Ok, I know I keep asking similar questions comparing different speakers but I am really trying to settle into a long term speaker for my living room in my new home. My KLF's have bad finish as the previous owner painted them black over the original oak finish and they are chipping. I want to have speakers with a nice finish for my living room and the only decent refinish option would be black. It would be easier to buy another pair of speakers than try to refinish these satisfactorily with my limited experience on the subject.
I like a lot of things about my KLF 20's and I know I want to stick with Klipsch but not sure exactly which model to try next. I was considering Cornwalls but after reading opinions online it seems that for the price and my budget the Fortes would be a more logical next purchase since they seem to run a few hundred dollars cheaper.
My main complaint with the KLF's is that the midrange stands out a bit too much on most of the music I listen to. I can almost never get a satisfactory bass response with tone defeat on. They are CAPABLE of very powerful bass I know but it seems to take a good boost on the bass dial and sometimes loudness engaged to get them there. I need a bass increase of about 8db in my room for them to sound balanced on most rock cd's. I tried the Crites mids but they sounded muffled compared to the stock mids and took some of the air, instrument decay and size and depth of soundstage away. I would probably be more happy with mine if the mids were paded down just a tad. With the Crites mids however the speakers did seem to be more in balance. The mids played a bit lower and I could actually play rock with the tone defeat on my amp with staisfactory bass.
How do the Forte 2's in particular compre to the KLF 20's as far as bass extension? Are the mids less forward? Is the bass more impactfull with the 15 inch passive than with the dual tens? I prefer not to use a sub as I drive myself crazy messing with the adjustments.
Edited by Klipschtastic, 09 February 2014 - 01:17 PM.