Klipsch Forte 1 2 Chorus speakers

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Chi Town Hustler

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Klipsch Forte 1 2 Chorus speakers
« on: 8 Apr 2017, 06:36 am »
Which of these should I look for? Have a line on Forte 1 with crites tweeters then there is the new Forte 3 which I am afraid to ask what the price of those will be? Certainly not 80s prices

Bob2

Re: Klipsch Forte 1 2 Chorus speakers
« Reply #1 on: 8 Apr 2017, 11:08 am »
Take a look at ALK for Klipsch crossovers.

busterfree

Re: Klipsch Forte 1 2 Chorus speakers
« Reply #2 on: 8 Apr 2017, 11:15 am »
I have the Forte II and really like them so I am a little biased. Chorus II owners are just as passionate. You cannot go wrong with vintage Klipsch IMO. Forte III is rumored to have an MSRP of $3800.

Emil

Re: Klipsch Forte 1 2 Chorus speakers
« Reply #3 on: 8 Apr 2017, 02:42 pm »
ask here

https://community.klipsch.com/index.php?/forum/29-2-channel-home-audio/

Buy the vintage klipsch. They can easily be improved upon and made out of real wood and not MDF ( I believe)

Emil

Re: Klipsch Forte 1 2 Chorus speakers
« Reply #4 on: 8 Apr 2017, 02:51 pm »
Take a look at ALK for Klipsch crossovers.

Agreed. Much better than Crite's own IMHO

bentconvert

Re: Klipsch Forte 1 2 Chorus speakers
« Reply #5 on: 8 Apr 2017, 03:45 pm »
I do not believe Klipsch are made of real wood. At least not all of them. My Forte 1 are particle board with real wood veneer.

As said earlier you cannot go wrong with vintage Klipsch If the MSRP for the III is correct I saved over $3500.00 by going vintage. :thumb:

If the Forte 1's you have a line on are in good shape and priced right I'd say go for it. Sell them later if something better comes along, I doubt you will lose much if any $$$.

It is interesting how many people that own Klipsch have held onto them for 20 - 30 years or more. Mine were purchased a couple years ago from the original owner who bought them in 1989.

Another great resource for all things Klipsch is the Audio Karma forum. http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?forums/the-klipsch-korner.131/

Good Luck!

Bob2

Re: Klipsch Forte 1 2 Chorus speakers
« Reply #6 on: 8 Apr 2017, 10:08 pm »
ALK:http://www.alkeng.com/

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Re: Klipsch Forte 1 2 Chorus speakers
« Reply #7 on: 8 Apr 2017, 10:19 pm »
The Forté bass is more impressive due the back Passive Radioator than any other Klipsch I have heard imo.

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« Reply #8 on: 17 Jul 2017, 07:48 am »
MDF or plywood with real-wood veneer are better than solid-board enclosures,
 not that I actually know anyone who ever did that.

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« Reply #9 on: 17 Jul 2017, 11:47 am »
MDF or plywood with real-wood veneer are better than solid-board enclosures,
 not that I actually know anyone who ever did that.
Better is relative, real wood is better sound, MDF are better value, but also are carcinogenic for 5 years due formaldehyde fumes.

Daedalus Audio use real wood in the enclosures>
http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?board=164.0