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  1. Haven't tried La Scalas yet have you? Nope, but worse is the Infinity Quantum line source, 66" tall and 190 lbs each. padded hand truck does the trick
  2. Congratulations and nice set up, welcome back to audio and welcome to the forum. Only a few speakers have done it for me without a sub especially in my living room. Polk SDA SRS 2 and some Infinity Quantum line source, everything else gets help from my Sunfire sub, even my Forte IIs. P.S. we do like pics on this forum.
  3. Great trade, audio is easier than fishing anyway, well except moving Forte's
  4. That's what I thought! one added to the ignore list, oh well read some of his other useless posts, not missing much.
  5. I have a friend who had these and wanted a set of my Sony speakers. these needed some work and one subwoofer I imagine still needs some work. Two blown tweeters that I found replacements (4 actually) and installed them. Then we decided to trade, I also included a amplifier as these are worth a bit more. The woofers have been replaced with those Mavin Audio, they came with the original and somebody tried to put rubber surrounds on them. I took them off and ordered new foam but imagine these ones will sound better, but will see. Cabinets and grills on speakers are in excellent condition the woofers are also in great condition with the exception of a few wire terminals broken, but use RCA's so don't care and one led is burned out. Also had to de-ox the volume pots and they work fine now. The bad news was the front baffle is only 3/4" thick with a 1/4" recess and it just particle board with T nuts on back. Somehow some moron broke the wood on three of the T-nut locations completely off. So I had to go in and cut two half circles and glue them behind the baffle and then fill the damaged areas with wood putty. I did one but still have to do the other one, I have not even looked but imagine its bad as well. Also the rear plate had no gasket so I put some on. Also these had just an insane amount of poly fill in them and it just seems like way to much, don't know if it was stock or not but I only put back about half. I also liquid nailed the inside of the cabinet corners. So far I am more than impressed that these nearly 30 year old speakers sound so damn good. When I re-foam the original I will a-b them, I also have to replace that LED. Enough rambling, PICS
  6. How far back are you? I tried that with my Forte II's as per the advise of some expert on a review and they only sounded good when turned up loud. I have mine about 9' apart ans sit 12" back. over 3' from any side walls. I found a slight toe in about 10-15 degrees works best for my room for all speakers, the Forte II's at just about 10. As stated start parallel with the back wall and toe in about one inch at a time and sit back and listen. keep doing this until they sound their best and when they get to sound slightly worse then go back. Sometimes a half inch or less will be the difference from bliss or weak thin sounding, all speakers are different. I put tape on my floors for a reference point.
  7. I set them up in the main rig and found the matching center off of E-bay. So far really impressed.
  8. With my Forte II's yes toe in absolutely helps. Most speakers will benefit to some degree with toe in. It all depends on room acoustics, dampening and other variables to the degree of toe in. Try an inch or less at a time and see what sounds better. However there are a few speakers that just sound awful toed in. Good luck.
  9. I made some other stands and spikes for my Sony SS X70ED speakers. Just raised them up a bit and made them way more stable. I used 2x3 pine studs and just sanded them and painted them with textured black spray paint. I also made some spikes at my work out of stainless steel.
  10. Well it happened again, A guy was selling some other Sony speakers so I went and picked them up. They are some Sony SS K90ED. Dual 6 1/2" woofers 6 1/2" woven Kevlar mid and 1" carbon dome ED tweeter. Cabinets are curved to break up waves. Bases are cast steel with spikes and nuts, also came with stainless steel isolation discs for hard wood floors. These are in excellent condition. Sound was not that impressive until I figured out how to set them up properly, they do not require as much toe in as my other speakers, actually hardly any in my rooms. Sound is sweet accurate detailed and they image like crazy. Sound stage is huge, a few times I have heard things from well outside the speakers. They have made me jump a few times as well. I have not listened to them very long but did have to hook the Sony ES SS M7's back to back and the M7's still win. I am trying to figure out how they stack up against the rest of my Sony collection and the rest as well. But still a really great speaker, the only thing I don;t care for is the vinyl wrap but you can't have everything right? I also found out an interesting bit of info, it seems B&W might have had a hand in developing these and a few other Sony speakers. It might explaining the similarities.
  11. Thanks, Yeah actually they do, before I had anything up front you could tell the difference. I think just moving them down where they are now made a difference. I am mainly music but do like clear dialog when watching movies and TV, so far the Totem is the clearest I have had. I have 5 sets of mains that are always in rotation so timbre matching is something I seldom do. It has to sound good for movies but better for music. I also have 8 smaller dampeners and 4 bigger ones around the room. They made a huge difference.
  12. Unless you like to listen at ear bleeding levels I would imagine 100-150 watts per channel would do fine. I have Forte II's and they do require some tinkering with placement, toe in. Also finding the right amp, associated gear and adequate room dampening is a must for Klipsch speakers to sound right. Mine have had the x-overs re-built and titanium tweeter diaphragms. But in the end they are not for everyone. Good luck
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