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  1. Also, make sure your Power Mode selector is set to Auto or On. The receiver 1V output may not be enough for the Trigger setting.
  2. Some stand alone amps like 2V or more from a receiver sub/pre out to work properly. The Yamaha outputs 1V, I believe. Try setting the sub amp gain control to it’s maximum.
  3. Well, it is my boat. And how you choose to float yours is your business, not mine, as well.
  4. I see. Well, I would be one of those people who would pay more for an original, and wouldn’t consider the purchase of a modified speaker, much less pay more.
  5. I don’t understand your comment. What did I say that makes you think that money would be a factor?
  6. All I will say is do not try to sell me a Klipsch loudspeaker with component changes without disclosing the component changes up front. I would want a Klipsch loudspeaker, as designed by PWK or CBH. If your changes are not faithful to the designer’s original intent, I would not be interested. Because it’s no longer a Klipsch loudspeaker. It’s your loudspeaker. DIY as far as I am concerned. Others may have a different opinion, but a Klipsch cabinet full of someone else’s components isn’t a Klipsch loudspeaker in my book.
  7. I have that receiver as well, but used in stereo with inwall speakers. I haven’t been able to find an answer to your question, but my guess is that it sends a combined left and right mono signal to the center. You could confirm this by disconnecting the left and right speakers and listening to the center. All of the music should be there, just in mono. Hope that helps.
  8. I can’t claim to understand hardly any of the technical discussions as to why or why not the Heresy IV measurements made by Eric on ASR are relevant. But I do agree with Chris A. that Klipsch, and all other manufacturers, need to get out in front of the 3rd party measurement issue. Manufacturers need to start publishing the how and why of their measurements, and be prepared to defend their results. If not, I believe that eventually they will be punished in the marketplace. For a couple of hundred dollars people can purchase measurement tools that PWK couldn’t have dreamed would be available to be used (and abused) by the typical high end audio customer. And we all know how easy it is to disseminate the information, and disinformation, from it’s use. Secondly, I think manufacturers, especially Klipsch, need to be far more specific as to how they intend for their speakers to be placed in the listening room. PWK was clear. In the corner. Even if it wasn’t a Klipschorn. If that wasn’t available, as close to the corner as possible, at the wall/floor junction. And toed in 45 degrees. For example, I think Klipsch’s current recommendation of current Klipschorns with the enclosed backs being placed in the “proximity” of a corner is far too vague, and results in so called measurement “experts” measuring the speakers on a dolly in the driveway. In my opinion, it should be clear to Heresy buyers, and reviewers, that Heresy’s are meant to be placed on the floor, in corners if possible, otherwise at floor/wall junctions if not, and toed in 45 degrees. Unless of course those recommendations have been changed. Then what the new recommendations are should be very specific. To my non-technical mind, speakers should be measured in room, placed as they were designed to be placed, and not upside down in the driveway. But unless the manufacturer makes it clear how they measure, and how they want the speakers placed in the listeners room to achieve the best results, they have no real basis to argue against testing that shows their speakers in a negative light.
  9. If the moderators wish to delete this thread as there another competing thread, please feel free to do so.
  10. Posted without comment for anyone interested. https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/klipsch-heresy-iv-speaker-review.17853/
  11. If not overdriven outside of their design parameters, and when hooked up to efficient speakers that are not a difficult load to drive, that has not been my experience.
  12. I know you don’t need an AVR. But if I was in your position, with your budget, this is what I would buy. It can be run in 2 channel only, no problem. It has the sub out you need and YPAO room correction software, which could/should be a benefit. https://usa.yamaha.com/products/audio_visual/av_receivers_amps/rx-v385_u/index.html
  13. “I put ZERO thought into who does or does not like me or who finds me hard to get along with” That’s really all that needed to be said. You are certainly entitled to treat the world any way you wish. But the world has a way of getting even. Best of luck in the future.
  14. I find that in general, people have unrealistic expectations and little empathy for people employed in service industries. Generally, I feel that people hold the people providing them services to standards that they themselves would be hard pressed to meet. Ironically, I find this has gotten progressively worse over the decades in conjunction with businesses trying to provide more and more services designed to minimize inconvenience to their customers. As for the Amazons and other online sellers of the world, I am continually amazed at what they do and how well they do it. We use a variety of them often, for a wide variety of goods at a wide variety of prices. The problems have been minimal and resolved well within reasonable expectations. We’re Just lucky I guess.
  15. The frequency response curve shown on this link doesn’t worry me, even the apparent crossover related dips, I’ve seen highly thought of speakers with far worse. The distortion curves seem worrisome, especially for a Klipsch Heritage speaker. Are the distortion curves as bad as they look? Could something have been amiss with the speakers, or perhaps in the measuring technique?
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