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Forte $399 - Silver Spring, Maryland

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That's a deal. The seller has an excellent Ebay rating, and he has Forte lll also. 

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21 minutes ago, jajaja said:

Wow...that's in my backyard. How big of an upgrade would these be to, say, a set of Heresy I's?

Large enough of an upgrade that they are worth getting. 

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If you look close at the ebay photos the woofers are dented. Just an observation of that you might want to ask about or ask for closer photos.

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5 minutes ago, Limberpine said:

If you look close at the ebay photos the woofers are dented. Just an observation of that you might want to ask about or ask for closer photos.

If the only dents are the PR's dust caps pushed in, it is common, doesn't effect the sound and is easily fixed with a vacuum cleaner. 

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1 hour ago, Woofers and Tweeters said:

If the only dents are the PR's dust caps pushed in, it is common, doesn't effect the sound and is easily fixed with a vacuum cleaner. 

I put some round metal grilles on my passives. Paid $600 for my pair locally. They go for double that in worse shape, so this is a "steal deal." Just remember, you can't steal in slow motion! Better not hesitate or they'll be gone gone gone with the wind........

 

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3 hours ago, jajaja said:

Wow...that's in my backyard. How big of an upgrade would these be to, say, a set of Heresy I's?

Upgrade YES, flip to double your money, YES. BUY them. If they were close to me, I would have bought them already.

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2 hours ago, Limberpine said:

If you look close at the ebay photos the woofers are dented. Just an observation of that you might want to ask about or ask for closer photos.

As others have said, easy 5 minute fix with the hose of a vacuum.

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Just bought them...$423 all told!  Now I just have to figure out how to convince SWMBO to let me keep them. Maybe I'll sell my Heresys?

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12 hours ago, jajaja said:

Just bought them...$423 all told!  Now I just have to figure out how to convince SWMBO to let me keep them. Maybe I'll sell my Heresys?

You got a great buy on those. Let us know how they sound. Pics are always good 😁

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13 hours ago, jajaja said:

Just bought them

The Forte are great speakers. For quality of sound, quantity of sound, size, cost and WAF, they will take 4 out of 5 against others. The Forte are ones, when placed just right, will disappear and present a wonderful sound stage. I have moved them forward, back; together, apart; toe in and out until they are just right to let their magic do their trick. 

 

 

13 hours ago, jajaja said:

Maybe I'll sell my Heresys?

 

I did

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On 10/11/2020 at 9:50 PM, jajaja said:

Just bought them...$423 all told!  Now I just have to figure out how to convince SWMBO to let me keep them. Maybe I'll sell my Heresys?

Congrats. Glad someone here bought them.

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Finally got them set up with my new little iFi integrated amp and turntable. Holy cow, I couldn't believe how sweet they sound! Suffice to say I won't be selling them, or at least not for a while. After some time with my shop vac I was finally able to suck out the dented rear woofer (see before and after pics), but that was cosmetic anyway. Overall they're in amazing shape. I know I'm preaching to the converted, but holy hell these speakers sound really amazing! The space they're in isn't ideal, but it's what I've got to work with. I've turned them in towards each other which sounds much better than straight out, but I'm sure in a more optimal position they'd really sing.

 

The guy who sold them was into hifi stuff in college but said these were sitting in his house for many years getting no use. I guess he didn't check for market value before selling. Anyway, I'm grateful to this forum for sharing these finds. I think I'll be enjoying these for many years to come!

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4 minutes ago, jajaja said:

 

 

The guy who sold them was into hifi stuff in college but said these were sitting in his house for many years getting no use. I guess he didn't check for market value before selling. Anyway, I'm grateful to this forum for sharing these finds. I think I'll be enjoying these for many years to come!

 

congrats

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2 hours ago, jajaja said:

I guess he didn't check for market value before selling

Congrats - $400 is a decent price.  That's what I sold my forte II's for a couple years ago... and they were in perfect condition.  I think a lot of people like to shoot for the stars when it comes to listing their gear.  I know I did that a couple-o-times, but I've learned over the years.

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Congrats. A few years ago that would only be an average price. Today it's an awesome deal. You did good. Listen to them for a while then consider doing some crossover and titanium diaphragm upgrades.

 

Shakey

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