The Forte Model 4 was a 50W Class A bargain when it first came out into the market. This was almost comparable to the Pass Labs Aleph 5 (in our opinion) with the Pass having a 10W advantage over the Model 4 but costing twice as much. The bass is only slightly less “forceful” than the Pass but the mids and highs were comparably warm, smooth and had a vivid organic touch to the soundstage. Its conservative 50W may not address large rooms and loud listening sessions appropriately but in the mid-size room and with suitable speakers, the Forte is musical heaven for the budget audiophile.
Cosmetically, the unit is in very nice shape. Minor scuff marks from use but nothing major. Unit will be securely packed for safe shipping.