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Buddy Shagmore

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About Buddy Shagmore

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    Van Nuys, CA
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    Music - (listening, writing, performing, guitar) motorcycles, aviation, photography.
  • My System
    Yamaha A-S2200 integrated amp, Yamaha CD-S2100 cd/DAC, Klipsch Chorus II's. Marantz 2245

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  1. Hook 'em up! I drove my Chorus IIs with my 45wpc Marantz 2245 for several years. About a year ago I upgraded to a new Yamaha AS2200 (90 wpc) integrated. Let us know how you like 'em!
  2. Hey fellas, I appreciate all the various viewpoints, and all are valid and well taken. I did not mean to pit 2 great speakers against each other in a "duel" lol! If I decide to get new or lightly used Cornwalls, my Chorus' will be going to a friend. who really wants them bad, so it's not like I will never hear them again. And to pass on great speakers to a much younger man, would offer me some level of satisfaction. I do believe appreciation for quality hi-fi is a gene that not many people have. Anyways, I still haven't decided, and am going to dwell on it for a few months. It is a lot of scratch to shell out. I should really be happy with what I already have...and I am! It is just the lure, the temptation, to dip my toes into the luxury upgrade Heritage waters...is a considerable temptation indeed!
  3. I have listened to the CWIV at Common Wave in Los Angeles, and yes, they are awesome. Looking at the spec sheet, the the CW gets a little deeper on the low end than my Chorus IIs. I admire the LaScalas, but I don't have room for those plus a sub, so that's off the table. I just was hoping to find someone here who is able to answer my question, based on their own experience.
  4. I have a pair of minty Chorus IIs (w/crites xovers & ti 'phrams) and am pretty pleased with them. I am debating with myself over passing them along to my friend's son, who has offered to buy them, and getting the Cornwall IVs. Has anyone here made the same move? If so, your thoughts on the audible differences would be appreciated.
  5. Check out a well recorded dynamic jazz cd: Gordon Goodwin's Little Phat Band: An Elusive Man.
  6. I agree with Bubo, and would recommend the Heresy IVs. May be a bit smaller than what you desire, but it makes the most sense for your room, as it won't need to be close to a wall to be efficient.
  7. No. I am afraid I would make an emotional decision and pull out the plastic, lol. I need to sell some other items that I am not using in order to save up cash. I tend to buy impulsively, so I am holding off for the time being. I am glad you guys are enjoying your awesome Forte IVs!
  8. Going back tomorrow and will do that.
  9. I stopped my Common Wave HiFi near downtown Los Angeles today. Wesley carries the Heritage line. I listened to the Cornwall IVs and K-horns. Wesley, the boss, was very accommodating. I didn't buy anything today, but sure got a good demonstration of what I wanted to hear, thru anything on the floor. He had the Forte IVs there too.
  10. My first Klipsch were Forte 1's, which I ordered from some mail order store in NYC in 1988. They sent me not only non-sequential serial #s, but the grill cloths were different colors. One was a green/brown, the other was black. I didn't even notice for a few months, as my place at the time was somewhat dark inside. And I didn't know or check about consecutive #s. So someone else somewhere had the matching unmatched pair. I kept them for almost 30 years. I sold them a few years ago to my pal, and scored a mint pair of Chorus IIs, this time with everything correct. But the Forte 1s sounded awesome...as do my CH2s, although the F1s went deeper, way down to 32hz.
  11. Correct me if I am wrong, but didn't the Chorus I replace the Cornwall when it was released?
  12. Chorus II slinger here. I compared my vintage Marantz 2245 back to back with my new Yamaha A S2200 integrated. I have a huge respect and sentiment with my old 2245, but the new Yamaha is just a far superior unit. The detail and presence is outstanding. The low end is punchier and tighter. Plus it comes with a remote, and the VU meters are a joy. I'm really pleased with the Yamaha!
  13. Sometimes an invention is perfect right from the get go. The Klipschorn, the Fender Stratocaster, the Victor mouse trap all come to mind. All from someone's genius mind. Very gifted individuals indeed.
  14. We've heard that a the IV version will be out soon. What do you predict the differences will be? I predict they will get it to go down to 32hz again like the earlier versions, still with a passive in the rear. And a return to the PWK badge instead of Forte script.
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