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Old 12-18-2018, 09:55 AM
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Simple enough to tip back a few degrees if one finds this to be a problem. Solutions go from $0.50 wood wedges to $$Stillpoints and beyond.
If you tilt the Forte III speaker back, you lose one of the main advantages of horns, controlled directivity which delivers more of the original signal to the listener's ears. Horns pointed directly at the listener's ears eliminate spurious wall and ceiling reflections which are problematic with direct reflecting speakers.

(The Forte III speaker was designed to sit level on the floor and not tilted back - loss of aesthetic appeal - would look like a car lifted in front with a floor jack.)

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Old 12-18-2018, 01:51 PM
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I owned the original forte' for 28 years. Had them about 12' apart and sat 15' from them most of the time and the were excellent.

For a couple years I actually had them set up nearfield in an approximately 6.5' equilateral triangle. That was some of the best sound/music I have enjoyed. Talk about enveloping sound. Music and sounds all around me. The tonality/timbre and detail/resolution were stunning.

In my experience the forte's do not need to be tilted back in any circumstance. Simply place them with some reinforcement from the front wall for the passive radiator and enjoy.

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Old 02-08-2019, 09:17 PM
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I have Forte III and it took a while to get them dialed in. At one point I was going to sell them because I felt I couldn't get them to work in my room. Fortunately they didn't sell and I gave them another chance after discovering something while auditioning a pair of Spatials. Long story short, firing the Fortes straight ahead changed the midrange tonal balance. They sounded clearer and more open. Also, either they have broken in or my ears have broken in and I'm happy with the sound; balanced, detailed yet not bright, dynamic and a wide but not so deep soundstage. I also changed the bass traps I was using from ASC to GIK. The absorption characteristics are different and the GIK work better with the Forte III in my room.

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Long story short, firing the Fortes straight ahead changed the midrange tonal balance. They sounded clearer and more open.
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