First introduced in 1985, the Forte quickly established itself as the most popular Klipsch model. The elegant design and outstanding performance made the Forte a standout among its competitors. In 2017, Klipsch re-introduced the Forte as part of the Heritage speaker series. The new Forte III features updated cosmetics and the latest advancements in acoustic engineering, while maintaining the original charisma that made the Forte so popular.
The Forte III’s new midrange horn utilizes patented technology to improve coverage and control of the key mid-frequency band. There's no listening experience like it on earth.
In the back of the cabinet the Forte III has a secret. The Forte III’s well-extended bass is found in the use of a rear-mounted passive radiator. A mammoth 15” (38 cm) in size, this sub-bass radiator operates on acoustic pressure generated by the woofer for greater bass output and extension.
The Forte III is designed to fill large rooms with amazing sound without sacrificing too much floorspace. At a mere 13" (33cm) deep, the Forte III is the thinner than any Heritage Series or Reference Premiere floorstanding speaker - yet still able to deliver incredible, robust acoustics.
Frequency Response (+/- 3 Db) : 38Hz – 20kHz Sensitivity : 99dB @ 2.83V / 1m Power Handling (Cont/Peak) : 100W / 400W Maximum Spl : 116dB Continuous Nominal Impedance : 8 ohms Compatible Crossover Frequency Hf : 5.2kHz Crossover Frequency Mf : 650Hz High Frequency Driver : K-100-TI 1” (2.54cm) Titanium diaphragm compression driver on a K-79T horn Midrange : K-70 1.75” (4.45cm) Titanium diaphragm compression driver on a K-703-M horn Low Frequency Driver : K-281 12” (30.48cm) Fiber-composite cone woofer, KD-15 15” (38.1cm) Passive cone radiator Enclosure Material : 3/4” MDF Inputs : Dual binding posts / bi-wire / bi-amp Height : 36” (91.4cm) Width : 16.5” (41.9cm) Depth : 13” (33cm) Weight : 72lbs (32.7kg)