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  1. KLF 20s are awesome too. Best bang for the buck
  2. I’ll just throw them away in that case. I do have a Marantz PM7000n Plus a Yamaha receiver that I use for whole house audio. And another Marantz AVR downstairs. I just like the retro look of the Denon but I believe you all are confirming what I was thinking. Not worth repairing. Not as desirable as older Marantz or Pioneer stuff from the 70s.
  3. No the static is not related to any knobs. It is a prominent static sound with barely audible music in the background.
  4. I have a Denon DRA 300 and a 400 circa 1981. They are the silver faced ones and are very clean and scratch free. Over the past few years I managed to damage a channel in each one to where it’s staticky sounding. I believe it’s from running cat 5 cable as speaker wire for whole house audio. Dumb I know. I live in WV and there are no repair shops nearby. I need to either toss them or get them fixed. I know shipping to a repair shop isn’t cost effective. I’m leaning towards trashing them but I really like them and hate to do it. Any advice?
  5. I only paid $250 for my RP160Ms. They are ridiculously good for that price. And I say this as an Cornwall IV owner.
  6. I watched it. Nice looking Cornwalls indeed. I am a bit surprised he didn’t notice much difference over the Fortes. I could tell a difference on the Paducah home theater comparison in the mids presence. Not saying it is enough that I’d miss it though.
  7. Ive got a fever and the only prescription is more speakers. I currently own and love my Cornwall IVs however even after two months I sometimes look at them and think they are just absurdly huge in my living room. No I don’t have a significant other pressuring me on this, it’s just me. Sometimes I entertain the idea of a sub but mostly I’m happy without one. With the Cornwalls there no chance of fitting a sub in my room, fortes I could work with. I listen to all kinds of music from classic rock to electronic to metal, grunge, some jazz,acoustic live recordings and rap. I mostly listen between 65-75db because I value my hearing but I’ll sometimes have a few drinks and crank it to 85-90db for a bit. Plus the once in a blue moon party where I may even flirt with 100db for a short time. My home is a mid entry with a living room/ dining room combo (23x13.5ft) with a kitchen and foyer mostly open and adjacent to the living dining area. Ceilings are vaulted peaking at 10ft in the middle. Total cubic footage for all is over 3000. I’m intrigued by the passive radiator and wonder how the bass compares. I’ve read both that the forte’s bass is punchier and that the Cornwall is more visceral. Kind of opposing opinions. I may have to go to a dealer and take a listen but there is nothing within a few hours of me. How much midrange scale and openness would I lose? What are your experiences for those of you who have heard both? How much better is the Cornwall at low levels like 60-70db?
  8. I’m wondering the same thing. I currently have mine paired with a pm7000n and it’s great.
  9. Wow! Those are awesome. How has no one commented on them yet? Lol
  10. In short yes they are worth the drive if it’s a decent deal and they are in good shape. I drive a similar distance for mine. As far as knowing if you really like them I think it’s worth getting them home and trying them out in your room. If you don’t love them and didn’t overpay you and get your money back by selling them quickly.
  11. My Marantz PM7000n is really nice with my Cornwall IVs. $1199 new but look for open box or check Accessories 4less for a refurbished model.
  12. My RP160s are incredible for the $250 I paid for them! Basically same as the 600s he reviewed.
  13. Good to hear you have them sorted out! I have my CWIVs on hardwood floors. I’ll have to try some anti vibration pads. Are you talking about putting small ones under each corner of the speaker or a large one under the whole thing?
  14. No idea on the Forte but I’ve been on a hard rock and metal kick for a couple of days with my Cornwall IVs and they are great. Megadeath Peace Sells and Anthrax have never sounded better. The big midrange provides texture and detail that I haven’t previously noticed on these tracks.
  15. Lol. Yeah, I saw the RF7 vs. Cornwall one. I own the Cornwalls so I might even biased but I think you’d just have to hear them both in person to evaluate. Perhaps the bass may be punchier on the RF7 and cymbals have more zing. Maybe there’s more midrange information on the Cornwalls. Just a guess since I own the older RF3s and the RF 7 is bound to be a much, much better version of those.
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