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
HIGH EFFICIENCY, HIGH PERFORMANCE LOUDSPEAKER
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.
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.
BOOK-MATCHED WOOD VENEER
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.
BUILT TO LAST
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.
FREQUENCY RESPONSE (+/- 3 dB) 38Hz – 20kHz
SENSITIVITY1 99dB @ 2.83V / 1m
POWER HANDLING (CONT/PEAK) 100W / 400W
MAXIMUM SPL 116dB Continuous
NOMINAL IMPEDANCE 8 ohms Compatible
CROSSOVER FREQUENCY HF: 5.2kHz
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)
California Black Walnut
Note: California Black Walnut, like most exotic
hardwoods, will vary dramatically in color, grain
pattern, texture, and other naturally occurring
characteristics. This is due to the seasonal or
geographical differences which affect the growth
patterns where the trees are harvested.