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  1. I can back up this statement. If you look at my signature you will see I run my Denon AVR-X6200W passive and use the Monolith7X 7 channel amplifier to power all my channels except one pair of height speakers for atmos. I am not going back to the Denon internal amps at least for the remainder of this decade or 2. sig... Main system: Panasonic TC-P60ST60 plasma; Denon AVR-X6200W; Monolith 7x; OPPO 83; Klipsch RSW-10 sub; modified Klipsch Chorus II Fronts; modified Klipsch Forte II center; Chorus II surrounds; JBL Loft40 rear heights; JBL L20T3 front heights; Mogami 10ga speaker cables, BJC LC-1 interconnects; custom gaming pc Secondary system Epson 5040ub; 92" elite screen, Onkyo tx-nr818; Oppo 203; JBL 240Ti Fronts; JBL L100T3 Center; JBL L100T3 Surrounds; Mogami cables; custom htpc/server.
  2. New seating. Paliser top grain leather. Power recline, power headrest, power lumbar, and the most important of all...cupholders. BTW, I will be ditching the TV stand in the above post when I find someone who can use one, it is a bit large for the few I spoke to about it.
  3. Not exactly today, but all this week.Two packages (24 panels total) of Owens Corning 703 acoustic fiberglass insulation. Still waiting on the Guilford of Maine fabric to wrap all of these, but I have started on some of the background panels in my recently converted dedicated home theater space. The wall panels are covered in Royalty Black Velvet for zero light reflections and constructed of 2" frames for a flush look with the screen and future acoustic panel placements.
  4. Sorry, I don't know how the link I posted was lost, but I have corrected it now in the OP.
  5. Original equipment replacement hardware "feet" for risers Link
  6. I was just browsing and found this. If you are local to this seller (Woodbridge, VA) you have a chance to have an amazing deal on a current production product that has received tons of attention. https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649453466-klipsch-forte-iii-walnut-speakers/
  7. I have black granite slabs I purchased from a local supply store for creating tops for mine. Beware granite is slighly more difficult to cut than glass 😉 but does offer more color choices.
  8. Even though I have no personal experience with your specific speakers, I really think you will be just fine. Far better power supplies than some other consumer brands in the same price range. Your ears will tire long before your D/M AVR. If you run 5 channels or more, expect 75 watts continous per channel or less 20hz-20khz, with peak burst of about 200 watts 2 channel 1khz. which does make a perfect match for you on paper. Have a look over at Audiohaulics.com for some good reviews without the BS. and real benchtests.
  9. Common answers have been Marantz if 2 channel is a priority. If movies are #1 or you use external amplification then Denon for the added features and functions at the same price point. I am hoping to purchase a Denon x4400h from BestBuy in the next week or so for $810 or less. I am hitting up the Magnolia sales guys to sell me a floor unit at open box prices, but they will not have x4500h display units for ?days/?weeks so no deal...yet.
  10. I use a 4 foot tall Veriegated Ficus for diffusion. I also have begun hanging fabric panels on my ceiling and upper wall portions. Very soon I will be wrapping 24 panels of Owens Corning 703 in Guilford of Maine acoustic fabric. All DIY. I know you can cross cut varying lengths of wood 4×4's and nail the cut sides to plywood and hang that on the rear wall for a rather large and obviously heavy diffuser, but it is supposed to work great
  11. From this era, the original Klipsch proper finish is sprayed black lacquer 40 sheen, not oil or water based stain, not latex, not enamel. I have had great success using this in semi gloss. The sheen is only off by 5 from the original black lacquer finish. When I need to buy some I get it at O'reilly Auto.
  12. @SWL I also just received my BJC LC-1 5 channel rca cables to go with the the 2 LC-1's I already owned to fill in the Monolith 7X amp. This came after I returned the Morrow Audio cables I bought from Mike Morrow a while back. Thanks for the 60 day test run. I got tired of looking for another cable, and all of the forums are atrocious when asking about cables, so I just settled. At least I know I won't be hearing any amplifier hum with BJC.
  13. For transparency: I am a hobbiest who has owned over 50 speakers, most used JBL and Klipsch. I have sanded a majority of them. I use fillers only when absolutely necessary. I dry sand when using filler, and wet sand with oil when not. Lucky for us Klipsch uses a very high quality veneer and this allows for my technique or any of the other methods recommended here as well. Like @pzannucci said, if you use my technique just make sure you clean up around the repair area with a tshirt type cloth, very lightly water dampened, to remove the excess filler from the undamaged areas. The nylon scraper really aids in the application and controls the spread. The filler will have a very short working time, so make as small of a batch as you can and work quickly. Another method not mentioned is using Briwax. It is colored and fills minor scrathes well. This product can easily be removed if unsatisfied with the results. Carnauba wax is the main ingredient, and offers slightly better protection than oil finish alone, but again requires annual maintenance.
  14. Soft color match wax fill is a possibility, but requires a lot of experience, special tools, and is best saved for a professional. The most common method used is sanding. As you light sand you will create sawdust. Save the sawdust, no matter how little there is. Make a perfect color match wood putty by adding a very small amount of Titebond II wood glue to the sawdust you saved. Push this into the scratches with a nylon scraper. Save any extra remaining sawdust. Wait one hour and gently clean off the excess filler with the scraper. Allow a day to dry and sand again. Repeat if necessary. 120 grit, 180 grit, finish with 240 grit. Use a block, not your hand, don't dig in one area, evenly sand across the entire surface always with the grain. Use the weight of you hand to hold down the block and paper, but do not push down while you sand. Stay off the edges and corners except the last strokes of each stage. Complete your repair by using your favorite oil, you should be oiling annually anyway. If you have a lacquer finish apply a new lacquer coat to complete, omitting the oil of course.
  15. Nope, but same seller. I was going to ask for help too, but they are so far gone, it would cost more on the refurb than they are worth, so parts only, or garage speakers at best. Whatever that is worth I think he wants more than that, and will not sell for months.
  16. Excellent. Thank you for sharing your offer here. Great price too. GLWYS.
  17. Not me, @John Chi-town. It was his post in Alerts that put it out there. I just connected the dots to help @sabeous get traction. Too bad the chicago seller had a change of heart. Such a rare find, I was thinking about it myself. I found an awful beat up pair of chorus II today, and got shot down without even exchanging an asking price. Alot of fishing going on in the chicago area.
  18. https://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/for/d/klipsch-cf-4/6677608822.html Plenty of room in your budget for shipping with this pair, IF you can convince him to ship.
  19. https://www.partsconnexion.com/MULCAP-51430.html MultiCap Capacitor 6.0uF 200Vdc PPMFX Series USD $17.44 Other higher cost selections are also available.
  20. https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/ele/d/klipsch-quartet-floorstanding/6680018803.html Excellent price in your regional area for comparison. Quartets are rarely seen in the used market these last few years. They go very quickly.
  21. I found this to be true when I doubled my amplifier power. Beforehand I never expected to notice the response to be so highly impacted in such a sensitive speaker which typically draws very few watts over long time frames, but in shorter bursts, OH YEAH! The beast comes out with large power amps.
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