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  1. Anyone do any crossover work on their CF-3 series 1 and/or KV-4? Capacitor and resistor upgrades with premium parts? Looking for someone to do the work as i don't think Dean or Bob work on these OR looking to buy plus trade my stock version 1 CF-3 networks for your upgraded networks. While i'm here, anyone got a pair of CF-4 ver. 1 for me to take off your hands in Texas, Louisiana or Arkansas near Tx border? 😁
  2. Might be more of an issue with shipping rather than cabinet build. There were a lot of shipping damaged Forte IIIs. The cabinet did need more bracing though. I'm sure passive radiators add to the cost, but removing them and opting for ports even with new mumps ports would be a mistake. The passive radiator is the big draw for it as an in between option from the HIV and CWIV. I still would love a 2 way w/ 15" driver. K510 or new cornwall horn. Better yet, Roy gives us an Epic CF-4 II. As much as I love the Chorus II, I dont see a place for its return with the Cornwall IV out. Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  3. Yeah, the III already has all the new things. Mumps horn. New compression drivers and tweeter. Iirc Roy voiced it and did the crossover. I cant see where it can be improved into a IV so soon other than reworking the crossover with new compression driver, and tweeter. Doubt they'd make the jump from a 12" driver to 15" and I doubt they'd put the larger horn the cornwall currently uses Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  4. In Houston. Would love these but im really happy with my ver. 1 CF-3 and just now integrating my RSW-15 to my liking. Really wonder if 3 way is for me anymore in small rooms. Its that upgrade bug for something new and shiny that is so tempting. I sold my single Forte III which would have been awesome to use as a center channel with CW IV Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  5. They will ship? Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  6. Oh man I would have loved to play with these and experiment with my cf3 LF Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  7. CF-4 revision 3/version 3 in production. Didnt mean CF3 Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  8. Looks like possibly v3. I cant faintly make out short port and darker horn. Could be my phone quality though. Great price for even a v3 Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  9. How exactly does one scam a local sale? Robs you gun point when you arrive to see the speakers...at his own home? Or did I miss something and he wants to ship only? So you pay and then you get your tracking order and you receive an envelope with the photo of the chorus II lol Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  10. Hell of a deal Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  11. CF-3 weighs in at 102lbs so not sure if something built for a kg4 would do it, but i'll take a look, thanks. I shouldn't have even asked though to be honest because i'm just now remembering how ridiculously expensive speaker stands can get. I'm not a handy man either. Small hands.
  12. Nice! I use a bridged McIntosh MC7106 320wpc 3x for my CF3 and KV4, i wish i had a center CF-3 set up. My Mac doesn't have the autoformers though, and red meters that gives a very 80s, early 90s tech feel to it that i love. I dream of true big mac amps with pretty blue eyes, but this still sounds nice with the MX120. KV-4 kind of sucks though. Been wondering if there are ways to improve it. Better 8" drivers, a KLF-C7 crossover from Bob which i believe has the same xover point. Or perhaps take an rc-7 and put the kv-4 aluminum cd in the rc-7 which should be screw on iirc.
  13. Wow. I thought it was wrong to tilt these up AND he said Klipsch recommended it, but i wonder if Roy recommends it? Need to try this with my CF-3 v. 1. I absolutely love them! Anyone got recommendations for a sturdy enough tilted stands that can support the weight of CF-3/4?
  14. It doesnt have the 8ch analog out or hdmi in. I was trying to make my big mac AVR up to date with the addition of those addons Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  15. MY MISTAKE. The Evolve II-4K DOES pass HDR and Dolby Vision. Using it plus a 4k hdr switcher with the 8 analog outs of the Evolve II-4k will keep your legacy AVR up to date! My only issue left will be that i can't bypass the McIntosh MHT100s processing for 2ch via my Tube Dac unless there's something i'm missing as i'll need to free up the analog in for the analog out from the Evolve II-4k, so a tube pre amp will be in my near future, which Evolve+Switcher(Roughly $320 investment) helps save my money so i don't have to spend $1400 or more on an Oppo for that HDMI In. Lower cost 4k Blu-Ray players image looks just as good according to reviews.
  16. Grr. Just realized the Evolve II-4k is HDMI2.0 and only passes regular 4k. Back to square 1. Might just have to shell out the big bucks for an oppo or just give up and use basic optical audio connections for all my devices
  17. I spoke with th guy who runs essence and from my understanding, i'd only get uncompressed 2ch pass through. So the front L/R would get True HD and Master and what not, so even if you could use optical to send compressed audio to the center and surrounds, whats the point of my L/R being uncompressed when it's just mostly ambience. The Center would be the most important to get uncompressed audio for voice, but obviously best to have all speakers uncompressed. Basically I think it's coming down to Evolve II($299) plus an HDMI 4k HDR switcher($19.99 https://www.amazon.com/Koopman-Switcher-Selector-Wireless-Supports/dp/B07PFHWHQT). So i'd get 7.1 analog out from the Evolve, plus 4 HDMI INputs with the switcher for my Blu-Ray player, Streaming Device, and PC, Game Console. Only i'm not sure how the switcher would connect to the Evolve. I'll have to email him and ask if these 2 devices would work together. This would all be solved if mid tier AVR's had pre outs for all the speakers, but they usually only come with 2ch pre out these days. My AVR can use all 8+2 Zone amps as stand alone power amps to send to another processer. Definitely don't think i'm going the Oppo route as I want to save up for a good Tube Pre Amp for 2ch with home theater pass thru.
  18. I have a legacy AVR i don't want to upgrade because tech seems to advance too fast leaving your fairly new thousands of dollars investment-a dinosaur. Likewise, Blu-Ray players seem to be on the way out in favor of streaming. So investing in a high end blu-ray player seems scary as well. First of all, i know i need multi-channel analog out to have my AVR play current surround processing such as True HD and Master and Atmos etc. Here are my considerations: Oppo 203: PROS: -Has been updated with Dolby Vision, so everything up to date. -Audiophile quality/Gold 7.1 analog out/SACD/DVD-A playback -Top tier built DACs -HUGE PLUS? HDMI IN- If streaming is the future, you can always add your streaming box or game console-BUT does it add upconversion and the oppos built in processing to make the streaming higher quality than just directly into your TV HDMI? CONS: -Pricey. -How long will Oppo support last? Panasonic UB9000: PROS: -All the same pros as Oppo 203 except probably $400-600 cheaper-NEW. CONS: -NO HDMI IN -NO SACD/DVD-A playback Essence HDACC II-4K: At $600, As you can see, this HDMI DAC has lots of inputs sort of like an add on for your legacy non HDMI or older HDMI AVR's. Does this serve me at all though? If i plug in a blu-ray player via HDMI, and R/L analog out to DVD IN on the AVR-will i get current/up to date surround processing pass through the AVR? Evolve II-4K HDMI v2.0 / Multi-Channel DAC: At $300, this gives 1 HDMI IN and 1 HDMI OUT, but i get the multichannel analog outs. Same price point as the mid tier Panasonic Blu Ray player with analog outs. I'd continue using my Samsung 4k blu ray player. No more HDMI IN's for streaming box to get highest qualtiy audio. Help me choose!
  19. I know they're black and made to look like its floating but you can still see it at certain angles and this one looks like something under the cabinet is propping it up to keep bottom from scuffs or scratches Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  20. Lol it was more of a question to ponder for potential buyers as it does look like there are no risers. Perhaps still in package. I do recall the Forte III risers not being attached so maybe these aren't and he never put them on Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  21. No risers?? Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  22. Well since no one replied and one day maybe someone inexperienced like myself with such a device comes along, I figured it out: So if you have a multizone system with it's own preamps(the McIntosh CR16 has 4 separate pre amps)- you just connect your speakers to your power amp and then power amp to UNBAL L/R OUT on preamp. (I haven't figure out what kind of old balanced cable input that is and why only 1, but my McIntosh power amp doesn't have balanced so I used RCA unbalanced). Connect your devices to the AUDIO INPUTS ie: PC DAC to any of the AUDIO INPUTS you see EXCEPT AUX if you're going to combine 2ch with an AVR. If you want to use the device as a 2ch preamp with "Home Theater Passthrough" or "Home Theater Bypass" like many stereo integrated devices are now coming with to combine best of both worlds-simply take your rca or coaxial cable from ZONE AUX IN L/R into your Audio Video Receivers PRE OUTS for L/R. Then, if your AVR has a data input like other McIntosh, connect 3.5mm from ZONE AUX IN data to AVR data, but if it doesn't have data input, simply stick one end of your 3.5mm jack only half way or to the "ring" part of the tip which creates a tip to ring short and now you can use the AUX input on the front panel with your AVR-which is why you needed the AUDIO AUX INPUT free to be used. That's it. Now you've got your 2ch separate from your surround sound. Photo example of tip to ring-stick the end into the DATA jack to the "ring" and leave the "Sleeve" sticking out. Have yet to figure out if I can use my Center channel in ZONE 2 yet, but I don't see why not since you can play all 4 separate pre amps on same input. I'll need to buy an rca mono adapter first then out to center pre out.
  23. I thought the Chorus II was much lower than 650hz crossover which is used with the Forte III. I remember reading something about that when i tried titanium diaphragms in the Chorus II and people were in agreement that the titanium would sound better crossed higher than the 500something hz crossover on the Chorus II-now proven with the Forte III. The online specs were also incorrect IIRC. I could be mistaken.
  24. Here's an image of the inputs/outputs Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
  25. I just bought a McIntosh CR16 not having any clue what it really is. I know that It can be used as a 2ch pre amp with 4 separate preamp built in, but I'm curious if theres a way to use it along with an extra channel on an AVR. My Marantz SR7007 center built in amp AND pre out have very faint/low volume output and or very scratchy. I got it to work for a bit after using deoxit but the issues are back and as we know- center speaker is most important for movies/tv. So I'm curious if I can use my 3ch power amp plugged into the CR16, 1 zone as my mains and another zone as a center only- the rear of the CR16 has zone aux in and balanced and unbalanced outputs. How would I accomplish what I'm looking to do? Left and right power amp rca to zone 1 unbalanced outputs and then left and right aux in CR16 into the Marantz pre out? or multi channel input?? Same process for the single center speaker? Another important question: I'm all PC based so if I'm HDMI via PC GPU to the Marantz, I wouldn't be getting the benefits of the CR16 pre amp? Or In that case, the marantz only becomes the DAC?? Or would I need to get a separate USB dac plugged into the CR16 aux in audio input to get the full benefit of the mcintosh pre amp for music and then switch back to the marantz hdmi for movies?? Appreciate any incoming help! Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
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