I didn't want to hi-jack the Reference V thread...
Another Klipsch owner here as well. I have a pair of Forte II's I picked up about a year ago. I bought them based on my recollection from a demo of the original Forte's back in the 80's. At the time, I thought those sounded glorious, but they were a bit over my budget. Ended up buying a pair of Polk 10B's, which obviously were fantastic as well.
Anyway, could those of you with Forte's or Forte II's share your system information? Despite trying different amps & sources with these I'm finding them to be practically unlistenable. I've had & currently have much more neutral sounding speakers in my main rig & the Forte II's are just way too harsh & in your face. AFAIK, they are completely original. Maybe it's time for the Bob Crites treatment? I have a tube buffer coming. I"m hopeful this will help some.