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  1. I owned the Forte I and RF 7 I and II.  They were very comparable and may not be a good companions except for their purpose. The RF 7 is very versatile.  It is great with music and movies. The Forte can be used for movies but, the Heritage speakers are more design for 2 ch. listening.    I used both speakers with 12=200 watts amps, tub, Class D, Class A, Class A/B and no real different in enjoyment.  Don't buy speaker without listening if possible based on public polls.  This is an election year, lol.


    Heritage and Reference speakers have their fans and it comes down to choice.  The main difference is in the midrange.  The RF 7's are closer to ear height and will have more body in the midrage and less dominant bass with the forte but, the midrange will be more on display.  Our hearing is geared toward the midrange but, music like body that the RF 7's deliver.  


    I eventually chose the RF 7 II over the Forte and sold them do to space. Still wish I had both.

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  2. I use a tube amp and can switch 6CA7, EL34, 6550 and KT88 and a host of preamp tubes all in  the same tube amp.  It is not for accuracy, flat responses, room measurements or the likes.  I have done all that and only look for my personal enjoyment in the setup of various systems.


    I have owned McIntosh and heard many of their offerings over the years as well as Moon, Boulder and quite a few other Hi End makers.  Switching SS will yield about nil if the the other amp was sufficient.  We are questioning a good Mc.

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  3. 2 hours ago, wuzzzer said:


    Something in the setup or settings is very wrong if the speakers sound terrible and they sound very low with the volume turned all the way up.  Most Klipsch are over 90dB sensitive with 1 watt of input so 65 watts would be ear piercing loud.

    Ooouh, what he said.  I see all kinds of post on needing more power, is like asking for a cup of water at the lake.  A bigger cup will make all things better? Review the setup, old cables, ect. and if everything is ok and then check components and sources.  


    I had a similar problem a few months ago using old stored equipment only 5 years in storage.  Nothing worked right until I updated all the  cables and interconnects.  I have an all digital systems and HDMI cords are needed.  Many integrated amps for 2 channel have HDMI which is a superior connection  

  4. Sounds like new speakers that can play louder may be the way to go.  I can play on my 2 channel system at 45, 75 or 100 watts.  The difference in spl is 3 db.  Go to 200 watt add 3 more db.  Amp powers runs out fast at high spl.  Easier to get bigger speakers.  High spl can cause hearing damage?

  5. This is not a speaker battel but, speaker implementation to fix the main listener. The things with wanting the main to go low makes no sense in a system with a subwoofer.  Figure out out how to fix a particular speaker to the room. It may not be easy but,  if the room is a problems, changing speakers is not the best way to fix a problem.  People still stuff ports for bass control in smaller or square rooms,

  6. There is a difference in the sound of vintage gear compared to modern tube gear. The old gear is a softer and warmer style amp compared to a more detailed modern amp.  Old and new McIntosh 275 amps don't sound the same.

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  7. Speakers are given ohm rating because the design work optimally within a certain range.  Many speakers will fluctuate +/-2.5 db.  An 8 ohm speaker can be used with an amp designed for 4 ohms.  This will deliver a bit more power and play a tad louder.  Doing the reverse, putting a 4 ohm speaker on 8 ohm amp will draw more current and overwork the amp. Also, higher distortion.  


    If the speaker is 4 ohms, it will most likely be louder than an 8 ohm speaker and the reverse also holds as a general rule. 

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  8. Bookshelf speakers can have placement problems and need a stand.  A good sturdy stand adds cost kind of equal to a tower speaker, lol.  I use a sub with towers because to get the best bass, the sub can be moved around for the best bass and the mains don't have that kind of flexibility.  


    There are great HT's with bookshelf speakers, towers or a mixture of both.  Implementation is key.

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  9. Look for a 3 or 4 year old flagship avr since the price drop on electronics takes a big hit after a few years old.  Marantz, Yamaha, Pioneer, Sony and a few others to choose from.  Flagship avr's have discrete amps for each channel, separate compartments for preamp, power, biamping, ect..

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  10. The speaker is around 96 db sensitivity and can take up to around 100 watts. The price for Hypex class D amp is good but, look at the power ratings.  The speaker will never live to see that much power: 350 watts for 8 ohm speaker.  I love class D amps witch are very clean.  Some people use tube amps with their Heresy speakers.  A lot of the tube amps used are SE and less than 12 watts.   A class D amp or another type of amp may give you a slightly different sound but, better is in the eye of the beholder.

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  11. You could use either, the RP line are considered better build and may use different drivers.  What direction do you want to go?  Get the RP line if you plan on a Klipsch system.  Either should do the job with some EQ.

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  12. I like the ones on the right.  I have had RF 7, 7II, RC 64, Forte, all the Icon V series and know first hand there is no giant leap in SQ from one series to the next.  I still own the Icon VF 35's since 2011.  I got rid of a lot of Klipsch speaker but, kept the the VF 35's. The wanting to upgrade can be costly over the years. Save up and buy your dream speakers and not look back, it's cheaper, lol.

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