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WTB: Heresy I or II (Kansas City)

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I'm looking for a pair of Heresys, originals or Heresy II. I'm in the Kansas City metro area and I'm willing to pay $400.

Thanks!

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I would keep your eye out, they do pop up on CL and Ebay.  If you are willing to travel you will have better luck.  All so are you restricted to size, as sometimes beater Cornwalls come up for that price. Just keep your eye and be patient.  Bump this topic once a week to see if there are folks out there willing to part.  Good luck on your search, and welcome to the forum.  

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Good luck finding the speakers. Your dad must have good taste! They are the reason I was drawn to Klipsch the first place. The Heresy saved Klipsch from going out of business. Great speakers!

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You may want to run a WTB add on the KC Craigslist.   There was a pair in Topeka and another in Lawrence at $350 each for several weeks.  Both adds disappeared  within the last couple weeks.  Maybe they sold, maybe the seller got tired of reposting and let the adds expire.  Whatever the case, good luck, you shouldn't have to wait too long to find what you are after.   If you think Cornwalls or La Scalas may work, shoot me a pm.

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Zim - thanks for the advice. In a little over 24 hours, I've had an impressive response from my WTB CL ad. Currently, I have a guy willing to part with a pair of original Heresy for $400 (or less) and someone else that's willing to sell me a pair 1986 Forte I for $350 (or less).

I've never heard the Forte, but from what I've briefly read they're better on the bottom end but not as detailed on the high end compared to the Heresy. Is this a fair assessment? Can I really go wrong either way? I'm going to be powering with a vintage Onkyo TX-4500, and I KNOW the Heresys sound wonderful with this setup. Thoughts?

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condition of the cabinets and what veneer is on them is everything to me

do you like walnut / oak / black /

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I can work with them as long as they aren't black. I'm more concerned about the sound quality differences though, if any? 

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hey another kansas city klipsch man! welcome! G. Zim has a couple sets for sale, la scalas as well as the cornwalls. he would love them to go to a forum member I'm sure. although i think they are both black. 

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Zim - thanks for the advice. In a little over 24 hours, I've had an impressive response from my WTB CL ad. Currently, I have a guy willing to part with a pair of original Heresy for $400 (or less) and someone else that's willing to sell me a pair 1986 Forte I for $350 (or less).

I've never heard the Forte, but from what I've briefly read they're better on the bottom end but not as detailed on the high end compared to the Heresy. Is this a fair assessment? Can I really go wrong either way? I'm going to be powering with a vintage Onkyo TX-4500, and I KNOW the Heresys sound wonderful with this setup. Thoughts?

If both pair are local,  why not go audition both?   Take your Onkyo with you if possible, one less variable in the equation.

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hey another kansas city klipsch man! welcome! G. Zim has a couple sets for sale, la scalas as well as the cornwalls. he would love them to go to a forum member I'm sure. although i think they are both black. 

Hey Scrappy, G.Zim was demoted to Zim. (as in post 4 of this topic) a couple months ago.  And yes, both are black.

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Ended up going with the Fortes, quite a bit larger than the Heresys but still a good match with the Onkyo. However, there seems to be a little bit of pulsating bass sound from the passive rear woofers. A distance from wall issue? 

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^^^ Congratulations; at the price you mentioned that is very good!!!

Oh, yeah: Pics, or it didn't happen...

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Ended up going with the Fortes, quite a bit larger than the Heresys but still a good match with the Onkyo. However, there seems to be a little bit of pulsating bass sound from the passive rear woofers. A distance from wall issue? 

Could be....move them back and forth and check it out.  That poster of Farah Fawcett hanging above them could be a problem too.... :emotion-14: 

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Congrats on the Fortes, between the the Heresy and Forte there is no wrong choice. 

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because the OP only wants to spend $400

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because the OP only wants to spend $400

Duh! I missed that somehow. Makes perfect sense. Thank you!

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However, there seems to be a little bit of pulsating bass sound from the passive rear woofers. A distance from wall issue? 

 

Could be.  When I had my forte's I positioned them about 20 inches off front wall and about the same from the side walls.  

 

No issues at all with with boomy bass or the like.

 

Bill 

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