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Klipsch Forte III at Axpona

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Well Klipsch  speakers were finally demonstrated at Axpona....Saturday Audio Exchange set up I believe 3 rooms. The Klipsch room was unimpressive......The Forte III's were placed too close to the back walls.....The music selection was poor. They had them paired with a McIntosh hybrid tube amp....If it sounds like I'm making excuses....maybe I am....I really wanted to like them....but just didn't....

My Chorus II's definitely sound better.....I just got to say 

 

George

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44 minutes ago, oldred said:

Well Klipsch  speakers were finally demonstrated at Axpona

What other Klipsch speakers did you see at the show? I am going tomorrow and would like a heads-up. Thanks

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They had Forte III's and Heresy III's....They did not play the Heresy's.

Room 1414

 

 

George

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On 4/12/2019 at 7:26 PM, oldred said:

Well Klipsch  speakers were finally demonstrated at Axpona....Saturday Audio Exchange set up I believe 3 rooms. The Klipsch room was unimpressive......The Forte III's were placed too close to the back walls.....The music selection was poor. They had them paired with a McIntosh hybrid tube amp....If it sounds like I'm making excuses....maybe I am....I really wanted to like them....but just didn't....

My Chorus II's definitely sound better.....I just got to say 

 

George

 

I agree. For instance When the Levee Breaks by Led Zeppelin sounded incredibly flat. I have heard the Forte III's before and had a better experience.

I really think Klipsch missed the mark here and really should have used the opportunity to bring in Khorns or LaScalas. 

I heard so many amazing rooms at the Axpona show. IMHO the Klipsch room was the second poorest of them all. Unlike most spaces, everyone in the room with me was bluejeans and t-shirt and tennis shoes. The worst was the Harmon JBL L100 Classic demo room. It wasn't that $40K made the difference either. HSU did very well for $1200 and SVS gave me a nice body massage while watching a clip of TMNT for under $2K. 

 

 

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1 minute ago, 314carpenter said:

 

I agree. For instance When the Levee Breaks by Led Zeppelin sounded incredibly flat. I have heard the Forte III's before and had a better experience.

I really think Klipsch missed the mark here and really should have used the opportunity to bring in Khorns or LaScalas. 

I heard so many amazing rooms at the Axpona show. IMHO the Klipsch room was the second poorest of them all. Unlike most spaces, everyone in the room with me was bluejeans and t-shirt and tennis shoes. The worst was the Harmon JBL L100 Classic demo room. It wasn't that $40K made the difference either. HSU did very well for $1200 and SVS gave me a nice body massage while watching a clip of TMNT for under $2K. 

 

 

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It's no wonder they sounded like crap, what a terrible setup.

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Yeah.....I don't think Saturday Audio Exchange...was up to the task in anything they did....They also did the 

GoldenEar /PrimaLuna room. Both were not impressive.

 

George

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