Heresy III: First introduced in 1957, the Heresy started life as a
compact center channel speaker for the Klipschorn in three-speaker stereo
arrays. The Heresy is a compact, three-way design that uses horn-loaded
compression drivers for midrange and treble reproduction and a direct radiating
12"woofer for the low frequencies.
The Klipsch Heresy III loudspeaker features a three-way
design that uses horn-loaded compression drivers for midrange and treble
reproduction, plus a direct radiating 12" woofer for the low frequencies.
1" Tweeter (w/ Tractrix Horn):
The 1" (K-107-TI) titanium
diaphragm compression driver is coupled to a Tractrix Horn for smoother
high-end response with greater extension, enhanced imaging, and more
1.75" Midrange (w/ Exponential Horn):
The 1.75" (K-53-TI)
titanium diaphragm compression driver is coupled with an Exponential Horn
for detailed, accurate midrange sound.
The 12" (K-28-E) fiber-composite cone woofer delivers powerful low
frequencies. The 12" woofer also employs a treated cloth surround for
added efficiency and flexibility.
Crossover Network: For signal purity and perfect driver
integration, the crossover (HF: 5500Hz/MF: 850Hz) on the Heresy III features the
finest components and Klipsch custom internal wiring.
The Klipsch Heresy III loudspeaker employs a solid,
inert MDF cabinet which minimizes panel vibrations that can color sound. The
acoustic suspension (sealed) design lends itself to the speaker's accurate,
natural sound reproduction. The Heresy III is available in a high-quality
cherry, blonde cherry, walnut, or black ash real-wood veneer finish.
Dual Binding Post Speaker Terminals:
The Klipsch Heresy III
loudspeaker has two sets of binding posts connected by jumpers. Using the dual
binding posts, you can bi-amp or bi-wire the speakers. The binding post
terminals will accept banana plugs (single/dual), pin-connectors,
spade-connectors, and bare wire.
The Klipsch Heresy III loudspeaker will perform well in a
variety of locations. Corner, floor placement will deliver the highest degree of
low bass reinforcement and the pre-installed slant riser base helps to compensate for
the Heresy's short stature. This riser may be removed for shelf or cabinet
placement. Self-stick rubber pads are supplied for attachment to the bottom of
the cabinet to prevent scratching of shelves and hard surfaces. Best results
will be achieved using the following general guidelines.
- Place on a common wall 6' to 15' apart and position them equidistant
from the wall behind the speakers.
- Angle speakers toward the listener and even with or forward of any
- Placing them near a corner or wall provides the greatest amount of bass
while moving the speakers away from room boundaries reduces bass.
- Asymmetrical placement of a pair of speakers from adjacent side walls
can smooth room-induced bass unevenness.
Experiment with the above guidelines to suit your taste and
to compensate for your room's acoustic characteristics.
Heritage Series (Made in the USA): The Klipsch Heritage
Series is built and
handmade in the USA at Klipsch's manufacturing facility in Hope Arkansas. Each
Heritage Series loudspeaker utilizes Klipsch proprietary horn-loaded technology
to bring a live music listening experience into the home. All Heritage Series
loudspeakers are available in a variety high-quality wood veneers. Paul W.
Klipsch believed four principles to be the foundation for great sound. They
continue to drive the design of every new Klipsch speaker, today and tomorrow.
- High Efficiency & Low Distortion: Klipsch horn technology is
highly efficient, providing more accurate sound with less power and less
distortion - resulting in louder, cleaner audio. Klipsch's Law: Efficiency
is inversely proportional to distortion.
- Controlled Directivity: Klipsch horn technology accurately
directs sound to the proper locations, which, in turn, creates a more
lifelike soundstage without wasting acoustic energy where sound is not
needed or desired.
- Wide Dynamic Range: The softest sounds are reproduced with
remarkable clarity and the loudest sounds are delivered without harshness or
distortion - with the greatest possible range between the softest and
- Flat Frequency Response: Audio is delivered without frequency
bias - no unnatural highs, mids or lows - reproducing recorded sound as
accurately as possible without colorization.
Note: The Heritage Series consists of the
La Scala II,
Heresy III, and
Forte (all sold separately).
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