Klipsch has reprised one of its most famous designs, the Forte III, first introduced in 1985 and phased out in 1996.
‘The original Forte III loudspeaker was one of our best-selling speakers of all time,’ said Mark Casavant of Klipsch who visited Australia in August to debut Klipsch’s new Dolby Atmos loudspeakers at QualiFi's ‘The Next Phase’ dealer convention held at the Surfers Paradise Hilton in Queensland (see story HERE). ‘Although this new Forte III shares the same unusual dimensions of the original with a narrow, shallow footprint that makes it ideal for placement very close to walls, or in difficult environments, it features updated cosmetics and the latest advancements in acoustic engineering, including totally new drivers and crossover network components.’
The Forte III is a three-way design that uses a front-firing 305mm diameter bass driver in conjunction with a rear-firing 381mm passive radiator for greater bass output and extension. The midrange is handled by a horn-loaded midrange compression driver with a modified Tractrix curvature. The tweeter is also a titanium-diaphragm compression driver, also operating from a modified Tractrix horn.
Each pair of Forte III loudspeakers is grain-matched using wood veneer panels that are harvested from the same timber. Pairs of speakers are assembled sequentially, so that Klipsch can guarantee that each pair is matched. Available in four standard finish options—American Walnut, Natural Cherry, Black Ash, and Distressed Oak—a limited run of 70 pairs of Forte IIIs will be available in ‘California Black Walnut’ with a lambs’ wool grille cloth and matte black with a silver lustre grille cloth. These limited-edition Forte III models will additionally have a commemorative back plate hand-signed by the craftsman who built them affixed to the rear panel.
All Klipsch products, including its complete range of loudspeakers, are exclusively distributed in Australia by QualiFi.
For further information, please contact Qualifi