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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.

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Those are a couple of the best all around speakers ever produced, to the point they've been added to the "Heritage" line. Welcome to the madness...wish I had a place for them. I am sure you will find willing buyers here.

Dave

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From that single photo, they don't look like oak, but rather walnut.

 

You can use Windows Paint to reduce the size of your photos, or you can search on Windows Photo Resizer.

 

More photos of all surfaces, serial numbers will help to advise on value.

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value of fortes can vary greatly... some guys think they are worth $750+, especially if you look on ebay.  but rarely do they actually sell for that much.  average real world prices for forte 1 are $400-600 in excellent condition, the forte 2 might get the higher side of that range.  i had an almost mint set of fortes in oiled walnut i sold recently for $500 locally & that took almost a month to find the right buyer. 

 

condition is very important so better pics showing more of the speaker would help get an accurate price estimate.  but i think starting at $500 obo would be a good number.  

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Depends on where you are located.  I just sold a pair of excellent Walnut Forte I yesterday for $600 and the guy drove 2 hours to come get them.   Condition and type of veneer are everything on a used pair for sure.  

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22 hours ago, RandKC said:

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.

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That's a tough call.... Either you paid

To much.. And received a house for free...  Or paid to much for a house.

 

But those are very nice..forte's !

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Either you paid

To much.. And received a house for free...  Or paid to much for a house.

 

That comment totally lost me... Not sure what you were trying to say there 

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30 minutes ago, Westcoastdrums said:

Either you paid

To much.. And received a house for free...  Or paid to much for a house.

 

That comment totally lost me... Not sure what you were trying to say there 

He said that he bought them with the house....

 

Well, maybe they are oak in looking more closely at the risers.  No matter, they look nice.

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Maybe I missed that.   Anyhow, used fortes are a solid all around speaker for little money (relatively speaking) .   Easy gateway drug into the klipsch binge.  

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