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I currently own RP 280s and a 12” sub, and am considering moving to Heresey IVs or Forte IIIs. My room is 20 x 30, and I am using a Denon amp. What are your thoughts on the two speakers?

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I would go with the deeper bass extension and height of the Fotre' III's personally as you have a large room to fill.  You may have to jump up to Cornwall IV's for a room that size.

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I think they are over priced I would buy used older ones my self.....for less money you can get used LaScala and be even better. 

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I have two thoughts/

 

Go with the Forte IIIs

 

Feed them something better than a Denon amp

 

 

Shakey

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Thanks for the feedback. I agree on the need to improve the amp. The Denon was the only unit that would run two zones with separate sources when I bought it. 
TL

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Just my opinion.

 

The stereo integrated Denon amps (made in Japan) from the early and mid 1990's are actually not bad amps at all. They are constructed well, reliable and have a good sound; especially compared to similarly priced peer brand offerings from that time period. No they are not exotic or tube based, but they good work horses for sure.

 

Buck

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16 hours ago, TEL said:

am considering moving to Heresey IVs or Forte IIIs. My room is 20 x 30

 

Forte III

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8 hours ago, buckaroo said:

The stereo integrated Denon amps (made in Japan) from the early and mid 1990's are actually not bad amps at all. They are constructed well, reliable and have a good sound; especially compared to similarly priced peer brand offerings from that time period. No they are not exotic or tube based, but they good work horses for sure.

Could not agree more.  I would throw in 80's Denon integrated amps also.

 

Bill

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same  opinion as most others before me on this thread  , they are rebating the Forte 3 lately so it's definitely the best speaker for the price ,  as it is very closely priced  to the H4 ,  ------and sooner or later there will be  a Forte 4 , but it will be more expensive  than an H4  ----------or a Forte 3 -

-if you need a smaller speaker go for the Heresy 4 , if bigger is not a problem the Forte 3  -  both are excellent -

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If there's nothing wrong with the RP280's I'd say do nothing.

 

If you're looking to experience the Heritage Line, get the Heresy's and use your existing sub. You'll save some money, and dip your toes into a horn mid-range/3-way speaker.

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What are you trying to accomplish?  I have the 280's and run them with no sub and they sound full and great to me.  I really can't see how the speakers you're looking at could improve on that, other than possibly gaining "that midrange magic".  Although I love the idea of getting into Heritage loud speakers, when I think with my brain instead of my heart I just can't justify it.  I have a feeling I would be left lacking, especially since I really don't want to add a sub which would probably be necessary with the Heresy IV's.

 

Anyhoo, not criticizing or trying to start something, I am just interested in what you're looking to improve.

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On 7/31/2020 at 7:43 PM, RandyH000 said:

same  opinion as most others before me on this thread  , they are rebating the Forte 3 lately so it's definitely the best speaker for the price ,  as it is very closely priced  to the H4 ,  ------and sooner or later there will be  a Forte 4 , but it will be more expensive  than an H4  ----------or a Forte 3 -

-if you need a smaller speaker go for the Heresy 4 , if bigger is not a problem the Forte 3  -  both are excellent -

Rebating the forte iii?

more info please! What are the prices coming down to?

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12 minutes ago, DTO said:

Rebating the forte iii?

more info please! What are the prices coming down to?

under 3k$

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The only way to know what sounds 'better' is by doing a side-by-side test. All too often, we think something can't sound any better. 

VS Forte 1

VS Forte II

I have not owned the Forte 3 or H4. I did get to hear them both in the same room at the Pilgrimage a couple of years ago. 

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