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  1. Started getting into vintage Klipsch when I finally realized what the huge corner speakers, in my grandfather's house, were that I remember from being a kid. I currently have a pair of Walnut Forte II, Crites rebuilds, and a pair of Quartets. Currently I'm using the Fortes as R/L with one of the Quartets as a center. I'm looking for another pair of each and willing to drive roughly 4 hours. I've also heard there is someone who keeps a running price guide. Any introductions would be appreciated. Hoping to make it to the Pilgrimage next year.
  2. RandKC

    Pricing for Forte speakers

    I have a pair of Forte speakers in excellent condition. Bought them with a house back in 1995. I believe they are oiled oak but I'm not sure. I plan on selling them and I'm trying to get a sense for what they are worth. Check out the photo and if you have any advice I would greatly appreciate it (I have more photos but can't attach because of forum's file size limitations). Thanks.
  3. Title says it all. Take a look. Pricing as follows. Forte II - 500 (sold) Quartet- 500 (sold) 3 Academy-600 All the grills are mint and original. Forte's and Quartets are Mint Mint. Acadamy's vary in condition, price is for ALL 3.
  4. I’ve had this pair of Quartets for a little over two years. They were my first legitimate speaker. Needless to say I was eager to get the most out of them and after replacing the tweeters with the crites titanium tweeters and installing new capacitors in the crossovers, these have served me well! My wife and I moved into a smaller home so these need to find a new home. The cabinets are in good shape, I haven’t done anything to the veneer. There’s one noticeable scratch on top of one cab that was there at the time of purchase. Grill cloths have some slight discoloration on them. Badges are tight and snug. A good warm bath would loosen whatever set into the grills. There is only one factory label left left on the rear of the cab. $525 and they’re yours. These reside in Edmond/Oklahoma City. Id prefer not to ship these. Local pickup only. If it’s not too far we could potentially meet halfway. They are listed on craigslist and Facebook marketplace as well.
  5. WALNUT FINISH, $599 {SERIAL #'S : 8616385, 8616386...} I'm probably going to hate myself in the future for doing this, but seeing as I've had my Klipsch Forte speakers boxed up for the last 14 years, (much longer then i used them), so i think it's time to sell them to someone who will appreciate them once again... I've seen quite a few sets of these for sale over the years, but never in the condition of the ones that i have... I always wonder why many of the speakers I've seen have rusty screws, along with beat up cabinets and pushed in woofers or passive radiators.. I have taken really good care of these ! I don't have children, so no little bundles of joy have poked their sticky little fingers where they don't belong ! lol ...and i don't smoke cigarettes so they won't smell nasty either... Seeing as i lived next to the Commissioner of Public Safety in my town, i have to say that i babied them, lol.. Then i moved to a smaller house with even closer neighbors, so i left them in storage (at my parents house) ..... Did i mention that they are in the original boxes ?!!! So if you've been waiting to find a really good pair, and live within driving range of the Jersey shore, this is your chance.. An hour and a half from Philly, and an hour from N.Y.C., (assuming light traffic...) Exit 109 on the parkway, near Red Bank..... I'll miss them, i'm sure, but i do still have Klipsch bookshelf speakers, sound bar with sub for tv, and speakers with sub for computer, so i'm still pretty well equipped.. 🐵 i just edited all my pictures so that they are under 2MB only to find out that 2MB is the total size allowed..lol.. lots more pics available..just ask !!!
  6. I'm in the Northern California area and can't find a local dealer to go audition a pair of the new Forte III. I currently have Belle Klipsch (modified) and love them but space restraints for HT (they serve Stereo AND HT duties) have me looking at smaller Klipsch heritage speakers. Anyways before I go too far down this rabbit hole was wondering if anyone had a pair around Sacramento that they would be willing to audition for me??
  7. yes these are mine... all original. https://www.kijiji.ca/v-speakers/ouest-de-lile-qc/klipsch-forte/1348268886
  8. WFP

    Forte II in Chicago

    No affiliation Klipsch Forte II speakers theses are top of the line speakers. I got theses from a sale they where sealed in the original boxes. I opened them to take pictures. And they are in perfect condition. $1000 bucks and I'm listening to offers. I only meet in midlothian and pick up only https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/ele/d/klipsch-forte-ii-speakers/6550223533.html
  9. Hello all. Would like to hear relative merits of the above mentioned speakers. I listen mostly to progressive/alternative rock/old metal (Genesis, Yes, AIC, Radiohead, Black Sabbath, etc), some jazz here and there. Not much pop music. Use both digital and LP sources. Room is about 16' wide by 32' deep. Sit about 8-10' feet from speakers. I enjoy a big soundstage and life like representation of drums/percussion is very important. Like to feel the slam of the bass drum right in my chest. Have/had Forte I and KG4s so those are my Klipsch points of reference. Also, if anyone knows where i can audition these speakers in PA, MD, Central NY state, I'd appreciate it. I'm right in the middle of PA which is a hi-fi wasteland. Thanks a lot!
  10. I recently stumbled across a great deal for an RP 250 C and I was wondering what your guys’ thoughts were about combining it with forte fronts. Currently, I have Fortes in a stereo set up (mostly for music but are also hooked up to the TV). I’ve heard that you want to keep your front 3 speakers consistent, so I’m hesitant. So what do you guys think? Should I keep my fortes in a stereo set up and wait until I can afford a dedicated home theatre arraingment or should I add the RP 250 C to my current set up.
  11. ColoradoJohn

    Original Forte

    Can anyone tell me if the original Forte was sold without a Pedestal? I found some to buy and want to make sure they are legit. Does $180 sound fair in decent original condition? I'm new to Klpisch and open for recommendations on what to try. I'm using a 36 watt tube amp and prefer vintage look. Thanks, John
  12. ScooterMcTavish

    What can you tell me about Fortes

    Good afternoon friendly and helpful Klipsch community. I had originally joined this forum when I acquired a set of Klipsch Bookshelves, and had questions about placement and sound. Although those did go back to the store, some forum members had suggested that I likely had not listened to the best Klipsch had to offer, and that I should keep an open eye for some heritage models. So recently, I acquired a Jolida tube amp. Although it sounds beautiful, it has made my Monitor Audio Silver 8i speakers unlistenable. These speakers were somewhat mid forward already, and the tubes make them fatiguing and tinnitus inducing. After placing a local "speakers wanted" ad, a very nice local gentleman has offered me a set of the original Forte model, which have reportedly had both the Crites crossover and tweeter upgrades. Price is a reasonable $400 and they are in average cosmetic condition. Output tubes on the amp are currently Tung Sol 6550s, with the front end being JJ ECC803S and some NOS GE 12AT7s. So for those who've used Fortes, do you find them mid forward, and could I be in for a repeat of my MA experience? Or are the mids a bit better balanced off? I have to say I find the idea of the large Klipsch intriguing (efficient, lots of bass) but do not want to waste the gentleman's time if they are straight up the wrong fit. I have also heard the Forte are less holographic than other speakers - the spacious image thrown by the tubes is amazing, and I'd hate to lose that as well. Thank you in advance for your feedback.
  13. stabone

    Klipsch Forte Speakers

    Pair of Klipsch Fortes for sale in excellent condition, like new. The two Forte speakers look great and sound amazing. I am only selling them because we are moving and downsizing. They are located in my home in Montclair, Virginia 22025. First $500 takes them away. They are hooked up so you can listen to them before buying.
  14. In my own research I found this unnoticed tidbit of information, and would like to add to the reference base with some documentation for evidence, and an example for proof. I own a pair of Klipsch Quartet with brown speaker grills. I thought they were rare in that they were special order only, but I had no idea how rare. I have only found one other instance of the brown cloth on the forums in a pair of Forte. If you have a brown speaker grill from a pair of Chorus I,II, or Forte I,II, or Quartet please post a photo for the archives. As you can see in the photo I provided below the grills are not like the black Forte II grill I placed for reference. I would say the color is not actually brown, but more of a dusty gray with drab olive green tint. The fabric thread is courser, thicker, and not poly/nylon. Possible a wool blend. I will try to contact Duracrest for the actual thread and weave used. And for the documentation I provide to you links to 3 dealer price lists showing the option being available for KG1, KG3 ,KG4, QUARTET, FORTE II, CHORUS I, CHORUS II http://images.klipsch.com/Pricelist_891001_635164927565692000.pdf http://images.klipsch.com/Pricelist_901000_635164927604848000.pdf http://images.klipsch.com/Pricelist_940801_635164927620604000.pdf It states: Speaker which feature grille cloth as standard equipment will be shipped with black grill cloth unless another color is ordered. Grill cloth for Quartet, Forte II, Chorus II are: black(19) and brown(20). Academy available in black grill. KLIPSCH HERITAGE SERIES HISTORICAL REFERENCE DATA Edit to: section 8. GRILLS TYPES & CLOTH CODES (Part-2) edit as follows Add to the list: #20 = Duracrest #20, brown, weave (Forte, Chorus, etc.) So the results would give the following VIII. KLIPSCH GRILLS & CLOTH CODES: #03 = Cane #13 = Heritage brown #15 = White/black coarse weave #17 = Duracrest, black, poly-olefin, stranded, coarse weave (Heritage only) #18 = Duracrest, brown, poly-olefin, stranded, coarse weave (Heritage only) #19 = Duracrest #19, black, poly/ nylon, flat weave (Forte, Chorus, etc.) #20 = Duracrest #20, brown, weave (Forte, Chorus, etc.)
  15. Question about "good sound" and harmonics. Had a problem with a set of Forte I's I picked up; believed my problem was in the mid-range ... primary tones; but (after installing Crites tweeter diaphragms) now think the 2nd, 3rd, etc harmonics come through via the tweeters and produce the richness in sound that I was missing. Would very much like to hear some comments on this (or links to explanations). (Added note to the "some of the" experts on this forum; Yes, tried searching this site for many hours ... but probably missed page 78 on thread # 12643. Sorry Some of us "newbies" are still trying to learn ) Many thanks, Emile
  16. Hey All. I posted last year about my Forte I restoration project, and wanted to follow up on my experience. Once I finished the Forte, I started a second larger format horn project with a pair of Altec Lansing A8's pulled from an old theater in San Diego. I've been running those for several months, and am now back to using the Forte with my latest amp - the Toolshed Amps Euphoria Stereo 45. Matt Formanek is no stranger to these forums, so you may already be familiar. If not, I recommend his site - http://toolshedamps.com for more photos and specs, etc. Disclaimer: I helped Matt build his site this winter. (Donated my time) I've no incentive to write/post reports, outside of wanting to share the excellent quality of TS Amps with you folks here. I bought my E45 last summer, and have been driving both the Altec's and Forte with it since. Being a flea-watt amp, I didn't expect much - if I'm honest - despite the Forte's 98db rating. My listening space is small (13'x10'x9') and quiet, so I don't need much power to get where I want to go with playback. I have a great digital chain and a nice analog setup (Clearaudio Concept 'table w/2M Blue, and Lounge Audio LCR MKIII phono pre) running directly into the E45. I had Matt build mine as an integrated, because I intended to use it primarily as a headphone amp. It has both headphone and speaker outputs, and will switch between 8 and 16 ohms. I also use Audioquest Nighthawks as my primary headphone. While ultimately I do intend to get another more powerful amp, this setup is very satisfying driving both speakers and headphones. First, it's very quiet for a DHT amp. Even with 'phones, I hear only the slightest hum when no music is playing. There's no hum pot on the E45. It's extremely quiet for this type of design. Of course, the 45 tube is known for low distortion, great tone and timbre, and tremendous insight...I'm loathe to use 'detailed' as a description but it is that. 2 watts or so of output limits it's use, but for Klipsch Heritage owners, this is perhaps less of an issue. For the past couple weeks, I've had the Forte back in the room (actually selling them, and am happy now there's been little interest!). Whoa. Running the amp about 1:00 or '7 to 8' on the dial, and I'm getting (dependent on the material) excellent drive and power from this pair. Describing sound is kind of silly - so subjective - but, this rig does exactly what I want from my hifi. It's delivering the nuance of a performance, realistic tone, plenty of scale and drive in my space. No, it won't deliver pants flapping low end, or ultimate grip and control of those big lf drivers, but that's not what this design is about, ya? Again, I'll be grabbing another 10-20 watt amp later on. That said, the bass has enough control and reach for my space and preferences. My listening preferences are all over the map - from heavy rock, jazz, electronic, limited hip hop and some classical. In the end this experience confirms for me that the heritage line easily competes with other modern designs, and of course does the 'live' music sound better than most. If your preferences lean more toward nuance and a realistic tone, vs muscle and scale, then a DHT amp may be worth looking into.
  17. Time to clear the house - I'm providing links to my posts covering the Forte project, instead of dropping the photos here. Will add photos of the Dynaco soon. I've a pair of Forte I that have been restored/upgraded with Crites crossovers (also upgraded with some nice parts) new Ti tweeter diaphragms. Original mid drivers, lf drivers, and passives. They sound beautiful. Cosmetically rough - I stripped the black paint and stained the veneer underneath. These were purchased last year, and were not cared for prior to my purchase - the stands should be rebuilt, I think. Many spots where the veneer is gone. A good purchase if you're wanting to restore the cabinets. Again, they sound awesome, so also good if you're less concerned with the look. I have the grills too - one badge missing. They look worn, and never used them. Asking $800 http://thenewold.co/the-vintage-project-klipsch-forte-crossover-updates/ http://thenewold.co/the-vintage-project-forte-i-stands/ http://thenewold.co/the-vintage-project-klipsch-forte-i-great-lows-and-no-highs/ http://thenewold.co/the-vintage-project-klipsch-forte-i-listening/ http://thenewold.co/the-vintage-project-klipsch-forte-i-almost-finished/ Also have a Dynaco ST70 I traded for last year. DIYtube mods installed by another owner. Sounds good. Including the full tube complement. Asking $500 Finally, I've a Dynaco ST150 amp. Not sure of it's history, but I've had it on the shelf for years. It's working, though likely needs a cleaning and recap. Power switch is always on, so also needs to be fixed. Asking $100 Will consider fair offers on all of these. Prefer local pickup, so you can see and listen to them. Thanks, Darren
  18. A Short Round 1

    Klipsch Forte

    I have found a pair of Forte for $550. "Nice shape. Couple of scuffs on cabinet.Sound great." is the only comment. Newbie to forum, and utter novice to values and such. It seems like a good deal. I will audition them before purchase. Any comments would be appreciated.
  19. Dave A

    KD-13 passives

    I along with others here have had no end of grief finding KD-13 drones for old Fortes. I have been informed that Klipsch has run a new batch of these and they are once again available as OEM.
  20. in zip 60137.....$500 for the pair obo
  21. Here's a very nice pair of Klipsch Forte II's in walnut. Very close to excellent condition with just a few blemishes and minor signs of wear. These are fully functional and sound great. These are one of my favorite Klipsch models that seem to fly under the radar. I'll have more photos available shortly. Until then feel free to view the videos below of the actual speakers for sale. Note two different mic setups were used in the videos. Offering these on the Klipsch forum before moving to other outlets. Details: Item: Klipsch Forte II in oiled walnut Location: Franklin, PA 16323 Price: $650 Shipping: No boxes, Uship possible with buyer making all arrangements Trades: Prefer sale, but might consider preamp as partial trade NOS Valves Scott 299c in videos will also be for sale shortly. PM me for details/price. Zoom H1 mic Internal mic on Sony A7ii Klipsch Forte II by Audio Database, on Flickr Klipsch Forte II by Audio Database, on Flickr Klipsch Forte II by Audio Database, on Flickr Klipsch Forte II by Audio Database, on Flickr Klipsch Forte II by Audio Database, on Flickr Klipsch Forte II by Audio Database, on Flickr Klipsch Forte II by Audio Database, on Flickr Klipsch Forte II by Audio Database, on Flickr Klipsch Forte II by Audio Database, on Flickr Klipsch Forte II by Audio Database, on Flickr Klipsch Forte II by Audio Database, on Flickr Klipsch Forte II by Audio Database, on Flickr Klipsch Forte II by Audio Database, on Flickr Klipsch Forte II by Audio Database, on Flickr
  22. ScooterMcTavish

    Heresy II vs Forte

    Morning all, My last foray into classic Klipsch was a set of Forte where I couldn’t survive the demo. Possibly part of it was the hard room, and possibly part of it was the Carver receiver it was hooked up to. However, I left them at the seller’s home, as their sound was not for me. Now a set of Heresy II have come available locally, and I am curious to if they are worth pursuing, based on my experiece with the Fortes? Welcome your options, friendly Klipsch community.
  23. Adding to my confusion of Heresy and KLF20s.. Just picked up a almost mint pair of original Fortes! $500 Canadian. I had to jump on them! Now how to get them into the house and down to the basement with out the wife knowing.... Flowers, champagne and a spa gift certificates should do it! https://www.kijiji.ca/v-electronics/ouest-de-lile-qc/klipsch-fortes/1321970360?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
  24. rockbobmel

    Forte II Western Mass

    Pair Forte IIs with DeanG X-over mod.Good condition. Some scuffs, chips. Function 100%. Will not ship, sorry. $750.
  25. Eric13

    WTB Risers for Forte 1's

    I am looking for a pair of Forte 1 Risers to buy. Someone out there must have taken them off theirs and has them sitting around somewhere, Preferably Walnut finish but I'm not that picky.
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