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Klipsch Forte III 3-Way 12" Horn-Loaded Loudspeaker overview

Klipsch Forte III

Manufacturers Product Description

HIGH PERFORMANCE IS OUR FORTEFirst 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.DESIGNED AND MADE IN THE USAUSING DOMESTIC AND IMPORTED COMPONENTSDon't mess with perfection. We've made some important upgrades to the Forte III, but it remains relatively unchanged since its inception. Remember great sound? We do, too. The Forte III enclosure is still made in the USA, by proud craftsmen in Hope, Arkansas. Just like Paul W. Klipsch (PWK) intended.FEATURESHIGH EFFICIENCY, HIGH PERFORMANCE LOUDSPEAKERThe Forte III hosts a three-way design utilizing a 12" woofer and horn-loaded midrange and tweeter. The new Forte III utilizes all 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 utilizes patented technology to improve coverage and control of the key mid-frequency band.PASSIVE RADIATOR YIELDS FULL RANGE PERFORMANCEIn 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.BOOK-MATCHED WOOD VENEERKlipsch only 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 provide a mirror image at the splice joint - like turning the pages of a book. This gives each speaker a more aesthetically appealing and consistent appearance that is treasured more than any other cut of wood veneer.MATCHED PAIRSEach pair of Forte III loudspeakers is grain-matched using wood veneer panels that come from the same timber. Each cabinet is carefully matched so that each speaker in the pair is practically indistinguishable from the other. The speakers move seamlessly together through the factory. Each finished product is inspected and labeled with sequential serial numbers, ensuring that each pair of speakers leave the factory as a meticulously crafted set.BUILT TO LASTNo detail goes unnoticed. Klipsch speakers are built to rock the house and stand the test of time. The Forte III is meticulously handcrafted and assembled using the finest quality materials, even down to the highest-grade adhesives and fasteners. This is a speaker that will be handed down for generations to come.

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General Information

Manufacturer Website Address
Brand NameKlipsch
Product TypeSpeaker
ManufacturerKlipsch Audio Technologies
Product LineHeritage
Manufacturer Part Number1064231
Packaged Quantity1
Product NameForte III 3-Way 12" Horn-Loaded Loudspeaker

Technical Information

Minimum Frequency Response38 Hz
Crossover Type3-way
Sensitivity99 dB
RMS Output Power100 W
Impedance8 Ohm
Maximum Frequency Response20 kHz
Driver Type25.40 mm Titanium Tweeter
PMPO Output Power400 W

Physical Characteristics

Form FactorFloor Standing
Width419.1 mm
Depth330.2 mm
Weight Approximate32.66 kg
Height914.4 mm
ColourDistressed Oak
Dimensions914.4 mm (H): 419.1 mm (W): 330.2 mm (D)


Country of OriginUnited States
Environmentally FriendlyYes
Environmental CertificationWEEE

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