In celebration of its 75th anniversary, Klipsch has introduced the Forte IV loudspeaker, a modern take on one of the company’s best-selling speakers of all time.
The Forte IV is a member of the Klipsch Heritage series, and the loudspeaker cabinet is handcrafted in the US.
The original Forte debuted in 1985 to much fanfare but was out of production from 1996 until its third iteration was introduced in 2017.
The new Klipsch Forte IV speakers feature updated cosmetics and the latest advancements in acoustic engineering, while maintaining the design and powerful performance elements that have made them so popular, according to the company.
About the Klipsch Forte IV
The Klipsch Forte IV speaker hosts a three-way design, utilizing a 12-inch woofer and horn-loaded midrange and tweeter, with all new titanium compression drivers for a smoother and more powerful response.
An all-new K-702 midrange compression driver is mated to a modified proprietary Tractrix horn with patented Klipsch Mumps technology for even mid frequencies and consistent sound throughout the listening area.
A newly designed wide dispersion high-frequency phase plug is meant to ensure the last octave matches the coverage pattern of the midrange and high frequency horns.
The rear-mounted 15-inch passive radiator produces greater bass output and extension.
The Forte IV has been completely re-voiced from its predecessor, utilizing premium componentry in an all-new high-fidelity network for truer to life sound with best-in-class efficiency and power handling.
Premium aluminum input panels accommodate large, high-quality speaker cables, while strong binding posts allow for bi-wiring or bi-amping.
At just 13 inches deep, the Klipsch Forte IV solves space issues with its narrow, shallow footprint, while still delivering room-filling, quality sound.
Grain-matched Wood Veneer
Each pair of Forte IV loudspeakers is grain-matched using wood veneer panels that are harvested from the same timber. The speakers move seamlessly together through the factory, and the finished product is inspected and labeled with sequential serial numbers, ensuring that each pair of speakers is a matched set.
The Forte IV (MSRP $4,500 pr.) is available now through an exclusive network of Certified Klipsch Heritage Dealers in four standard finish options – American Walnut, Natural Cherry, Black Ash, and Distressed Oak.