klipsch heresy 1 versus zu omen mk2

i have klipsch heresy 1 ...I have an opportunity to purchase Zu Audio omen mk2 speakers..I would like to know if these would be an  upgrade (my amps are wyred4sound sx1000  )...Any opinions ?
Haven’t heard either speaker but have heard the Heresy III and Zu Dirty Weekends and preferred the Heresy III’s. The DW’s are good speakers, especially for the price, and I’m not sure how close they are to the Omen but I’m thinking if you like the Heresy sound the III’s would be a nice upgrade from everything I’ve read about those who moved up.

I did hear both the III’s and DW’s with tube amps so not sure if that’s something you might consider down the line but Klipsch definitely respond to a good tube amp.
No experience with the Zu, but another upgrade option for your Heresy I speakers is to upgrade or replace the crossovers and tweeter with replacements from Bob Crites.  I did this to mine recently and am very happy with the results.  The parts in your crossovers are probably 30 or 40 years old.  Mine were all dried out.  The tweeters Bob offers have more extended range and add more detail without being "bright" or harsh.  Cheaper than buying new speakers, relatively easy to do, and a nice sonic improvement.
Have not heard Heresys (would like to) but I love my Omen DWs.  They are not the best speaker I have heard, but they are the most fun.  Big, dynamic, engaging sound.  I play mine with both tubes and solid state amps, so your Wyred amp should be fine.

Differences between Omen DW and regular Omen are minimal:
- Fancy backplate with ZuB3 cable hookup inputs
- Zu Mission cable harness instead of plain hookup wire inside
- ClarityCap filter capacitor instead of PulseX (which you can upgrade easily later or at order time for $100... I recommend this)

I can't answer your question of will this be an upgrade or not, but Zu gives you 60 days to compare them to your Klipsch, so you have nothing to lose.

Have heard great things about Zu but you already have some nice speakers.
I’ve done the Crites upgrades to KG2.5 (crossover kit and titanium tweeter) KG4 (crossover kit and titanium) , and Forte II (replacement crossover and titanium but later put the original diaphragms back). Crites is a pleasure to do business with and they make quality stuff. Highly recommended.
I’m looking for my next Craigslist vintage Klipsch to try it again.

I have listened very carefully to both. The Zu Omen has lower bass extension. For example the 1812 Overture canons sound very impressive with deep, dynamic, tight bass. Where they tend to be a bit rough is on the intricate details and clarity of certain genres of music such as jazz and classical. They tend to lack the finesse. They have a sort of rough sound quality to them in the highs and mids and don't quite produce the intricate details of the music IMO. We compared them to a pair of B&W 601 S3 and the 602 S3. Incredibly the only thing the Zu's did better was play louder IMO to impractical party levels.

I suppose if your biggest interest is to rock out like Led Zeppelin, Van Helen, Rage Against The Machine or TOOL for example and you are not really into jazz or classical, they are fun in the rock department. They play really loud, are efficient and would be amazing for a party. Out of them all, I absolutely love the Heresy the best. I've had mine for about 2 years so far and wouldn't trade them for anything. Since most audiophiles play their music flat, the Heresy won't extend to the deep bass because they were primarily designed as a high and mid speaker for the mighty Klipschorn. I think audiophiles have fallen in love with the Heresy for that reason. They are not a boomy bass kind of speaker and when you hear voices like Ella Fitzgerald or Patsy Cline, they are simply unmatched. Trumpets and horn instruments Like Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis sound super organic, very detailed and extremely lifelike! Even intricate, classical guitar like Segovia sounds heavily dynamic in the Heresy. For piano I enjoy Bill Evans. The sound is to die for. 

The only thing the Omen did better IMO was deep bass. Other than this, the Heresy was much nicer IMO all around. I later added two REL T5i's to my Heresy and once I got them set correctly, my jaw hit the floor. Music from Hans Zimmer soundtracks like Interstellar, Batman Begins and Blade Runner for example are off the scale! When you play huge orchestra like Karajan Verdi AIDA, it's sound like a HUGE wall of sound hit you. I only listen to stereo and use tube amps for everything. As long as you couple the Heresy with a really good amp, you will get a nice sound. IMO, if you drive a bad amp into them, they will bring out the bad. Like one reviewer said, they will shine a spotlight on any inferior recordings. 100% I prefer the Heresy. 
Klipsch is lo-fi these days. The old man made some good stuff once upon a time.
d2girls:  so glad you searched for all the klipsch threads so you can paste this dumb comment in each of them.

I’m not a klipsch fan, but if you seriously don’t understand that all the klipsch heritage speakers are not only as good, but better than ever, you’re more ignorant than you seem.  The Forte III for example, is far far better than the II’s were, and in fact I’d say the best sounding speaker Klipsch has ever made.  You are the definition of a troll.
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