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Everything posted by Steve.

  1. I love my Forte IV, I received a pair the week they launched and ended up building a whole new system around them. They actually sound pretty good without a sub but really rock with careful integration of a decent sub.
  2. I currently have Forte IV and really like them. In the past I have had several other brands, all decent but I like the flavor that Heritage speakers bring. Past Klipsch speakers were KG 1.5, KG4, CF4 v1 , Heresy II , Heresy III. Someday I'd to own Lascala.
  3. I would love a Heritage sub to go with my Forte IV. I had a small REL, it sounded good but it just could not keep up with the Klipsch. I ended up putting it in my bedroom and it is a much better fit I needed a sub that wouldn’t break the bank but keep up with the Forte. For $675 to my door that sub was an Earthquake MiniMe DSP P12. It is a 15” cube with an active 12” driver on one side and a 12” passive on the opposing side. It completely rocks and keeps up with the Forte no problem. It has DSP room correction that you can invoke automatically or manually. You can have presets for different X-Over slopes and frequency cut offs I rolled the dice on this one and it completely surprised me how good it sounds. Definitely a good sub for price paid.
  4. Great looking Amp. Have heard nothing but great stuff about his gear. Should be awesome! Enjoy
  5. Forte IV play nice with SS and Tubes. To me they definitely sound different with different electronics. I run mine mostly with my 300b but about two months ago I picked up the excellent sounding Cyrus i7-XR Integrated Amp for a second system. I didn't quite have everything needed for system 2 so I put the Cyrus in my main room to put it through it's paces. I ended up keeping it in there for three weeks it sounded so good. I was trying to trace a noise down and pulled my 300b out and set up my Quicksilver 40 watt monos. Again, different sound.... not bad but I really missed the tone and timbre of the 300b. Turned out the noise was cable related but it was good to leave the QS in for a little while. I agree with Parlophone, you should be able to hear the difference. I think the new Heritage are pretty revealing of what's upstream. If you swap out amps to no effect sometimes the preamp can be the limiting factor.
  6. Yes they are great amps .... I went to the dark side and picked up a SS integrated amp for the Omega. They will be in a bedroom and I needed something safe when I fall asleep with the system on. I like having a few different speakers around so it will be fun swapping them around. My new amp has Pre Outs so I will be trying those amps with the Omegas for sure
  7. Currently I have JJ 6L6 power tubes, Reflektor 6n23eb drivers and some holy grail NOS RCA 12ax7 late 50’s grey plates for the input.
  8. Great amps. Was using them with H3 and my current Forte IV. I have since switched them out for a 300b. I was going to sell but I actually am going to use them with a pair of Omega Super Alnico Monitors that I recently ordered. Should have them in a month or so. Can’t go wrong with any Quicksliver product
  9. Zero noise, Forte IV and 300b amp. Volume can be set much higher than normal listening level with nothing playing and still quiet.
  10. Now Listed in the Boston CL in Cambridge.....
  11. Guys like him are toxic to any forum where there is a classified section. Loser
  12. Yes that is the amp originally built for Shakeydeal
  13. Beware this is on NH Craigslist again. , Nottingham NH.
  14. My buddy had a c26 in storage…. I said do you know what that is ??? It was hos Dad’s I took it home , cleaned it up, re-lamped it and it sounded pretty good. Enjoy
  15. Amplifier choice is so important with these speakers. He is dead on about that . With the right amp they are amazing
  16. I'm driving a pair of Forte IV with a Toolshed Amps 300b , my DAC is the LAB 12 DAC 1 Reference. It's a great sounding combo. Matt at Toolshed is building me it's companion line stage right now , also DHT using 205d tubes .
  17. Please be aware that this amp is for sale on Craigslist NH. Beware
  18. I really hope Captain sees this thread , I’m sure he has seen it actually just not logged in as a guest. DO THE RIGHT THING !!!! Send Shakey his money back If you have any conscience at all that’s what you’ll do.
  19. “Let’s not drag exemplary people/brands in the audio business and seek to compare that to a one on one transaction to have an amp built. Not only isn’t in the same ballpark, it isn’t on the same planet. That is kind of the whole premise of allowing this conversation about this particulartransaction here. Protecting each other” I agree these comparisons aren’t apples to apples but unfortunately this hobby can cloud your judgement a little when you are daydreaming about a piece of gear you really want. Captain acted like he could build an amp that would be on par with amps two or three times the money so he deserves any backlash he gets His posts were narcissistic and condescending, his type is toxic to a great forum community
  20. When I ordered my amp I received an invoice that brought me to a secure site where I used my Visa and it literally showed up on my card within minutes. I did the same thing when I put a deposit on the preamp he is building me now. He sent build photos with the amp and is putting the parts together now for the preamp I already have a level of trust and I know in a few months he will build me another amazing piece . As far as friends and family goes, no thanks. I rarely buy anything used that requires PayPal I use Pay Pal to buy stuff like tubes and accessories, that’s pretty much it. I think if it was anything over $100 or so I would just eat the PayPal fee just to play it safe So in Shakey’s case $90 would have been cheap insurance What makes Captain Beefheart a real low life POS is that he used his wife’s PayPal account making her an accomplice to fraud. Nice guy. And he doesn’t have the b@lls to ask her for the money back I’m sure
  21. Nicky , you took the words out of my mouth. I couldn’t even continue to read his Drabble
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