Forte III were probably about that MSRP, but no one should ever pay MSRP for anything. 25% off are listed at most shops, and you can talk some down to 35-40%. Klipsch has since come out with Forte IV. In his videos, Danny does measure speakers and redesign the crossovers based on combination of what he hears and what he measures. I bet he has preferences like everyone else, and he probably tunes them that way. Won't be for everyone and certainly changing designers intent. But, that also doesn't mean they will be worse (or better).