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JimJ
02-06-2007, 09:20 PM
I'm selling my pair of Klipsch Forte II's. I've owned them for about a year, I'm the 2nd owner. They're in excellent cosmetic condition, in light oak finish; they look like they just rolled off the factory floor last week even though they're from the early '90s. No rips or marks in the grills. Operationally 100%, I've never had a problem with them.

I have the original boxes.

Pictures:

http://img335.imageshack.us/img335/4002/img83996kh.jpg
http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/2570/img84196zt.jpg
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http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/5893/img84136uj.jpg

Price is $500 plus freight costs, firm.

joetama
02-06-2007, 09:49 PM
Nice.... I hope they go to a good home....

Pistonsfan70
02-06-2007, 11:41 PM
Free bump, but how is the quality on these??? Good for a HT setup or just party music???

Any insight would be great but I've heard some good things about these puppies!!

JimJ
02-07-2007, 02:04 AM
Hate to say it, but they're looking like they're sold on another forum...

They'd be a good choice for a home theater setup, though. There are crossover mods out there that really improve the midrange performance - stock, there's a hump in the midrange that makes them sound a little too forward and brassy at high volumes, but a couple changes in component values fixes that.

joetama
02-07-2007, 02:08 AM
Indeed..... I usually hate Klipsch but Forte II are decent speakers.....

Well good luck at the sale man!

bdawson72
02-07-2007, 02:10 AM
Great deal.....sorry to see them go

joetama
02-07-2007, 02:12 AM
Great deal.....sorry to see them go

Makes me really wonder what Jim has up his sleeve.... :furious:

Roc Rinaldi
02-15-2007, 02:42 PM
Makes me really wonder what Jim has up his sleeve.... :furious:

I am seriously considering traveling over 300 miles to buy the forte IIs that Jim J. has for sale. This is a very important purchase for me, so I was wondering what you meant by your comment

"Makes me really wonder what Jim has up his sleeve...."

Should I be worried about buying these speakers? Jim has only owned them for a year and says that he doesn't know their full history. Please respond.

Beat_Dominator
02-15-2007, 02:47 PM
:woot:

Mugen
02-15-2007, 02:50 PM
Indeed..... I usually hate Klipsch but Forte II are decent speakers.....

Well good luck at the sale man!

Why do you hate Klipsch? I have the Promedia 2.1s for my PC and they sound great, at least definitely worth $150 :eek:

Beat_Dominator
02-15-2007, 02:57 PM
Why do you hate Klipsch? I have the Promedia 2.1s for my PC and they sound great, at least definitely worth $150 :eek:

Don't mind him, he's a Hater. :fyi:

mattmcss
02-15-2007, 03:00 PM
Roc Don't fret, he's meerly sayin..

If Jim gets rid of these, how is he going to top himself with his new set of speakers.

joetama
02-15-2007, 03:19 PM
I am seriously considering traveling over 300 miles to buy the forte IIs that Jim J. has for sale. This is a very important purchase for me, so I was wondering what you meant by your comment

"Makes me really wonder what Jim has up his sleeve...."

Should I be worried about buying these speakers? Jim has only owned them for a year and says that he doesn't know their full history. Please respond.

Jim is a great guy! See post below for what I ment...


Why do you hate Klipsch? I have the Promedia 2.1s for my PC and they sound great, at least definitely worth $150 :eek:
I'm a hater.... No but seriously their new 'higher' end gear isn't much more than a crappy driver in a crappy box with some fancy paint or finishing.

Don't mind him, he's a Hater. :fyi:

:evil: yea something like that....


Roc Don't fret, he's meerly sayin..

If Jim gets rid of these, how is he going to top himself with his new set of speakers.

Indeed. Jim is a great guy and I am VERY curious to see what his new system will be.

Fast1one
02-15-2007, 05:28 PM
Im going to guess BIB's? I remember you asking questions in that monster forum over on Diyaudio...did ya ever build them?

JimJ
02-15-2007, 05:42 PM
Im going to guess BIB's? I remember you asking questions in that monster forum over on Diyaudio...did ya ever build them?

Gah, can't keep a secret around here anymore :laugh:

Haven't built them yet, looking like a spring break project...maybe sooner if I can find a killer deal on a pair of Fostex Sigmas...

That and get the VPI 'table up and spinning...**** I have too many projects to finish :(

Beat_Dominator
02-15-2007, 05:59 PM
pwnd :fyi:

JimJ
02-15-2007, 06:03 PM
I could have just deleted the post, but that would have looked...suspicious.

:D

Beat_Dominator
02-15-2007, 06:04 PM
Well they better look pretty like these.

http://www.zillaspeak.com/bib-godzillabib.asp

Oh and BIB.... worst name for a rear-loaded horn design........ever.

JimJ
02-15-2007, 06:08 PM
Oh and BIB.... worst name for a rear-loaded horn design........ever.

Yeah, but Terry Cain knew his stuff...RIP :(

His plinth kits for Garrard idler-drive TT's...gorgeous :D

Beat_Dominator
02-15-2007, 06:10 PM
Indeed, lots of the best audio people died already :(

Fast1one
02-15-2007, 10:47 PM
Gah, can't keep a secret around here anymore :laugh:

Haven't built them yet, looking like a spring break project...maybe sooner if I can find a killer deal on a pair of Fostex Sigmas...

That and get the VPI 'table up and spinning...**** I have too many projects to finish :(

haha I called it...i was actually going to build some for the pioneer B20s but They are way too big, maybe during the summer ill build them for my parents house :D

In for pics when your done...

JimJ
02-16-2007, 12:39 AM
Worse case, I'll get a pair of FE166E's, just to get something in them...

joetama
02-16-2007, 01:02 AM
Indeed, lots of the best audio people died already :(

John Bowers.... My hero.....


Anyway, not exactly as excited as I was now that I see what he is building....

BIB.... :rolleyes:












Just kidding.... Should be good for a tube fairy.... ;)

JimJ
02-21-2007, 07:03 PM
Back to the top...these are still available.

JimJ
02-27-2007, 01:18 AM
Bump.

Beat_Dominator
02-27-2007, 01:26 PM
Someone should buy these. They are great pieces to start a system with.

joetama
02-27-2007, 05:24 PM
I agree with Beat... Someone needs to buy these from Jim... Great speakers...

JimJ
03-02-2007, 12:36 PM
I really don't want to put them on Ebay...but it's looking that way...

Beat_Dominator
03-02-2007, 06:26 PM
You should have bought my ****... selling kharma is pwnin' j00.

joetama
03-03-2007, 03:30 PM
I really can't believe that no one has picked them up yet... What a shame....