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    Marantz 2238 and PM 8005
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  1. Just my opinion. The stereo integrated Denon amps (made in Japan) from the early and mid 1990's are actually not bad amps at all. They are constructed well, reliable and have a good sound; especially compared to similarly priced peer brand offerings from that time period. No they are not exotic or tube based, but they good work horses for sure. Buck
  2. I listen to my Heresy III pair placed an equilateral triangle, the distance of each side is 8 feet. My room is 14 ft by 16 feet with a 10 foot ceiling. Two corners of the triangle have a speaker and the third has my chair. It works great for my room. The speakers are about 1.5 feet in front of the wall. If I move them closer to the wall there is a slight increase in perceived bass. So there is a subjective element related to "what you like" when considering placement overall. My room also has a large area rug on the floor. Buck
  3. I first heard Klipsch speakers in a dealer showroom in the mid 1980's. A pair of Brand new LaScala pair. Wow! At that time I ended up purchasing DCM Time Window pair. My first Klisch pair was the modest KG 2.2 model in the mid 1990's. Then I spent several years using various high end "studio monitors. In 2014 I bought a Heresy III pair. I have not changed out speakers since buying the Heresy III model...but I still love the sound of the LaScala the best. Buck
  4. My unsolicited $0.02: No disrespect is intended so please take none. IMO....First rule of buying gear. Any gear. Buy what you can afford. Buy what you can afford to sell. I would pay about 10K for a brand new A stock pair. If I can't find a stocking dealer for that...well I know I can. In the end enjoy what you have and ditch the overpay concern. You have wonderful speakers for the rest of your life. Focus on that. Buck
  5. I am the OP of this thread. I just saw on the Klipsch web site the 25% off sale. Does this ever extend to the Heritage line? Buck
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. They were 10 feet or 10 inches from the back wall...seeking clarity just to be sure I understand. Buck
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Thank you for the replies thus far. Especially the reply about the comparison done at Klipsch.
  13. 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
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