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  1. The Quicksilver Horn Mono and Mid Monos are huge value propositions.   I have a pair of Mid Monos that I just took out of service.  Amazing amps for the money.  Either amp is fantastic.  The only negative about the Horn Mono is it's screw down speaker terminals .    The price of either new is a bargain and used Quicksilver is among the best values in used gear you will ever find.  Built like a tank, super reliable.... safe bets 

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  2. Congrats.     I love my Forte IV.   I never really worried about break in.  I put my tuner on and just let it play for many hours without listening critically.    


    I do this every time I make a change to the system.    I really believe "break in" is half acclimation and half mechanical / surround compliance with speakers.   Thats why just playing FM takes the analytical judgment out of the equation.   Then after a week or so listening casualty I will form opinion.

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  3. On 9/26/2022 at 10:10 PM, Fido said:

    That toolshead amp is beautiful. I remember when you and I got our Forte IVs. They sounded better than I ever imagined and with many hours of breakin they sound even better. I spend many hours enjoying them.

    Thanks ,   It really is a great sounding amp.  I’m having the matching preamp built now. 

    The Forte IV get better with every upgrade. 

  4. I have had the Heresy III and traded them for the Forte IV.   Heresy are great, no doubt.   They are the exact same footprint , the Forte needs to be away from the front wall.    A foot , two feet, it depends on the room.  I rarely use my REL sub since getting the Forte.   Maybe for movies, but they go pretty low . I think the sub is unnecessary with most material with these speakers.  They have made me stop thinking about whats better....  I don't have too much space in this room and these are a perfect fit.   

  5. I have had the Forte IV since the week they came out.  I love them, big step up from the Heresy III which was great in it's own right.   The Forte IV is much more refined than your granpappie's Klipsch.   Paired with a Toolshed Amps 300b ,  I have spent many late nights listening to them.   Listening right now actually....

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  6. Yes the Mid Monos are killer amps for sure.  I honestly don't think there is anything even near their price quite like them.  I just pulled a pair out of service and am wondering whether or not to keep or sell.  Common sense says sell but I think I may regret that some day.   Huge value amps for the money 

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  7. Yes,  the Forte IV is a great speaker at lower volumes .    I think I had one of the first pairs along with Fido and after a year and a half I am still loving them. They sound great with any good amp and phenomenal if the components paired with them are of high quality.    Could this be my last speaker?   Possibly, they are that good.   

    I just retired my Quicksilver Mid Monos and am driving them with a Toolshed 300b and is sounds amazing.  Not that it didn’t before, but with WE 300b there are layers of detail that were masked before.   These speakers are awesome with the right amp.    


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  8. Thanks for the kind words,  The Toolshed amp sounds better than it looks...    Amazing clarity that I have never experienced in a Push Pull amp.   Layers and layers of detail .   Dead silent background and zero mechanical noise or hum.   I am really enjoying this through my Forte IV, perfect combination. 

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  9. Thanks for the kind words.   Workmanship is over the top.....  sounds incredible with my Forte IV and Zesto Leto preamp driving it .   It cost the same as a CJ , Mac, or any other amp in the same league and yes it was worth the wait and cost.    Matt promised me an exceptional amp and he delivered in a big way.

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  10. I loaded up this week, a quad of  JJ 6l6gc, quad of JJ EL34, 8 Nos Mullard e180f, 2 pr JJ 12ax7,  2 pair JJ 12ax7 gold , 2 pair  JJ 12au7 gold pin, JJ 12at7,  pair JJ EL84,  2 5r4gy..... I should have enough for a long time.   

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