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About dtel

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  • Birthday 09/21/1957

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    South Mississippi
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    Yes, on a good day.
  • My System
    2 ch

    MWM 402/K69, Br player, Cd's, DVD's, internet streaming and satellite, into a Pioneer Elite VSX-82TXS out the pre-outs into a EV DX-38 into 2 Emotiva A-100's and out to the speakers. Klipsch 1502 sub and Crown XTI 1002 amp bridged.


    65" Vizio 4K , Sony 4K Blu Ray player, 2 Forte lll's front L&R, and Forte ll for center and 3 Forte ll's across the rear. Pioneer Elite VSX-82TXS, 1502 sub with Crown XTI 1002 bridged, thank you Cory.

    Cornwall 3's with HK 930 and a Cd player

    Yard MWM singles with DIY split laScala tops

    Heresy's in the yard tiki bar

    Other speakers, in ceilings, Rb 75's, Heresy 1 and 2 versions

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  1. You did the right thing, you kept the ones you thought sounded best, not much else really matters.
  2. KLF-20 new to me

    Welcome, those look great I don't know if that's original or not, but one of those little round felt pads would work I would think, the kind like you can put on the bottom of chair legs, they come in many different sizes with one side being sticky.
  3. Share your road trips!

    I don't think I have any built by you but I do have a pair of original Forte's "inspected by" R Wyatt Bodark
  4. Great deal, even at the finished price it's a steal. Welcome
  5. Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    Never thought about that, it does. I never did say, but they are secure, the metal is 1/4" thick and each bracket is bolted with 2 3" lag bolts. There is no drywall it's 1/2" plywood over 2- 2"x12"s stacked on top of each other and notched and bolted into a 6" pole inside that square post and another on each end of that opening. All post in the house 16 go through the slab and 4' in the ground and go tie in to the roof.
  6. Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    Everything done and put back together, reset/balanced all the channels for ht and it's ready to go for another 10 years, shut it down and put the 2 Ch back on. The forte's sound really good for movies but can't compare for music to there big brothers. These are the originals going to the daughter, Walnut 30 years old, a few marks and bumps but plenty life still left in them.
  7. Share your road trips!

    They look great, always liked decorators, Andy's are probably one of the best examples. Even better you went off with the better half for a couple of days.
  8. Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    Never was, did what we wanted and made us happy, SSSSS everybody else. 3 very large speakers and 6 small ones in one room, and my wife picked the biggest 3, we had the fortes already. I asked her if she wanted grills on the big ones and she said no, she likes the way the horns look. Your right and I have to go slide them back in place, I'm not looking forward to that. They are Oak oil, and looking better since being oiled. Our shop vac died so we just ordered one, this way I can clean the back of the rear center, I am NOT taking it down just to clean.
  9. Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    Kind of but no rears or surrounds in that case I'm always behind the times, but if you keep up you would change things pretty often.
  10. Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    No but I will say one thing, I am definitely weaker than I was 10 years ago. Never thought of it that way, your right, 6 in one room.......plus 2 huge speakers for 2 Ch and a big fat sub for both. He would freak out, he was very nervous already, I set them on top the ladder and he held them while I got down, then he helped bring them to the porch so I could blow off 10 years of dust. That's what I should have got a pic of ! Well I cleaned them good and they were Walnut oil so I oiled them, they are looking pretty good for 30 years old, but most 30 year old's should look good. I got out the Forte ll's out the boxes and they were Oak oil and a little dry so I cleaned them and oiled them also, if they dry tonight I can hang them if not it will be tomorrow. The two's are from 1991, they came out with that version in 1989. So our oldest daughter is going to have a pair of the originals and a Danley Spud clone for a sub, should sound good, they use computer speakers now. It was a tough choice, give her the original Forte's or a pair of black RB-75's, both with the sub. We decided to keep the 75's just because they are much more portable to take places, they have already been to Tennessee to a cabin. Yes we have taken speakers on vacation
  11. Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    OK so I had a project today, we are going to give our oldest daughter a pair of forte's and a sub for her new remodeled house. We had for rear surrounds a pair of original Forte's for L&R and a center forte ll for the back 3, in a 6.1 setup. We had an extra pair of Forte ll's we thought about giving her but she does not care so I decided to switch them out and have 3 of the ll version across the back . I was being lazy not wanting to switch them out but decided it had been like that for 10 years and it will probably be forever after this switch I might as well do it. Problem was they are mounted up on the ceiling against a beam, and they weigh 70 pounds each. Plus the one version was Walnut and the ll version is Oak like the center, they will all match, not that were that particular. They are aimed like that because the sofa is against that beam right under them. I got the 18 year old grandson to help catch them as I lowered them from the ladder. But I'm glad it's over, except for putting the next ones up. You would not believe the dust on the back of the speakers behind where you can not reach 10 years worth, I put them on the front porch and used the blower to blow them off, next I need to wipe them down. They are Walnut oil so I will oil them before we give them to her, plus I am going to order those metal grate speaker covers for the rear passive radiator because they have cats dogs and kids. This where they were. I did this because there years ago because there is no other place to put anything on the sides rear. It's a sickness.
  12. Reconfigured Layout...

    That looks nice, I know it's a pain to go through all of that. Very cool collection of stuff you have rounded up.
  13. Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    I had one of those TT also and a Yamaha. They probably were just to lazy to take the LaScalas, they are not something you grab and run off with and throw in the trunk of a car. Plus they obviously didn't know what they were or what they were worth.
  14. Cornwall III distressed oak

    I have no idea but that would be very cool. Welcome
  15. Cables, Coffee, and Cocktails

    That's 1 turntable more than I have. But I do remember them which is surprising all by itself.