Summary: I have spent the last 9 years going through a multitude of speakers, searching for the "perfect speaker" for myself. I had been trying to capture "The Sound" that was stuck deep within my memory of our old Magnavox console with it's tube amp, and dual 12's and Horns. Over the years as I was able to try some pretty decent speaker/amp combos I just never hit upon THE speaker that brought me right back to 1965. Well, my search is over!
Summary: I carefully studied speaker choices by doing a 2 day blind listening study. I sat in a darkened room as I listened to various types of music from different sources (CD-LP). The sales assistant switched between speakers on cue from my hand signals. After spending several hours over a two day period I narrowed it down to two different speakers. When I asked which they were I found them both to be Klipsch speakers.
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 own a pair of these Heresy's (I bought used, not from Amazon) and I can say they are the best speakers I've ever owned. I've had Advents, JBLs, Electro Voice, Altec, and several other lesser brands. There is just something about Klipsch that keeps me coming back to them. First, the sound. The horn loaded tweeter and midrange are both exceptional. Unless you've heard something similar, it is hard to envision just the amount of difference they make.
Summary: I went through a long process before arriving at these fine speakers. Tried small bookshelf Klipsch speakers first. They had remarkable stereo imaging and a very nice sound, but.... the sound was "small" and a bit too bright, somewhat lacking in midrange and bass (not surprisingly). Then I tried good quality tower speakers, the PSB Image T6. These are front-ported and heavy as a brick wall. I let them break in for many hours. Maybe my room was too small for them.
Summary: OK; the Heresy III speakers are a love/hate entity. I love them; the supposed lack of bass is overcome by placement against the back wall, near a corner, at least for me. They will never "thump", but bass tones are apparent, strong and clear. More importantly, the sofa is vibrating righteously as I'm listening. These speakers have plenty of punch. The high frequencies are clear and balanced well.
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