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Carlosrs

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About Carlosrs

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    Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • My System
    2.1 Channel System: RF-83, RSW-15, Sunfire Vacuum Tube Preamp, Sunfire 300 Two amp.
    5.2 Home Theater: RF-63, RC-62 II, RS-52 II, RSW15, DUAL RSW-10D, Marantz AV8003, Sunfire Cinema Grand amp.

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  1. Carlosrs

    Forte II vs RF83 surprise.

    Agreed!! I don't see myself replacing my RF83 or RF63 for these Forte II, but now that I have them dialed in they are truly magnificent speakers!!
  2. Carlosrs

    Forte II vs RF83 surprise.

    The correct positioning helped with the bass. I also change the speaker wire from 14 AWG to 11AWG, installed the Crites crossover upgraded caps, switched the crossover cable to the woofer from 18 awg to 14 awg. At the end everything helped, now I am really digging these speakers a lot!!!
  3. Carlosrs

    Forte II vs RF83 surprise.

    Position and correct cable AWG made a world of difference!! Thanks for all your help and guidance👍
  4. Carlosrs

    Forte II vs RF83 surprise.

    I checked all the settings, played with the position and all is good now. I think they were set to small and crossover at 80mhz default. They are sitting 6 feet from each other, like 10 inches from the back wall and around 5 feet each from their respective side walls. I am using 14 awg speaker cable now and tomorrow will switch to double 14 agw, effectively an 11 awg, maybe that helps a little the low end too. Will upgrade the caps and internal wiring to 11 awg tomorrow, lets see how that works out. Was maybe thinking of glueing a washer to the back of the passive radiator(apparently max 2.5 oz), supposedly this helps them dig deeper??? Got some Dynamat for internal damping of the cabinet and the passive radiator metal brace. Will play with the angle a little tilted up to compensate for how low they sit? All these upgrades and tweaking could work for the better or worse, but it sure is fun though!!!
  5. Carlosrs

    Forte II vs RF83 surprise.

    I didnt get to play alot with it today, just reset to factory default. Tomorrow will check because it doesnt make sense that a room could suck SO muh life from them. Thanks for the heads up!!👍
  6. Carlosrs

    Forte II vs RF83 surprise.

    Ironically, recording music studios suck for music listening!!!🤔
  7. Carlosrs

    Forte II vs RF83 surprise.

    I usually don't listen very loud, BUT!! I just moved the Fortes to my office today, an old studio, and unfortunately found that the extensive acoustic treatment KILLS the life and bass of the Fortes, they sounded better and more alive in my living room. I am not a basshead but they need a sub, and power to handle that room. Will try with an RSW10D and see how it goes. Tried with the Sunfire Ultimate Receiver.
  8. Carlosrs

    Forte II vs RF83 surprise.

    These look really nice!! I usually go fo higher power, but then again, I have never tried something like this! How would it compare to an Ultimate with its 200 watts?
  9. Carlosrs

    Forte II vs RF83 surprise.

    What amplifier do more knowledgeble souls recommend for the Forte II?? I will be using a 200 watt Sunfire Ultimate Receiver until I get something upgraded. This receiver is 98% of my separates with the convenience of 1 box. Was thinking maybe tubes?? What do you suggest??
  10. Carlosrs

    Forte II vs RF83 surprise.

    Will have ample time play with the Fortes, I am restoring them and upgrading them. They are going into my office system, which I just moved to an old recording studio, so they should have a proper room to play in.
  11. Carlosrs

    Forte II vs RF83 surprise.

    I have the RF63s in my home theater, with a Sunfire Cinema Grand 200 watt per channel and a Marantz AV8003 pre/pro and they are pure magic. I would not change the Fortes for them either!!
  12. Carlosrs

    Forte II vs RF83 surprise.

    I agree. On your first point, I tried them with various music at different levels. I only really switched them 3 times in a period of 2 days, so I got a chance to listen to them for a good while at a time. 2. I am recapping them, doing a little bit of simple upgrades, and they will be in a dedicated 2 channel system in my office with great electronics too. I will have the 83s at home and the Fortes at the office, I will grow accustomed to its sound and lets see how they mesure up with enough time. The methodology of testing will always have its flaws, but you should be able to tell what is noticeable better. Youthman tried the La Scala with various RF7 ii RF7 iii, RF7II upgraded, the La Scalas beat them out and he switched out the 83s for those. With the Fortes the results were noticeably in favor of the RF 83s.
  13. Carlosrs

    Forte II vs RF83 surprise.

    I believe they are original, but the sound is great. I have the Crites upgrade and will be doing than soon and see how it goes. They will be in my other dedicated 2 channel system with similar equipment, so I will have a chance listen to them extensively after this.
  14. Carlosrs

    Forte II vs RF83 surprise.

    Will do!
  15. Carlosrs

    Forte II vs RF83 surprise.

    I don't know why they don't get much love though, I think they are just great!!
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