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Old 09-05-2017, 04:37 PM
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I would also seriously consider the new Forte 111. I love the cornwalls but I think that the new Forte maybe the sleeper in the Heritage line.
Always has been IMO with that massive 15 inch passive radiator in the rear -- sort of like a speaker with a sub.

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Always has been IMO with that massive 15 inch passive radiator in the rear -- sort of like a speaker with a sub.

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I will find out, I take delivery tomorrow.
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Old 09-06-2017, 04:17 PM
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The Forte III have arrived and are running in now. Making music:

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Awesome and so cool -- brings back memories for me - (owned Forte II's 20+ years ago).

What's your initial impression after the 1st couple minutes? First thought(s)?

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Initial impressions out of the box and plugged in...the Cornwalls will fit nicely.

I'm really enjoying the fuller sound than what I had before. I had a pair of monitor speakers, so picking up a lower octave is so pleasing to my ears. These are doing what I had hoped at lower volumes too.

I have to get these speakers setup properly, isolation and some jumpers to start...but so far I'm very happy.

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Is it an illusion, or are the front baffles of the Forte III angled inward?
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Is it an illusion, or are the front baffles of the Forte III angled inward?
Illusion I Imagine -- my iPhone does that on certain photos & have to adjust the photo'd objects to make it appear 'normal.'

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Analogue Sources: SME 20/2 w/SME V arm & Nordost Valhalla TA cable, Palo Santos Presentation Cartridge & Akai GX-400D Reel-to-Reel w/relapped heads by JRF Magnetic Sciences. Akai RC-17 cabled remote.
Vibration Control: TT on HRS M3X 1921 shelf, Stillpoint Ultra SS under dCS Transport, Stillpoint Ultra-Mini's under dCS 3 Stack. HRS NA100's under Ansuz D8 Power Distribution Bar.
Speakers: Wilson Audio Alexia in Argento Silver/Black grills.
Power Cables: 3 each 2.5M Nordost Odin Supreme Reference on amps & preamp. Nordost Valhalla V1 on dCS Transport.
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Speaker Cables: 3M Nordost Odin Supreme Reference with 4 Nordost Sort Lifts.
Signal Cables: Nordost Tyr 2 XLR's 2M on dCS Paganini and Mono amps. Nordost Valhalla 2's 110 ohm Digital AES/EBU on dCS internal connections and Crystal Cable Firewire 1394 cables on dCS.
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Headphones: Selling - 6M Cardas Clear HP cables. Vintage Koss Pro IV AA.
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Old 09-08-2017, 11:51 AM
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Illusion I Imagine -- my iPhone does that on certain photos & have to adjust the photo'd objects to make it appear 'normal.'

Best Sir,

Bob
I was using a 21mm wide angle lens. In all fairness though, the speakers were toed inwards a bit.

The Forte III are boxed and gone. A very nice speaker for sure. The Cornwall III are due in today...
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