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About chriswhotakesphotos

  • Birthday 08/16/1993

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    Dance, photography, technology, video games, just about anything I can make needlessly complex by tinkering with it.
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    Klipsch RP-280F, Klipsch Sub-12, Adcom GTP-500 Preamp, Adcom GFA-535 amp

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  1. To my ear, Heresies are like a pair of rose colored glasses. As long as the source material is of good quality then it will sound great through them. When I moved up from RP-280F, I could suddenly listen to all kinds of music that was too bright or too this-way or that-way on the RP. I don't know what the KLF sound like/should sound like for comparison since I've never heard them, but your remarks about switching to Heresies sound a lot like what I felt when I got them. I couldn't believe how much better they sounded.
  2. Since we're here, I'll chime that I have KG 5.2 and KP-201 (Heresy 2 pro) and there's a huge difference. I actually did really like the KG for video games when I had them plugged in, the extra-pronounced treble made for nice atmospheric sounds (very nice when I completed my Twilight Princess play on them) but the Heresies are more universal and much more musical. I use them exclusively now and they're great, the Chorus should just be bigger and better.
  3. Nicely done! I've also made my way into heritage with industrial Heresies, mine are KP-201. I probably created a similar story for someone else when I got them, I happened to see the listing within an hour or two of when it went up and contacted right away. The guy had them for $200, I didn't even bother trying to get him to go lower. When I got there the next day (wasn't letting that one sit) he told me he'd heard from a few other people by then, including a guy visiting from Texas (I live in NJ) who wanted to take them back with him. I wondered on the drive back if I really needed to spend $200 on more speakers, I had already gone from F20 to RP-280F. They're my favorite speakers now though, I don't think I'll ever get rid of them.
  4. I think it would be sensible for modern preamps to add a control for stereo separation. Digital preamps could do this easily. A lot of masters made for vinyl would have hard panning because (I assume) the pressing wouldn't have total stereo separation, but a lot of those masters are digitized with no compensation for this which leads to that problem. They're finally getting their wits and giving preamps bypassable filters for 2.1 systems, so this doesn't seem unreasonable.
  5. Recently I've been investigating the source of some unpleasant distortion at work (dance studio, pro speaker system) and conveniently had a pair of Synergy B-10s and a 15w T-amp in the car. I wanted to see if the Behringer DAC or computer were causing trouble, so I set them up with the T-amp during a quiet time of day and turned it up a bit. I was surprised on my own how much tidy sound came out of them in the big ballroom. The person at the front desk a room away was surprised what he'd heard was the small speakers, too. Not saying they're going to replace pro speakers any time soon, but they're definitely the most tireless tiny speakers I've ever heard. I've never had reservations about pushing them and they just endure. Never did an SPL test with my KP-201s (small room) either, but my ears say they go very loud with 150w.
  6. Visually I think the Heritage speakers are pretty cool looking, especially the Cornwalls. Both visually and aurally I think it's worth redecorating to fit them in.
  7. Interesting to hear all these impressions, I'm still after the right way to do tubes and this sounds tempting. How does it hold up with busy music? I'm thinking of larger big bands for example. I've tried both an extremely low budget tube amp and tube preamp and both times found that while they could do well with single instruments, they would smush the sound together a bit when there was some commotion. I use an Emotiva amp right now and am after something that can be a suitable stand-in for it as needed. For those of us who wouldn't want to mod it, would it be detrimental to the sound to feed it with a solid state preamp to keep a subwoofer in the mix?
  8. Have there been a lot of comparisons to RF7 II yet? I remember a lot of people were wondering about that since they're going to be priced similarly
  9. I got my Heresy IIs at a steal just to find out what the Heritage hubbub was about, someone nearby was offering them cheaply enough to be worth it to test the waters. After having them for a little over a year now, I think if something happened to them I'd be looking at new HIIIs and wondering how badly I really need to not spend $2k. Heritage is definitely worth the plunge!
  10. Is the consensus so far that the CWIII still sounds better? It does cost a bit more, so I suppose that shouldn't be too surprising.
  11. Considering that this is the market for powered floorstanders, I suppose Klipsch realized that if people are going to buy these they should at least sound decent
  12. Can't chime in too much since I haven't heard either but I'd probably get FIII. I have Heresy 2s already and even though I know the CWIII has driver and crossover upgrades compared to these, I undrestand it to use the same horns as the Heresy. So I'd want something different. Plus the word is the FIII has nice smooth mids with that mumps horn, and the mids were the first thing I liked when I went from RP280 to H2, so that sounds just right for me.
  13. Nothing too exotic (and everybody's already mentioned them) but I'll always put in a good word for the KP-201s. They're my favorite speakers by far, I got them quick in a craigslist sale after the forum recommended them. After having Synergy towers, RP-280Fs, and KG 5.2s, the KP-201 turned out to be everything my ears wanted from a speaker. I use them in a small room with a Synergy Sub 12, Emotiva A-300 amp and Adcom preamp. They'd like a little more breathing space, but they still image nicely in the corners.
  14. Wow, they're already shipping! They look great next to those Heresies, do post impressions once they're broken in!
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