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a longwinded question form a complete newbie

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Hey there, so I have a few questions that I am hoping that someone might be able to answer.

First I am considering buying a pair of heresyII that were made in 1985. the cabinets a pretty beat, water marks and scratches. I am ok with this I wanted to build new cabinets anyway.

1- my living room is pretty small, any reason I should not make the cabinets smaller? would it adversely affect the sound? It looks like I can loose about 1.5" from each side.

2- the speakers I am looking at are rated at 4ohms nominally, all the literature that I see is about 8 ohm speakers. what is the difference, and any reason that I should stay away from the 4 ohm ones I have found?

3- I like what I read about the Jolida fx-10 amp would this likely be a nice combo? http://www.jolida.com/product/glassfx/fx10 is there enough power to play jazz an rock&roll lps?

Thanks for your help.

Cheers Matt

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Welcome to the Forums!

No such thing as a long-winded question. But, expect long-winded replies.

1.Good choice. You will love the Heresy. Many here do. You can make the caqbinet smaller, but it WILL affect bass freq response. You will need to stuff the box with poly to make the box appear bigger and tune it as such.

2. Basically, the main difference between a 4 ohm speaker and an 8 ohm speaker is what the amp feels on the output. Pretty much everything Home Theater is rated at 8 ohms. Most amps can handle a 4 ohm load. A decent amp will output twice as much power into the 4 ohm speaker. However, you will only gain 3db.

3. The Jolida you are looking at does have the capability to run 4 ohm speakers.The Heresy has an efficiency rating of 97db. You will be able to easily drive the speaker.

4. The Heresy is short on bass. Might need a little sub to give you the lower octaves. I'm sure Heresy people will chime in with their solutions for the bass rolloff.

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Try to keep the internal volume of the new cabinet the same if you do make it narrower either by making it deeper or taller. Frankly, the size and shape of Heresy speakers is pretty compact for a 3 way speaker with a 12" woofer and two horns.

What were the 4 ohm speakers you were looking at?

The bass extension for the Heresy is not great, but for me, the speaker hits so hard I don't miss it. Add a sub, and they are hard to beat at any price.

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Welcome to the Forums!

No such thing as a long-winded question. But, expect long-winded replies.

Most amps can handle a 4 ohm load. A decent amp will output twice as much power into the 4 ohm speaker.

FALSE AND FALSE! Not good info to give to some one stating they are a newb to all this. I think the correct info would me that a DESCENT AMP will run a 4 ohm load no problem. The PERFECT AMP will double the rms power at 8 and 4 ohms respectively. However to state the all DESCENT amps will double the power from 4-8 is basically calling every amp i own as well as 95% of others amps on here not descent amps. a good amp will have MORE power at 4 ohms than it does at 8. But keep in mind that it is hard for the amplifier to drive.

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Welcome to the Forums!

No such thing as a long-winded question. But, expect long-winded replies.

Most amps can handle a 4 ohm load. A decent amp will output twice as much power into the 4 ohm speaker.

FALSE AND FALSE! Not good info to give to some one stating they are a newb to all this. I think the correct info would me that a DESCENT AMP will run a 4 ohm load no problem. The PERFECT AMP will double the rms power at 8 and 4 ohms respectively. However to state the all DESCENT amps will double the power from 4-8 is basically calling every amp i own as well as 95% of others amps on here not descent amps. a good amp will have MORE power at 4 ohms than it does at 8. But keep in mind that it is hard for the amplifier to drive.

I understand that. The amp he is looking at has a 4 ohm output setting. The info for it didn't mention what the power was at 4 ohms. For me, to name anyting perfect, is difficult. I like good, very good, decent or great. To me, ATI and Emotiva are decent amps. Might even be great. I don't know.

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I was just pointing out we don't wanna give "newbie" guys info that may even be slightly misleading. That way they don't venture in the wrong direction. Wasn't getting after you at all.

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Bob Crites e-mailed me about a month ago and told me those 4 Ohm Heresy are really 8 Ohm.

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