Forte IV Loudspeaker
Celebrating its 75th anniversary, Klipsch has introduced its new Forte IV, which is part of the company’s Heritage series.
The company states the original Forte made its debut back in 1985 and went out of production in 1996. Klipsch notes the third iteration of the Forte was made available in 2017, and the latest version of the speaker features updated design elements.
Klipsch points out the Forte IV’s 3-way design utilizes a 12-inch woofer, along with a horn-loaded midrange and tweeter that includes titanium compression drivers. The company explains the speaker’s K-702 midrange compression driver is mated to a modified Tractrix horn with Klipsch’s Mumps technology that is said to produce consistent sound throughout the listening area.
The Forte IV also incorporates a rear-mounted 15-inch passive radiator that helps its low frequency output, and Klipsch emphasizes the speaker has been revoiced with new internal crossover network components.
Some of the other features the speaker provides include aluminum input panels and binding posts to support bi-amping and bi-wiring configurations.
Klipsch adds the Forte IV is also room friendly through its 13-inch depth and narrow footprint.
The speaker is available in a choice of American walnut, natural cherry, black ash and distressed oak finishes.