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About RTR

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    Southwest Indiana, soon to be Gulf Coast
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    Presently::Forte III, RC-64II, RP-140SA, RP-150, RF-41S, Denon AVR-X4200 KMC 3, KMC 1, The One, RC-62-II, RP-160 , Parasound P5, Parasound A23, R-112SW, Oppo 203
    Past: RP-280F, RB-51, RF-52-II, RC-52-II, RC-41-II, RS-10, RP-280F

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  1. RTR

    Accesories4less blames Klipschorns

    I bought a Marantz from Accessories 4 Less about a year ago. It was just a five channel compact version for a place I have down south. It came to me pretty beat up. The badge wasn’t attached and the unit was scuffed up. One of the antennas for the WiFi was broken. I plugged it in and tried it. It sounded ok, but I couldn’t get past the way it looked. It had all the paperwork that said it was refurbished by Marantz. I called A4less up and they immediately took it back and apologized for my inconvenience. Money was back in my account as soon as they received it. So I’m happy with their customer service, disappointed that no one saw how beat up the unit was at Marantz or A4less. Recently, my couple year old Denon AVR4200 HDMI inputs started dropping out one by one. It was a few months out of warranty. I bought a Marantz SR6012 refurbished from Safe and Sound. I was scared off A4less after my prior experience with the unit itself, not the customer service. Paperwork said it was refurbished by Marantz also. This unit looks brand new and seems to work well. Different experience, but that’s the chance with buying a refurbished unit.
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    Center Channel with Forte III

    @svaraj I have Forte III also. When I got them, I had a 450C. I felt that was lacking. Got ahold of @MetropolisLakeOutfitters and he suggested the RC-64II. It was a big difference from the 450C. I realize it's probably not the perfect match, but I have no complaints. The RC-64 fits in my setup. I'm happy with it. I also have an RC-62II in my other setup. It is stronger than the 450C for a center. Much clearer dialogue for movies with the 64II being top for what I've listened to. Looking at your picture, I would think a Heresy III would fit your setup and probably be the best option. Call around, you should be able to pick a new one up for a good price.
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    Natural Cherry Finish Available?

    I do have a cherry wrapped R-112Sw I bought in 2017 during prime day. Only had them in 12”. Same wrap as reference series cherry.
  4. RTR

    Natural Cherry Finish Available?

    Klipsch was talking about this in 2017, haven’t seen any updates yet. I’m wanting to see how much it is too
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    Forte III wood finish

    @KJH The original natural cherry Forte’s were mine. No. 1 - Cory is great to work with. I recommend him. Very knowledgeable in No. 2- The Fortes were very light when I first received them. That’s a Heresy in the old cherry sitting by the Forte in the picture. It was unbelievable how much darker they became in a few months. They looked like a pine finish when I first received them. They got darker unbelievably fast. All my furniture matches the old cherry finish that the Heresy had. I had Cory special order the new Fortes in the darker cherry color. Everything’s a match now in the room. If you have any doubts, order in cherry from Cory. I think I got them in 5 weeks. Cory can correct me if I’m mistaken. Also ordered a 64II center from Cory. The Forte’s sound fantastic in any finish. I highly recommend Cory. Give him a chance before you order. I wish I would have found him when the Klipsch addiction started. Unfortunately I started small and upgraded. Get the Fortes first and you’ll be happy. Im waiting for the heritage subs to come out so I can order those in cherry and have the matching set.
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    What bases do i need for RP-160M?

    I used Monoprice stands for mine. Sit on top perfectly. $55.00. Well made, solid stand. I don’t have the speakers attached to stand. The speakers sit almost perfectly on them. Look at them at monoprice.com or amazon. i removed the bases on the speakers.
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    Moving sale. -Heresy III - Cherry

    Sold. Thanks to @dmraupp . Good transaction. Enjoy and Merry Christmas.
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    Forte III

    Yes, using RC-64II with the Fortes. I had an RP-450C I was using. Went up to the 64. There was a difference between those two. I’m happy, but I’ve never heard the Academy or C7....probably better off not listening to those. Might want some😏...... Thanks
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    Forte III

    Thanks, I feel the same way. Kudos to @MetropolisLakeOutfitters for making it happen for people that have older Heritage material and wanting finishes that match. Assume you’re a Clemson fan from your profile pic. Looking forward to Sugar Bowl Jan 1st. Hope for a good game like it’s been the last two times we’ve met.
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    Finally got my RP280f

    Congrats! I had a pair. They sound really good. I noticed a difference after break in of a few hours. They will really get loud with no distortion.
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    Forte III

    Forte III’s in the old style cherry arrived. Thanks to @MetropolisLakeOutfitters The old color matches the wood furniture and the RC-64. Cabinet quality is perfect, and the sound is incredible.
  12. My Heresy's are 4 numbers apart. Can't really tell a difference. In another thread I saw since it is a smaller heresy, it might be from the same piece of wood being only 4 difference. Even if they were slightly different, they're far enough apart in the room that it wouldn't be noticable to anyone but me.