HTF News Editor
- Nov 1, 2017
- United Kingdom
- Real Name
- Martin Dew
Klipsch has released a new version of its legacy Forte speakers, the original of which was designed in 1985. The new $4,500-per-pair Forte IV loudspeakers form part of the Klipsch Heritage series with the cabinets themselves hand-made in the US. The Forte speakers went out of production from 1996 until 2017, but the revamped products receive updated cosmetics and acoustic advancements with each release iteration.
The new speakers include a three-way design with 12-inch woofer and horn-loaded midranges and tweeters with titanium compression drivers. According to Klipsch, a new K-702 midrange compression driver is also mated to a modified proprietary Tractrix horn with patented ‘Klipsch Mumps’ technology for better mid frequencies and “consistent sound” throughout the listening area.
As well as a newly-designed wide dispersion high frequency phase plug – so the last octave matches the coverage...