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  1. tomy2

    Pro vs Heritage

    ‘That’s what I’m hoping to accomplish with the 396’s. Is that a type of super tweeter on the very top of the mcm 1900?
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    Pro vs Heritage

    Wow dtel, that Forte III looks like a monitor in that pic. Is this what the mcm 1900 looks like?
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    Pro vs Heritage

    Oh I know, it would be cool for like a day and then get old pretty quick. Whatever I do it’ll be neutral for sure.
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    Pro vs Heritage

    Something like this would be pretty cool, but...
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    Pro vs Heritage

    If I did, this would be the first song I would play...
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    Pro vs Heritage

    Have never heard of the MCM 1900 so just looked up a picture of them. My goodness, what size room are they in? They gotta be fun!
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    Pro vs Heritage

    ‘My biggest concern with going with something like the 396 was would I be able to get out of them what they’re capable of. I assumed you had to crank them to really justify owning them but after getting feedback from owners who said they sound great at all listening levels my concern was waned. One guy here has them in a relatively small room too so I’m betting them working really well in my room. ‘Thanks! Cory’s price on some b-stock 396’s was comparable to the Forte III’s so I figured this may be my rare chance at getting such a speaker.
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    Pro vs Heritage

    I’ve never heard them either. That particular model in th pic is called the Dream Maker and Duke had the Azel on display at RMAF. From what I read from those who thought the Forte 3 and LaScala’s were very good, the Azel was on another level so I’m guessing in the ballpark as the 396. Comparing what I paid for the 396’s and what Audiokinesis sells their speakers for I think I’m out ahead either way. 😎
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    Pro vs Heritage

    ‘You weren’t the only one to recommend them. I chatted with about 5 owners who happened to use them for two channel music only and all of them gave the 396’s the highest praise and recommendation.
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    Pro vs Heritage

    I have not but would love to sometime. Part of the reason of starting this thread was hearing from a few Klipsch owners who said the Pro gear is hands down better than most if not all the Heritage line stuff so I thought if Klipsch would entertain the thought of making an option for the Pro gear to have some nice veneer or paint they could satisfy those who want both looks and performance. But.....I’m sure there’s got to be some who think the Heritage line is just as good as the Pro, I just haven’t come across them yet.
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    Pro vs Heritage

    True, which is why I thought for those who would want them for two channel in a listening room of some sort could have the best of both worlds. I’m always on the side of great sound comes first and then aesthetics second but there are those who have to have both. If Cory didn’t have such a good price on black 396’s of limited stock I probably would have waited to get the birch.
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    Pro vs Heritage

    I do have some ideas of either veneering or painting the 396’s myself as a fun project down the road. Duke Lejeune of Audiokinesis makes some nice controlled directivity speakers that I think Klipsch could mimic for the 396. I’m guessing Klipsch has no interest in tapping into the market of people who want the best possible sound and have it look good too but I know there are those who would pay for it.
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    Pro vs Heritage

    Thanks guys for the responses. The 396’s will be my first controlled directivity set of speakers so I’m curious to see how they work and like that they are a two way design so as not to be limited by placement. I’ve heard from a couple people that they are possibly the next best speaker from Klipsch next to the Jubilee so I wonder why there’s not more talk about them or in general more discussion about the Pro series. Maybe there has been and I’m just new to it all. The purpose of the 396’s I got coming are strictly for two channel music as I have not had much of a home theatre setup for several years now. Makes me wonder if Klipsch offered a “home” version of some of its Pro speakers how that might change who the audience is. Meaning if they gave you the choice of walnut/cherry veneered or painted finishes for something like the 396. Reading from reports of the RMAF show it didn’t sound like Klipsch had any Pro speakers on display, if they did I didn’t see or hear about it but certainly heard good things about the Forte’s and LaScalas.
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    Pro vs Heritage

    I’m anxiously and excitedly awaiting a pair of 396’s I ordered from Cory at MetropolisLakeOutfitters and to help pass the time I thought maybe creating a topic here would be fun. I had heard a pair of Heresy III’s not too long ago and was smitten by the Klipsch sound and was thinking real hard about going ahead and getting a pair myself but was intrigued about the Forte III and it’s new midhorn so pretty much had my heart set on getting a pair. As I was waiting to save money for the purchase ( just recently got a new car but I’m more excited to get new Klipsch speakers) I was reading I think about the Cornwall’s here in one of the threads and was surprised to see the glowing comments about the Pro series speakers and it made me second guess my desire to get the Forte’s. I had never read any reviews or comments about Klipsch’s Pro series speakers until that thread so I started digging some more and was hard pressed to find any negative thoughts or impressions about the Pro speakers whereas it was easy to find debates amongst the various Heritage line of speakers. So im not looking for a flame war here between the two (although I can’t promise anything) but just more thoughts and insight between these two lines of speakers from Klipsch and what or why one is preferred over the other and what went into those decisions. If you have any experience with both the Pro/Heritage models and would like to share your thoughts please do so. If you want to ask questions about anything please do so. Hopefully this can be a nice and constructive thread to give those who are considering either line of speakers a chance to digest some good feedback.
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    Forte iii in SE Ebony Finish

    I saw and heard some Heresy III's recently that were in the ebony finish with the silver lustre grills and they looked awesome. You'll be happy. If you haven't already contacted Cory at MetropolisLakeOutfitters about his pricing for the Forte III's you should. You might be surprised how good of a deal he can get you.
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