Summary: I've been waiting a few months before writing about these to see how I felt over the long term. There is nothing quite like the Klipsch heritage sound. These have a musicality that's wonderful. I don't notice any horn coloration. These speakers are like espresso to your music, they bring life and energy and excitement to it. They make it hard to ignore or listen to casually, but that's a good thing. They hold your attention, the sound flows out beautifully.
Summary: The Heresies are not expensive, as good quality speakers go. It's easy to spend several thousand- even tens of thousands- on similarly sized speakers that use very expensive components, silver wiring, and other ingredients that readers of audiophile magazines like to see in their speakers. Compared with a lot of those speakers the Heresies seem rather old fashioned.
Loved the sound quality of the Heresy speakers 40 years ...
Patrick J. Wolfe "UNIX nerd", Amazon
13 November 2014
Summary: These are the second pair I've heard. Loved the sound quality of the Heresy speakers 40 years ago, so I got these to be my home office speakers. They're large floor speakers, but beautiful, and the room filling sound is oh so worth the price.
Summary: Can it get any better? I bought four Klipsch Chorus II speakers with the military while in Japan. They were sold at a huge, annual weekend sale that took place once per year, and was an event anyone new to the island quickly learned about. I've dragged them over the world with me, and one speaker that slipped my grasp was the older model, the Heresy II's. No more. These are the new models of course, higher number..
Summary: wow !!! I have a lot of high end equipment and expected a compromise. I was wrong...love these things! I'm playing them with a 48 year old 30 watt amp ( JBL SA 600) and they still have a wonderful musicality. really enjoy listening to them as does my wife. a great way to enjoy two channel stereo.
Summary: the heresy has a horn tweeter and a horn midrange driver...the woofer is a 12 inch acoustic suspension driver..a true horn loaded loudspeaker will have a horn loaded woofer....the heresy does not. I know it is hand built in Kentucky but 1700 bucks is still a bit much for a pair of speakers! The klipschorn is a true horn loaded loudspeaker...the heresy is still a great speaker..Paul Klipsch was a true audio pioneer!