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#425908 - 06/29/17 02:51 PM Craigslist !
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Craiglist!

I picked up a pair of perfect Klipsch Forte I's and a Sony DVP9000S SACD player. First, I'm going to try them in place of the Emerald Physics EP2.8s and compare $425 used speakers to the silly expensive EPs.

I think they'll end up in the upstairs reading/listening room where I'll drive them with the Harman Kardon Award Festival Citation TA5000x (mouthful of tubes), a Marantz Network Music Player, the Sony SACD player.

I was thinking of adding a turntable to that system, but the twin virtues of expense and inconvenience may kabosh that source.

Pictures to come.
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#425909 - 06/29/17 05:42 PM Re: Craigslist ! [Re: 2x6spds]
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Nice score! Looking forward to your review and some pics.
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#425910 - 06/29/17 10:27 PM Re: Craigslist ! [Re: merchman]
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The Klipsch Fortes sound great!! Won't compare them to the Emerald Physics EP2.8s until Mark has a chance to come out and tune them up.
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#425912 - 06/30/17 01:41 PM Re: Craigslist ! [Re: 2x6spds]
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OK, got pictures!

The Emerald Physics EP2.8s outboard, Klipsch Forte I's inboard
and a wonderful Axiom EP600 on the far left.

Antique Sound Labs MG Si 15DT SET tube amp with PSVANE KT88s, Mullard 12ax7s and V-Cap upgrade.

Phonomena II+ phono stage, Sonic Frontiers SFL-1 tube preamp and Marantz NA8005 Network Music Player and on top an MMF 7.1 table with Hana SL mc cartridge.

The Klipsch Fortes are shockingly good speakers!



Edited by 2x6spds (06/30/17 01:47 PM)
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#425914 - 06/30/17 02:10 PM Re: Craigslist ! [Re: 2x6spds]
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Very nice setup, 2 x 6! Glad you are enjoying your newest acquisition. Wonder how the Klipsch would sound if raised up a bit higher? Thanks for sharing the pics. Always nice to see folks enjoying music and their equipment.
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#425915 - 06/30/17 06:24 PM Re: Craigslist ! [Re: 2x6spds]
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I've been reading up on stands folks use for the Fortes. Haven't decided how I'm going to get them up 6-10"

I think I want them coupled with the floor. I think that's why the bass is so strong. These are really very exciting speakers.
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#425916 - 06/30/17 07:09 PM Re: Craigslist ! [Re: 2x6spds]
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How tall are the Fortes? I would imagine Klipsch and others from back in the day, designed big woofered speakers for guys sitting in a low chair and just cranking out the tunes. grin

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#425917 - 06/30/17 08:02 PM Re: Craigslist ! [Re: 2x6spds]
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That's funny!

I thought about that very ad (Teac? Maxxel?) last night while I was listening to the Fortes.

They're 35 3/8" tall (not very).
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#425921 - 07/01/17 01:26 AM Re: Craigslist ! [Re: 2x6spds]
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I lue of there being a like button I feel the need to just post the word like but then my post count would really skyrocket.
Lol.
My next place I'm gonna be sure to have a dedicated room with daylight. Ha.
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#425934 - 07/02/17 09:58 AM Re: Craigslist ! [Re: 2x6spds]
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Hey Ed, ya might be interested in these

https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/ele/6186592523.html
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