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    Forte II Risers

    @ARjetman Thank you for starting the thread. There always is some interest in new risers, as they take the most beating being the first point of contact with the floor, and have reached age 22-33 now. Used risers are exceedingly rare and your method is the most recommended method to creating authentic looking reproduction risers. Great outcome on the color match. If you get a chance please add/edit your OP with details on measurements, materials, products you used so you can provide those that visit here later a good reference for their own builds.
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    Room Treatment: Diffusion

    This link may help someone with working with diffusion panels. Simple explanations of some of the concepts of how distance and placement and amount of diffusion effects the sounds we hear. http://arqen.com/sound-diffusers/faq/?awt_l=809_W&awt_m=3vamGTydekOvzB9&utm_source=diffusersdiy-list&utm_medium=email&utm_term=reflex&utm_campaign=DiffusersDIY-followup#modulations
  3. From acoustic memory, considering I run a Chorus II/Forte II sysytem, the Forte III had a very familiar top and bottom. I felt that the midrange imaged wider. Smoother. Accurate. Defined. Balanced. I think I have the mumps! I thought the Cornwall III was imaging wider on the low end, but not balanced. I definitely noticed a dip at the lower midrange/upper woofer cutoff. The Klipschorn AK6 was for me a more enjoyable experience on every level without question compared to the lesser models. This all makes me want a Chorus III even more.
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    What I Got Today!

    Everything including the rack. All original owner, original boxes, original paperwork. All the restorations were by Soundsmith Corp. NY. The manufacturers of hand built cartridges for Bang and Olufson, as well as many of their own brand. Great provenance. If you don't know Sumo google Ampzilla! 🇯🇵🐲 -Sumo Andromeda I Amplifer 200W x 2 balanced SS. Designed by James Bongiorno. (1982) -Sumo Electra Preamplifier the perfect matching piece. (1982) -Phase Linear 5200 tuner (1982) -Aiwa F770 3 Head Cassette Deck (1983) -Sony CDP-997 CD Player (1992) -Oak audio rack w/glass door on casters Thanks, now Back to the Future.
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    New Khorns???

    I spent 1 hour at Audio Emporium (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin) with the entire Klipsch Heritage Collection. Yes that does include the Klipschorn AK6. Dave Holmes is the owner, and was my contact. Dave allowed me and my wife the freedom to listen to what I wanted on what I wanted. He provided us with insight and technical details, and made sure we had a positive experience. The Klipschorns were set up in corners of an alcove. McIntosh at the source and Kimber Cable everywhere. Ipad and Tidal made switching songs a breeze. My time was limited, but I made sure I got 5 songs in on the new Khorns before I continued browsing. There were a pair of Lascalas set up in the main space, but I wanted time with the Forte III's and Cornwall III's sitting side by side in another listening room. I went back and forth comparing those 2 but did not indulge in the Heresey III's that were bookending the Forte III's. I will be returning for more demo time. I also noticed Elac, Goldenear, Magnapan, Quad, Emotiva, Salamander Designs. I have honestly never in my life been surrounded by this much gear, of this much quality, of this much value, all readily available for purchase. I highly recommend Audio Emporium as a must visit to any serious audiophile that is visiting in the Milwaukee area. Here is a link to their site. http://www.audioemporium.com
  6. I spent 1 hour at Audio Emporium (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin) with the entire Klipsch Heritage Collection. Yes that does include the Klipschorn AK6. Dave Holmes is the owner, and was my contact. Dave allowed me and my wife the freedom to listen to what I wanted on what I wanted. He provided us with insight and technical details, and made sure we had a positive experience. The Klipschorns were set up in corners of an alcove. McIntosh at the source and Kimber Cable everywhere. Ipad and Tidal made switching songs a breeze. My time was limited, but I made sure I got 5 songs in on the new Khorns before I continued browsing. There were a pair of Lascalas set up in the main space, but I wanted time with the Forte III's and Cornwall III's sitting side by side in another listening room. I went back and forth comparing those 2 but did not indulge in the Heresey III's that were bookending the Forte III's. I will be returning for more demo time. I also noticed Elac, Goldenear, Magnapan, Quad, Emotiva, Salamander Designs. I have honestly never in my life been surrounded by this much gear, of this much quality, of this much value, all readily available for purchase. I highly recommend Audio Emporium as a must visit to any serious audiophile that is visiting in the Milwaukee area. Here is a link to their site. http://www.audioemporium.com
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    What I Got Today!

    OK, not Klipsch, but I also maintain a JBL room so this pertains to that space. JBL 250Ti circa 1984. The original owner passed away 10 years ago, and his son who has kept them in immaculate condition graciously allowed me to purchase them from him. He told me moving out of state and downsizing has its disadvantages, but he rarely had time to use them anyway. As some of you may know I have recently made serious efforts to obtain such a pair of speakers, and to find them within 150 miles, and in such pristine condition is unbelievable to me. They even came with very large speaker spikes added by the original owner. Although there are very few examples of actual sales of JBL 250Ti's made over the past 10 years, I ended up paying to the lower end of that range, but a substantial investment was made no doubt. I am also considering purchasing his entire rack system, also circa 1984, with the prize pieces being a reconditioned Sumo Andromeda amp and a Sumo Electra preamp. Yeah, I know, get rid of the tv stand, hey, I am trying but no one wants it so far Here they are in their new home.
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    New Khorns???

    Just in...Sound&Vision just did a write up on the new AK6 Klipschorn. https://www.soundandvision.com/content/klipsch-updates-klipschorn-—-speaker-started-it-all
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    Removed OPPO UDP-205 no longer available

    I have edited the OP to inform anyone that reads this that I have accepted a purchase of a pair of JBL 250TI in perfect condition for cash, and also the OPPO UDP-205 is no longer available. Thanks for looking.
  10. EDIT: I have an accepted sale offer for a pair of JBL 250Ti's in perfect condition paid in cash. The OPPO UDP-205 is no longer available either. Thanks for looking. Just an off chance here. Are you wanting to purchase a new UDP-205 new, unopened, factory sealed? If you are, I am looking to trade for a pair of Klipsch Chorus II in oiled walnut plus cash. Also I have a deep desire to own a pair of JBL 250Ti but that is probably for another forum. If you do not own what I want, I will be happy to read your offers of other equipment you feel is in a similar supply/demand crunch. Send a PM only please for those other pieces you have. If it is a cash only offer you are looking for, please ask me in a PM first. And please don't be offensive, no is always a perfectly acceptable answer. List of items I would consider: Klipsch: Chorus II -_ Forte II -_ Forte III -_ Walnut CW II _- CWIII _- JBL: 250Ti 240Ti Mcintosh: ? Denon/Marantz: Pre/pro model years 2016 and newer.
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    Removed OPPO UDP-205 no longer available

    I misread, misspoke, misunderstood. Sorry for the rants in this thread people. Please send PM's
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    Removed OPPO UDP-205 no longer available

    I am well within the Klipsch Forum Garage Sale rules. I only said cash to offset valuation for anyone who makes a equipment trade offer, which I have had, to make up the differences for the seller, which I have, which have been acceptable terms to all those who I have had real business with. At this time it is all about the equipment not meeting the requirements, not the issues suggested by anyone other than me.
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    Removed OPPO UDP-205 no longer available

    I see you were the one who backed out of the Cali deal. I am working on what I want, much closer now anyway.
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    Removed OPPO UDP-205 no longer available

    The price is currently 1 pair of JBL 250Ti. Nearly traveled 4000 miles RT for a pair.
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    Removed OPPO UDP-205 no longer available

    Still here, several offers including my preferred equipment listed, but have been 700 miles and greater, though travel has not been the issue with those. One local, with nothing on my list. I have researched some pre/pro suggestions, and also some McIntosh suggestions. I am really just looking for those few things that I literally have not seen listed for sale anywhere within 1000 miles in the last year and tried to crack the collector vault open for a peak, which has been successful.
  16. Well... I had no idea we had a Certified Klipsch Heritage Dealer Network Locator . Because of that I found THIS link to the AK6 close enough to me to check it out sometime.
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    First Home Theater Setup

    Welcome the the forum. Thanks for checking in with us. There are far more capable members here than me, but I thought I would just say a few things. First, primary seating should be 2/3 the way back in the room to to avoid as many nulls and peaks as possible over the entire audible frequency spectrum. 12 feet at your ears in your normal listening position would work best in your given room dimensions. Second, without having any full range 3 way or 4 way speakers, meaning fully developed sound across the entire 40hz-20hz +/- 3db, you will definetly want to have at least 2 subs in that space. No 5.25" will give you substantial >80hz no matter what the spec sheet says. This will eat up more of your budget than you have planned, and can be addressed at a later date. Sub locations would most likely be opposing corners, or midway along opposing walls. 4 subs will get you the optimal response in all seating positions. Third, Room treatment will help just as much as speaker selection and placement, but is far more technical and pricey for non-DIY. Start with the flooring. Forth, the center channel will be the most important speaker choice for your content. Fifth, wall mounted anything can cause issues. That is what speaker stands are for. In wall speakers can eliminate many of those issues, but have other limitations and technical challenges themselves. Sixth, budget is always a problem, even for the most high end users. Try hitting the used equipment market to help with the budget issues. I have no comment on your specific speaker model choices, as I have not owned or heard any of those you have listed.
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    Removed OPPO UDP-205 no longer available

    I will send you a PM, so as not to clutter up the thread.
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    Removed OPPO UDP-205 no longer available

    I would drive for that.
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    Pair of '97 Klipsch La Scala Speakers

    Also impressed in the time frame involved. In Nebraska no less.
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    Removed OPPO UDP-205 no longer available

    Never owned any so I am like? I know you have had many trials. I currently run 2 separate multi channel rooms, switching to 2 channel stereo within the Denon AVR for music (non-vinyl), using Chorus II or JBL 240Ti depending on location. The Chorus II's have 200w/channel external at the moment. I have neighbors so I run 87 octane and stay off the jet fuel, unless I am in test mode, then I may release the beast.
  22. Might as well throw in a pair of K-53-TI midrange diaphragms from the CWIII while you are doing those crossovers.
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    What I Got Today!

    I vote the Post of the day award goes to @dirtmudd
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    Oppo Hanging up Their Hat

    Besides this information here I found.... OPPO UDP-203 is using the AK4458 DAC with the performance of -107dB(THD+N) as a DAC with 115dB S/N characteristic.... Here is the best info I could find that someone else put out there to discern some differences in dac specs of the "replacement" OPPO type players coming to various markets around the world. I had nothing to do with the creation of the following comment... The Oppo UDP-205 is considered best in its class for audiophiles. It's equipped with two ESS Technology ES9038PRO DACs for both stereo and 7.1 channel analog audio. The ES9038PRO is the flagship of the ESS PRO series. It sets a new benchmark for audio excellence with its best-in-class 140 dB of dynamic range, total harmonic distortion plus noise (THD+N) at -122dB in a 32-bit, 8-channel DAC. The Panasonic UB9000 model is using the AK4493 DAC - Dynamic range, S/N: 123dB, THD+N: -113dB The Pioneer UDP-LX500 will be using the AK4490EQ DAC - Dynamic range, S/N 120 db, THD+N -112 db The Sony x1000 model is using some high performance 32 bit DAC (DSD 11.2 MHz, LPCM 192kHz capable) are the only details I find. The Pioneer UDP-LX800 will be using the ES9026PRO DAC - Dynamic range, S/N 124 db, THD+N -110 db
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