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  1. Forte III specs: SPECIFICATIONS FREQUENCY RESPONSE (+/- 3 dB) 38Hz – 20kHz SENSITIVITY1 99dB @ 2.83V / 1m POWER HANDLING (CONT/PEAK) 100W / 400W MAXIMUM SPL 116dB Continuous NOMINAL IMPEDANCE 8 ohms Compatible CROSSOVER FREQUENCY HF: 5.2kHz MF: 650Hz HIGH FREQUENCY DRIVER K-100-TI 1” (2.54cm) Titanium diaphragm compression driver on a K-79T horn MIDRANGE K-70 1.75” (4.45cm) Titanium diaphragm compression driver on a K-703-M horn LOW FREQUENCY DRIVER K-281 12” (30.48cm) Fiber-composite cone woofer, KD-15 15” (38.1cm) Passive cone radiator ENCLOSURE MATERIAL 3/4” MDF INPUTS Dual binding posts / bi-wire / bi-amp HEIGHT 36” (91.4cm) WIDTH 16.5” (41.9cm) DEPTH 13” (33cm) WEIGHT 72lbs (32.7kg)
  2. They're probably fine mids and woofers are dam near bullet proof tweeters would be my only concern you can take a toilet paper tube and place it over the tweeter horn and put your ear up to it and play it at low volume best easiest way i know to tell if the tweeter is working or not as they don't really put out a lot of sound compared to the mid horn.
  3. Regular superglue would probably hold you over until you can find a horn very simple repair just leave the driver attached and use for weight just be sure to clean off any extra glue that may run down inside the horn while its still fresh should tack up pretty quick and ready to use in a few hours.
  4. I think $1000 is fair without the sub: $500 for the 5.5's $350 for the KV-4 $150 for the 3.5's
  5. Yes price wise a nice pair of RC 7's will typically run about the same cost as a pair of 75's but I personally believe they are better speakers and worth the effort to find a matching pair. As far as size goes if you stand the 7's on end and rotate the horn they really are only a few inches taller than the 75's and about the same size all other dimensions.
  6. Yes, I've ran pairs of these several times over the years as surrounds and stereo speakers side by side with the 75's and P-17's, I preferred the 7's each time. While the P-17's were a bit more refined and detailed they really lacked bass and cried for help from a subwoofer-- seeing how they cost twice as much as a nice pair of RC-7's AND require a sub i passed them on. The RC-7's are only a couple of inches taller than the 75's but they have an extra woofer making them sound fuller much more like a tower speaker in fact in small to mid sized rooms a sub isnt really needed with them at least for most of the music i listen to.
  7. My take: 1st place pair of RC-7's, Palladium P-17's, RB-75's, RB-5's, RB-81's then RB-35's the last two are very close all are nice sounding speakers IMO the RC-7's are going to be closest to a full tower sound
  8. I'm sorry to hear about this and I'm sure you well know now that sending funds F&F through Paypal is never appropriate unless they are friends or family. I really don't see what the big deal is with Paypal fees especially with smaller transactions like this; how much did you hope to save, $10? Seems like cheap insurance to me. Not trying to rag on you or pour salt in your wounds here just pointing out that the reason for fees (atleast part of the reason and a little justification for them) is for buyer protection.
  9. I bought a pair of RB-35's for my brothers home theater years back and was surprised by how well they performed. I think the RB-5's are a little nicer with real wood veneer and standard 1" tweeter but they are rear ported. All in all both are great little speakers I think the port positioning / speaker placement and price / availability would be my biggest considerations between the two, performance wise they're both pretty decent.
  10. Adapter: https://www.ebay.com/itm/222151533949?hash=item33b943657d:g:Ws8AAOSwOVpXXq0L Horn: https://www.ebay.com/itm/233808725468?hash=item36701605dc:g:8pYAAOSwQNNeYpIy
  11. dual inputs are for bi-amping / daisy chaining the signal the dual outputs are voicing options current source or voltage source-- current source is supposed to sound "tube like"
  12. I cant imagine Klipsch would start building new parts for 20+ year old speakers unless they have a use for them in their current or future production line... one can always hope I'd personally love to see a new Chorus III bet theyd sell like hotcakes
  13. Wow, does this mean a new Chorus III is in the works???
  14. Pretty clear here the Chief had previously made an error and has owned up to it, it happens. I imagine the Forte passive would work in a pinch but tuning would be off because of different weight? If exact weights for each were known they could be modified to work if actual KD-16's are no longer available.
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