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Very new to this forum, but I’d like to solicit some feedback. I recently purchased a new pair of Forte III’s. They’re amazing. I went though a number of newer integrated amps and receivers and what I’ve landed on is I just love the sound of the old pioneer receivers. I had an SX980 and it sounded great, but went into protect mode at about 10 o’clock on the volume dial. I think this is because it’s only rated at 80 WPC and the forte’s ask for 100. That said I sold the 980 and am looking at a pioneer sx1250 or sx1050. The 1250 is rated at 165 WPC while the 1050 is rated at 120 WPC. The 50 series has a warmer sound which is what I’m into. I listen to a lot of vinyl. so my question is, has anyone experienced either of these receivers with the fortes? More power can be good, but do I really need it? The 1050 is also about a grand cheaper too, which let’s face it, that’s helpful as I’m on a budget. appreciate the help. Cheers.
Went to the Montreal Audio show last night specifically to listen to what Klipsch had there. They had a pair of ForteIIs! Just wow! Very well balanced, gorgeous cabinet. Perfect imaging. (and that is what I went for) The only thing was that considering the size and market share of the company, they could have had a bigger room with more wow factor to really show them off, considering they where the cheapest of the lot that I liked.. The local shop is not that big. The other makes that struck me in a positive way where the Yamaha NS5000s, $20,000 Paridigm Persona $30,000 and Muraudio $14000(made in Ottawa!) electrostatics. Source material makes a huge impact though, maybe other demos where just not my type of music. Lots of $5000 power cables too! Oh boy. try getting into a conversation with the reps on those types of products.. Lots of BS and real anger when you ask good questions. The same sort of response when you ask CAM people about reiki and homeopathy... its all woo.. and lots of Quantum Energy Fields!