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Jive talkin

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  1. Birch wood Casey tru oil it’s sold as a gun stock refinishing oil .look it up you can use as few or many Coates as you want to get your desired finish.I refinished my 1985 fortes last winter and they turned out beautiful.For further protection you can use renaissance wax look it up used in museums on many things for protection.
  2. Ann Wilson stairway to heaven. yup that’s it
  3. Mybecca foam in a forte for sound deading. Worth the time or no.
  4. Never heard the 3s but did the upgrades to the 1s and not disappointed at all.If you find 1s to upgrade reasonable and aren’t in love with them ( which you will be ) you will always get your money back out of them. Sometimes you got to go out on a Limb. That’s were the fruit is and also wait for it the nuts to. Just do it
  5. Find some used forte 1 or 2s upgrade the xovers and tweeters to titanium and BINGO can be done for 1000.
  6. One done one to go.Turned out looking original just like new out of the box.Easy fun project
  7. Started the refinish today.30 year old fortes sanded down and first two Coates of tru oil sand down between first three coats starting with 500 grit .Probably put on another 8 Coates.The more Coates the shinnier it gets and the more protection.Easy finish to apply and can be reapplied to fresh in up at anytime.
  8. So snowing out today and decided to clean up the fortes. Take off the grill and to my surprise I see a tear on my sub🤮. Four thoughts here 1 Get one or two new from bob (do these have the rubber surround?) 2 Buy original used on ebay. 3 Get out the old super glue and apply to the tear.4 get it rec coned and if I do this does it still have the rubber surround? Thank in advance for the help
  9. Had bob upgrade my crossovers and got the aluminum tweeters with I believe DC10 upgrades from a member here both made great improvements. Going to lightly sand and re oil the cabinets as well.Going to use Tru oil it’s a gun stock oil that is very forgiving and gives tremendous results on old gun stocks. Thanks again will keep you updated on the results.
  10. Thanks moray just trying to breath the most life I can back into these bad boys.
  11. They do but I’m talking about ones from 1985. Would replacing them with new help on 30 plus year old speakers?
  12. Has anyone changed out the diaphragms on there mid range k53k ? Not to the titanium but to the phenolic ones.If so what did you think
  13. Dave installed the MAHL/DE10 in my fortes couple days ago all I can say is it’s a EAR DRUM ORGASAM yea that.Just want to say thanks to you and all here for the vast knowledge I’ve learned here in such a short time
  14. Ok so this sound like a fit for me . Forte 1 upgraded to titanium diaphragms rebuilt x overs both from bob.Sound so much better but lookin for something more.currently running Yamaha R7 receiver bought at the same time I purchased the speakers 1985.All thoughts and suggestions welcome.Never have or had an opportunity to try tubes so thoughts on that also. Thanks let’s here it
  15. Thanks moray as I use your info and pan down the forum I see Dave has developed a new tweeter drop in based on the k79 that I believe will drop right in to my forte1 speakers.I am waiting to get a response from him and if his answer is agreeable I will take the plunge.
  16. I am trying to find k75k tweeters. I want an additional pair so I can just swap them out with different diaphragms as opposed to having to change just the diaphragms. Why you ask cause that’s what we do sometimes to scratch that itch
  17. Changed the diaphragms in my tweeters to titanium’s from Crites sound a little bold. Question is has anyone tried the diaphragms from s s audio? Or contrary to what I read will the titanium ease up a bit? Oh forte 1 speakers
  18. Thanks billyBob I have a little time now to devote to my listening again and I know I will learn a lot from all the great people here.
  19. Wow just tryin to be happy again with my speakers and a lot of negativity.Maybe I joined the wrong forum.But no I won’t let a bunch of negative old turds discourage me so there.
  20. Finally did it to my original purchase1985 fortes. Its a long story and we can get into later but all I have to say is thanks to you all here and that magician named BOB CRITES . Brings me back to 1985 wow
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