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  1. True, and I admit i'm kindof OCD about this stuff (especially for the price). But i suppose some minor issues like this should be expected considering the materials(wood) and the fact they are "hand made" (as opposed to machine made).
  2. I was just watching a review of the Cornwall IVs, and the reviewer mentioned that he had a couple of scratches on his speakers when he took them out of the box. They appear to be in pretty much the same location as on my Fortes. It's at the 12:55 mark in the review....
  3. @michaelwjones Thanks! No there is no “b stock” mentioned on the label or the box. @Racer X I was looking at the speaker(still waiting for the amp to come in), and i went to take the grill off, my fingernail touched the wood and it left a mark (which i managed to buff off). I didnt realize these things are so “soft”. Then i tried to buff off the marks in the picture above and it seems to be working, albeit slowly. I picked up a “Tibet Almond Stick”, and it has helped a lot. So i’m thinking i’ll be fine. The hassle of returning them and getting a new pair which could have similar issues or other issues, doesn't seem worth it right now. Thanks everyone, for your replies!
  4. I dont see any such label on the back of the speaker, just the one with the serial number, etc and there's no indication on that sticker that it is b-stock.
  5. Cheers. The dealer offered me a discount, and I only accepted after making sure they confirmed they were new and unopened. Not sure what 'B-stock' refers to but i assume items which were returned due to such defects? I've emailed pictures to the dealer. Lets see what they have to say.
  6. I unboxed my new Forte IVs yesterday, which i received from an authorized dealer. I was a little disappointed to see some small scratches on the veneer in the front of one of the speakers. Looking for suggesting on what I can/should do about it. Is this a common occurrence as i've heard the veneer is very soft? Cheers
  7. The item was described as "new", and shipped from an authorized Klipsch dealer. EDIT>Apologies for derailing this thread, i'll create a new thread for suggestions
  8. Just unboxed my new pair of Forte IVs (Walnut), and I noticed a couple of small scuffs on the front. I'm certain it didn't happen in shipping(boxes and packing-foam are not damaged), and I unboxed them myself, very carefully. A little disappointed, but it will be too much of a hassle to try and return them etc. Any suggestions? I've been looking up the touch-up pens (Varathane, Minwax, etc), but don't want to try anything and make it worse. It seems like a surface-level(veneer) issue (not scratches). I'll look into 'Trade Secret' as well. *sigh*
  9. Yup. Would like to use these things in the US & Australia(eventually) so 110-240V is a requirement.
  10. They are BTO options. (Can't change later if I need to)
  11. An update and a couple of follow up questions. I managed to get a demo of the Heresy IV & Forte IV. And ..... I think I shouldn't have had a listen to the Fortes, cause I ended up ordering a pair. The Heresys were great too, but they would have needed sub IMHO and while I do have a sub, i just wanted to keep it simple as space is at a premium. I've ordered a PSAudio Sprout 100, and i hope it is suitable/enough (I realize it does not have HDMI arc input). Being my first pair of passive speakers. I have a question about 4ohm vs 8ohm. The Fortes are listed as "8ohm compatible". The Sprout100 is rated as 100WPC @ 4ohm and 50WPC @ 8ohm. Is this something I need to be aware of when hooking everything up? ie do i need to set the Sprout100(or any amp) to output for 8ohm speakers explicitly? Or is this something which happens "automatically"? Does it even matter? The reason I ask, is because I don't want to damage the amp or speakers with incorrect power, etc. Cheers PS>>I would have liked to consider the "LEAK Stereo 130" or the "Decware Triode Amp", but alas they didn't support 100-240V power supplies (and they're way out of my price range ).
  12. I just came across the NAD 3045, which seems to match my initial requirements (HDMI-arc, intl' power, etc), they are a bit over budget, but oh well. https://nadelectronics.com/product/d-3045-hybrid-digital-dac-amplifier/ If anyone is interested, Steve Huff made a video about his HEeresyIVs and pairing them with the PS Audio Sprout 100.
  13. Cheers. Yeah its a bit of a tangent from what i initially wanted (HDMI-arc), but this one is compatible with 100-240v as well, which is a big plus for me. (And the remote isn't intimidating)
  14. PS Audio Sprout100: https://www.psaudio.com/products/sprout100-integrated-amplifier/
  15. Optical vs HDMI-arc. Considering my target use-case (2 or 2.1 stereo with the HeresyIVs (optional sub)), I guess the optical connection has sufficient bandwidth? If so, the only benefit of HDMI-arc would be using a single remote to control the volume and turning the amp on/off? Would those be fair conclusions? After searching for a couple of days, I haven't found an amp with an HDMI-arc input within my price range, so I'm wondering if I should just "settle" with using an optical connection and two remotes. I came across the "PS Audio Sprout 100", which has an optical-in, is within my price range and looks fairly simple (big plus for me). Would this amp suit the HeresyIVs? Cheers
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