Jump to content
The Klipsch Audio Community
Bobby Z

Klipsch Forte IV Speakers - $3,000, Buffalo, NY

Recommended Posts

Fantastic deal -  1500$ off --------What is sad here is the klipsch 10 year warranty is not transferable -it is only valid for the Original buyer

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Paducah will sell you a brand new pair with full warranty for only a couple of hundred dollars more! I am obsessed with mine.

 

IMG_1904 copy.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Those are mine.  I moved up from the RP-280Fs, and the Forte IVs are the best speakers I have ever owned.  However, they bother my ears for some reason -- don't know if it's because they're 3-way, they're pointed more directly at me (as oppossed to the 280's tilt), or something else. Anyhoo...I decided to pull them off CL and work with them some more because I really, really love them.  I put up some room treatments, moved my seat back, and decreased the toe in without sacrificing the nice center-imaging that I get.  One other thing, I'm not playing them as loud as I normally do.  I had to break-up the nice, even triangle I had formed between the speakers and the listening position, but I think it has all has worked.  :)

Edited by Signals
  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Signals said:

Those are mine.

 

If you must keep something on top of the speakers, please put something soft under the lamps like a cloth or some form of cardboard. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hope you end up dialing them into your liking....

 

I had to experiment a little with placement but it paid off.   

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, tigerwoodKhorns said:

 

If you must keep something on top of the speakers, please put something soft under the lamps like a cloth or some form of cardboard. 

 

Of course.  I'm an ex-drummer who has owned many exotic-wood kits costing $$$.  I baby my gear and take great care in preventing scratches and the like.  I have small, thick rubber pads underneath the lamp bases, and the lamps themselves are very light.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 minutes ago, Steve. said:

Hope you end up dialing them into your liking....

 

I had to experiment a little with placement but it paid off.   

 

Thank you.  I think I'm good now! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

There deleted now btw, just to save everyone the click. 2 pair of Cornwall (I & IV) , and 2 pair of Forte (III & IV) in the last month, very rare up there.

Edited by SonofJames

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Signals said:

I have small, thick rubber pads underneath the lamp bases, and the lamps themselves are very light.


I prefer felt type pads versus rubber whenever possible due to having seen some finishes and rubber pads chemically interact causing finish damage.

 

miketn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, mikebse2a3 said:


I prefer felt type pads versus rubber whenever possible due to having seen some finishes and rubber pads chemically interact causing finish damage.

 

miketn

 

That's a good idea, thank you.  I have similar padding under my gym equipment, and yep, it has turned my linoleum floor yellow underneath.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
35 minutes ago, Shakeydeal said:

Driving them with an AVR isn't helping your situation any.........

 

That's an Outlaw Audio rr2160.  I think it sounds fantastic.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, Signals said:

 

That's an Outlaw Audio rr2160.  I think it sounds fantastic.

 

You mentioned having issues with brightness and I agree that pointing the speakers directly at you is not a good idea. But the fact remains that the Outlaw is still a receiver, even if you like it. That said, you won't get all the Forte IV is capable of with a receiver. It's great that you like it, but it's still the weak link.

 

Shakey

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, Signals said:

 

That's an Outlaw Audio rr2160.  I think it sounds fantastic.

 

Keep the Outlaw, ignore the BS

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What’s BS? No receiver is going to touch a good integrated or separates. You don’t have to agree with it, but it’s almost inarguable. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Everything is inarguable to you. Excellent High quality receivers can be just as good as any other component.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, tigerwoodKhorns said:

 

Keep the Outlaw, ignore the BS

 

Damn right.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Shakeydeal said:

What’s BS? No receiver is going to touch a good integrated or separates. You don’t have to agree with it, but it’s almost inarguable. 

 

So adding a radio ruins it? 

 

Or putting in separate boxes makes it better? 

 

Audio hype.  Generally separates are higher quality devices, but that does not mean that an integrated or a receiver is necessarily bad.  The Outlaw is a very good piece of gear. 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, jimjimbo said:

Everything is inarguable to you. Excellent High quality receivers can be just as good as any other component.  


A receiver will never sound as good as a high quality amp and preamp.

You might like it and that’s fine. But once you hear something better it’s pretty obvious. Unless you are in that famous klipsch forum club “it all sounds the same”.

 

The Outlaw piece may be a quality receiver. But you can have hamburger, or you can have steak.

 

So OP, if you like the Outlaw, by all means keep it. I was just making a suggestion that would make the fortes sound better. Some people get all worked up about that around here.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...