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Omega XRS vs Klipsch Heresy IV (Read 984 times)
gary roman
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Omega XRS vs Klipsch Heresy IV
06/23/22 at 03:27:47
 
Any thoughts/experiences which would be the better choice to pair with a Zen triode UFO2 in a medium size room?
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Re: Omega XRS vs Klipsch Heresy IV
Reply #1 - 06/30/22 at 16:45:22
 
Gary-

Based on all the posts I've read, and research I've done, while both a great speakers, I think the single-driver set-up of the Omega is likely to be a better match. Klipsch also tend to overstate their actual sensitivity.

Omega is very highly thought of, and the owner of the company is very accessible and great to work with, if you call him he can really help you select the best speaker for your room/set-up.
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Reply #2 - 07/11/22 at 22:26:37
 
I am currently playing Klipsch Hereseys, only speaker ive owned……I have a pair of JR 8 XRS Towers being built, and very excited, hope they are all they seem to be!
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Reply #3 - 09/01/22 at 12:37:10
 
Well just got the shipping info for my XRS JRS, very excited to receive and discover the sound differences between the two speakers.
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Reply #4 - 09/08/22 at 12:26:45
 
Omegas arrived and are gorgeous! Playing lots of music and getting them settled in. First impressions are very good, the Hereseys are in trouble……
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Re: Omega XRS vs Klipsch Heresy IV
Reply #5 - 09/08/22 at 15:08:05
 
That is one great-looking system!  If it sounds as good as it looks, you must be in audio heaven!
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Reply #6 - 09/08/22 at 22:39:44
 
Thanks Tony I think it does however I have no experience with others systems, except my brothers (his Hereseys). So far the Omegas are awesome, wait for break in period, bout 150 hrs to review😎
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Reply #7 - 09/08/22 at 22:51:07
 
Wow checking your system it seems you definitely have an outstanding system would love to hear it but abit too far….🧐
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Re: Omega XRS vs Klipsch Heresy IV
Reply #8 - 09/25/22 at 17:36:11
 
So, how do the Omegas sound now? Mine sounded horrible out of the box, and weren't really listenable for like 50 hours. I played very low frequency tones (20 - 30Hz, that were hardly audible) overnight to get the drivers loosened up.
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Re: Omega XRS vs Klipsch Heresy IV
Reply #9 - 09/27/22 at 02:17:19
 
James I find them awesome, have roughly 150 hrs and I love them. Increased detail, soundstage, instrument and voice seperation, soundstage is 4’ higher and wider than the Klipsch. I am working the position now, then serious listening this week. Next will put Klipsch back and evaluate again. Thxs for asking
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Re: Omega XRS vs Klipsch Heresy IV
Reply #10 - 09/27/22 at 04:05:20
 
That’s great! I think Decware and Omega is a 21st century classic. I futzed around a lot with placement and ended up pretty much with Louis’s suggestion: toed in so the line of sight crosses just behind my head. I wish I could get them a little further into the room, they are about 2’ from the back wall, 7’ apart and almost 7’ from my chair.
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Re: Omega XRS vs Klipsch Heresy IV
Reply #11 - 09/27/22 at 12:27:24
 
I have them pretty much right at my head, 3.5’ from front wall, 4’ from side walls, 6.5 feet apart and 9’ from my ears. Ive tried them with sound crossing or to opposite ears, just wide of ears and now right on. Im going back to just wide of ears again as think it best as well. I have been researching speakers for couple years and am very happy with the Omegas. Will keep the Heresy and swap out occasionally….
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Re: Omega XRS vs Klipsch Heresy IV
Reply #12 - 10/17/22 at 21:18:50
 
I'll be pairing them with the MKV.

I have to say - the journey of picking my next speaker has been the most challenging of any component. Every time I think I know what the best course of action is..........second thoughts.

The Super 8 XRS seems to be pretty great. And would hit targets in the looks, sensitivity and budget department.

The much more expensive HR-2 would be ideal - but is likely out of my budget unless I am very patient.

Also considering the CSS Criton 2TD-X MTM speaker kit.

I am restricted in that I can't be out any farther than 24" from the front (back?) wall.  And after hearing Brad discuss his impressions of his Omega XRS Juniors after he replaced them with the HR-2s it does give me pause on the single driver idea.

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