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I listened to some today...

...who owns/owned some?

What are ya'lls opinion of them???

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Ive heard a few of the Heritage Line of Klipsch speakers eg Cornwalls, LaScala, Forte II and ive enjoyed hearing all of them.

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I absolutely love the sound of the heritage series of speakers. They are not as pretty as some others but the sound is great.
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I'm down with 'em. Don't care if they're old-school. Because I'm also old-school. And I might pair them with a tube amp or a solid state, because either way, I don't care about conventional wisdom.
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I'm down with 'em. Don't care if they're old-school. Because I'm also old-school. And I might pair them with a tube amp or a solid state, because either way, I don't care about conventional wisdom.

To which conventional wisdom do you refer?

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Well it could be the CV that Grey Goose "tastes better" than Svedka.

Or it could be that any K-horns "must" be matched with tubes. Or SS.

How about this wisdom for Friday: don't ask total strangers what equipment you should buy and don't let total strangers tell you what equipment sounds good, better, best.

Further, after the third JW on ice, the distinction between Black and red, b l u r s.

I'm all outta wisdom tg, back to the wet bar.
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Well it could be the CV that Grey Goose "tastes better" than Svedka.

Or it could be that any K-horns "must" be matched with tubes. Or SS.

How about this wisdom for Friday: don't ask total strangers what equipment you should buy and don't let total strangers tell you what equipment sounds good, better, best.

Further, after the third JW on ice, the distinction between Black and red, b l u r s.

I'm all outta wisdom tg, back to the wet bar.

Thanks for clearing that up!

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How about this wisdom for Friday: don't ask total strangers what equipment you should buy and don't let total strangers tell you what equipment sounds good, better, best.

I'm not buying or not buying because anybody said so...

...I'm asking for people's experience on this product; so, I can decide if I want to add it to my list.

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os4life - there's a recent (within past month or two)thread on 'em here somewhere. You can search for it. Something like some young feller has a pair and is wondering how to power them - tube or SS.

I actually WANT a pair! (I have monitors and subs now.) And I'd get 'em if I had the space in my listening room. I know some aren't fond of them - I like them precisely because they remind me of "old school" floorstanders. I'm sure that at their price point there are a lot of modern designs that are very good. Maybe they attract me for another reason...........

And by the way, I'd pair 'em with some McIntosh tube amps. Why? Well, because they appeal to me, they make me happy.
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Oldschool definitely give em a try. They sound excellent on my Yamaha. I would like to see what they're like on some tubes.
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Older Heresys were the worst speakers I ever owned; brash and screechy with a serious lack of bass and a flamethrower upper midrange. The new model must be an improvement, anything would be.

Note that the new Heresy makes outrageous claims----higher efficiency AND deeper bass than the previous model while in the same sized sealed cabinets. Those who know speakers know this is impossible---Hoffman's Iron Law. Old Paul Klipsch had a term for such claims----********----the company's motto when he was alive and running it.

Grim Roman audiophiles prepare for a listening session of Kenny G played over Heresys.

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Older Heresys were the worst speakers I ever owned; brash and screechy with a serious lack of bass and a flamethrower upper midrange. The new model must be an improvement, anything would be.

Note that the new Heresy makes outrageous claims----higher efficiency AND deeper bass than the previous model while in the same sized sealed cabinets. Those who know speakers know this is impossible---Hoffman's Iron Law. Old Paul Klipsch had a term for such claims----********----the company's motto when he was alive and running it.

Grim Roman audiophiles prepare for a listening session of Kenny G played over Heresys.

Tom, I won't argue Hoffman's Iron Law. When you're right, you're right.

That said, my experience with the Heresy's (at least the Heresy IIs) was not similar to yours. I found the sound rather balanced (although the bass did not go deep) but I would hardly use the terms screechy or flamethrower in describing their sound.

If someone wants to test the Heresy waters, they go for around $400 to $600 the pair on ebay, and can be unloaded for same if they don't work out. I have not heard the IIIs, nor do I know anyone who carries them. Given their potential "flavor", I sure wouldn't buy them without an extensive audition.

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Tony---The Heresys do have the formidable virtues of excellent clarity and excellent dynamics for the size, no doubt of that. One must judge for oneself what compromises one can live with; the Heresys weren't for me but many find them pleasing.

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$400 to $600??????? Hook me up with a pair if you can!!!!!!!!!
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To each his own I guess. But the hersesyIII I listened to dug deep and sounded fantastic.
I'll agree some won't like them. but then that can be said about every brand out there.
According to all of the heresy freaks on the Klipsch forum the IIIs definitely go lower than the IIs. My KG-4's have better bass than the HeresyIIs but just don't have the Ability to get as loud. Fortes are another great sounding speaker and the one I want for my setup.

Yeah I meant to add that finding any heritage stuff at a store seems to be all but impossible. I suggest posting an audition request on this or the Klipsch forum.
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$400 to $600??????? Hook me up with a pair if you can!!!!!!!!!

Have you ever heard of ebay. You go there, you join, you bid and you buy. You shop victoriously. I just scanned completed auctions and Heresys have gone for as low as $298 and as high as $546 in the last 14 days. Not sure how you want me to hook you up. You want me to bid for you?

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Tony do I sense a little humor in there?
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ok Tony you bid for me!!!!!! Man, what a pal!!!!!
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Tom B.
How is it going. You know I like you and we have been on boards together for years. we have always agreed to disagree and thats ok. But you know I am a heritage lover and they are something you love or hate. I think one needs to listen for themselves and decide if this is a speaker they will enjoy. All of my love and all of your hate for them should not get in the way of someones bliss. As it it is 75% of the comments on this board are from people that never hear a particular speaker they go by what others have said, you know that.

I own La Scala's with ALK crossovers in them and they are awe inspiring to me. I also own a pair of Heresy II for my side surrounds and they are a very nice compliment. I will agree with you that the II and III sound much better than the original Heresy.

So pop a cold one with me Tom and strike a glass and say head on people listen and make up your own mind. And Tom...Happy New year to ya buddy

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ok Tony you bid for me!!!!!! Man, what a pal!!!!!

Give me your user id and password and I'll hook you up with a pair for between $400 and $600.

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