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Klipsch Debuts Forte IV Loudspeakers

Features updated cosmetics and the latest advancements in acoustic engineering.

Klipsch Forte IV

Klipsch has announced the release of the new Forte IV loudspeaker, one of its best-selling speakers. The Forte IV is a member of the Klipsch Heritage series and the loudspeaker cabinet is handcrafted in the USA.

The original Forte is made its debut in 1985 but was out of production from 1996 until its third iteration was introduced in 2017. The new Klipsch Forte IV speakers feature updated cosmetics and the latest advancements in acoustic engineering, while maintaining the elegant design and powerful performance that have made them so popular.

The speaker hosts a three-way design utilizing a 12-inch woofer and horn-loaded midrange and tweeter, with all new state-of-the-art titanium compression drivers. The new K-702 midrange compression driver is mated to a modified proprietary Tractrix horn with patented Klipsch Mumps technology for even mid frequencies and consistent sound. A newly designed wide dispersion high-frequency phase plug ensures the last octave matches the coverage pattern of the midrange and high frequency horns. The rear-mounted 15-inch passive radiator produces greater bass output and extension.

The Forte IV has been completely revoiced from its predecessor, utilizing premium componentry in an all-new high-fidelity network for truer to life sound with best-in-class efficiency and power handling. Premium aluminum input panels accommodate large, high-quality speaker cables, while strong binding posts allow for bi-wiring or bi-amping.

At just 13 inches deep, the Klipsch Forte IV solves space issues with its narrow, shallow footprint. Each pair of Forte IV loudspeakers is grain-matched using wood veneer panels that are harvested from the same timber. The speakers move together through the factory and the finished product is inspected and labeled with sequential serial numbers, ensuring that each pair of speakers is a matched set.

The Forte IV (MSRP $4500/pair) is available now through Certified Klipsch Heritage Dealers in four standard finish options — American Walnut, Natural Cherry, Black Ash, and Distressed Oak.

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