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Maximus89

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  1. 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)?
  2. Thank you but im sure that's far out of my price range! I'm still in the little league!
  3. Crap! Why didn't i see this?!? I've also been looking on craigslist religiously throughout Houston, to Austin and San Antonio Great deal!
  4. Damn, so i did your suggestions and still i heard all sorts of issues. Turns out after a quick search, it's apparent for everyone on this album (Miles Davis - Kind of Blue). I was going crazy over a bad recording. BUT, i also hear it a bit with Led Zeppelin - Mothership as well. Same sort of distorted sound at some points. I guess forte's are just that revealing. Not sure how i feel about that. Anyway, sorry to derail the topic. Good luck OP on finding the Chorus I's you're looking for!
  5. There's a pair of I's in Dallas for $700(looks WO from photos) on ebay. I'd make the drive from Houston to pick them up if the price was lower. I was told around $800 should be the price for the II's(a pair just sold for $500 in San Antonio not too long ago. MISSED OUT). BUT, i do have forte's in WO that i would love to use as front and rear center channels to a pair of matching WO chorus mains. Lately, and it might be due to the small room and placement and source(mostly 24b/96k FLAC from a Yamaha 7.2 AVR in direct mode), but these forte's are starting to sound a bit harsh and i can't figure out if one of the mid horn diaphragms is bad b/c it sounds horrible but i only hear it with certain songs. Could it be the recordings? I stopped toeing them in, and have them facing straight forward and it's helped with the harshness but the scratchy mid horn sound is still coming out mostly from the right speaker but sometimes from the left as well. I THINK it's the mid diaphragms, but i ordered the Crites titanium diaphragms for the tweeter in hopes that it's that which was the problem. They should arrive today. Grizzog telling the OP to hold out for the Chorus II's because they sound like a completely different speaker makes me want to sell the forte's and get either a pair of Chorus II, Forte II, or Quartets because of the larger tractrix(sp?) horn. Does that help with the harshness? (sorry for going off topic)
  6. I just bought a pair of Forte I's yesterday after only having had KG 3.2's and then KLF-10's with crites upgrades. The Forte's sound amazing to my ears. So in love with the sound and i don't know if it's a case of ignorance is bliss since i've never listened to Chorus, Belles, La Scalas, CW, Khorns, etc but maybe one day i will jump into that level because i'm officially hooked to Klipsch now thanks to the Forte's. So, I sold one pair of KLF-10's but i have another pair. I was wondering if the KLF-10 will make a decent timbre match with the Forte's as a center channel or should i sell that pair and instead find a pair of Heresy's to use as a center? I have thought about and could eventually still do the KLF to center channel mod so it can lay horizontal. Would that be better than the Heresey I or II? Or am i better off just going Academy or KLF-C7? (small side question) The KLF-10 titanium diaphragm upgrade from Bob Crites was totally necessary and worth it, but is it necessary for the Forte's? They sound incredible stock, but if i can get even better performance with those ti diaphragms, i should. I just need some Klipsch vets to confirm that it will be a big improvement.
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