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Klipsch Heresy.

Does anyone happen to know approx. what year they were made? I assume they are version 1.

Are they considered the desirable one's?

Type: HOL

Serial: 107U961
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They are known for their neutral mid-range. I and many others find them to be bass shy and require a sub for full-range sound. Good for two channel and tubes, but not really for surround.
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They are known for their neutral mid-range. I and many others find them to be bass shy and require a sub for full-range sound. Good for two channel and tubes, but not really for surround.

Yes, they would be used for 2 channel stereo. (Sherwood New Castle 9080 Amp and Pre-Amp)
Based on the reviews I've read it may be worth while to cough up the extra cash for a set of Forte II's, although I may be better off keeping my Klipsch RP3's.
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Does anyone happen to know approx. what year they were made? I assume they are version 1.

Are they considered the desirable one's?

Type: HOL

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HOL= Heresy Oak Lacquer U=1980
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HOL= Heresy Oak Lacquer U=1980


Thanks Tasdom. They are Heresy 1's
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Yes, they would be used for 2 channel stereo. (Sherwood New Castle 9080 Amp and Pre-Amp)
Based on the reviews I've read it may be worth while to cough up the extra cash for a set of Forte II's, although I may be better off keeping my Klipsch RP3's.
I have a pair of Kg4s with Crites tweeters. Excellent speakers, I'll never sell them. Always liked the Fortes, but they're too big for my space. If I found them for a really good price, I would buy them in a heart beat.
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I've had a pair since '79 brand new. Get a sub with them and you will have a great start. Get another one for the center channel and you will be impressed with how seamless they are for surround sound. Get some smaller KG 1.2 or 2.2 for the surrounds and you won't be disappointed. Now that I have LaScala's the upgrade bug might be in the works for ya.

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4 or 500 is a good price for those if in nice condition. If mint 6 or 7 and if beat up 2 or 3.
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Heresy was originally designed as the center channel speaker back when three-channel "stereo" was thought to be optimum. Klipsch has a website. From that website:

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Heresy III Floorstanding Speaker

Because of its relatively "compact" size, this model offers the greatest degree of placement flexibility in the Heritage Series line. First introduced in 1957, the Heresy, a three-way design, started out as a compact center channel speaker to accompany the Klipschorn® in three-speaker stereo arrays.

In 1985, we made some changes and improvements to this model and re-released it as the Heresy II. Today, the new Heresy III has a more powerful woofer, a bi-wire network, and a titanium diaphragm tweeter with a larger magnet assembly. The midrange compression driver also features a new titanium diaphragm.

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4 or 500 is a good price for those if in nice condition. If mint 6 or 7 and if beat up 2 or 3.



Mint condition with bases. She wants $300 firm. I wonder if they will out perform my Klipsch RP-3's?
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Mint condition with bases. She wants $300 firm. I wonder if they will out perform my Klipsch RP-3's?
For that price you can grab them and compare. If you don't want them they will sell easy for what you paid. Heresys don't have much bass. So a sub would be needed.
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They are known for their neutral mid-range. I and many others find them to be bass shy and require a sub for full-range sound. Good for two channel and tubes, but not really for surround.
I was told they are excellent for center and surrounds. I am using mine for surrounds and they are excellent for the job.

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For that price you can grab them and compare. If you don't want them they will sell easy for what you paid. Heresys don't have much bass. So a sub would be needed.
There consecutive serial number's too.
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Nice, I have a pair and they sound great imo. Great thing about those is you can upgraded them if you want and they have a huge following so you can find all the parts for them easy if you ever need to. When you get them pull off the back and let us know what's inside.
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Mint condition with bases. She wants $300 firm. I wonder if they will out perform my Klipsch RP-3's?
Man, for that price I would have jumped on them the second she said it.

Got 'em yet????
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Man, for that price I would have jumped on them the second she said it.

Got 'em yet????
Not yet. I should have time this weekend.

I think the guy is this vid is using a sub with them and not telling us:

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Not yet. I should have time this weekend.

I think the guy is this vid is using a sub with them and not telling us:
The dude has them on the floor, against the wall in the corners of a small room. You'll get bass out of them that way.
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They are known for their neutral mid-range.-
Only if you've never heard what a good horn system can do.

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but not really for surround.
I disagree. I used both my pairs with my big horn system and they made excellent surrounds.
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Good for two channel and tubes, but not really for surround.
Disagree as well...


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