Jump to content

Klipsch Heresy Owners Group


wuzzzer
 Share

Recommended Posts

17 minutes ago, wetowne said:

These are my babies. I bought them new for 626.00 in 1977, adjusted for inflation that's 2850.00. What are new IVs going for?

 

$3,198 from Crutchfield. 😄

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I bought a set a couple years ago, refinished them, and then realized I didn't really have a place for them and sold them to a friend.  The were 1982's that had never been finished, so I took a router to the corners, glued and filled issue areas, sanded, pre-treated, stained, and poly'd them.  I also braced them, swapped out the drivers for CT-120's, A-55-G's, and CW1228's.  I also put the crossovers on smaller boards and used new capacitors, then finished off with some foam lining.  For the grilles, I had new ones cut and finished them with 70th anniversary material and new badges.  The grilles also attach with magnets as I sunk some screws into the baffle. 

 

The new owner loves them and they are his first Klipsch speakers after looking for some time.  I hope I don't regret selling these after we move and I find I have space for them (La Scalas are staying).

 

48409882252_a7a7807a64_b.jpg

 

49898386502_34ee5d58cb_b.jpg

 

50734150836_c9d68f5621_b.jpg

 

50804533063_49cea5237e_b.jpg

 

50864193968_dd0e709622_b.jpg

 

51365061000_3d5167390e_b.jpg

 

 

  • Like 4
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

New Klipsch owner.  Inherited a pair of 1974 vintage Heresies form an old friend's estate:  12M796, 12M797.  They were (and will again be) powered by Crown IC150 preamp and 2 D60 amps.  The system sat for years in his living room unused.  I am in the process of slowly evaluating these units, and the turntable, and the Teac A-3440 4 track deck with the Teac 2A mixer.  My intentions are to revive the system for vinyl playback first and then decide on the tape unit later.  The Heresies are FB with little exterior abuse, so I have good hopes for resurrection.  I really like what yamahaSHO did with his cabinet internals, so that and cap replacement are my first priorities.  This will now be my third independent sound system in the same room, so I hope the speakers will all fit.  Only time will tell.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Also new Klipsch owner!  Was able to find some beautiful 1975 Heresys with oiled walnut finish.  All original drivers (alnico K-77 tweeters, K-55-V mids, alnico K-22 woofers).  Caps were updated, but will probably replace them with some better ones.  Quite happy.

 

spacer.png

 

spacer.png

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi,
 
my Heresy IIIs are my first Klipsch loudspeaker ever.
 
1121640726_DSC_0009copia.thumb.jpeg.c1b00460c06b4dfc49bde686d5033c09.jpeg
 
I've had stands built for them to raise their voice to ear level, but aesthetically I like them with their original slanted bases more.
They are paired to:
 
DSC_0012.thumb.jpeg.a445eaf423729534eeac6cc4c3dcaada.jpeg
 
an Esoteric K-07Xs CD player and a PrimaLuna Evo 100 amp.
In comparison to the picture they are now more distant from the wall and slightly toed-in. After years of solid state, mainly British audio this system surely is a full immersion into another sonic culture, which I love. My personal impressions on the Klipsch/PL match are to be posted in a dedicated thread.
Thanks,
 
Max 

PWK said his speakers should never go on stands. Any air cavity below them destroys the bottom octave of bass and deteriorates the next.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Good thread idea, Wuzzer. I’ll add a couple of my Heresys to the mix. My 1980s were my first pair of Heritage speakers, I got them back around ‘02. After twenty years of lusting for La Scalas, I finally “settled” for a rough pair of HBRs. They’d apparently hung on the wall of a school music room, for most of their existence. They’d been painted white and had been hanging by aluminum French cleats, (they still have half attached to the backs). The guy I got them from intended to strip them, but gave up & painted them black. I decided I couldn’t make them look any worse so I started sanding through three laters of paint, (& a bit of veneer as well). I stained & polyurethaned them, if had had it to do over, I’d do things differently. They turned out ok though. They were built by @HDBRbuilder, my apologies for the refinish, but they look better than they did. I know that. I said, “settled” for Heresys but I realized, after finally getting La Scalas (coincidentally also 1980s), that Heresys are damn fine speakers on their own, just a bit smaller.  

58EB4D48-A061-489B-BDB9-57CEC78A70B4.jpeg

A51AF29F-31C1-4CDC-AEEF-B7614BBF115D.jpeg

0C9C6A17-E6FE-4F9D-9762-31559A9EC67B.jpeg

BDAEBC4C-9B57-4FCC-840A-B87D334B6410.jpeg

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Made some slight adjustments to my setup.  I took my L&R Heresys off the 30" stands I had them on and placed them on the floor.  Found a couple door wedges to angle them up in a similar fashion as the factory risers.

They definitely sound less 'in your face' as they did on stands.  My ears are adjusting to the new sound.

I also went out and bought 4 heavy moving blankets from Harbor Freight since they had them really cheap as a black Friday special.  Placed them on my THTs since my Heresys now sit right next to them.  They definitely made an improvement and the sound isn't bouncing off the THT cabinets as much now.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, wuzzzer said:

Made some slight adjustments to my setup.  I took my L&R Heresys off the 30" stands I had them on and placed them on the floor.  Found a couple door wedges to angle them up in a similar fashion as the factory risers.


What was the reason for the change? Were you trying to correct an issue, or just wanted to see what would happen? I guess the bass response is likely to be better on the floor. But given your subwoofer  situation, I doubt that’s an issue. I ran mine at about that same height, a few room configurations ago. I thought they sounded good, maybe even better than on the floor. I didn’t even have a subwoofer back then.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I wanted to see how they sounded with all three Heresys up front being essentially the same height as each other.  Sounds better now as sounds pan across the front stage.  Midrange and treble are smoother now.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

7 hours ago, wuzzzer said:
7 hours ago, wuzzzer said:

I wanted to see how they sounded with all three Heresys up front being essentially the same height as each other.  Sounds better now as sounds pan across the front stage.  Midrange and treble are smoother now.

I wanted to see how they sounded with all three Heresys up front being essentially the same height as each other.  Sounds better now as sounds pan across the front stage.  Midrange and treble are smoother now.

Gotcha. That makes sense. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...