New home speakers v. Forté

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  1. eighteen_psi

    eighteen_psi Active Member

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    For the Klipsch whores up in hurrr... these are an upgrade from Heresy II's...was going to keep both and do surround but its just too much for the new place. Scored these all but mint for $250 locally and I just couldn't turn that kinda deal down on speakers I'd always wanted. Just got it all set up the other day, mostly, so will whore a couple pics of the monsters:

    Flanking the lolTube (34XBR2)
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    Big Horns FTW
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    Rear passives
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    American-built beasts
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    Waiting on a lower, less clunky glass/metal stand for the CRT, then hang my bigass 'blown away' on the wall behind :big grin: But otherwise, room came together reasonably well I think :hsugh: They sound amazing, but took some work to get set up right. I lucked out on the wall as that's about the closest they can be to the tube without ruining it. Also, toe out the right-hand one a little more and the mid horn nails a window...and then the entire rig sounds like complete crap. The setup time was worth it though.

    They sound great on 1/2W or so, super smooth & detailed and when you crank it up they're the only home setup I've had that can legitimately dupe a concert experience (On Onkyo 401 @ 100WPC). Having bass that big up front is neat, very cool to feel distinct waves of pressure washing up the room and across the couch.

    126dB living room FTW :mamoru:
     
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    eighteen_psi Active Member

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    No love for teh big horns :wtc:
     
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    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    Not too up on my klipsch histroy. They look like a 10 year old built them. Overlapping the woofer and horn like that looks like shit.
     
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    twistid Banged By Super Models Moderator

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    doesn't look like it overlaps to me... you can see the cut out, on the horn housing.
     
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    eighteen_psi Active Member

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    Correct...everything is flush with the front of the cabinet. The overlap is something lots of builders to anyway, its generally beneficial to get the drivers as close together as possible.
     
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    eighteen_psi Active Member

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    Because its in perfect working order still and outguns anything short of the high-end in terms of picture quality :) And the ~32" viewable is big enough for the room anyway. There is a new stand coming for it soon though, as I never really liked that clunky lookin one.
     
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    twistid Banged By Super Models Moderator

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    built in 1981, my tv is older than most OTers... it works fine, has a great picture... and has auto-dim.
     
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    :mamoru:
     
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    i always liked the flat screen crt's minus teh depth
     
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    twistid Banged By Super Models Moderator

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    when it does die, i'm going to cry... no one makes a tv today, that will last 1/4 as long... and still work flawlessly, and look as good.
     
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    They look good. Bet they sound great for what you paid.
     
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    New TV stand & coffee table. Same big Klipsch. And yeah they are really incredible speakers. :love:

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    edit: clean up those damn cables :ugh:
     
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    well it looks nice just asthetically at least
     
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    Very nice. I love wood floors as well as Klipsch. Quality company.
     

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