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    Music. Food. Hifi
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    Clearaudio Concept/Lounge Audio LCR mkIII
    Digital chain: Dedicated Win10 machine wired to network/ Sonore microRendu(LPS1 psu)/ Schiit Yggdrasil
    Amplification: Bottlehead set (retired amps Primaluna/ Amps&Sound/ Peachtree)
    Speakers: Tekton Lore / Klipsch Forte I

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  1. Time to clear the house - I'm providing links to my posts covering the Forte project, instead of dropping the photos here. Will add photos of the Dynaco soon. I've a pair of Forte I that have been restored/upgraded with Crites crossovers (also upgraded with some nice parts) new Ti tweeter diaphragms. Original mid drivers, lf drivers, and passives. They sound beautiful. Cosmetically rough - I stripped the black paint and stained the veneer underneath. These were purchased last year, and were not cared for prior to my purchase - the stands should be rebuilt, I think. Many spots where the veneer is gone. A good purchase if you're wanting to restore the cabinets. Again, they sound awesome, so also good if you're less concerned with the look. I have the grills too - one badge missing. They look worn, and never used them. Asking $800 http://thenewold.co/the-vintage-project-klipsch-forte-crossover-updates/ http://thenewold.co/the-vintage-project-forte-i-stands/ http://thenewold.co/the-vintage-project-klipsch-forte-i-great-lows-and-no-highs/ http://thenewold.co/the-vintage-project-klipsch-forte-i-listening/ http://thenewold.co/the-vintage-project-klipsch-forte-i-almost-finished/ Also have a Dynaco ST70 I traded for last year. DIYtube mods installed by another owner. Sounds good. Including the full tube complement. Asking $500 Finally, I've a Dynaco ST150 amp. Not sure of it's history, but I've had it on the shelf for years. It's working, though likely needs a cleaning and recap. Power switch is always on, so also needs to be fixed. Asking $100 Will consider fair offers on all of these. Prefer local pickup, so you can see and listen to them. Thanks, Darren
  2. Selling the recently restored Forte series I. Cabinets are a bit rough. Stands need refinishing. All electronics are upgraded- Crites diaphragms in the HF driver. Mids and woofer are original and in excellent condition. Crites crossovers upgraded with Jupiter Copper/Foil, Duelund JAM and Obbligato caps. Duelund resistors. Duelund tinned copper wire. Come check them out. Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using Tapatalk
  3. Forte I - Where do I stand

    Been running the Forte for a couple weeks now. Using Crites crossovers. I am slowly replacing the stock caps with my own. The first move was to drop in a pair of Jupiter CF 1.5uF - I had these on the shelf from a previous project. After running those for a week, I added the Duelund JAM 1.0uF caps. These are a new 'budget' line from Duelund. Really digging how they sound now. In the meantime, I got an offer to trade my Tekton speakers for a modded Dynaco ST70 (DIYtube). So I'll run this until my new amp is built.
  4. 1988 LaScala Birch Veneer Pair

  5. Forte I - Where do I stand

    Any downside to installing the crossover on the board below the woofer, and under the foam?
  6. Forte I - Where do I stand

    Ok, thanks. Almost think I should do that. Too much bass for this space. But I'll wait to make any moves.
  7. Forte I - Where do I stand

    Alright, new XO's are in, and I'm running them for a bit before I mess with setup. Question on positioning in a small space: With the passive drivers what happens if I push the speakers closer to the wall? Currently have them about 30" from the front wall.
  8. Forte I - Where do I stand

    Another shot - finish is uneven. But I was able to match the stands and cabinets. American Walnut stain. Again, not perfect, but I dig it much more than the black. Should have the crossovers tomorrow. Look forward to putting these things to work.
  9. Klipsch CW III and Primaluna Dialogue HP

    Hello! I've had both the Primaluna Prologue premium integrated and an Amps&Sound Mogwai more recently. I don't have Cornwalls and haven't heard the Dialogue HP. Both amps offer great sound, though the PPP offers more features like multiple inputs, remote, etc. The Mogwai is more budget friendly and offers the same tube rolling opportunity if you get into that. Of course the HP has 10 times the output of the Mogwai. I've also got Matt from ToolShed Amps building a 3watt stereo amp for me now. I'll post on that down the road. There's no substitute for listening in your space, of course. In my experience both PL and A&S are solid amps with good sound and reliability. Never had issues with either.
  10. Great article! Really dig this community, and, now have better insight into it's dedication and enthusiasm.
  11. Forte I - Where do I stand

    I did something similar...tape and heavy paper over the front/drivers. Ya, I dig it! Much better than the black paint, even with the scars. Some damage to the veneer - not sure where these lived before I grabbed them. Hah! Thanks for noticing...we got a new mattress today.
  12. Forte I - Where do I stand

    Well, it went ok...it's really hot out here today, so it was drying before I applied it. But, so far so good. Even with the flaws in the veneer it's better than black. Stands will wait for a rebuild.
  13. Forte I - Where do I stand

    Alright. No matter....I'll be stripping and refinishing mine. Likely to be a disaster, but I don't like the black. Be back later with a status.
  14. Forte I - Where do I stand

    Are all the Forte I series - the black finished - walnut veneered and painted black?