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  1. I'm double checking everything. Im currently using the bi amp crappy plastic bridge as well. About to change those for a 12g bare speaker wire to bridge as I had with my cf3 Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  2. I'm not sure i understand. I edited my previous post where I forgot to add the photos of the rubber surround glue Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  3. Mostly on vocals and most obvious when watching TV last night. The scratchy sound is very faint and alwyas coming from the right speaker Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  4. So speaking of distortion on the right speaker and re glued dust caps. The top right woofer also looks like it has hardened glue near the rubber surround as pictured. My guess is this top woofer is the cause of the tiny distortion I faintly hear. Nothijg drastic but once I heard it, cant be unheard and I keep looking for it instead of enjoying the music. I thought it was dust in there but its hardened material with a sheen so its definetly glue. There's a local repair guy ive taken my la scala woofers to before. Ill probably have to talk to him about this woofer first. Maybe reglue all of it neatly and professionally and then ask him to reglue all new dust caps? Unless there's a way to clean them of this ugly residue on all of them? Are the dust caps crucial? Can any dome shaped dust cap of same material be used? Does klipsch have these dust caps in parts? Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  5. Yeah, that white stuff is odd. I was just telling @wvu80how i may have heard some distortion on my right speaker. I mentioned how it looks like maybe all 4 dustcaps were re-glued-one being obvious with overglue-the others with dried residue on the dustcaps- so potentially a dustcap issue-air getting through? Luckily, i have the luxury of swapping my CF-3 tweeter with the CF-4 to see if that was the cause. As far as low end, i put some 1" cork pads under the fronts to tilt them up toward me. Sound is better, but the back is still leaning on the floor. I won't do anything to lift them too high. My though it to do the isolation feet as suggested with figuring out how to make the fronts adjustable for tilting the speaker back, or if i can find a subwoofer isolation pad/platform that supports the weight of the CF-4s. My preference would be this, so the speakers could look floating like al the new risers in Klipsch lineup. Could still use cork pads to tilt. Haven't found any that support more than 60lbs.
  6. Nice. Do they screw in place? Pack of 6 leaves 2 shy, you use 1 in the back middle or each speaker?
  7. Very true. I'll give bi amp'ing a shot first just to try it once, but ultimately probably best to let the rsw-15 do the hard work and it does it well! I've never bi amp'ed other than on a Marantz AVR which used the back surround channels. Since i'll be using two different solid state Mac amps, would they both go into my preamp's L/R via a rca Y-Adapter?
  8. Ok. Change of music from female vocals to leonard cohen and there's definitely mid bass and and low end. Gotta get these off the floor with a slight tilt up so all drivers are reaching my ear at the same time. Man. This sounds HUGE.
  9. Is this white stuff all over the tweeter normal? Also all 4 of the dust caps have some kind of dried residue on them. Could it be glue from messy work re gluing all the dust caps? I hope these are the original v. 1 woofers. Any tips on something safe to use to remove the residue? V.1 date. Longer ports. Clear internal wiring. I guess I'm gonna have to open 'er up tomorrow. Gives me a chance to rotate the woofers anyway. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  10. Interesting. Just got my CF-4's playing. Will postpone restoration until i figure out exactly what to do. Don't have the feet so it could be that, and i don't want to put them on the makeshift feet i had the CF-3s on because these are just so much bigger and nicer to risk a damaging fall, but as of right now, the CF-3s felt more balanced(Note i had a bass issue with them too(but now using a different pre and amp), but its more apparent with these. The CF-4 horn is there, huge soundstage, very detailed. The imbalance is the mid bass and low end. Feels too low compared to the horn. I'll get them off the ground and tilted toward me like the CF-3s were to get a better feel. I've got a McIntosh MC202 with 200wpc on them right now. Don't think the bridged 320wpc MC7106 would be better than the MC202. I can feel the potential though. I think i'm ultimately just going to have to integrate my RSW-15 again. I have never bi amp'd my cf-3s.. maybe i should try so with these. 200wpc to the LF, and 100wpc to the HF? Does anyone know if i'll run into any issues with 2 different amps?
  11. Whats underneath the vinyl? Wonder how it'd look with vinyl removed and black paint Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  12. Woodcraft. Thats the one I meant to mention, not rockler. What would you suggest for me to purchase if I go there? Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  13. If theres even any original protective finish on these? There's a lot of small cuts as seen in photo Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  14. In that case. The oil in Danish oil will feed the wood but the stain will stay on top for me to wipe off no? Repeated applications of Danish oil gives protection? My local home depot doesn't have much outside of Howard's and watco stuff. Theres a rockler 45 min away that has more options but im not in the mood. Dont know where else Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  15. Just saw watco rejuvenating oil. Never tried it before. Worth a shot? Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  16. So Danish oil followed by Howard's feed n wax and buffer and im good to go! Thanks! [emoji4] I'm asking myself how important it is to get them installed and playing music because I wonder how much effort I have in me to sand off the finish and get it nice and clean and raw veneer and just apply a satin laquer finish for a more natural look. I know cherry darkens over time so I probably wouldn't get what I'd expect like the new klipsch cherry veneer options. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  17. I appreciate the lengthy and detailed post. What I think ill do is apply Danish oil with #0000 steel wool. Maybe 2 applications? Wipe off all excess oil and wait for a few days and then apply a wax finish. Howard's restore a finish is an option. Will it work before or after Danish oil? Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  18. I'm thinking Danish oil since I've used it before but not sure if it does anything over a previous finish. I know of Howard's restore a finish but I wanted something to make the cherry grain really pop in the light. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  19. I love only walnut and I've never found any vintage klipch in walnut. Not complaining. The cherry and oak they do on today's new speakers are gorgeous veneer. The vintage red cherry with barely any wood grain and patterns isn't my that attractive to me but its all about the sound in the end! Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  20. Just got home with my new v.1 CF4s in beautiful cherry! Anyone got any tips to apply some kind of oil with #0000 steel wool that'll really make the speaker pop while covering small scratches? Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  21. According to history, both the Cornwall and Heresy started out as center speakers, so...a heritage center isn't taboo at all to the heritage prestige. Just needs to be horizontal for the modern home.
  22. Yes. Heresy II to Heresy III upgrade kit. Not sure how long that was offered. I feel the III to IV upgrade kit is 100% necessary. I remember there were a lot of bummed out new CW III owners as soon as the IV was introduced. That's a lot of money spent only to be told your new expensive speaker is now obsolete. Same thing now with new FIII owners, but the FIII owners have a real possibility to make the move up via upgrade kit. I believe Klipsch is the kind of company who will do it for their customers, but maybe not announce it and only forum members will really know about it. My guess anyway.
  23. My ear was very sensitive to that tweeter. I don't remember what frequency it was, but my ear would instantly perk or twinge when the freq. played. Got super annoying. I remember 1 other guy who mentioned it and made his III's a 2 way because of it
  24. Throw in another suggestion for the RC-7. If the copper driver mismatched color bothers you, i'm sure there's suitable drop in black 8" drivers. I had an RC-7 that i dropped the drivers from-i forget the RF-7 II's little brother name. Got another one for you. If you don't mind a short floor stander, a kg 3.2. Drop in the tweeter from the Forte III. If Klipsch offers parts upgrade kit to Forte IV, you'll have tons of options and possibilities for a timbre matched center with your spare Forte III parts.
  25. The K70 G has been used in 2 way pro speakers soooo you could also find a KV4 with the same mid horn as the Forte III minus the mumps and you can screw on the k70g compression driver and you got a timbre match, though you'd have to look at the measurements. I personally did this. I had a single Forte III, took the horn with mumps and k70g and dropped it into the KV4(no photos sorry) and it worked for me, but i don't have golden ears and i had it set up with Chorus II's that had Ti diaphragms for the tweeter and mids, not Forte III.
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