" mailing tube, measured the OD. Wouldn't you know it... exactly what I needed. I cut two down to 7" in length, wedged them into the ports of one of the speakers and put in a song with some pretty heavy bass. It took all of about 3 seconds to confirm significantly more bass coming from the speaker with the modified ports. Now, is 7" the ideal length and is a mailing tube the ideal material to use? I don't know, but it was affordable and it works! Spread the word. Kernel
  11. I too am a newbie... better late than never right. My “story”… I was a huge JBL guy until April 28, 2010 when I heard something new. I was out acquiring audio equipment for a sound system we were putting on top of our Hood to Coast van (whole other story I won’t bore you with). Anyway, I’m at a gentleman's house and every room has its own system. Some have everything (flatscreen 7.1) and others are just 2 channel but have 3 or 4 sets of speakers side by side. We pass his living room and Chains by Fleetwood Mac is playing. I love this song anyway but I had never heard it sound like this. I asked him, “what speakers are playing this song?”. He shows me his Chorus II’s. We spent at least an hour listening to various artists. Ever since that day, I have been looking for a pair of Chorus II’s. As you can see, I now have a pair of Chorus I's and Forte II’s. I search CL everyday. I hope to get an older Sansui Receiver this summer. I also like the looks of the 70's Pioneer receivers like the 1050 but some of you say it doesn’t sound as good as say a G-7000. Yes, I know that I should be on the look out for a SET tube amp (based on what I read on different forums) but quite frankly tube equipment intimidates me. I have no experience with it and they are expensive. I can get a SS for my budget range on CL, clean it up and if I don’t like how it sounds, normally sell it for what I paid for it. Yes, I could probably do the same with tube equipment but again, no knowledge/experience = more likely to get burned. I appreciate and respect all of you more experienced audiophiles. I enjoy reading your posts and adding to my knowledge of the classic 2 channel gear. I agree, it would be tragic if the Audiovox changed what Klipsch has built up these past 50 years. I only take comfort in the fact that Klipsch speakers hold up over time and if patient, I can get them on the used market. Someday I will have Bob Crites upgrades to all my speakers, a 7.1 system using Forte II”s and some Khorns in my 2-channel man cave.
  12. That makes sense. I have heard good things about Detoxit bringing older SS equipment back to life. Thanks TF and Bill.
  13. I understand Bill... thank you for your input. I suppose there is no way to telling just how worn the volume/power switch is by simply turning it on and off is there?
  14. Thank you for that input and advise TF. I will go check it out and hopefully get a clearer picture of it's life. I may even tote over my Fortes if it isn't dumping rain.
  15. First post. Wanting input on whether or not I should pull the trigger on getting a McIntosh 1900 in excellent condition for $450 from a local craigslist ad: http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/ele/2156949055.html. Do I have money burning a hole in my pocket? Seemingly but no, not really. I have just always wanted to be part of the McIntosh family I guess. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Concerns are future maintenance and value at that price. All of my other equipment is stock. Thank you in advance for your input.
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