Forte III Special Edition Matte Black

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As part of the re-introduction of the Forte III, Klipsch will memorialize the launch by offering two special edition versions using high end finishes and custom grille treatments. Only 70 pairs will be made of this special edition Forte featuring a Matte Black finish and Silver Luster grille cloth. 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. 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.

Features:

  • High efficiency, full range loudspeaker
  • Limited-edition Matte Black finish and Silver Luster grille cloth
  • Only 70 pairs made
  • Special edition plaque hand-signed by the craftsmen
  • Designed and made in the USA with domestic and imported components
  • 15" Passive Radiator for full range performance
  • Book-Match wood veneer sold as grain-matched pairs
  • Built to last
Forte III next to a table with a radio transmission

LIMITED EDITION

This will be a limited production run. Each speaker will feature a small special edition plaque, located on the back of the enclosure, and is hand-signed by the craftsman.

Two Forte III matt blacks without grilles

HIGH EFFICIENCY + HIGH PERFORMANCE

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.

Forte III matte black without grille

NEW PATENTED MIDRANGE

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.

Forte III Matte Black with and without grille

DESIGNED AND MADE IN THE USA

USING DOMESTIC AND IMPORTED COMPONENTS

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.

Forte III subwoofer

15" PASSIVE RADIATOR

YIELDS FULL RANGE PERFORMANCE

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.

Forte III matte black widthe comparison

MORE DEPTH - LESS DEEP

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.

Forte III rear view

Quality Assurance

We built the Forte III with high-quality, heavy-duty bi-wire capable input terminals to cater to your desired audio preference.

Paul W. Klipsch wood lathe

WELCOME TO THE FAMILY

Heritage Series Loudspeakers

Even though PWK had hand-picked Gary Gillum to succeed himself as chief engineer (the first ever hired) he continued to be intimately involved in loudspeaker research, often contributing key technologies and improvements to the Forte’s design. Paul’s hand was ever-guiding, especially with the speaker’s crossover network, insisting that “all speakers should be fine-tuned by the human ear." Thus, we've inducted the Forte III into the Heritage Series Loudspeaker family.

SEE HERITAGE SERIES

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