(February 1, 2021) Klipsch is kicking off its 75th year of existence with the re-release of a classic design. Now entering its fourth iteration, the Klipsch Forte IV offers audio fans access to new cosmetics and advancements in acoustic engineering while staying true to its general design and performance roots.
The Forte line was originally launched in 1985 and last updated during 2017. Klipsch’s latest version is available in four different finishes (American Walnut, Natural Cherry, Black Ash, and Distressed Oak) through Certified Klipsch Heritage Dealers. Each speaker pairing features grain-matched wood veneer panels harvested from the same lumber and is stamped and carefully ushered through the manufacturing process to ensure natural consistencies.
The speaker itself is a three-way design that’s been revoiced thanks to all-new components. The front-firing 12-inch woofer is mated to a rear-mounted 15-inch passive radiator, delivering playback down to 38 Hz. And its new 1-inch Titanium diaphragm compression tweeter and 1.75-inch Polyimide Compression midrange driver are both horn-loaded for a smooth and powerful response. Additionally, the inclusion of a new wide dispersion high-frequency phase plug ensures an accurate high-frequency response.
The backside of the Forte IV houses beefy speaker posts mounted on an aluminum panel, capable of accommodating bi-amp or bi-wire configurations. Much like other Klipsch speakers, the Forte IV is incredibly easy to drive (8 0hms, 99dB sensitivity), while its sturdy 3/4-inch MDF cabinet remains room-friendly (37.75-inches H x 16.63-inches wide x 13-inches deep, 72 lbs).
Priced at $4,500 per pair, the Klipsch Forte IV is shipping now. For more details, visit www.klipsch.com.