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  1. I got F3's in Cherry with lambswool from Cory @MetropolisLakeOutfitters. Cherry grills comes standard in black. Wasn't that much more (certainly not $450). It is, however, a special order and takes a bit more time. Contact Cory. He should be able to help you.
  2. Free bump for DizRotus, and a thank you for the Cyastat. I recently cooked up a batch of this cleaner/preserver. Following the TAA article directions, it was fairly simple. It took me about 45 minutes to cook up a batch. Early testing indicates it does a pretty good job -- but as others mention it won't help with scratches. I've only used it once thus far --- on a stubborn 45 that had a lot of cracking/popping due to some deeper scratches. It didn't help that, but I will say the thing emerged from the peel with no static whatsoever.
  3. Local pickup only. Might be a decent deal for someone close. Current bid is $102, with 5 days left. https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/65868026
  4. I think some of these sellers (especially if they might not be the original owners) do a simple web search and discover the MSRP for Forte III, and price their II's or I's similarly. Without any additional research, and they might not be digitally literate enough to actually find out what might be a fair price. I had a couple Forte II's come up locally in my area in the past year, and one seller was touting the "great" deal he was offering for Forte II's @ $1,100, because "new, these things go for over $3,000". The condition was average, with a binding post missing.
  5. Sam S.

    TV Tube Help?

    Thanks, Jeff. Shipped to you today. Should arrive Wednesday. I PM'd you the tracking. Glad someone can use it. --
  6. Any potential copyright issues aside, couldn't one just 3D print something like this yourself, assuming you knew the font, and could play around with an STL file to get the dimensions correctly? If your community has a decent makerspace with the 3D printer - I'd imagine the cost would be fairly low. Addendum---took a look at the ebay listing and the guy is using a CNC router and aluminum. 3D printed would be ABS plastic. At either rate, whichever machine you used, I can't imagine the actual cost would be more than $5, assuming you had the STL / computer file.
  7. I've never heard or owned Cornwalls, but I do have chorus ii and forte iii. My vote is for the forte iii, primarily based on 2 reasons: (1) OP mentioned that used is very hard to find where he is at; and (2) the finish of the F3 being new but retro-looking gives it an edge IMO. Plus, OP didn't mention price being a super concern -- used Chorus ii or Forte ii wouldn't be a bad choice either, and would save some $$$, if he can find them. The finish of the Forte iii, in something light (e.g. Cherry) with the lambswool grill would look great in that room. For more boogie factor, toss on some Oliver Cheatham (Get Down Saturday Night).
  8. Caveat emptor. FYI - An image search of the first images posted hits on numerous Russian websites. The serial number listed in the current ad also showed up in this earlier post (likely not one owner).
  9. Sam S.

    TV Tube Help?

    Thanks for the info! Appreciate it.
  10. I'm clueless here, so hoping someone might be able to help or maybe provide some more info. My dad passed away last year, and in going thru his stuff, we found this box of mostly GE and RCA tubes, the Conar tester, and other assorted things. The tubes are in a red RCA service kit that has 2 sides that open. I think in the 70's - he used to do TV repair on the side, so I'm guessing this was his repair kit. Any idea if anything here has value, or more info? Thanks in advance.
  11. Man, those are some great looking consoles. Ironic, my sister and I were cleaning up my dad's estate over the weekend, and I don't have a pic but we found an old console - turntable, radio with cool lights, and an 8-track player/recorder. Found a few blank 8-tracks, and maybe 50 or so pre-recorded ones. We tested it, and everything worked. The cabinet was pretty so-so, which was a downer.
  12. Sam S.

    Klipsch Restorations

    Thing that looks off to me is the Forte III badges on what is likely (or is it?) Forte II's. Seems like a bit of false advertising.
  13. One thing worth consideration if you have the room -- in order to improve the "music side of things", would be to consider something like Forte III up front. Something to think about. I'd venture to say that there likely isn't much that "can't cope" with your Marantz, especially in a room your size and with the efficiency of these speakers. I can relate to the "pretty happy" but "upgrade-itis". Good luck. FWIW - I'm running F3 fronts with an RC64iii center, larger room and lower (than yours) powered Marantz (SR6012).
  14. +1 to what Emile said, but the Yamaha would be a solid choice also. I have KG2's purchased new in 1985. For years, ran them with an HK 25 wpc receiver. Recently, I thought they sounded a bit dull, so replaced the tweeters (left the crossovers original) with the crites Titanium diaphragms. Made a huge difference in the crispness and clarity, IMO. Well worth the $62. Would recommend the mod. Easy to do. Good luck.
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