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  1. Lowered $2800 https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/ele/d/vintage-klipsch-klipschorns/6479365400.html
  2. nowhere near me. asking $600 https://hartford.craigslist.org/ele/d/klipsh-forte-ii-walnut/6482435944.html
  3. Unrelated to my own thread, but here are a pair of JBL 240Ti I just bought yesterday. 85lbs, and 14" woofer. Everything is correct and in perfectly good working order, and only missing the original feet. These will be taking front stage in my JBL room.
  4. Semi unrelated, but a pair of JBL 240Ti my be entering my collection in the next few hours. ---------------------------------------------------- My System Main system : Panasonic TC-P60ST60 plasma; Denon AVR-X6200W; Outlaw 5000; CARVER AV-806X; Klipsch RSW-10 sub; modified Klipsch Chorus II Fronts; modified Klipsch Forte II center; Klipsch Chorus II surrounds; modified Klipsch Academy rear heights; JBL L20T3 front heights; Mogami 10ga speaker cables, Mogami interconnects; custom gaming pc Secondary system LG 47" LCD; Onkyo tx-nr818; CARVER TFM-42; JBL L100T3 Fronts; JBL L40T3 Center; JBL L100T3 Surrounds; Mogami cables; custom htpc/server.
  5. It is a fact that NO speaker will ever sound exactly the same in 2 different size, shape, construction rooms. Even where you sit will change the way they sound. I guess we can never again compare any speakers. Thanks for the help @pzannucci
  6. Identical tweeter horn- check Identical midrange -check Passive radiator design -check Identical crossover design -check Identical cabinet construction -check Differences are Tweeter diaphram, unless left stock Tweeter magnet assembly 2" width 3" depth 5" height 10" vs 15" active 12" vs 15" passive
  7. yes kv-3 was for KG .2 and .5 series. Was after KG4
  8. For added input to the thread. I have a pair of Forte II with K-52/K-53-Ti installed. Mine were sourced directly from the Klipsch parts department. I originally had them playing with a Carver TFM-42 which is known for its warm tube like sound. I recall originally not liking them until I order bandpass boards from Bob Crites. After all the modifications, I thought they were the best sounding speaker I had ever owned, but not ever heard. So it was worth keeping. Pros are cleaner, clearer, more accurate, more detailed. All depending on variables Cons are bright, forward, metallic, shrill, fatiguing. All depending on variables Now I sold off the Carver TFM-42, and have one of the Forte II sitting on a shelf in storage, upgrades and all. The other is serving center channel duty in a system used primarily for watching television and blu-ray's. The amplifier now is an Outlaw, and the pre-amp is Denon. Makes a big difference for center duty in my application. In my opinion, source material, pre-amp, amplifier, room acoustics, listening level, would all play a part in whether this application is best suited. It is a trial and error, and no one can tell you what is best for your situation. Just like all speakers, they don't sound the same in different rooms. It is a costly experiment for sure if things don't work out.
  9. Which would you choose if you had to pick one. Lets say the Klipsch Quartet pair and the Chorus II pair were both nearly in mint condition in the same finish. Total option #1=$724. $400 Quartet pair with Crites titanium tweeter diaphrams and Crites crossover boards. Price to pay = $400 speakers + $324 parts + small shipping fee. Total option #2 =$900 Chorus II bone stock everything from 1995 with no further investment. Lets say that you could not upgrade the Chorus II crossover, and could only upgrade the tweeter for an additional $62 with shipping for $962 total. I am just asking you which sounds like the end result you would prefer for yourself here, for those familiar with these 2 speakers and the Crites mods and the prices I have available to me. ----------------------------------------------------------- My System Main system : Panasonic TC-P60ST60 plasma; Denon AVR-X6200W; Outlaw 5000; CARVER AV-806X; Klipsch RSW-10 sub; modified Klipsch Chorus II Fronts; modified Klipsch Forte II center; modified Klipsch Chorus II surrounds; modified Klipsch Academy rear heights; JBL L20T3 front heights; Mogami 10ga speaker cables, Mogami interconnects; custom gaming pc Secondary system LG 47" LCD; Onkyo tx-nr818; CARVER TFM-42; JBL L100T3 Fronts; JBL L40T3 Center; JBL L100T3 Surrounds; Mogami cables; custom htpc/server.
  10. $1350 is the going rate of a 5250 v1. I am thinking he would come down some more. Cosmetic condition, original packaging, papers, does effect the final.
  11. That's the exact reason I am done with Carver amps. I do HT so I need silent amps. I found a buyer so that's going to create a hole I will need to fill in my system. Thats my interest here. I was also considering monoprice monolith 7x when they release. 200w x 7 balanced and unbalanced inputs. 100lbs of ATI all American goodness.
  12. I know of some Parasound amplifiers in our area that are currently for sale. Would you be interested in http://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649407389-parasound-classic-5250-5channel-amplifiers-2/. Not sure about your budget, but I may want to split the pair listed with you if the price is right.
  13. This is the ideal situation for you to use the power of Dolby Atmos. That Marantz 6011 is the perfect solution to provide what you need here. You can choose either upfiring or ceiling mounted Dolby Atmos speakers. Allow your ceiling construction materials to make that decision for you, as you will need a flat drywall or flat wood ceiling for the upfiring. The location you are trying to place speakers in is the exact location where Dolby suggests placing the Atmos.
  14. I also bought a used Outlaw 5000 last year from a local. Make sure you transfer the paper work. You must, according to Outlaw, be able to show proof of the original owner, and prove you purchased this from the original owner. You can call Outlaw Audio to confirm this. Otherwise a great amplifier. I have found it to be slightly less power than I really need, but it is what I have to work with for now.
  15. @rszoke You should be the one buying this for your center channel, using the better cabinet of the 2. You would not need the risers anyway.
  16. Told you it would be a quick sale, again I am not affiliated. Go ahead and keep thinking you are going to buy Klipsch Quartet Oiled Oak in 9/10 condition all original for $400 xxxx miles away. Or just keep waiting another 3 years for your chance. I don't understand you guys thinking these things are worth so little when they keep getting snapped up. I did not post a pic? I look at my own Quartet pair of equal or better condition everyday? You want to see? Send a PM, pics of mine will be better than low res CL photos converted to low res forum thread photos of some other guys stuff. If they were shot to hell, they would still be listed, but that is what is so great about Klipsch cabinets, built like a bull no-shit. Now they are gone, move on.
  17. Not affiliated, just a rare bird. $400 is a quick sale. https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/ele/d/klipsch-quartets/6467496919.html
  18. If you were just starting out, I would have recommended using Dupli-Color 1608 black lacquer semi-gloss. This is within 5# of the original Klipsch black lacquer sheen. Another product link https://duplicolor.com/product/premium-lacquer
  19. I had a great experience with Progressive. South Dakota 11PM in May 2016 going west on I-90 going 80 mph w/cruise control set. A whitetail was running at a 45 degree angle into my direction, and I obliterated the deer and my car. Grill,lights,fender,front door,rear door,rear quarter panel,rocker panel,front wheel,OEM paint on a 2016 Mazda 3 with less than 10,000 miles at that point. Progressive had a office inside of the auto body shop, spent 40 days rebuilding my car, and called me nearly daily with updates, and if I had concerns, they were able to meet all of my nitpicks. Never raised my premium. Cheaper than any get a quotes I ever tried. With them 10 years now.
  20. @jjptkd Allow me to suggest that at this point you add a few more steps here. Clear semi-floss lacquer finish spray. The factory used a #40 sheen lacquer primer, then #40 sheen black lacquer, with a clear #40 sheen to protect. So to make the lacquer spray not wrinkle the existing finish, use this product first as a seal coathttps://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/zinsser/interior-wood-finishes/bulls-eye-shellac/ . Then add this product https://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/watco/lacquer-clear-wood-finish?ls=63181&lc=Semi-Gloss
  21. Near Madison, Wisconsin. I have decided to put up for sale to the Klipsch Community only, for a limited time, an offer to buy any and all of my collection of Klipsch Academy speakers. I have 2 in black lacquer, and 1 in medium oak. I have 1 in the original box (black), including foam and plastic sleeve . Condition varies slightly between each. Grills are perfect. Tops are perfect. Backs are perfect. The finishes are in great shape, and no bare wood is showing anywhere. If there were a scratch it would be on the side or bottom and would be minor. The cabinets corners and edges are perfect. No chips. I am not at this time shipping any of these, so it is for those able to drive the distance, so even though I have an original box, it is not for shipping purposes at this time. Live listening sessions are available. You also can BOYOS (bringyourownspeakers). Please do not comment, "too bad", unless you are a serious buyer and have the intent on making a trip here. Send a PM if you want photos. If significant interest should arise I will add pics later. Prices range $275 - $350
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