When it was first introduced in 1985, the Forte quickly became the most popular Klipsch model. The elegant design and spectacular performance made the Forte standout among its competitors. In 2017, Klipsch brought the Forte back as part of the Heritage speaker series. The new Forte III features an updated look and the latest advancements in acoustic engineering, while maintaining the original charm that made the Forte such a hit.
- High efficiency, full range loudspeaker
- Designed and made in the USA with domestic and imported components
- 15 Passive Radiator for full range performance
- Book-Match wood veneer sold as grain-matched pairs
- Built to last
High Efficiency + High Performance
The Forte III features a three-way design using a 12" woofer and horn-loaded midrange and tweeter. The new Forte III uses brand new state of the art drivers including midrange and tweeter titanium compression drivers for a smooth and powerful response. The Forte III's new midrange horn uses patented technology to improve coverage and control of the key mid-frequency band.
New Patented Midrange
The Forte III's new midrange horn uses patented technology to improve coverage and control of the key mid-frequency band. There's no listening experience like it on the planet.
Designed And Made In The USA Using Domestic And Imported Components
Don't mess with perfection. Although there were some important upgrades made to the Forte III, it remains practically unchanged since its creation. Do you remember great sound? Klipsch does, too. The Forte III enclosure is still proudly made in the USA, by expert craftsmen in Hope, Arkansas. Just like Paul W. Klipsch (PWK) intended.
15 Passive Radiator Yields Full Range Performance
There is a secret in the back of the cabinet of the Forte III. The Forte III's well-extended bass is found in the use of a rear-mounted passive radiator. A giant 15" (38 cm) in size, this sub-bass radiator operates on acoustic pressure generated by the woofer while allows for greater bass output and extension.
Book-Matched Wood Veneer
Klipsch consistently uses book-matched wood veneers for the Heritage series. The veneer leaves are kept in order as they are delicately sliced from the timber and precisely arranged to offer a mirror image at the splice joint - just like turning the pages of a book. This grants each speaker a more aesthetically pleasing and consistent appearance that is treasured more than any other cut of wood veneer.
Perfection At The Granular Level
Every pair of Forte III loudspeakers is grain-matched using wood veneer panels that originate from the same timber. Each cabinet is precisely matched so that each speaker in the pair is almost indistinguishable from the other. The speakers move seamlessly together through the factory. Each finished product is carfully inspected and labeled with sequential serial numbers, to ensure that each pair of speakers leave the factory as a meticulously crafted set.
Built To Last
Not a single detail goes unnoticed. Klipsch speakers are built to rock the house and stand up to the test of time. The Forte III is meticulously handcrafted and assembled with the finest quality materials, even down to the highest-grade adhesives and fasteners. This is a speaker that will be passed down from generation to generation.
More Depth - Less Deep
The Forte III is designed to fill large rooms with outstanding sound without having to sacrifice too much floorspace. At a mere 13 (33cm) deep, the Forte III is thinner than any Heritage Series or Reference Premiere floorstanding speaker - yet still able to provide incredible, robust acoustics.
Finish In Style
The Forte III real-wood veneer is offered in four distinct finishes including Distressed Oak, Cherry, Black Ash and Walnut - all designed to coordinate with your home's dÉcor.
Klipsch built the Forte III with high-quality, heavy-duty bi-wire capable input terminals to cater to your desired audio preference.
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