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In Reply to: RE: Klipsch Heresy "the truth" posted by Kingshead on May 20, 2017 at 09:01:45
Purrrrrrrrty kitty lol.
Maybe not the most faithful to the input signal but for a compact speaker they just sound so BIG.
Way back in 1991 I was putting together a new sound system and I was interested in Klipsch, and Definitive Technology at the time. Through some odd circumstances I ended up with speakers that were definitely NOT on my radar.
I already knew the equipment I wanted, problem being the store that had the equipment didn't have any of the speaks I had been auditioning. The store that had the Def tech speakers tried to push me on the gear they sold of course but I wouldn't budge. This ended with the salesman telling me the store that carried the equipment I was looking for wouldn't even talk to me unless I was dropping mega coin. The hard sell worked, I left without even the speaks.
So I ended up at the "high end" shop that supposedly wouldn't talk to me unless I waved huge amounts of money in their face, I'm not wealthy by the way, just a working stiff that likes music. I was really wanting to only deal with one retailer so I asked if they were able to get the Def techs, they couldn't. One thing led to another and it ended with me relating the remarks the other store's salesman made. The owner wasn't too happy about this so he then pointed at some small speaks/sub combo and stated, "oh ya, well I'll let you have those for $1800.
Now keep in mind, about the last thing on my mind was purchasing a sub/sat setup. I left the store thinking I might have to go back to the other store for my speaks.
Well, I subscribed to several audio rags back then and thought I might have read an article on the sub/sat speaks so I went archive hunting. I found the article and immediately went back to the store first thing the next day. Realizing the mistake he made offering me the speaks at such a low price we agreed I would pay full price for the other gear, a 10% discount usually being the norm.
This is how I ended up with my Infinity Modulus system purchased without audition, and what a fortuitous purchase it was. I will never part with these, they even survived the great sell off of 2012.
By now you're most likely wondering "what the hell does this have to do with the Klipsch Heresy?". Well, remember Klipsch was one of the original speaker candidates and I would often think about that decision.
Many different speaks have come and gone, but it was always in the back of my mind to some day get a pair of Klipsch speakers. More than two decades passed, the great sell off of 2012 came and went, and still no Klipsch.
When the music returned to my life I was looking to rebuild my equipment inventory and a pair of Heresys on ebay caught my eye so I FINALLY took the plunge, and oh so happy I did.
Maybe not the refined speaker my Infinitys are but I don't give a rats ass, these mothers really boogie, so much I now own two pair, and a pair of KG3.2'S LOL.
Cool story, better late than never as the saying goes. If you like how the Heresy's boogie, you should try the original (1st gen) Forte - it's even boogie-er and for many, one of the best Klipsch speakers of them all. Also, keep in mind that the Forte has the same midrange and tweeter horn/driver combo as found in the Heresy.
I had those! They were the best imaging/soundstage speakers I ever had. They loved BIG power but would play loud if fed well. Wish I never sold them.
Originally powered by a Carver TFM-25, then later a McIntosh MC-2002, now biamped by a pair of Belles Model I amps. There were a few other amps in the mix, but these were the only ones to see any real time driving them. Ya they're definitely power hungry, will get silly loud when asked, and if set up correctly one of the best imaging speakers I've ever heard. Over the past 26yrs I've on occasion used them sans sub and for their diminutive size have an astounding amount of very clean bass. Subterranean bass no, but musical bass yes, enough so if used in a bedroom the sub wouldn't be a necessity.
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