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#79240 - 10/09/09 02:18 AM BLS vs. Klipsch Heresy III
jrichard Offline

Registered: 02/12/07
Posts: 17
Loc: Bellingham, WA
I'm trying to decide on a new pair of speakers for my 2 channel system. Hafler DH-500, Hafler DH-100 pre all designer caps, Rega P2. The price of the BLS with a decent pair of stands is almost the cost of a new pair of Klipsch Heresy III's, $1600. If you add a sub to the BLS's, it's more. Any thoughts or opinions on one vs. the other would be appreciated. Thanks
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#79241 - 10/10/09 01:00 AM Re: BLS vs. Klipsch Heresy III
Happy Birthday loopy Offline

Registered: 12/26/05
Posts: 206
Loc: Central Ma.
The Heresys are a great speaker,but some say you will need a sub with them.I have a set of heresy 2's that I bought new in 1984 I love them, but a little lacking in the very low bass.
Outlaw 990/7125,Denon 2910,Toshiba A3, Klipsch RF35,RC35,RS35,RW12,SMS-1

#79242 - 10/10/09 10:03 PM Re: BLS vs. Klipsch Heresy III
XenonMan Offline

Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 2676
Loc: Columbus,North Carolina
Both the BLS and the Heresy III are rated to 57/58 hz. It is hard for me to imagine the rating since the Heresys have 12 in woofers compared to the BLS at a little more than 5 in. The BLS are true bookshelf speakers whereas the Heresys aren't, unless you like really big books. The Heresys are much more efficient (+12 dB) and will not need nearly the power that the BLS will to fill a room. I have always thought that big woofers are the way to go for big sound. I have a set of original Advent loudspeakers with a 10 inch woofers in 12 inch frames. They sound great, but they sound even better with a good sub backing them. I would go with the Klipsch and an LFM1 EX.
Music system
Model 990/7500/Magnepan 1.6 QRs/Technics SL1200 MK2/Aperion S-12 Subwoofer/OWA3/Sony NS75H DVD
APC H15 Power Conditioner

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Large Advent Loudspeakers/ Polk center/Monoprice surrounds/Panasonic Viera 42 inch/Onkyo HT-RC260/Sony BDP S590/Directv

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Onkyo PR-SC886/Outlaw 7125 Klipsch RF-82 L/R,RC-62 center, RB-35 SR/SL, BENQ HT1075, Outlaw LFM1-EX/OPPO BDP-83/Directv
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#79243 - 10/11/09 02:30 AM Re: BLS vs. Klipsch Heresy III
gonk Offline

Registered: 03/21/01
Posts: 14054
Loc: Memphis, TN USA
Keep in mind that the Heresy III is sealed and the BLS is ported. Compare the BLS's rating to the LCR's rating, and you can see the difference between the two: same set of drivers, and distinct difference in low frequency extension. That's why the BLS can match the Heresy on the low end. Either speaker deserves a sub.
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