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Subwoofers and Seating Position for Klipsch Forte iv's
All your comments are great stuff, thanks! @noromance - placing the main speakers on there long wall is not an option. Trust me, I have thought about it, including my wife's reaction!  @souix - a lot to think about. I think the crawl method migh... 
Integrated amplifier for Fritz Speakers
Hi All,  Finally, I have my Carbon SE mk2's sorted. I acquired a factory refurbished Marantz  CD60 player and an AVA SET120 integrated and things have come together.   Imagining, soundstage, bass, sense of aliveness and musicality are all ther... 
Speakers to pair with Quicksilver mid mono
Not exactly on point, but I have a pair of Forte iv's powered by Quicksilver horn monos. Plenty of power and the highs sound live with no harsh high end. Manages the 12 inch woofers with ease. My thought is that the mid monos would be a lot of p... 
Fritz Carbon 7 SE MKII
I purchased a pair of Carbons about four months ago. I agree with the positive comments posted here.  Mine are on the long end of a 15 x 20 untreated room that has an area rug, sectional couch, and drapes. They are three feet from the sidewalls a... 
Whats playing on your system today?
@jafant  Les McCann I don't know this artist. What does he sound like? Album recommendations? Thanks, Dsper  
Integrated amplifier for Fritz Speakers
@mesch I am surprised he said that about the 120 SET amp His remark was in the context of me currently using an Axiom II passive with the speakers, which Fritz felt was a pretty good passive. He was thinking the passive in the 120 SET would get... 
Integrated amplifier for Fritz Speakers
Had a conversation with Fritz about amps for the Carbons. He mentioned Belles and Van Alstine. When I explained that I was using a passive preamp, he thought the 120 SET Control amp might not be my cup of tea. I really do not have the space for a... 
Sound Stage and Imaging
@mahgister "...imaging is NEVER achieved by luck or haphazard owners actions , but by acoustic good conditions and gear synergy for sure ..." Are you speaking about image as a holographic or two dimensional ?  
klipsch cornwall iv upgraded crossovers
I bought Forte iv's instead of Cornwall iv's, because, to my ears, the Forte's had better bass.  So... does anybody know of anybody that can upgrade Forte iv crossovers or  recommend what capacitors, etc. to use in an upgrade? Thanks.  
Have you found your "End-Game" speakers yet? I have. And it feels so good!!!
@mahgister "ENDGAME  means that we are so happy passing this threshold of MINIMAL  acoustic satisfaction  when acoustic problems are solved..." I could not agree with you more! I worked my way through Magnepan 1.7 and 3.6 (when I did not understa... 
Integrated amplifier for Fritz Speakers
@mapman If I were you I’d strongly consider trying the Glow Audio Amp 1 with the Fritz. This is interesting; but I not sure I want to fuss with tubes. Were you thinking the Glow Audio 1 or 2? Would five watts be enough to run the Carbons? @do... 
Integrated amplifier for Fritz Speakers
Okay Everyone, I need your assistance! The Fritz Carbons are in their final resting place at my wife's inherited home. The front wall is15 feet wide and the side walls are 20 feet long, with a six foot opening on one side. The backs of the spe... 
Wall treatments “Asymmetrical”?
@ghdprentice You can simulate treatments with thick blankets and pillows to shape your sound space before investing in expensive treatments. Good point.  Why waste money? Get to know the speakers right out of the box. Play with placement for a ... 
Integrated amplifier for Fritz Speakers
FWIW, I am finding that higher efficiency, easier to drive speakers are a lot of fun. One is not obsessed with high power amps required to run inefficient speakers, so you can concentrate on the overall sound.  For example, I had read about First... 
Integrated amplifier for Fritz Speakers
@larsman if those Carbons are new and anything like the Carrerra's I have, in a few hundred hours they will sound nothing like they do now. You are correct about the sound changing. I am at about 50 hours and it seems like the treble has sudden...