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There I was, just minding my own business when an old friend of mine gave me a call.  He asked if I wanted a new pair H III’s, A stock in walnut finish, for dealer cost? He knows a long time Klipsch dealer who offered them to him. I don’t know the whole story but my friend passed on and offered them to me. Of course I could not refuse the opportunity. So, if all goes as planned, I should have them next week. I have been wanting to at least hear a pair but it hasn’t happened as yet. So, my first opportunity will be to hear my own pair. It’s not that I don’t have experience with Heresy I’s and II’s, I do. I had a pair of decorator I’s about two years ago and really liked them. A friend of mine talked me out of them and uses them in his bedroom system. I can’t wait to hook them up to the VRD’s! I will be sure to post pictures and share my thoughts. Thanks

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You are going to LOVE them.   Just my biased prediction of course after owning a pair myself.   They killed it for the price on those speakers.   A shootout with other new speakers in the price range wouldn't be fair me thinks.... Congrats 

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Congrats , sure you will love them. Owned a couple pairs thru the years. Always thought of them as the little speaker that could play way above its size.

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Just now, totalcomfort said:

Always thought of them as the little speaker that could play way above its size.

Absolutely 

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Yes, you will love them...  congrats :)  I listened to them before buying my Cornwalls.  ..If my room wasn't so large, I'd be an HIII owner for sure.  ..They're awesome.

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COngrats and welcome to the Heresy 3 owners club!! I love mine can't wait to hear your report with them and the VRD's. I also have a set of decorators may go the tube route for those.

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Thanks guys, before that phone call I would have not considered them mainly due to cost. The planets just aligned as I recently sold a couple of items and had some toy money which I was going to use for a pre-amp. I guess the pre-amp will have to wait......

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I actually had my eye on a Terry Dewick restored Mac MX110 preamp/tuner. Didn’t quite have the scratch before the Heresy gig. Good thing as I was about to rob the grandkids college fund......

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Congratulations, it's hard to pass up a price like that on such a good speaker. 

 

2 hours ago, totalcomfort said:

Always thought of them as the little speaker that could play way above its size.

Exactly what I think, for all 3 versions, hard to beat for the size.

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Once I moved from a 100wpc Best Buy Sony receiver to a 50wpc NAD C326BEE (RIP BEE) I found improved bass and a smoother, softer mid/high end I learned to love my Heresy IIIs all over again.

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What are you going to use as a Pre?  

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Currently, I have a battle scared Yamaha C-80. I say battle scared because it's missing some plastic here and there like the top piece on top of the buttons, the top plate doesn't fit right, has had some work done to it in the past before I had it and needed the balance and parametric EQ pots cleaned. It's not much to look at but works and sounds great, especially the phono section. 

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Good luck with those.  I have a pair of 2017 Heresy's I would like to sell.  Boston area. pick up only. make an offer.

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Me thinks you have posted this in the wrong forum. 

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Found my excellent condition Heresy IIs for $100 last year.  Obviously couldn't pass that up.

I changed the mids and tweets to titanium and am having the crossovers rebuilt at the end of next week.

It would be interesting to do an A/B comparison with a set of IIIs.

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So, due to some snafu's along the way of this journey, I finally got my Heresy III's! They were ordered on Jan. 18th and I thought they were already built at that time but that was not the case. They were well worth the wait. Even though my system has changed drastically since they were ordered, including some 78 Heresy I's but that's another story, I am so far very pleased. Lots more listening to do in the coming days. Here's a couple pics.

Heresy III, 1.jpg

Heresy III, 2.jpg

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Quite lovely... congratulations. 

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Thanks Schu, I appreciate that! 

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