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Nice Find - Heresys

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Craigslist find ...

Pristine Heresys for $300.00

HWO - Walnut Oiled

S/N 164Y419 & 420

 

Not sure but I think they are from 1983.

Can someone confirm ?

 

I noticed too that the serial numbers are also stamped on the top ridge of the cabinets as well.

I have had a couple pairs of HBR's in the past but they never had the stamp on the cabinet.

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KLIPSCH S/N FORMATS


DATESDESCRIPTIONEXAMPLE


1946-1947###001 (ending #021)


1948-1961####0121 (starting #0121


1962-1983##letter####20Y1234


1984-1989YY WW ####89281234


1990-1997DOY Y2Y1 ####135791234


1998-2000YY WW ####00281234


1962-1983 Letter format


A = 1962  F = 1967  K = 1972  R = 1977  X = 1982


B = 1963  G = 1968  L = 1973  S = 1978  Y = 1983


C = 1964  H = 1969  M = 1974  T = 1979 


D = 1965  I = 1970   N = 1975   U = 1980 


E = 1966  J = 1971   P = 1976  W = 1981 


NOTES


1946-1961 dates can only be found in log book (eng. Library)


DOY = day of the year


YY = year (i.e. 99,00…)


Y2Y1 = 2nd digit of year, 1st digit of year


WW = week of the year


Date code on drivers (1994) Example - 9429 = 1994, 29th week of the year / YYWW


† Klipschorns of this vintage had the s/n hammer stamped into the tailboard, woofer access door or inside 


the woofer chamber.


 


 


 


 


 


courtesy of bob crites......


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Not sure what to do with them ...

Every room in the house that you would want to listen to tunes in already has a set of Klipsch.

I just couldn't pass up a good deal like that.

Not too bad to have for some speaker redundancy.

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Not sure what to do with them ...

Every room in the house that you would want to listen to tunes in already has a set of Klipsch.

I just couldn't pass up a good deal like that.

Not too bad to have for some speaker redundancy.

Gotta jump on the good deals. That's why my house is full of Klipsch.

They look nice, enjoy them :-) Mark.....

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Not sure what to do with them ...

Every room in the house that you would want to listen to tunes in already has a set of Klipsch.

I just couldn't pass up a good deal like that.

Not too bad to have for some speaker redundancy.

Gotta jump on the good deals. That's why my house is full of Klipsch.

Enjoy them. They look very nice :-) Mark....

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1983 ( Y ) was the last year they stamped the serial numbers into the wood so your previous HBR's must have been 84 and later

 

 

how about these

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1977-Klipsch-Heresy-1-HWO-Loudspeaker-K-22-EF-K-77-Walnut-Oiled-/111465410761?

Those are nice too ...but holy crap $3,500.00 is a bit steep for a pair of Heresys

 

They were relisted at a bargain price of $2,800. The guys says make offer. Since it's free shipping, $650 tops would be more like it.

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Heck Claude, $650 tops with your "super mod" would be more like it!!  THAT would be a deal.....

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Heck Claude, $650 tops with your "super mod" would be more like it!!  THAT would be a deal.....

Only to those who are not "purists." This is where they believe that the only engineers that can make improvements had to work for Klipsch. Nowadays there are enough affordable computer tools. knowledge, and experienced ears to make those improvements, not like the 50's and 60's where old Jensen nomograms were the only tools (they more or less invented bass reflex).

 

Even PWK said that with Spectrum Analyzers, the hardest part of measurments were moving the furniture. LOL. I spent time in his lab and was drooling over those expensive tools almost 30 years ago. That guy that looks like my son next to PWK in my Avatar was me back then. LOL.

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