The 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.
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.
Don’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.
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.
Klipsch 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.
Each 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.
No 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.
The Forte III is designed to fill large rooms with amazing sound without sacrificing too much floor space. At a mere 13" (33cm) deep, the Forte III is the thinner than any Heritage Series or Reference Premiere floor standing speaker - yet still able to deliver incredible, robust acoustics.
The Forte III real-wood veneer comes in four distinct finishes including Distressed Oak, Cherry, Black Ash and Walnut - all designed to blend into your home's décor.
We built the Forte III with high-quality, heavy-duty bi-wire capable input terminals to cater to your desired audio preference.
|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; 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|
|Black Knit Grille Cloth||American Walnut, Natural Cherry, Black Ash Finishes|
|Lambswool Grille Cloth||Distressed Oak Finish|
|Product Weight (lbs.)||72|
|Color Finish Name||Walnut|
|Manufacturer Warranty||10 Year|
|RMS Power Handling (Watts)||400|
|Number of Speakers||2|
|Speaker Type||Floor-Standing Speakers|