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  1. Hi I am somewhat new to stereo/home theater stuff too, but this is what I have been learning so far: I ultimately just want a two channel for music, and myself, I was trying to find a way to use it in conjunction with my TV, but not use an AVR or processor. I also didn't want to run a lot of cables here and there. I enjoy a good movie and don't want to use a sound bar. You can do better than a sound bar. But still, some people like them. I have been getting into the idea of using WISA. A new wireless technology with apparently very good time lag response. Check it out. Type WISA compatible speakers and you will see several companies, including Klipsch, and a really nice High End company, Buchardt Audio. You still have to plug the speakers into an outlet but no AVR, no amp (because the speakers are self powering). Many of the speakers come with, or have to purchase a device that connects them wirelessly to each other and to the TV. Many of these companies also have subs. So you could actually have a 5.1 system and your 2.1 you can devote to music listening! That's where I am headed I think. The Buchardt Audio are a thousand light years ahead of the game, even thought the other companies have been around longer, but the technology behind this companies gear is next world. Oh, BTW: If you own a LG TV no later than 2019, and of a certain model, you won't need to purchase the separate device that links all your speakers up to the TV because LG has a contract with WISA products.
  2. Dude, you actually ordered Forte IV??? So they are being manufactured? So it wasn't rumor? This is so cool. Where did you order? I got to check w/ my dealer. Thanks. This makes me happy.
  3. I am not sure what you mean: "the list from 2 to 3..." I guess you are referring to the list of gear you posted? Or are you referring to the speaker? If the speaker: I like to see a removing of the rear radiator, increasing the height to a nice 42 to 43 inches perhaps, maybe little less, but increased height nonetheless, better wood cabinet, better crossover components perhaps as well, and front ported: single, dual, triple. I guess with the front ports it'll be like the Corns and Chorus'. But that's what I like to see.
  4. Hello. This is a Yaqin amp you refer? I may be interested but I don't have the speakers yet. I am waiting to see if the rumors are correct and Klipsch issues new Forte IV this month or next. If they don't I'll get the III's. If they don't I sure hope the dealer that is giving me a great deal on Forte III, cables, interconnects, source, power conditioner for 4500 will still have that offer. I am in PA. You? What is your music source. For starters I was just going w/ BlueSound Volt or Node to see if I like streaming. If not I am going old school: FM, Phono, maybe internet radio. If I like streaming then I am looking as a permanent unit: Innous ZenMini. '
  5. Hey Rooster42. I am here paging through some tube talk to see what people are using on their Klipsch. I can get the Forte III now but I am holding off until later this month or Feb. to see if the Forte IV will be issued as I heard Klipsch may be putting the F IV's out. Now some of the stuff you said went over my head: like cap off 2&3 to prevent unwanted noise and change out the power cord (you can do that, or do I get an electrician to do that). I never played with tubes and I am not sure if I should dive right into owning a tube amp. I have a vintage Mitsubishi DAA15DC dual mono block amp that is pretty sweat and was thinking of first adding a tube pre with it to ease my way into the tube life. What do you think? I am looking at several hundred, it seems brands for tubes from across the pond to here at home in the US. Some I am considering are: Quicksilver (their pre Or their integrated), Raven, Schiit, Rogue, DecWare, Pathos, PrimaLuna, Bob Calver, Consonance...Any advice? I tell you that Quicksilver integrated amp looks nice. It's 20 watts of tube power...and I am still confused how this can stand up by itself against a 150 W SS like my Mitsubishi. I am just not experienced as you see. Help? Peace and stay healthy.
  6. Thanks Dude! Hey don't knock the White Russian drink man...they're great....as long as you aren't lactose intolerant! "Imagination is more important than knowledge" sorry, this is the only quote that came to mind at this moment....BUT: I do plan on saying this line later tonight: "Careful man, there's a beverage here" Happy, Safe, Healthy New Year Dude
  7. Ah!!! Thank You. There have been various replies on this subject. Perhaps I will wait before getting the awesome III's now. If accurate, I like the new changes. Peace.
  8. Your the man Ran! Thanks. I think it looks cool. I beat ya that's the give away, when products start coming down in price: there's the potential of a new product on the horizon. Have you ever upgraded your Klipsch speakers yourself? They seem easy to upgrade: like new crossovers, bracing, no res, etc. That's part of the appeal of them to me too, easy upgrades. When you want a new speaker just upgrade its design? Peace
  9. LOL. Oh. OK. I do like the design anyway. And the sound, man those mids, just everything is sweet. I have a vintage AB amp that I would like to pair w/ a tube pre and I bet it'll be nice. But I am curious how a class A amp would be alone? Would pairing a class A with a tube pre be too warm? I mean especially if the amp already oozing that quality?
  10. Mumps horn mids? That's the "dip" I see many reviews say they measured yes? Yet, why did it sound so damn good...Especially at low to low medium volume levels. And I "think" that's the kicker: they are amazing at low listening to mid listening levels, but just fall apart the louder you go.(?) I am debating to perhaps hold off on the Forte III's and perhaps get the JBL Studio 590s and put the money I would have spent on the Forte's toward improving my front end gear, or at least expanding on it in preparation for getting the Klipsch when I get more info. Man this is a hard decision! Plus if I did this I could probably even get a small bedroom unit or a WISA 5.1 system. I heard the H IV's it was weird to hear sound coming from the floor. I am tempted to get them anyway and put them up high in the corners of the room and angle them facing down to the listening area...that's what movie theaters do anyway. (Remember Movies? LOL) Those Cornwalls won't fit my space in the man cave, but upstairs they will. I am so curious if Klipsch would pair well with either Vincent Audio, Schiit Audio, or Raven or Quicksilver Audio. There is a really nice Sony TAA1ES class A amp that I beat would be nice with a tube pre with Klipsch. I think some Eastern Hifi companies paired with Klipsch are pretty darn good.
  11. Epic. Although I am really considering the Forte III's I am a bit torn with trying out the JBL Studio 590's as I hear great things about them too, but man that mid range on the Forte's..Mmm. For powering: right now I have a vintage Mitusbishi DAA15DC dual mono block and it's separate preamp, but I was going to perhaps upgrade the pre with maybe a Schiit Freya plus tube, or maybe a Vincent tube. I also have a nice deal on a relatively new Sony TAA1ES amp: it is fully class A with 80W/8Ohm, my Mitsubishi is rated at 180 W/8Ohm, both have more than enough power. I am pretty new to all this stuff so I want to hold off going full tube amp, plus I heard tubes on preamps tend to last longer. I also been eyeballing either a Vincent SV237MK and SV500 integrated amps and a Luxman entry level model...I heard Yamaha with Klipsch and I was pretty surprised with the results, it was like East meets West and it was nice, but still I like the other options...
  12. I find those Palladiums sexy looking. I would imagine they sound much different than any Heritage line, I mean just look at the design of the cabinet. I wish they were still available. Do you know if Klipsch is coming out with new Forte's in 2021? I heard they were but don't know if it's true. I ask b/c I have a GREAT deal on a Forte III with streamer, power conditioner, cables, interconnects for 4500. It works out to be like 30% off the Forte or you can look at it another way and think, it the price of the Forte plus speaker cables and everything else is free. But if the company is coming out with a new model perhaps I will wait.
  13. I am in a great position to get a Forte III + cables + interconnects + streamer Blue Sound + Power Conditioner for 4500.00 But: I heard that Klipsch supposed to come out with a new Forte in 2021. Does anyone know that this is fact or fiction? A second question reflects using a two channel as a "home theater": I like to primarily use my two channel for music listening, but I would also like to watch TV but I don't have a device with HDMI and don't want to use an optical connection (because I hear HDMI is far better for picture and sound). Also I don't want to use a separate AV processor or AVR, just my integrated or separates. Thanks
  14. Mars1

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    Hey sorry, I just posted an open discussion regarding Hersey's and Forte's and came across your reply: "You just went down the rabbit hole" LOL. I am falling down it, and I haven't even purchased anything yet. I just listened to: H4, Forte 3 and Fyne Audio 502. The 502 were silky smooth, but didn't have that "magic" like the Klipsch. The Forte's I loved. H4's were nice, but dull in the bass and I don't like rear ported speakers. I can get the H3's on sale and am considering the Hersey 3's. I was thinking putting them on stands, and adding a sub or two. Any view points? The Forte's I can get but not sure if they would fair well in my room: 25 ft L x 25 ft W x 6.5 ft drop ceiling. But note this: the area is 25 Long but the width is cut almost in half: 13ft is a kitchen another 13 is living space. So basically, the speakers will be in an area equal to 25Lx13W thanks
  15. Hello. I just demoed: Hersey IV. Forte III. and Fyne Audio F502. I thought 502 would steal the show and even brought my checkbook with me in preparation of getting them, but the H4 and especially the Forte III has made it a race. One word on my experience with the Forte's: Wow. I love it's midrange. I can afford it but may not have the space with furniture etc. The Hersey's IV I can get, but not a fan of rear ported speakers, so I am looking at a few Hersey III's on sale that are an option. However, curious if okay to raise them off the floor AND ADD a sub or two. I read/see a number of Do's and Don'ts but still, I like to hear some points of view, successful or not. Also, if anyone can help me set my head straight regarding the Forte's I surely would appreciate it. Gosh, they sounded so great. My room is 25 long by 12.5 Wide. The basement is actually 25x25, its just divided in half by the presence of a kitchen, the other half is for entertainment. So the question is: will those Forte's be too much? Oh and a drop ceiling is only 6.5 ft. Thanks
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