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  1. I spoke with my father who is taking care of my very ill sister, who lives 1 mile away from the estate sale. My father will be monitoring the morning portion to see if a quick sale occurs at full price, saving me a trip. My wife is not on board with full ownership of these though. Size issue. She is fine with a shorter term ownership at a reduced cost.

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  2. It's Friday and the sellers have contacted me with some information.

    "The Klipsch speakers are priced at 1200 each there is a pair. No more details are available.
    All items must be paid for and removed from the home by 4 p.m. Saturday. Nothing is available beyond that point. Prices are all clearly marked at 9 a.m."


  3. Hmm, I wonder if I should give the estate sale a try? Thanks for the alert. I think 2K would be to high for just collecting. Trouble with Khorns, I only have a right corner in my Klipsch room used mainly for surround sound tv viewing. The left speaker is basically in the middle of a 30 foot long wall. Audyssey XT32 fixes some of that for me though. Why do I never see any Belles FS here?


  4. 3 hours ago, jjptkd said:

    I found that having the Chorus II's about 18" from the side walls and toed in with the closest corner about 8" to the back wall worked best in my old room, any closer to the side walls and bass got a little too strong and the soundstage narrowed. The further away from the side walls the more they opened up but at the cost of bass response, 18" seemed like the happy middle.

    This is exactly the configuration I use for my front pair of Chorus II's. I lack one side wall on the left though.

     

    If anyone is tired of their old Chorus II's send me a PM. I'll be your huckleberry.

     

     

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  5. Love these quasi-religious fights about cables, SS versus tubes, write anything you want here compared with anything else you want here....in the end, what sounds good to you, with your music, in your system, in your home IS best for you.  If you’re system playing music moves you to get out of your chair to dance with your wife, you truely have mastered the subject!  These physics experts and electrical engineers can enjoy that aspect of this hobby as they wish (and constantly bicker about how many angels can fit in the head of a pin) but it always amazes me how they take a subjective conversation about how a complex music reproduction system pleases individuals and try to “teach” the rest of us something about what we should enjoy.  Many of us have spent a lot of time and effort to put together a system that please us musically and aesthetically, we juggled many or all of the components in the system until it sounded best to us.  Hilarious to see some forum members telling others they are wrong in thier choice or don’t really hear differences. If a hundred dollars got you a system that gets your toe tapping I congratulate you, if it’s cost you ten thousand I also congratulate you, you are receiving the gift of musical enjoyment.  If you are trying to put someone’s down for thier tastes or preferences you should probably troll at prop-head or tech at audio asylum.  Here at the Klipsch forums we have more tolerance traditionally than that, sharing opinions and experiences while trying not to cross the line into dogma or preaching. Or I could be wrong and the forum has degraded...regards, Tony

    Thought this was worth repeating.

     

    To my ears, in order of overall effect on sound reproduction and/or between individual make/models.

     

    The room you are in.

    Speakers

    Preamplifier/receiver 

    Amplifier class 

    Amplifier make model within same class

    Interconnects

    Source device make/model (excluding TT)

    Speaker cables

     

     

     

     

     

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  6. 20 minutes ago, geoff. said:

    The question I have is WHAT existing pair of speakers will you get rid of to make room for the new pair, and where are they going?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Semi unrelated, but a pair of JBL 240Ti my be entering my collection in the next few hours.

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    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.

     

     


  7. 49 minutes ago, pzannucci said:

    Are these two comparable?

    They are made for two totally different size rooms.

    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

     

     

     

     


  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.

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    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. 7 hours ago, Rivernuggets said:

    I'm not sure I want to drop that much on a pioneering purchase. Are you a fan of Parasound? Is $1150 a good price for their 5250 model?

    The seller lowered the price since last night. Local is way better than shipping a heavy HT amp. This model is about 10 years old. Thinking....

    $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. 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.


  13. 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. 

     


  14. 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.

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