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    Klipsch Forte ii, ALK XO's, Mcintosh 2105, Parasound P5, Rega P3, Tascam CD

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  1. istics

    Busy at Klipsch

    would love to hear the sixes, for that matter would love to hear anyones opinion who has heard them at CES
  2. i asked a similar question a while ago, I ended up buying a set of forte ii's and now I have a pair of heresy ii's and forte ii's what could be better? LOL I say search for some forte II's. I will also say as jason str said above add a sub or two and the heresy's wil lbe beautiful.
  3. know the question is sell my modified forte ii's and get some iii's
  4. wow those look great !!!! cant wait to hear em....also wonder what the price tag will be?
  5. I recently put new drivers in my forte ii's and noticed the previous owner cracked on of the tactix horns during their servicing of these speakers. so i am on the look out for 1 mid tactix horn for forte ii. I don't the magnet or the diaphragm just the horn....any help would be awesome!!
  6. thanks for the clarification wdecho did you find 3db to be enough of a drop? also on the calculator link you posted it asks for watts per ch?
  7. pzannucci, yeah as i understand it the pads would be wired between the xo and the driver input. I also understand that this will change the impedance of the speaker over all which shouldnt be a problem as both my klipsch's measure 4 ohms. I wonder if I am using ALK's xo's with constant impedance balancing would Lpads have some other unintended effects? wdecho, how did you like the results? and did you use pads on both the mids and hi's?
  8. So I love my heresy ii's and my forte II's but I cant afford that nice tube amp yet so I am always looking for a way to lower the output of the tweeter and skwaker in both speaker sets as they are both a bit forward with my current solid state AV amp. Now I know that the answer is a better amp and that is coming!!!! but for the time being I was wondering if anyone has used L pads to attenuate the tweeter and skwaker of either of the 2 sets of speakers I own? If anyone has used them, how did it sound? did you use fixed or variable L pads? Where did you get them or who makes quality ones? or if fixed was used what value resistors were used? Thanks guys Bryan
  9. anyone know about this...... I asked bob crites if i bought his 3636 autoformer for my forte ii's, if i could use a lower tap for the mid range to knock it down some in effect bringing the low end up in relation to the mids. He said if you lower the tap you would have to change the cap values. It seems to me looking at the schematic that the autoformer is the last thing before the skwaker so my thought was that you are only lowering the signal delivered to the driver and not changing the frequency content going to that driver right? I understand that this changes the relationship between the drivers and thus the changes how the speaker sounds but that is the point...to have less mids and consequently more low freq. ANyone tried this or have knowledge that confirms what bob said that you have to change the values of caps used in the crossover? here is bob's response Bass is the fundamental thing to measure when you build a speaker with a certain woofer and certain porting (or passive radiator in the case of the Forte II). The amount with these is not really changeable. What the crossover does is balance the midrange and tweeter to have equal output in their frequency ranges as the woofer does in it’s frequency range. So, you could give yourself more "apparent” bass by cutting back the output of the midrange and tweeter. Now doing that would take a new crossover design. You can’t just attenuate the midrange more with a different autotransformer without changing other parts to compensate and keep the crossover frequencies right. My suggestion would be to just change the crossovers capacitors to get the crossovers back into spec, and change the tweeter diaphragms to the titanium and then see if the speakers perform like you want. With the cheap worn out caps in there now, you have never heard the speaker perform like it is meant to perform.
  10. I actually asked Bob Crites this exact question as I was looking to change the balance of the mids and hi's in relation to the woofer and here is his answer.... "Bass is the fundamental thing to measure when you build a speaker with a certain woofer and certain porting (or passive radiator in the case of the Forte II). The amount with these is not really changeable. What the crossover does is balance the midrange and tweeter to have equal output in their frequency ranges as the woofer does in it’s frequency range. So, you could give yourself more "apparent” bass by cutting back the output of the midrange and tweeter. Now doing that would take a new crossover design. You can’t just attenuate the midrange more with a different autotransformer without changing other parts to compensate and keep the crossover frequencies right. My suggestion would be to just change the crossovers capacitors to get the crossovers back into spec, and change the tweeter diaphragms to the titanium and then see if the speakers perform like you want. With the cheap worn out caps in there now, you have never heard the speaker perform like it is meant to perform." I would love to know what changes would need to be made, so if anyone follows up wiht Bob about this please post what you find. It doesn't seem to me that you would need need to change the value of caps behind the autoformer? In the schematic pics I've seen the autoformer is the last piece of circuitry before the driver so it would seem as thought by changing the tap you are just lowering the power going to that driver. I do understand where lowering the power to a driver will change the overall balance of the speaker, but in this case that is the desired effect. I am not an electrical engineer nor a speaker designer but I dont see how it would change the actual frequency content of what is fed to that driver or what that driver is reproducing only the level of what it is producing. I hope someone with more knowledge picks up on this thread. I would love to know if what the OP did is a valid option as I had the exact same thought. maybe set21 will find this discussion or if anyone knows him they can turn him onto this thread as he has done a lot of forte crossover tweeking from what i've read on here.
  11. I have a great wife, just brought home a pair of forte II's and thought she might not like the size of them in our small apartment living room but she just sat down and listened to some sinatra and pink floyd with me and said "those do sound good". YAY for cool wives. We also give ourselves a monthly budget for personal stuff so if she wants to buy new shoes or whatever, no problem and likewise if I buy new audio gear not a problem its my own budgeted money.
  12. OK so thank you for the input but I am now on a new search lol, I found a pair of forte II's for a good price so i no longer am in desperate need of the subs for now. The next search is to get these forte's all moded up. Any tips welcome. And thanks again for all the great info.
  13. yeah that is well within the budget and i would go with the 12's for sure.
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