After 21 Years, Klipsch Reintroduces the Forte III
Klipsch's long and storied history has a few important highlights. One of the most memorable was the Forte III. First launched in 1985, the 11-year run was truly a highlight for the loudspeaker company ready to make its mark in the world.
Twenty-one years later, the Forte III is back.
Technology has moved a long way from what a "traditional" speaker should look like. The bold, boxy designs no longer anchor a home theater. In their place, speakers have become increasingly subtle, until you turn them on and reveal in twenty years of technology advancements.
The Forte III is the best of both of those worlds. Sporting a more 'traditional look' the Forte III has a 12-inch woofer, a horn-loaded midrange, and a tweeter with titanium compression drivers. At "only" 13-inches deep, Klipsch says the speaker is a bit more modest than the old-school aesthetic. The Forte II also has a hidden 15-inch rear-mounted passive radiator that is sure to shake any room.
The Forte III is on sale in the U.S., starting at $1800 per speaker. The finishes, including natural cherry, American walnut, black ash, and distressed oak all come standard, but the matte black starts at $2,000 and the California black walnut with lambswool grille tops at $2300.