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Klipsch Heritage Series

Nikhil

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Despite having a less than ideal experience at the Klipsch room at the recent Mumbai HiFi show, the Heritage Series still made an impression. The storied brand has been synonymous with high value gear that delivers concert level performance in your room. Leaving the hype aside there is an appeal in the old school horn approach that is a signature of the Heritage Series.

Link: https://www.klipsch.com/heritage-premium-audio

The Heritage Series starts with the Klipschorn followed by the La Scala then the Cornwall and the Forte and finally the Heresy speakers. The Klipschorn and La Scala are true horn loaded speakers with the others using conventional albeit large bass drivers. Say what you want but these are some of the better looking speakers one can expect to find anywhere. Beautiful wood veneers guarantee high WAF and high efficiency designs also mean one doesn't have to spend too much money on electronics. A well designed flea watt SET or even a quality integrated will happily drive these speakers beautifully.

I will leave you with some Klipsch eye candy to build onto what I consider a speaker line well worth taking a long hard look at.




The Klipschorn




The La Scala II




The Cornwall III




The Forte III




The Heresy III






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Despite having a less than ideal experience at the Klipsch room at the recent Mumbai HiFi show, the Heritage Series still made an impression. The storied brand has been synonymous with high value gear that delivers concert level performance in your room. Leaving the hype aside there is an appeal in the old school horn approach that is a signature of the Heritage Series.

Link: https://www.klipsch.com/heritage-premium-audio

The Heritage Series starts with the Klipschorn followed by the La Scala then the Cornwall and the Forte and finally the Heresy speakers. The Klipschorn and La Scala are true horn loaded speakers with the others using conventional albeit large bass drivers. Say what you want but these are some of the better looking speakers one can expect to find anywhere. Beautiful wood veneers guarantee high WAF and high efficiency designs also mean one doesn't have to spend too much money on electronics. A well designed flea watt SET or even a quality integrated will happily drive these speakers beautifully.

I will leave you with some Klipsch eye candy to build onto what I consider a speaker line well worth taking a long hard look at.




The Klipschorn




The La Scala II




The Cornwall III




The Forte III




The Heresy III






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What Amp and source were they using? These guys will reveal any poorly setup system due to their sensitivity.
 

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The amps used at the show were BAT separates. Not sure which model but something was just off
I could not get a good enough listen due to constant movement of people in the room.

But yes something like a nice integrated would be something I would use with these.


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At the Bangalore Whathifi show last year they were running the Heritage series Forte III with the Prima Luna amp. This combination was really very nice sounding. The Forte III uses a 12 inch full range with a passive radiator at the back. Unfortunately the setup was in the same room with home theaters demos so it was tough to get a full experience of this.
 

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At the Bangalore Whathifi show last year they were running the Heritage series Forte III with the Prima Luna amp. This combination was really very nice sounding. The Forte III uses a 12 inch full range with a passive radiator at the back. Unfortunately the setup was in the same room with home theaters demos so it was tough to get a full experience of this.
There was one senior citizen who placed an order for Roksan DAC that was in the chain. He requested a couple of female vocal Jazz tracks. I loved the way speakers whispered at low volumes in spite of the jarring HT setup in the room. The bass was gently touching the chest.
 

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I had an opportunity to buy an used klipschorn speaker set at 1L 3years ago. But then there was another buyer creating a bidding situation for seller which pushed the price to 1.5. I finally dropped off the deal as there was element of transportation I had to take care for these heavy speakers (80kg each) from mumbai to AP.

What is the current price for the new klipschorns in india? Placement is an added benefit with these.
 

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The Forte III carried a price tag of 5+ lacs at the show (in Bangalore). I am sure there would discounts available for negotiation.
 

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My first ever experience with Hifi was with a Klipschhorn running on a flea powered SET tube around 20 years ago. The sheer grandeur, dynamism and and visceral emotions it evoked was the reason i got into hifi separate in the first place ! needless to say my first speaker was a Klipsch RF3..

Vitavox licensed it and put better transducers and made a even better speaker.
 

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There is something so beautiful about these horn speakers. I have only heard the forte and heresy and that too under less than ideal conditions. Need to seek them out and listen!
 

Nikhil

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Some more Klipsch porn ...

Klipsch Cornwall III 70th Anniversary Edition








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