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  1. Partial quote above. I agree with this perspective. I believe most buyers would have a similar philosophy. I hope this doesn't devolve into what port stuffing materials effect what frequencies. Bear in mind, Klipsch does not supply port stuffing with the speaker; no doubt a reflection of confidence in the new speaker's engineering and how it should be used. No offense to anyone by my remarks. But, the OP (me) solicited informed opine regarding direct comparisons H3 versus H4. Let's stay on topic for the benefit of the product and the future reader. If there is a need to continue the merit of port stuffing, perhaps those folks should start a dedicated thread about their views. In kindness and redirection, Buck
  2. That is interesting. My first thought is that many people using a new H IV in their home would likely have the speaker placed closer to a wall or corner...not having the spatial luxury to move the speaker farther away from a rear facing surface.
  3. They were 10 feet or 10 inches from the back wall...seeking clarity just to be sure I understand. Buck
  4. Why buy a rear ported speaker if you intend to stuff that port? I am unable to follow the “purchase logic” of such a transaction...just for the record. If I purchased H IV’s, it would be because I preferred the rear port. I would bet that is the logic most buyers would employ. Respectfully to all, the technical argument about what happens when the port is stuffed seems academic, and not the point of the thread. The point of the thread is to read user reviews, hopefully done comparing both models. Buck
  5. I have played H III's, and several other Klipsch models, through McIntosh and Marantz integrated amps and have no complaints. I prefer the newer McIntosh and (upper end) Marantz integrated amps to the "classic" integrated models made in the 1970's and 1980's, though those brand's older amps can sound really good too! The choice is a subjective one. The Marantz integrated amps made today in the Japan factory are great amps. And though new McIntosh models cost a considerable premium price, the sound is as good as integrated amps get IMO. Worth the price if you can afford it. Buck
  6. Yes indeed, it is the rear fire port that makes me hesitate on the Heresy IV. I have owned several different rear fire ports in the past and their placement is not as "forgiving" as a sealed box or a front fired port IMO. So I am curious to learn from those who have done comparisons between these two. I suppose in the end I should take my H III's along with me to a dealer that has H IV's and compare myself. I would also like to hear the Cornwall IV. The alternative is to buy H IV's / Cornwall IV's from an authorized dealer, with a verifiable liberal return policy; in short, a demo in my home. I hate Klipsch fever sometimes...Klipsch Acquisition Syndrome (KAS)! But it would be worse to be without Klipsch speakers by far!!!! Buck
  7. Thank you for the replies thus far. Especially the reply about the comparison done at Klipsch.
  8. Has anyone compared the two side by side in a listening test? I am very curious to discover listening / review opinions of the two models. I am also wondering if Klipsch has considered continuing production a Heresy version that is aligned with the Heresy III (no port, smaller box) for those that might desire the "Classic" design. In essence, they could call it the Heresy Classic. In full disclosure, I own a pair Heresy III's and love them. I have other (non Heritage) Klipsch speakers in various rooms in the house as well. I was considering purchasing an (additional) pair of Heresy's when the Heresy IV emerged; so, I am curious what people think in comparative terms. Buck
  9. I have never heard a McIntosh amp (tube or SS) that failed to shine driving Klipsch speakers. Buck
  10. I am bringing up this old, and somewhat recently rebooted thread, so that the new Heresy IV can be included. I am curious how those listening to the new Heresy IV compare and contrast it with prior versions. Especially, now that the Heresy IV has a port and a taller box dimension, as this marks a major transition away from the first versions physical anatomy. I have H III and I really enjoy them but am considering getting the IV, while keeping my H III for alternate use.
  11. I have Heresy III with a Marantz 2238. Not quite what you are asking about but I think the Heresy "recipe" works well with a lot of classic amplifiers. It is such a great speaker no matter which version......IMO
  12. I would bet that Klipsch does have the parts but they only go to into authorised repairs and are not sold to individuals. Possibly a Klipsch dealer can get the part? Perhaps a clarifying conversation with someone "higher up" at Klipsch? My post is speculative...... Added Edit....just read Chad's post after posting paragraph above.
  13. Duh! I missed that somehow. Makes perfect sense. Thank you!
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