Klipsch Forte III Speakers Now Available In The UK

Review - Klipsch Forte III

Klipsch Forte III

Klipsch Forte III Speakers Now Available In The UK
T he £4,000 Klipsch new Forte III Heritage Line speaker is now available across the UK. The Forte III is a relatively compact yet hugely powerful three-way loudspeaker with a massive 15” passive radiator woofer for room-filling acoustics. The ultra-sensitive horn-loaded design begs to be partnered with an appropriate valve amplifier, and when you find the right match the audio performance is out of this world.

The Forte III, as a member of the Klipsch Heritage line, is meticulously handcrafted in the USA to exacting standards of quality and sound. The original Forte was a true American classic when it was first introduced in 1985 to much fanfare, but until now it has been out of production since 1996 so Klipsch have taken much care in its reintroduction to the market.

The new generation Forte III has been updated since its predecessor - both cosmetically and in its acoustic ability, yet it maintains the original elegant design and powerful performance that made the Forte so popular in the 1980s and 90s.

The Forte III is a three-way design, employing a 12” woofer and horn-loaded midrange and tweeter. The new state-of-the-art K-100-TI 1” and K-70 1.75” titanium compression drivers deliver a smooth and powerful response in the high-frequency and mid-range, respectively. The newly designed K703-M midrange horn incorporates a modified Tractrix® design with patented Mumps technology to improve coverage and control of the key mid-frequency band. However, where the Forte III truly stands apart from most other speakers is in its rear-mounted 15” passive radiator.

The large 15” sub-bass woofer on the rear of the cabinet operates on acoustic pressure generated by the main woofer. Not only does it deliver deeper and more powerful bass output, but it also allows the Forte III to sound so much bigger than its size would normally suggest is possible. At just 13” deep, the Forte III is a high-end loudspeaker that’s easy to accommodate while guaranteeing room-filling, high-quality sound.

Inside the cabinet, the Forte III boasts a new, steep filter passive crossover network which operates at 650Hz and 5.2kHz for optimal performance and clarity in sound. Externally, the input panel has been redesigned with high-quality, heavy-duty bi-wire capable input terminals to cater for your desired power amplification method.

Each pair of Forte III loudspeakers is grain-matched using wood veneer panels that are harvested from the same timber. The speakers move seamlessly together through the factory and the finished product is inspected and labelled with sequential serial numbers, ensuring that each pair of speakers is a matched set.

Available in four finish options – American Walnut, Natural Cherry, Black Ash, and a new finish Distressed Oak – the Forte III is a loudspeaker that’s designed to rock the house, fulfil even the most demanding audiophiles’ desires and stand the test of time.

SRP £4,000.00 The Klipsch Forte III is available in the UK now. Available in American Walnut, Natural Cherry, Black Ash and Distressed Oak finish.


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