Indianapolis-based Klipsch is relaunching a new version of its Forte speaker, one of its best-selling of all time. The Forte IV is a member of the Heritage series, the original Forte having made its debut in 1985. The company ceased production of the model in 1996, reintroduced a third iteration in 2017 and now here’s the 2021 model, which features: “updated cosmetics and the latest advancements in acoustic engineering, while maintaining the elegant design and powerful performance.”
The Klipsch Forte IV hosts a three-way design utilising a 305mm bass driver and a new K-702 midrange compression driver mated to a modified proprietary Tractrix horn with patented Mumps technology. It also comes with a new wide-dispersion high-frequency phase plug to ensure the last octave matches the coverage pattern of the midrange and high-frequency horns.
Klipsch claims: “the rear-mounted 380mm passive radiator produces greater bass output and extension and the Forte IV has been completely revoiced from its predecessor, utilising premium componentry in an all-new high-fidelity network for truer to life sound with best-in-class efficiency and power handling.
“Premium aluminium input panels accommodate large, high-quality loudspeaker cables, while strong binding posts allow for bi-wiring or bi-amping. At just 330mm deep, the Klipsch Forte IV solves space issues with its narrow, shallow footprint, while still delivering room-filling, quality sound.”
Each pair of Forte IV loudspeakers is grain-matched using wood veneer panels and they’re available in four standard finish options – American Walnut, Natural Cherry, Black Ash and Distressed Oak.