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Klipsch Forte II w/ Academy - Both Walnut Oil : Phoenix AZ $850 Bundle


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Hi All - greetings from hot hot Phoenix!  Time to clean out space & thin the herd, where would love to find a home for these with a forum member.  Up for consideration is a Forte II pair w/ risers & a Academy ; both in Walnut Oil finish. 

 

These are certainly not pristine, but also not that worked over either.  Some pertinents:

  • both Forte IIs have Crites capacitor replacements & titanium diaphragms
  • if memory serves, pretty sure I also re-gasketed the various speakers/horns
  • consecutive serial numbers
  • some small corner nicks here & there ; overall cab' shapes fairly decent (I hope to be conservative in my grading)
  • the riser inside corner plastic pieces are separated and all are included - figure new owner can reglue them at their discretion ; I didn't use the risers
  • I didn't touch the Academy innards, I can certainly remove the backside crossover to inspect if requested
  • the Academy is missing the badge

 

For forum members - asking $750 for the Forte IIs and $150 for Academy :  bundle deal $850.  This is probably what I have in these or even a little less -should be a fair deal for both parties. 

 

I am located in Phoenix AZ area and can deliver within a "reasonable" distance - everyone knows how heavy these are, so local only - no shipments unless somebody arranges on their end (e.g. UShip or something similar).  Honestly, I don't want any shipping responsibility as I would feel totally bad should something go awry. 


Will post other photo's in subsequent messages - let me know if there is something specific you'd like to see. 

 

Thank you very much for your time & consideration!

 

Aloha,

Rick

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FYI:  they all look like walnut,  the title says "walnut oil oak" ,  probably just a typo but wanted to point that out.  

 

seems like a very good price for all the speakers, bet the fortes sound great! 

 

the academy can be shipped for a decent price using a box from home depot & some bubble wrap/styrofoam.   ive shipped a couple of them as well as similar size KG 2.5s just a couple weeks ago.  both KGs were $50 via fedex & arrived safe & sound.

 

GLWS!  

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Hi rszoke,

I am interested in the Academy if you still have it.

Location is Sun Lakes (Chandler).

I have forte 1's to set it up with.

More interested in how it sounds than keeping long term.

I would also be willing to rent it from you for a short time to test sound.

Powered by Sunfire 5x225 recaped by Bill Flannery, 

BTW Bill Flannery who worked close with Bob Carver retired July 2022.

Thank goodness I had him recap my Sunfire Subs as well, wonderful man.

If it makes the cut then I will resell it as I am looking for black (wife approval).

I have many pairs of speakers and other audio gear if you are looking for a trade or partial.

Mac, Marantz early Pioneer, etc

Been in HiFi over 60 years!

Thanks,

SWdealmaker

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13 hours ago, swdealmaker said:

Hi rszoke,

I am interested in the Academy if you still have it.

Location is Sun Lakes (Chandler).

I have forte 1's to set it up with.

More interested in how it sounds than keeping long term.

I would also be willing to rent it from you for a short time to test sound.

Powered by Sunfire 5x225 recaped by Bill Flannery, 

BTW Bill Flannery who worked close with Bob Carver retired July 2022.

Thank goodness I had him recap my Sunfire Subs as well, wonderful man.

If it makes the cut then I will resell it as I am looking for black (wife approval).

I have many pairs of speakers and other audio gear if you are looking for a trade or partial.

Mac, Marantz early Pioneer, etc

Been in HiFi over 60 years!

Thanks,

SWdealmaker

If you buy the Academy, I will take it off of your hands if you happen to come to Las Vegas. 

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On 9/22/2022 at 12:15 PM, tigerwoodKhorns said:

If you buy the Academy, I will take it off of your hands if you happen to come to Las Vegas. 

Have not had a response from rszoke.

We drive to LV from time to time, my son in law goes over every couple months.

We just got back from Circa to watch the Monday night football Seahawks v Broncos.

Stayed a few days to check it out.

We will come back for sure.

Even if most everyone was easily at least 20 years younger than us.

>> I will contact you if I end up with a interim Academy while looking for black.

I have the center and surrounds that go with the KLF20.

Wife liked the KLF20 more than the Forte, however Forte are getting complet new Crites crossovers and tweeters upgrade.

Also, little concerned about the KLF20 glue issue.

I would love to try out some KLF30 to purchase.

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