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  1. Thank you, Jim. I do plan on using the steel wool as the scratches are pretty severe. That's quite alright, though. I'll just stick with cherry. Klipsch speakers in walnut are just so damn sexy, though.
  2. So I want to use Howard's Restor a Finish to fix up an RC-7 in Cherry that has pretty bad scratches on the sides and bottom of the cabinet. But, I was curious if I used Walnut or Dark Walnut if it would actually change the Cherry stain into Walnut or will it just leave it slightly darker with dark filled in scratches?
  3. Congrats on the purchase! I love my Forte's(might get another pair soon since I can't find a decently priced Forte II or Chorus II in WO to match my WO Fortes). At first, it took me some time, though. I experimented with corner placement but ultimately ended up with facing directly forward 1.5' from the rear and side walls via this review recommendation http://www.soundstage.com/greg01.htm...distance between the speakers being the same distance from my seat. The Crites Titanium diaphragm upgrade is a must IMO. I left the mid horn diaphragm stock, though.
  4. What's a fair offer for a good condition Chorus II?
  5. Is that right? I've been seeing Forte's for 500+ and Forte II's for 700+ and Chorus II for 1k+ and yet I always read about all these great deals through internet searches and these forums. I feel like if I made an offer of $550 for the Forte II, they won't even bother responding due to low ball as they list 700-800 range. I guess only one way to find out. I'll make the low range offer first of $450, then go up to $550 max.
  6. Thank you for your response. Yes, you are right. All that matters is that I love the sound. I absolutely do. They are in phenomenal condition. Walnut Oil. Gorgeous. Placement has been tough, and I continue to experiment with it every week. I just wish I had the Forte II's for the larger mid horn, but a bit out of my price range right now. Maybe one day soon I'll find a pair in WO and use them as my mains and move these I's to the center and rear center b/c finding a single Forte seems impossible(can't even find a single Heresy either). Just not into paying 300+ for an Academy center. I had never bought or sold a pair of speakers missing the tags, so it's really the only reason I was curious as I tested the market and wondered why not a single person contacted me in the past month(assumed it was due to missing tags). I'll probably take them off craigslist now as my worries are all but gone and no one in the area seems interested. I do rant though. Thanks again!
  7. I'll check it out when I can and take some photos. Really hope everything is original. Wouldn't mind if the two 12's were Crites replacements or something, but nothing else other than original or else..or else I'll be very, very angry with the seller and I will write him a letter telling him how angry I am. I'm really new to this vintage speaker game. Is it common to ask the seller to provide serials and photo proof of the parts? I've never thought about asking the seller to open up the speaker to show me all the parts are legit. I wouldn't have known how to verify their legitimacy anyway. Do they have the PWK logo?
  8. Well, I supposed all that matters is I absolutely love them. I've only had KG 3.2's and KLF-10's(both with tags) before it and these Forte's sound so much bigger and dynamic in comparison. I just don't know it's my untrained ears listening to good knockoffs b/c I don't know what good sound is.
  9. So I wouldn't know if it's a knockoff? Why would they make such critical information on a simple piece of paper held by staples?
  10. Maximus89


    This is just from the 1 speaker that fell. The cabinet is actually not bad, it's the grill that got the damage. The other speaker is nearly flawless.
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    I bought them. Not a fan of them for the bedroom which is what I wanted them for so I could save room, but I suspect they'd sound better in the long living room paired with the KLF-10 and KLF-C7 front. At least, I hope they sound better. Probably the last time I ever try dipole surrounds since I just don't need the audio to reach multiple rows, rather just me at the center. I currently sit/lay in the null spot where they are right now. The grill on one of them is scratched up and bent at the bottom. The cabinet itself is actually pretty okay. Some minor cracking in the white wrap and a slight bump, raise where it fell. Sound quality is perfectly fine though and does sound great when you put your ear next to it, but like I said I sit in the null spot. Where can I get a new white grill at T2K? Really not liking the screw in-metal grill. Wish it was velcro.
  12. The paper tags on both of my Forte's tore off the staples. Is there a way to find the info that would have been on that paper by researching parts serial numbers, etc?
  13. No RF-7s. First pair I've ever seen decently close to me. If that guy had them, he'd list them several hundred over the most expensive price on eBay is what I meant. Oh well. I'm actually happy with my Forte's and just need to find a single Forte or Hersey or anything better to use as a center b/c I'm not sold on the Academy even though I've never heard one, but have had a KLF-C7 that I was unimpressed by. BTW Youthman.... I'm new to all of this, but I remember reading through your home theater build way back when I started. I drooled over your set up man! Beautiful! I also think I saw your RF-7 crossover upgrade thread as well and was one of the first things I thought of when I saw these RF-7s listed for sale.
  14. Sorry about that! Thanks for all the heads up gents! $400 for RF-7s? Gee wiz...i never find anything in Houston. There's just this one guy here who sells everything several hundred dollars more than average prices.
  15. This pair of RF-7's for sale in Pflugerville, Tx. https://houston.craigslist.org/ele/5972815411.html Has badly damaged cabinet. Grill damage as well. Seller wants $850. How much are they worth in this condition?
  16. Been looking to see if anyone has a walnut Academy they'd like to sell or if someone has a nice pair of walnut Heresy's and there's another person here who would like to purchase a single, and i purchase the other single. Thanks.
  17. heads up, those photos are not the pair he has for sale..i texted him and these are the photos of the actual pair for sale: still worth $800 and a 3 hour drive?
  18. So you're saying i should skip waiting for the complete new crossover and just send my current stock crossovers over to Bob to put new caps in? He did tell me about that option but recommended to me that i should get the new crossovers built and that they were stock but higher quality parts, so i shouldn't really expect much of a sound quality upgrade with the newly rebuilt crossover?
  19. How long did you give them to break in, jjptkd?
  20. Thank you gents for the replies. I will try swapping the stock diaphragms back in and check with more songs. It might just be the source. Moray, the titanium just got better and better with time, that's why i was so excited to do it to these forte's but didn't realize i was going to need to do it to the mids. IF i do get Crites new crossover upgrade(i have no soldering exp), that band pass/roll off won't be a problem if i also install the titanium midrange diaphragms? If you had to choose, which would you do first? The Crites new crossover or the midrange titanium diaphragms from klipsch? I don't currently have the funds for both assuming the midrange diapghragms from klipsch are a lot more expensive than the $61 after shipping i pay for the crites titanium's. One unrelated question. Is it normal for these forte grills to sort of get loose? I'll push the grills in nice and deep and then the next time i come look, one of the corners on both speakers is completely loose to where there is a gap showing. They keep sliding out. Way to fix this?
  21. First, forgive all of my ignorance. I'm totally new to all things music and speakers. So i've got a pair of Forte I's. I purchased the Bob Crites Ti diaphragms for the tweeters about 4 days ago. I noticed right away that i DIDN'T notice a difference compared to when i previously had put the titanium diaphragms in my KLF-10s. When i did it on the KLF-10's, it was an incredible difference and i loved it and was the reason i wanted to do it for the Forte's. These Forte's are the first and only pair i've heard with the separate mid and tweeter horns. I've only listened to KLF-10's, KG 4's, and KG 3.2's previously. So...after i realized i didn't hear a difference, i put my ear up right into the tweeter horn and i don't know if it's normal but i hear tons of "sssssssssssssss" sound coming from the tweeter(foobar 2000 24/96 or 24/192 FLAC but through a Yamaha RX-V665 in direct mode) and the only real sounds i hear coming out of it are basically cymbals whenever the song had them, and the rest of the time it was just quiet "ssssss" sound. It feels like 98% of the music comes from the midrange. If that's the case, and i loved hearing the titanium diaphragm in KLF-10's where most of the sound came out of the one horn, will the same effect come with upgrading my midrange to titanium diapghrams? That same sound i heard from the KLF-10's is basically what i'll get with the midrange in my Fortes(bob crites said most people don't like it and usually go back to stock and that discouraged me and then i read some thread about also needing to do a bypass or something for the crossover). So.. 1) Will upgrading the midrange to titanium on Forte's be pretty much the same effect i had previously been impressed with when i did it in the KLF-10s? 2) Would i need to upgrade my crossover in order to do the midrange diaphragm upgrade? 3) Would i be better off finding another pair of Forte's(or heresys, don't feel like i'd be justified paying so much for just an Academy center and i can't find one in WO) to use as front and rear center? Would that be money better spent than midrange diaphragm(+ crossover upgrade if needed)?
  22. Thank you but im sure that's far out of my price range! I'm still in the little league!
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