Klipsch bringing back Forte

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by SKBubba, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. SKBubba

    SKBubba Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Apologies if this has already mentioned, but Klipsch has announced the Forte III...



    Shipping later this year, $3800/pair.
     
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  2. McLover

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    Of the Extended Heritage family designed on PWK core concepts, the Fortes are my favorite. A welcome revival.
     
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  3. russk

    russk Forum Resident

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    I'm definitely going to hear a pair. They have what the designer refers to as "all the tricks" he has learned incorporated into them including an improved midrange horn. A pair in that Black California Walnut with lamb's wool grills would look good in my room.
     
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  4. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

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    I used to have a pair of Forte II's...or was it the Chorus II's? I always get them confused. Anyway...they were great speakers. I wish I still had them.
     
  5. Stereosound

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  6. Stereosound

    Stereosound Forum Resident

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    The one responsible for bringing them back:
     
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  7. Mitsuman

    Mitsuman Forum Resident

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    I really wonder how they will sound, since the original exponential horn in the Forte's is a totally different beast than a tractrix horn.
     
  8. dadbar

    dadbar Forum Resident

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    Wow....it looks like Klipsch is bringing back Don Rickels too.
     
  9. russk

    russk Forum Resident

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    Thanks that is a great video. I hadn't seen that yet.
     
  10. russk

    russk Forum Resident

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    The Forte 2 had a tractrix horn. The horn in the Forte 3 is supposed to be a fair improvement over it.
     
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  11. Mitsuman

    Mitsuman Forum Resident

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    That's good, but I prefer the sound of the original.
     
  12. Stereosound

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  13. russk

    russk Forum Resident

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    I'm looking forward to hearing them. These and the new Tannoy Legacy series are very interesting. Can't wait to hear them.
     
  14. James Bennett

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  15. 500Homeruns

    500Homeruns Peaceful Punk

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    I would love to have a pair of these speakers and a Raven Nighthawk integrated.
     
  16. allied333

    allied333 TUBE AMPLIFIER REBUILDER - inquire

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    Hopefully the Forte III are better than earlier models. I had original Forte. Upgraded to the expensive magnesium diaphragm horns & rebuilt the crossovers with premium parts. It still was an average sounding speaker. I unloaded them, but did get my money back.
     
  17. Maccamera

    Maccamera Active Member

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    I have owned a set of the new Klipsch Forte iii’s for 2 months now. I got them to replace my Spendor A5r’s which my dog and any small visiting children would easily tip over. It was a safety thing plus we were looking at growing our family. The Forte’s weigh 72 lbs each and have a large footprint that prevent tipping over like the Spendors. The joy, however, came in the sound. The Spendors, for example, sounded very precise reproducing a piano. Almost like the microphone picked up ONLY the resonance of the strings of the piano. The Forte’s, to my surprise, plunked down a full grand piano with the resonances of the shaped wood and open top in my living room. My wife was amazed at how “full” and “complete” the new speakers sounded compared to the other “audiophile” ones we had before. Obviously, room acoustics (mine are admittedly poor), complimenting equipment, etc plays a giant roll in sound reproduction. But, in my house with my gear and my vinyl, the Forte iii’s allow me to enjoy the music without constantly trying to hear something that might not be there or making tiny little adjustments in my system. They just fill me and my room up.
     
  18. James Bennett

    James Bennett Forum Resident

    Go on then, let's see a picture.
     
  19. Maccamera

    Maccamera Active Member

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  20. Maccamera

    Maccamera Active Member

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    Newbie to forums...how do I post a pic? I copied and pasted one, but, it didn’t work (unless the admin has to approve it first)
     
  21. Mitsuman

    Mitsuman Forum Resident

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    What were you powering them with?
     
  22. Taylor7108

    Taylor7108 Active Member

    I would also love to know what amp you are using, as I am considering the Forte iii or Dynaudio Excite x38 for my hifi system using a Rega Elicit R. Still in love with them?
     
  23. daytona600

    daytona600 Forum Resident

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    heard a pair in dealers with a tiny Unison Reareach Simply Italy 12wpc ( EL34) amp & they filled a very large room
     
  24. libertycaps

    libertycaps Forum Resident

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    I'm sure they sound fab, but talk about sticker shock! Happily staying with a very similar design, but with 15" woofers......Chorus IIs w/ Crites.
     
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  25. theron d

    theron d Forum Resident

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    any brightness or fatique?
     
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