Summary: Many audiophiles bewail the so-called horn sound of horn loaded speakers. I cant speak for other horn loaded speakers (not that there are that many others) but these simply do not have the so called horn sound. They are very efficient and may have you reaching for the volume knob sooner than other speakers but the quality of sound will match any of the other highly touted brands like B+W or Magnepan. This is particularly true when one factors in the size of this speaker.
Summary: Needed a high efficiency speaker for a new decware zen 6 watt per side tube amp. I wanted the best I could get and got that for a price reduction that was greatly appreciated by me. These speakers are fine furniture grade pieces for my room. They are like timeless works of vintage art. The sound is crisp and expansive. I am thrilled to listen to my large collection of all types of music as if the band were in my room with me, no kidding simpley amazing.
Summary: I purchased my 1st pair of klipsch Heresys in Alberta, Canada in the early 1980's. I sold them due to my move to Hawaii in 1985 and at 52 lbs. each, moving them wasn't an option open for me at the time. I very recently bought a pair of Heresy's from the original owners who bought them in 1967. These Heresys are in perfect shape. Not a scratch nor a mark on them. They also sound as good as they look.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy to Mount, Easy To Setup, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality
Summary: I purchased my 1st pair of Heresys in 1974. They were totally outstanding. Yesterday, I bought my 2nd pair as I had to sell my 1st pair due to relocation. These incredible speakers remain faithful no matter when they were built. I have been an audiophile for over 40 years and have yet to anything that even comes close to Klipsch Heresys. I'm sure there is something better however, you would have to spend a lot more than $1600.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy To Setup, Great Sound Quality