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Klipsch Brings Back Forte Speaker

Klipsch has revived its best-selling Forte loudspeaker, which has been out of production since 1996. 

The first- and second-gen Forte speakers combine to be the company’s best-selling speakers of all time, a company spokeswoman told TWICE. When asked what motivated the company to bring it back, she called it “a natural evolution and building block of the Klipsch Heritage series — the missing link between the Heresy and Cornwall.”

The Forte III features a three-way design with a 12-inch woofer and horn-loaded midrange and tweeter. The midrange horn incorporates a modified Tractrix design with Mumps technology to improve coverage and control of the key mid-frequency band, said Klipsch.

The Forte III also uses a 15-inch rear-mounted passive radiator for greater bass output and extension.

At just 13 inches deep, the Klipsch Forte III can be used in narrow, shallow spaces. The speakers are currently available in American walnut, natural cherry, black ash and distressed oak.

Suggested retail for each speaker is $1,800.