Product Overview: The New Klipsch Heresy IV
Available only at GHT Group, the Atlanta Area’s Exclusive Klipsch Heritage Dealer
Klipsch is a company on a roll. Of late, they have been introducing new products that deliver excellent audio performance at a variety of price points, from the ultra-affordable to the high end. It’s also safe to say that when it comes to the high end, Klipsch offers exceptional sound quality that rivals speakers costing much more.
The Klipsch Heritage line represents the best speakers Klipsch has to offer. It includes the Klipschorn, the only speaker in audio that has been in continuous production for over 70 years. In the past few months, Klipsch updated the Cornwall, another classic with decades of history. And now, Klipsch is re-booting the Heresy, the most affordable entry point into the Klipsch Heritage line.
If you’re looking to upgrade the sound of your hi-fi stereo, but you aren’t looking for a large speaker, the fourth edition of the Klipsch Heresy should be on your shortlist. GHT Group is proud to be Atlanta's exclusive Klipsch Heritage dealer, and you can check out the entire line at our Marietta showroom, only a short drive from Buckhead, GA.
What’s new about the revamped Klipsch Heresy IV? Read on for the details.
The Heresy Heritage
Like the Cornwall, the Heresy’s unusual name has a story. The original Klipschorn (and the current model) was designed to sit in the corners of a room, with its horn-loaded drivers creating a wide sound stage. Originally developed in 1957, the Heresy was intended to be the center speaker in a three-speaker stereo array. A colleague of founder Paul Klipsch noted that this arrangement would be antithetical to Klipsch’s corner-placed speakers, to which Klipsch quipped, “that’s right, and that’s what I’m going to call it!” Thus, the Heresy was born.
High-end Klipsch speakers have always been built to last. The Heritage line is still completely designed and assembled in the USA. Like the products from McIntosh, another American iconic audio brand, they are often passed down in families and remain in use for decades. The Heresy has had a loyal following since the beginning, creating big sound with incredible quality while taking up far less space than other Klipsch high-end speakers.
It may look much like it did before, but Klipsch has packed a host of improvements inside the Heresy IV. The entire crossover network has been redesigned, and the result is best-in-class efficiency and power handling, with astounding 99 dB sensitivity and the capacity to handle 400 watts of peak current.
A new K-702 compression driver mated with the K-704 Tractrix horn, and it provides the wide dispersion that Klipsch is known for with exceptional smoothness across the soundstage. The 12-inch woofer brings a surprising amount of bass from a speaker of this size, and a new Tractrix port – a first for the Heresy line – improves bass response by as much as 10 Hz. Continuing the upgrade in interior quality, the entire network inside the speaker is wired with AudioQuest cable, featuring long-grain copper conductors to ensure the cleanest signal path from crossovers to drivers. And while the Heresy IV is easy to drive, the rear heavy-duty input panel allows for bi-amping and bi-wiring options.
The Klipsch Heresy IV lives up to its heritage, updating the outside design tastefully with quality materials that will stand the test of time and style. The speaker has a more modern aesthetic with taller and narrower dimensions than before. A new, slant riser angles the speaker perfectly from the floor, but can be removed for cabinet or stand mounting. As with the rest of the Heritage line, the wood veneers are book-matched so that each pair of speakers – built to order in Hope, Arkansas – look like a mirror image of the other. The finishes include beautifully crafted American Walnut, Natural Cherry, and Distressed Oak, and a magnetic metal grill caps a modern yet classic look.
The updated Heresy IV is a worthy successor to the Klipsch mission of bringing the sound of live music into your home. We invite you to visit our Marietta showroom to hear the line of Klipsch Heritage speakers. Reach out to us or click below to connect with one of our audio experts. We look forward to seeing you.