Audiophile speakers for music lovers, and vice versa
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Super great sounding speakers. The reviews I read are accurate, though I was afraid I would not like the Heresys as much because of my audiophile heritage, having owned just as expensive electrostatic and electrodynamic speakers and had gotten used to superb imaging and large presentation of the soundstage. The Heresys do these things just as well, and do one more thing, which I think has to do with their large cabinets: they express a lot of weight and, well, punch, to the music. Voices and instruments have a certain fullness to them that I've not heard from any other speaker, and this fullness is matched by a great top to bottom evenness in their full sonic spectrum. Best audiophile speakers I've heard anywhere near the price. A great match for flea-watt single ended triode (SET) amps; pair very well with my Decware super zen triode's 2 watts - plenty loud. There is something about SETs and very efficient speakers that sounds just right; Hi-Fi heaven with a high-end 'table like my SOTA Sapphire. And don't believe the spec sheet, which says Heresys go down only to 58 Hz - plenty of bass and impact. I didn't even bother to hook up my sub, thus one less piece of audio gear to own, and put somewhere. Finally, the Heresys are beautiful pieces of furniture that have just the right dimensions and stature, sitting on the floor with their risers, and, placed along a wall, blend in to one's listening room (which I still call a living room, where a stereo belongs) perfectly.
Pros: Beautiful to look at, incredible full and even sound, plenty of bass, very well balanced - mids and highs are just right, great imaging, easy placement for getting the soundstage right, super for low-power tube amps, made in USA.
Cons: Nothing I can think of, compared to other speakers I've heard at a similar price.