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REVIEW: Forte Model 6 Amplifier (SS)

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Model: Model 6
Category: Amplifier (SS)
Suggested Retail Price: 1895
Description: Solid State Amplifier A/B
Manufacturer URL: Forte
Manufacturer URL: Forte

Review by doglover on March 28, 2005 at 07:52:02
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I bought this amplifier because of product reviews of the 4a-I even bought an old stereophile review about the 4a and the 6-According to the reviews the Model 6 was not very good, and they were right. My old Carver TFM-55 sounded better overall, and the louder the Model 6 was played the worse it sounded. So why did I buy it? Thanks to an old discussion here on Forte products, I found that Jon Soderberg (who lives 10 miles from me) could re-bias the Model 6 and turn it into a 200 watt classA amp! I almost doubled the Capacitor output from 60,000iu to 116,000iu. He might have done something else, I do not remember.... But for about $1000.00, I have a beautiful sounding amplifier. I also heard that it would last longer in this configuration, so it was quite a deal.

Product Weakness: None that I can hear
Product Strengths: Good Bass-but the detail is amazing....

Associated Equipment for this Review:
Amplifier: Forte MOdel 6
Preamplifier (or None if Integrated): Threshold FET2-Black Gate Caps
Sources (CDP/Turntable): BAT vk-D5
Speakers: Paradigm 100 v2
Cables/Interconnects: DH Labs
Music Used (Genre/Selections): Everything!
Room Size (LxWxH): 18' x 16' x 10-14
Room Comments/Treatments: none
Time Period/Length of Audition: 2 years-
Other (Power Conditioner etc.): Monster-worthless where I live....
Type of Audition/Review: Product Owner

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Topic - REVIEW: Forte Model 6 Amplifier (SS) - doglover 07:52:02 03/28/05 ( 1)